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“Very cool diner with great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dot's Back Inn

Dot's Back Inn
4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
804-266-3167
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Ranked #81 of 1,379 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very cool diner with great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I found Dot's Back Inn on The Food network. My wife and I stopped there for lunch. They had a 1st time special that day and it was delicious. If you are in the Richmond area, stop by the Dot's . You won't regret it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Napoleon, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I heard about this place on The Food Network. Diners, Drive - Ins and Dives. I stopped here for lunch when I arrived in Richmond. Service was good. I asked for their recommendations. I ordered the mediterranean pie. It was the best pesto I have eve eaten. Feta was very fresh. There was a lot on the menu that sounded delicious. Atmosphere is quaint.

Visited August 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lunch al fresco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the eggplant parmesan, and house salad, on their front porch. Waitress Sierra did well. (She successfully handled a patron telling her a lewd joke,)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Portions Small, Omelet Lacking”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Went here for breakfast last summer and ordered an omelet with black beans and cheese. it left much to be desired. the portion was small and poorly seasoned. i drenched the omelet and potatoes in hot sauce to make it bearable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Rhode Island
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Quirky place with lots of locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

This was my second trip to Dots. Both times, my husband and i enjoyed the food and the quirkiness. You can tell there were lots of locals because everybody knew each other. The burgers were great, the service was fine, and it's worth a visit. Originally tried it because it was written up on Diners Driveins and Dives.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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