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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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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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  • 39
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  • 19
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Impressively yummy!!!!!

Mussels, lobster ravioli, b and g burger, excellent!!!! Service was professional! Menu has a lot too offer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Mussels, lobster ravioli, b and g burger, excellent!!!! Service was professional! Menu has a lot too offer!

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Edwardsville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had a group of about twenty five, and they handled us very well. We were in a section kind of all by ourselves, which was nice. The server did a great job, even when people kept moving chairs. The food was pretty good, too.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the best Italian Restaurant in Mid-Missouri, if not the whole state, hands down. Over the years we have tried just about everything on the menu, and have never been disappointed! Rob Agee (owner) and all the staff make you feel as if you are family, and the service is always impeccable. We highly recommend this restaurant, and don't... More 

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Central Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My favorite italian restaurant in town. Great lunch and dinner menu, and the house salad is to die for!

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

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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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