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Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
(608) 244-8505
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Ranked #15 of 823 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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83% Recommend
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English first
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Although a big fan of diners in general, this is your classic diner with good hours (as I compare it to Mickie's Dairy Bar who has VERY limited hours). As soon as you place your eyes on this sweet classic, it looks like a diner, feels like a diner, and offers you a diner experience. I ordered the eggs mornay... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our breakfast was diner perfect. Told waitress that I liked corned beef hash but was intrigued by the sweet potato hash. No problem. Chef did a plate of half & half. Both hashes were great. Try them!

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Bloomington, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The menu is fantastic, fresh ingredients, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. All of the flavors were amazing. However, my food was almost warm, my biscuit was sitting in the juice from my fruit, my wife was brought the wrong plate. It just seemed that the arrow didn't hit the target quite in the center of the target. I would... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nicely inventive menu in a diner ambiance. Good offering of vegetarian and vegan options alongside of more traditional fare mean there will be something for everyone. Good beer selection and friendly staff too.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was a great experience! Good food, good atmosphere, and great pie!!! It was a very nice place and I would (and have) go back there many times!

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a nice place to eat breakfast. Away from the crowds, in a nice neighborhood, staffed with good folk, and the food is better than you would expect from the usual diner.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

While the diner does cater to vegan's there is plenty of meat dishes on the menu for all diners. The service was friendly and attentive. I had the Farmer John's Italian Grille sandwich which came with two cheeses (provolone and mozerralla), roasted pepper and a special olive spread. It was delicious and very filling. My husband had the GBLT, which... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
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311 reviews 311 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is a local hang out, with the Barrymore Theatre right across the street. They have a gluten free menu, which always impresses me! The food portions are good size! The wait staff was very friendly, & helpful. I had a swiss/mushroom burger on GF rice bread (would have preferred an UDI's hamburger bun...) with cole slaw. It was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very good options. Very healthy portion size. Part of FoodFIght so you know it is good. We even treated ourselves to a HUGE cupcake! Nice old school diner vibe!!

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Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Something for everyone! I had Farmer John's grilled cheese sandwich with roasted red pepper and olive tapenade. Excellent flavors! Good sized portions, enough food to share a meal. Bakery items looked good, but saved those for another time. A bit noisy in there, but great retro items to check out while waiting for your meal.

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