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“Awesome Burgers”

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry
Ranked #3 of 981 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a Madison institution favored by the locals for over 40 years. Located in the heart of downtown, Dotty's offers award winning hamburgers, Friday fish fry, homemade soups and chili, fresh salads and so much more! Cozy up in a booth or at the bar and pick from 24 Wisconsin craft beers on tap while enjoying some Blues or Motown music in the back round. Dotty's is a Madison tradition enjoyed by guests of all ages!
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Awesome Burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Hit up Dotty'S for dinner after the badger game. The place was packed and the wait was worth it. We all got burgers and hey we're awesome. The special sauces and onion rings were great. Lots of beers on tap. If you want a burger. This is the place.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great burgers and beer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you're in Madison you need to stop at Dotty's for a burger and beer! Their burgers are great - very unique variety of burgers. Their "sauces" make each burger different. They have a good selection of Wisconsin micro brews (that includes the Spotted Cow of course)!

Visited September 2013
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome Burgers!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by before a UW football game... crazy busy, but the food was fantastic! The best burger I've had in quite some time. So glad a friend who used to livein Madison recommended it. Great place to enjoy some drinks and burgers!

Visited September 2013
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Had a gigantic burger and beer the day after IMOO.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great burgers and fries with some different WI brews. Very eclectic environment and had "Singing in the Rain" playing on the screens. Easy to walk to from hotel.

Visited September 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious (but overpriced) Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've been going to Dotty's since I was a little kid. My family and I followed it from its old location to the new because of the fun atmosphere and great food. I still love the food and the atmosphere, though the latter has become a bit more refined. Not as many taxidermy animals with hats on unfortunately! Their prices have also gone steadily up over the years. Instead of a burger joint where they yelled your named when your food was done, they now bring you your food minus any yelling. Apparently this means your bill will add up to an outrageous amount. BUT! I do still LOVE the food. The burgers are fantastic and those mac n' cheese wedges are my guilty pleasure!

  • Visited July 2013
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