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Madelyn's Diner

377 Huron St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T6, Canada
(519) 273-5296
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Ranked #49 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Sun 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Catonsville, MD
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We enjoyed an early dinner at Madelyn's before going to the Stratford Festival theatre. It's clearly a local favorite. We appreciated the prompt, friendly service and we liked the delicious smoked pork chop, grilled to perfection. The menu features Canadian specialties and locally sourced meats and produce. They make delicious butter tarts featuring seasonal fruit (apple, peach, rhubarb, etc.). Visitors... More

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Stratford, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went in and ordered an easy breakfast, i had a blue steak.my girl grabbed some eggs and toast..food arrives..my steak is leather...i ask for another one..i was told i am not welcome and to leave,she bullied us till we left..do not reccommend this place to anyone!!!!!..seriously..send something back and find out how nice the chef is..i never thought resturants... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate breakfast at this cute little dinner, and we were so glad we did! It is outside of the downtown area, but not too far. Food was very fresh, cooked perfectly, and priced well. My husband exclaimed that the honey garlic sausage we shared was the best he'd ever had, and I would agree! Eggs Benedict and asparagus/Swiss cheese... More

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Oshawa, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Saw an add in a book from tourist office, was disappointed the service was TERRIBLE....they said oh it's not usually this busy Tuesdays...some people got up and left when no one had given them menus after fifteen minutes...I had hot turkey..gravy was terrible, hubbie had fish that was good, the butter tart was good he said I couldn't tell you... More

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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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