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!

Closed Superbowl Sunday!

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)


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

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 >

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Back to the 80’s Party

Step back in time!  You are invited to our Back to the 80’s party Saturday, January 21st.  Get prepared by stocking up on Aqua Net hair spray and some blue eye shadow. Dig out those lace gloves and stonewashed high waisted blue jeans! Guys feather that hair or show off that mullet!

 Riled Up will be playing all of your favorite 80’s music starting at 8:00 p.m.

Dress up and receive a free apple pie shot or boogie juice!

Boogie on Down for our great drink specials!


$2 Domestic Pints

$3 Craft Pints

$1 Apple Pie Shots

$1 Boogie Juice

Band plays until 11:00 p.m. Get nauti, feel good!