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“Very average a disapointment” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bub's Brewing Company

Bub's Brewing Company
65 E. 4th St., Winona, MN 55987
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Ranked #8 of 72 Restaurants in Winona
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Very average a disapointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I like to try local beers and food. I was expecting a brewpub with a local selection based on the name and other reviews. They had only 3 "Bub's Brand" beers and it turns out they are brewed off site under contract. They did have an actual Minnesota beer, Surly that is a great IPA type brew. I had a cajun chicken sandwich and paid $1.50 for what the menu stated as thin cut fries. Also a homemade bun from the highly rated local bakery. My companion ordered chicken gumbo soup and a grilled cheese with tomato. After a long wait we were served. (they were not that busy at 6:30pm). The chicken was very good with spices and cheese onions and peppers as advertised. The bun was a soggy mess due to not draining the fried vegetables and/or sitting time. The fries were standard crinkle cut frozen. My girlfriend's soup was good although not homeade. The grilled cheese was soggy bread, American cheese and tomatoes. The waitress did comp the grilled cheese since it was less than half eaten. Service by out waitress was pleasent enough. They need to kick up the kitchen service and menu descriptions. Overall, this was a below average meal for bar food. I gave them average because they did comp the grilled cheese.I would not go back there to eat or drink.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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130 reviews 130 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice hangout for the college crowd”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The burger was good if a little overcooked & the golden potato balls started out bland but were quite good when a boatload of salt was added. The post-game floors were disgusting thanks to the popcorn. Considering there were not that many customers, service was fairly poor.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stockton, MN
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Local pub history, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Grab a burger, french dip, or especially a rueben. St. Patrick's day corn beef and kraut is awesome. A pub that is an good place to take the family too.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is exactly what they advertise, "Decent". The burgers are good and the bar is a good place to enjoy a beer or two. The servers are made of college students and isn't the most consistent. Wrong orders or not refilling drinks happens occasionally. Again, it's a decent place to visit. Good place for downtown Winona.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fun Atmosphere and GREAT Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A good place to eat if in the area. Good Food and Great service! We hope to be back sometime soon. Popcorn to enjoy if you need to wait.

Visited July 2013
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