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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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7:30 am - 10:00 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, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 117
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Retro and Contemporary

Fun diner in one of Madison’s vibrant neighborhoods (a variety of shops within walking distance abound). I usually order the tofu scramble (love the texture and seasonings). Definitely a place to find comfort food, too -- and big sink-your-teeth-into biscuits. Delicious bakery items and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nylkoorb
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun diner in one of Madison’s vibrant neighborhoods (a variety of shops within walking distance abound). I usually order the tofu scramble (love the texture and seasonings). Definitely a place to find comfort food, too -- and big sink-your-teeth-into biscuits. Delicious bakery items and breakfast/lunch/dinner menu. You’re hip if you go to the Blue Plate!

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Thank Nylkoorb
Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This menu has something for everyone. The desserts are beyond fabulous. Save room! One of my favorite dishes is the potato zucchini pancakes with applesauce.

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Thank Trinity100
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had an excellent breakfast here. There was a wait of about 20 minutes, but it was well worth it. I had the blue plate special omelet with potatoes and it didn't disappoint. Prices were slightly high for breakfast and parking was a bit difficult, but otherwise the people were friendly and the diner relatively clean. Will be going... More 

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Thank BenjiTriptaker
Siena, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful diner for families and casual dates! The food is consistently good and the desserts are amazing! Try the German chocolate cake or the key lime pie.

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Thank AnnaR16
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diverse enough menu to please everyone, in fact, you'll probably want to try more than one thing! Kids have plenty of choices, and adults will enjoy well prepared entrees. Best carrot cake I've had.

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Thank jupe4791
Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice artichoke sandwich. Very busy with a wait to sit in the old fashioned booths. Since I was solo found a spot at the counter immediately. All day breakfast looked good.

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Thank chrishardiman
Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at Blue Plate Diner many, many times throughout the years and always find the food to be consistent and good. Comfort/diner food with a modern, fun twist and in recent years they've really upped their game with adding more vegan friendly items (I'm not vegan, but lots of diner appreciate this, I'm sure). Awesome breakfast all day, yummy... More 

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Thank ChiGirl1074
Atlanta, Georgia
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318 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were really excited after reading all the reviews, but unfortunately; it was short lived. This little diner is located in the older section of downtown Madison. When we walked in at dinner, we were were told to have a seat. When we sat down at our booth, we discovered there was not much room between the table and your... More 

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Thank Joyflnoise
joeyconnaughty, Owner at Blue Plate Diner, responded to this review

Hi JoyflNoise, Thank you so much for visiting the diner and providing balanced and valuable feedback. We are always looking to improve and ensure that our guests are thrilled with their experience at Monty’s. I apologize for the food temperature issues that you experienced. We take great pride at the diner to only serve the best quality dishes and it... More 

Belvidere
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for breakfast. The service was wonderful at this very clean and comfy diner. We had coffee and a donut to start with. The coffee was excellent and the donut fresh. For our main course we shared the corned beef has. While good I thought it was a little on the greesy side. The homemade bisket... More 

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Thank Chad T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a fantastic diner where I gave eaten countless times. And I will be back again. Today I had breakfast, but lunch is also amazing and the desserts are top shelf.

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Thank MissAnnieCat

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?