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Dot's Back Inn

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American, Bar
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4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place. If you want a quiet experience consider the front section, otherwise eat in the main building where the chatting among locals gets louder as time goes by. The burgers here are all under $9 and the beef is superb. The fresh cut taters are good but 2 of us opted for the Spicy red potato... More 

Thank Richard P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Everything was reasonably priced and everybody loved their food! Perfect diner food. We went because we saw it on the food network & it definitely lived up to its expectation.

Thank Amanda G
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice. For dinner the crab cakes and sword fish were they best we'd had. For breakfast They ran out of chorizo & scrapple but overall they were amazing!!! Great place for breakfast lunch or dinner !!

Thank Crystal J
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy coming here over the years, always a great small town feel and always positive staff and a cozy atmosphere. The food is outstanding as we just had another great meal there yesterday

Thank RiverCityEscapeRoom
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good! Best burgers and empanadas, when they have them. Love dots. Great staff. The specials are fantastic.

Thank Becky7516
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive burger and sandwich menu. But the daily special menu must be observed when you get there and they have some amazing choices. About 15-20 things and being the summer, most of them were seafood selections. Excellent choices and amazing food for prices I feel well below the quality food you get, so yes, it is pretty cheap when you... More 

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Richmond, Virginia
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Dot's since it opened and before that, when it was the old Tom Tom Club. I don't like to wait in line much so I try and avoid peak dining times. The porch really helps with that. Last time I went in, I was so impressed with all the fish entrees. Hardly anyone in RVA... More 

Thank sisterwifeone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Dott's Back Inn after seeing it on the TV food maps site and had an excellent experience. There is plenty of on street parking for a place with a definite neighborhood feel. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. We had bacon cheeseburgers, wings, Italian salad and their signature dish: chicken MacArthur. The drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and based on reviews decided to stop in...so glad we did! There is an authentic diner feel to the place. You seat yourself either inside or on the covered patio area. Our waitress was very nice and checked on us often. We arrived about 4:45pm and she told us the new specials would be posted... More 

Thank Kelly V
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

A very rustic and historic place. My husband had the Chicken Macarther. He describes it as amazing! I had a BLT and it was great! The bacon was crispy and the homemade fries on the side were phenomenal. The atmosphere were very kid friendly and the staff were great with our 8 month old daughter. Our dinner was fairly prices... More 

Thank Casey Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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: 804-266-3167

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