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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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Great restaurant!

I wish we had more time in Madison because I wanted to eat here again! A great menu - hard to pick what I wanted to eat! I got the veggie hash and loved it. Everyone in the group was happy with their meal.. wish I had a bigger stomach!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
BarbK303
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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232 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I wish we had more time in Madison because I wanted to eat here again! A great menu - hard to pick what I wanted to eat! I got the veggie hash and loved it. Everyone in the group was happy with their meal.. wish I had a bigger stomach!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Me and my family love to visit this place for brunch. The service is great, staff is friendly and food is consistently good irrespective of when you go. The omelettes are my favorite there. And the selection of baked goods is nice too! Highly recommended.

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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Since I moved out of the area, I miss a lot about Madison. One of the things I really miss is Monty's. I made a point to bring several friends here and their assessment of this diner-gone-upscale was good as well. The food is diner classics with an updated touch as well as a few things that are probably best... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really excellent breakfast! Super nice staff and diverse menu. We sat in a booth that had a plaque remembering some former customers which was very heartwarming.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My family sees going to the Blue Plate Diner as a treat. It is located on the near east side,on the smaller side and a popular place, be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it. Wait staff are attentive. The decor is from the 50's,

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

On 8/14/2015, we had lunch at the Blue Plate Diner. It was at 1:00 pm. The restaurant was full, but seating outside was available. We elected to wait for an inside table. Our wait was about 10 minutes. Our food made it worth the wait! My dining partner had the fried cod lunch special. I had the cup of tomato... More 

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West Dundee, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were able to sit outside, on a perfect night. The server was great and very attentive despite having to cover the 6 tables outside. But enough about that, let's get to the food! It was fantastic! I don't normally eat vegetarian dishes but I decided to to try the "Meatless Meatloaf". I am so glad it did. It was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Most diners are known for their crappy, greasy food, waitresses wandering around in 50's era uniforms, juke boxes, all that, and in all honesty, it was entirely too cold inside so we headed outside and simply enjoyed the patio, warm weather, and our fantastic waiter who was very attentive. You find your typical diner food here, meatloaf, burgers, etc, but... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?