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Madison's Cafe

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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 04:30 - 22:00
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch outside. Pasta, salad, and seafood bisque was delicious. Our server was extraordinary! Definitely will return.

Thank Carolyn W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the food was great the service was not. We arrived promptly for a table we had reserved. We were brought water and bread and butter but had to ask for Parmesan for the olive oil already on the table. The combination salad is very good and my pasta was excellent. My husband, however, spent the entire meal with an... More 

Thank Carole H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But not this time. Madison's was quite busy for a Wednesday, and attesting to their popularity we were on the wait list for about 20/30 minutes. Susan, our waitress, was friendly and efficient but seemed to be overwhelmed. My wife is very fond of the aglio/olio peperoncino which is very simple dish of pasta noodles with garlic, olive oil and... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Met friends here for dinner while on a business trip. Our waiter was so helpful and charming, really added to the evening. The food was great, we all enjoyed our meals. I will definitely come back when I visit again.

Thank Deborah V
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very kindly for reviewing your dining experience with us. Five stars is what we strive for every day. When you're happy we're happy! So glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again when your travels may return you to Jefferson City. All best, Rob Agee-Owner More 

Holts Summit, Missouri
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Fantastic Italian food! Love their outdoor seating, in the warmer weather. Great selection of food, and cozy interior.

Thank lhendrydecker
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We joined our granddaughter for her birthday and the service and food were both excellent. Certainly recommend the calamari and the prime rib. We shared the prime rib and still had leftovers. It was great. Our server did an excellent job.

Thank lmurchu
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking time to review your time with us in celebration of your granddaughter's birthday! So happy to hear that your service and food were both "excellent", that the calamari and prime rib was "great" (with leftovers!), and your server did an excellent job. We look forward to serving you again, where we will continue to strive to... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Madison's is quite simply one of the premiere restaurants in the state. No doubt the best restaurant for downtown JC dining. The service is amazing - seating is not only comfortable but in an amazing historic setting. Food is just something you don't want to miss. Especially the house salad and the chicken Marsala! Don't miss out on a dining... More 

Thank Roger M
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

So appreciate you taking time to review your dining experience with us and that you enjoyed your meal and service. Our staff works hard each day to help assure our guests leave happy, wanting to return and are provided the five star dining experience for which we strive each day, and which our guests expect and deserve. Thank you for... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Madison's café is always outstanding. Full range on the menu as well as nightly specials. Service is always great and food is outstanding.

Thank 129countryman
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your time with us. So appreciate your kind words and happy that you found our service great and food outstanding! We strive hard each day to provide our guests with the 5 star dining experience our guests expect and deserve. We look forward to serving you again! Most sincerely, Rob Agee-Owner, Madison's More 

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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I like the food, wish they had chicken picatta with capers, regardless still a good menu. Service was just not very good for a fifty dollar bill. I don't expect constant one-on-one service, but I would like service that is as least equivalent to McDonald's. I felt rushed when ordering and like the waitress was too busy to explain menu... More 

Thank Travis J G
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

I appreciate you reviewing your time with us. It appears with your three star review, on this second visit with us (your first visit 4 stars), that it certainly wasn't up to our standards. For that, I certainly apologize. Not being greeted, being rushed and not getting good service is totlally unacceptable. Did you ask for a manager so that... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Madisons is absolutely our favorite restaurant! We celebrate every anniversary with them! Their food is delicious, the service is excellent, and Rob the owner always makes us feel at home! Our favorites are the combination supreme salad, tortellini, and the beef mudega. If you like Italian food then this place is a must try!

Thank Christina R
Rob A, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your dining experience(s)(!) with us. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoy Madison's food and service. And so appreciate that we are your favorite restaurant! Our staff does work hard every day to provide our guests with a 5 star experience expected and deserved. Thank you again for your... 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$7 - US$25
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988
Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from tomatoes and vegetables, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.

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