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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 - 02:30
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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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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

several location choices in the Madison/Fitchburg/Sun Prairie area to sample the brew at the Great Dane Locations.......Definitely try the Crop Circle Wheat and a buffalo burger. Don't overlook the the sunday brunch options! a great quintessential mouth feel of Wisconsin. But that's why it's Great, right!

Thank GerritSM55
Tinley Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop in and refresh yourself with a beer or cocktail. Great place to watch the world go by

Thank Maria J
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from the south, so when I travel to Wisconsin, coming to the Great Dane is a must. I love their cheese curds and any main dish I've gotten has always been plentiful and delicious! Service is always great too!

Thank Kim B
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

On our way from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago we decided to stop. The beer was good. Casey was amazing and the food was top notch. Great brown ale onion soup!

Thank Kim J
Columbus, Ohio
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great service. Our food (appetizers & entrees) were quite good. Many beers to choose from. Would definitely return.

Thank traveltwins95
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have been a lot of times. The food is consistently good, but nothing particularly special. The beers are also good and there is quite a bit of variety. Not too noisy. The Sunday Brunch at the Fitchburg location is particularly good, with an impressively large selection of brunch type food. This stays in our rotation of places to take... More 

Thank Christopher L
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is average - I love beer but am not a big fan of theirs. You probably won't get a bad meal here - but it's nothing to write home about.

Thank Amelia053
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I go to Great Dane Fitchburg, East Side, and Hilldale depending on which group of friends I,m with. Each location has really good food, the same house brewed beers, and fun atmosphere. They have been very consistent in their offerings for years. You always know what to expect at Great Dane and all the people I go with are pleased... More 

Thank Poncharo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Recently went to Sunday brunch at Hilldale Great as usual! Do light dinners on the east side Lunches downtown as well as drinks

Thank KDJJr
Madison, WI
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Great Dane has quality craft beers on tap, with a good pub food menu and has always been in an outstanding downtown location in the historic old Fess Hotel whether you are in the main restaurant, the bar, the adjoining pool hall, basement Rathskellar or outdoor garden patio. It's always a solid choice with excellent staff and management that... More 

Thank JVoss

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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

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