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“Upscale Diner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monty's Blue Plate Diner

Monty's Blue Plate Diner
2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
16082448505
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Ranked #12 of 929 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: American, Diner, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Upscale Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Blue Plate looks like a diner, but it's so much more. Delicious fresh food, wonderful chocolate shakes. But great selections for vegetarians as well. Wonderful food.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Love Love LOVE!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is truly a diner experience but with gourmet food! Went here for breakfast & thoroughly enjoyed every bite. They were very accommodating to modify my meal to avoid allergens & not only didn't seem put out by it - almost welcomed the chance to make my food perfect for me. My only complaint is that it's a small restaurant & there's almost always a line. However they do have disposable cups & free coffee while you wait. And it's worth the wait!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank chefgraves
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Middletown, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Diner with vegan options!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a fun and funky diner with traditional diner foods, but also an extensive list of vegan offerings. I had a hard time choosing between the tempeh hash and the French toast (made with almond milk), but ultimately went with the tempeh hash, which came with tofu scramble, toast, and fresh fruit. So tasty, fresh and full of veggie goodness. I cleaned my plate! My non-veg husband had the giant stack of (non vegan) pancakes and loved them. Our server was friendly and helpful, prices were reasonable, and it was an overall great experience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JenniferE_1133837
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Northern New Jersey
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Terrific Breakfast/Lunch Spot In Madison”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a GREAT find in Madison for breakfast or lunch (while they also serve dinner). You will feel instantly welcomed with free hot mugs of coffee while you wait (and you WILL wait for a table as it always seems busy). The food could not be more delicious or fresh and is served by an extremely friendly and accommodating staff. You will not go wrong at the Blue Plate, a top shelf spot!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank topshelfplease
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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We go to Blue Plate on week ends for breakfast. We've tried and liked nearly everything on their breakfast menu but we tend to stick with their Country breakfast for the great potatoes and the fresh made biscuit. The place caters to a wonderful slice of Madison, from refuse collectors to judges and physicians. Both decor and background music stir up wonderfully nostalgic feelings and the service is warm and friendly.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank babette_12
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