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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
608-256-9476
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Ranked #6 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place is amazing. Need I say more??? Well, I will to enlighten you on some details. The wait to be seated is usually a hit or miss...I have waited over 30 minutes before and have walked right in to sit down. The food portions are amazing for the price! Who does not like a giant plate of pancakes for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Went here based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. Had the Turkey & Tuna melt and they were both amazing. The cheese made it great! Very quick service which is great when you have a toddler. Also enjoyed a root beer float & strawberry sundae!!

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Bellevue, IA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

You may have to wait to be seated, but it is well worth it. Great selection and huge portions. Service is quick. The malts are great. Had one with my cinnamon roll and pancakes. If you have less of a sweet tooth there are plenty of egg choices. The blueberry coffe cake is also a must. Favorite place to go... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I visited Mickies Dairy Bar for lunch. It was packed when I got there, yet the waitress was able to find spots within minutes. The Rueben sandwich and strawberry malt was probably the best Rueben and malt I have ever had. It came with a mountain of homemade French fries. It was so much food I left a half of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been there a couple times and while the food is good, it's not up to the praise it gets. Just because a place has a long line to get in does not mean it's special. Luckily there was no line when we went last. Cinnamon rolls everyone raves about do not deliver. Good breakfast, but doesn't live up to the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I often visited Mickies Dairy Bar when I studied at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The restaurant is very close to the campus, and it served delicious breakfast at a reasonable price in a friendly atmosphere. The is one of the best eateries in town.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A throwback to when diners ruled. Love stopping for a huge breakfast when I'm in the area. The food quality is good and the atmosphere is also very good.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been here twice now. Once in around 1988 and again a few days ago. It's such a cool old place. There are old menus on the wall from years ago and it doesn't look like the place has changed much since the 50's. I've driven by on the weekends and seen a line out the door. I don't... More

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chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very old school type of place. Service great. Next door to Hotel Red. Loved. Famous milkshakes. Would go back.

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Dewitt, VA
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I’m a Reuben snob. I order one in just about every restaurant that offers them. This def is the best anywhere. And they do serve them at breakfast. The rest of the food – well, I think the other reviews say it all.

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