Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Milwaukee, WI Edition: Mader's Restaurant
Milwaukee has a significant German population, which explains the beer and German restaurants in the city. When scoping out new restaurants, there were a few German places that kept coming up, amongst them was Mader's Restaurant.
Unbeknownst to me, on Sunday it's a brunch buffet at Mader's. I don't even think there was an option to order from the menu, which made it awkward when after we were seated, we were waited for a waiter to come over. After just sitting for a while, we realized the buffet was the only option, so we made our way to the buffet area.
They have a ton of stuff, from breakfast: made-to-order omelets, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon.
Then, there were the brunch entree items like Bavarian Sauerbraten, Kassler Rippchen, Hungarian Beef Goulash, Bratwurst and Knackwurst and chef's carving station.
Also: pasta, soup, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, smoked salmon, shrimp, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, salad and desserts.
The only thing here I actually really liked was this cheesy mashed potato dish. Everything else was, well, buffet quality. For $24 for a lunch, it's steep, too. So, a decent variety, but nothing mind-blowing.