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Main Street Cafe

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101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758-1811
+1 256-461-8096
11:00 - 14:00
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Madison, AL
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all ate and had a variety of food. There were servings so large many could not finish them. But the food was all excellent and somewhat unusual.

Thank Jim M
Madison, Alabama
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to eat in Madison with so much history! Recommend it highly. The old jail cells are so fun to eat in!!

Thank Judy I
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I visited there with a group from work. Lots of choices, though I likely ordered the worst one still goo, definitely try the pretzel salad, the meatloaf or the chicken Normandie. Good experience, quaint atmosphere. Definitely work going back Maybe the train will come by! Great place to eat outside of the weather is good.

Thank Les S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our server Malissa was excellent. The food was ok. Taste ok and affordable. Service was super fast!!!

Thank LaToya F
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My absolute favorite place for lunch! Whenever I have been there, the food has been great, the service is always good, and my guests or companions have all been very impressed and satisfied with their meals. My favorites: their hot spiced tea or fruit tea, depending on the season; chicken salad plate, and strawberry pretzel salad.

Thank Jan1776
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Celebrated my birthday with friends at Main Street Cafe. Food was great. The strawberry pretzel salad was my favorite!

Thank Imogene T
calera, al
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This little cafe is in Old Town Madison, and it is an old jail. It is cozy and welcoming. The menu is different and includes daily specials. The service is excellent, and your enjoyment is important to the servers.

Thank ConnieH35
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I went here while visiting Huntsville for business with some colleagues and it was quite nice. They told me that the building used to be a county jail and you can tell as they still have a few bars in the walls, but a relaxed and cheerful ambiance pervades now. The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. I'm... More 

Thank AlexisFelicite
Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I never get tired of dining here. Within what was once the Madison local jail can be found wonderful food, a terrific atmosphere, first-rate service, and reasonable prices. It's open for lunch only, but can be reserved in the evening for special functions. We had my son's rehearsal dinner there, and everyone raved about the place. Gets my highest recommendation.

Thank fiftyandkickin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat. The food is fresh and delicious. Great menu and daily specials. Reminds me of my grandma's cooking. I have to recommend the jell-o salad....so not a salad, have it for dessert. Yum! I wish they were open for breakfast and supper, I bet it would be incredible.

Thank Jayne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 256-461-8096

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?