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Madison's Cafe

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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the varied menu and the large portions. All of our meals were delicious, and the ambience was also quite nice. The restaurant has character. We've visited twice, and the food was great both times. The service, however, was not the best either time. The great food made up for the empty water glasses and rushed servers though. We'd... More 

Thank HuskerKurt
Saint Louis
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I both got pasta dishes. The food was just average. Restaurant feels old. My soda glass smelled musty. Probably took on the smell of the cabinet it was kept in. Never-the-less, I would still go here again. The staff was great- very friendly and helpful. The prices are decent. Besides, there aren't a whole lot of choices... More 

Thank TAM314
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a day trip to see the capital building. The dinner menu is wide and varied. I had a vegetarian pasta dish that was alright, but not great. My partner had the special, which also alright, but not awesome. The best part was the beer, wine, and, cheese. Generous portions, fair service, locally owned, come as you are.

Thank Tony O'Bryan A
Memphis, Tennessee
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had noticed this restaurant with an outdoor patio on a different visit & heard many good things. We were in town again for the holiday weekend. The patio is beautifully decorated & in a neat location. It was Friday of 4th of July weekend. They must have been understaffed because the service was very slow!! We ordered a small... More 

1 Thank Debi M
kansas city
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madison's Café was recommended for lunch when we inquired at the desk after our tour of the State Capitol building. It is a small "café" style establishment, and being a weekday, we were seated quickly. It does offer outdoor seating, but we opted for a table inside. They have a full menu, offering a wide variety of choices. Our order... More 

Thank chickone
Russellville, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The staff and service is so awesome at this quaint location in downtown Jefferson City. The portions were huge and the service extremely fast. The homemade bread really added to a delightful lunch. My son had chicken Alfredo that was cooked to perfection. I had a large house salad. Neither of us could finish. Our waitress was so helpful... More 

Thank MoPaula
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pasta dishes are excellent. Our favorite is the tortellini. Service is normally good. Atmosphere is formal and traditional.

Thank Jan S
St Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Governor's Mansion and walked to Madison Cafe on a recommendation from a friend. Service was great! Food was great! I had a salad and it was huge and awesome. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank CathyRae25
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love European cafe dining and, of course good food. Madison's Cafe has this and more. I would highly recommend their house salad with artichokes, romaine, red onions, Parmesan, in a red wine vinaigrette. This with the warm, crusty bread is almost a meal! Almost, but, save room for the star of the show, their pasta! So many pastas to... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Rolla, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a Father's Day dinner at Madison Cafe, one of our regular stops when in Jc. Lots of artichokes and a very light but flavorful dressing made for very good salads. Her clam bisque was the right texture and delicate taste. My shrimp Katherine had one of the best garlic cream sauces I have ever had.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Italian, American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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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