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Dot's Back Inn

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4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
+1 804-266-3167
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (27 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My grandson and I had business in Richmond and celebrated at Dot's. Several friends had recommended it, and we were game. Boy, what a great find. My grandson ordered the Cajun hamburger and fries; I ordered the pulled pork with cole slaw and fries. Both...More

Thank Bald1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were from out of town and selected it's place due to it location but we enjoyed our lunch. It is small with on street parking. Our waitress, Shan, did a good job with quick service. We arrived about 1 pm and there were very...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This place has it all. Great dive bar atmosphere, and amazing food. I always enjoy stopping by. I got the soft shelled crab and it was pretty good; that's something that's hard to do right. The potato salad is excellent and they always have a...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere near Richmond, VA you need to go to Dots Back Inn! Fun atmosphere and delicious food. Reasonably priced and you get your money’s worth.

Thank ArleneFBP
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Have been here many, many times, the service is good, as is the food. I love the way they make their grits. The Oysters Benedict is nice when they have them, also love the blackened Steak. They occasionally have a miss , but are nice...More

Thank Ismael M
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Went to Dots today 'cause I had a hankering for a Sailor sandwich. I hadn't been in a long time but I remember what a fantastic Sailor they made. It was even featured on Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Well things started off pretty good, ordered...More

Thank BobB966
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Great Diner Experience! Had not been for years, but went for an early lunch. Started with two Spicy Bloody Marys with just the right amount of horseradish and generous size, ($3.50 ea, Bargain!). We split a Ultimate Burger and Spicy Red Potato Salad, which was...More

Thank David F
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great little neighborhood restaurant with a great menu. I had a BLT and it was ok, I expected better bacon. It was a fun restaurant and the prices and staff are great.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Went to brunch here last week. This restaurant has been highly recommended but I cannot imagine why. Very very loud. Very crowded. Cold food. Surly white dress. Not going back

Thank Angela G
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed Dots and sat on the porch which was quite warm with all the heaters going. We had sandwiches and they were good. Lots of choices on the menu and the entree specials looked tasty. Also liked the assortment of sides, like collard...More

Thank plunderroom
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-266-3167
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