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1855 Saloon and Grill

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American, Bar
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218 S Main St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9812
+1 608-839-3700
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I had just finished hiking 10 miles on the adjacent Glacial Drumlin Trail and were tired and hungry. I was aware that we were probably gross from our hike but based on 1855's proximity to the path, I was hoping that it was casual and used to accommodating hikers. It was definitely fancier than I'd expected but... More 

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Thank Sally1382
Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food. 1855 was able to accomodate a large group of 13. Very good service. Free dessert on birthdays too.

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Thank mitchell m
McFarland, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

When we arrived, we past 4 nice booths on our way to the host station. We asked the hostess to seat us in one of these 4 booths. She stated she could not and that the only available booth was in the back next to a table with young noisy children. We visited on a Monday as this has always... More 

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Thank wdwrkr1000
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Being our last night in town, several friends wanted to get together for dinner, so we headed to 1855. We didn't think to call for reservations, but when we arrived we were told it would be almost an hour wait. That would upset some, but they had live music in the bar so we headed over to enjoy drinks before... More 

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Thank WarriorChick516
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

1855 is nestled on South Main Street in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. A short commute from Madison that is worth the drive for the verbose menu and atmosphere. Dining is available inside and out, weather permitting, but it is the food selection that offers something for every palate that attracts. If you are a golfer, I suggest playing the Championship Course... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

1855 has gone through some very positive changes! Menu is not so large; wait staff is superb; food was great; still love the live music. We've gone back twice now in one week and both times it has been excellent. Way to go!

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Thank Jeanne S
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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307 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We have been in Sun Prairie for 4 years and use to eat here a couple times per quarter. We had not been to 1885 Salon and Grill in over a year and we invited close friends to dinner on Friday night...they have not eaten there before. In the past we considered this the best restaurant in Cottage Grove and... More 

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Thank Delmar M
Madison, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As a family who eats out fairly often, especially on the weekends, we are always on the lookout for a good Friday Fish Fry place that also has non-fish offers. The entrance is a bit odd: what seems like the main entrance is at the corner of Main St. and a side street, but there is no parking lot there... More 

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Thank koya65
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to 1855 many times over the last couple years and we have never been disappointed. I've had sandwiches and pizza and all are great. Service has never disappointed and prices are reasonable. Definitely worth trying if you're looking for a place to try

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Thank Mike L
Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

With only a few options in Cottage Grove, this restaurant is easily the best. I think it warrants a visit from those coming from surrounding communities as well. The food is consistently good overall. I can't say the pizza was as good as I would have hoped but other items have been good. There are a few dinner entrees that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 S Main St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9812
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cottage Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 608-839-3700

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