We found the best dinner menu + experience in Madison


Dinner food items at Main Street Cafe in Madison
Good news, Madison—we found your new go-to dinner spot. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Our readers have told us that Madison needs more upscale dining spots—luckily, we found the perfect dinner location that checks all the boxes.

Main Street Cafe offers a fine dining menu with a relaxed environment, so you can visit this dinner spot without the hassle of putting on your best suit or studying your etiquette handbook.

Read on to learn all you need to know about Main Street Cafe, including dinner menu specials, date night deals and more.

Amazing dinner menu with daily specials

Main Street Cafe dinner
When the food looks this good, it’s hard to choose your favorite. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Although Main Street Cafe is known for lunch, its dinner menu takes the trophy. Featuring steak, seafood, chicken, pasta and vegetarian dishes, this Madison hotspot offers gourmet meals for everyone.

Additionally, Main Street Cafe features an ever-changing list of delicious daily specials for lunch, dinner and dessert—a rarity among Madison restaurants. Make sure to check out their amazing cocktail menu too.

Ready to find your go-to dinner destination in Madison? Visit Main Street Cafe today!

Fun history

"Jail cells" at Main Street Cafe
The kids are going to love this one—you can eat dinner in “jail” at Main Street Cafe. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

The building that now houses Main Street Cafe used to lock up Madison’s criminals. Constructed in 1954, it originally served as Madison’s third city hall until it was used as a gift shop in the 1990s. The restaurant opened in 2000, and Tammy and John Hall purchased it in 2018, adding on a dinner service in 2019.

The former City Hall featured two jail cells and offices for the Chief of Police, Mayor and other important local figures. Today, patrons can enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the jail cells—without breaking the law.

Take the kids out for a fun and historical dining experience—reserve one of Main Street Cafe’s jail cells today.

Beautiful patio

Gorgeous patio at Main Street Cafe
Summer is here, and beautiful patios are the move. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Nothing compares to enjoying dinner on the patio on gorgeous summer nights—especially when you’re surrounded by quaint downtown Madison.

Fun string lights, aesthetic hanging plants and stunning views of the gazebo and historic houses make every minute magical on Main Street Cafe’s patio. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy family dinners or relaxing summer date nights.

Perfect date night spot

Steak at Main Street Cafe
A feast for two for only $60? You can find me at Main Street Cafe for my next date-night dinner. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

In addition to their ever-changing specials, Main Street Cafe boats an awesome date-night menu. On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-8PM, couples can select salads, entrees, desserts and drinks all for only $60.

Considering that the date-night menu features delectable dishes such as Chicken Marsala, Blackened Mahi Mahi and Grilled Sirloin, the $60 grand total is hard to beat.

This date-night dinner is a steal of a deal—check it out at Main Street Cafe Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Where to find it

Madison's Main Street Cafe
What are you waiting for? Go enjoy Madison’s top dinner spot. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Now that your mouth is watering for Main Street Cafe’s amazing food, here’s where you can find it:

  • Where: 101 Main St, Madison, AL 35758
  • When: Monday-Tuesday 11AM-2PM | Wednesday-Thursday 11AM-2PM, 5-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-2PM, 5-9PM
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