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Grumpy Troll Pub & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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105 S 2nd St, Mount Horeb, WI 53572-2105
+1 608-437-2739
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beer batter fish fry, both cod and perch, were so delicious. The coating was nice and crunchy. I love the pretzel roll instead of rye, and I could get a baked potato. Baked potatoes are getting hard to find! I liked that they offered local wine. The down side to this restaurant - no reservations for large parties, so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pulled pork sandwich and the chicken/beef nachos. Everything was good but nothing was great. As a tip, the chicken and beef should be on top of each other and not each on one side. The worst was the caramel, chocolate sundae. The caramel was on the bottom and after three spoonfuls the chocolate sauce was gone. The... More 

Thank 231Liz
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met some family members here for a mid-week meal. The staff was very helpful with accomodating our needs with high chairs, children's menus, etc. The food was great and the beer was cold! What more could a person want?

Thank Lehee
Castro Valley, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were feeling a bit peckish and we love to try brew pubs, so a quick search led to the Grumpy Troll. The place was busy even in the early afternoon, but we were able to find a small bar table that was open. We looked at the appetizers took our waitresses recommendation to try the Wisconsin... More 

Thank Daniel J
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to return here after our first visit 2 years ago. Major disappointment! Food and service were both lacking. We had to wait almost an hour for a table and we were seated right next to the kitchen entrance. Their signature homemade Grumpy chips were not as good as I remember, and my HappyTroll burger was too rare... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and very tasty beer! We were 2 moms on a getaway and this place was great for our lunch! I had a beer sampler of 4 and I loved them all! I chose the lighter beers which suited my taste. Very good beers. We ordered the pretzel appetizer without really reading the description. That thing was HUGE! The... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here. It is mostly a brewpub with good food. We were looking for more of a place just to eat dinner. The food we had was good, but the menu is not as varied as I like. I heard it has a good beer selection, but since I don't drink, I can't comment on that.

Thank Steven P
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359 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went to Mount Horeb and there were several restaurants to chose from. We picked this one because we liked the sign in front. We did not think it would be as crowded as what it was. We walked in at about 11:35AM on a Sunday morning - they were already crowded and we were lucky to get a table.... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been to the Grumpy Troll several times with good results other than how busy it usually is. Again on this trip they were very busy and it was going to be 30 minutes for a table. The bar was full so the hostess suggested we go upstairs if we wanted a beer. We went upstairs and the tables... More 

Thank as3dgfad6
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

While attending the Mount Horeb fall festival, we stopped in for lunch. They brew on site and I tried and liked their Trailside Wheat. Bar tender wasn't super friendly, but they were busy. For lunch my wife ordered the chicken pot pie. It comes like as a creamy sauce over buttermilk biscuits rather than as a pie, but it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S 2nd St, Mount Horeb, WI 53572-2105
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Mount Horeb
  • Phone Number: +1 608-437-2739
Local Brewery featuring 12 of our own beers on tap and many award winning. Many local food offerings and full bar. Daily specials include Friday FishFry and Sat Prime Rib.
2Nd floor is home to Pizzeria and full bar with many large screens for the games.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?