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Restaurants we gave Ds to

A D means we won't go back and we'd warn others about it. Check out the rest of our grading rubric.

  1. Applebee's: 1x B, 1x D+
  2. Badgerland Bar and Grill: 1x C-, 1x D
  3. Blue Velvet Lounge: 1x D+, 1x D
  4. Bon Appetit: 1x A, 1x A-, 1x B+, 1x B, 1x B-, 1x D (for child-friendliness)
  5. Boston's the Gourmet Pizza: 1x C+, 1x D+
  6. Cannery Grill: 1x B, 1x C-, 1x D+
  7. Chuck E. Cheese: 3x B-; 1x C+; 1x C; 1x D
  8. Church Key: 1x D, 1x D-
  9. Connie's Home Plate: 2x D+
  10. Crapp's Tap: 1x C-, 1x D+
  11. The Curve: 2x A, 1x B+, 1x B, 3x C, 2x D
  12. DeJope: 1x C-, 1x D+
  13. Del-Bar: 1x B+, 1x D+
  14. East Towne Food Court: 1x B-, 1x C, 2x D
  15. Edo Sushi Bar and Buffet: 1x A (if you're not too picky), 1x B-, 1x C+, 1x D (if you are picky)
  16. Fat Sandwich Company: 1x A-, 1x B+, 1x C, 1x D
  17. Gamers Grill: 1x C, 1x D+
  18. Gerk's Junction: 1x D+, 1x D-
  19. Gloria Jean's: 1x D+
  20. Grape & Co.: 3x C+, 2x C-, 1x D+
  21. Grid Iron: 1x D-, 1x F
  22. Happy Grill: 1x C-, 1x D+
  23. Hardee's: 1x C+, 1x D+
  24. Hooters: 1x B-, 1x C, 1x D
  25. Hooterville Inn: 1x C, 1x D+
  26. Hot Stuff Pizza: 1x D+, 1x D
  27. Jerome's: 1x C-, 1x D+
  28. KFC: 1x B, 1x D+
  29. Kaminski Bros. Chop House: 1x C+, 1x D+
  30. Kato's Cajun: 1x C-, 1x D+
  31. Keg: 1x C-, 1x D
  32. Keg of Martinsville: 1x C, 1x D+
  33. Kollege Klub: 1x C+, 1x D+
  34. Lava Lounge: 1x C+, 1x D+
  35. The Local Tavern: 1x B, 1x C, 1x C-, 2x D+
  36. Metcalfe's Market Hilldale Cafe: 1x C-, 1x D+, 1x D
  37. MiaZa's Cafe: 1x C+, 1x C, 1x C-, 1x D
  38. Northside Family Restaurant: 1x C, 1x D+
  39. Parthenon Gyros: 1x C+, 1x C, 2x C-, 1x D
  40. Pedro's Mexican Restaurante: 2x C+, 1x D
  41. Perkins: 1x C-, 1x D
  42. Porta Bella: 1x B-, 1x D+
  43. Puerto Escondido: 3x B-, 1x C+, 2x C, 2x D+
  44. Segredo: 1x B-, 2x D+
  45. Sonic Drive-In: 1x C+, 1x D+
  46. UW Memorial Union-Rathskeller: 1x C, 1x D+
  47. Yes Buffet: 2x A, 1x B, 4x B-, 2x C+, 2x C, 1x C-, 1x D+, 1x D-


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