Incredible Food

Today, under the guidance of Chef-Owner Michael Higgins, Maldaner’s respects tradition while offering the best of contemporary American fine dining in our historical setting.

Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation.

Heirloom Vegetables Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented.


Maldaner's Chef

Michael Higgins, chef at Maldaner’s since the 1980s and owner since 1995, introduced gourmet touches to the dinner menu, although lunch offerings tend more toward the traditional. Higgins also added a rooftop garden that provides some of the restaurant’s fresh vegetables and herbs; beehives on the roof also provide honey for Maldaner’s dishes.

In a nod to Maldaner’s beginnings as a confectionery and ice cream parlor, however, the dessert list still includes homemade lemon sherbet, “a 120-year-old tradition … inspired from Mary Todd Lincoln’s original recipe.”

The Home of Fine Foods

Maldaner’s Restaurant and Catering Since 1884

Where Local Began

Lunch – Mon-Fri 11-2:30pm
Dinner – Tues-Thur 5-9pm – Fri and Sat 5-9:30pm
Desserts until 10:00pm

222 S. 6th St, Springfield, IL

Call: (217) 522-4313

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