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Madelyn's Diner

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377 Huron St, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T6, Canada
+1 519-273-5296
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time visiting this restaurant. My first was at lunch, which I found to be just ok. Myself and 3 daughters went to a play and forgot to make reservations for dinner. The only place we could find without a wait time was Madelyn's. I guess there is a reason for that! We started by having no... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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.

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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 October 4, 2016

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 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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.

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Thank c0lj0hn
Stratford, Canada
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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!

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Thank Trevor C
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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.

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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 September 20, 2016

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 

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Innisfil, Canada
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244 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 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.

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Kitchener
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 519-273-5296

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