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Nitty Gritty

) #84 of 779 Restaurants in Madison $$ - $$$ American, ,
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
+1 608-251-2521
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (46 reviews)
“cheese curds” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a birthday event. Birthday person gets a mug with rum punch and a balloon. We did not have food. Typical college bar experience. Power hour from 10-11 with regular drink specials, but that's all you can get during that time. Not well...More

Thank Eisme77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my birthday yesterday and went there with my husband. They did not serve the beer at my table, apparently the server was under age and could not do so ... make me go up and down from the bar on my birthday not...More

Thank frenchmarisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from celebrating my birthday. Ordered 2 burgers and fries with it. My husband did not touch his fries. When I asked what happened he showed me a hair was stuck inside of a frie! Told him to say something but did not...More

Thank asianitalianchic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner and some cocktails for the evening. Great location to walk to from the University of Madison. Food was very good. If it is your birthday, it is a great place to go to if you belong to their birthday club.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Met a friend for lunch and we decided to share 4 Nitty Gritty sliders. She also ordered a small bowl of soup. I couldn't believe how bad the sliders were. The bread was dry and hard, the hamburger had a bad after taste. And I...More

Thank Enjoy2travel
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for burgers before a show at the Kohl center. You can never go wrong with food at the Gritty, it's all delicious! But if you like a cheeseburger, or fixings, just make sure not to order a plain Gritty burger. You have to...More

Thank Emmlet83
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Free beer all day on your birthday! but good burgers otherwise and plenty of beers to choose from. good little place near downtown and University. atmosphere is bar like, but that's ok in this town.

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If it's your birthday then you need to go to NittyGritty's, if you're in your 20's. We were visiting our daughter at UW, it was her bday so we treked over to NittyGritty's and made the best of it. We were by far the oldest...More

Thank rx411
Reviewed 24 April 2017

To stop here you hope to find a parking place in the ramp across the street. The service was very good as we had a large group. My food was average for a burger. However, being surrounded by the campus of UW it's likely plenty...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Any time you are heading to the Kohl Center is the right time to stop at the Nitty Gritty for a burger or cold beer! Of course, there menu offers much more! Check it out, all ages welcome. Go Badgers!

Thank Tim D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-2521
  • E-mail
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