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Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
(608) 244-8505
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Ranked #21 of 826 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
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Bloomington, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The menu is fantastic, fresh ingredients, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. All of the flavors were amazing. However, my food was almost warm, my biscuit was sitting in the juice from my fruit, my wife was brought the wrong plate. It just seemed that the arrow didn't hit the target quite in the center of the target. I would... More

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Pensacola
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nicely inventive menu in a diner ambiance. Good offering of vegetarian and vegan options alongside of more traditional fare mean there will be something for everyone. Good beer selection and friendly staff too.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was a great experience! Good food, good atmosphere, and great pie!!! It was a very nice place and I would (and have) go back there many times!

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