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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
07:00 - 14:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 14:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the mood for BIG breakfast skillets smothered in cheese, then this is your place! At 1pm on Sunday, the line for breakfast was still out the door, but worth the wait. My husband and I ordered the breakfast skillets, my boys had shakes, burgers and cheese curds...we could have easily been rolled out of there. The portions... More 

1 Thank Heather M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real gem. Fantastic prices and great tasting food in a setting that is a throw-back to 1950's. It is crowded and there's a reason...everybody loves Mickey's. This place has the hugest portions I've seen! The pancakes are as big as dinner plates and super-thick. You will NOT be able to finish. Come hungry!

Thank Janet O
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 4 January 2017

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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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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208 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 2 helpful votes
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

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?