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.

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours: Thursday: 4pm–close, kitchen open until 9pm. Friday and Saturday: 11am–close, kitchen open until 9pm. Late night munchies available until close at the bar. Sunday: 10am–2pm Brunch only. In Season Hours: Monday–Thursday: open at 4pm, Friday and Saturday: open at 11am, Sundays: open at 10am, serving brunch til 2pm. Lunch menu starts at 2pm.


Hwys M and 113, Near Skipper Bud's and the Mariner's Inn.


  • On Water

Average Entrée Price

  • $10

Restaurant Type

  • American
  • Fish Fry
  • Seafood
  • Steak

Meals Served

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Sunday Brunch