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“Great Beer, Great Food, Great People”

The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co. Wausau
Ranked #7 of 164 Restaurants in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2011

First time there and returned the next night!!! This microbrewery has a great selection of beer and the food/menu supports the beers served. Happy hour 4 to 6 Monday-Friday and a "Beer of the Day" special. Service was wonderful with a young staff with lots of energy and knowledge of the beers and the menus. It was a special occasion for us and they gave us free drinks to help celebrate. There is also a beer garden for those nice afternoons and evneing. GREAT JOB GREAT DANE!!!!!!

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Thank DDGone
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

Staying at the motel next door to the Great Dane afforded us a quick walk to what turned out to be a pleasant Friday night Fish Fry. We arrived around 5 and walked right in to a delicious meal. The wait staff couldn't have been friendlier. They have plenty of room and it's kid friendly to boot. I learned that they are expanding by building some kind of beer garden in part of their parking lot, which is huge. They have architectural drawings in the lobby and when it's done it will be beautiful.

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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Great place for microbrews and good food. Excellant children's menu and service for children. Food was great - atmosphere is family friendly. Highly recommend when passing or staying in Wausau.

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2  Thank bedot
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Reviewed December 12, 2010

come on now, where else in the world can you get a lagered (like in beer) sausage platter, with smoked bacon cabbage slaw and a side of Mashed potatoes. great food, reasonable and great beer too. GREAT location across from hilldale mall and lots of free parking.

2  Thank foodwriter007
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

The Great Dane Pub in Wausau went above and beyond for our wedding reception on October 10, 2009. Thomas and Tiffany were unbelieveable, and the staff was absolutely 5 star. My husband is from New York, I am from Central Wisconsin - he wanted a NY style wedding (ie full hors d'oeuvre hour, including stations and passed, 4 course plated sit down dinner w/ wine service during dinner, and full dessert hour including ice cream sundae station, cannolis, brownies, cookies, chocolate fountain & dipping items, etc, and premium open bar all night). Needless to say, not easy to pull off in Central Wisconsin... We were, in all honesty, quite demanding, but Thomas, Tiffany, and their staff rose to the occasion and surpassed ALL of our expectations (and I promise you, they were VERY high!). All of our friends from New York, his family (also from New York), my family from Chicago, and our local friends are all still raving about the food & service at our wedding - we heard from at least 60 of our 125 guests that our wedding was, without a doubt, the best wedding they had ever been to. That is a huge credit to the Great Dane staff - for several New Yorkers who have EXTRAORDINARILY high expectations to say that is really a testament!

On top of the food and service AT our wedding, everything leading up to our wedding was seamless. We rented gold wood chivari chairs, speciality linens and china, had a lighted floor monogram delivered, over 600 candles that needed to be moved from the upstairs bar after the cocktail hour, to the downstairs banquet room for the reception, and hired a decorator to drape over 700 yards of chiffon to create a romantic feel - all of this went off without a hitch, and without me being there (we live in NY, so I wasn't there to supervise or make sure things went smoothly ahead of time) - this is an absolutely ENORMOUS credit to Tiffany & her team. The logistics of everything ran smoothly & seamlessly.

We also held an "after party" in the bar upstairs from 12:30 a.m. (when our wedding ended downstairs) until 2:30 a.m. and provided "finger food" (nachos, mozz sticks, etc) and homemade pizzas for our guests - all were served hot on the buffet & no one wanted to leave the after party at the bar because everyone was having such a great time! They had a DJ playing tunes, a shuffle board table, pool tables, and the fireplace where people gathered long after our last dance.

The Sunday following our wedding we hosted a private brunch for all of our guests and the Great Dane opened early, at 8am, to service our guests, so we had an entirely private brunch from 8am-10am. Food was, once again, absolutely excellent, and service outstanding. All food on the buffet was fresh and hot, tables were promptly cleaned & dishes quickly collected by waitstaff.

Honestly can't say enough great things about the Great Dane Pub in Wausau - absolutely first class all the way. HIGHLY recommend.

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