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Madison's Cafe

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Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic
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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Description: Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual...
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service and food

Fried fish sandwich was two big fillets cooked to perfection and served steaming hot was delicious.Waitress offered suggestions on soup that paid off for our tastebuds. Seafood chowder was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Rhonda W
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Kerrville, Texas
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Kerrville, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fried fish sandwich was two big fillets cooked to perfection and served steaming hot was delicious.Waitress offered suggestions on soup that paid off for our tastebuds. Seafood chowder was excellent.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband had never been to Madison's Cafe. We had to wait 30 minutes to be seated but it was worth it. The staff was so friendly. Our server was very nice and stayed on top of the service. The food and drink were soooo good!! We will definitely be back.

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USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant is always full of people. If you have a lot of people in your party, call ahead for reservations, or come to the restaurant early so you can avoid the long wait. The restaurant serves good food and in large quantities too! You can ask if they offer a half order, and if they do, you will still... More 

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Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Enjoy having lunch here. They have a wide variety of pastas and other great dishes like chicken marsala and chicken parmesan. The lunch specials are very affordable and include a house (great Italian dressing on lettuce with artichokes/onions, etc) or combination salad (lettuce with veggies and cheese). Service is usually very good. Only caution - it is a very busy... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place had the cutest sidewalk seating as well as indoor seating and the BEST food! The service was great and the food even better! I definitely recommend checking this place out!

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Vail, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I sat outside and had whatever Susan, my server suggested. She was the perfect server and I really enjoyed my lunch. Rained too much for me to call her up for a bike ride but she's the best! Come to Colorado!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The service was excellent, as well as accurate. The food was excellent. The service for 8 of us was very timely. All in the group was very pleased with service , food quality and price. The dinner is a meeting of friends from different areas of the state. We will continue on a yearly basis as well as visits during... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Madison's Cafe is always at the forefront of the Jefferson City culinary scene. Offering classic pasta dishes and an ever changing array of seasonal menu choices. Try a house salad and enjoy the bottomless baskets of fresh baked bread. No matter what you choose you will feel like a winner and leave satisfied!

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Menu is always changing....great service and food always excellent. It is an Italian restaurant....but more than pasta on the menu. Gluten free options are available.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had lunch there with a customer at his recommendation. Great variety on the menu. Had the luncheon special. It was very good and reasonably priced. The staff was very attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

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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