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Madison's Cafe

216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Jefferson City. We were there for the solar eclipse and we chose Madison's Cafe for dinner because it was close to our hotel and we had seen good reviews. It is a nice setting and atmosphere. I had the...More

Thank SandyW238
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Typically, you do not use all of these words used to describe a single restaurant. Some how, Madison's pulls it off. Outside, a wonderful sidewalk cafe filled with the hip millennials and the casual professionals. All very reminiscent of a NYC patio restaurant. Inside, the...More

Thank DavidCompton
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Found this cute place while at a conference. Had a big bowl of homemade clam bisque with fresh bread. Servers were excellent

Thank 2014ksmith
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is truly a local gem. I had a business meeting after lunch so my husband and I decided to grab a quick lunch beforehand. I was very impressed. I would say to get there before noon even during the week because it was extremely...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I come to Madison's as often as we can. The food is absolutely amazing. Their chef is top notch. I honestly believe that no matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. We usually order the Julie's Zesty Bowtie Pasta and...More

Thank shrezaco97
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It varies. One night, it is outstanding, then the next visit... not so much. Love the menu choices; there is something for every taste. It seems to depend who is working the kitchen on a given night, as the food quality is just a bit...More

1  Thank jarmist
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Friday at noon. Thought it might be really busy as it it located very near the Capitol, but it wasn't bad at all - the tables outside were mostly full, but there was one table for two left for us....More

Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed 30 July 2017

They were very busy, we got the order to go, as my wife got to the car she checked it, we had no bread, but we did have butter. She phoned, they said come in they would get bread. She did, and it was like...More

1  Thank icecream2017
MADCAFE, Owner at Madison's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I appreciate your taking time to review your dining experience with us. However, not having the complimentary bread included in your order is unacceptable. Since, that evening was quite busy in house and there were many to go orders my managers were checking the bags...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Madison's Cafe is one of the go to restaurants for locals in the Jefferson City area. The service is good, the menu is full of good choices including American and Italian dishes. For me, one of the best things is that I can order a...More

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great little place! Within walking distance of the capitol and governors manision. Friendly staff nice atmosphere reasonable price.

Thank sandra i
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Stephen S
20 April 2017|
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Response from MADCAFE | Property representative |
Hello. Dogs are fine on the patio. Look forward to seeing you. Sincerely, Rob Agee-owner, Madison's
29 March 2017|
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Response from MADCAFE | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we have two private dining rooms that can accommodate most any special occasion. Our PPR Room seats up to 40 for butler style service or accommodates up to 80 for cocktail receptions. Our BANQUET Room seats up... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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