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Monty's Blue Plate Diner

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2089 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5353
+1 608-244-8505
07:00 - 22:00
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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17 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 

Thank MaryofMadison
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Retro cafe with extensive menu options from breakfast to curry to posole to you name it. Our lunch meals were hot and excellent, served by the totally delightful Ashley F. We each chose a piece of pie to go from a large selection. Our servings were large enough for leftovers - equally good the second day. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Patricia M
Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Some items on the menu are vegan, and they are delicious. I love the tofu scrambler, vegan banana walnut pancakes, brownie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and sheldon, reuben's vegan brother.

Thank ExpattyCake
Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walking into Monty's is like stepping back in time...tile floor, vinyl booths, a soda fountain-style counter. The huge case of baked goods is always tempting. My companion and I both ordered the veggie chili. I had mine with cornbread, and she ordered sourdough toast as a substitute. For both of us, the chili was simply too spicy. It was so... More 

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Management response:

Hi mbtlo, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm glad you found the atmosphere and decor as fun as we do! Thank you for sharing it with the folks on Trip Advisor! That said, I'm sorry to hear that our chili was not for you. Chili can be a difficult dish to please a wide audience and... 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, Gluten Free 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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?