Maldaner's In Season

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.

You’ll find items from our rooftop garden as well as local fresh picked organic and farmer’s market finds. Since this is our seasonal menu we only offer certain dishes such as these at the times of the year when they prepared fresh from the garden and straight to your table.

Fresh From the Garden to Your Table!

Maldaner’s opened in 1884, we are the oldest restaurant in Springfield and on the historic Route 66 byway.

Seasonal Menu

    • Seasonal-Popular Items

      Our menu changes with the seasons, we are a proud supporter of "Buy Fresh-Buy Local, Slow Food and The Old Capitol Farmers Market"

    • Morel Mushroom Pie

      Morel Mushroom Pie

      with Locally Foraged Morel Mushrooms, Butter sauce and Micro Greens. (Our most popular item on the menu)


    • Local Asparagus

      Local Asparagus

      Buy Fresh Buy Local Asparagus and Peas

    • Pumpkin Cheesecake

      Pumpkin Cheesecake

      Fresh Local Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Graham Cracker-Pecan Crust topped with Whipped Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce

    • Chocolate-Pecan Tart

      Chocolate-Pecan Tart

      featuring Voss' Pecans and Rich-Decadent Chocolate, topped with Chocolate and Caramel Sauce

    • Savannah Cake

      Savannah Cake

      Grand Marnier folded into a White Chocolate-Angel Food Cake Mousse topped with Whipped Cream, Local Berries and shaved Almonds

    • Watermelon Salad

      Watermelon Salad

      *Seasonal Item served with Red Onion and Crumbled Goat Cheese drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinegar

    • Chicken Liver Pate

      Chicken Liver Pate

      with House Cornichons and Crostini's

    • Corned Beef and Cabbage

      Corned Beef and Cabbage

      Specialty for St. Patrick's Day and sometimes served a day before and after.
      Horseradish available.

    • Banana Cream Pie

      Banana Cream Pie

      Maldaner's version of Banana Cream Pie, you'll be back for it, trust us...

    • Swordfish


      We have creative-succulent 'fish of the day' entrees changing weekly.

    • Wild Mushrooms

      Wild Mushrooms

      We proudly feature Local-Wild-Fresh-Seasonal Mushrooms

    • Proud supporter of Local Farming and Farmers Markets

      Proud supporter of Local Farming and Farmers Markets

    • Smoked Trout Cheesecake

      Smoked Trout Cheesecake

      A wonderful classic dish that makes an appearance here and there.

    • Risotto


      Ever Changing Seasonal Risotto's

    • Sweet Corn Pancakes

      Sweet Corn Pancakes

      Savory pancakes made with Local Sweet Corn topped with Creamed Chicken. (A Maldaner's Favorite)

    • Local Tomato stuffed with Chicken Salad

      Local Tomato stuffed with Chicken Salad

      served with Maldaner's Potato Chips

    • Country Fried Chicken

      Country Fried Chicken

      -Wednesdays at lunch-. Served with with Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy and Green Beans

    • Strawberry Shortcake

      Strawberry Shortcake

      Fresh Local Strawberries with Real Whipped Cream and a Homemade Biscuit



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

Schedule A Banquet
Call: (217) 522-4313

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