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 Winter Hours (thru April 27th, 2015)

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

The Nau-Ti-Gal will be closed for Brunch Sunday, February 1st


News & Events

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.

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.

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.

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!

#1 Brunch in Madison Gets a Make Over

For NTG 7One of the newest additions to our brunch is a build your own parfait bar. It includes vanilla yogurt, granola, raisins, & fresh fruit. We have also added Huevos Rancheros to our popular omelette station. We are also are introducing a couple healthier salad options to our brunch. Now at brunch, you may try our delicious Greek Cucumber or Mediterranean Cuscus salad.

Nau-Ti-Gal Live Music Winter Schedule

Even through the dreaded winter months are quickly approaching, we will be hosting Live Music here at the restaurant! We will have a different band for just about every  month throughout the entire winter months. We have some fantastic new bands coming to the restaurant as well as some great musicians from the Summer returning for the winter season! Here is the schedule with events that will be going on:

For NTG 85

Thursday, January 22nd,7:00 – 10:00 pm: Mark Croft at our “Got Cabin Fever?” event

Saturday (March 14th, TBD): The Scrubbers – A true Irish band at our St. Pats celebration event!

Thursday (April 23rd, TBD): Baby Rocket at our Beach Party event… You could win amazing door prizes!

We hope that you and your loved ones can join us out here during the cold miserable winter months!