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Willalby's Cafe

1351 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3756
(608) 256-6088
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Ranked #454 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2012
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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