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American, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

We recently ate dinner at Hinkle's. We loved the flavor of the burgers, but like the waitress told us, they were small. So order either a double or a triple or order more than one! My husband got one of the milkshakes and thought it...was really good. We topped off our meal with funnel fries - the best way to eat a funnel cake with the least amount of mess!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

Burgers were good, small like White Castle, so order more than one. The shakes that we had, were extremely good. The wife should have gotten the small one, so she could try a different flavor. It was hard to decide what flavor to get. I...had the Carmel, and it was very good. She had the strawberry short cake. Yes, I tasted it and it was good as well.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022

Have wonderful hamburgers, and their daily specials were great. Had open roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and slaw. Best slaw I have had in many years. My daughter had their fish sandwich (Alaskan Pollock), and it was delicious. We ate at the counter, however,...they do have a dining room with tables, and you can utilize that. There is also picnic type tables outside on the sidewalk if you don't want to be inside. Highly recommend this place that has been in business for many many years now. The staff is personable and very efficient. Also, is you want carry out, just call your order in and go pick it up. There is public off-street parking available very close to this restaurant. They open at 7AM and serve breakfast also. This was a delightful lunch experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

The four of us (2 grandsons), and hubby on mini spring break ate dinner. (Should have eaten dinner at Clifty Inn where we stayed the night). Thought pickykids would prefer Hinkley’s. My grandson and I ordered a BLT. One thin slice of tomato, the tiniest...slices of bread, 1-2 slices of bacon, wilted slice lettuce, no sign of mayo. Hubby had a double hamburger…really nothing on the bun, the thin burgers were gray, no flavor. Looked awful and tasted awful. Grandson w/chicken tenders was okay, looked okay. We all ordered the curly fries. The fries looked like the grease in the fryer needs to be changed. Funny taste and the fries were a dark brown. A depressing looking place on the inside, no one smiles. Yucky..,More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

I was really disappointed in this restaurant!! Everything has changed and I’ve been going here since I was 1 and while I understand changes, but you really messed up changing how the burgers were made!! That’s what made Hinkles!!! The service was poor not friendly...no smiles or even a welcome!!! Very disappointed and sad to see such a great icon of Madison go down hill.. I won’t be backMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

It’s not a chain. Wonderful small diner. Very good quality burgers. They are much smaller than most placed and they come standard with pickle chip and chopped onions. Wonderful!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

Hinkles is always a great place to stop and grab a quick bite to eat!! The food is always great, and the staff is very friendly! Be sure to try a milkshake!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

I found Hinkle's and settled on breakfast there our first morning in Madison. We figured...charming downtown...#3 place to eat in all of Madison... and it's breakfast.. what could go wrong? Well, only everything. I ordered 2 eggs scrambled soft with bacon, Hashbrowns and gravy, with...white toast. I got basically an omlet... which the waitress said was how the cook did scrambled eggs. Then I took a bite of the bacon which looked good but was disgusting. My friend ate a bite of the bacon on her egg sandwich and found it to be equally as revolting. We told our waitress that something was wrong with the bacon and she said they changed suppliers and that is how it tastes but that others had complained too....so, we paid our bill and left the entire breakfast sitting on the bar. Walked a few doors down and ate a BLT ... but the taste of the bacon has lingered all day. Oh, and that friendly Madison charm? Yeah, don't expect any of that at Hinkles.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

We were walking by and had to stop in the smell was great. We ordered our hamburgers and hashbrowns and sat at the counter. Service was fast friendly and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

Such a quaint and nostalgic place! Loved my shake and burger !! Sitting at bar takes u back to the good old days! Friendly staff and great service .

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

We had the small cheeseburgers and they were good. But the lady handling the money, and the dirty plates, also made my husband’s milkshake. That seems unsanitary to me. Plus, no masks and of course no social distancing in such a small place, glad we...are fully vaccinated.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

Servers were awesome. Food just so-so. Wouldn't recommend the tenderloin. The small burgers were o.k.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

If you are in Madison, Hinkle's is a must! The little diner takes you back a few years, we enjoyed: - Cheeseburgers- they are slider style and come with pickle and sauteed onions - Fries with cheese - Tater tots, cooked to perfection, perfectly crunchy...fries...were good, but the tots were even better! - 2 milkshakes, Almond Joy - yum...and Hound dog (banana/peanut butter) - yum again. Super happy with our meal, milkshakes, pricing, and visit!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

This use to be the pride and joy of Madison. Things have changed over the years. Use to have the best burgers and hash browns in town but something has changed. The price has went through the roof and the food doesn’t have the same...taste as it once did. I still eat at the restaurant from time to time when I’m in town but it isn’t easy on the wallet anymore if your hungry.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Excellent old school Mom & Pop burger place where no one is a stranger! Food comes out quick, hot and delicious! The burgers are "slider" size. Go and enjoy!

Date of visit: December 2020
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HINKLE'S SANDWICH SHOP, Madison - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Hinkle's Sandwich Shop offers takeaway services.

Hinkle's Sandwich Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5