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Marigold Kitchen

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118 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-3318
608-661-5559
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 81
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Favorite breakfast place, but sometimes too busy to enjoy

We eat here often for breakfast. Food is almost always excllent. The service is good too. Ths leads to it being very popular but also often way too crowded. Time your meal there and youll enjoy it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike D
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We eat here often for breakfast. Food is almost always excllent. The service is good too. Ths leads to it being very popular but also often way too crowded. Time your meal there and youll enjoy it.

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Thank Mike D
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never had a bad meal at Marigold Kitchen. I don't know how they crank out so much great food from what looks like such a small kitchen, but they do it consistently. Sometimes finding a table is competitive (it's often crowded, and you place your order at the counter and then have to find your own seats), but... More 

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Thank Kathy L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on a subzero winter morning the MK was packed with people who know it's the best place for brunch in downtown Madison. I had the ginger pineapple pancakes - yum!

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Thank Mike M
Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great food at a reasonable price. A fun atmosphere to go with friends. Wonderful breakfast all day and lunch. Brunch on sat and a Sun.

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Thank MarySt54
Gaborone, Botswana
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Marigold has been a staple off the square for years. For that reason, they are very busy, but they've mastered a system to speed things along. Be prepared to wait in line to order, then find a table. The menu is varied with classic American breakfast and some Mexican dishes as well. The food is great, but if you're looking... More 

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Thank Abby_Mapes
Philippines
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Must try if you are visiting Madison! Honestly, there's a lot of people as we went for brunch. But with a little patience, this place does not disappoint. Interiors were cute and the food was good! Food portion is a lot especially for me. But you can opt for something lesser like a short order of blueberry pancakes. We sat... More 

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Thank riezl
Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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297 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a must for breakfast in downtown Madison! The daily specials are absolutely superb and you where the portions are very large.

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Thank Rockydogz1
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

What are all the rave reviews about? It's a cute place, yes, but crowded and loud. The food is slightly above average, not worth standing in line for. The famous breakfast potatoes on my plate were oily and either charred or soggy. The toast was served unbuttered without even so much as a small side of jam or jelly.

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Thank MargieSLK
Chicagoland
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

For whatever reason we expected a tired old diner with good but ordinary food, boy were we wrong. Marigold is a hip, happening place with great creative food. We both had chilaquiles, excellent! The plates on the tables next to us looked great too. Looking forward to another visit!

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Thank Craig J
Burnsville, Minnesota
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This gem is just off the capital square, with a line out the door on weekend mornings. Don't let that deter you, things move quickly and they have a great system to move customers through. Food is very good and generous portions, only downside is the beverage station to refill coffee/water is in the middle of the craziness and hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703-3318
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-661-5559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?