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Blue Plate Diner

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2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
(608) 244-8505
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 94
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Vegetarian and Vegan options!

In addition to all of the other awesome food (see the countless reviews from other TripAdvisors) Monty's has AWESOME vegetarian and vegan options. Not just the run of the mill items. You can get. Sheldon (vegan Reuben), a "B"LT, Massaman Curry, vegetarian chili, Vegetarian or vegan hash and many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Molly R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In addition to all of the other awesome food (see the countless reviews from other TripAdvisors) Monty's has AWESOME vegetarian and vegan options. Not just the run of the mill items. You can get. Sheldon (vegan Reuben), a "B"LT, Massaman Curry, vegetarian chili, Vegetarian or vegan hash and many more. You will also find great vegan desserts. The regular food... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We went specifically for dessert! It was in the afternoon during the week. We sat at the counter. My malt pie was great. My mom's key lime was perfectly tart and sweet. And of course, you can't go wrong with Sassy Cow's ice cream! It kind of felt like we were forgotten once we got our stuff. But, everyone was... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Service was pretty good although, our server never did come back to ask how our meal was. My cheeseburger was pretty good but the pulled pork was really fatty. Hard to find location. Won't be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a wonderful find. Blue Plate has plenty of variety on its menu including breakfast fare, sandwiches, other burgers, American-style entrees, and lots of fresh desserts. My wife,who is a vegetarian, has no problems finding multiple options to choose from and I love all of the local ingredients they offer.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went to Monty's Blue Plate Diner expecting to get the biscuits and gravy and a slice of pecan pie. Lo and behold, they only have biscuits and gravy on the weekends and despite having quite a few pie options, pecan pie was not one of them. Instead, I ended up getting a scrambler that had jalapenos, crumble cheese, onions,... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I were just traveling through Wisconsin and researched some places with vegan offerings (I am, he's not). This place looked like we both could enjoy it. We wound up there on Memorial Day so they were busy but we were able to get a seat at the counter. Our food was out in minutes. We both loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast here with some friends while in town for the holiday weekend. We didn't have a big problem getting a table, which our friends say is not the norm. I can see why it is always packed...delicious food and great service. There wasn't anything THAT special about the food, but it was homemade, delicious and fast!... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fun diner atmosphere. Not a lot of seating- we happened to get there at an ideal time and were seated quickly at the counter. My husband had the Blue Plate Burger and it was very filling. I ate the Feta Dill Burger and it was delish. Nice big menu with a variety of choices- we don't typically eat at the... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food is diner food, nothing really that special, always too packed. Would not go out of my way to eat here, unless I had to. Always no parking, would rather go somewhere else that had better food.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Funky diner atmosphere with great options for vegetarians. Many of the dishes can also be made vegan. (And they do have meat dishes as well)

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Additional Information about Blue Plate Diner

Address: 2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
Phone Number: (608) 244-8505
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 244-8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?