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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, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 93
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  • 19
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service

My husband and I were just traveling through Wisconsin and researched some places with vegan offerings (I am, he's not). This place looked like we both could enjoy it. We wound up there on Memorial Day so they were busy but we were able to get a seat at the counter. Our food was out in minutes. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
jennyssss
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Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were just traveling through Wisconsin and researched some places with vegan offerings (I am, he's not). This place looked like we both could enjoy it. We wound up there on Memorial Day so they were busy but we were able to get a seat at the counter. Our food was out in minutes. We both loved... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for breakfast here with some friends while in town for the holiday weekend. We didn't have a big problem getting a table, which our friends say is not the norm. I can see why it is always packed...delicious food and great service. There wasn't anything THAT special about the food, but it was homemade, delicious and fast!... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fun diner atmosphere. Not a lot of seating- we happened to get there at an ideal time and were seated quickly at the counter. My husband had the Blue Plate Burger and it was very filling. I ate the Feta Dill Burger and it was delish. Nice big menu with a variety of choices- we don't typically eat at the... More 

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food is diner food, nothing really that special, always too packed. Would not go out of my way to eat here, unless I had to. Always no parking, would rather go somewhere else that had better food.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
47 helpful votes 47 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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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?