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Mediterrenean Cafe

625 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1015
(608) 251-8510
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Ranked #159 of 806 restaurants in Madison
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- Jan 21, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Yes, really, this is not poetic license...it is a beautiful, cozy, atmospheric restaurant that ALWAYS makes me feel fantastic due to the completely welcoming and utterly gracious nature of its owner and his staff, and the care that goes into what is actually simple, ethnically classic food. The fare is stunningly consistent in its freshness year in and year out,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I loved my food. It's not a place you go for the atmosphere, but it was tasty and affordable for lunch.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I really like the food here, but it's definitely a take it to go kind of place because the seating area is almost non-existent

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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134 reviews 134 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Lamb shorma Plate was nice. Fragrant Algerian hot tea. One problem is the timing . . . Open only midday . . . Closes at 4:30 pm so no dinner hours. Cash only.

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Madison, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I love this place! Food is amazing! Price is reasonable and ambiance is great!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Med Cafe serves up delicious lunch in a hurry. It is a cute place, but crowded during its limited operating hours. I love the pita wraps though I always end up with way more pita than I need - perfect for dipping in a side of hummus! Cash only.

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Madison, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This restaurant is everything - Good, fast, and cheap. The only con on my list is that it has limited hours.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I'm almost afraid to write this because this place is my favorite and you already have to wait in line to get in during lunch! There is a good reason for this: the food is excellent and such a great deal. For $7 you can get a giant plate of delicious mediterranean or middle eastern food. For $4 you can... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I generally stop in here once or twice a week to grab a sandwich, with the sides if I have time to sit down and eat. My favorite is the lamb and beef schwarma (sandwich $4.25) and the side of hummus, pita, and salad (extra $3) makes for a great little meal. I'm not kidding when I say that I... More

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Washington, DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Cheap, fast and great food - winning combo as far as I'm concerned at lunchtime. Falafel and schwarma are delicious. The restaurant is right on State Street and has figured out how to move the lunchtime crowd in - and out again in minutes. If you want to dawdle, move to table in the back.

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