The Old Fashioned

BA SCORE
92
outstanding

77 Ratings
The Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

23 N Pinckney St
Ste 1
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4207
United States

(608) 310-4545 | map
theoldfashioned.com

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 01-17-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Took my mom here last year for her birthday. A decent selection of local brews on tap. The place had a considerable dinner crowd, and we were seated by the door, so it was pretty cold with all the coming and going. The waitstaff was attentive and polite, and we ordered a sample plate that had the type of crazy sampler stuff that I like. I also remember ordering some smoked fish, and a sandwich, both of which were quite tasty. The atmosphere and dim but ample lighting was pleasant, the prices not low, but reasonable considering the food was of a higher caliber than your average joint, and the overall selection was ample, and up anyone's alley. I intended to come back again soon, but have not. I should.

Edited Sept 09: Went back here numerous times this year. Food keeps getting better, service was good, and I joined the passport dealy where you check off the 300 beers one by one from Wisconsin. I had this beer cheddar soup that was absolutely awesome, but a little heavy to the point that I wasn't that hungry anymore afterward.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tommy5
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of deedric
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Fun and relaxed place to catch some typical wisconsin fare along with a huge beer menu...you will find pleanty of quality beer to enjoy...cross the street from the state house dome...as everybody has noted, watch out for crowds at prime times, we went during the week at about 9 for dinner...sat right away, great service...food and beer on point, had a great time..

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Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place was super busy on a Tuesday night during winter break. The beer quality and selection are great! All beers are $5 a pint or less...even a Bourbon Barrel aged stout. The food was great..string onions, cheese curds, etc.

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Photo of tourdot
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

A must-stop, family friendly place with a ton of great Wisconsin food and beer. Remember, its WI only beer but they have over 100 varieties including some really great offerings at very reasonable prices. The food is outstanding; fish fry and cheese curds are my favorite. Due to its reputation and location, this place does get very busy so expect a crowd if you are going during meal hours. They have a full food and beer menu available on their website.

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Photo of Abbbp
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I Just want everyone to know not to get the $75 cheese. Other than that, it was a tremendous night of laughter and fare- solid people, tremendous service, and the beer selection was heavy on quality WI brew no doubt.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djhowell
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Shluffy
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of atone315
4.14/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of redleg411
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of italianstallion
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for lunch during a long drive from Chicago to Toppling Goliath. As advertised they have a huge selection of both drafts and bottles. Being from out of state there were probably 20+ brews I could have chosen and been satisfied with; a lot of good sounding locals brews I had never heard of. Food and vibe were both good as well. Old school, down to earth dining room and bar with mostly wood interior. Had the WI brat sandwich and also sampled some of a fish sandwich. Both were on-point for a cheap lunch sandwich. Recommended by the only person I knew of from WI and definitely made the perfect stop for lunch.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI
4.14 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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