Serving the best seafood and steaks since 1947

seafood and steak at Kavaughs Esquire Club | Restaurant in Madison WI

We are one of the longest family-owned restaurants in Madison celebrating 68 years of serving great Angus beef, lobster, seafood and nightly specials.




Winner of the 2009 Madison Magazine's Gold- Best Supper Club Award

Winner of the 2009 Madison Magazine's Bronze- Best Fish Fry Award

Celebrating 68 years!

John (Jack) Kavanaugh, Jr. along with his wife Jane started the business in 1947 while raising their children. John Kavanaugh III took over the business in 1978. And today, John Kavanaugh IV is planning on keeping the tradition alive for a third generation. Kavanaugh's is one of the longest family owned restaurant's in Madison. We were also one of the first to begin the traditional "Friday Night Fish Fry".