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The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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876 Jupiter Dr, Madison, WI 53718-2962
+1 608-442-1333
11:00 - 02:30
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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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Huntington, Indiana
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter and son in law for the weekemd. Arrived for lunch about noon on a cold Saturday afternoon. Ordered cheesecurds they were delicious! Also soup and sandwiches which were delicious. Drinks and beers-2 thumbs up! Atmosphere was good somewhat noisy at times. Server was great! A definite return!

Thank Julie C
McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ahi tuna appetizer was fabulous. 💜ed it! Prime rib was flavourful and of course the beer ROCKED! GREAT NIGHT.

Thank caley22
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to The Great Dane. Our first was at the down town Madison location and this visit was at the Jupiter Drive site. Both have a similar pub atmosphere. My wife and I enjoyed our meals each time.

Thank Donner65
Bloomington, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food is fresh, and they will have something for everyone every time.

Thank Scott G
Monroe, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Called to see if we could get on a list. Was told we needed to be there in person to get on the list. When we arrived, was told it was a 20 minute wait. There were two girls at the hostess station...eating. It just seemed very tacky and unprofessional to stand there eating when there are people waiting. When... More 

Thank Tooshortgirl
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy coming to the Great Dane when I am in Madison. I am never disappointed by my food selection. I love that they offer gluten free buns!

Thank Emily J
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

large area to seat people, attentive staff, food was rather expensive for quantity/quality but known for the beer too. Our party of four was satisfied with everything.

Thank Melissa R
Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I went here as multiple people recommended it in a beer group I'm in on FB. They said it was good food (not so much, one reason for the 2 star rating), family friendly (it was), and good beer ( IMO, house brews were good enough but didn't stand out. The "guest brew" had much more flavor). We had Cheese... More 

1 Thank Jonathan L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was average and the service was less than average. We ordered the fried cheese curds for an appetizer and for being in Wisconsin, they were a disappointment (they tasted like a frozen Sysco product). Burgers were ok, but not great. And the gentleman that brought us water spilled the entire tray of water glasses on our table, soaking... More 

1 Thank William G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I'm an italian exchange student and I had dinner here. The food is a 2.5, nothing special, but the service was awful. They pour a tray with a lot glasses on me, for accident. It's okay, really uncomfortable but okay. The problem is another: first reaction: both of the waiters started laughing. They came back to dry out after 10... More 

1 Thank Riccardo P
Chris Z, Public Relations Manager at The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co., responded to this review

Riccardo, Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. I sincerely apologize for the mess created by the spilled water and the way the staff reacted, we understand your frustration. We try to maintain the highest standards of service, but it’s clear we fell short in your case. Please contact our General Manager (samantha.frazier@greatdanepub.com) at your convenience, we'd like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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: 876 Jupiter Dr, Madison, WI 53718-2962
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-442-1333

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?