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. Chef Adam’s 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!IMG_7068

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Fall Hours

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

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close, kitchen open until 9 pm

Late night munchies available until close at the bar

Sunday 10 am – 2:00 pm Brunch only 

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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 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 kids eat free




(dine in only)


happy-thanksgiving-13948407-1104x1739-1024x650Nau-Ti-Gal’s Holiday Hours


Thursday, November 26th – CLOSED

Friday, November 27th – Opening at 4:00 pm – close

Saturday, November 28th – Open at 11:00 am, Holiday Party at 7 pm

Sunday, November 29th – Open from 10 am – 2 pm, brunch only


Thursday, December 24th – CLOSED

Friday, December 25th – CLOSED

Saturday, December 26th – Open at 11:00 am – close

Sunday, December 27th – Open from 10 am – 2 pm, brunch only


Thursday, December 31st – Opening at 4:00 pm – close

Friday, January 1st – Opening at 4:00 pm – close

Saturday, January 2nd – Open at 11:00 am – close

Sunday, January 3rd – Open from 10 am – 2 pm, brunch only

News & Events

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Paint Night

paint picture 12-15Let’s Get Artsy!!!

Come join us for a two-hour painting session on December 12, from 6-8pm. Any level of artistic ability welcome.

*One free cocktail included.  The cost is $35 per person. Please see Manager, or call to reserve your spot today.  (608)246-3130

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holiday bonus gcYes, that’s correct!! We are now in our Holiday Bonus Season.

For every $100 in gift certificates you buy, you will receive $75 in FREE bonus gift certificates.

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stop in the Nau-Ti-Gal, Mariners Inn or Captain Bills

Customer Holiday Party!

Saturday November 28th Nautigal will be hosting a Customer Holiday Party! We’ll be offering free appetizers and free live music from the band Drive by Night! We love any chance to celebrate and show our customers appreciation. Hope you can make it to this awesome night!

Glasses of champagne with gold ribboned gifts

Halloween Party – Saturday, October 31st

thank_you_pics_4685397548Thank you everyone who attended our Halloween Party this year, they keep getting better and better!

A huge THANK YOU to Riled Up for playing our event and to Massage Elements and MCV Salon for donating our prizes.



Don’t forget to bring your kid’s in on Thursday Nights

Kids eat free off of the children’s menu

(limit 3 kids per adult, dine in only)

Holiday Party and Wine Tasting


Customer Holiday Party

Saturday, November 28th

Wine Tasting – 7 pm

Come in and enjoy an EXCLUSIVE SELECTION of wines for only a $5 tasting fee.  You can pre-order bottles and cases of wine for your holiday gifts at a special price only available to our customers.


Drive by Night