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Dairyland Family Restaurant

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716 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716-1116
+1 608-222-9232
06:00 - 21:00
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We grabbed a late lunch here and the food was good. I had a club with fries and the fries were quality. The interior is 80s which I didn't mind since the food was good. I ordered the Boston cream pie for dessert which was delicious and kind of uncommon on diner menus.

Thank chilady34
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The Dairyland cafe is an awesome place for breakfast , lunch and dinner. The owner is great and will treat you like a member of the family. Come here for great food at a fair price, you won't leave hungry.

Thank Bruce L
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is just your local breakfast place with food options under $10. The service is good. It is family friendly and they have ample parking (however, current construction on Cottage Grove Rd makes their entry harder to navigate). Not terribly fresh looking here - - the carpet looks like it hasn't been cleaned in months. Anyway, I had the ham... More 

Thank foodjava
Ames, Iowa
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The first thing that jumped out to me when looking at the menu were the prices. This has to be one of the most reasonably priced diners I have been to in quite some time. I ordered an omelette, hash browns, and bacon. It was all very good and the omelette was loaded with the toppings and good sized. The... More 

Thank 172542
Madison, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

My wife and I have lived in this neighborhood for 7 years but had never eaten here. This restaurant is reminiscent of the restaurants my family ate at in the 50s and 60s. It has a large menu for breakfast , lunch and dinner. We stopped by on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was full but not crowded. I... More 

Thank mzungu333
Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is a home style kind of place. Think grandma's house for Sunday dinner. I frequent this place for breakfast about once a month. The prices are good and the portions are huge. The decor is hopelessly in need of a major facelift and I'd recommend avoiding the restrooms. The staff is very friendly and there is never a wait.... More 

Thank Caffeinekitten
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Great home style cooking. If you have had a long day and don't feel like cooking but want the home made feel, this is the place. Nothing fancy, just good food and great service. Well worth the stop. Very easily accessible on Cottage Grove Rd.

1 Thank Jeffrey K
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We live near this place and thought we'd give it a try on a Sunday evening. First of all, it was not very clean. I ordered the meat loaf and my Wife got a cheeseburger. I got mystery meat covered in a gravy-like substance and warmish and hard mashed potatoes. It was nasty. When my wife ordered her cheeseburger she... More 

Thank PaperTiger67
Pound, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

The Dairyland Family Restaurant is a traditional neighborhood diner. This is not four star dining, but is decent food that will fill you up at a great value. For $10- $15 you can have a dinner that includes soup, salad, and entrée. The senior menu includes all that plus dessert. The chicken rice soup was thick and satisfying. The fried... More 

Thank 59travelmom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

The people who work here are very nice but the food is not good. I felt sick for 2 days after eating here. Everyone else I was with thought the quality was very bad.

1 Thank feisty_bee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716-1116
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-222-9232

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