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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 16
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
Surprisingly great food!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
Pjflyer
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food as ordered was fantastic. $6 burger night on Wed. Fantastic deal. I'm a police officer and I was with 5 others all in uniform. My partner was not allowed to eat her pre-prepared meal at our table, so she was ostrasized to the car. Though the food was righteous in all fairness, I won't be back.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Sidewalk has been a favorite spot for inexpensive, good bar food for years. Unfortunately it seems to have seen better days. My last visit brought poorly prepared food (way undercooked, gristly fish) and a surly, defensive response from the waitress. The bar scene in this small place can be very loud. And the old space is dingy, dark and seems... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the second time I visited this restaurant. It is located in a quite neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia and is a bar cum restaurant. On Tuesdays it is taco night. The restaurant is very cozy but a bit noisy. Taco Tuesday is very popular and we had to wait to get seated (both times). Service is friendly and efficient.... More 

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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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 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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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Sidewalk Cafe

Address: 2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
Phone Number: 804-358-0645
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?