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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

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2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
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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Halstead, Kansas
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350 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and so was our waitress. This is a true diner with the counter and chrome. Really good lunch!

Thank beth ann k
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

they call it meatloaf of the God's for a reason. It is wonderful! This is a small made from scratch place that you don't want to miss!

Thank Mary H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing, I use to live in Madison Wisconsin 10 years a go now I'm living in Florida. I was so looking forward to go back Montys Blue Plate Diner. Great atmosphere, great service and the food is simple good American from scratch food. I am a manager in a fancy restaurant down in Miami I do not... More 

Thank Burak I
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm welcoming device, great menus choices, including vegan and gluten sensitive! Great prices and a wonderful relaxed cultural experience! Rest your weary self fro travel, shopping or whatever! Kick back and enjoy a great place to relax and enjoy a bite or two!!

Thank stillsazzy
Fenton, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the area we ask about a place to eat and Monty's was suggested. The portions were large and food was excellent. There were many choices. The service was excellent. We would eat here again if we are in the area. Save room for dessert!

Thank Sue B
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place. Large selection of options. Wasn't the tidiest place we've eaten but we attributed that to how busy they were. About $9-$11 per plate. Server was very nice and attentive. Food was average. Good luck with parking. You're better off finding street parking a block or so away and walking.

Thank fdlfan
Eric H, Manager at Monty's Blue Plate Diner, responded to this review

Fdlfan- Thanks much for your input/review of your recent experience at Monty’s Blue Plate Diner. We are always working to improve our restaurant. Our guest experiences and reviews like yours are very helpful to us. I apologize that the food was less than memorable and that parking was an issue. We lost about ten parking spots next to our restaurant... More 

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

Was in Madison for half a day and asked a local where to eat. She suggested the Blue Plate Diner. What a surprise! This was an old gas station that is now a diner. Food is nothing fancy just good home-cooked food with an innovative touch. I had the roast turkey - which was real turkey - that came with... More 

Thank Helen H
near Chicago, IL
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving through Madison, and based on prior TripAdvisor reviews, we opted to stop at Monty's for lunch. We got the last open space in the parking lot, and debated about taking a table in their outdoor seating area, but finally opted to sit inside, where it's air conditioned. It was fairly crowded, but we were seated promptly, and... More 

Thank sellbuy1234567
Belvidere, Illinois
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! We visited on a busy Sunday afternoon and were both pleased with our discovery. Other reviews are correct, Monty's is a gem and the food was great. Breakfast all day, friendly staff, and a separate vegan menu, great! I tried the Sheldon, a vegan Ruben and she had the TNT BLT with veggie bacon and we both... More 

Thank robertmoffett
Fox Point
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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, 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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?