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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
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Ranked #10 of 807 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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90% Recommend
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Too much for one person to eat. The food is so fresh and omg the milkshakes. The place itself seems not to have been renovated since the 1950's but it adds to its charm. Get there early a line forms quickly.

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Wheaton, IL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This crowded, busy breakfast joint is a University of Wisconsin student favorite and it is easy to see why. It is a small place, close to Camp Randall Stadium. The portion sizes are generous, the service is fast and friendly ad the food tastes terrific. Be prepared to wait during the prime breakfast time but be advised that this place... More

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wheaton IL
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

You will wait, it will be crowded, but it is worth it! We had chili cheese omelette with hash browns (homemade) Comes with toast , two eggs scrambled (more like 3-4 eggs) corn beef hash and toast coffee and orange juice $16.00 and you take home half of it! Everything was delish! It is a diner, tons of college kids... More

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169 reviews 169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I've only been there once but it was a great breakfast menu for the price and it was delicious. It's a pretty small place will prepare for it to be a little crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

as long as you're prepared for long waits on weekends (behind hung-over college kids), you'll find a great classic Wisconsin breakfast joint. great griddle cakes, omelets, and milkshakes to wash it all down...

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Awesome food, service and atmosphere! This place is TINY and they only take cash, so be prepared. The wait can get long on the weekends, but its worth it. The scrambler is always great, but its a humongous portion, so go hungry! The cinnamon rolls and daily coffee cake are worth the extra $1 and the griddle cakes (oatmeal batter... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I mean a chocolate malt, served the right way (they leave you the leftovers from mixing). The best in this state. Also featuring prime breakfast/lunch diner fare.

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Bay View, WI
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65 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Huge breakfast the morning after a Badger game is just what you need. Menu is hard to choose from, everything looks so good. Always pretty packed so if you are in a hurry, I wouldn't go there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Sure, there aren't many places like Mickey's left. The atmosphere is fun and the decor is classic greasy spoon-diner. The food is heavy, greasy, relatively cheap, and there's a lot of it, but it's not good. The pancakes are so dense they'll make you sink into your diner booth. Not worth the wait.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A tradition from years ago said the group I was with. Game day the line out front was 30 min (in 45 degrees) but the line moved fast. Lots of choices, great shakes too. Unbelievable cheap prices...thought I was still in college. Nothing fancy but huge portions and quality food surrounded by a sea of red badger attire.

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