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Mickies Dairy Bar

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1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
608-256-9476
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Madison Must!

Mickies is your typical line out the door, jammed seating, get in and get out breakfast joint that you just have to experience while in Madison! The food is nothing special, just a simple menu of typical breakfast fare. We had the chocolate chip pancakes, french toast and a couple scrambled eggs on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Tucson, AZ
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Tucson, AZ
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Mickies is your typical line out the door, jammed seating, get in and get out breakfast joint that you just have to experience while in Madison! The food is nothing special, just a simple menu of typical breakfast fare. We had the chocolate chip pancakes, french toast and a couple scrambled eggs on the side. The pancakes are really dense... More 

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Rockford,IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Classic breakfast spot. Mickie charm is that it hasn't changed since its inception. Classic diner food. Ridiculously large portions. Great french fries. The coffee cake is wonderful. worth the wait.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went with a group of 28 students from Central America, the service was surprisingly fast and the breakfasts were hearty and of above average quality. The students came from coffee country, and the coffee was good as well.

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Ft. Smith Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great local place. We ate breakfast. A bit busy but that's part of the charm. Sit at the bar. The 'scrambler' is really good and so is the 'griddle cakes'. Lots of food !

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love love love this place. The portions are great and tasty. Get there early during the school year to get a first come, first serve seat. (Go during summer for better availability.) Highly recommend the apple pancakes and sausage. Yum!

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Shaker Heights
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

All hype, no goods. Disgusting cold, limp toast, disgusting cold, limp, charred bacon do not make an appetizing BLT. This place is resting on its laurels and should be avoided at all cost. I lost my appetite after the first bite. When I nicely complained, I got the offer of a new disaster. My appetite was gone and my husband... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was my second visit to Mickey's as the first appearance nearly blew my socks off. Initially confused about how to order, (No Menus) I was told by the waiter to try the skillet w/gravy on the side and toast for $7.25. The epic portions of food was mind blowing as two people could have been fed. Surely, reminded me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great breakfast, more food than you can ever eat , step back in time. Great place for breakfast, especially on game day but get there early and bring cash.

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MIDDLETON
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Seat yourself. Often lines at the door but waits are short. Quick service no waiting on the wait staff which pays attn to detail and is always there to refill your cup or help. Great and varied menu. Large portions. A little heavy, but fairly wholesome. If you want to go light there is always eggs and toast. If you... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A Madison tradition that is only open for breakfast and lunch (closed Mondays). Known for their Scramblers but check out of their diner food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-256-9476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm

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