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Nitty Gritty Restaurant & Bar

1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
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Ranked #50 of 85 restaurants in Middleton
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 18, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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62% Recommend
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Madison, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We had the Southwest and the Nitty Gritty special burger. Excellent taste. The service was a bit slow and they got a bit confused. But they specialize in birthdays and it was a fun place.

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Preston, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Had a great meal, love to find unique places hidden in downtown areas. The burgers were very good as well as the service.

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Highland, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Fun place to celebrate your birthday! Always crowded, food is good.

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