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Madison's Cafe

216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (56 reviews)
“house salad” (25 reviews)
“cavatelli” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
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Reviews (321)
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11 - 20 of 321 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to eat. The owner came out and talked to us since he found out it was are first time there. He kept checking on us to make sure every was ok. It was so good we went back the next...More

1  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating here since 1992. Delicious pasta fishes, and truly, the best prime rib in town!! Nice atmosphere, very friendly, courteous staff.

1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was looking for something in downtown area - nice day so got to sit outside. Had the spinach caprese salad. even though it was still May, the tomatoes tasted like they were just picked - great flavor and the salad dressing was fresh and the...More

1  Thank lindakmom
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went for dinner, and the food was excellent. Calamari appetizer with raspberry chipotle sauce sounded sort of weird, but tasted delicious. I had the linguine with clams, my wife had the manicotti. Both dishes were superb. The service was impeccable.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We gathered as a family to commemorate our sister's passing. I believe there were ten in the party. Since we had made reservations, seating was immediate at a long table towards the back. Nice spot, out of the noise and bustle. There was already bread...More

Thank BlueFox_13
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Our first trip to this restaurant wow this is great food I love the desert steak chicken marsala everything we had was wonderful the service was out of this world they took very good care of us here we really enjoyed this. What makes this...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited here after a long day driving and frustrating detours due to recent road flooding. We were there on Tuesday which happens to be half price bottle of wine night. 😆. I had the prime rib and she had the ribeye....More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Hands down the best chicken masala and crème Brule. Love the atmosphere and great service. The salad is also famous in Jefferson City, you will want to buy a bottle of the house dressing.

Thank Donner4u
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch outside. Pasta, salad, and seafood bisque was delicious. Our server was extraordinary! Definitely will return.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

While the food was great the service was not. We arrived promptly for a table we had reserved. We were brought water and bread and butter but had to ask for Parmesan for the olive oil already on the table. The combination salad is very...More

Thank Carole H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stephen S
dogs on patio?
21 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from MADCAFE | Property representative |
Hello. Dogs are fine on the patio. Look forward to seeing you. Sincerely, Rob Agee-owner, Madison's
Do you have a separate room for special occasion (group of 15-20)?
29 March 2017|
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Response from MADCAFE | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we have two private dining rooms that can accommodate most any special occasion. Our PPR Room seats up to 40 for butler style service or accommodates up to 80 for cocktail receptions. Our BANQUET Room seats up... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988
  • E-mail
Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from tomatoes and vegetables, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.
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