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Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
(608) 244-8505
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Ranked #17 of 825 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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 NEW

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
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We never miss going to the Blue Plate Diner when we're in Madison. In fact, we love so many of their menu items that we actually purchased a cookbook. Visit them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's all good. Many of their meat offerings have a vegetarian counterpart, perfect for those of us in "mixed" households. Case in point, "Meatloaf... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food here is tasty and obviously made from fresh ingredients by a well-trained chef. This is classic diner food through-and-through and maybe heartier given the midwest influence. (For example, don't be surprised that delicious chicken pot pie is served with mashed potatoes :-) The vegetarian and vegan choices we've tried like falafel were great too.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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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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