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Sidewalk Cafe

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American, Californian
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2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
804-358-0645
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love it!

Always stop in when I'm on this side of town. ..great food and atmosphere! Can't help but to keep coming back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Amelia E
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Always stop in when I'm on this side of town. ..great food and atmosphere! Can't help but to keep coming back.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I just had to write a review- I moved to Richmond about 5 years ago and I have been here maybe 10 times and I've always enjoyed the "diner style" menu with all of it's options. I usually get a sandwich, but last night my friend and I ordered (shared) the cheese fries appetizer and the spaghetti entree and man,... More 

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I have tried Sidewalk Cafe about three times over the last few years and always say "Why don't we come here more often?" Probably the reason is we, and most people, think of Sidewalk as a place to grab a cheap beer or to have that small pub atmosphere. The truth is this place actually has some... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I would call the Sidewalk Café a neighborhood "joint." And, I'm using the word "joint" in a very positive way, that is, a place that is popular because it has good food and drink, reasonably priced. We seek out "joints" in any and every city that we travel to. The Sidewalk Café is one of a fair number of restaurants/bars... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband read in our local paper, a great review of the "Sidewalk Cafe"! My question is who gave it a good review so I can avoid visiting recommended restaurant! All I ask for is a clean, friendly place with good food! I walk in on a floor that look like a sidewalk, "DIRTY"! As we waited for our table... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went here on a date night w/ the wife based on reviews from tripadvisor. This is a great little hole in the wall/english-pub-esque place for good inexpensive food and a good drink. What really sold us was the atmosphere of the place, fun random stuff all over the wall and funny bathroom signs (hey i'm a simple person). Food was... More 

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chesapeake, va
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I ate at this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. It is on a busy neighborhood street. I visited on a Sunday, and parking was a real issue. I got the feel that this restaurant is more of a neighborhood haunt. It is small, and it was very crowded. The wait staff seemed to know people by their first... More 

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Richmond, VA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

One of the best brunches in town. My wife's addicted to the Huevos, and the Cuban Hash is also superb. It can get noisy, and you may have to wait, but the staff is terrific and provides great service. The only glitch last visit was an inconsiderate guy who held down a booth for four all by himself without ordering... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place is hard to describe - definitely a dive bar feel. But I've always had great service (sometimes slow if they're busy) and their food is definitely a cut above other places in The Fan and Carytown area in Richmond, even some of the more upscale places. I've eaten here several times over the past few years for dinner... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

For a quick and casual bite, we really enjoyed this place. Service was friendly, food was tasty. Definitely has a college/neighorhood feel - nothing fancy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-358-0645

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:00 am

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