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“Hometown”
Review of Cristy's Madison

Cristy's Madison
Ranked #9 of 50 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great restaurant with casual feel and good value. Large portions of delicious food. The breakfast portions are huge but be sure to get there early on the weekend.

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Thank Jeannette H
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you want the most delicious pancakes go to Cristy's--you can't beat them. But, go early, the restaurant gets very crowded. Prices are reasonable, service is good, and most importantly the quality is excellent. Lunch is also good and reasonably priced. Haven't tried dinner, but will do so soon.

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Thank FLML62
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Used to be the Dolly Madison. The restaurant & bar have a good local flavor. Right across the street from the Madison Beach Hotel.

Thank SaguaroJoe
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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Just went the other night and upon entering the bar area an employee was standing, walking around eating wings and smelled like a bong. Reflecting on that, could be to best enjoy your food you need the munchies to mask the blandness and slow as molasses service. There were five of us and the one breakfast item ordered was ok; the dinner items were below average. Had to return food items twice. We are not picky eaters and was just hoping for a decent meal, and living in Madison made this place convenient. Would not recommend nor will we be back, and should have read yelp reviews prior which would have saved us the trip.

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2  Thank war1today
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

The old Dolly Madison Restaurant is gone and, as of September (I think) 2013, Cristy's of Westbrook has taken over. Reviews written before, say September 2013, are not reviews of the new resaurant called Cristy's Madison but of the old Dolly. The facility is the same but the food is much better. We have lived in town over 30 years ate at the Dolly twice, each time saying we wouldn't go back again. It was terrible.

Since they re-opened as Cristy's Madion their parking lot is full and there are people hanging aroun the entrance meaning, I think, that there are often lines. Its good to see the place busy again.

We visited Cristy's for the first time over Thanksgiving weekend. We went on Saturday about 11AM and had a late breakfast. The place was very busy and we were seated within the 10 minutes that wewere told we would have to wait for a table. There seemed to be plenty of staff around and our server was pleasant and efficient. Two of us had the "famous" pancakes and they were delicious. They are also huge! I ordered three and ended up taking one home. I'll order just two next time. I had the banana pancakes and my wife had the blueberry. Our son had an egg sandwich. We were all pleased with the quality of the food and the people around us seemed to be so also. The only complaint I have is the heat. It was way too hot at our table because we were near one of the discharge vents. Our waitress said she would get it turned down and it did get a little better.

So, I recommend the new place, at least for breakfast. We'll be going back to try a dinner soon. Enjoy!

PS - we left about 12:30 and there was a long waiting line.

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2  Thank eongcn
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