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Mickies Dairy Bar

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American, Diner
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1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Herington, Kansas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit this some Saturday mornings. Get there before college kids flood it to avoid the wait. Today we had a great waitress - Emma - who did a superb job. The service she provide to us was on par with what we expect from $50/plate steakhouses. Overall, huge portions. Scramblers is a two person dish. Add a roll to... More 

Thank VictorXman
somers. wisconsin
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129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter who just graduated from UW recommended this place for my younger daughter and I to try while we were at freshman registration. The place was empty at 7 am on a Tuesday morning. I ordered pancakes and my daughter got an egg over hard with toast. Orange juice was good but the coffee was burnt and bitter. My... More 

Thank grinisa
Lynnwood, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Wisconsin annually to visit family. This was my second visit in 2 years! GREAT SERVICE!! Had the same amazing waiter, can't believe I didn't get his name. He explained the specials, answered our questions, clearly knew we needed a little more time, returned just when we all settled on our choices! Food was great atmosphere perfect! Eggs,bacon... More 

Thank Karlyn G
Edgerton, Minnesota
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are serious about traditional breakfast this is the place to go. It's loud in noisy and the food is delicious. There are pastries, egg dishes, pancakes, and sandwiches. We went with the whole family. Great atmosphere it's loud and busy. Serious breakfast eaters must order the scrambler.

Thank EllisonJo
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the pictures and reviews couldn't wait to eat here. Was busy but we got in and seated right away, very small on the inside but for great food I would eat in a closet. The coffee is a weak Folgers type, my medium eggs were bland, toast had no flavor even though it was suppose to be rye,... More 

Thank Tony7516
Frankfort, IL
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this staple in downtown Madison (literally right across from Camp Randall Stadium. It was a college favorite (I used to live in the house right behind it) and a place I always like to go to when I'm back in town visiting friends. There food is absolutely wonderful. I have yet to have... More 

Thank Fronglay79
Bath, Maine
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Mickie's is the absolutely best place to have breakfast, hands down. This is my fourth or fifth time going, I make sure to go every year I am in Madison. It has a 50's esque feel to it. The menu is up on the wall, so that's unique. Everything is very cheap! I had the strawberry pancakes. My friends had... More 

Thank sftblldiva25
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for gluten free quinoa infused sparkle food keep looking. If you are hungry and want filling delicious food like you used to make at home but are too lazy to shop, cook, or clean up mickies odds the place to go. Are beyond reasonable but bear in mind it's cash only. Each order might be enough for... More 

Thank Walter H
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is the place to have breakfast. Only bring cash. The portions are hefty. I always take some home. Try the malts.

Thank kharper67
Milton, Georgia
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

College experience is to go to Mickey's for brunch. More food then you can eat and all very delicious.

Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-256-9476

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