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Mickies Dairy Bar

1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
+1 608-256-9476
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
1511 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2086
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with my two UW student sons (I'm an Alum)... took them there for breakfast to give them a taste of Badger tradition. Used to go there when I was a student. As expected, the breakfast was awesome! Huge tasty pancakes, nice omelettes, and their...More

Thank BizHappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mickeys is a Madison tradition. Do no expect a table for your party. Stand in line, then cram into a table with whoever else gets crammed onto it with you. Say hello, talk about the Badgers, and enjoy a gigantic breakfast or lunch. Don't forget...More

Thank soby1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had attempted to eat here last year while in Madison to watch soccer matches and visit our grandson. Unfortunately, the wait was always too long due to time constraints. We were, however, there the beginning of August before the students had returned, and the...More

Thank AlwaysLoveAruba
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

During our stay in Madison we found this place, the best breakfast I've ever tried! The portions are quite large and tasty, the best pancakes ever!

Thank TDocampo
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Mickie's came highly recommended from friends and family, who raved about giant pancakes and delicious milkshakes and warned of long lines. Thankfully, we arrived by 7:30 am on a Saturday in August, so we didn't have to wait. After our first visit, we're not sure...More

Thank luv2dineMilwaukee
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Mickies is a Madison institution. Generations of students, parents and town people have gone there for breakfast and lunch. We usually go there for breakfast. I always order their scrambler. It is great; but better be hungry when you order it. Great atmosphere.

Thank tosswald
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Being a WI outsider...the name Mickies Dairy Bar conjures up many expectations...cheese...milk...beer? But what you find is an incredible breakfast and lunch menu specializing in every and anything Mom might bring to the table in a very welcoming, fun and historic atmosphere. Being a Iowa...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went to Mickie's during the lunch time hour on a Thursday and were SO impressed with everything about this place! We ordered the reuben omelette, the cornmeal pancake, and the child's chicken tenders, and everything was delicious! The cornmeal pancake was the entire size...More

Thank annEmac18
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The name may through you as this is actually a classic old diner with a great selection, huge portions and good breakfast food. Try the homemade hot cinnimon rolls!

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Classic diner vibes with humongous pancakes and scramblers. It's a UW-Madison classic, so people flock for breakfast on game days and weekends in general. You are almost always guaranteed a wait out the door given the popularity. The interior boasts a cool, retro atmosphere and...More

Thank Nicole C
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14 July 2017|
Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
no they do not take reservations. You stand outside waiting to get in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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