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Mickies Dairy Bar

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1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
608-256-9476
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Most recent review
It just isn't that good

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Dana B
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Madison, WI
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Madison, WI
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love Mickies, it is a great place to go to get a large portioned delicious breakfast. Make sure to bring cash, they don't take cards. If going mid or late morning on a weekend (especially on a weekend with events going on at UW) be ready to wait for a seat. The wait might be outside (inside isn't huge) so... More 

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Compton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great food and prices!! Try the griddle cakes, cheesy eggs and sausage. Beware!! There's enough food to feed like 3-4 people per order. GREAT!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place must be serving on feelings of nostalgia. The food is mediocre. My potatoes in the scramble today were undercooked, bacon greasy and wilty. Two of us ordered cinnamon buns, one was served piping warm, the other stone cold. Inconsistency. There must be better places in Madison for breakfast. Skip this joint!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great dive for breakfast. Just plain eggs, potatoes, meat and coffee. Wonderful anytime but even better with a hangover.

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New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent breakfast served by friendly staff at low prices. Huge portions. Scrambler is their specialty but pancakes and French toast are also great. Get there early to avoid the long lines. Cash only. Located close to Camp Randall stadium but on game day it is extremely crowded. Try early Sunday morning to avoid a long wait.

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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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