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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Ranked #7 of 985 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alabama
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“Love this place!”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

The Great Dane is doing so well that more of them just keep popping up. I believe there are now 4, one downtown, one in Fitchburg, one in Midvale Mall and the latest one at the Dane County airport. They have an excellent assortment of delicious microbrews and very good food. Love the woodsy interior. Bar area has big Tvs.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food and Great Service”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Visit regularly - several locations to choose from...usually can be seated right away or after a short wait. Try the bar for their house brewed (very strong) beers or a killer bloody mary. West African peanut stew is always a favorite. Prime rib wrap, Mayan chicken wrap, pot pie and southwest pesto tortellini are favorites. Not impressed with pizzas. Dane burger with artichoke dip on it is a nice treat. Outside of apple crisp, skip their desserts - pricy and nothing memorable.

  • Visited September 2011
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Boca Raton, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

I have eaten here numerous times. The food is good and is great for lunch since it's pretty easy to get in. I'm not sure I would wait when it's really crowded at dinner time though. They have good pub food and there is enough variety on the menu that there shouldn't be a problem finding something for everyone.

  • Visited September 2011
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Bloomington, Illinois
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177 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Mediocre food and terrible service”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

We visited the HIllside location after having been to the Doty St. Location 3 years ago. The downtown location was much better both for service, food, and atmosphere. The food we had tonight tasted like it came out of a frozen bag from Walmart. We sat at the bar since it was an hour wait for a table. The bartenders and staff could not have been more disinterested in us and seemed generally annoyed to be working. We will not be visiting again.....there are too many other good food options on Madison.

  • Visited September 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“great beer selection”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

great beer and food at this place. Large place, multiple bars even a cool out of the way bar downstairs that we found. They also had garden seating on the basement level that look like it would be cool to eat out there.

  • Visited August 2011
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