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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$American, ,
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to have a beer and. watch football. The best cold weather dish ever is the Chicken Pot Pie.

Thank rsbaby2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually, the Great Dane near the state capitol is one of 3 or 4 Madison/suburban locations. In addition to a solid selection of beers, the Dane offers a food menu of sandwiches, soups, stews, salads, and some house specialties. Vegetarian-friendly.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

They sat us in the basement which I originally was put off with but found it cozy ad comfortable. Our server was fun and responsive (with I could remember her name). We had two great meals and the best cheese curds and ranch dressing all...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Dane has been a great Madison restaurant for a long time. When I lived in Madison, I was excited when they brought the Dane out to Fitchburg and then the West Side of Madison. They are great alternatives when you can't get downtown....More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prompt, efficient service of bar favourite dishes, all in sensible serving sizes. Nice, informal atmosphere. Beers were good and available as tasters as well as standard measures if you just want to drink. Recommended!

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place for good food and a drink. Lots of choices and everyone enjoyed their meals. Wait can be long although we were seated much sooner than we told when we arrived. No reservations possible.

Thank In2exploring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lady at our hotel across the street recommended this restaurant! It was great to walk across the street after a long day at the World Dairy Expo! Food was great !! My husband enjoyed a few beers ! We will visit again on our next...More

Thank Courtney E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a total of 31 of us for a workers retirement goodbye party. The food everybody said was excellent. Drinks are pricey but you have to expect that. Did not bother me. The thing that did concern me was the space i reserved was...More

Thank nannygoat2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t think I’ve had a bad visit to the Great Dane Pub ever. I travel to Madison once a year, for the past nine years, for a conference. The Great Dane Pub is the first place I have dinner at every year! The service...More

Thank Travelchick576
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed overnight in Madison for a business trip. We stopped at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. for dinner. There were a lot of choices on the menu and a variety of beer choices available Food was good.

Thank 728deb
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a parking garage about a block away. It was a Sunday afternoon and it was either free or real cheap that day, I don’t really remember which.
3 June 2016|
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Response from boyerbuckets | Reviewed this property |
Given the nature of your review and the self-admitted crude behavior you exhibited at this restaurant, my guess is that you were indeed either drunk or just rude. "...no clue who I am"? Give us a break. We can tell who... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-284-0000
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