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 Winter Hours (September 29th – April 21st)

Monday – Wednesday we are Closed

Thursday at 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Late Night Menu 9 pm – 11 pm)

KIDS EAT FREE ON THURSDAY NIGHTS (2 kids per adult, from the kids menu)

Friday and Saturday at 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Late Night Menu 9 pm – 11 pm)

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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

Happy Hour

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

Late Night Happy Hour

Friday and Saturday Night
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

*Late night menu available


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News & Events

Picture of the Month Contest

NTG pic'In May we will begin our picture of the month contest, it is simple, all you need to do is like us on Facebook, upload a picture of you and your friends enjoying yourselves at our restaurant and you could win a $15 gift certificate to our restaurant! Winner will be announced on Facebook and will have up to a week to come in a claim their prize.

Late Night Happy Hour at Nau-Ti-Gal

TOV9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday Nights

$2.00 Domestic Bottles, $2.00 Miller Lite Taps, $3.00 Micro Taps, $2.50 Rail Mixers, $3.00 House Wine, $4.00 Three Olive Vodka Mixers, and $4.00 Bombs more >

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Specials

st patsThursday – Saturday 3/13 – 3/15

$10.99 Corned Beef and Cabbage

$2 Miller Lite Taps, $4 Swamp Waters, $3 Lime Vodka Coolers

available on Sunday Brunch 3/16,  10 am – 2 pm


mimosaEvery Sunday brunch from 10 am – 2 pm

$10.00 for bottomless glass

Brunch prices – $16.99 adult, $8.99 kids 8-12 and

$5.99 kids 8 and under

Reservations accepted

Watch the 2014 Olympics at Nau-Ti-Gal with a little taste of Sochi

sochiStoli Vodka Drink Specials

Pomegranate Drink Specials

Russian Food Specials more >

Easter Brunch

easter pictureOpen early, serving from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Reservations:  are accepted by calling 608.246.3130


We are busy as ever, getting our restaurant ready for our annual Easter Brunch service.  We invite YOU to join us for a spectacular spread featuring Lamb, Ham, Omelets cooked to order, and many more creations to tempt your palate.(see full brunch menu listed below)

Easter Brunch Pricing

$25.99 for Adults

$9.99 for Children 9-12

$6.99 for Children 8 and under 

 includes FREE orange juice, cranberry juice and papaya juice


Enjoy our award winning brunch featuring* 

Cucumber Salad * Strawberry Spring Salad

Nau-Ti-Gal Seafood Salad * Broccoli Cashew Salad

Nau-Ti-Gal Cookie Dough * Fresh Fruit

Smoked Salmon * Shrimp Cocktail  * Breakfast Potatoes

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce * Honey Glazed Ham

Chef Carved Roast Leg of Lamb and Prime Rib

 Chicken * Seafood St. James

Eggs Continental * Eggs Benedict * Omelettes made to order

Belgian Waffles* Betty’s French Toast

Assorted Desserts and Pastries

 Sundae Bar featuring Chocolate Shoppe Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with toppings

…and much more!

Don’t forget our bottomless Mimosas for $10

 Bloody Mary’s for $5