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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • 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 4 July 2016

The food was great. We had fish tacos and the ahi tuna salad and both were really delicious. The beer sampler was fun and it gave us an opportunity to try some of their brewed beers. Great service and fun atmosphere.

Thank jmcn5195
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is coming from a local. The great dane is good, had great food, awesome beer (of course), I've never have bad service. There are multiple locations. And they're all great, although I go to the one in Fitchburg a lot. If ur out of...More

Thank Minerva P
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped in here for a couple drinks and had a very nice time. We didn't eat, just ordered beer, which was very good. We tried the Scottish ale and the wheat bear, both very delicious. The service was good, and we genuinely enjoyed are...More

1  Thank chester110105
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Staff was perfect with a large group. Good was good as always! Beer is delicious! All tap beer is made on site. Outdoor area is wonderful too!!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Always good service, consistent. I typically get a gluten free burger and salad, whiskey neat. The wings are overpriced.

Thank Krystal S
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It is not that the food is very bad, just that nothing much has changed in years. Really failing to keep up with the competition. Inside has tired feel, menu pretty limited and basic, service usually adequate at best.

Thank boyerbuckets
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great Dane on Doty is the best location in Madison. We do go to the Fitchburg location quite a bit, but downtown is my favorite!

Thank rsbaby2014
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We had gone downtown for the farmers market and decided to stop for lunch. Food was amazing and our waitress was attentive and polite. She even took a few minutes to give us tourists a few recommendations for places to go. Outdoor patio atmosphere was...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were in Madison to visit our son, and we went to dinner at Great Dane on Friday night. Fun atmosphere, decent food, reasonable prices. The cheese curds were excellent (we're from the east coast and had never even heard of these).

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I cannot eat dairy so my options were very limited. I had the fried fish. Cool backstory but the fish was too greasy for my taste. My son loved the cheese curds though. Wouldn't recommend it for those who are dairy free but all others...More

Thank ah0726
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3 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
USD 18
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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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