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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
608-256-9476
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Ranked #8 of 826 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
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is a dream come true for heavy eaters. The prices on greasy spoon classics are very reasonable and the food is generally very rich and tasty in a down-home, vanilla sense. Don't look for fancy food combinations or an intimate brunch experience here. The often-packed, casual, diner-style breakfast specialist is often loud to the point of being rowdy.... More

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

But I don't care. And I have even had time for regrets. You MUST order a malt. Not to be missed. We ordered three vanilla malts. There was 7 of us dining, and everyone had to taste. The vanilla ice cream and the occasional lumps of malt were divine! We had orders of French toast (accurately described by others), the... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is not only convenient, but serves a great meal. You sit next to professors, students, athletes and other dignitaries, in an "old school" counter environment. Get the scrambler, but share with about 3 people.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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