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Madelyn's Diner

377 Huron St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T6, Canada
(519) 273-5296
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Ranked #40 of 110 restaurants in Stratford
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Jul 12, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's an old diner, really packed breakfast was decent though the hollandaise sauce wasn't that great on my eggs Benedict. But one thing that makes me keep coming back for more is their Pecan Butter Tarts. The moment I had a bite of it I got totally hooked. I even go there just to buy the pecan butter tarts. A... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am definitely considered regular at Madelyn's. My partner and I always go in around once or twice a week. I always get the Fish and chips (sometimes I get mash and gravy). Its just too good to pass up. The batter its very light and crisp. The fish really gets to speak for itself. The fries are crisp, fluffy... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent breakfast, including choices such as peameal and eggs Benedict. They also serve sandwiches, fish & chips, homemade soup, homemade coleslaw, etc. They have a large parking lot of their own, so, unlike most restaurants in downtown Stafford, parking is easy. We eat there at least once every trip to Stratford.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Four of us had lunch at Madelyn's May 27. Great service, loved the unsweet iced tea. 2 of us had brekkies and 2 lunch and all of us were pleased with the food. Delicious, quick, lots of it. The salad was enormous and shared with all 4. Its welcoming with a homelike atmosphere, a happy place to go. Many thanks... More

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Stratford, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's been years since I've eaten here and I remember it as being quite good. Not this time though. The fries were soggy, the fish greasy and the service was terrible. The atmosphere is grungy and I don't think it's the cleanest either. At least I didn't spend a fortune to get bad food. I will not return.

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Wingham, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Came for lunch with my wife. She's had pecan salad and I had the fish on a bun special that included tomato vegetable soup. The soup was excellent. The fish on a bun was tasty. My wife's salad was no very fresh. Lots of wilted greens. Finished the meal with a yummy tart and coffee.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Saw a sign said voted best fish n chips. Our order was taken and served very quickly. Service was excellent. Fish was cooked perfectly. My chips were not so good. Improper blanching of the fries left them firm in the middle and soggy on the outside. One of the problems with fresh cut fries.

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Sparta
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband & I always go to Madeline's when we visit Stratford! The food is fresh, home-made, & the fish & chips are the best we have found yet. The fish is flown in daily from the East coast, then deep fried in a light crispy batter, which keeps the fish moist & tender. The other menu items are also... More

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had driven by this diner a couple of times, thought it looked cute and had heard good things. Visited today with my wife and two year old daughter. When my wife asked what kind of cheese came with the kid's grilled cheese, the female server snapped back that they could put any cheese on it. Sort of stunned at the... More

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Paris, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I commend Madelyn's for getting most of their products from local suppliers. But after saying that, if you look at their menu you will find that except for the salads and desserts, most of the main menu items are grilled or deep fried. See - http://www.madelynsdiner.ca/ I had ordered one of their famous burgers. It was quite substantial in size,... More

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