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Madison's Cafe

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Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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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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  • 91
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 0
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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
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Madison's Has the best deal for Lunch. Soup and Salad All you can eat for one great Price. I was in town for training and was able to grab lunch Twice. You get a choice of one kind of soup and a choice of 2 different types of salads. They also brought fresh bread and butter but on both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I'll keep it simple. I went to Madisons, with a friend for dinner one night. We both decided to try something we had never eaten before. Like, NEVER EATEN, not, never eaten at Madisons. I got the cannelloni. I don't even remember what she got, because my entre was so terrible and distracting, I can't even remember anything else about... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Madison's Has the best deal for Lunch. Soup and Salad All you can eat for one great Price. I was in town for training and was able to grab lunch Twice. You get a choice of one kind of soup and a choice of 2 different types of salads. They also brought fresh bread and butter but on both occasions... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Madison's is a great place in the heart of downtown Jefferson City! The food is exceptional and the wait staff is amazing! Ask for Susan - she will take great care of you! Try the bruschetta and the caprese salad for starters - great presentation and delicious!! You can't go wrong with any of the pastas either! Bonus - you... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Any time I am in Jeff City, Madison's is a must top place for a meal. Their Eggplant Parm is amazing!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here with wife and friends. Excellent menu options. Great service. Planing on returning here in the very near future.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice place and not to expensive at lunch, but the lasagna coule be a little more flavorful. Meatball sandwich seems to be popular and looked great.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Complete surprise - outstanding italian food, very reasonable prices, good service and a convenient location. Will definitely stop here again. Its a gem for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food and atmosphere are both amazing!! Madison ' s has the BEST Italian food around this area!! It is a little pricey but worth it!!

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Surprisingly large space in an old downtown building. Restrooms in basement. Some food recommendations - Bruschetta, bruschetta, bruschetta (yes, it is THAT good), toasted ravioli, cavatelli. Avoid - Charbroiled Prime Rib.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Located right in the downtown area, I was glad that the museum docent suggested this place for lunch. I had a chicken special that came with a delicious small salad -- although they obviously don't know what small is because it was almost a meal by itself. The chicken was delicious, although I would have preferred a grilled chicken breast... More 

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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, International

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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