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The Old Fashioned

23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
+1 608-310-4545
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (58 reviews)
“cheese curds” (366 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 N Pinckney St, Ste 1, Madison, WI 53703-4206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone told us that The Old Fashioned was THE place in Madison to go for cheese curds so we decided we had to give it a try for lunch during a recent weekend trip, and we really enjoyed. One nice thing is that although there...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night at 10 and was a little upset we had to wait 45 minuets for a table. That was until we got our food. It was great. I had jalepenos on my burger and they were actually fresh not canned like...More

1  Thank Josh V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a rough night out, but from what I️ remember this was one of the highlights. 5 star drinks...giving 4 stars because they charge an extra $1.50 for giving you an ice sphere instead of cubes... but honestly, great place with incredible cheese curds.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great American food, excellent service. Definitely worth it! Take the cheese curds with their typical sauce!

Thank Vito A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Fashioned has a good vibe, nicely noisy, but despite eating there several times , the food is consistently dull. The prices are fair but there is nothing exciting about its food. I tried differetn items and realized it is just mediocre food in...More

Thank 195marguerite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old fashion has a menu that should have something for everyone; fish to steak; burgers to prime rib. Very good signature burgers. Their brandy old fashion drinks are hard to beat and they have a huge selection of beers. Just across the street from...More

Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love eating here... just not when it's busy. Loud. Great burgers. I love the 29 spicy burger (get a fried egg on it). Great beer choices, great fried cheese curds. hommade mac n cheese for the lil' lady too! Go here often.

Thank Steve_S_Was_Here
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the matchstick potatoes and fried cheese curds for apps with ranch and garlic dips. They were very good. Then our entree of chicken n biscuit came in abt a 10" bowl full of 3 biscuits and like the inside of a chicken pot...More

Thank cisco120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into the Old Fashioned around 6:30 pm on a Friday night and were told the wait would be two hours. Undeterred, we gave the host a phone number and went across the street for a drink. The fact that we didn't find a...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you not love a place named The Old Fashioned? Our visit visit started with a short wait for dinner, but we quickly found some seats at the bar. The bartender was amazing and he kept us entertained while we waited for our table....More

Thank gopackgoXO
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Drew G
11 April 2017|
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Daniel S
25 January 2017|
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They do not take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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