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Dixie Restaurant

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American, Hot Dogs, Diner
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250 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
+1 804-732-7425
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Dixie is a landmark breakfast and lunch establishment in the heart of...
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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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town flair

Dixie still has that classic lunch spot feel. The restaurant and the staff both have home town charm and take pride in being a staple of the community. If you have 30 minutes for lunch, this is a great spot to grab a bite to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Chris W
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Prince George, Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
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Prince George, Virginia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dixie still has that classic lunch spot feel. The restaurant and the staff both have home town charm and take pride in being a staple of the community. If you have 30 minutes for lunch, this is a great spot to grab a bite to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Recommended by a car salesman, and he did not steer us wrong. Dixie is located in old town Petersburg surrounded by history. We arrived shortly after opening and ordered biscuits and gravy and the Dixie scramble. Both arrived promptly, hot and tasty. Scramble was light and fluffy. Walking into the Dixie one can feel the friendliness. As we ate, on... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We eat here occasionally for breakfast and decided to try lunch for my hubby's birthday. Yes, it's diner fare, but it's good and his chicken and dumplings looked and tasted homemade as they should. Coffee's fantastic, as is their sweet tea. Service is great and fast and they greet you upon arrival. A lot of locals frequent this place. It's... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was greeted warmly upon arrival, they were busy, waitress was quick to get my coffee and water, food came out fast and hot, I love this place, very clean, great attitudes from everyone working there and consistent, good quality food. I will definitely be a regular when I am down this way.

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We arrived the other day at the crack of 7am and were warmly greeted and seated. We had the whole place to ourselves. The coffee was good and hot. My wife ordered a vegetable omelet, which looked good but my wife said otherwise. I ordered the House made scrapple with eggs over easy. The scrapple had very little flavor and... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you want an old school family owned diner with good food this is it. I've eaten here three times and was happy every time. Nothing fancy just straight up good breakfast

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Ashland,VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten here twice, and both times the food was fine. I went there today (7/8/15) after a job interview in Colonial Heights and had the Appomattox, a ham and cheddar cheese omelet. The omelet was big and thin and quite tasty. The grits were fine, too. I love old school diners, and this place qualifies. Old Town Petersburg... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Service is always great, fast friendly etc. Food is always good, basic hot dog and burger joint with hot plate specials that vary from day to day. I did order a buffalo chicken sandwich one time thinking it was like fried and tossed in sauce and it was a buffalo chicken salad, Waitress said she can understand why i would... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went in for lunch while visiting Downtown Petersburg. The first thing we noticed was a sticker that said "Lincoln Ate Here". Apparently they shot the movie "Lincoln" in this town, and he ate at a bunch of places lol. They had a lot of good menu options and daily specials. They have a pamphlet that explains the history of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Me and my partner was looking forward to trying this restaurant for the first time. We eggs over were never greeted as we can in, we sat at the first available booth. Our waitress came over and got our drink orders. She came back approximately 10 minutes later for our food order. We wanted over 30 minutes to get our... More 

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Additional Information about Dixie Restaurant

Address: 250 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
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 2 - 12
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-732-7425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?