Monty's Blue Plate Diner

Madison, Wisconsin

3.4 / 11 votes

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American diner with veg options

Blue Plate Diner's options include Meatless Meatloaf, Vegan BBQ Pork, and vegetarian chili.

Added by Gregory on Jul 15 06 (last updated Jul 21 13)

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I had their TLT sandwich once and their vegan hash. I wasn't super fond of either, just because I loathe fennel and fennel happened to be in both dishes (I believe they use it to marinade their tempeh).

I also had a soy shake there, that was out of this world! It was an espresso oreo shake. Definitely hit the spot.

I will definitely go back again and try some other vegan options!

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I really liked this place a lot before I went completely vegan, their vegetarian options are really fabulous, the absolute top option being the meatless loaf of the gods. While they have many vegetarian choices their vegan options are pretty slim. I lucked out the other day and their special was able to be made vegan (a fabulous mixed greens, corn, beat, avocado salad with lemon vinaigrette) - the vegetarian version includes feta cheese. For vegetarians they also have a variety of breakfast egg options (my former favorite being the zucchini pancakes).

Their vegan french toast was a real disappointment and insanely priced for basically what turned out to be two pieces of bread. This is an odd thing as everything else on their menu is appropriately priced for what it is. They have also been out of soy ice cream the last few times I've been there (um demand exceeding supply which is good and bad). If you are there on the right day they will make a vegan shake which is awesome.

I generally get the vegan shoplifters sandwich which is a very yummy tempeh sandwich that inspired me to make a similar dish at home (strangely, sans tempeh - my version is just portebello mushrooms, onions, and avocado on good french rolls). If I'm not in the mood for this dish though I generally don't go.

For people who are with a mixed group (veg and others) this is a good place that will make everyone happy.

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7am - 9pm
7am - 10pm
7:30am - 10pm
7:30am - 9pm

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