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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
11:00 - 02:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good food and "spirits", great place to stopped for lunch. the staff was very friendly. Also their winter drink selection looked very interesting.

Thank Marilyn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for dinner during our visit to Madison. We arrived at about 6 PM on a Friday and we were seated right away. They brew their own beer, so that is what is on tap and was quite good. We also ordered sandwiches and some great poutine. The beer and poutine were definitely the highlights. I would eat... More 

Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Great Dane is just great, classic Wisconsin. Beers are pretty good (try the APA) and the menu is awesome - bar pub kicked up six notches. All of the locations are great too, with pool, darts, and shuffleboard. Their brunch buffet is enormous (and pricey) and not to be missed! For something different, try the African peanut stew.

Thank Hilary J
Chris Z, Public Relations Manager at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Hilary, Thank you for the positive review. We like to think we have one of the best brunches in Madison so it is great to hear from our guests like you. Hope to you see back again soon! More 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here before the Badger/Gopher FB game. Their shuttle even took us to the game and picked us up after. There were 12 of us in our group and they were more than accommodating with our reservation. Food/drinks and friendly service! Nice job Dave!

Thank Todd H
Chris Z, Public Relations Manager at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., responded to this review

Todd, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Great Dane before heading off to the Badger game. We'll pass the information along to Dave. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a very wide menu selection, there is something for everyone to eat and / or drink @ The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. My personal favorite is the African peanut soup & peanut stew. The service is attentive & the rustic decór is comfortingly attractive.

Thank Margaret M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Great Dane after work with my business associates. Great atmosphere, food and of course beer

Thank D S
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we visited this famous bar and restaurant in Downtown area on a freezing friday afternoon and the whole experience was awesome , we tried the natural Oktoberfest beer and the delicious old glory cheese curds to start as appetizers ,fabulous and later we ordered as main dishes the California Turkey Club and the Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas ,that were well... More 

Thank ISRAEL29
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on the second floor. Food was filing but service was a bit slow. We ordered the poutine for an appetizer and the brat and bacon pretzel burger, chipotle chicken quesadillas and the fish dinner. Prices were reasonable.

Thank alwaysfun2travel
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Dane is a Madison favourite, and with good reason. The atmosphere is laid back but classy, and the bar itself is comfortable and inviting. In the day time the clientele is mainly prosperous professionals from nearby, but in the evenings it has a more college town feel, as students head to the capital area for a drink and... More 

Thank davidparrock
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped before a Badger football game for beverages. Two beers, two iced teas. The bar was relatively busy, but not packed. No table service, we had to order at the bar. To get to the bathroom, you have to pass the kitchen. Glad we didn't order food - it was a mess in there.

Thank Denise A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?