THE HEIDE FAMILY
Charlie’s On Main is owned and operated by the Heide family that has run Liliana’s in Fitchburg, WI since 2007. Just as Liliana’s is named after our daughter Liliana, Charlie’s is named for our son Charlie. While Liliana’s opened on her first birthday, Charlie’s on Main opened on his sixth.
Chef Dave is currently working on a concept for a third restaurant, Little John’s, named after his second son John.
We truly love the character of this unique building and the setting it provides for our restaurant and special event guests.
We hope you do as well!
Dave Heide is the Executive Chef and Owner of Charlie's On Main. Chef Dave graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota and has always had a passion for cooking. Chef Dave is known throughout Madison for his restaurant ventures and has been featured on NBC15 and Isthmus Car to Table. You'll have no trouble finding Chef Dave as he is always wearing his signature black hat.
WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY!
Here at Charlie’s, we’re enthusiastic supporters of our community. We take the money typically used for marketing, and instead invest it back into the Madison area. So when you order up some classic Wisconsin fare, you’re not just eating delicious food, you’re helping others in need. Below are a number of the organizations we’re proud to support.
OUR ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Charlie’s is a member of many wonderful associations throughout Wisconsin…we believe that by supporting our fellow food and restaurant peers, we help strengthen our local economy and our community as a whole.