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The Nau-Ti-Gal

Madison’s fun place for on the water dining and drinks.


At our restaurant, we really put an emphasis on fun while at the same time maintaining the professionalism of a 5 star restaurant. Our main focus is on all of the families and friends who come visit our restaurant. Whether you are visiting us for the first time, or are a returning guest, all of our guests mean the world to us, and we can’t begin to Thank You all enough for the support you have given us throughout the years! If you have not visited our restaurant yet, we welcome you to try our restaurant out and see for yourself what all the hype is about.


A Brief History about the Nau-Ti-Gal Waterfront Restaurant:


The Nau-Ti-Gal has a long and interesting history.  This restaurant was at one time or another, a stagecoach stop, speakeasy, general store, gas station, tavern, and a marina complete with boat rentals, engine repair, and live bait.  (oh, and no, it’s never been a strip joint!)  In its most recent past, as Hanson’s Tavern, it was quite common to have your bartender tap your beer, flip your burger, then scoop up some minnows all without ever leaving the bar.


In 1982, the von Rutenberg family purchased Hanson’s.  After an extensive renovation the Nau-Ti-Gal was born.  Over the years the menu, décor and outdoor amenities have evolved to give you the unique casual waterfront atmosphere that you have to experience.  We can’t wait to see you here at the Nau-Ti-Gal.




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