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Dot's Diner

American, Diner
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2716 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1222
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

fun place to go for breakfast - - a throw back to the past. friendly staff and reasonable prices. Try the corn beef hash on Sunday. I typically have the large house breakfast while my wife has that or the breakfast burrito with green chili.

Thank glenn s
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Diner mug, omelets, chocolate chip pancakes - hash browns - yummy! Belly filled as we head to Rocky Mountain Park! Great place for kids and friends. Low key friendly diner. Loved it!

Thank Ellwod
Longmont, Colorado
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This little restaurant seems a little cramped, but what they lack in space they make up for in food. I loved the fact that they make anything on the menu Gluten free at no additional costs. It was nice to be able to order pancakes at a restaurant again.

Thank Sandra F
Illinois US
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174 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Dot's appeared to check most of the boxes- diner, hometown feel, locals, cheap, open early. I really hate to rate a local diner poorly- except they could have been so much better with some attention to service and freshness. What we got was a rather disorganized mess. The one server was run ragged and didn't look your way by chance... More 

Thank Richard B
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Dot's has pretty average breakfast food, good biscuits, but slow and borderline rude help. With lots of great breakfast places like The Village Coffee shop in Boulder, Dot's would not be my first choice.

Thank Steve B
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is a great place to get a diner style home cooked breakfast. The latte is a good way to start the day and food was excellent!

Thank RYAN P
Boulder, Colorado
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

its much better then the one on the other side of town as service go s however its a total greasy spoon 1950th restaurant.

Thank Joe E
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

The best buttermilk biscuit recipe on the Internet hands down is for Dot's Diner buttermilk biscuits. They show up on many cooking websites, usually but not always attributed to Dot's Diner. I make these. The recipe is for the Rocky Mountain elevation of Boulder, around 5500 feet. I have made them at sea level at home and at 10000 feet... More 

1 Thank Ralphlevy
Boulder, Colorado
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Really enjoy this place for breakfast. Homey atmosphere and lots of good food. Open for breakfast and lunch. Also have curries for lunch.

Thank Habiba K
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dot's has a long-time Boulder history. Funky decor - but clean. Great service. Good variety of basic but delicious breakfast food. Awesome biscuits (with plenty of butter and raspberry jam at your table). A really good place to get together with a friend or family member for good food and a good talk.

Thank Louise S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $5
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2716 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1222
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-449-1323

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?