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Madison Inn

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217 N Main St, Madison, VA 22727-3053
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food--generous portions--great service

First time there, at the suggestion and in the company of two good friends who regularly dine there. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening--from the first glass of wine to the delicious bread pudding for dessert! We were served warm rolls, which were very good. My husband and I split a garden salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ruckersville, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited The Madison Inn many different times and days of the week. Tonight (a Wednesday) was our 27th anniversary. We chose Madison Inn becasue we agreed that we had never been disappointed by a meal there. WRONG this time! The parking lot was PACKED, but inside there was one large group and just one other... More 

Thank SusanPT4
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time there, at the suggestion and in the company of two good friends who regularly dine there. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening--from the first glass of wine to the delicious bread pudding for dessert! We were served warm rolls, which were very good. My husband and I split a garden salad, as we were advised by our friends of... More 

1 Thank Kerabelle
Madison, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We planned a dinner this past week at the Madison restaurant. We arrived in segments and we're pleasantly greeted by the bartender. The food was top quality and it is a quaint little restaurant, with a comfortable "homey" feeling. They have a nice variety of items on the menu for very reasonable prices. We would definitely recommend the food but... More 

2 Thank Amy S
Madison, VA
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

For the second year in a row, we hosted family and friends at the most delicious Thanksgiving Dinner you can imagine - at the Madison Inn, right in our home town of Madison, Va.. This was tradition at its finest! The Madison Inn Buffet offered everything our hearts could have desired - and more. Our party of 7 was seated... More 

1 Thank AnnieMadison_VA
Ruckersville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have dined here three or four times. The atmosphere is friendly and unpretentious--the last time I was there was to celebrate a friend's birthday and we ended up having an entertaining conversation with a couple at another table. Love the food, the wait staff is cheerful and prompt, and the local artwork displayed on the walls is always interesting.

Thank Christine B
Stanardsville, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The service is great, staff prompt. Loved the fried green tomatoes, bread pudding like the old days, fish, trout done nicely. Veggies fresh. Didn't like the gritty breading on the fried oysters (probably would have been better with flour) but the oysters were good. Atmosphere country, not formal. I go there often with friends or family. Bb146

Thank Babs257
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Recently met here for a girls lunch; was happy also to see a group of local ladies there finishing up a bridge game and having a luncheon, wonderful! Three of us had the special for lunch which was a chicken ravioli in a light sauce, sauted spinach, which was to die for, and one had a salad with sauted chicken... More 

Thank LeighMill
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We found this place on the Restaurant Finder app while staying at a nearby Inn, was not expecting to find much as the area is quite rural but The Madison Inn Restaurant was a pleasant surprise for our family which seldom eats at the chain restaurants. Excellent Classic American Cuisine, all four of our meals were wonderful, found a good... More 

Thank Cboy57
Charlottesville, Virginia
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301 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Located in rural Virginia, this place was more than expected. Salmon special had nice flavor- despite the kitchen not sending out the "skewers" of shrimp on top. One eventually was found. Lamb had just right amount of rosemary. Weekend night, place mostly empty. Service ok.

1 Thank samtrip12345
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181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There's not a lot in downtown Madison. I was surprised when a big city friend suggested we meet there for lunch. The Madison Inn sounded like a good place, and it is: the folks there were friendly, the menu went beyond what one might expect, and when the food came, the portions were enormous. And I think that's probably what... More 

3 Thank ProfessorCharles

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 N Main St, Madison, VA 22727-3053
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 15409485095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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