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The Old Fashioned

) #3 of 776 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ American, ,
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“cheese curds” (375 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a great location and serves delicious food! The menu was fairly extensive, but our favorite item was the cheese platter with the 10 year old cheddar. Reasonably priced with large portions. There was a wait, but we were able to place...More

Thank COOPS4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on our way to a wedding and stopped here for lunch after numerous recommendations from friends. We all enjoyed our meals. Unfortunately within a few hours both my sister and I had stomach problems. We ate different things but both our meals involved...More

Thank tweety874
Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is right next to the capitol building. In the evenings there is a bit of a wait to get in for dinner but seemed to be a popular place. I was in Madison for work and this place was recommended to me. Mostly...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here with a friend, she had what looked to be good as a chicken sandwhich. All I had was a classic old fashion...not many places can make a good one. This place can...should probably try their food next time.

Thank Coffey070
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after a tour of the capital. It was a 25 minute wait for lunch but it is soooo worth it!! We all had burgers and cheese curds and everything was absolutely delicious. We all agreed that these were the best burgers and...More

Thank cgoddeau
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the closest restaurant to our hotel (AC Marriott ) and we were happy that we dodged the raindrops. The food was great and I would really recommend the cheese curds as your 'side' with sandwich. I was excited to try some of the...More

Thank Mimiinthecity0407
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ok, I get it: Midwest casual food is often going to be fried: fries, onions, fish, cheese curds, meats and veggies - if you can fry it, why not? The problem with this method is that after a while, everything begins to taste the same....More

Thank BethCentennial
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the first stop of a pub crawl and we had the most enjoyable time here. Sat at the bar and had some great conversations with customers, as well as the bartenders. We ordered one of the cheese plates along with a flight of...More

Thank JWag211
Reviewed 5 days ago

Goes for a "Fish Camp in the Big Woods" kind of vibe. Nothing gourmet about the food, but it was very good and very plentiful, with cheerful service.

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family came here for lunch and were able to sit down right away, though we did go on a Wednesday. They had a good kid's menu, an amazing beer selection, and some great food options. We had heard good things about the cheese curds...More

Thank annEmac18
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Questions & Answers
Drew G
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
Daniel S
25 January 2017|
Response from JillS259 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-310-4545
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