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Nitty Gritty Restaurant & Bar

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1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
608-833-6489
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11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Bar Food and Fun to Drink at

This is my favorite place for drinks in the area. The staff is extremely friendly, almost like family there. The food is good bar food. I recommend the pizzas. They have a jukebox, darts and a fun social scene at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alex Y
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there's a family birthday, the Nitty Gritty is a destination. Love the free beer on your bday gimmick and it surely works for them, as the place is often packed. Hey, everyday's somebody's birthday, right? Mama didn't raise any fools here. Love the Gritty burger and the fries, too. The world's smallest sundae is a must-have, as well.

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Thank niesgirl13
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite place for drinks in the area. The staff is extremely friendly, almost like family there. The food is good bar food. I recommend the pizzas. They have a jukebox, darts and a fun social scene at night.

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Thank Alex Y
Middleton, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the birthday place, but we decided to go and give it a shot. I ordered the chef special, a flatbread pizza. To say it was gross is giving it too much credit. It was not a flatbread at all. More like a undercooked thick thin crust pizza. If that is confusing, that is what I thought when it... More 

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Thank Jackson H
Middleton, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times. However, most times it was just with one other person for lunch or dinner. I didn't really enjoy it that much. It wasn't until I went there for a birthday party that I realized that is when it is really enjoyable. They have a wide selection of burgers which can be made to order or... More 

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Thank James S
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went this weekend with our swim team. I liked how they placed orders by last name. Our children were not sitting by us, that part was very organized. The only downside was there were 6 moms at a table and it took around an hour for all of us to get our good, so we were like eating in... More 

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Thank Rhawig
Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The burgers are actually pretty good, it's hard to get a good selection beyond the burgers unfortunately. This is the place I love taking my grandchildren and they have an absolute ball. It would be great if they had a few more really healthy selections.

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Thank Rockydogz1
United States
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nitty Gritty has very good pub food, but the big sell is the way they help celebrate birthdays! Really a special treat for little kids (and big kids!)! Waitress was a bit over- zealous on our last visit, but it's better than being ignored! We did feel a bit rushed. Good beer selection, and the kids also love the mini-sundaes.... More 

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Thank gr8passage
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very good. A little more pricey but worth the food and the portions. Good service and good food. The have awesome freshly made light ranch dressing that I really like.

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Thank Rachel F
Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I think the food here is only better than average. Your bill might be a little higher than normal, too. The notorious "Gritty Burger" with the special sauce is good, but certainly not worth the pricetag. The reason I gave it such high marks is that we had a server who was all OVER us...in a good way. Any time... More 

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Thank Vinpach
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

The Nitty Gritty was the perfect place to stop to get a little experience of Wisconsin on one of my trips back to my home state. Not having the opportunity to cook staying in a hotel, my nephew and I wanted a decent place to eat after a long day of work. My fondest memories were easily accessible; brats, beer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 608-833-6489

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?