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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 - 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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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small, but great diner. Keep your group at four or less. It can be VERY busy, so pack your patience. Once you sit down, they are usually quick with your food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

Thank jdouglas1
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent prices with excellent portions. Great vegan dishes, but fantastic for meat lovers as well. All around great diner with yummy milkshakes and desserts -too many to choose from. Go on off hours to score parking though.

Thank dillmonish d
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a family member in Madison as we returned from a trip, and decided, based upon recommendations, to stop here for a late lunch/early dinner. Cool neighborhood but Atwood is an odd road at that juncture- so finagling yourself into the parking lot can be goofy depending upon your arrival direction. But I digress. Billed and built as an old... More 

Thank tvdirector
Whitefish Bay
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm always happy to find a restaurant that is not only vegan-friendly, but has a vegan menu with vegan dishes, as opposed to the places that can make a dish vegan by removing ingredients. This place is bright and cheery with a 1950esque diner decor, and a full page vegan menu (in addition to their non-vegan menu). Since this was... More 

1 Thank 413catherinep
Madison, Wisconsin
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308 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here about 12:30 on a warm saturday and had to wait 30 minutes for a table, hmmm must be pretty good if you have to wait? Service was good and the food arrived quickly were the highlights of the meal. My wife had the Monte Cristo which she said was Ok but not anything she would order again.... More 

Thank dyna47
Noelle L, General Manager at Monty's Blue Plate Diner, responded to this review

Greg, I wanted to reach out to thank you for taking the time to give feedback on your experience. and apologize for your lack-luster visit to Monty's last weekend. We definitely pride ourselves on offering hot, delicious food consistently with great service which is the very reason people do come back to wait for a half hour or more weekend... More 

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99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Only been here once but really enjoyed it. The food was good, portion ample and the price was very decent indeed.

Thank Dan B
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Have been here a couple of times when visiting our son and family. It's a fun place. An old-fashioned diner. Pretty extensive menu with a lot of comfort foods, but also many vegetarian and vegan options that fit the local environment of Madison. The pies in that case look fantastic. The breakfast is always great- huge biscuits, salmon hash, great... More 

1 Thank Rick S
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a staple. I've only had breakfast food, which is served all day, and is excellent. Coffee for days. Great service. There will be a line so expect to wait to be seated. (Weekends and especially in the summer)

Thank Krystal S
Holmen, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't decide between breakfast & lunch items so I'll call it brunch. Small place with friendly staff, fast service, vegetarian choices and food was plentiful & delicious. Wanted totry something from bakery but was stuffed!

1 Thank Penny D
Janesville, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I love chicken pot pie & was excited to see they have on their menu. Looked delicious when it was set down. However, with just one bite all I could taste is the strong heavy use of sage and/or rosemary. I could not even eat it. On the positive side though ~ the mashed potatoes were delicious. My husband ordered... More 

Thank Roxane E

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?