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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/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick brunch

Was looking for a brunch spot between downtown and freeway. Arrived at 11 15 am and sat right down. Food was prepared crazy fast. Biscuits were big and fluffy. Bistro burger was amazing and just what I was craving. By the time we left shortly after noon there was quite the wait. I would go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
2plustrio
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Was looking for a brunch spot between downtown and freeway. Arrived at 11 15 am and sat right down. Food was prepared crazy fast. Biscuits were big and fluffy. Bistro burger was amazing and just what I was craving. By the time we left shortly after noon there was quite the wait. I would go back!

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Milwaukee, wi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Showed up for lunch by myself and was able to immediately get a stool at the counter, there were a few tables open too. Was greeted right away and told about some delicious sounding specials. I opted for the Blue Plate Omelet and a short time later I presented with my feast. The omelet was nicely cooked, especially for a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We ended up at the Diner by accident one Sunday morning. We didn't wait too long for a table. The service was a tad slow but we weren't on any schedule so it didn't matter. I had the corned beef hash and eggs. It came with fruit and toast. It was definitely home made hash with potatoes, onions and green... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We just like Monty's. They offer something for everyone. Gluten free, vegetarian, or off the mill.. breakfast, lunch, dinner... Organic, traditional....you name it. The all American diner experience at its best with great choices of good eats. Service was always friendly and nice. Kids friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

For Madisonians, or those lucky enough to visit the midwest city, the diner experience is exemplified by a visit to Monty's Blue Plate Diner, in the Atwood-Schenk neighbourhood. I've been visiting for over a decade, and it has yet to disappoint me. The food is excellent, with old favourites as well as recent additions like a full vegan menu. The... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Always solid, good, well prepared, good service, pleasant atmosphere. The whole deal is good. Great menu variety and have tried about everything and haven't been disappointed yet. Plus, just look at the dessert counter and don't tell me you can go wrong!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We came here looking for a late breakfast, and had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, but it was worth it. The meatloaf was so flavourful and comforting, and my bacon, guac, lettuce and tomato sandwich definitely hit the spot. Everything tasted fresh and homemade and the service was great!

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In our party of 4 (2 adults and 2 children), we each ordered a different dish and all came away happy. All of the food was clearly homemade and had a special touch. Best of all, their prices were very reasonable! The atmosphere was retro, casual, and family friendly. Their desserts looked amazing, but the portion sizes were very generous... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great atmosphere, comforting food, pie & cake case displays works of art! Ample portions, friendly staff, a happenin' place. I'm always happy to go to Monty's Blue Plate.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It has been several years since we last ate here. It had always been reliably good, slightly upscale and innovative diner food. While the decor was still nice and the waiter was friendly and efficient, the food was very disappointing. Admittedly, we did not order some of the standards (pot roast, meat loaf, burger), but there was no reason to... More 

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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?
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