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Madison’s Cafe

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New York Style Filet at madison's, Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2018
Al fresco dining at Madison's Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2018 Rob Agee
Cioppino at Madison's, Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2018 Rob Agee
Combination Supreme Salad at madison's, Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2018 Rob Agee
'The Burnt' Sandwich (butterflied filet mignon) at Madison's, Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2018 Rob Agee
Creme Brulee at madison's, Jefferson City, MO
Credit: 2017 Rob Agee

Madison’s offers fine American, Italian and eclectic cuisine- fine, relaxed dining in an inviting and welcoming atmosphere. Hand-cut steaks, appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, sandwiches, pasta, desserts, a variety of distinctive and tantalizing and unique signature dishes, extensive Cellared Wine List and hand-crafted cocktails await your enjoyment.

Our menu is continually updated, reflecting local, seasonable availability and original, imaginative fare, while also paying respect and homage to classics – combining both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking. A large and ever-changing menu uses locally sourced products whenever and wherever possible, including herbs from our own seasonal herb garden. Our separate gluten-free menu, rice penne pasta, and a wide variety of vegetarian fare pleases the most sensitive palate. A children’s menu is available for children 13 and younger. Relax and enjoy an Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Caramel, Americano, Coffee and Decaffe.

Private Dining: Our two well-appointed private dining rooms are perfect for any special occasion or business meeting allowing for cocktail receptions up to 120; butler style service for up to 70. The entire restaurant can be reserved Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for your private event, minimum of 75 guests up to 200.

Al fresco dining on our large patio is wonderful when weather permits.

Catering: Off-site catering is available from small intimate gatherings to more than 300.

Reservations for six or more are accepted.

Carry out is always available.

Happy Hour:  Monday-Thursday in ‘The Bar’ 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday Night is Wine Night

Six Course Food and Wine Pairing Events are held throughout the year.

A Jefferson City tradition since 1982, Madison’s is a gathering place for family and friends – or perfect for that romantic evening. Join us to restore your spirit and share the simple pleasures with family and friends…one delicious bite at a time.

Located in the heart of historic downtown, two and a half blocks from the Capitol; a half-block from the Governor’s Mansion; four blocks from the historic Missouri State Penitentiary; three blocks from the Amtrak Station; about a half mile from the bridge bike/walk crossing to the Katy Trail; and across the street from the Madison Street parking garage.

See our website for details and menus.


Madison’s was named a “Designated Landmark” by the City of Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission and the Historic City of Jefferson – 2019.

Madison’s was officially designated a “Cyclist Friendly Business” by the Capital Region’s Medical Center’s Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities, an initiative of the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Voted Best Italian Restaurant by Missouri Magazine 2019.

Voted Best Italian Restaurant and Most Romantic Dining by the Readers Choice poll of the Jefferson City News Tribune for the last 14 years – most recent year- 2019

Madison’s has received the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor each year since 2012 – when these awards began – most recent year 2019.

 FSR (Full Service Restaurant) National Magazine named Madison’s on the list of  “The Top 100 Independent Restaurants in the Nation” in 2017.

FSR (Full Service Restaurant) National Magazine name Madison’s on the list of  “Top 100 Independent Restaurants in America’s State Capitals”, in 2016.

‘Only in your State’ noted Madison’s as one of the “11 Missouri Restaurants with the most Amazing Outdoor Patios You’ll Love to Lounge On.”

Voted Best Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Power Lunch, Most Romantic, Best Salad, Best Appetizers and Best Italian Restaurant by Jefferson City Magazine in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

2014: MapQuest named Madison’s to the list of “The Best Top Food Bites in all the 50 State Capitals” and was voted Best Italian restaurant in Mid-Missouri by

In 2015 and 2016, The Culture Trip, a one-stop website for the best international, global- art, food, culture and lifestyle for every country named Madison’s as one of the top restaurants in Jefferson City, Missouri.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (472 Reviews)


Monday   11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Tuesday   11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Wednesday   11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Thursday   11:00 am — 9:00 pm
Friday   11:00 am — 10:00 pm
Saturday   4:30 pm — 10:00 pm
216 Madison St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Travelers Checks
Cuisine / Food Types Served
American Fare
Deli / Sandwiches
Italian Fare
Seafood / Fish
Specialty Foods
Sweet Treats
Vegetarian Fare
Dining Setting
Group Seating Available
Indoor Seating
Intimate Seating
Outdoor Seating
Meals Served