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Great Dane Pub & Brewing


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options

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Grilled Cheeseburger
Seven-ounces of choice ground beef grilled to perfection & topped w/ cheddar cheese on a gluten free bun. Served w/ a house salad & your choice of balsamic vinaigrette, honey citrus or classic French dressings
Thai Pasta
Gluten free soy marinated chicken stir fried w/ peanuts, red peppers, carrots, bean sprouts, garlic, ginger, & scallions tossed w/ rice noodles & a Thai basil & lemon grass sauce
Webster Street Chicken Salad
Roasted chicken strips, Granny Smith apples, sun-dried cranberries, walnuts, & Gorgonzola cheese tossed in a honey citrus dressing. Served on top of mixed greens & tomatoes
Inner Warmth Peanut Stew
A stew of butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, & cilantro w/ a zesty peanut sauce, served over red chili rice
Tara’s Cajun Chicken
Sandwich A tender chicken breast dipped in our own Cajun-style blackening spices & grilled to perfection. Served on a gluten free bun w/ lettuce, tomato, Bermuda onions & a side of chipotle mayo
Petite-Cut Sirloin
A six-ounce choice sirloin grilled to specification. Served w/ garlic mashed potatoes & fresh market vegetables
Mango Mahi Mahi
An eight-ounce mahi mahi fillet dredged in our Cajun-style seasoning & blackened to perfection on a cast iron skillet. Served w/ lime buerre blanc, fresh mango salsa, garlic mashed potatoes & fresh market vegetables
Chimichurri Ranch Steak
Salad Marinated grilled skirt steak, white cheddar cheese, fresh avocado, black beans, roasted corn, tomatoes, radish & red onion served over a bed of romaine lettuce tossed in a chimichurri ranch dressing
Chocolate Nut Torte
A GLUTEN-FREE‏ “cake” made w/ roasted hazelnuts & almonds layered w/ chocolate & Nutella icing. Served w/ whipped cream & fresh mint
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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All reviews brunch crop circle wheat burger falafel peanut stew brat mac and cheese fish tacos prime rib fries pretzels perch soups salad pork great beer brew pub
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We take an annual pilgrimage to the Great Dane almost every January with our friends. It is consistently one of our favorites. They have the standard ham/prime rib/omelette bar of all good Wisconsin brunch buffets and a host of standards; cheesy hash browns, breakfast meats,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've been here twice now when coming to Madison and both experiences were great. The food is really good and their beers are outstanding. I think my favorite was the Pic Wit ale, but the Crop Circle Wheat was a close second. T here are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank faithl1
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

What can I say, I'm a homebrewery, so when I walk into a brewpub, I want to see the equipment. I want to see where and how my beer is being made, and I want a real pub atmosphere. This place has it all. Lots...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BillF313
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Seemed like regular pub fare. I had a fried cod dish. It was okay. My boyfriend tried the fish tacos. I tried them too but they were too spicy for my taste. The service was average. It was conveniently located right across the street from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lori L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Our meals were very good with extra to take with us. We tried several of the beers before refilling our growler.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Randy M
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I know it’s a local favorite. Have been here twice and just haven’t found the right thing. Had the felafel this time. It was over cooked and very dry. The salmon looked very good, as did the Mac and cheese.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vabooren
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The food was excellent the staff not so much. They had issues with there internet which made trying to pay our bill diffcult. It felt like they were upset with us about for trying to pay with a credit card : (

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank heath19892016
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Stopped here for dinner and wasn't disappointed. Had the Texarkana burger. It is topped with cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, haystack onions, chipotle cream cheese on a brioche bun. Also highly recommend the alcoholic Peach tea. Made with Peach vodka. Very refreshing. Restaurant also serves...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BMiller2013
Reviewed August 29, 2018

During our recent visit see my brother in Fitchburg, he took us to the Great Dane Pub for dinner one night. I had a cup of the West African Chicken Peanut Stew along with half of a Mayan Chicken Wrap. The wrap was very good...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch at this restaurant two days in a row! The menu has many options, and their food and service is very good. Our group of 7 tried poutine with chicken and cheese curds for appetizers. Cheese curds light and great dipping sauce (ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen W
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Em D
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$18 or so. But it is huge with dozens of options. You won't be able to eat everything but you will enjoy it! Only Fitchburg and Hilldale have buffet.
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