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’s Summer Hours (April 21st – September 2nd )

Monday – Thursday 4:00 – close

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close

Sunday 10 am – close

Be Advised: Dinner Service doesn’t begin until 4 pm!

Voted Madison’s #1 Brunch!

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

Happy Hour

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



Tap Takeover Events

Sponsored by…

frank beer

Join us at the Nau-Ti-Gal this summer and try some of the best beers from distinguished craft breweries spanning the country! Every weekend we will feature a new brewery, and give you a chance to chat with a representative–whether you’re a  connoisseur, a beginner, or just like the taste of a refreshing beer on a warm summer night, Tap Takeover is guaranteed to be a great time. Check out our calendar tab to see when your favorite brewery will be here!

For The Surprise Tap Takeover of The Summer… 

Featuring a few beers brewed in Oregon!

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News & Events

#1 Brunch in Madison Gets a Make Over

For NTG 7One of the newest additions to our brunch is a build your own parfait bar. It includes vanilla yogurt, granola, raisins, & fresh fruit. We have also added Huevos Rancheros to our popular omelette station. We are also are introducing a build your own pasta bar featuring different noodles each week, Marinara & Alfredo sauce, Italian meatballs, and Tomato Basil Chicken.

Schedule Your Next BIG Event Here!

For NTG 52Thank You to Madison East High School classes of 1982 & 1984 for booking your next high school reunion at the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant! If you are thinking of a place to host your next party or reunion, whether it is a baby shower, birthday party, high school reunion, we have you covered! Call today to schedule your next event with us! (608) 246-3130

Live Music Every Thursday & Saturday

For NTG 1Wonder what everyone keeps talking about when you hear about the great time had by all every Thursday & Saturday at the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant? Come find out for yourself! We will have Live Music for the rest of the summer barring any severe weather!

Low Country Shrimp Boil! Just $15

For NTG 4We will be hosting Shrimp Boil’s all summer long here at The Nau-Ti-Gal. They will be on the 1st Thursday, 2nd Friday, and 3rd Saturday of every month this summer. $15 gets you a heaping plate of Steaming Hot Shrimp, Sausage, Corn, Potatoes, Cornbread and a scrumptious dessert.  If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (608) 246-3130.

Social Media

For NTGThe Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant is now actively engaging with our customers on social media, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and coming soon Foursquare. Be sure to like/follow us on one if not all of these social media sites for special offers, and announcements that you can’t find anywhere else!

Brunch Update!

If you have not gotten the opportunity to experience our new and improved brunch selections, make sure you do so this Sunday! We have added a build-your-own parfait station, build-your-own pasta dish section, and much more! We have even made some updates to our omelette station, where omelettes are made just the way you like it. You can now order Huevos Rancheros! Call today to make your reservations (608) 246-3130. If you want to see more pictures, be sure to Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter: @NTGRestaurant & Instagram: ntgwaterfrontrestaurant

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