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Mountaineer Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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218 N Main St, Madison, VA 22727-3030
+1 540-948-6815
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the good reviews of this place, I had it on my list of "must try" and I'm glad I did. The service was friendly and quick, and the place looked very clean. I had a biscuit and gravy, egg and hash brown. The fried potatoes were fantastic, don't automatically start putting catsup on them, these really have some... More 

Thank norskies
Madison, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Very good breakfasts...even scrapple! It is a staple for locals. Service is good and inside recently remodeled for nice atmosphere.

Thank CatPoe
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Family restaurant; exceptionally clean, awesome food! Friendly atmosphere ! Prime rib sandwich was cooked to perfection! Terrific service!

Thank cloralee
Etlan, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Family-owned business by our neighbors in Etlan, Virginia. We eat there regularly. Service is great, and food is excellent. Sometimes when busy there is a wait for food, but it is well worth it. Cafe has a strong following from locals. I don't get there for breakfast, but there is always a full parking lot in the morning.

Thank CoppedgeFarms
Manassas, Virginia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on the way back from Plow and Hearth. Glad we got there when we did - seated ourselves without a wait. The place filled up pretty quickly. Friendly staff. Good food. I had a basic grilled chicken salad, but my husband enjoyed the crab cakes. I had a taste, and they were... More 

Thank sluns08
Madison, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The food was great, but the wait was a little long but it was a busy day shortly after the new owners opened the cafe. Very friendly.

Thank mkingfaces6
Richmond, Virginia
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Stopped here on the way out of town from the Bluegrass Festival at Graves, just happened to see it out the window and we were pretty hungry so we stopped. Lots of great breakfast options. Breakfast is my favorite so I got the Big Country Breakfast and it came with two biscuits with gravy, bacon, sausage, country ham, potatoes, and... More 

Thank Emily C
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Service with a smile and homemade breakfasts can be had at this quaint cafe style home town eatery. Comfortable and clean.

Thank Chiquis926
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Had Brunch here a few times. Local favorite. Newly updated looks clean. Try the omelet. French Toast is good too. Clean. Bathrooms and friendly wait staff.

Thank Brandi F
Madison, VA
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

Madison Virginia's Mountaineer Cafe as we have known and loved it is BACK!! The Clark Family has taken it over, totally renovated the dining room, and - more importantly to us - brought back our favorite hamburger. That's the delicious burger I raved about in previous reviews - the one that disappeared with a recent new owner - but is... More 

Thank AnnieMadison_VA

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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, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 N Main St, Madison, VA 22727-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 540-948-6815

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