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Dot's Back Inn

#125 of 1,335 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
804-266-3167
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Monday Nights Good

Once again as we wend our way back home we stop in Richmond to take our daughter to dinner. It's her choice of restaurants and she never misses. The meatloaf was huge, mashed with gravy and green beans in tomatoes. My wife had the Pasta with Portobellos and she said it was the best Pasta she ever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
kganley626
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Burke, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Powhatan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very cool "american diner" type setting. The food is very unique and always original. If you'd like to pack the calories, i highly recommend the Elvis pie for dessert.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have been wanting to go for a while and we found a great hang out spot with great food! Crab cakes were outstanding but leave room for Elvis Pie! We will be back!

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Richmond, Virginia
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I've been going to Dot's for the past two years, ever since I saw it on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. That was two years ago and I've been there about 6 or 7 times since, but I don't think I'm going back. It is definitely a dive and staple of the neighborhood, but its historic charm and simplicity has become... More 

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Ashland, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have found the service to be friendly and the food excellent. I love that the menu board reflects fresh selections based on availability so it's not the same old thing year round but you can always get standbys from the regular menu. The corn cakes are so good it's stupid and the chorizo omelet was incredible. Everything I've had... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Once again as we wend our way back home we stop in Richmond to take our daughter to dinner. It's her choice of restaurants and she never misses. The meatloaf was huge, mashed with gravy and green beans in tomatoes. My wife had the Pasta with Portobellos and she said it was the best Pasta she ever had. I see... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was at one time on of Richmond, VA's greatest treasures. It was a fantastic restaurant with waitresses that had been there for twenty years. No longer. I sat in the restaurant one afternoon and was shocked when a member of the cook staff stood atop an area where sandwiches were generally prepared with his dirty shoes to change a... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great local breakfast , brunch and lunch spot. You can get a Bloody Mary , mimosa, or greyhound with breakfast. Western omelet well prepared with choice of sides and breads. Very friendly attentive waitstaff. Come as you type of place!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

At first arrival, I thought.... Noooo. This place CAN'T be as big as the hype! But just wait until you see the bevy of yummy-ness inside the pages of the menu. I'm not sure exactly what their specialty is, except everything looks divine. Up for me was this over the top burger with grilled onions, cheese, bacon, and yes.... A... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautiful spring day and lunch at Dot's Back Inn. What more can I say? Let's just say I needed a burger and the Cajun hit the spot.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Tried this place due to advertisement on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Was pleased with the service and food. Pigs in a Blanket were great and so were the burgers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-266-3167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 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?