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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 23
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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
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Always Good! Never had a bad experience. Be prepared to wait for a table and parking. Love it, one of our go to resturants

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Brian-Karen F
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Always Good! Never had a bad experience. Be prepared to wait for a table and parking. Love it, one of our go to resturants

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great little diner for breakfast. Kind of 50's themed inside, very friendly staff, and the food was good. Not great, not bad, just good. If you want an good breakfast without spending too much, this is your place.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I met our son and his husband for dinner on my birthday. The young men had burgers and fries, which they proclaimed to be excellent. I had the roast chicken with bacon and goat cheese on grilled sourdough bread. It was excellent and there were extra-good sweet potato fries on the side. We had no room for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped by for a late lunch and found they had breakfast all day. They had a large number of items available for breakfast including vegetarian choices. We both ordered the huevos rancheros. They were delicious, possibly the best in the Madison area. The eggs were perfectly cooked. They even had a limited selection of wine available. The service was... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were a party of 7 for a late dinner, 4 adults and 3 older teenagers. Our party ordered a variety of foods: some got breakfast plates and one ordered steak for example. The one who had steak said it was one of the best he'd ever had, ANYWHERE. Service was great and the food was all unbelievably good. It... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

always a really nice time. the food is average, but the desserts are out of this world. we often go just for cake!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I had my 11 year-old granddaughter for the weekend. We found street parking near the diner. We put our name in for a table and had to stand in a very small area at the front of the restaurant (along with many others) to wait. I know most breakfast places are busy on Sunday mornings, but we... More 

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Lincoln, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a fun place! The burgers were large and there was a variety of choices! We came for the desserts, though, and were not disappointed. Quaint 50's decor and booths that seated 6 of us. My only complaint is the noise level-it was hard to carry on conversation!

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Fall River, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I haven't been there in awhile as I live north of Madison. Great breakfast food. Overall good wholesome food. The locals like it. It's always busy. Parking can be a bit difficult on busy days. The neighborhood is also worth visiting.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While on foot in the area, I chanced upon the diner. Asking the waitress about something light, but really wanting a Rueben she suggested a Rueben Wrap. This choice allowed me take half home for a reprise. Waitstaff were attentive, unlike the cashier on the day I visited. I'd eat here again when in the mood for comfort food.

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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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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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