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Main Street Cafe

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101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758-1811
+1 256-461-8096
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11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat. The food is fresh and delicious. Great menu and daily specials. Reminds me of my grandma's cooking. I have to recommend the jell-o salad....so not a salad, have it for dessert. Yum! I wish they were open for breakfast and supper, I bet it would be incredible.

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Thank Jayne H
Madison
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eating there many times. Outstanding menu. I tend to get the local chicken salad and cranberry salad plate bit I I have to admit the meatloaf is so good. Enjoy.

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Thank Charles D
Bristol
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good for lunch or brunch - easy access - parking available - good prices - good service - good food - not open for dinner...

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Thank Bill B
Cullman, Alabama
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I went here with a group of about 30, so wasn't expecting the great service we got. The restaurant was full, and there are quite a few tables. An extensive menu is offered (they're only open for lunch). Nothing much for a vegetarian but the waitress and cook were very accomodating. Our waitress, in spite of having a large group,... More 

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Thank jemgal2015
Madison, Alabama
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful food, love having lunch on the tree shaded patio. Highly recommend that you try one of the daily specials.

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Thank happytraveler175
Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and we are all so glad we did! First, it's worth the 5-10 minute drive off the interstate to avoid the chain restaurants. We went early...about 11:20 and I'm glad we did. By noon, it was very busy (but still tables available). The service was outstanding and... More 

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Thank Pairandspare
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're in the Madison area it would be a shame to miss out on visiting Main Street Cafe. It is the original jail of Madison and still has some of the original wares. In my opinion, the spaghetti is hands down the best item on the menu. The portions are huge and you definitely get your money's worth here.

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Thank Barbara C
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

this is a must when visiting Madison; food is great and a wonderful selection; be sure and ask for the sheet that gives the history of the building; it used to be the jail in Madison's early years; tour groups as well as locals eat here; it is also next to the railroad tracks, so it gets loud when the... More 

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Thank GRITSfromAL
Huntsville, Alabama
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

great food. unique setting. sit in the jail cell or under the outdoor arbor. located in historic downtown Madison. only open for lunch.

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Thank jlw0lf
Madison, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I love to meet the ladies, my daughter-in-law or best friend for a great hot lunch & conversation at this historic little spot. It's always the first place suggested by family/friends to dine on special occasions & Sat night's. Madison Cafe offers a variety of well prepared tasty dishes to please every palate'. Depending on the day, One can get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 256-461-8096

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