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Galaxy Diner

#158 of 1,258 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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2924 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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All hours
Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is pretty good with decent portion size. Limeade was delish. The biggest downfall was that we were seated near the window where the wait staff picks up their orders and the guy back there was just yelling out the orders that were ready nonstop. LOUDLY. CONTINUOUSLY. I wanted to leave, but we'd already ordered when I realized it was... More 

Thank V4758CVmargareth
Williamsburg, Virginia
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic dinner food, but with there own. added twist. Everything was tasty, big portions and average prices. Place was Richmond clean, above average flys. Fried pickles were on point.

Thank Nick T
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me here 2 years ago and I mean this place is our movie and a dinner place! Go to Byrd Theater then go to Galaxy afterwards. It's a pretty chill spot, sometimes there is a wait. I love their breakfast food, their fried pickles and their chicken Cajun wrap!

Thank PetiteFoodieLover
Newtown, Connecticut
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We recently went to Richmond and stayed downtown. I had heard a lot about Carytown and my 11 year old did some research and discovered the Galaxy Diner. So, we put it on our "must eat at" list while in Richmond. We went down to Carytown to look around. We went about 1 p.m. - hit the diner for some... More 

Thank DvrDawg
Lauderhill, Florida
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place for the first time and we loved it. The prices were very reasonable, and the portions were huge. I had the Boba feta burger with space chips and coleslaw, awesome. My husband had the fish. The portion was so big he couldn't finish it. The only things I would like to see improve... More 

Thank Melinda R
Midlothian, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Not for claustrophobics! Adorable place, great theming, but quite tight for a diner. Even waiting for a table becomes a dance, as you let people out by squeezing to the side. Now, the food. Don't come here on a diet. Come expecting diner food, 1000 calories, and heavenly comfort dishes, and you're good. The food is EXCELLENT for the tiny... More 

Thank awoogala
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229 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This diner has great food. The burgers were large and tasty. The atmosphere is typical diner with an "alien" theme. It was busy with mostly locals.

Thank harv2u
Leesburg VA
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

A friend recommended we stop in Carytown while in Richmond for the day and we are so glad we did! My teenage daughters randomly picked the Galaxy Diner to have a late lunch because they thought it looked "cool". They menu had something for everyone and we could hardly wait to try the Fried Oreos. I chose the Blue Moon... More 

Thank SmithFam90
Richmond, Virginia
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Okay, I admit I am a little bias about this place because I have sooo many memories of coming here but this place really is great. It has a cool and unique atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Richmond. The food is really good and it's inexpensive. The staff have always been friendly as well. It's in the heart of Carytown... More 

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Galaxy diner is an amazing experience. You will not find another with the same cool atmosphere that Galaxy has. It's a Richmond staple. The decorations and service were phenomenal. However, the food wasn't to die for. It lacked some taste and the burger I ate was mediocre at best. I wouldn't be opposed to coming here again but it would... More 

Thank Hannah J

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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
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 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
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2924 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-213-0510

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