Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009
Milwaukee's Best German Restaurant
As you would expect from a restaurant dating back more than a century (1902, to be exact), Maderâ€™s has a lot of history within its walls. But that mundane expectation is certain to be superseded by this Milwaukee institutionâ€™s $3 million art collection, medieval suits of armor and antiques dating back to the 14th century. But focusing on the ambiance neglects the star attraction: the foodâ€”hearty, timeless German fare that has drawn generations of Milwaukeeans (and more than a few U.S. presidents). As if that werenâ€™t enough, the upper floor gift shop features a wide array of genuine German beer steins, as well as the nationâ€™s largest selection of Hummel figurines.
1041 N. Third St.