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Black Bear Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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320 W Cottage Grove Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9672
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 08:00 - 02:30
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Quite the party place later in the evening! My friend from Pittsburg loooooves this place!!! It's hard to get her to go anywhere else! Keep up the good work, BB!

Thank Cortney K
Houston, TX
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Met family here for lunch while passing through the area. Good pub grub. Clean non-smokey environment. Waitress was friendly and the place was but not overly so. It took a little while for the food to get to the table but we were visiting with family so it didn't matter. The food itself was classic pub grub - prepared well... More 

Thank dflickd
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. Always fun and great service. Have been there on a quiet day and a wild night.

Thank William R
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

hamburger was ordered medium came out bright red and raw. fries were cold. burger was listed as having 2 slices of cheese., tomatoes and lettuce. we only got one slice of cheese no lettuce or tomatoes. The food was very expensive for the quality. The resturant looked like they had not dusted in years. we were there at 12:30 pm... More 

2 Thank dmmonfre
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

There was a group of us that went there and most of us had fish. It was pretty good. The service was average.

Thank tmetz2016
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We have been dropping in at local pubs and smaller restaurants. Not all are inviting. The Black Bear is very inviting with it's log wood lodge decor and huge rock fireplace. The staff are warm and friendly. The salad bar is sad but the food is good.

Thank Pamela G
Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Been here many times! A good place to just hang out or watch a game. Friendly bartenders and wait staff. Typical pub style food.

Thank mitchell m
Durand, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The Saturday night prime rib special was awesome. Pancake breakfast was yum-my. Sundays you can make your own Bloody Mary. Love the log cabin atmosphere. Try to go here at least once every time I'm in 'the Grove.'

Thank luey410
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Did not expect good tacos in WI, let alone a average looking bar, but, for a couple bucks, you get a nice couple beef tacos and a good selection of toppings. Wash down with a $2.25 draft beer from Capitol Brewery, and all is good.

Thank Buck30
Madison, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Solid burger and fries, good prices, good cold beer, nice place to chill and watch a game, shoot pool or catch up with friends in a casual, small town atmosphere.

Thank nunuthedog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
08:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 W Cottage Grove Rd, Cottage Grove, WI 53527-9672
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cottage Grove

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?