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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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Today
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/Brunch

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Great place for Vegetarian & Vegan

Funky diner atmosphere with great options for vegetarians. Many of the dishes can also be made vegan. (And they do have meat dishes as well)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Marcy H
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Highland Park, Illinois
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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Funky diner atmosphere with great options for vegetarians. Many of the dishes can also be made vegan. (And they do have meat dishes as well)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went today for brunch with an adult family of four and two grandchildren, and couldn't have been happier with the food and overall experience. The corned beef hash was homemade and excellent, as were the omelette and breakfast sandwich. All in all a great spot: good food and attentive courteous service.

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Malmö
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were looking for a traditional diner for hamburgers and shakes and found this place. It was very busy and we had to wait 20 minutes for a seat. Small but nicely and thoughtfully decorated, just as we see diner's on TV in our home country. It had functioned as a petrol station previously. The food was really good, we... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Road trip from Minnesota to NJ worth the detour for lunch. Homemade chicken soup was awesome with a little kick. Salad was fresh. Great service. Beats all NJ diners.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been here for breakfast and dinner. Each visit was nice and I really like the food. I am a Vegan and they have vegan options which is great ! The staff is super nice. I recommend this place.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The beer and desserts? Love! We always enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this restaurant, and will make it a stop every time we visit Madison.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We used to love Monte's Diner, but when we went there the other day we were so disappointed. What used to be outstanding is meh, and borderline gross. I couldn't believe how dirty the place is too. Don't look up...or behind the counter...or back into the kitchen. Service was good, but we are used to having TOP NOTCH over the... More 

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Indiana
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was great -- especially liked the eclectic and varied menu which satisfied a big table of hungry students and parents. The only thing that drove us crazy was our waiter, whom we named "Hyphen-Keith" because "everything-out-of-his-mouth-was-delivered-in-such-rapid-fire-manner-that-we-sometimes-had-to-ask-him-to-repeat-it." He also, naturally, interrupted us constantly and made us feel rushed and unwelcome. At one point, he reached to remove my plate with... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

A friend recommended Monty's and the food and service exceeded my expectations. I could have spent the entire morning eating the flaky biscuits and the yummy donuts. I can't wait to go back!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?