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 Summer Hours (April 21st – September 2nd )

Monday – Thursday 4:00 – close

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close

Sunday 10 am – close

Be Advised: Dinner Service doesn’t begin until 4 pm!

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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

Happy Hour

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



Tap Takeover Events

Sponsored by…

frank beer

Join us at the Nau-Ti-Gal this summer and try some of the best beers from distinguished craft breweries spanning the country! Every weekend we will feature a new brewery, and give you a chance to chat with a representative–whether you’re a  connoisseur, a beginner, or just like the taste of a refreshing beer on a warm summer night, Tap Takeover is guaranteed to be a great time. Check out our calendar tab to see when your favorite brewery will be here!

This Week’s Tap Takeover… 

Featuring a couple of beers brewed right here in the great state of Wisconsin! To be exact, Wisconsin Dells, WI 

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News & Events

Schedule Your Next BIG Event Here!

For NTG 52Thank You to Madison East High School classes of 1982 & 1984 for booking your next high school reunion at the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant! If you are thinking of a place to host your next party or reunion, whether it is a baby shower, birthday party, high school reunion, we have you covered! Call today to schedule your next event with us! (608) 246-3130

Reloaded Rescheduled for September 12th!

For NTG 18Reloaded has been rescheduled for September 12th, 2014! This will not be just any ordinary Live Music event…. more details will be revealed later! Make sure to stay tuned to our website and be sure to mark your calenders today. We would love it if everyone would bring their family & friends to the Reloaded concert at the Nau-Ti-Gal!

Online Version of Menu is Back!

For NTG 32Check out the NEW Menu tab we have listed on our website, and decide what your party would like to order before coming into the restaurant! These menu’s are identical to the one you will find at the restaurant. We even have a Customer Favorite’s Menu & a Gluten Friendly Menu available! Perfect for all members of your party!

Live Music Every Thursday & Saturday

For NTG 1Wonder what everyone keeps talking about when you hear about the great time had by all every Thursday & Saturday at the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant? Come find out for yourself! We will have Live Music for the rest of the summer barring any severe weather!

Low Country Shrimp Boil! Just $15

For NTG 4We will be hosting Shrimp Boil’s all summer long here at The Nau-Ti-Gal. They will be on the 1st Thursday, 2nd Friday, and 3rd Saturday of every month this summer. $15 gets you a heaping plate of Steaming Hot Shrimp, Sausage, Corn, Potatoes, Cornbread and a scrumptious dessert.  If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (608) 246-3130.

Naughty Gayle’s Birthday Bash, September 12!

As most of you may already know, Reloaded has been rescheduled to play at our restaurant on September 12th… That date happens to fall on the day after everyone’s favorite Manager, Gayle’s birthday! To thank her for the exceptional job she does for our restaurant, we have decided to dedicate this concert in her honor! Show your support by coming down to the restaurant and wishing her a Happy Birthday while enjoying some great music next to the water!

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The band will begin around 7 pm and continue until 10 pm! Stop on out before hand, to enjoy the wonderful Happy Hour specials we have available for everyone. Happy Hour includes 1/2 off appetizers, $2 Miller Lite on tap, $2.50 rail mixers, and much more! (To check out our Happy Hour specials view the “Happy Hour” tab at the top of the page) There is no cover to see this wonderful band, all we ask is that you enjoy yourself responsibly, and to dance the night away!


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We are asking that no one bring any gifts for the birthday girl! Mark your calenders today… We can’t wait to see you all here September 12th!