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!fish fry pic

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

Fall Hours Start Tuesday, September 6th

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)




News & Events

Customer Appreciation Day at Nau-Ti-Gal – Sunday August 21st

There is nobody that von Rutenberg Ventures (Betty Lou Cruises, Mariner’s Waterfront Restaurant, Captain Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant and Westport Marine) appreciates more, more >

Nau-Ti-Gal Summer Live Music Schedule

Blues Party

We have booked all our bands for every Thursday and Saturday nights this summer! You can check out who’s playing on the live music page! We’re looking forward to a great summer!

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 >

Last Chance Shrimp Boil at Nau-Ti-Gal

Last Shrimp Boil at Nautigal! 
Join us Saturday, August 20th at 5:30 p.m. and see what the excitement is all about! $15.00 for a heaping plate of Steaming Hot Shrimp, Sausage, Corn and Potatoes. Don’t forget about the Corn Bread and Dessert.


$5 Don Q Hurricanes
$5 Milagro Margaritas
$5 Jimmy (Beam) Punch
Live Music by Feralcats
Get Nauti, Feel Good!

Please Drink Responsibly.

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