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 Summer Hours

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

Fall/Winter Hours start Tuesday, September 8th

We will be open…

Thursday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Brunch only

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

We will be open all day on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day

Lunch starts at 11 am

Dinner starts at 4 pm


News & Events

Wisconsin vs Alabama – 9/5/15 @ 7:00 pm

Wisconsin-footballWe will have the outside bar open for the game

We have added at TV at the outside bar for the event

Come out and enjoy the weather, while you still can

Great food and drink specials, click below for details more >

Live Music, NO COVER

sparks bandThe Sparks Band


Saturday, August 29th

5:30 – 8:30  pm 

No Cover


Customer Appreciation at the Nau-Ti-Gal

nig fb picThank you to everyone who came out for our customer Appreciation

It was a great success with the money we raised for the

Dane County Marine and Trail Enforcement


Nau-Ti-Gal’s LAST Shrimp Boil

For NTG 5Shrimp Boil

Saturday, August 22nd at 5:30 pm

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





Wisconsin vs Alabama


The Badger Game day specials are “spinning hot” this Labor Day Weekend!

We will be adding a TV to the outside bar for the event, come out and enjoy the outside before it gets too cold to do so!

$1 Miller Lite Taps

$2 Nauti Knockouts 

$2 Shots of Jim Beam Fire


$2 Pub Chips

$3 Loaded Pub Chips

$3 Ravioli Bites

$5 Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

served with Au Jus and chips