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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
+1 608-244-8505
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“meatloaf” (34 reviews)
“pie” (23 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

There were 3 in our group. Each of us were extremely pleased with the taste & presentation of our meals. The server was friends & informative!

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We stopped based on all the positive reviews on here and were not disappointing. It was about 3pm on a Sat so we were able to get a table right away, seeing the pies in the case up front I already had my dessert picked...More

Thank volkswagendriver
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We picked Monty’s Blue Plate Diner because of an advertisement that suggested it was one of the places to eat when visiting Madison. There are menu items that appeal to everyone. Breakfast is served all day. The staff is friendly and the service is fast....More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I had the Red Curry entree. It was packed with veggies such as potatoes and snap peas. Very good complement of the red curry and coconut milk/rice. Delicious food.

Thank Fatherfireball
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Every time we come to Madison we have breakfast, sometimes lunch at Monty's Blue Plate Diner. The food is just excellent, no matter what you order. The portions are nice and all the wait staff are friendly and efficient. Over the last dozen years we...More

Thank BobMichigan
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I dined here to take in the diner experience and in hopes of getting some delicious food and she, in search of pie! This place is the real deal diner. It seemed comfortable and clean, but we did not have good service....More

Thank Laurieuhoo
Noelle L, General Manager at Monty's Blue Plate Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello Laurie, I am terribly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience here at Monty's. It is always our goal to provide great food served with terrific hospitality and it seems we fell short of those expectations on this visit. I would love it if...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great food although noisy at lunch. Rueben good as was the meatloaf stack. We will go there again!!!

Thank J H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Monty's is a small retro style restaurant with a parlor feel. They have a bunch of menu items including breakfast all day. Milkshakes are large, so splitting one is the way to go.

Thank 347tyw
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We both enjoyed our sandwiches, but we loved our desserts! I had a slice of the Drumstick pie and my husband had the triple chocolate shake which were totally worth the calories. The service was excellent & the decor was adorable.

Thank Artist-teacher4BES
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After having been here so many times before I was disappointed on a recent visit. We were here just a few minutes before 11am so 1/2 our group had lunch and the others had breakfast. I had the special which was biscuits and gravy which...More

Thank Sara L
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1 September 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Probably not
14 July 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
US$6 - US$11
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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