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Madison's Cafe

216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from our daily, fresh, locally baked bread, locally bred and raised Wagyu burgers, produce, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.
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Kahoka, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant has been around for ages, but the building has also. The decor & furniture & carpeting could use a major upgrade. The food is good. The steak sandwich is a deal because you get the same steak you would on the entree menu but at a lesser price & it's very good. Service is okay because they are... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The best Italian food I've had. Even better than that I've eatten on the Hill in St. Louis. The chicken marsela is particularly good.

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Waynesville, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food combined with great service and a relaxed relaxed atmosphere helped make this event. I have always had great food here and they do have room for any size party.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a go-to iconic location for visiting guests to Jefferson City in both a formal and at the same time informal atmosphere. The menu is diverse, prices are reasonable, service is hospitable and attentive. They have added outdoor seating, but it is on a busy JCMO street, and doesn't provide much better atmosphere to enjoy the scrumptious food than... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food and service were both exceptional. We were walking about the Jefferson Landing & State Capital area & enjoyed the option of outdoor seating.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The average atmosphere ( a little dated room and furniture) sets you up for shockingly excellent food. Ate here after a tiring college visitation day in the area. We were exhausted and a little hungry. We were waited on quickly, and after ordering were served some fresh bread with garlic Parmesan dipping oil prepared for us at our table. Outstandingly... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good pastas, salads, and breads, but you might need a flashlight to see your food. The lighting was bad and the entire place needs to be updated. And if the bathroom is going to be in the basement, it should at least have sinks that don't spray to the sides.

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Fulton, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I recently went to Madison's Cafe for dinner with a friend. We were planning to walk through the Jeff City street fair after dinner, so we did not order an appetizer or dessert. My friend, a vegetarian, ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo, and was pleased with her dish. I ordered the Pasta Sydney. It was seasoned well, but the chicken was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family and I ate at Madison's recently in Jefferson City, MO, and it was a delightful experience. We especially enjoy their salad with their house dressing. And their steak sandwich is great too.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped here without reservations on July 3rd during Jeff City's 4th of July celebration. Got to eat out on 'street/patio'. Owner was very friendly and personable. Wait staff was on the ball. The food was also nice. We were seated pretty quickly, even though they were pretty busy. Would stop there again when we're in Jeff City next.

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Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic

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