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Madison's Cafe

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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Good service even though it was during busy lunch hour Good food Outdoor street side dining Looks small but quite large inside

Thank Don M
Warrensburg, Missouri
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've loved Madison's for 18 years. The chicken Marsala, chicken Picata, and their salads are my all time favorites. But, what I always crave is their combination salad. I love that thing. Their breaded artichokes and zuchinni are another treat. Almost everytime I come back to Jefferson City I want to go eat at Madison's.

Thank myobsession
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Madison's on a Friday night, and it was delightful. The staff, the atmosphere, the food. It was all good.

Thank Carol G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a wide ranging menu, I had the 10 oz Sirloin. The steak was thick cut and cooked well. Alas, like many a Sirloin, it was a little chewy. That's my fault, I know Sirloins can be like that. The steak was tasty and I had the squash side. I also had the Caesar salad and it was... More 

Thank Patrick B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place I have eaten in Jeff City. The pasta is fantastic and the service is great. I have never had a bad experience there.

Thank Scott S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a long time Jefferson City restaurant. It is okay, but a bit too pricey. People who grew up in this area love it. I'm from a place of genuine Italian food, so I guess I'm a harsh critic. It is good, but not above average.

Thank Gardenia65
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the best Italian Eatery in town, look no further than Madison's. The combination salad is what this place is known for...NOT the HOUSE....Excellant

Thank I2763XBbrianl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not been here in years. This was always my sisters favorite restaurant in town.I only visit here every few years since my family has moved. They now have an outside space to eat, so we ate outside since the weather was perfect for it. My sister got her favorites- clam bisque-and a pasta, mom got the nightly steak... More 

Thank 871melindal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at the bar to eat with the coolest bar tender Annie! I went with what's she rec a hot lava rock and you cook your own Filet strips on it. I travel everyday and have never had anything like this. It's a 10 if you like beef. What's even better is everyone working here is happy!!

Thank Steve B
Osage Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant in the heart of downtown Jefferson City. It is a stone's throw from the Governors Mansion. Great food, large portions, and reasonable priced. If you can't find street parking, use the parking garage across the street. Only cost's a dollar.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988
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.

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