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F.W. Sullivan's

American, Bar
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2401 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4436
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've always enjoyed coming here. Their food is on point and they have good happy hour specials. They have dart boards in the back and a patio out front to enjoy on nice days with good people watching. The service has been hit or miss but all in all I think its a cool spot in the fan.

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a fun brunch place with good food. You are likely to encounter some typsy folks, but it is fun people watching. The barkeep never lets anyone get out of hand. This is a bit more spacious than other standard Fan bars so it's a good bet if say the wait at Sidewalk is overly long.

Thank LizY121
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Met with friends for lunch(10), sat outside, even with the street next to us it was pretty quiet.The service was excellent, they let us wait for friends who were late before taking our order, good food, very pleasant experience

Thank se210
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We randomly picked Sullivan's one afternoon for lunch. It was early so the service was okay. There was only one waiter/bartender and one cook so I imagine the wait could get long if there had been more than a few customers. My husband and I both had the tomato basil soup and the small salad with added grilled chicken. The... More 

Thank crkrts6
San Francisco
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515 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to F.W. Sullivan's and had such a great time that we return about five days later. This is a really cool old-fashioned bar in an area called “The Fan” and there happy hour food and drinks are off the hook. They pour a real drink, and have fantastic appetizers. The service was excellent, the crowd was a cool... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The service at this place is absolutely abysmal. I have repeatedly given this place (the Haxall location) additional chances, and have continuously been disappointed. The service is so bad, it's almost contemptuous. I have waited forever for my food to come, I have had waiters dump plates off on our table and run away without returning (while I had to... More 

2 Thank ChiTown_Richmonder
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Food isn't bad.. The place is in a good location and the restaurant itself has good seating inside or out. The servers here are questionable... One young blonde girl I've had was really attentive. Others seem half drunk.

1 Thank Cruellakh
White Stone, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

F.W. Sullivan's new location on the canal in downtown Richmond opened about three months ago. I recently met two partners there for lunch. We were promptly seated and our drink orders taken. Shortly thereafter our lunch orders were taken, two club sandwiches and a tuna melt. FORTY minutes later the sandwiches arrived. The tuna melt was OK but the club... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I always look forward to trying a new spot for my birthday dinner with family. I chose Sullivan's based on their extensive online menu, which I imagine most folks do these days. Upon arrival I was extremely disappointed to find out that the real menu is nothing like it reads online with FAR fewer choices than I was expecting. I'm... More 

Thank Morgan T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I was missing walking to the pub and enjoying the ales from england... fortunately the fan area in Richmond has those kind of pubs where u get the feel.... Sullivan's was my spot in Richmond for the very short tenure of mine... I loved the ales and the food too. The crab dip was one of the best I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804)308-8576

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