We are very proud and humbled by the honors we have received; remain most thankful to our guests, and; committed to the community through our personal involvement in and our strong support of numerous organizations throughout the Jefferson City area. Our service has never been limited by the walls of our building or the borders of our property. Since Madison’s exists within the context of a larger Jefferson City community, we have always reached out into our city to serve and support those in need.
2023, Madison’s was voted number One in the following categories for Jefferson City Magazine’s City’s Best 2023.
BEST RESTAURANT | BEST PLACE FOR BUSINESS LUNCH | BEST PLACE FOR DATE NIGHT | BEST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT | BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR DINING | BEST SEAFOOD | BEST SANDWICH | BEST DESSERT | BEST SALAD | BEST MARTINI | BEST VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY MENU | BEST MEAL FOR THE MONEY
2023, Madison’s was voted the Best Italian Restaurant in the state of Missouri via Missouri’s Best competition presented by Missouri Magazine.
2022, Madison’s was highlighted in an article in the Jefferson City publication Shop, Dine, Live JCMO, by Annie Schulte. “When you’re looking for dessert I recommend Madison’s Crème Brûlée.”
2022, Madison’s was voted #1 in seven categories in Jefferson City Magazine’s City’s Best 2022! What a great way for us to celebrate 40 years!! 1982-2022 . Thank you Jefferson City!
BEST RESTAURANT BEST PLACE FOR DATE NIGHT
BEST PLACE FOR BUSINESS LUNCH BEST SEAFOOD
BEST APPETIZER BEST SALAD
BEST SERVER – SARAH
2022, Madison’s was voted Missouri’s Best Italian Restaurant in their voting for Missouri Magazines’ Best of 2022.
2022, Madison’s was voted #1 in the Jefferson City News Tribune Readers Choice Awards 2022 in the following categories:
Best Local Restaurant Best Place for a Romantic Dinner
Best Date Night Best Salad
And honored in the following categories:
Best Catering Best Desserts
Best Outside Dining Best Cocktails Best Take Out Food
2021, “Gourmet” – “A Five Course Meal of City’s Best”, Jefferson City Magazine, highlighted Madison’s salads, dressings, and beyond salad: “Appealing to a broad range of tastes and discerning palates, Madison’s takes the No. 1 spot in Jefferson City to grab a delicious salad (and many other accolades found later in this write up). While each is a crowd-pleaser, a few stand out. The tart and tangy house salad, the savory combination (and combination supreme) salad, and the classic Caesar salad are amongst the most popular and pair perfectly as an app, entrée, or side. Like the rest of the menu, Madison’s salads are continually updated, reflecting local seasonal availability and original, imaginative fare. Try the unique hearts-of-palm salad that omits the lettuces altogether and instead tops artichoke hearts, red and green peppers, cherry tomatoes, and red onions with red wine vinaigrette and a dash of Parmigiana. Or try one of their seasonal salads, like the Caprese made with scrumptious locally grown tomatoes from the local D&D Main Street Market & Farm, fresh sweet basil from Madison’s seasonal herb garden, and imported mozzarella di bufala from Italy, all drizzled with the restaurant’s own balsamic vinegar reduction. To top it off, literally, each dressing is exclusive to Madison’s, as almost all are made from scratch with their own proprietary recipes. Three of their salads are created, bottled and sold only at the restaurant. In addition to garnering a win for CITY’s Best Salad, Madison’s has also been recognized as this year’s Best Restaurant, Best Place for a Date Night, Best Place for Business Lunch, Best Appetizers, and Best Outside Dining.”
2021, Madison’s received the Travelers Choice Award for 2021, which honor travelers’ favorite destinations based on the reviews and opinions collected from travelers and diners around the world. Travelers’ Choice winners are among the top 10% of businesses on Tripadvisor.
2021, Jefferson City Magazine “City’s Best” 2021 voted Madison’s First Place in the following categories:
BEST RESTAURANT BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
BEST PLACE FOR DATE NIGHT BEST OUTDOOR DINING
BEST APPETIZER BEST SALAD
BEST SERVER – SARAH
2021, Missouri Life Magazine voted Madison’s, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Cocktail (for our ‘Oh Sweet Mystery of Life at Last I’ve Found You” Martini), in the Best of Missouri Life Awards 2021
2021, Madison’s was voted first place in the following categories, by the Jefferson City News Tribune 2021 Readers Choice Awards:
Best Local Restaurant Most Romantic Dining
Best Salad Most Missed During Covid for Date Night
Best Curbside Service
2020, Madison’s, and owner Rob Agee, were the featured article in the November 2020 issue of City Magazine, titled: “The Character of Madison’s”. To quote a small excerpt from the article: “For some, the restaurant industry’s fast-paced tempo and characteristic camaraderie imbues itself so deeply it becomes an innate and undeniable part of a person’s being. This certainly holds true for Rob Agee, who has owned Madison’s in downtown Jefferson City for 38 years, opening it in 1982. The eclectic, ever-evolving menu is consistently studded with fresh, made-to-order fare, and is a gathering place for family and friends, or the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.”
2020, Madison’s is proud to have received the Travelers Choice Award for 2020, as a part of this national and international honored group. “Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor”.
2020, Jefferson City Magazine “City’s Best” returned with its 2020 poll and Madison’s was voted First Place in five categories:
- #1 Best Restaurant
- #1 Best Place for Date Night
- #1 Best Place for Business Lunch
- #1 Best Appetizers
- #1 Best Salad
2020, Madison’s voted first place – Most Romantic Dining, and Best Salad by the Jefferson City News Tribune Readers Choice Awards.