Established in 1884, Maldaner’s began its transition from an ice cream parlor to a full Restaurant and Catering establishment. Today Maldaner’s is one of Springfield’s finest restaurants. If you have visited The Old State Capitol, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House or the State Capitol, you can imagine the wonderful celebrations Maldaner’s likely was a part of at the turn of the last century and to the present day. The quality of everything we serve is of the very best. Down town shopping or after the matinee our place is always popular.



Maldaner’s Restaurant is Green Business Certified. With the Use of Solar Panels, a rooftop garden and bee hives, Maldaner’s is as sustainable as possible. Maldaner’s also buys fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and Farmer’s markets. Chef Higgins features seasonal local and regional ingredients influenced by Mediterranean composition and preparation. Heirloom vegetables, humanely raised meats and Slow Food all artistically prepared and presented.



OUR Timeline

To this day, Maldaner’s dedicates itself to the hundred years of excellence and never forgets its historic place in the Springfield community. Not only with tradition, but also by continuing to be leaders in food service.

1884 – John C Maldaner and Charles Frank started Maldaner’s at 216 S 6th St.
1888 – George B Pasfield (great-grandfather of Carolyn Oxtoby > future owner of the 6th St Maldaner’s building in 1976) build the corner building next to the future Maldaner’s.
1890 – John Maldaner bought out Charles Frank.
1892 – The restaurant moved to 505 E Monroe.
1898 – Relocated to 222 S 6th St (its present location).
1905 – Walter Tabor started working at Maldaner’s.
1922 – Walter Tabor became partner.
1924 – John Maldaner passed (age 71).
1924 – Charles Maldaner (son of John) and Walter ran the business.
1934 – Charles Maldaner passed. Walter Tabor became sole owner.
1971 – Walter Tabor passed
1971 – Betty Woods (Walter Tabor’s daughter) ran the business.
1972 – David P Anderson became president.
1974 – Afred R Escobar and his wif Judy became owners.
1976 – Carolyn Oxtoby bought Maldaner’s historic building and renovated it from top to bottom.
1978 – Carolyn Oxtoby became the owner; Larry and Shirley Pisani became restaurant managers.
1982 – Michael and Nancy Higgins became the chefs.
1986 – Michael and Nancy Higgins became managing – chefs.
1995 – Michael and Nancy Higgins became chef – owners.

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Artisan Food & Atmosphere

To this day, Maldaner’s dedicates itself to the hundred years of excellence and never forgets its historic place in the Springfield community. Not only with tradition, but also by continuing to be leaders in food service.Our chef uses fresh and local whenever available so seasonal items are offered throughout the year. Lot’s of history with a great ambiance for a casual dinning exp[erience, business meeting, or gathering of any type. We over an ample menu with options to please vegetarians to meat lovers.Come for the excellent food and service, enjoy a Ribeye Steak and Lemon Cheesecake for dessert. Make any night a beautiful night for great wine and fabulous food with friends & family!

Great place to eat!

Old style atmosphere and good food

Traditional old style decor with delicious food. Pet friendly and warm service make this a wonderful casual lunch spot. Lunch leftovers won’t be likely here!

Lunch Menu

Wood-swathed, American eatery (since 1884) emphasizing local produce, along the storied Route 66. Maldeners is a must. From the steaks to the Beef Wellington better than the best Chicago steakhouse.

Dinner Menu


Choose Maldaner’s for your next special occasion. We have competitive pricing and you can choose from 3  banquet rooms then create a custom menu of your choice.

Banquet Menu

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(217) 522-4313


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

Lunch | Dinner

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