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Tornado Steak House

116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
+1 608-256-3570
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family went here for a birthday as a party of 6. Had a nice dinner until I received the bill. Looked like a normal credit card charge with a total and a tip line. What wasn't on it was the fact that they added...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Allen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Madison last minute on a longer drive and were fortunate that we stayed across the street, so eating here late was a choice of convenience. How lucky we were! We walked in at 10 p.m. just as they were finishing dinner service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 943sue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an authentic retro Midwest experience. The food was really good, fish and steak, french onion soup, cheese curds. Everything was amazing. Wish they had some more vegetable options though.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Magdalena P
Reviewed November 18, 2018

My wife and I went to this restaurant for her birthday a couple of days ago. On a positive note, the vibe in this place is great. Lots of people, noise level is high, feels like a fun place to be so go there if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bunnily
Reviewed November 12, 2018

In Madison Wisconsin for a meeting, asked the hotel if there was a good steak house nearby. Took the shuttle over to TORNADO's Steak House. From the outside it appears to be just some little restaurant, the sign does say Steaks. Inside it's small and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to the steakhouse recently with some fairly high expectations. We sat at the bar and ordered some apps prior to our table being ready. During the lengthy wait (which we were fine with) our group was surprised by the consistent lack of courtesy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Luckydogforsure
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The outside of this bar and restaurant does not tell the story of the inside experience. This was recommended to us by a friend as having a great atmosphere and amazing martinis. We ended up having dinner here and can't say enough about the service,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CSowl
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A+ steaks and service. Venison also fabulous. Other interesting meats on menu - rabbit, duck, lamb. Delicious artisan breads. Excellent onion soup. On-street parking 2 blocks from the capitol. Reservations recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brianbalk
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Great upscale steak house, kind of tucked back in a little cove. At least on a Friday night, it was very lively, get there early if you want a seat at the bar, the cocktails are free pour, excellent drinks served by friendly bartenders. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank grammak2017
Reviewed September 29, 2018

My son-in-law went to U of Wisconsin in Madison so we asked him first where we should go to celebrate my wife's birthday. Without hesitation he said "Tornado Room", meaning the Tornado Steakhouse. He said it was pricey but they delivered. He was right. Finding...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Donald J
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Yvonne E
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Response from epnurse | Reviewed this property |
I guess if you order a steak and a veg it would be gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 S Hamilton St, 116 S Hamilton St, 53703, Madison, WI 53703-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-3570
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