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1111 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun atmosphere for younger kids

Servers are great, fun atmosphere. The food was average for the price we paid. The desserts are all made in house and very tasty. It was very busy in there so we had a bit of a wait for a table.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ange F
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Ontario, Canada
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English first
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at the Poky Dot! An authentic and colorful 50s-60s diner atmosphere with little things to look at in every nook and cranny of the restaurant. Attention to detail didn't end with décor! We ordered milkshakes which were made with hard ice cream (and not a pre-made mix), topped with candy syrup, sprinkles... More 

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On The Road
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127 reviews 127 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have visited Poky Dot dozens of times, and love it each and every time! I graduated from Fairmont State University located just a couple miles away from the restaurant, so I have many college memories of good times and great food with friends and classmates. It is one of the most unique restaurants I have ever visited, and the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Servers are great, fun atmosphere. The food was average for the price we paid. The desserts are all made in house and very tasty. It was very busy in there so we had a bit of a wait for a table.

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Fairmont, West Virginia, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Poky Dot is definitely set up like your traditional diner - and they're known for their huge desserts. But I'm not really a dessert guy. Even so, their dishes like chicken fingers and fries are surprisingly large, fresh, and cheap. Drinks come out in colossal 48oz (guess) coke cups, presumably to reduce the number of refill trips the servers have... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Pokey Dot is a fun place to eat. The food is tasty and the desserts are out of tis world. If you plan on eating here make sure to save room for desserts or order them first. The deco is happy and fun.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Adorable decor, great service, and a darn good breakfast! I love this place and love that it was featured on various TV Networks.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I don't understand why you have to wait 15+ minutes to be seated when there are three tables empty that just need cleared. This is the second time this has happened and we won't be back. The staff needs some training. Is there no one in charge there in the evenings to make sure customers are taken care of?

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had lunch today at the Dot and another great lunch!! Decided to plunge in and had the foot long hotdog with cheddar, chili and French fries. I'm so full I won't need dinner! I also had a wonderful tall cup of hot chocolate with whip cream, both of which tasted fresh!! As always the service was terrific with a very... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is small and tends to be crowded at lunch. I can't go here because they can't get me in and out in an hour (even when I order eggs). The food is overpriced. I was shocked when I ordered a breakfast meal and a coffee... my bill came to $15. The food honestly wasn't that great. There are... More 

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West Virginia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Poky Dot goes all-in on the 1950s charm and they have good food in big portions to match. Be sure to check out the life-size dolls spread throughout the restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Fairmont

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?