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“A standard of Jefferson City” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Madison's Cafe

Madison's Cafe
216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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Ranked #12 of 140 Restaurants in Jefferson City
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from our daily, fresh, locally baked bread, locally bred and raised Wagyu burgers, produce, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A standard of Jefferson City”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Madison's is a Jefferson City standard. The food is heavy and portions are generous. Staff are friendly, but the space is dark and decor is unimaginative.

They do have a meeting rooms and are located near the Capitol Building, which have helped it earn its reputation as a go-to spot for policymakers and those meeting with them.

Visited December 2012
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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great resturant !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have been coming to Madison's for many years for special occasions. Great Italian style restaurand with great food. casual, yet with elements of fine dining. Great concept to make diners comfortable. The thing that always strikes me is the consistency of food. It is not easy to find a place where the food tastes the same as it did 20 years ago and it is all great.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner in the Capitol City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Madison's Cafe is the best I have been able to find in Jefferson City. The gluten free options are top notch along with the meat dishes.

Visited December 2012
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Jessup, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent dinner at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Was in Jefferson City on business and went here for dinner. Had the Filet Mignon which was excellent and perfectly done. The meal was so good I came back the next day for lunch. Service was great, nothing bad at all to say about my experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This was some of the best food we have had traveling not exspensive and just awsome from the food to the service. My wife said id she was boored she would drive 3 hours just for the food just a awsome place you dont want to miss

Visited November 2012
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