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Madison's Cafe

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216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
+1 573-634-2988
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 04:30 - 22:00
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Menu is pretty bland, and has been the same for years. If you like lasagna, that is definitely good at Madison's. Combination salad is great, but anything else, is just ok...

Thank AChristianGirl
Richland, Missouri
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Lobster Ravioli and it was divine. My husband had a burger from the Sandwich category and loved it. The fries were excellent. We will return to try other menu offerings, we can't wait. The coffee is good and carrot cake is good and not overly sweet. Excellent job by the servers and chefs. Bravo!

Thank HealthyFoodChef
Cocoa, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we travel to Jefferson City, Madison's Cafe is on the must-eat list. I eat a gluten-free diet so I always order the rice pasta penne. This time I tried the Bolognese meat sauce and it was excellent. In the past I had always ordered one of the excellent cream-based sauces. Instead of bread, I am served some very... More 

Thank Alan W
Chesterfield, Missouri
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here dozens of times when I worked in Jefferson City for a couple years. It's a mainstay for most of the politicos in town, almost always busy. Service is often a little inattentive and the food is okay. Unfortunately, I've never eaten anything spectacular. On this particular visit a few weeks ago, I ordered the grilled chicken salad... More 

Thank Annette R
Rob A, Public Relations Manager at Madison's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review, and for being a returning guest dozens of time. Inattentive service is not acceptable – I hope you took the time to ask for a manager so we could address your concerns immediately. We change our Menu often –and are always offering new dishes and specials. I would recommend checking out our Menu:... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at Madison's every few months. This time our order "was delayed because of a printer malfunction in the kitchen." I don't know what that means, other than our food was delayed by forty minutes. Other customers came in after us and were served in the normal time frame. Our food was good as usual, however, the delay was... More 

Thank Rick B
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a date night, great good, nice atmosphere, fair pricing. This is a good place for a date night for that quiet dinner. Men, earn some brownie points tonight.

Thank Ralph B
Windsor, Missouri
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, outstanding service, comfortable dining. Five-star dining for $13. Now can you beat that? I had the Santa Fe chicken salad. Absolutely excellent.

Thank TherapistSandy
Urbana, Illinois
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Called first, but Madison's wasn't taking reservations. We decided to drive in to Jeff City & give it a try anyway & we're glad we did. We started with a Mad Crab Stack appetizer & it's one I'll try making at home. It was a delicious stack of avocado, pico de gallo, crab, chopped red peppers, etc that was fully... More 

Thank YvonneV1954
Jefferson City, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most popular restaurants in town and I am at a loss for why this is the case. We recently dined there and got the "special", which was Chicken Marsala. The chicken appeared to be a frozen breaded chicken cutlet that was deep fried and then slathered in a brown gravy. There were a couple of... More 

Thank Mizzou79
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The food was wonderful when we went here for some business trip. It is a little higher priced than most chain store steak houses but definitely elegant and worth it.

Thank Twitchman1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Jefferson City
  • Phone Number: +1 573-634-2988
Madison's Café, a ‘Jefferson City Tradition’ since 1982, offers casual, relaxed, yet elegant dining, with a focus on northern Italian, American and eclectic cuisine: mouthwatering appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, hand-cut steaks, seafood, and a variety of signature dishes. Our menu changes often, reflecting use of locally sourced products: from our daily, fresh, locally baked bread, locally bred and raised Wagyu burgers, produce, to herbs from our own herb garden. Our gluten-free fare, whole wheat pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. Our environment is unique and inviting—a gathering place for family and friends, or perfect for that romantic evening out. We have two excellently appointed private dining rooms for any special event or business meeting. Off-site catering services are available from small intimate gatherings to over 300. Carry out is always available. Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits! Come to Madison's where you restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time Located in beautiful downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor's Mansion; five blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a 1/2 mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail, and directly across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.

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