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Hinkle's Sandwich Shop

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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204 W Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3715
+1 812-265-3919
Mon - Tue 06:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a tradition in Madison. Hinkles is known for its burgers. They aren't as good as they once were. They seem drier and the buns aren't steamed. But every so often you just have to have a couple. Good breakfast and lunch specials

Thank Kathy A
Madison, Indiana
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've hear some people compare these to Whitecastle's but I don't really think they are similar at all. Hinkle's burgers are on the smaller side but that is the only similarity in my opinion. My husband and I have stopped by for to-go orders many times and will certainly go back. It's diner type food but very good. They also... More 

Thank Jacamoames
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I used to love their food but the last couple of visits the hashbrowns were over cooked and greasy service seemed okay servers could have been friendlier probably will not be returning in the future such a shame as this used to be a regular stop for hashbrowns with cheese and a cheeseburger.

Thank travellady73
Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We came for the lunch and the food was delicious. The mashed potatoes and green beans were great! This place is small so don't be surprised if the tables are all taken.

Thank Timothy V
Reynolds, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

You don't want any pre-conceived ideas of burgers here. They are Hinkles own...also great lunch counter atmosphere and good home town place .

Thank Bill D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We pop in here all of the time to get something to eat. The burgers are small, but I'm fine with that. The fries are good and the milkshakes are delish. I usually get a peanut butter milkshake and fries. It's relaxed, kid-friendly and the service is good. Well-loved by locals and worth a stop if you're visiting from out... More 

Thank sguzman3
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a small shop with little Hamburgers but they were good but you will have to order 2 to have enough to eat.

Thank Linda F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I always make a stop at Hinkle's for their burgers when we come to Madison. They have been in business since 1933. We have always loved their burgers hot off the grill but we were disappointed for the first time when we were served "slider" sized burgers instead of what we have had in the past. Plus... More 

Thank Debbie C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

What they are known, for little hamburgers they changed? Why do that? Disappointed too thick, too bready. Everything else the same, but main staple wasn't near as good as they used to be. We ate outside, which was nice. Waitstaff very nice.

Thank Barbara B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Super nice staff, wonderful food and the service was outstanding The place has been there since the 1930's and still has that old time service. Will eat there again when I am in Madison again...

Thank Scott F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 W Main St, Madison, IN 47250-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 812-265-3919

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