The Nau-Ti-Gal Restaurant

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. Our emphasis on fresh and local ingredients has inspired a menu sure to please any palate; whether you’re looking for 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!


Fall/Winter Hours 

Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (brunch only)

April Showers Bring Summer Hours!

Summer Hours Start Monday, May 1st!


Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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


Happy Hour

Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

News & Events

Nau-Ti-Gal Summer Live Music Schedule

14383349_10210773548353850_357730792_nTime to get excited! We have booked all our bands for every Thursday and Saturday nights this summer! You can check out who’s playing on the live music page! We’re looking forward to a great summer!

Beach Party – Thursday, April 27th


Drink Specials / Food Specials

Door Prizes

Let’s kick off the season right!

Come and get all “Riled Up” with the music of Riled Up!

Have your Shower, Reception, or Party here!

nautigal bar funNau-ti-gal is a great environment for hosting Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Wedding Receptions, Graduation Party, or any other personal party! We cater to any size group! Call for more details and see how we can make your day special.


Nau-Ti-Gal Sunday Brunch

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch

$17.99 for adults

$8.99 for kids 8-12

$5.99 for kids 8 and under

Included in the brunch… more >

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Sunday, May 14th

Open Early serving from

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Serving Dinner at 4:00 pm


Reservations:  We do not accept reservations on Mother’s Day.  However, weather permitting, we should have lots of deck and lawn seating.  This should keep any wait times reasonable.



We are busy as ever, getting our restaurant ready for our annual Mother‘s Day Brunch service.  We invite YOU to join us for a spectacular spread featuring Lamb, Ham, Omelets cooked to order, and many more creations to tempt your palate.(see full brunch menu listed below)


   NTG Entry Springtime Mother’s Day Brunch Pricing:

$29.99 for Adults

$9.99 for Children 9-12

$6.99 for Children 8 and under 



Enjoy our award winning brunch featuring 

Judy’s Cucumber Salad*Strawberry Spring Salad*

Nau-Ti-Gal Seafood Salad*Broccoli Cashew Salad*

Nau-Ti-Gal Cookie Dough*Fresh Fruit*

Smoked Salmon*Shrimp Cocktail*Breakfast Potatoes*

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce*Honey Glazed Ham*

Chef Carved Roast Leg of Lamb and Prime Rib*Chicken*

Seafood St. James*Eggs Continental*Eggs Benedict*

Belgian Waffles*Omelettes made to order

*Betty’s French Toast*Assorted Desserts and Pastries*

Sundae Bar featuring Chocolate

Shoppe Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with toppings

…and much more!

Don’t forget our Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s!