Restaurant Review - Monty's Blue Plate Diner

Monday, November 22, 2010

This weekend the man’s mother was in town, and we ended up eating out much more than we usually do. HOWEVER, this gives me the chance to write some reviews on the vegetarian and vegan-friendly joints in Madison for those of you who live here or who may visit in the future. Anyway, the restaurant I’m reviewing today is one that we had gone to about a year ago, loved, but for some reason, haven’t been back since. Well, let me tell you, we will NOT be going this long again without paying a visit to Monty’s Blue Plate Diner. With their plethora of vegetarian and vegan fare, it’s really hard to not leave this place super stuffed and satisfied with vegan yumminess.

Now with Monty’s you don’t want to go there super-hungry. Go there when you are sorta-kinda hungry, because whether you go first thing in the morning or in the evening, there is ALWAYS a wait. This place is hugely popular, and if you go hungry, you’ll be absolutely famished by the time you are seated. So be prepared to wait, but be prepared to be more than satisfied with your meal as well. This place is DEFINITELY worth waiting for!

Now, their menu is not all vegetarian and vegan. BUT, it’s almost 100% local food, which is neat. And although this place is also a burger and bacon-lovers’ paradise, it’s also got a HUGE vegan menu and an even bigger vegetarian menu. The servers are also very knowledgeable about what can be veganized as well. I have had a vegan entrée before, but this time, since it was an early lunch, I wanted to try one of their breakfast options, served all day. And let me tell you, this was the BEST tofu scramble I have EVER had. And this is coming from a vegan who really hates tofu! You have to REALLY know what you’re doing with tofu to make me like it, and they have definitely won me over.

So, if you’re in Madison, I HIGHLY recommend this place! Check out Monty’s Blue Plate Diner…maybe I’ll see you there!

Also, here's a link to their vegan menu!


This was my yummy vegetarian hash made with diced potatoes, veggies and smoky tempeh. Can be served with two chicken fetuses (yuck!) or tofu scramble for no extra charge. Also served with a non-vegan biscuit, but you can sub toast (I got the rye toast and it was delicious!).


This was the man's tofu scramble and fried potatoes. He had the biscuit. How awesome do these dishes look?!






7 comments:

The Blue Faerie said...

I'll have to try those ones, they look yummy! I have the Monty's cook book that has some great recipes in there, but nothing beats the restaurant. :)

Aisha Hoffman said...

This looks really really delicious Danielle! :-)

And boo to chicken fetuses. I've never been to a restaurant that has served that. Yuck!

Danielle said...

LOL...by chicken fetuses...I meant eggs. I was just being (partially) sarcastic ;-)

Blasé said...

I thought about going Vegan for about 2 seconds...

Danielle said...

LOL...if you had really thought about it and all the health and environmental benefits...not to mention saving on average 95 animals a year...you probably would have been vegan longer than that!

Melissa said...

Mmm! Sounds good Danielle. It's awesome you are finding so many great restaurants with good vegan food.

Argonaut Plumbing said...

I love that this diner offers vegetarian/vegan options. Perfect for me and my omnivore hubby. Our waitress was great, too.

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