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Murugan Idli Shop

Though it now has multiple Chennai branches, Murugan is Madurai born and bred. Here you can put the fluffy signature idli and chutneys to the test, and feast on South Indian favourites like dosa, vada and uttapam.

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Sri Sabareesh

Decked with old-Madurai photos, Sri Sabareesh is a popular pure-veg cheapie that rustles up good South Indian thalis (₹90), dosa, idli, uttapam and vada, plus sturdy mains.

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Garden All Day

If you're splashing out, the panoramic all-day restaurant at Gateway Hotel, 6km southwest of central Madurai, works up an astounding array of delicious global dishes ranging from Chettinadu curries to fancy...

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Banyan Restaurant

Set in the green-clad Kerala-inspired grounds of the top-end Heritage Madurai hotel, this elegant eatery does beautifully spiced pan-Indian dishes, along with popular lunchtime buffets. It's 4km northwest of...

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The Hotel Supreme's rooftop restaurant offers excellent service, good pure-veg food and superb city and temple views. The iced coffee might have been brewed by the gods when you sip it on a hot, dusty day. The...

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Kumar Mess

The nondescript facade leads into a casual dining space with impeccable service, where a long list of meat dishes is the main attraction. The chicken dosa is fluffy and delicious!