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104 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3411
812-265-4343
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Was good

This used to be one of our favorite places to go but recently they have become more and more expensive and the food quality has gone down. We do not eat here anymore. Wish it could have stayed the same.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
JASON8502
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KENTUCKY
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KENTUCKY
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite places to go but recently they have become more and more expensive and the food quality has gone down. We do not eat here anymore. Wish it could have stayed the same.

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Thank JASON8502
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

It was as if we were invisible. While others came in after us and received some level of service my table of three holding on to our menus was completely ignored. We left after 15 minutes. Would have been nice for someone to say something like "someone will be right with you" The two gals waiting on tables did a... More 

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Thank Karen K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Took a break for lunch during a shipping and wine trip. Sandwiches were really good. It was packed. The staff and service were great even though they were busy.

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Thank Tammy W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A nice place to eat with friends. I always go there to get potato soup. It just taste so good. Oh, they have good Sandwich as well.

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Thank visitorF6023KW
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I had a Rueben which I ordered on a previous trip. Last time it was huge and excellent. This time it had tomato, onion, lettuce and about two slices of thinly sliced corn beef with the rest of a regular Rueben's toppings. I've never heard of a rueben with burger toppings. My son's big burger looked like a soy patty.... More 

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Thank badomeletscreenprint
Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch. Turkey pesto on foccaccia was very good. Big sandwich! Service was good, too. Friendly and efficient. Nice homey atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Thank Angie0077
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at The Downtowner during a weekend camping trip. The food was excellent, especially the loaded baked potato soup. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. And don't pass up the big cookies, even if you have to get one to-go!

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Thank MissNa5635
Georgetown
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Prices were good and so was the food. The service was also good and very friendly. Will definitely come back next time we're in the area.

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Thank Ron J
Kuttawa, Kentucky
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141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It was about what you would expect. Decent but not remarkable diner food. Inexpensive. A bit clunky on the service. Not a place I would go for a special visit.

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Thank LarryW2
Fishers, Indiana
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245 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Good lunch spot - sandwiches are always good. This time I had the personal pizza - unfortunately the crust looked and tasted like a mass produced frozen item. But I'll go back - and I'll order the sandwiches!

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Thank herestoadventures

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3411
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 812-265-4343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?