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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pub N' Prime

Pub N' Prime
Ranked #12 of 29 Restaurants in Saint Germain
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We've driven by the Pub N' Prime for years and finally decided to stop in based on the Tripadvisor reviews. What a disappointment. The atmosphere is nonexistent - stark white walls without a hint of character. The service was slow, inattentive and not particularly friendly. The meal starts with a "relish tray" consisting of two green onions, two baby carrots, two slices of canned peaches and a few olives all kind of rolling around on an otherwise unadorned plate. Sad really, and a little silly, but it definitely sets the tone for the rest of the meal. The wilted salad looked like it had been made days ago. And the prime rib was, well, average at best. It's not the best prime rib you've ever had. It's not even the best prime rib in St. Germain. I guess we were right in just driving by for all those years.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TravelswithPute
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English first
Maplewood, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Prime Rib!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I have been going here for several years. Absolutely LOVE the prime rib. The prime rib is like butter just melts in your mouth and has excellent flavor. Waitstaff moves customers through pretty quick even when they are busy. If you are not a steak or prime rib person this place is probably not for you the menu is limited on other choices.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Holly H
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Appleton WI
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Like prime rib?? Ooooh yess!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I always love how, from year-to-year, they have "exchange students" working there. My favorites have always been from Poland. They are ALWAYS soooo nice !!

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Stephen S
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Dubuque, Iowa
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Prime Rib - Do not go here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Atmosphere - Terrible. Wait staff - Very slow. Drinks - average. Food - not at all what I was waiting for. The Prime rib was big, but had no flavor. The wait staff was very sloooooow. The Tiki bar on the other hand was friendly, exciting, and reasonable prices on drinks.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RichDBQ
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Nekoosa, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Tiki bar & prime rib great, NOTHING else.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you go to this restaurant to enjoy drinks at the Tiki bar, you will. The place is busy and noisy but seems to be liked by many people. If you go for the prime rib, yes.. it's excellent and not too pricey, but the rest of their food is overpriced and not good at all (or our party was not lucky that night). Three in our group got the prime rib and it was excellent, one got the deep fried shrimp platter that was nothing but batter, and I got the orange whiskey chicken, to get two boiled, tasteless rubbery breast, with a clear liquid equally with no taste, the only flavor was the orange zest sprinkled on top and the three and 1/2 slices of canned mandarin oranges, a total disappointment! To top that my spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, was in a "bath" (and I am not exaggerating) of vinegar.
We had two small children with us, there was no children menu, but they offered a chicken strips and fries basket so it was OK. No children cups either, so they brought flimsy plastic ones filled to the rim with no lids, that the minute the children tried to drink from (with straws), just for holding them they spilled and WE had to go to the bar to get more cups to divide their drinks, so at least they would not spill when they grabbed them.

They advertise fast seating, and it shows... lack of detail, no quality control of dishes.

Very busy (in a Wednesday) and very noisy as usual. We had gone there in the past a couple times, we stopped going for some time, but we had family with us and they wanted prime rib, so we went again. We will not go back, there are many other restaurants in the area that on top of prime rib, they offer a better atmosphere and more selections in their menu.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Maria K
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