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The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.

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123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703-5122
+1 608-284-0000
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is average - I love beer but am not a big fan of theirs. You probably won't get a bad meal here - but it's nothing to write home about.

Thank Amelia053
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I go to Great Dane Fitchburg, East Side, and Hilldale depending on which group of friends I,m with. Each location has really good food, the same house brewed beers, and fun atmosphere. They have been very consistent in their offerings for years. You always know what to expect at Great Dane and all the people I go with are pleased... More 

Thank Poncharo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Recently went to Sunday brunch at Hilldale Great as usual! Do light dinners on the east side Lunches downtown as well as drinks

Thank KDJJr
Madison, WI
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Great Dane has quality craft beers on tap, with a good pub food menu and has always been in an outstanding downtown location in the historic old Fess Hotel whether you are in the main restaurant, the bar, the adjoining pool hall, basement Rathskellar or outdoor garden patio. It's always a solid choice with excellent staff and management that... More 

Thank JVoss
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a family friendly venue with good food and a nice ambiance, and, of course, great choices of beer!

Thank bkGigi
Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I don't care for the Great Dane Brews as much as I do the atmosphere. I go here often for dinner when visiting Madison. Although I try and limit my fried food intake, the menu here is deep with plenty of healthier options. The food is good, the service is pretty good considering they are always slammed. And even the... More 

Thank Steve O
Janesville, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Not only does this place have good food but it also has an awesome lounge area ! Play pool shoot darts ! Great for meet ups with friends or family

Thank Z9718QYbrandonb
Hampshire, UK
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This place is much larger than it looks. The staff were friendly and the food was good although heavily salted (but that seems to be common in most of the American diners we have eaten in).

Thank Merddinemrys
Bismarck, North Dakota
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Great Dane is located in downtown Madison. It has an excellent dining experience excellent along with a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank 522jules
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have gone to the Great Dane in downtown Madison many times over the years and find our dining experience consistently excellent. Their brews are fantastic, atmosphere is great, in summer the back patio is open for dining outside. We have also had fun in their huge pool table room with regulation size tables. There are about 12 tables. What... More 

Thank GirlsfromWisconsin

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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?