Madison Street Retro Diner

Madison Street Retro Diner The Madison Street Retro Diner is a family owned and ran restaurant located on the corner of 18th and Madison in Muncie, Indiana.
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Operating as usual

05/08/2020

We are heartbroken to make this announcement.
The Retro Diner will not be reopening. Many of you watched our episode of Restaurant Impossible and are aware that we have had financials issues in the past. When Restaurant Impossible visited us, we were given the tools to succeed. We were finally in a position where we could afford to pay off much of our debt. We were hopeful for the future, but then this epidemic occurred. We had been making payments on our back taxes, expecting to be caught up by the end of summer, but once the quarentine began, we were unable to make them. The State of Indiana decided to move forward with seizing property, even during this national crisis. We held on for a miracle, but we were not able to recieve any of the grants. We hate that this has occured, but there is no way for us to move forward at this point. That being said, our head cook has decided to use his savings and has purchased the old Byrd Landing and is in the process of opening a new Restaurant. No opening date just yet, but hopefully this summer. His willingness to open his own restaurant will allow for several (if not all) of our previous employees to get back to work. We wish him the best of luck on this endeavor. We will miss all of our loyal customers, and hope to see you around.
-The Retro Diner family

04/08/2020

If you have WISH orders to pick up, please message me on here and I will let you know how we are getting those to you while we are closed!

03/23/2020

We decided with very heavy hearts that until the government restrictions are over we will not be open. Even with the amazing support of our customers, both new and old, our daily overhead is just too high. Please continue to support the other local businesses who are fighting to stay open. Running a restaurant is expensive, and profit margins are low. They need your support now more than ever. You have been so good to us Muncie. We hope that we see you all once this is over.
With love,
The Retro Diner Family and crew

03/21/2020

We will be closed Sunday Mar 22nd. It is just the two of us working right now, and we have opted for a day of rest. We will decide tomorrow as a family how we would like to move forward during this crisis. Thank you again Muncie for being so generous and supportive of your local small businesses.

03/21/2020

Thank you Muncie for being so good to us small businesses!
A few customers in the past few days have brought me to tears with their generosity.
Thank you.
Saturday we will be doing curbside only. Please pull up in the front of the building and we will come out to take your order!

03/20/2020

We have a little bit of hamburger. They couldn't deliver much! It is still 3.50 per pound, with a limit of 2 lbs. We would like to offer more, but it's all we received.
We also received our distributors last box of single roll toilet paper. They are .75 each. I know it seems expensive, but I promise you we are selling items as cheaply as possible.

We are a wish local pickup point! You can purchase household goods that are in stock through the Wish App and pick them ...
03/19/2020

We are a wish local pickup point! You can purchase household goods that are in stock through the Wish App and pick them up today! Check availability by clicking on the blue location icon in your app. Use code YLKLJKZ at checkout to recieve up to 80% off your first order (or your first order in 30 days.)

03/19/2020

We have
Baked Spaghetti with a side salad and garlic toast
Beef and Noodles with 2 sides

We also have groceries.
$3.00 for 30 eggs (1 per person)
$5.00 for a pound of bacon (2 per person)
Need anything else, just ask! No one should have to go without because the groceries can't stay stocked!
We are very low on bacon, and out of hamburger until tomorrow. I will update when it comes in.

03/18/2020

We have comfort food ready!
Beef and Noodles with 2 sides $8.00
Chicken and Noodles with 2 sides $7.00
Vegetable Soup and Grilled cheese $7.00

03/17/2020

Call us for pickup or local delivery ($15 dollar minimum order and $2.50 delivery fee)

We have chicken and Noodles with 2 sides or vegetable soup with a grilled cheese
Your choice for $7.00

03/16/2020

Call us for carside pickup! Hours will be 10-6 while we deal with this difficult situation. Limited delivery available starting Mar 17 for a small fee or order through Doordash!
(765)631-6610

03/13/2020

We are back open!!! There is still a boil advisory in effect, and we are following all precautions.

