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Mickies Dairy Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
+1 608-256-9476
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 14:30
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our favorite breakfast place in Madison. Always a wait so don't plan on getting right in. It is definitely worth it. Service is always great and happy!!

Thank Philip Karen K
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92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place for Big Breakfast!. Everything is good. Everything is big. Take a friend to share the experience.

Thank Henry R
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would agree with many of the reviews. Mickies Dairy Bar is a Madison classic that you should try, but certainly isn't the best food I've ever had! Go for the experience! Our group of five all ate breakfast foods - two ordered omelets and the rest ordered scrambles. It's a very tightly packed restaurant with a line often out... More 

Thank gbfamily4fun
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have the BEST wait staff, and cooks and the old menus up on the walls! The same food they've had forever ! The best Malts! Really good breakfast food. You'll even hear the announcers on the football games talking about eating at Mickies before coming over to the game. Parking is tricky, READ the signs carefully !

Thank MaryofMadison
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place hasn't really change since my parents took us here for lunch after church in the 60's. And THAT is the charm! It is a real blast of the past. And my lord do they give you your money's worth on a plate. This place is set to feed starving UW students and provide they do! And it is... More 

Thank Dan B
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I understand many people have written positive reviews and had great food here, but that was not my experience. Not with the food, anyway. I think it's a cute place. A diner with a history in Madison, and nostalgic appeal for game days and students and alumni of UW-Madison. You order from a board on the wall, not from a... More 

Thank ChiGirl1074
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Saw on Tv and went here for Breakfast, only had a short wait to get in. What an absolute awesome place to visit. Everything was fantastic and was very hot and fresh. No wonder why it was featured on Campus eats. You guys totally rocked it, got our order very fast. DEFINITELY will be back, this is a must try,... More 

Thank Kathi B
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Tried this one based on reviews here. The only downside was waiting for a table meant waiting outside in the cold. Otherwise it was really great! Food good. Atmosphere something different and local. Loved it!

Thank Denverdk
Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Do not miss this place, the reubens are spectacular and so is the french toast. Be sure to also have a malt, the malts are probably the best in south central WI. They close every day at about 2 p.m. so make it a point to get to Mickie's Dairy Bar first thing.

Thank Drew H
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'm awfully glad I chose this culinary Madison landmark for my first breakfast out here. I did this on a Saturday morning which happened to be homecoming weekend, and the place is a stone's throw from the stadium. There was a short line when I arrived, but I was whisked in and plopped down at the one free seat at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-9476

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