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. Our emphasis on fresh and local ingredients has inspired a menu sure to please any palate; whether you’re looking for 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!


Summer Hours 

Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. (Brunch 10 am – 2 pm)


Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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


Happy Hour
Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

News & Events

Get Nauti with Phil Gnarly and the Tough Guys

300x300Join us Saturday, May 27th for a gnarly and nauti evening with Phil Gnarly and the Tough Guys! Music starts at 7:00 and will be a great way to end the Wurst of Times at Bratfest by following the party to the Nau-Ti-Gal! Tell your friends. Don’t forget to ask about our drink specials.

Nau-Ti-Gal Summer Live Music Schedule

14383349_10210773548353850_357730792_nTime to get excited! 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!

Have your Shower, Reception, or Party here!

nautigal bar funNau-ti-gal is a great environment for hosting Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Wedding Receptions, Graduation Party, or any other personal party! We cater to any size group! Call for more details and see how we can make your day special.


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 >

Nothing Says Summer Like A Shrimp Boil at Nau-Ti-Gal

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Join us Thursday, June 1st 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.



Ask about our drink specials!
Live Music by Riled Up!
Get Nauti, Feel Good!

Please Drink Responsibly.