The water company has restored water and flushed the lines.

Our specials change daily, but our regular menu is available every day!
03/09/2020

Our specials change daily, but our regular menu is available every day!

We have the pies! Caramel Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, Cookies and Cream, and Pecan PieToday's Specials are:Mixed Beans wi...
03/03/2020

We have the pies! Caramel Apple Pie, Lemon Meringue, Cookies and Cream, and Pecan Pie

Today's Specials are:
Mixed Beans with fried potatoes and cornbread
Salmon Patty with 2 sides
Philly Cheese steak with Fries
Vegetable Soup with grilled cheese
The Big Pig (1/2 lb Angus beef and bacon burger) with fries

This year we are offering fish Friday and Saturday for our customers observing Lent (and, of course, for any of our dine...
02/29/2020

This year we are offering fish Friday and Saturday for our customers observing Lent (and, of course, for any of our diners who just love fried catfish.)

Fish and Chips special!Battered Catfish with Fries and coleslaw $11.00Also availableBarbecued Ribs with 2 sides $9.00Veg...
02/28/2020

Fish and Chips special!
Battered Catfish with Fries and coleslaw $11.00

Also available
Barbecued Ribs with 2 sides $9.00
Vegetable Soup or Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese $7.00

Jalapeno Popper Burger with Fries1/3 pound Angus beef blend of chuck, brisket and short-rib topped with 2 hand breaded j...
02/26/2020

Jalapeno Popper Burger with Fries
1/3 pound Angus beef blend of chuck, brisket and short-rib topped with 2 hand breaded jalapeno poppers and american swiss cheese! Yum!!!

02/23/2020

Sunday Specials:
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
Chicken and Noodles
Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

The Big Pig is back! 1/2 a pound of Halperns' beef tri-blend with ground bacon, american cheese, real bacon bits, and a ...
02/15/2020

The Big Pig is back! 1/2 a pound of Halperns' beef tri-blend with ground bacon, american cheese, real bacon bits, and a brioche bun served with French fries!
We also have barbecued ribs, vegetable soup, and a prime rib dinner available tonight!

Try out the new "Big Pig" burger. You are looking at a half pound of ground beef and bacon, topped with American cheese and bacon bits, and then dressed however you like!

02/14/2020

Valentine's Day Dinner
Prime Rib, salad, and one side $15.00
or two dinners with drinks and a dessert to share for $30.00

Did you know that we have hand-dipped milkshakes? Any regular milkshake is $3.00.Regular flavors include Vanilla, chocol...
02/11/2020

Did you know that we have hand-dipped milkshakes? Any regular milkshake is $3.00.
Regular flavors include Vanilla, chocolate, caramel, strawberry, mint, cherry, peach, banana, hot cocoa, or brown cow(root beer.)
This deluxe cookies and cream milkshake is $4.00

Try out the new "Big Pig" burger. You are looking at a half pound of ground beef and bacon, topped with American cheese ...
02/08/2020

Try out the new "Big Pig" burger. You are looking at a half pound of ground beef and bacon, topped with American cheese and bacon bits, and then dressed however you like!

Philly cheese steak with fries, and fresh Caramel bread pudding with ice cream!
02/04/2020

Philly cheese steak with fries, and fresh Caramel bread pudding with ice cream!

Cookies and Cream Pie is here!Today's Specials areBaked SpaghettiBarbecued RibsGoulashBeef and Noodles
01/31/2020

Cookies and Cream Pie is here!

Today's Specials are
Baked Spaghetti
Barbecued Ribs
Goulash
Beef and Noodles

Loaded Potato Soup, Barbecued Ribs, Vegetable Soup, and Pot Roast are on the menu tonight!
01/17/2020

Loaded Potato Soup, Barbecued Ribs, Vegetable Soup, and Pot Roast are on the menu tonight!

12/24/2019

Happy holidays to you from the Retro Diner!
Reminder of Holiday hours: Christmas Eve we will closing at 2.
Christmas Day we will be closed.

