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The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery

Not Rated.
The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and BreweryThe Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery
Based on:
41 Beers
293 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 41
Visits: 64
Avg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
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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Reviews: 41 | Visits: 64
Reviews by dancinwillie:
Photo of dancinwillie
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Your standard small town vibe coupled with something of a tourist destination town on the outskirts of Madison. You're definitely amongst locals, including frequent packs of bicyclists and gruff harley riders. Staff is incredibly welcoming and the food - very much standard pub fare - and beer are decent.

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Photo of Sprague67
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of EvilMidnightBomber
4.63/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What a great place. Biked here from Madison (it's only a block off the military ridge trail), and had a great lunch. Had the Trailside wheat and some frys at the bar while we waited for a table, and both were awesome. Had a burger with a brat on top for lunch that was really good, and my wife enjoyed her grilled salmon salad. They were pretty busy, but service was still good. Only tried two of their beers, but I will definitely go back again to try some more. Only complaint: they need more bicycle parking!

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Photo of jonesjere
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of tjk135
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of invalid665
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Photo of redleg411
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Soneast
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of twb0392
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

The beer is better than the food; and that is ok with me.

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.24/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of stouts4me
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mhsmall84
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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!

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery in Mount Horeb, WI
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.