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 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!

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday 4:00 – close, kitchen open until 10 pm

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close, kitchen open until 10 pm

Late night munchies available until close at the bar

Sunday 10 am – close.  Brunch only from  10 am until 2 pm, lunch menu will start at 2 pm.

Sunday we are serving dinner at 4 pm and kitchen is open until 9 pm

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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

Happy Hour

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

News & Events

Nau-Ti-Gal’s Frist Shrimp Boil

For NTG 5Shrimp Boil

Thursday, June 4th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

$15.00 for a heaping plate of Steaming Hot Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and Potatoes. Don’t forget about the Corn Bread and Dessert.





Nautigal Summer Live Music Schedule

We have booked all our bands for every Thursday and Saturday nights this summer! You can check out who’s playing in the calendar on our site! We’re looking forward to a great summer!For NTG 85For NTG 107

Have your Shower, Reception, or Party here!

Nautigal is a great environment for hosting Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Wedding Receptions, Graduation Party, or any other personal party! We cater to large parties! Call for a reservation 608-246-3130. IMG_7065_opt

Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!

You 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.


#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.

Father’s Day Brunch

fathers day

Sunday, June 21st 9:00 am – 2 pm

$27.99 per Adult, $9.99 for kids 9 – 12 and $6.99 for kids 8 and under

Reservation accepted

Included in the Father’s Day Brunch

Chef Carved Prime Rib * Honey Glazed Ham* Boneless Leg of Lamb

    Smoked Salmon* Turkey and Gravy * Shrimp Cocktail 

Cheesy Hash browns * Garlic Mashed Potatoes * Eggs Benedict 

Eggs Continental * Bacon * Sausage * Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

 Betty Lou’s French Toast * Belgian Waffles * Made to Order Omelets

 Fresh Salads * Cookie dough 

Assorted Desserts and Pastries

 Build your own Ice Cream Sundae and Yogurt Parfait Bar

and a Juice Bar to include…

Orange, Papaya, Grapefruit and Cranberry juice