Madison and Middleton, WI have many fine diners, many open for breakfast. My wife and I had not been to the Hubbard Ave. Diner in quite a while (3 years?) so we decided to give it a shot this morning.
Disappointed will sum up our experience. Same nice clean place, comfortable booth, quiet. Prices are up. About $10 for two eggs, hash browns, two sausage patties or 3 slices of bacon, small juice, and a larger baking powder biscuit. Coffee extra. By the time I added a 15% tip for what was pretty good service, it was $30.54 including the tax.
The eggs were fine. When we combined notes, we came to the conclusion that the only thing on our plates that was actually prepared for our order were the eggs. The sausage seemed "over microwaved." The bacon was dry, had that sitting on the shelf look. The hash browns were "mixed up" like they were on the grill and needed to be dragged over to reheat. The baking powder biscuit was quite good.
Overall, for the money we paid in our area, we expected more. Perhaps $30 isn't too much where you live, but most breakfast places in our area will feed us for $18 to $22.
Perhaps that's why there were many empty tables and booths.
Finally, we won't be going back for perhaps 3 years or so.
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