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Madelyn's Diner

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American, Diner, Canadian
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377 Huron St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T6, Canada
(519) 273-5296
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Stratford, Canada
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience the indigestion of a greasy meal and come out smelling like cooking oil. This local eatery has a loyal following but it's not for the faint of heart or refined of palate. It's for those who want deep fried, high-fat, grub. If that's for you, enjoy. Chipped crockery, grimy diner tables, retro decor.

Thank J B
Lake City, Florida
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant twice. First meals were fish and chips [A]; roast chicken salad- great chicken a bed of greens, mandarin oranges, pecans and a tart dressing.[A+]. Second visit - we each got burgers - EXCELLENT. And my wife got hers on an excellent gluten free bun [1.99 extra but worth it]. On the way out, we got a... More 

Thank Joe B
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four if us had a lovely breakfast before our long drive home. All four ordered something different and we were all given delicious hot food. Service was wonderful. Waitresses friendly. Would def. recommend to anyone coming or going into Stratford.

Thank c0lj0hn
Stratford, Canada
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in this establishment & I recalled how not much has changed in 30 years. And that is a great thing, Madelyn's has amazing food and great service!

Thank Trevor C
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Madelyn's. It's a true diner with ample portions and famous butter tarts. Every meal comes with a heaping helping of potatoes, just how we like it. They never quite have enough staff, but the tried and true diner servers are nice. We make the trip out from downtown every time we are in town just for the atmosphere.

Thank Nancy W
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for breakfast one morning because we read about their Bacon Butter Tarts ... and although not something you'd want to eat all the time they were a definite treat while on holiday! We bought the Tarts to take for later and had traditional egg breakfast which were done as we requested and very reasonably priced.... More 

Thank AnnArborGirls
Innisfil, Canada
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210 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at 5:30 and the place was very busy and could have used one more server to accommodate the rush. The place is family favourite type with standard fare of hamburgers, fish and chips etc with their famous but hardly worth the $2.75 each butter tarts. Granddaughter (4) had the kids fish and chips from the children's' menu and... More 

Thank OntarioTrekker
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Food arrived cold and piled onto a small plastic plate. Toast was not toasted enough and it was extremely difficult to get a refill of coffee although they offer a bottomless cup. The restaurant is clean but looks tired.

1 Thank Karena44
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Small but cozy, with friendly staff-- and delicious food. I've been to Madelyn's a number of times and always have the fish and sweet potato fries, and the quality never varies. If it hasn't sold out, I order a slice of the excellent coconut cream pie for dessert-- and butter tarts to go!

Thank KitchenerTreatmyself
Port Huron, Michigan
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a charming place that is frequented mostly by locals, as it's a bit out of the "tourist" center. But certainly worth the drive, because they have excellent offerings. Our party enjoyed the smoked pork chop, fish and sweet potato chips and their liver and onions, all of which were tasty and appealing. Their butter tarts are also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Huron St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: (519) 273-5296

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