We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Main Street Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758-1811
+1 256-461-8096
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 104: English reviews
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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.

Thank Jayne H
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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.

Thank Charles D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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

Thank Bill B
Cullman, Alabama
Level Contributor
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 

Thank jemgal2015
Madison, Alabama
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank happytraveler175
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Thank Pairandspare
Level Contributor
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.

Thank Barbara C
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank GRITSfromAL
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 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.

Thank jlw0lf
Madison, Alabama
Level Contributor
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 

1 Thank Victoria L

Been to Main Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Main Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?