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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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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Just like the diner in my tiny hometown,

Famous for amazing breakfast -GREAT prices! Badger theme is quaint, but food is spectacular. Crowded, but tables turn quickly. Be hungry and enjoy

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
AllyG520
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Famous for amazing breakfast -GREAT prices! Badger theme is quaint, but food is spectacular. Crowded, but tables turn quickly. Be hungry and enjoy

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stayed at the HotelRed who suggested this place for breakfast. After seeing the size of their omelettes and not that hungry went with 2 eggs and 2 pancakes. Waiter said better off just getting 1 pancake when it arrived couldn't believe how big it was. Place is old and looks run down but just what you'd expect and want next... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Delicious food and economical prices, at huge portions. My only complaint is how busy it always is, which just speaks to how excellent it is. There is a line out the door nearly every Saturday/Sunday morning, meaning we don't eat here as often as we'd like.

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Madison
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE !! I love this place and all the sudden my husband and I'll decide we are Jonesing for some Mickies Dairy Bar food- We mostly go for brunch. My husband ALWAYS gets a malt- the old-fashioned kind and is in heaven as he eats his brunch and drinks a malt ! I usually go for... More 

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Ronda, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a burger and fries. The portions were truck-stop size, fresh, and delicious. The fries were real potatoes, with skin, perfectly cooked. I almost couldn't finish the burger, and I love a good hamburger. The grilled onions were a plus. I also had a root beer float. Splendid. Between the food and the red-&-white diner-style decor, I felt I... More 

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Madison, WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've eaten here a few times over the years. You get an enormous amount of food and the price is quite fair. But the quality of the food just isn't that good. Pancakes are heavy, the corned beef hash is mediocre, hash browns are usually not crispy and are greasy, toast is dry, the gravy on mashed potatoes and roast... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had great food with huge portions. The griddle cakes are these huge thick pancakes with apples oatmeal and raisins. Basically they are moist coffee cakes. Awesome!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a reasonably priced local establishment to get lots of regular food at a fair price. The servings are HUGE - if you go away hungry, it's you're own fault. The food is standard good - better than Perkins. This was a college favorite that we tried again as 50 year old adults. Madison has so many great options... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If people tell you to eat here, then they must really like you. :) All jokes aside, the milkshakes and the blueberry pancakes and the omelets are fantastic. Yes, this isn't your low-cal breakfast diner, yes, it's worth it. If you have the option of going for the first time on a week day - do it. The weekend wait... More 

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Orange, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a famous and popular place. We first saw it while driving by on a Sunday morning. At least 30 people were waiting in line just to get in. We decided to go on a Wednesday morning. The restaurant was busy but not crowded. Plates piled extremely high with potatoes and eggs topped with shredded cheese appeared to be... More 

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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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