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Galaxy Diner

#135 of 1,280 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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2924 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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Newtown, Connecticut
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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189 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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39 reviews
23 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
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

The hot turkey sandwich was very salty and the turkey was like deli meat not real turkey. Leave the bun off the largest hot dog on the menu as it takes away from the meal. If you are hungry go to Galaxy Diner.

Thank Mark S
Kill Devil Hill
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Whenever my friends come for the weekend, they insist on the Galaxy for breakfast. If it is on a Sunday make sure you get there before noon if you do not want to wait. All of the traditional breakfast foods and some you only read about (not exoitic). Great bloody mary's as well. Absolutely some of the best staff I... More 

Thank Randy L
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Was told about Galaxy Diner from a friend who gave it 2 thumbs up. We finally had a chance to visit and can only say... WE WILL BE BACK! The atmosphere is fun and the service is great. Our food came out fairly quickly and we were not disappointed. The onion rings are out of this world! For dessert we... More 

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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
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?