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Nitty Gritty

$$ - $$$American, ,
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
+1 608-251-2521
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (53 reviews)
“cheese curds” (12 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2018

My brother used to work in the Nitty Gritty's kitchen. He told me that although the restaurant claims to use a separate fryer for Gluten-Free meals, this is false. So if you have a severe intolerance to gluten or are concerned about cross contamination, please...More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed April 21, 2018

The Nitty Gritty is a place that everyone should eat at when visiting Madison. The waitstaff were very friendly. The menu offers a wide variety of burgers and appetizers. There is a burger on the menu to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. The atmosphere is festive...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Came to Madison for short trip and decided to eat somewhere ... very cool welcoming place. Full when we came. Had a drink at the bar and couple min later we were seated. Food was delicious, fast made and kids loved it. Good price.

Thank napojlasky
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Really neat atmosphere in Nitty Gritty. Cheese curds were pretty good. It was cool to see a signed Wisconsin Badger jersey from Ron Dayne and his trip to the Rose Bowl in 2000.0

Thank Amelia A
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

As a former Madison resident I was back in town with friends to visit a patient at UW Hospital. Stopped for lunch here afterward and were not disappointed. Onion rings in particular were great, generously beer battered and perfectly fried. We were three happy amigos...More

Thank sstark7937
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Fun atmosphere and cool for groups celebrating birthdays but does much better in the bar department than the restaurant one

Thank BadgerFan47
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Pretzel sticks were bad bread sticks, not pretzel at all, no salt and the nacho cheese lacked Nacho! Chips and salsa were ok. Salsa was good, even tho ypu get a very small cup of it, chips were a bit greasy. Service was very good.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed January 27, 2018

I moved to Madison over a decade ago (in my early 20s), and did the requisite birthday at the Gritty. I haven't been there in quite awhile, but when my sister came up to visit for her birthday, and we were already downtown for a...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We stopped to eat after a Badger basketball game. Food was great. Everyone in the group loved their burgers. Kids loved the chicken tenders basket. We did not get drinks, but many people there were enjoying their birthday drinks. First time at the Nitty Gritty...More

Thank Chad S
Reviewed November 12, 2017

The Nitty Gritty is a Madison institution! It's the perfect place to go for your birthday-- giving you free drinks all night (alcoholic or non). Their food is your typical pub food but with all the birthdays being celebrated, its always a fun place to...More

Thank Sara M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-4932
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-2521
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