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653 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1827
+1 608-251-0311
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“greasy spoon” (3 reviews)
“throwback” (2 reviews)
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653 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1827
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very cool funky diner that probably hasn't changed much in 40+ years. Great wait staff (Kathy is super cool)! Reasonable priced menu. Great american breakfasts! Good coffee. Eclectic clientele, a mix of college hipsters, old foggy's (me), locals, medical professionals. It's across the street from...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Been going there for about 5 years. Mostly breakfast, great coffee, hash browns, eggs, omelets. Kathy is always very friendly to us and everyone who drops by. A real mix of Americana clientele. Politicians, blue collar, hipsters, and old jazz musicians (like me). Love this...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Curve is a breafast place, closes by mid-afternoon.. Small place yet still a very popular place for locals, Serve big portions, Street parking.

Thank pat936
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've driven by the place many times and thought, why not stop in to this little hole in the wall place, might be great. So I did and it wasn't great. It was just so-so and the prices were not what I thought would be...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a classic joint. Old school but great breakfast. Pancakes huge. Parking is tough but worth it :)

Thank g0bigred
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We came for morning breakfast with my son and our friends. It is a small diner...so you make it work if you are going to eat here. And that's what we did..We moved the tables because the guys could not fit. The menu is simple...More

Thank 2Lima
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Ya gotta love this place. A throwback to the old time neighborhood restaurants and diners. I have eaten breakfast here about 10 times and it has always been excellent. Friendly help, old time atmosphere and very good food. Open seven days a week. If you...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been going to the Curve ever since my daughter started school in Madison about four years ago. Every time we have gone there since, we have been waited on by the same two people. They are simply fantastic. Along with...More

Thank DMSLproject
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The guy that greeted us on the way in was the nicest guy, and I wish he had been our server. He had personality and made sure we were taken care if, but our server seemed like she didn't want to be there. I never...More

Thank WarriorChick516
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Had a cheese and bacon omelot that was overloaded with cheese. Also home fries and toast. Service was a tad slow, but the old time look was fun. Seats about 15 people on stools and 8 or so tables.

Thank Marblehead750
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  • Address: 653 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1827
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-251-0311
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