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1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
608-833-6489
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 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

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little bar and grille!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
Weston67
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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went for my wife's birthday. Took the kids too. Staff was very friendly and attentive. It was early so it wasn't too busy so maybe that helped. Plenty of TV's to watch the game. We sat in a booth upstairs so that was nice being out of traffic. The burgers were good and the soup looked homemade and veggies were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

When in the Madison area we try to stop at Nitty Gritty. We've found the Middleton location to be more convenient. Burgers are tasty and there's such a creative variety. Get a side of their gritty sauce for your pub chips, fries, cheese curds, sandwich or whatever. Wish they sold it in bottles! The little sundaes for dessert are just... More 

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Middleton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have never in my life seen such disrespectful and rude waiters! The female waiting staff are horrible. I don't understand how they could let some of these girls work there! I wont even be going to the Middleton WI Nitty Gritty for my birthday ever again the service and management is horrible one day those girls will put you... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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113 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I celebrated my recent birthday with family at the Nitty. The service was great and the burgers good. They have a large selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads. If you register online with them you can get a free hamburger in addition to the free drinks and balloon. Our server was kind enough to bring us a second balloon so... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The bar is known for birthday celebrations. Free beer for adult birthday and soda for minor. Variety of burgers and other types of sandwiches. Large upstairs seating with sports memorabelia hanging on the walls. Price is moderate with good food.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Everyone should celebrate at least one of their birthdays at the Nitty Gritty. Great food and lots of fun, for those of any age. Have been celebrating my birthdays here with my twin sister for several years now. Everyone entering into the restaurant includes the question,"Anyone celebrating a birthday today?" If yes, you get a free beverage (beer or soda)... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

the burgers are great, we love the 99 cents sundaes they have and if you go on your birthday, you get one free and a card for a 1 free sundae a month for a year

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I first started going to The Gritty back in college at their downtown location. A second location was added here in Middleton 10 years ago. Similar atmosphere as the downtown location without the drunk college students after 8. Our favorite is their fried cheesecurds with Gritty Sauce. If you are new to WI, the cheesecurds are a by product of... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I hit this for lunch one day. Quite a menu selection. Good burger - pretty tasty. Quick service too. They seem to sell themselves as the place to have special events like birthdays, etc. The walls are covered with pictures of groups holding their special events. Quite nice looking at the special occasions over the years capture in pictures.

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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
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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