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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
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Great lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Kathy L
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place came highly recommended by locals. The sandwiches are great! Cookies amazing! The only reason for three stars is the filthy bathrooms!!!!! If bathrooms are dirty, good chance kitchen is as well, no excuse for that bad if bathroom!!!!!

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Chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on our way back to Chicago. The sandwiches and soup were wonderful. The staff was also wonderful and very attentive. It was nestled in a wonderful historic town.

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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

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
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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287 reviews 287 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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
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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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: Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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?