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Plaka Taverna

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410 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3429
+1 608-251-4455
06:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:30
Tue - Fri 06:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed downtown at the Hilton and were looking for a a family restaurant for breakfast and found this place within walking distance. Without the TripAdvisor app we'd have missed a gem. Unassuming from outside this quaint Greek diner had an awesome breakfast. Our host who was clearly either the owner or a manger was pleasant and engaging with our... More 

Amesbury, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent in every way. Tasty, reasonably priced, wonderful service and comfortable casual setting. We were traveling through Madison and checked TripAdvisor for Greek food as it is always a healthy meal. Way to go TripAdvisor and Plaka.

Thank marj23
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We came in on a Tuesday. We learned that they have half price bottles of wine on Tuesday so we ordered their house cab. It was pretty standard for a house wine. We ordered an appetizer of cucumber slices and pita with a few olives and a few pieces of feta. Again not bad, but not great. My husband ordered... More 

Thank dragonbythetail
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I feel a little silly writing a review for Plaka today, since I've been going there on a weekly basis since 2003, when it was still Cleveland's Diner. Telly runs a tight kitchen and his brother Nico runs a very friendly front of house for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast is reasonably priced, reasonably portioned and very tasty. The breakfast... More 

Thank Ken V
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Very good vibe! Small restaurant with an Authentic Greek ambiance. Food was very tasty. I enjoyed the Plaka Combo plate. Very good choice to try several different foods in one plate.

Thank Lori Ann M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a nice small restaurant. Plenty of food choices at reasonable prices. The food is very good. The staff is friendly!

Thank 542bernadettew
Madison, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We hadn't gone here since it was Cleveland Diner many years ago. We were looking for something different for breakfast from our usual spot. We were glad to have chosen to go here. The food was great at a very reasonable price. Hard to find $5-$9 breakfast in Madison anymore. The portion was perfect and everything was really tasty. The... More 

Thank Zuri T
Monona, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We liked everything. The four of us ordered two appetizers, a Taverna combo, a special, and drinks. Loved it. Best Greek I've had in Madison.

Thank EmpressCh
Gurnee, Illinois
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Well-prepared food, nicely presented. Good value. A number of standards (Moussaka, Souvlaki, Pasticcio) could be ordered as entrees; I would have enjoyed seeing some of these in the combo choices. Friendly service.

Thank Michael W
Madison, Wisconsin
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232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Having been to Greece where we enjoyed the cuisine, we were excited to try Plaka. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is a small store front in downtown Madison. The interior is warm and inviting with Greek posters on the walls. A polished wood bar is toward the back. In warm weather months outdoor dining is available in the back... More 

Thank aquadroplet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3429
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-4455
Family run. Open for breakfast, lunch until 1:30, and then dinner (except Sundays). Closed on Mondays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?