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Short Stack Eatery

301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
+1 608-709-5569
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short stack” (25 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the blueberry pancakes and grapefruit mimosa and wasn’t disappointed. My boyfriend ordered grits and a Bloody Mary and he loved them both. Highly recommend the food and drinks here. There was a long to get order and is definitely worth the wait. If you...More

Thank karim260
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a friend who recommended it. We decided to have breakfast for dinner and this is just the right place for it. They have extended hours on the weekend (they open 6 am Saturday and don't close till 9 pm Sunday) and...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday evening- no wait; choice of tables. They had one eggs Benedict left (usually the freshly made hollandaise sauce is gone by 4pm) so I tried it. Wonderful! They were willing to make it without the meat and subbed my choice...More

Thank TravelinGal1029
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really fun place with great bloody marys food is worth the wait. sometimes there is a line but get there early and know what you want to order.

Thank getoutoftown0007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this quirky restaurant on a walk from the Capitol building (where we attended a wedding) to our hotel, the Edgewater. Short Stack fits that college town vibe, where everyone and everything is cooler. The building is a mix of old advertising painted bricks...More

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be too alarmed with the long line out the door. It moves pretty fast and the food comes fast too. Delicious. Will definitely go back again.

Thank raftiny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in here for breakfast twice because it was so good. The blueberry pancakes are great -- but definitely bring your appetite because they are big! One morning, I tried the sweet potato oatmeal pancakes -- and while I couldn't finish...More

Thank Naberius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the “blind special.” This is a daily special costing $7, but you may only ask if it is sweet or savory. If you ask what the special actually is, they’ll tell you, but the price increases to $11. I enjoyed my meal!

Thank Droplet1927
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Good place. Why will I be back? Here are 5 reasons. 1. Food was good but not the best. A bit blend for my taste. 2. I want to try other dishes. 3. Not plenty of options for Pescatarians but you can work things out....More

Thank RashidSultan
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Didn't want to do the hotel breakfasts, so we started walking around town and found this wonderful place. We ate here on two mornings and we both had the same breakfast both days. The Short Stack has a menu item called Trio. With this choice,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 23:59
06:00 - 23:59
06:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703-2218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-709-5569
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A breakfast-only eatery in the heart of Downtown Madison that focuses on sourcing local, fresh, and organic ingredients. HOURS WED 6AM-3PM THURS 6AM-MIDNIGHT FRI 6AM-MIDNIGHT SAT 6AM-SUN 9PM (yes, the whole time, for 39 hours straight) Who doesn't love breakfast?
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