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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
+1 608-244-8505
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
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Reviewed yesterday

I've been wanting to try Monty's Blue Plate Diner ever since I moved to Madison. But every time I've tried to go, there's been a line out the door, so I've gone elsewhere. However, on Mother's Day at two in the afternoon, although there were...More

Thank rickleed
Reviewed 3 days ago

A big showcase of pies and sweets greets you as you enter the door, like the diners on the East Coast. Booths, tables, and counter top / stools are your seating choices. My favorite is the toasted tempeh spicy sandwich with sweet potato fries. Other...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy diner for a good reason - the food is classic diner food - SO good and the pies are out of this world. I'd recommend visiting before 9am on the weekend if you want to beat the rush. Have eaten here on multiple...More

Thank ricvagirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I am new to the state of Wisconsin and the weather has broken my wife decided to show me the lovely Capitol Area. I love farmers markets so, we figured let's find a good breakfast spot and check it out. We were able to...More

Thank richieny70
Noelle L, General Manager at Monty's Blue Plate Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. I am terribly sorry to hear what a poor showing we put up for your first trip to Monty's. I apologize for the delay in response but I wanted to find an answer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently went there for late breakfast. Great choices. Good service. Wish I had room for their pie. Looked wonderful.

Thank safetraveller1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small, but great diner. Keep your group at four or less. It can be VERY busy, so pack your patience. Once you sit down, they are usually quick with your food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Thank jdouglas1
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Decent prices with excellent portions. Great vegan dishes, but fantastic for meat lovers as well. All around great diner with yummy milkshakes and desserts -too many to choose from. Go on off hours to score parking though.

Thank dillmonish d
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Met a family member in Madison as we returned from a trip, and decided, based upon recommendations, to stop here for a late lunch/early dinner. Cool neighborhood but Atwood is an odd road at that juncture- so finagling yourself into the parking lot can be...More

Thank tvdirector
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I'm always happy to find a restaurant that is not only vegan-friendly, but has a vegan menu with vegan dishes, as opposed to the places that can make a dish vegan by removing ingredients. This place is bright and cheery with a 1950esque diner decor,...More

1  Thank 413catherinep
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We were here about 12:30 on a warm saturday and had to wait 30 minutes for a table, hmmm must be pretty good if you have to wait? Service was good and the food arrived quickly were the highlights of the meal. My wife had...More

Thank dyna47
Noelle L, General Manager at Monty's Blue Plate Diner, responded to this review

Greg, I wanted to reach out to thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your experience. and apologize for your lack-luster visit to Monty's last weekend. We definitely pride ourselves on offering hot, delicious food consistently with great service which is the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will there be a wait for a table on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.?
August 31, 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Probably not
Is parking hard?
July 14, 2016|
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Response from jupe4791 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the day, but it has a small parking lot and off street parking is also available
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 608-244-8505
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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.