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Nitty Gritty

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
+1 608-251-2521
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
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223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday night dinner, good food and service. Large place with ample seating. Our server was friendly. Only complaint was the sticky table and floors.

Thank fdlfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers were amazing...cooked to perfection. They had an extensive beer and cocktail list. There were TVs everywhere and they had many games on. This is a great place to grab some friends and head out for a day of sports.

Thank Becky A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short walk from the Kohl Center. We were just here after Badger Women's Hockey game. This place is famous for birthdays, but it doesn't need to be your birthday to make you feel special. Everyone should be able to find something they like on the...More

Thank genemg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a group of 9 come in around 9:00 last night and were seated right away. We were concerned how long it took to get our beverages - which were either water or soda and 2 shots, but once we ordered, the food came...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We managed to get in and seated at a table in quick order before attending a Wisconsin Badgers basketball game against Indiana on a snowy Feb. 3, 2015. The highlight of the meal was an appetizer of Wisconsin white cheese curds served with gritty sauce,...More

Thank JoeK04
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wanted to see some of the mid-west and the first stop on this (5) state tour was Madison and the University of Wisconsin. Got there late mid-week and was looking for a college town bar like we have @ Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. Well thanks to the...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were in town for gymnastics meet. Our family decided to go here since Dottys Dowry was closed. The neat thing was the birthday mug and balloon my daughter and sister received! The food was pretty good and prices weren't bad however our service SUCKED!...More

Thank jgruber86
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We went for a birthday event. Birthday person gets a mug with rum punch and a balloon. We did not have food. Typical college bar experience. Power hour from 10-11 with regular drink specials, but that's all you can get during that time. Not well...More

Thank Eisme77
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It was my birthday yesterday and went there with my husband. They did not serve the beer at my table, apparently the server was under age and could not do so ... make me go up and down from the bar on my birthday not...More

1  Thank frenchmarisa
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Just got back from celebrating my birthday. Ordered 2 burgers and fries with it. My husband did not touch his fries. When I asked what happened he showed me a hair was stuck inside of a frie! Told him to say something but did not...More

Thank asianitalianchic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-2521
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