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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

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123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We have been to this pub many, many times over the years. It's a good place to go because the beer is terrific (they brew their own) and the food is good. I cannot give this a 5 because their menu has not been changed in years and we are kind of tired of the same entrees, even though they... More 

Thank mbtlo
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed with the food. The fried chicken tasted like frozen strips of microwave chicken that had been cooked and reheated again. It was almost shocking how bad it was. Everything was just "off". The beer and atmosphere were great. I would go back for drinks in a heartbeat! Great service.

Thank Jody B
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I had lunch at the Great Dane in the Madison airport. Good bar food - the brats plate was really good. The dopplebock was great. My first experience with Great Dane was a hit. If info back to Madison, I will try the location downtown.

Thank Jonathan P
Lakeland, Florida
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This place is huge. It is an old building made into a restaurant. So cool. When you walk in to the left is the bar and pool tables. To the right is the tables. We were sat promptly. The waiter was great. He was really knowledgeable on the menu. He also had a great personality. Food didn't take long at... More 

Thank Candice S
Oregon, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Enjoy a cold brew and pub style food for lunch or dinner. There is an outside garden accessible through the downstairs which is a lovely spot to relax on a nice day. Brunch is also available on weekends.

Thank Donna M
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My husband and I were in Madison for a weekend in February, and we stayed at the Hilton Monona right around the corner from this pub and ate there twice. We thoroughly enjoyed both meals, and found it to be a delightful, busy, and delicious little pub. First, they make excellent cheese curds, with a thick beer batter that was... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Great service and great atmosphere. Awesome service. The local feel is great. A must for any visit to Madison.

Thank mcc0079
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I ate here once. The Emrald Isle Stout was watery and tasteless. Their other brews could be much better. The salad was good, but it's hard to mess up a salad. Service was excellent, especially given how crowded the place was. So I give the place three dots.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Always a pleasure to stop at the Great Dane. I believe this is the original location. Love the basement bar, and the outside courtyard in the summer provides another wonderful experience. The pool hall is a great place to relax with friends and drink great beer and eat great food.

Thank rldavis1613
Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A group of 10 of us visited the Great Dane Brew Pub for a late lunch Saturday. What a great experience! Lucky for us, they were able to accommodate our group even though we had no reservations. (There are a lot of tables at the Great Dane.) Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient (we had 3 children and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-284-0000

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