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1351 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3756
(608) 256-6088
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Neigborhood gem

If I lived in Madison, this is where you'd find me every weekend morning! Had breakfast here - one guy taking orders and one guy in the kitchen. Pancakes the size of your head. Delicious skillets, and omelets - coffee served in mugs you'd find at a garage sale. Loved the kitschy vibe. Cash... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If I lived in Madison, this is where you'd find me every weekend morning! Had breakfast here - one guy taking orders and one guy in the kitchen. Pancakes the size of your head. Delicious skillets, and omelets - coffee served in mugs you'd find at a garage sale. Loved the kitschy vibe. Cash only. Solid breakfast.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Since Nate took over the restaurant from Christine, he's bumped up several things (real butter, better coffee, slightly revamped menu) to make this place rock harder than ever. Speaking of, the booths can be a bit on the un-comfy side, but the Skillets are completely awesome, as is everything. Sister restaurant Fair Oaks Diner also hits breakfast grand slams nearly... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Not actually a greasy spoon, as the place is clean, but older. Great retro booths, counter and great window tables for kids to watch all the action on the street. Yummy bacon and hash browns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2007

This is a great neighborhood greasy spoon. The food is tasty and thoughtfully seasoned, the atmosphere unpretentious, and the staff and customers colorful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

Cute local place, with great location on Willy street, but far too greasy for me.

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  • Address: 1351 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 256-6088

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