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The Old Fashioned

££ - £££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” (66 reviews)
“cheese curds” (392 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:30 Hours
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 today via mobile

The Old Fashioned is a great place for lunch or breakfast. You have to have their cheese curds. They are the best you will find anywhere.

Thank tdrunc01
Reviewed yesterday

Visited my Lovely Niece and her Handsome husbands home! Great establishment! Awesome Old Fashions! Friendly bar tender!

Thank christy_62_99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Madison, try this restaurant out. It was packed on a Friday night! The bartenders are very proud of the “Old Fashioned” drinks they make. I am a wine drinker, but I have to say, my Old Fashioned was delicious! Don’t miss...More

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best cheese curds here! Also had a delicious burger and a salad with a perfectly cooked piece of salmon. The service was fast and friendly, even on an extremely busy Saturday at lunchtime. We will be back!

Thank MDGal66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The reviews drew us in and was promising as on a busy Saturday afternoon we only waited 5 minutes for a table. However it was all down hill after that. It took over 2 hours for our food to arrive at first we thought the...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Madison near the State Capitol, then you need to stop in & get your cheese curds here! Not just cheese curds, the burgers are pic too! The cheese curds have a really light and fluffy batter that so good with several choices...More

Thank Ryo Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always like to get Curds and drinks here. It is very loud and very busy though. You can not be seated without your entire party.

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Fashioned was recommended by the hotel as the place to be to eat some Wisconsin classic dishes. When we entered I could judge already from the crowd inside that we made the right pick, the place was full. And wow, was the food...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited early evening on taco night. Good range of beers, We both had taco plate (a choice of 3 tacos with rice and beans for $9), Food, beer and service all good.

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at The Old Fashioned while in town for bike and paddling weekend. The triple play cheese plate with pita was a great start. The Old Fashioned were a great addition. Ordered the walleye and the pork shoulder sandwich. Both were cooked just right and...More

Thank tjmm1985
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Questions & Answers
Sharon W
14 March 2018|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. The restaurant is on two levels, so you may have to wait a while to be seated on the level you enter on. It is usually pretty crowded so getting around in a wheelchair might be difficult but... More
Drew G
11 April 2017|
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Response from Eleonora D | Reviewed this property |
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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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