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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

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2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fox Point
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Vegan options actually made it difficult to choose. Food and service were excellent. Generous portions. Cute diner decor. Breakfast all day. Very reasonable prices. Parking lot. Friendly staff. What's not to like?! Can't wait to go back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate breakfast here after a family gathering, six adults and two children. One of the main reasons for selecting this diner was their vegan menu...one of the children has serious egg allergies. She and her father had the vegan French toast and both enjoyed it. They were served little bottles of organic syrup with their orders. The regular French... More 

Thank Dgbtravels
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I consider myself a Monte Cristo connoisseur. This was the best "Monty's Cristo" I've ever had. My Mom loved her Reuben too. The shakes are amazing too. Definitely recommend!

Thank Livandbellasmom
Washington State
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This retro-style diner is popular, seating indoors and outdoors. I had their 'eggs Mornay' and it was delicious. My husband had the Blue Plate Special omelet which he enjoyed. Servings are generous and our server was very pleasant. The display of home made pies was really tempting on our way out.

Thank marycoug
Granger, Indiana
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were so many options, breakfast always available plus many sandwiches, vegatarian and also meat options. Everyone found something they liked. The strawberry vanilla milkshake was great and there was enough for all of us to share as they even give you the extra. The service was great too. Will definitely go back again.

Thank steve g
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been eating at Monty's forever. Every trip to Madison is not complete without stopping here..... Food is always great and the staff and atmosphere are fun. One rule: never order the same thing twice! Try it all....

Thank Tracey S
Hudson, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. Very popular. We got there right when it opened and by 30 minutes, the tables were full. We enjoyed an omelet and biscuits and gravy. The gravy was a bit different than true southern style...had onions and peppers. Tasty. Also a good side of bacon and eggs done as we ordered. Good diner... More 

Thank kanderson89
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to this restaurant for quite a few years and it's one of my all time favorites. Their food is affordable, delicious, and has a little of something for everyone. Their pies and shakes are absolutely amazing, as is the food I've gotten here. All in all, great location with cool memorabilia inside. The parking lot is very... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner had the turkey platter - turkey good, broccoli good, the cranberry applesauce should be renamed chunky apple sauce with red food coloring- I love cranberries with turkey and it did not taste like there were any cranberries in it at all. Cajun chicken was just ok -very little spice to it. Milkshakes were great had... More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant twice in one week. I am always attracted to restaurants that offer Vegan and Vegetarian options. Monty's had many. The salmon hash was bland but the vegetarian ruben with gluten free bread was a hit.The vegetarian meatloaf was good, although the primary ingredient seemed to be carrot bound together with cheese. The curry dish also lacked... 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
$6 - $11
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 16082448505
Monty's Blue Plate Diner serves breakfast all day, every day. Our menu features incredible burgers, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian and vegan selections. Our award-winning pies, cakes, cupcakes and cookies are made from scratch daily.

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