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Mickies Dairy Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During a recent stay in Madison, I finally had the opportunity to eat breakfast at Mickies Dairy Bar. Stepping into the place is like being in a Twilight Zone episode as you are transported back to the '60s. What it lacks in ambiance, modernization, and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tim D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We've been eating @ Mickies since there was a Mickie. Just about anything on the menu is worth having (and cheap), but the malteds are spectacular and thick enough to require a spoon for most of 'em.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GeneR3
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This place has seen better days. They have to be making money hand over fist, yet the diner seems frozen in the late 1990s. It's time to renovate, guys. Start taking credit cards, too. The food is fine, but nothing amazing. You're often featured on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CCSconsin
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled by appearances. The building has been around for a while, and parking may be an issue, but the food is GOOD, you will definitely not go hungry, and everything is reasonably priced. On the edge of UW Madison campus.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Verbally abusive waiter who forgot our coffee. It is sad to end a thirty year tradition of going to mickie's.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 5aversham
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Mickey's Dairy Bar is legendary and for a good reason. The food here is incredible! The portions are HUGE and its the best place for breakfast any day of the week.. but especially on Badger Football Saturdays. It's across the street from Camp Randall. Bring...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 0221Serendipity
Reviewed October 22, 2018

HUGE Pancakes-- One would feed a family of 4-- College Student Institution since 1946 Yanks- Breakfast potatoes-- and prices reminiscent of 1946. :) Recommended by HotelRed-- so glad we stopped in- Milkshakes, burgers all kinds of eating options at great prices. No wonder they line...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KerriSTL
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This place is one of the best ever for hearty breakfast. We loved coming here when visiting our daughter at college. We will sure miss it and if we get back to Madison we'll get back here again. Hands down the best breakfast one can...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kelly H
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Good breakfast food. Served fast in a comfortable atmosphere. You will never leave here hungry. Love their omelettes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank arnoldp215
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by before the badger game. Got there around 9 under a 30 minute wait. Line got longer. But well worth it. Will be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
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September 4, 2018|
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Response from Bill_Mydo | Reviewed this property |
Insanely busy
November 14, 2017|
Response from txpackerfan10 |
Did u stop? Was wondering that myself. Last game I seen a line lol.
July 14, 2017|
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Response from OntheG0727 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations - I'd arrive earlier than later to get a larger group in.
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