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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
06:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 06:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Villa Rica, Georgia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are skipping your calorie count for the day, this place is totally worth it. Generous helping of home fries and juicy little burgers with grilled onions. For less than $20, we filled up at the old the old time lunch counter and watched our burgers being made. Wait staff was super friendly and knowledgable. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank PAH68
Zeeland, Michigan
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very nice place for burgers, fries and shakes. We stopped at the table side but there is the bar side too. The burgers were special, not real large. They reminded me of White Castle for those who know that fast food. They were fresh, hot and good tasting. A real nice place to stop and get the local famous burger.... More 

Thank Beezhjack
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It’s a mystery to me how this place got so many good reviews. It was supposed to be famous for its hamburgers and shakes, so that’s what I ordered. The hamburger tasted boiled. I’m sure it could not have been, but it certainly didn’t taste like it has spent any time on a grill, to get a bit browned. Tasteless... More 

Thank linnea56
Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visited Madison this weekend and stayed at the nearby state park. We went straight to Hinkle's on the recommendation of a friend who grew up there. We got 2 stools right at the counter and ordered right away... 3 burgers, 1 grilled cheese and home fries. After watching probably 50 or more burgers be prepared we thought surely we... More 

Thank suhubu
Louisville, Kentucky
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

we drove up to madison on a beautiful fall afternoon. this was our first time in town, we walked around for a bit and decide to get a bite to eat. we checked tripadvisor and found hinkles got decent reviews and was close by. we walked in, had a seat, the waitress took our drink order and brought our drinks.... More 

Thank howardorsusan_a
Nashville, Tennessee
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We come to Madison every year and eat here every time at least once. There's a reason they've been in business so long!

Thank Beth B

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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?