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Pine Cone Restaurant

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6162 US Highway 51, DeForest, WI 53532-2958
+1 608-249-8778
00:01 - 23:59
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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had breakfast (served anytime), dinners, and the shrimp from the starter menu in the past, never having anything I didn't like. Today my mother chose the chicken & dumpling soup; I had the chili. Both were served quickly, were tasty, and the right temperature. Waitstaff is always attentive without being overbearing, friendly, and efficient. I usually go home... More 

Thank BLW597
Madison, WI USA
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is a truck stop in the best sense of the term. Sit at the counter or in the back where it is a bit more like a cafe. Portions are generous and everything we have had has been good from burgers to eggs benedict. As you enter you will see a glass display case of baked goods. One... More 

Thank seeYouLaterGator
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Been here many times..NEVER disappointed. Food is varied and high quality. Service is fast, even when busy. Deserts and take along bakery are works of art! Many walk out with bags of breads or other huge bakery items.

Thank Robert B
Marion, Iowa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at the Pine Cone this morning. The portions were good, breakfast was hot, and the scrambled eggs were fluffy. I liked that the hash browns were homemade, but they could have been a little less greasy. We bought an apple pie from the bakery to bring home. Already tried a little bit. It was delicious.

Thank nchiafos
Laredo, Texas
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has gone down hill I like stopping here but when you have to pay $2.69 for a egg to add to my French toast that is just outrageous.

Thank Berrisford S
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you don't mind that this restaurant is located at a truck stop, has sticky menus, and lots of times interesting diners, I'm sure you will enjoy the food. My friend and I meet here most Sundays for breakfast and coffee. Anything I have ordered off the menu is great. Service is good and fast for as busy as it... More 

Thank Echo H
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

what a pleasant surprise to find this place while visiting Madison. it's known as a truck stop and they usually have good food. the chicken dumpling soup was delicious, the pancake perfect, everyone was happy with their meal. and to top it off, great staff and no wait, lots of room. I took a MINI cream puff to go, the... More 

Thank carrie W
DeForest, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's ok. I've been here probably half a dozen times and the waitresses are super nice and the food is decent. Nothing great but nothing bad. Good prices too.

Thank Kari A
Middleton, Wisconsin
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223 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The only thing that isn't huge is the prices. The menu is huge, The portions are huge. If you want a pastry, some are the size of a small dog's head. The service is prompt and friendly. You can see why this is a favorite of truckers. If you want some good truck stop cooking, you should try this at... More 

Thank James S
Madison, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for breakfast a few days ago. The thing that wasn't great was my wife's sausage patty. She said it tasted gamey, not like a good pork sausage. But that's the only thing that kept it from being a 5-star rating. We both had the Cinnamon roll French toast. Their cinnamon rolls are enormous, with... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
00:01 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6162 US Highway 51, DeForest, WI 53532-2958
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  DeForest
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-8778

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