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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
$$ - $$$
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nitty Gritty is a Madison institution! It's the perfect place to go for your birthday-- giving you free drinks all night (alcoholic or non). Their food is your typical pub food but with all the birthdays being celebrated, its always a fun place to...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch before a concert this week. We arrived right before a rush and were able to get a table right away. Service, food and prices were all good. We stopped back after the concert and the place was packed....More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had bloody Mary's and burgers. Bloodys were alright. They had a little different after taste but still good. Burger was alright. Not badbit I've had better. Price was alright as well considering it's downtown Madison. Waitress I had wasn't the greatest but it happens....More

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A short walk to the Kohl Center but, beware, if busy, you will stand waiting for someone to wait on you for a loooong time. Bartenders have tunnel vision and don't look around the bar to wait on people, even if someone is waving a...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 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 8 October 2017 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 26 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 20 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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