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“Enjoyable atmosphere; good food”

Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub
Ranked #53 of 989 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Greenway Boulevard
Transit: Located at local bus line stop.
Description: Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub highlights a wide variety of beers from Milwaukee's own Sprecher Brewery. Our menu consists of American Comfort food at its best. Starting with wood fired steaks and ribs, delicious chicken and seafood entrees, hand made flatbreads and pizzas, a variety of pastas, signature salads and hearty sandwiches. Our full bar also offers innovative cocktails and a comfortable lounge area.
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Enjoyable atmosphere; good food”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

A group of coworkers and I had dinner at Sprecher's. We enjoyed the atmospher -- although the restaurant was very busy, we were able to hold normal conversations at our table. Our table enjoyed the cheese curds, along with the fried mushrooms for appetizers. They were really very good! Everyone enjoyed their entrees too! I decided on the Schnitzel and requested that they leave off the egg. I had not had this before and really enjoyed it! i would recommend Sprecher's for good food and a nice atmosphere. The service staff was very accommodating and friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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421 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fun not Food”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Five of us visited on a Friday night. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience. Separate bar area with booths, dining area and outdoor patio. All of us ordered the Friday fish fry special. The fried cod batter was greasy and thick. Fries were greasy and served cool. We asked that they be returned. They were only to receive another that were also cold. The baked cod was better than the fried. Fish was flaky with a traditional bland flavor. The real attraction on this night was the outdoor patio with bar, a few tables with fire pit. Based on our experience, this is a good option for very average pub food. If your goal is camaraderie, cold beer and al fresco dining you should be happy. If you desire fresh, tasty food, look for the many great alternatives that Madison has to offer.

  • Visited September 2013
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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421 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“A good people watching establishment!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The bartender poured a good Jack & Coke while we waited for a table. It was a beautiful evening, so the place was packed inside and outside. We were seated at a booth within 20 minutes and we both ordered the pan fried walleye. The salad was really delicious. Our walleye came soon. Mine was delicious, but my boyfriend's was really fishy. The skin was still on it and he absolutely could not eat it - it was only the second time in his life he had to send a meal back. Sprecher's made up for it, though, by offering him something else free. We instead had another drink and dessert (carrot cake - very delicious!) and they did not charge us for the drinks and dessert. We would definitely go here again - the one bad walleye was probably a fluke.

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Happy Hour, Drinks, Outdoor Patio is AMAZING”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stop by for a drink, for dinner, appetizers or some live music in the evenings during the warm months. Appetizers were good, though flatbreads were clearly not freshly cooked. Otherwise I'd give high marks. Thai lettuce wrap was amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Manager receptive, gluten free options, service very good, food ???”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a lunch at Sprecher's in Madison recently. I had the grilled romaine, blue cheese, steak and asparagus, he had the hamburger special with beer for $8.00.
My steak was tender, and done to perfection, the baby romaine was appealing and good. The asparagus had a chemical/soap taste to it, but I didn't complain about it as we already complained about my husband's cole slaw being too vinegar like. They promptly replaced the cole slaw with sweet potato fries. I have eaten here before without incident. Manager today apologized and said they agreed about the cole slaw. They do a menu dedicated to gluten free.

  • Visited August 2013
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