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250 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803-3228
+1 804-732-7425
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Ranked #3 of 104 Restaurants in Petersburg
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hot Dogs
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Dixie is a landmark breakfast and lunch establishment in the heart of Old Towne Petersburg since the 1920s and in it's current location since 1939. It has seen several owners over the years and remains a local favorite. We specialize in traditional southern cuisine. Our menu items include our famous Dixie Dog which is a red hot dog with mustard, onions and our tasty chili sauce. We also serve fried Salt Herring, Salmon Croquettes, Meatloaf, Chicken & Dumplings, made from scratch Pimento Cheese, and Chicken Salad. We offer a variety of sandwiches, barbeque, burgers and hot-plate specials that change daily.
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Hopewell
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch. They are not open for dinner. They serve great southern cooking. I have eaten both breakfast and lunch there and enjoyed both meals. When Steven Spielberg was in Petersburg filming "Lincoln" he was there a few times for meals. They therefore serve a burger called the Spielburger. Meg Ryan was there... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Breakfast, Dec 23, 2014 First visit since change in ownership a couple years ago. New owner has restored the food, service and atmosphere to what it was famous for 30-40 years ago. The Dixie is home to good old southern cooking, a down-home atmosphere and friendly folks. Would be unusual to find many tourists here—this is where the locals eat—our... More 

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Sistersville, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ate breakfast and lunch at the Dixie Restaurant while visiting our son in Petersburg. Upon entering the restaurant, we immediately felt at home. It was immaculate and cozy, with vintage decorations and photos detailing the restaurant's history covering the wall. We were warmly greeted by our server (who was at our booth for both meals). Open from 7-3 seven... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go to Dixie Diner for breakfast once or twice a month. The food is tasty and made fresh by hand. The portions are good, the prices are good, and it all tastes great. This is southern cooking at it's finest. The staff is fast and attentive, and quick with a smile. This place is a throwback to the old... More 

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Hopewell, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great diner, locals love the place, it feels like it's been a part of Petersburg forever. They have some interesting specials, I once had a "redneck eggs-benedict" there, it was served on a grit cake with a beer cheese sauce, excellent!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Jay McClellan is a super hot dog chef! Try the specials too! This has been a local's lunch favorite for decades!

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Hayes, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

First time eating at the Dixie Restaurant. Went with a group of 12 ladies. When I opened the menu, I did a double take because the prices were so low. It was like looking at a menu from 40 years ago. I ordered a Naked Hot Dog, side order of Macaroni and Cheese, Water and Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Carmel... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Best burgers around. Their Dixiedogs are to be remembered. Always great family environment. Wonderful service. Very welcoming place. Never miss a chance to have lunch at the Dixie.

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Hopewell, Va
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I used to eat there probably 35 years ago when I worked on Bank St. It is STILL the best Hot Dogs around !!!!

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In my quest to find the best chili dog in the world, I came across the Dixie Diner. Still haven't found perfection, but their dogs are to die for. They did a super job remodeling.

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Additional Information about Dixie Restaurant

Address: 250 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803-3228
Phone Number: +1 804-732-7425
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hot Dogs

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