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Sidewalk Cafe

2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
804-358-0645
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Ranked #333 of 1,363 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Californian
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is a staple when it comes to Richmond. Small lively place but great service and a great menu. Usually eat pasta here!

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virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been to Sidewalk dozens of times over the years and it is always a great value for the quality of food (otherwise I would not keep going back). It can get overcrowded and a bit noisey but the trade off for the excellent food is worth the wait. Staff is friendly as well.

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