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“Great beer and food”

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. Hilldale
Ranked #54 of 1,007 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stopped by this brew pub as were driving through Madison and we're really glad we did. My husband enjoyed a sampler of their brewed beer. He chose to sample 10 beers - the waiter was cool about it and made sure to give him all the specialty beers they had on tap before using up his samples on their 'everyday' options.

Husband had the Black and Tan burger with pub fries. The burger was pretty big and well cooked. His complaint was how messy the burger was. :) Everything kept spilling out the sides with each bite, but that can be a good thing, right?

I enjoyed the nachos, which were really good. Topping to chip ratio was pretty good. I hate when you finish you plate and have a bunch of naked chips left over, but that didn't happen here! Portions of both our meals were pretty large; both of us were full when we left.

We would stop here again!

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Thank Mo F
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Very awesome atmosphere! The hostesses were very inviting and even though they were busy it was only a 10min wait at most. The waitress was nice and didn't rush us even though we never at there. The food was hot and prepared just like we ordered! Def recommend this place!

Thank gutson84
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The wait was long. But hung out in the back bar until the table was ready enjoying fresh brew. Food and service was great. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Great happy hour, $3 beers and rail drinks. All of their beer is brewed by them, and most of it is great. Not a big fan of light beer, so I stay clear of that, especially the wheat beer (my friend likened it to soggy hotdog buns). The food is always consistent. Nothing too fancy, but they have good solid food! I usually go for the mac and cheese, or the falafel sandwich; both great vegetarian options.

Thank Kelsey C
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We visited 2 of the locations in Madison in the last 3 months, once for a BD and once before a Badger hockey event. Good service both times. I love the beer selections. The food is tasty (pot pie is a favorite of mine), but wish they had kept the beer bread/honey butter instead of the roll they serve now. Dependable, predictable, and sometimes needs to be served a little quicker so it isn't just barely warm. Fun atmosphere!

Thank MamaK53562
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