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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

) #6 of 779 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ American, ,
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“peanut stew” (18 reviews)
“burger” (114 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
All hours
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

Looking for wonderful food/drink, but tired of the fast past of the city? The Great Dane offers this just off the square in downtown Madison. In the basement, an outdoor seating area is offered with the exposure to natural light, but a botanist dream. The...More

Thank lani474
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was packed and looked fun. However, we ended up being disappointed. We asked and were seated outside. The table was not very nice and covered with bird poop. Also, we were sitting right next to all the utilities under the stairs and it...More

Thank 8439JG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for a casual dinner on a Sunday night. The service was fantastic. There were three of us and we decided to try the beer flight. we each picked three beers so we had a total of nine. It was great fun trying all...More

Thank Kirsten13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Place had a lot of menu options which was nice. Great beer! Was very pleased with this restaurant and service was good.

Thank 407edv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Dane is a frequent spot for us to eat at. We love that they have a great variety of food. They have great beer as well! The GF menu is wonderful as well. We love the atmosphere and the patio!

Thank Lasa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More than just beer at this place and family friendly, at least during the day. Cheesy beer soup and abetted than average salad.

Thank yippee8999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried take out. Although you have to warm up the food again it is still very flavorful. Makes you want to try the full scale restaurant.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Great Dane with a group of 10. It is a big place with lots of various sections for seating. The staff was knowledgeable (particularly about the beer) and efficient with our food. All of the beer is brewed in house. They have...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my boyfriend for lunch and sat outside. The patio is super pretty, vines growing on the walls and greenery everywhere. Food and drinks were great too! Really excited when I saw fried plantains as a side. I didn't have any beer but my...More

Thank MichelleRutk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had the beef brat pretzel burger this was great. The beer brewed in house was very good as well. The staff was friendly. the decore was like a trip back in time. I will definatly return

Thank Bruce B
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WHY DONT YOU TAKE DISCOVER? THE MAMAGER AT HILLDALE just smiled and nodded i got so pissed i flipped her off there is no reason not to take discover. My guess is she thought i was drunk but she has no clue who i am. Fix it or i will never come back her and the discover.
3 June 2016|
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
USD 18
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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