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The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery

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The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and BreweryThe Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 213
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

105 South Second St
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 53572
United States
phone: (608) 437-2739

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(Place added by: cokes)
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Reviews by dancinwillie:
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

I stopped here with a friend and his 9 year old daughter on a Friday, around 1:30, after going to Blue Mound State Park, and Cave of the Mound. We were seated right away, but it took about 10 minutes for our waitress to take our order. Our cheese curds came out quickly with our drinks, and they were delicious, served with a delicious honey mustard sauce, instead of the usual boring ranch. Our sandwiches came out quick enough, we still had a few curds left, and mine was fantastic. I had the french dip, with au jus (obviously) and some tasty french fries. My friend had the fish fry, with some sort of potato chips with cheese on them that were baked. These chips were not good, not good at all. They tasted burnt, but he said the fish was good. We both also enjoyed the Sassion beer with our meals. It was a above average beer, especially coming from a brewpub.

In the meantime, I remembered that the Grumpy Troll has started bottling their beers. I inquired as to what they offered in bottles, and they only had 3 at the time, a basic lager, 1 I can't remember, and the award winning Amnesia Baltic Porter. We asked for a sample, which cost us each a dollar, and thought it was really good, so I ordered a bottle to take home. She brought it out, reminded me I couldn't drink it in the restaurant, and brought our check. About this time my buddy is finishing his meal, and he realizes he didn't get his coleslaw, or his bread and butter. He mentions it to our waitress, and she apologizes, and says she'll take it off of the bill. We were satisfied with that, but then they brought us another bottle of Amnesia, on the house. We were more than happy to forgive.

So I guess it comes down to the fact that this is a small town establishment. They have young people working there that might forget the occasional side. But they treat you right if they make a mistake. Good customer service goes a long way, and in a year when I make it back down to Mount Horeb, I doubt I'll remember not getting a roll, but I will remember getting a bottle of Amnesia Baltic Porter on the house.

08-16-2008 05:39:13 | More by dancinwillie
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mhsmall84

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

Nice place, unfortunately I dropped by at a very busy time. Awesome selection of brews, food was delicious and the staff was friendly. I will definitely stop in again!

08-21-2014 04:49:15 | More by mhsmall84
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2%

08-11-2014 00:54:59 | More by aubzachsyd
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 03:49:49 | More by KAF
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-26-2014 00:15:14 | More by SweetChicken
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joelambic

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 08:36:03 | More by joelambic
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Nyboer1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-08-2014 17:10:08 | More by Nyboer1
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oilcan01

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-03-2013 02:47:23 | More by oilcan01
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-20-2013 22:47:57 | More by egrace84
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.41/5  rDev -13%

I've visited this place quite frequently. During the evening hours, it is quite busy, extremely loud, and staff are pacing back and forth through out the place. The restaurant has tables with high chairs, low chairs, and there are some wooden booths. There is an upstairs that serves pizza but I've never tried it.

As for the food, it's mediocre. I enjoy the Salmon Summer Salad and their burgers but that is pretty much it. I've been disappointed with their other dishes (I cease to remember them). Unfortunately my wife had that experience of disappointment when she ordered fish fry. They served her two small fish fillets...almost the size of fish sticks. I'm not kidding. We expected more (we're in Wisconsin for crying out loud!) or at least all you can eat fish. My wife who is petite for an average women wished she had more fish...considering this it will probably not satisfy most people who order this.

Their beers are okay. Not amazing but not bad. They do have a wide selection to choose from which I appreciate. Their Harvest Moon - a wild rice ale - left the biggest impression on me among the rest of the beers. I did enjoy this and would order it again.

Overall - I'll probably stick with the pubs in Madison, WI. But if family and friends are over and we want to eat at a place close by, Grumpy Troll may be the choice.

07-17-2013 16:21:42 | More by Benish
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The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery in Mount Horeb, WI
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.