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 Fall Hours (Starting September 2nd)

Thursday 4:00 – close

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – close

Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, Brunch only

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

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



News & Events

Kids Eat Free On Thursday’s!!

For NTG 115Starting in November, kids eat FREE every Thursday evening. Kids must order from the kids menu, and there can only be 2 kids per adult! We appreciate all the business we receive not only from the adults but your kids as well. We know that the key to happy parents is happy kids, and we are hoping this will get you one step closer to that happiness. Deal good through end of March.

Costume Party! October 31st, 8-11 pm.

For NTG 22If your costume idea blows everyone else’s out of the water, it could pay off BIG time! 1st place in our costume contest takes home a $100 gift certificate to our restaurant! There will be prizes for 2nd & 3rd place as well. Live Music by Baby Rocket, and some amazing drink specials like The Vampire’s Kiss for $6, $5 Boo Berry Scream, $5 Black Cats, $3 Zombie Shots, & $2 Cabo Shots!

Thursday Night Football & Badger Football!

For NTG 5Specials for Thursday Night Football & Badger Football Saturday are Happy Hour drink specials all night long every Thurs. evening, & during the game on Sat. Also, we are giving away a free shot for every Badger touchdown! Food specials are Wings 3 Ways, Nachos, & Potato Skins.  Available on Thurs. evenings & during game on Sat!

#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 64Thank You to All of our guest who have decided to host their special events here at the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant! If you are thinking of a place to host your next party whether it is a reunion, baby shower, birthday party, high school reunion, we have you covered! Call today to schedule your next event with us! (608) 246-3130

Halloween Costume Party! (10/31)

Happy Halloween!! Come join us down here at the restaurant this Friday from 8 – 11 pm for our Annual Halloween Costume Party. It is shaping up to be a night full of fun and spookiness. We will be hosting a costume party where the top 3 costumes will win a $100, $75, and $50 gift certificate to our restaurant.


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Terrific, no cover charge, Live Music played throughout the party by Baby Rocket! We will be serving some refreshing Specialty Dry Ice drinks such as, The Vampires Kiss for $6, $5 Boo Berry Scream, & $5 Black Cats. We will also have some great Halloween themed shots like our Zombie Shots for only $3, and $2 Cabo Shots! Mark your calenders and join us out here for a night of fun and make some great memories in the process!


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