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1855 Saloon and Grill

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American, Bar
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218 S Main St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9812
+1 608-839-3700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Yorktown, Virginia
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this place based on a recommendation from friend. I wasn't sure what to expect since the reviews from other Yelper's was limited and not favorable. The place was busy and packed with customers. There was a musician playing live music, which added a nice touch. The facility is designed and made to feel like an old rustic building turned... More 

Thank pd2div
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Nice atmosphere. Service was prompt and server was very nice. Food came quickly and was nicely presented. Portions were very good. Food was very tasty and everyone liked what they ordered. Tacos, French dip, and Cubano. Had read reviews on other sites that had some complaints but we found nothing to fault here and considered it excellent. This was a... More 

Thank Gene43
Madison, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I had just finished hiking 10 miles on the adjacent Glacial Drumlin Trail and were tired and hungry. I was aware that we were probably gross from our hike but based on 1855's proximity to the path, I was hoping that it was casual and used to accommodating hikers. It was definitely fancier than I'd expected but... More 

Thank Sally1382
Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food. 1855 was able to accomodate a large group of 13. Very good service. Free dessert on birthdays too.

Thank mitchell m
McFarland, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

When we arrived, we past 4 nice booths on our way to the host station. We asked the hostess to seat us in one of these 4 booths. She stated she could not and that the only available booth was in the back next to a table with young noisy children. We visited on a Monday as this has always... More 

2 Thank wdwrkr1000
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Being our last night in town, several friends wanted to get together for dinner, so we headed to 1855. We didn't think to call for reservations, but when we arrived we were told it would be almost an hour wait. That would upset some, but they had live music in the bar so we headed over to enjoy drinks before... More 

Thank WarriorChick516
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

1855 is nestled on South Main Street in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. A short commute from Madison that is worth the drive for the verbose menu and atmosphere. Dining is available inside and out, weather permitting, but it is the food selection that offers something for every palate that attracts. If you are a golfer, I suggest playing the Championship Course... More 

Thank Kelly M
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

1855 has gone through some very positive changes! Menu is not so large; wait staff is superb; food was great; still love the live music. We've gone back twice now in one week and both times it has been excellent. Way to go!

Thank Jeanne S
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been in Sun Prairie for 4 years and use to eat here a couple times per quarter. We had not been to 1885 Salon and Grill in over a year and we invited close friends to dinner on Friday night...they have not eaten there before. In the past we considered this the best restaurant in Cottage Grove and... More 

Thank Delmar M
Madison, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As a family who eats out fairly often, especially on the weekends, we are always on the lookout for a good Friday Fish Fry place that also has non-fish offers. The entrance is a bit odd: what seems like the main entrance is at the corner of Main St. and a side street, but there is no parking lot there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 S Main St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9812
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cottage Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 608-839-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?