12/14/2019

We have Prime Rib, Teresa's Chili Soup, and our Double Bacon Cheeseburger on special tonight!

12/04/2019

Beef and Noodles w/ 2 sides $7.00
Philly Cheese steak and fries $9.00
BBQ Ribs w/2 sides $9.00

Prime rib, baked potato, and any side for $13.00.
11/23/2019

Prime rib, baked potato, and any side for $13.00.

Today's specials!
11/19/2019

Today's specials!

11/19/2019

Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thursday the 28th from 11-6.
Includes turkey or ham, 3 holiday sides, bread, dessert, and drink only $11.00
(Smaller kids version available for $6.00)
Full breakfast menu served until 11.

4 oz. Ball tip sirloin with a baked potato and home made tomato bisque soup. $13.00
11/16/2019

4 oz. Ball tip sirloin with a baked potato and home made tomato bisque soup. $13.00

11/14/2019

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Goulash, Chicken and Noodles, or Vegetable Soup today!!!

11/12/2019

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup is done!
We also have salmon patties, barbecued ribs, or the crispy chicken sandwich!

Address

2421 S Madison St
Muncie, IN
47302

Opening Hours

Monday 5am - 7pm
Tuesday 5am - 7pm
Wednesday 5am - 7pm
Thursday 5am - 7pm
Friday 5am - 7pm
Saturday 5am - 7pm
Sunday 6am - 7pm

Telephone

(765) 216-7182

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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Comments

GREAT FOOD, especially at breakfast. 😎
Do you have a few favorite local restaurants? If you do, you need to patronize them as frequently as you can for the foreseeable future. These valuable and loved businesses are struggling and they need our immediate support. Eat out OFTEN!
Just saw you on Restaurant Impossible, wish I lived close so I could eat there. Hope everything is going great since Robert left.
My wife and I will be coming to Indiana in April from our home in Bangkok. (I'm from Beech Grove.) I just saw your episode on Restaurant Impossible. We will make the trip up for lunch or dinner at least once. 😁😁😁
Visited tonight for the first time since the remodel. Everything was excellent and our server was awesome! Thank you for a great meal!!
Thank you for being a sponsor for The Dead End Kruisers final car show of 2019!!!
My family and I had dinner here last night for the first time in several years. The prices were very reasonable. My husband enjoyed his salmon patty, saying it was the best he had ever had in a restaurant! His fried okra was cooked perfectly. I meant to take one taste, and had to have a couple more. 😊 I believe my meal was the best on the menu, the Stroganoff-style chicken fried steak. Wow! So many different flavors! It was amazing! I already want to go back just to have that again. I can't wait to invite my friends to come along too. The decor of the restaurant is much improved. Very charming! 👍😊🍽
Wife and I stopped by for dinner tonight. It wasn't perfect, but still miles ahead of the old food. New staff are learning and are eager to please. The owner was ever present and wonderful. all were open to suggestions which is such a breath of fresh air; as was the fresh ingredients. Hang in there Retro. Muncie can be a fickle bitch, but she can be won over. Pulling for you guys. Monty and Kathi.
Amazing food the chicken fried steak was on point.
Watched the episode Congrats :)
We are watching you on Restaurant Impossible right now. We live in the burbs of Chicago and are talking about taking an overnight trip to try you out!!
I have been here a few times, the first time I had breakfast, it was very good. The second, I got chili, didnt care for the flavor. With that being said, I want to comment on all the negative feedback. For someone to open a restaurant while not knowing alot about the business, takes some guts! The one thing that is important with business is consistency. Since you got the overhaul, I commend you for sticking with it and really showing effort to improve your business!! Anyone can say what they want, but responding to the negativity and taking the effort to improve what is reported , is very commendable. I have not been since the remodeling, but I am looking forward to doing so. Best of luck to you and your business. The fact that you care so much makes all the difference in the world. I'm glad I took the time to read all the feedback, ANDD your responses. Maybe everyone should before they are so quick to bash this restaurant!!