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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

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$$ - $$$
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2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
+1 608-244-8505
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 09:00
Mon 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love, love the food! Large servings. Love that they serve breakfast all day. Great staff. Will be going back. Yummy!!

Thank Memax97
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold (minus 1 degree) Sunday morning in Madison, I could not have been happier with our first visit here. It's kind of hard to give a diner a five star rating but I don't see how this meal could have been improved upon. We could seat ourselves away form the door. Server showed up right away, got our... More 

Thank KevinJ379
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Came here mid-day, following tripadvisor postings. Such a lovely, cute, friendly diner with wonderful food. We came around noon and had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated, but was absolutely worth it. A varied menu of local fresh suppliers. We had the Sweet Potato Hash and Chilaquiles. Fabulous, along with the last cinnamon sugar donut. So many wonderful... More 

Thank SaintPaulite
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Food is excellent, service as well. Best for breakfast, but don't be shy for other meals. Known for modern takes on classics. My favorite breakfast is their sweet potato hash. My husband likes their salmon hash. For other meals, try their jambalaya or classics like meat loaf. Have never had a bad meal there. My one complaint - it's a... More 

Thank SDH-WI
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a party of 6 and had to wait 45 minutes so we ordered coffee in togo cups and sat outside. Wonderful, friendly staff, with an enormous menu. Hard to make just one selection. Everything was very good and generous portions. Had to take our desserts togo. Our bottomless cups of coffee were never empty. We will definitely return.

Thank Vemm_12
Wheaton, Illinois
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been to Monty's before when visiting Madison, but this time I thought I'd be adventurous and try something different for brunch. I had the potato zucchini pancakes with apple-cranberry sauce. WOW! I want the recipe! This restaurant is a homey old time diner with a modern vegan vibe. I was so impressed with the service, food and comfy ambiance... More 

Thank RGCookie
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Eat at what looks like an old gas station from 50's or 60's. Fresh veggies, I think even organic. Real mash potatoes! Desserts galore that are homemade. Delicious place. You'll want to go back like we do. I crave that meatloaf; my husband the desserts. I hope they figure out better parking for the big crowd. Parking can be a... More 

Thank Evagarden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After only 20 minute wait on a busy Saturday evening, our party of four were seated in a booth and enjoyed an elevated diner experience. Vegan and vegetarian options were numerous, service was great, food sooooo tasty!

Thank Linda B
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I usually get the all American breakfast--eggs, bacon, fruit, and biscuit--and it never disappoints. The weekends can get pretty busy, so be prepared to wait.

Thank jennymcrowley
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sometimes you just have to have some really great food, this is the place to go for everything from eggs Benedict to chicken chili or vegetarian meals. They have the most delicious baked goods too from cinnamon buns to pie. My husband's favorite is their malts even for breakfast ! Don't knock it if you haven't tried it ! Go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 09:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?