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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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, Waitstaff, 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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As soon as we arrived the staff warmly greeted us. We were were seated in a booth that was pretty neat. Dark rich wood. We loved the old photos & movie posters. The location is perfect, near the Kohl Center and State Street. My spouse...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank limey52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Burgers don’t look special but they were AWESOME!! Great friendly service ! Parking garage right across the street .

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 68micheller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time we stopped in. Made it right before game day rush. Fantastic food and great service even after place filled up. Will for sure be back!! So manu different burgers to choose from.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 805briank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the edge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Nice decor serving some of the best burgers in Madison. A nice mix of college students, local families, and out of town visitors.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DLT49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table enjoyed the sampler and all of the fried goodness was great - I've now confirmed to myself that the cheese curds were in fact the way to go. Burgers were very tasty, but tiny.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jefff727
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s be fair: decent priced burgers. A lot of other fried food but: bison burger was cooked to death. Ordered medium rare. And had simply no seasoning at all. Tasteless. The starter was actually disappointing. Basic boring fries, fatty cheese curds and really bad mushrooms....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joernTX
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Boy this place used to be so great. The last time we went here with friends, the burgers were so over done!! (Friends said that it has been like that the last few times.) But I decided to give it another shot. I don't know...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kapanda
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Visited this place twice about 10 years, maybe 15 apart - most recently this past December with my brother. We both remembered we'd been to some loud burger joint near State but weren't sure if this was it - but just seeing the outside we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Muzzlehatch2013
Reviewed December 30, 2018

If you want a great burger while in Madison you must come to Dotty's!! All the burgers are great! Great selection of local craft beer and amazing cheese curds as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jesserocha73
Reviewed December 17, 2018

a long time Madison favorite for burgers and other sandwiches. Often very busy but worth the wait. I love the onion rings, among the best.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Madison737
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