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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$American, ,
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
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Reviewed May 15, 2016

Just went their for dinner during Wisco graduation and it did not disappoint. A great selection of their home brews made the night. Food was very good and the service was fine in spite of being overwhelmed by families in town.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We stop here at least once per year, often with a crowd, often busy times and good experiences. Food is good with some uniqueness, great beer, great service, love the atmosphere. A favorite stop in Madison and Wausau.

Thank llwid
Reviewed May 10, 2016

What a consistently great group of bartenders and wait staff, scotch ale is the best!!!! Don't forget the cheesecurds with the ale!!!! I have always had a super time when at the Dane!!! Go Hawks!!!!!!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed May 6, 2016

The menu options are huge! Everything my group ordered was delicious. Our waiter was great. It is located in downtown so it is within walking distance to a lot of other places. You'll need to go for a walk after eating here! :)

Thank jrub630
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

The Great Dane has decent beer and decent food. It is a good place to go if you have a large group because they can easily accommodate. The pool tables are quality. There is definitely better beer to be had in Madison but it is...More

Thank The_Weary_Traveler87
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Just not my favorite place to go to eat or drink or meet friends. The food is ok , drinks are costly. I'm sure others love this place just not me.

Thank gale17
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very good place to go with a large group. The service was great, and the food was good. Their beer is okay. The back area leading to the bathrooms and beer garden could use a new paint job and a good scrub. The bathroom was...More

Thank jdouglas1
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here after a day of sightseeing in town. A coworker recommended it and we weren't let down. We were promptly seated, our drink order was taken, and our server Kevin offered his recommendations although everything is probably fabulous here. Multiple beers were...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed April 29, 2016

The Dane is a reliable meet-up spot for a bunch of people with different tastes. They don't do anything great, but they do lots of things well enough. There's a pool hall/game room with a big bar, a bar in the main dining area, a...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed April 27, 2016

The menu offers very good salads, sandwiches, nachos, great burgers, and even a bit of Mexican fare. The French onion soup is too salty. But, other than that, I have always been pleased with the food there. Be aware that their portions are massive. Plan...More

Thank scubawombat
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a parking garage about a block away. It was a Sunday afternoon and it was either free or real cheap that day, I don’t really remember which.
June 2, 2016|
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Response from boyerbuckets | Reviewed this property |
Given the nature of your review and the self-admitted crude behavior you exhibited at this restaurant, my guess is that you were indeed either drunk or just rude. "...no clue who I am"? Give us a break. We can tell who... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-284-0000
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