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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to stop here after a Saturday morning run along the lake. The wait was like 35min but the food was outstanding. I had the sweet potato hash and my husband had an egg sandwich with goat cheese that was just delicious! We will def go back when we are in Madison again!

Thank Trailrunner003
Middleton, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good thing is, Monty's has an entire vegan menu! That said, nearly every dish seems to contain onions, which doesn't work for me. I asked for the sweet potato hash without onions, was informed it came pre-mixed, and so changed my order to the vegan country breakfast. My waiter neglected to inform me that the tofu scramble also came... More 

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

Hi Caroline, Thank you for choosing Monty's and for taking the time to share your experience! I apologize that service and our offerings fell short of your expectations, and we would love it if you wanted to give us another try! We pride ourselves on offering food for, and diligently accommodating diners with a wide variety of dietary preferences and... More 

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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great..food was delicious service extremely high and the aura of the old days diner. Pies are remarkable and breakfast was hot...on time ...and cooked as ordered...this group from Alabama was greatly impressed and highly recommended for casual dining comfort food

Thank Jim R
United States
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for some pie late Friday night. We were lucky enough to get a whole pie. We had to pay a $5 deposit for the glass pie pan. Which is perfectly fine. It assures me that the pie was made in house. It was delicious. The diner was a small and clean. Parking is pretty good considering it's... More 

Thank Jodi M
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love, love, love the food! Large servings. Love that they serve breakfast all day. Great staff. Will be going back. Yummy!!

Thank Memax97
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

On a cold (minus 1 degree) Sunday morning in Madison, I could not have been happier with our first visit here. It's kind of hard to give a diner a five star rating but I don't see how this meal could have been improved upon. We could seat ourselves away form the door. Server showed up right away, got our... More 

Thank KevinJ379
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Came here mid-day, following tripadvisor postings. Such a lovely, cute, friendly diner with wonderful food. We came around noon and had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated, but was absolutely worth it. A varied menu of local fresh suppliers. We had the Sweet Potato Hash and Chilaquiles. Fabulous, along with the last cinnamon sugar donut. So many wonderful... More 

Thank SaintPaulite
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Food is excellent, service as well. Best for breakfast, but don't be shy for other meals. Known for modern takes on classics. My favorite breakfast is their sweet potato hash. My husband likes their salmon hash. For other meals, try their jambalaya or classics like meat loaf. Have never had a bad meal there. My one complaint - it's a... More 

Thank SDH-WI
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a party of 6 and had to wait 45 minutes so we ordered coffee in togo cups and sat outside. Wonderful, friendly staff, with an enormous menu. Hard to make just one selection. Everything was very good and generous portions. Had to take our desserts togo. Our bottomless cups of coffee were never empty. We will definitely return.

Thank Vemm_12
Wheaton, Illinois
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been to Monty's before when visiting Madison, but this time I thought I'd be adventurous and try something different for brunch. I had the potato zucchini pancakes with apple-cranberry sauce. WOW! I want the recipe! This restaurant is a homey old time diner with a modern vegan vibe. I was so impressed with the service, food and comfy ambiance... More 

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