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Dot's Back Inn

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American, Californian
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Perfect Sunday afternoon

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
AlroF
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Daytona Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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24 reviews
17 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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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Dot's was named for a waitress and is popular with the locals of Bellevue neighborhood. The menu is diner fare and surprisingly good. Service by tattooed waitresses is decent, sometime brusque, but that adds local color. Still smells of smoke: the decades old ghosts of smoking patrons in the walls? Lots of character. We recommend the fish.

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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a classic hole in the wall type place. Cold beer, good food, but nothing fancy about the decor or plating arrangements. Order off the White Board Specials menu- the seafood is excellent. My favorite dish on the regular menu is the Chicken McArthur.

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raleigh
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My eating at Triple D restaurants thus far has left me pretty much disappointed. Dot's Back End continues that trend for me. As an old professional chef, I've made it a habit to search out fun little places to eat. I've cooked and had the best of the best in food. In todays world of instant food, it's harder to... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a local landmark. A bit small and tight inside, with barfly's against our back while we were eating. Breakfast for the 4 of us was good-very good. My omelette was only OK, but everyone else was very positive. Prices were fair, service good. Definitely worth a shot for breakfast. Menu was interesting as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic burgers. Went late at night. A good bit of noise and big bar scene, so perhaps not a place for children, but burgers are excellent, low priced with quick service

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Additional Information about Dot's Back Inn

Address: 4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
Phone Number: 804-266-3167
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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