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Dot's Back Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We much enjoyed our visit to this well-known diner. The food was all right, the staff were friendly and it was clean. I enjoyed the decor, as well.

Thank PABrit
Chesapeake, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family meal, large group. We got excellent service, everyone loved the food. I ordered the quiche and it was huge! I had enough for the next day. I also ordered asparagus that was cooked to perfection. One of the best quiche I ever had.

Thank Lisa C
Baltimore, Maryland
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181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place gets pretty crowded, so you might have a bit of a wait. It feels more like a bar than a restaurant, but it is more of a restaurant than a bar. It's loud though. The food is brilliant. The fried catfish sandwich special was unbelievably good. The black bean burger and black bean nachos are also really good.... More 

Thank Adam T
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting my sisters in Richmond, and they suggested Dot's. Very glad we went! We were seated outside to enjoy the beautiful early-fall weather. Service was prompt and super friendly. I'd checked out the menu online, so already had the Ragin' Cajun burger in mind. It was delicious, though it could've been spicier (it was more like mild-mannered Cajun.) One sister... More 

Thank ThenCameJen
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food at a great price. Be prepared to wait. The restaurant is small and but worth the wait. We ordered Elvis pie for dessert. Was delicious.

Thank Becky H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Went on a Fri. night, three of us. The food was very good, decent serving sizes. Like the atmosphere, but it was sorta loud. I would go back. Fried oysters were fresh and tasty, only a little salty. Collards were good. Nice beer selection.

Thank Rick C
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

When we travel we try to hit a restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives from the Food Network. Dot's Back Inn has some good burgers and fine service, though you should expect a bit of a wait if you go at prime dinner time with a big group like me (seven). Being from California, I always appreciate a good... More 

Thank John S
Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Always great food and friendly staff. Burgers tonight but the specials are always great !!, awesome steak, oysters and crabcakes.

Thank Tina Price C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?