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 pm – close, kitchen open until 9 pm

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

Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Brunch only

Sunday 2:00 pm, lunch menu starts 

Sunday 4:00 pm, dinner menu starts, kitchen 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

 Volleyball Leagues now forming, click for more information!



News & Events

Celebrate Graduation at the Nau-Ti-Gal

imagesIt took hard work and determination to get where you are today!  Come celebrate this special occasion with us!

We have plenty of room inside or out on the deck!

View our menu at

Shrimp Boils Are Back

Shrimp Boils are Back!  shrimp-boil-pic-2
Join us June 2nd and see what the excitement is all about!

Volleyball Leagues filling up!

VolleyballSign up now…don’t miss the great discount for early sign-up

Leagues for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights

Click here to see how you can save money!!!

Monday, April 25th – open for the season

summerhoursMonday, April 25th – we are open for the Season

Mondays – Thursdays open at 4 pm

Fridays and Saturdays – open at 11 am

Sundays – open at 10 am, serving brunch til 2pm

Lunch menu starts at 2 pm

It’s getting to be Wedding season!

wedding receptions

Outside Wedding Receptions up to 200 people

Appetizer or Dinner Buffet up to 200 people

Call 608-246-3130 and ask for Gayle

Click here for Weddings and Banquets Buffet Menu

Month of May, Saturday Night Specials


mayPrime Rib and Lobster for $24.99



Served with a choice of garlic mashed potatoes, steamed veggies or French fries and a choice of our famous Clam Chowder or house salad