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Nitty Gritty

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
+1 608-251-2521
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Hartford, United States
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped at one of my favorite places to get a burger. Nothing fancy about the burgers, just plain great taste. I had the Nitty Gritty burger which as a fantastic sauce on it. This is truly a college bar as it get's later in the night as individuals start to come in to celebrate their birthdays as the this is... More 

Thank Edward N
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Nitty Gritty because of the reputation of having good burgers. We sat at a booth and our waitress was vey attentive. We got chicken wings and pretzals for apps. They were both very good. One person got a buffalo chicken sandwich and the rest got different burgers. The chicken sandwich was good, breaded and a good... More 

Thank Emiade
River Falls
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

College bar with cheep beer and mixed drinks. Excellent burgers for $10. Drink free on your birthday

Thank Tlflight
Norway, Michigan
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good food! In town for softball camp with my husband and daughter. Her and I love brunch food so we were both thrilled to see several options on the menu. They usually serve brunch until 3pm. I had the BLT avocado breakfast wrap and my daughter had the French toast. My carnivore Hubby of course had the Gritty Burger. Everything... More 

Thank SkiRacingFamily1
Jaipur, India
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nitty-gritty is an awesome hang out spot for UW Madison students. It is relatively inexpensive and has multiple screens if you are a sports fan. They would even play the sport of your choice if you request.

Thank Manish_Tewani
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed with the food or beverages. We try to stop every time we are in town. Their bloody Mary's are awesome.

Thank Connie D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This place has a great vibe! We were indeed there to celebrate a friends birthday- free tap beers, get to keep a glass mug, and balloon. The sundae was tiny, but it was free so doesn't matter. I liked their beer samplers, I had the Wisconsin Flight and was very pleased. GET THE WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE CURDS FOR AN APPETIZER.... More 

Thank AliciaJosh920
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great fun place to go for birthday... Food was good and the service was pretty good. Enjoyed the selection of beer

Thank shooter7817
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We live in a neighborhood close to the Nitty, so its always nice to walk down on a nice night and sit outside. The food is good, just wish they had more side options. Service is always great! Recommend it to anyone with friends or family.

Thank emmabee81
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Drinks were awesome. Nachos were great and so was the french toast. I also had a couple bites of my kids chicken tenders and those were really good too. Kids got cute tiny ice cream sundaes with their meals. They have games to keep people entertained and staff was great.

Thank Mersedes L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?