The Nau-Ti-Gal Restaurant

Madison's Best Fish Fry

Enjoy delicious Friday night Fish Fry at Nau-Ti-Gal

Nestled along the Yahara River at the north end of Lake Mendota stands The Nau-Ti-Gal, Madison’s favorite casual waterfront restaurant since 1982. A visually stunning location serves as the backdrop for The Nau-Ti-Gal’s equally impressive food and service. Chef Kris Eckles’ emphasis on fresh and local ingredients has inspired a menu sure to please any palate; whether you’re looking for an out-of-the-box option like Fontina Sirloin, a traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry, or a juicy burger made from fresh local ground beef, The Nau-Ti-Gal has you covered. Our friendly and accommodating staff can’t wait to welcome you into our restaurant, so grab your family and friends and meet at The Nau-Ti-Gal!

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Fall Hours (Starting September 2nd)

Thursday 4:00 – close, kitchen open until 9 pm

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close

Kitchen open until 10 pm on Friday and 9 pm on Saturday

Late night munchies available until close at the bar

Be Advised: Dinner Service does not begin until 4 pm!

Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, Brunch only

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

Now available…$10 Bottomless Mimosas
Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Happy Hour

Thursday 4:00 pm – close
Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm



News & Events

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!

For NTG 38You heard right. Beginning this Sunday, our restaurant will be featuring a build your own bloody mary bar at our all-you-can-eat brunch! Whether you like your bloody mary spicy or not, is now entirely up to you. Don’t worry, we will provide you with all the fixens you need to make that perfect bloody mary. And of course, we will be keeping the prices the exact same.

Holiday Party Approaching Quickly!

For NTG 60Our annual Holiday Party will take place on November 29th, from 8-11 pm. At the party, we will have live music featuring Drive By Night, a free food buffet, ridiculously great drink specials, and an atmosphere that you can’t match anywhere else. All guests in attendance wearing a Santa hat will receive a free drink from us. This will be a night full of laughter and great memories!

Book Your Next Holiday Party With Us!

For NTG 49We want to save you the hassle of having to plan everything yourself this holiday season. Let us work with you to come up with the best party idea. We can accommodate up to 50 people for sit down dinners, & 100 people for cocktail/appetizer parties. Buffet, and special menu items available as well. Be sure to give Gayle a call to schedule your next Holiday Party with us.

Kids Eat Free On Thursday’s!!

For NTG 115Starting in November, kids eat FREE every Thursday evening. Kids must order from the kids menu, and there can only be 2 kids per adult! We appreciate all the business we receive not only from the adults but your kids as well. We know that the key to happy parents is happy kids, and we are hoping this will get you one step closer to that happiness. Deal good through end of March.

Thursday Night Football & Badger Football!

For NTG 5Specials for Thursday Night Football & Badger Football Saturday are Happy Hour drink specials all night long every Thurs. evening, & during the game on Sat. Also, we are giving away a free shot for every Badger touchdown! Food specials are Wings 3 Ways, Nachos, & Potato Skins.  Available on Thurs. evenings & during game on Sat!

Holiday Party November 29th!

The annual Nau-Ti-Gal Holiday Party returns November 29th, from 8-11 pm. Our Holiday Party is our way of saying Thank You to all of our wonderful guests for your continued support of our locally owned restaurant not only through the amazing summer months, but through these dreaded winter months as well! Thank You.

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The Holiday Party will feature live music by Drive By Night. Drive By Night is known for playing some great Classic Rock, and Pop music. At the party we will also be hosting a FREE food buffet, and drink specials that you cannot say no to.We also are inviting all of our guests to dress in holiday apparel. All guests who show up to the party in a Santa hat will receive a FREE drink! Make sure you grab a friend or two and kick off the holiday season right by joining us down here for a night of fun and great memories!


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