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Madison's Cafe

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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
simple & Delicious

After a very long morning at Capitol Bldg., I discovered the Madison Cafe. Atmosphere was very nice. The service was excellent only to be surpassed by my meal. Salad and pasta was great. They offered a "side" portion on my pasta and 4 different sizes of salads. My new favorite place

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a very long morning at Capitol Bldg., I discovered the Madison Cafe. Atmosphere was very nice. The service was excellent only to be surpassed by my meal. Salad and pasta was great. They offered a "side" portion on my pasta and 4 different sizes of salads. My new favorite place

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Thank brendahayes1120
Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was excellent and was sincere with taking time to tell us about the menu and answer our questions on a few dishes. The service wasn't to much like the weekend before at a different establishment where we now have full knowledge of the waiters life. There is a fine line and they have been trained well! As to the... More 

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Thank Jami W
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a follow up to a previous review for a trip that didn't go so well. This trip was excellent! The food was excellent and our server was awesome. I would recommend it to everyone.

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Thank Jeff A
Marshfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was awesome, the staff were all friendly and polite, service was fast, and the food was above all expectations. I told some locals about eating there the next day, and everyone had the same comment, that they are consistently the same, always recommended, one of the best in town.

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Silver Dollar City
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't seem to get away from either their Cajun shrimp pasta (which I don't think is on the menu) or their delicious Toasted Ravioli and Meat Sauce. Salad is usually fresh and crisp. Bread is awesome. I don't think you'll leave . Service is top notch. If something isn't to your liking be sure to say something, they'll make... More 

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Thank Dean G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to first say that the food is ok, it's nothing special, but it will do. However, the rude owners and staff are not worth dealing with for ok food. A group of us went last night and we were going to sit in the bar area at a booth in order to see a game that was on... More 

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Thank ShErMo2014
Jefferson City, Missouri
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Madisons many many times and always have great food and great service. My favorite is their chicken mushroom with an accompanying combination salad, and a whole basket of their delicious bread with butter. They also have a wonderful house salad which is a favorite among lots of folks. Best part is you can take home a jar/bottle... More 

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Thank Rhonda L
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Madisons for years! Never disappoint! Food consistently great; staff attentive and generally enjoy a great evening! Rob is the quintessential gentleman and host!

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Thank LCAngle
Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Love their salads. Locally owned and reasonablely priced. Also great place for a large group such as a rehearsal dinner. Great service.

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Thank heeticd
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Menu and great choice. I am a visitor to Jeff City; but, this is excellent food along with an excellent menu choice. I've been to the one a few times in O'Fallon, MO. But, I have to say the atmosphere is better here. Probably being in town verses a strip mall helps too. This is a must try for... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?