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Sidewalk Cafe

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2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I love coming here and it might be my favorite restaurant in Richmond! The food is amazing and it has a great atmosphere. It does get crowded so get there early, especially if you go for brunch! I always get their saganaki as an appetizer and pasta for dinner but all their food is good. I definitely recommend!

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Crystal River, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

And even bigger portions!! This place probably gets passed up to often but if you want an awesome burger or a great sandwich. Don't pass this place up!!

Thank BobkBob
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Late Saturday night and you want good food, eclectic people, and great conversation? This is the place to be ANY day of the week.

Thank Brian E
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

Sidewalk is a Richmond institution. Tiny and dark inside but lively and tasty with huge portions and a wide-ranging menu. Their food is never thrown together. Weekend brunch can become a total dance party with the awesome barkeep knowing just when to turn up the music. Pitures of bloodies and mimosas flow and sometimes spill. There can be a long... More 

Thank LizY121
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The brunch is one of the best in the city both for food and atmosphere. Get there early as it always fills up. The regular meals are outstanding as well. You get massive servings for a low price. Cannot recommend this place enough. Be sure to check out the specials each night as they offer a nice twist to some... More 

1 Thank Hunter C
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Food as ordered was fantastic. $6 burger night on Wed. Fantastic deal. I'm a police officer and I was with 5 others all in uniform. My partner was not allowed to eat her pre-prepared meal at our table, so she was ostrasized to the car. Though the food was righteous in all fairness, I won't be back.

Thank Chips247
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Sidewalk has been a favorite spot for inexpensive, good bar food for years. Unfortunately it seems to have seen better days. My last visit brought poorly prepared food (way undercooked, gristly fish) and a surly, defensive response from the waitress. The bar scene in this small place can be very loud. And the old space is dingy, dark and seems... More 

Thank Rob W
Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is the second time I visited this restaurant. It is located in a quite neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia and is a bar cum restaurant. On Tuesdays it is taco night. The restaurant is very cozy but a bit noisy. Taco Tuesday is very popular and we had to wait to get seated (both times). Service is friendly and efficient.... More 

Thank MarcoPolo00
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Always stop in when I'm on this side of town. ..great food and atmosphere! Can't help but to keep coming back.

Thank Amelia E
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I just had to write a review- I moved to Richmond about 5 years ago and I have been here maybe 10 times and I've always enjoyed the "diner style" menu with all of it's options. I usually get a sandwich, but last night my friend and I ordered (shared) the cheese fries appetizer and the spaghetti entree and man,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4527
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-358-0645

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