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Nitty Gritty

American, Bar, Pub
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1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Madison, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my first time to visit but the young grandkids have been their several times. They remember their birthday visit and the balloons. Based upon the food and the atmosphere, I was not as impressed. Burgers are big with a lot of sauce so lots of drips. Flavor, OK. Table was a bit sticky.

Thank Neil M
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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498 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for my Birthday Supper and enjoyed the hype they put into Birthdays. After 3 complimentary birthday cocktails, I switched to pop as the cocktails tasted like koolaid with little to no vodka as promised. I ordered a burger and the meat is clearly frozen beef patties. Not great. My wife ordered a salad and enjoyed it. Service was... More 

Thank JesseWhite
Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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381 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating my Birthday with family was incredible. Great burgers, drinks and the grand children had a blast with the Birthday balloons and the special little birthday Sundae!!!

Thank Rockydogz1
Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Recently moved to the area and we just keep going out to try new places. Nitty Gritty is a great place to celebrate your birthday we were told. We came back to try the burgers we heard so much about. And the rumors were true! Fantastic burger!! Tasty and flavorful while still being cooked perfectly!

Thank Crystal T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Downtown N/G is a bit more classic, but this one is easier to get to and parking is easier. Decent selection of drink options, you can get free drinks on your birthday. Food is average to good pub food. Poor seating options, only very uncomfortable bar stools in the front area, four to a table which is tough for socializing... More 

Thank Sarah L
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This Nitty Gritty place on Gammon is a great place for food, friends, family and enjoyment. The folks are friendly and personable. There is no rowdiness like its sister place downtown with the college crowd. Our waitress Tiffany was very helpful and checked with us often. The kitchen staff was VERY attentive to my wife's no salt special needs diet.... More 

Thank Ron L
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Nitty Gritty has great priced drinks and 1/2 off apps during happy hours. It has decent seating inside but the patio outside is great, just watch out for bees in august.

Thank Corey V
Brimfield, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We went in just to have a beer. Bar was not busy. Food looked good, although we did not eat. 1 draft 1 domestic beer was $8 I would like to try the food without alcohol

Thank Lori R
Middleton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife got a coupon for a free "Gritty Burger" for her birthday. You also get a free beverage with a mug, a balloon, and a mini-sundae for your birthday, which we got even though it was the day after. Sandwiches are huge as are the portions of sides. Food is good, service is friendly, and they even sing happy... More 

Thank oldswimmer486
Morganton, Georgia
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Used to love going here particularly for their Bloody Mary's. My beef stick was an inch long with a piece of cheese a half inch long. One olive and a sad pickle. It used to be a meal in of itself. Boo!! Waitress took forever to even take a drink order and was less then enthusiastic. Too many other restaurant/bars... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 N Gammon Rd, Middleton, WI 53562-3800
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 608-833-6489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?