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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” (59 reviews)
“cheese curds” (381 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

Fun place to visit, great food! Crowded, with a view of the Capital. People of all ages, toddlers to my ninety year old Mom, every one loves the Old Fashioned!

Thank Z3872BXjuliec
Reviewed 3 days ago

The burger was very tasty, fries were fine and I loved the beer selection. Were here for breakfast as well and had a delicious scramble with goat cheese.

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has some of the best food anywhere in town, bar or otherwise. Awesome cheese curds, amazing burgers. It is always busy though so plan accordingly

Thank BadgerFan47
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great menu, the fish fry is exceptional and nicely priced. Some of the best fried cheese curds in Madison (although they have plenty of competition, too) and the beer was ice cold. They have a beautiful view of the capitol building, too.

Thank plmolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a cool place on the Capitol Square in Madison. Original woodwork on their bars, bar backs and floors! A sign said 799,635 Old Fashions served - we made it 799,636 at brunch before a Sunday morning Badger b-ball game! The hosts & servers were...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went this weekend based on the reviews. The crowd was large and there was no place to stand. We spent 30 mins saying excuse me to staff and patrons trying to get by. It was loud, very loud. Food was decent and on par...More

Thank bclarke292
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Madison for decades I had never been to The Old Fashioned, so I recently met a friend for lunch there. The environment is dark wood with lots of glass facing the Capitol, tables scattered about and in a row along the walls,...More

Thank WillyinWI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular place judging by the crowds and I stopped in based on a recommendation. I had the hamburger and onion rings which were excellent. Many people hang out here for a while in the afternoon so tables are always busy.

Thank Jon5839
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want classic Americana bar food that’s elevated then this is the place! Have the Brandy Old Fashion and start with a plate of Fried Cheese Curds while you wait if one of there delicious dinners. Nightly specials depending on the day of the...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Fashioned is a great restaurant to visit with friends or family! The waitstaff are friendly and the food is delicious! Drinks are fantastic and reasonably priced! Make sure you try the cheese curds!

Thank KellyAnneBlount
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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