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0.7 miles from Wisconsin State Capitol
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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a Madison institution favored by the locals for over 40 years. Located in the heart of downtown, Dotty's offers award winning hamburgers, Friday fish fry, homemade soups and chili, fresh salads and so much more! Cozy up in a booth or at the bar and pick from 24 Wisconsin craft beers on tap while enjoying some Blues or Motown music in the back round. Dotty's is a Madison tradition enjoyed by guests of all ages!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 28, 2020 via mobile

This was our first stop in Madison after many recommendations! The old fashioned’s were delicious and so were the burgers! They have a very homey atmosphere there! Loved it and would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Atmosphere is fun. Food was fantastic. Would recommend for those who want a burger and fries. This was our first time here and we would go again!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Upon arriving there was a wait which isnt bad. It made me have increased expectations for this restaurant. Once we were sat we order almost right away. The burger was severely greasy and tasted like it might bj have been freezer burnt. It took a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

This place’s Melting Pot burger with three layers of cheese and crispy smoked bacon is the best burger I have had in Madison so far! I am definitely going back to have some of the many other burgers on the menu card. The milkshakes and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Have been to Dotty's twice. Both times I would say it was very good. Baskets and burgers are very good. We have had to wait both times but that is to be expected most places with good food. Service is great and people are very...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

While you wait for your food, you may enjoy looking at the large collection of artifacts and memorabilia on the walls and the ceiling. Lots of history there. And the food is not bad either. I had a burger, which was great. Friendly service and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Some friends recommended this when we came to Madison for a college visit. The food was outstanding! We had Mac n cheese wedges and sweet potato fries as appetizers and burgers all around. Everything was wonderful. The atmosphere is fun and the beers were delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Had a great burger that was perfectly cooked to order, nice selection of beer and the kids enjoyed dessert. Two of the kids decided to split a shake and the waitress thoughtfully took it upon herself to bring them separate glasses with a nice topping...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

Great place to grab a drink and burger if that’s what you’re in the mood for. Not a huge selection otherwise, but the burgers were great. Very juicy and flavorful. And lots of different options. Would return again. Great service, but a small place so...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

My son and I split an order of superb, crunchy onion rings and each had a burger. It was excellent. I appreciated that the burger was not overwhelmed by the bun. You could actually taste the beef.

Date of visit: November 2019
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There are parking ramps. Sometimes you have to drive to find a spot.
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