The Dish with Dee Dee: An Old School Favorite
Just a walk from the Old State Capitol, Maldaner's has been around since the 19th century.
The restaurant at the corner of 6th and Monroe is said to be the oldest in Springfield.
"It was a confectionery and then it became a lady's tea room," says Chef and Owner, Michael Higgins.
With Higgins now at the helm, he’s kept the restaurant’s history intact while bringing his own flavor.
Open up a menu and you’ll still find traditional European dishes like the beef wellington and lobster bisque.
But Higgins also put an emphasis on incorporating the local farmers market.
“We shop at the market, we give classes at the market," Higgins says.
And as the seasons change, you’ll notice the menu will evolve to include local ingredients.
The place is steeped with history from the banquet rooms upstairs to the photographs and artwork.
Craving something simply Springfield?
Take a bite out of Maldaner’s!