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Downtowner

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104 E Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3411
812-265-4343
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Perfect For Lunch

You can't go wrong at this place for lunch or a casual dinner. Fabulous creative sandwiches and soups are always tasty and reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
JPod1961
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Madison, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Madison, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong at this place for lunch or a casual dinner. Fabulous creative sandwiches and soups are always tasty and reasonably priced.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's always nice to eat in historic buildings. The atmosphere and surroundings are a treat to the senses. Likewise, the lunch menu was diverse and nicely priced. They have a duo and trio option - 1/2 sandwich (your choice) and sides. The soup is homemade (loaded potato and chili was very satisfying) . Sandwiches were delicious. Staff was friendly and... More 

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Warren, Ohio
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I walked to this place after parking my motorcycle up the road a bit and checking out the downtown area. Went inside it is nice inside. But for lunch time the service was a tad on the slow side and it was not crowded at all inside. Once my food came the food was very good. But one should not... More 

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Madison, Indiana
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was excited to try this place as I am a sucker for a deli sandwich. Well, I could have made a better tasting sandwich at home and for a lot cheaper quite honestly. I guess if you like bland, mediocre food it would be okay.

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Southern Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I have been Sunday regulars for years. That ended as of yesterday (10/26/14) when service was exceedingly poor for the second time in a row, the server was rude and would not wipe down the table, which was filthy, until we she was ready to put down the baskets of food and we begged her not to... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful late October day, in town to enjoy the architecture and the wonderful fall colors. The restaurant was much busier than they expected, due to the great weather. The food was delicious, the soup really hit the spot, and the service was excellent. We will certainly return next time we are in Madison.

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Louisville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Downtoner doesn't obviously have anyone in its kitchen who actually knows how to cook, it is bad amateur cooking, probably making more use of the microwave than any other utensil, and prepackaged food as the main ingredients. Serving precooked bacon (I can make the difference between some fresh pan-roasted bacon and the precooked one) on a chewy piece of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been to the Downtowner quite a few times, and always happy. I have only given four out of five, because of the prices, and my order was a little soggy on the side. ( just better pickle placement will fix this.) I also got my order to go, and they are VERY quick. The workers there are fun... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Downtowner was recommeded by several local people in Madison, and I can see why. The service was great, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was fun. It is a very affordable, quality restaurant....thank God!

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Rensselaer, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had sandwiches at the outside seating ~ loved the place & the food. Good option, good menu & very affordable. Staff nice & helpful...will return if in the area again!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?