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“Great breakfast!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Plate Diner

Blue Plate Diner
2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
(608) 244-8505
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Ranked #27 of 775 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We go to Blue Plate on week ends for breakfast. We've tried and liked nearly everything on their breakfast menu but we tend to stick with their Country breakfast for the great potatoes and the fresh made biscuit. The place caters to a wonderful slice of Madison, from refuse collectors to judges and physicians. Both decor and background music stir up wonderfully nostalgic feelings and the service is warm and friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Diego, Ca
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“diner food raised a notch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

All the foods you'd expect from a diner and then some, inventive waffles, french toast and pancakes, all with something extra. Typical omelets, eggs any way possible. Can be a long wait but there is coffee available and patio chairs for waiters outside.

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Meat eaters and vegetarians unite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great booths, a fine staff, and oh what a fine selection of desserts. Really, you can't go wrong with making a date, grandma, kids or a hot date happy.

Visited August 2012
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Madison, Wi
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great food, good service, always freezing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Always worth a visit if you're in the mood for 'diner' food, but it's not ordinary diner food. Amazing meatloaf, sandwiches and salads, breakfast available all day, always a vegetarian special, good coffee (seriously), and a dessert case that will melt your resolve.

TIP- take a sweater, no matter the season, it's always freezing in there!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Diner atmosphere with good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Fruit plate with yogurt - very good. Wheat toast - excellent (they have real butter not that whipped stuff). Meatloaf - very good. Carrot cake was dry with frosting we almost had to cut with a knife.
Probably wouldn't go back unless it was to try a sundae. There were some interesting ice cream options on the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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