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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

€€ - €€€American, ,
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a larger group visit the Great Dane after a show at the Overture. They were able to accomodate 10+ people for an early dinner (5:30pm) and as always, did not disappoint. This time I had the Merry Isthmus beer (spiced holiday ale?) and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 230franky
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great spot to take a larger group of family or friends. It does get a bit pricey. They have their craft beers and cocktails priced a bit high compared with the rest of the market. The food is unique and always VERY good....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PewaukeeJim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been a few times with always good pub food and beers ..... good time. Try the secret garden in the summer.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Steven A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go-to Madison restaurant/beer haunt/bar. I've been going since it opened in the '90s and we now return at least once per visit now. Great food, service and beer. I also tried the CBD cocktail this last visit and it was fun.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank hlockwoo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent prime Rib! A great find, nice to have a restaurant on the east side with a great menu,great service and fantastic food!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sjnelson125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on Friday afternoon into the evening. Being the last day of work we expected it to be busy and it was. Unfortunately Great Dane didn't bother to staff enough bartenders. Our average wait was 7-10 minutes. Not acceptable. We ordered fish. Nothing over...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank McGillicuddy_12
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Love the Great Dane restaurant! Everything I've ever ordered has always been delicious! The atmosphere is warm and cozy, always enjoy this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susie H
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Happened on this place because it was close to the shopping center. Was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was. Service was also top-notch considering we had a 14-month old with us. The staff was very patient and helped us keep her happy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I had the meatloaf which was excellent. Came with, what I think was sauteed balsamic tomatoes on to. This added a nice complimenting sweet tomato flavor better than ketchup or tomato sauce that mom used. Sorry mom their meatloaf was real good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Prohaj
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Our children love to come here for brunch because there are many options. A nice way to start your Sunday morning.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jodiola2323
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4 November 2017|
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Response from Arun M | Reviewed this property |
We took “green cabs” for this place.. but u could use apps such as “spothero” or “Parker”. U will get parking spots with discounted prices. Cheers!!
2 June 2016|
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Response from boyerbuckets | Reviewed this property |
Given the nature of your review and the self-admitted crude behavior you exhibited at this restaurant, my guess is that you were indeed either drunk or just rude. "...no clue who I am"? Give us a break. We can tell who... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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