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Short Stack Eatery

301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
+1 608-709-5569
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short stack” (24 reviews)
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place. Why will I be back? Here are 5 reasons. 1. Food was good but not the best. A bit blend for my taste. 2. I want to try other dishes. 3. Not plenty of options for Pescatarians but you can work things out....More

Thank Rashid T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't want to do the hotel breakfasts, so we started walking around town and found this wonderful place. We ate here on two mornings and we both had the same breakfast both days. The Short Stack has a menu item called Trio. With this choice,...More

1  Thank BeckCalifornia
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Stopped in after being out enjoying the town! LOVED the pancakes. Portions were just right. Blueberry pancakes soooooo good. One of few places to stop get some grub before heading off to bed. Worth stopping at for breakfast anytime of day or night.

Thank 678karlaw
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a funky place with awesome food and fabulous service. It is a coffee shop type atmosphere but with breakfast and cocktails!

Thank Adamtrishb
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We stopped there on the morning of Maxwell Street Days and had breakfast. The food was amazing. Everything was wonderfully displayed and an even better taste. Luckily, we arrived early and it was not too busy but by the time we left there was a...More

Thank Audi N
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We stopped in on a Wednesday morning before my son’s college orientation. It’s right on State Street. The breakfast was delicious. I had a breakfast burrito, my wife had the sweet potato pancakes, and my son had French toast. All left very full and pleased.

Thank Severe
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Food was amazing. So much detail in quality and prep. But going in July is not a good idea. Hot and smokey inside. While they have fans all over ... why don't they just install some ceiling fans? At one point the floor fan stopped...More

1  Thank sensumsch
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It's hard to figure out why this place is so popular. Stand in long line to order at the counter. Find a place to sit a the way too crowded tables. Sit on uncomfortable chairs. Get coffee, utensils, etc. yourself. Food was more or less...More

2  Thank KV-MKE
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I ate here after a long-night of visiting downtown Madison establishments. Walked in around 1 am and seated almost immediately. Decided to be adventurous and order the "mystery meal" and did not walk away disappointed. Would visit again after a night of drinking!

Thank DakotaFlyer2
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Well, everyone raves about this place. I can understand why -- the food is great and it is a trendy place. However, the wait can be long and tiring (standing). The seating is a funky mix of old chairs, stools, benches, etc., which means you...More

Thank MadisonGrog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-709-5569
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A breakfast-only eatery in the heart of Downtown Madison that focuses on sourcing local, fresh, and organic ingredients. HOURS WED 6AM-3PM THURS 6AM-MIDNIGHT FRI 6AM-MIDNIGHT SAT 6AM-SUN 9PM (yes, the whole time, for 39 hours straight) Who doesn't love breakfast?
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