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“Quaint with excellent food”

Dairy Bar Restaurant
Ranked #160 of 1,619 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Quiet homely atmosphere. Great food. Chicken salad sub and bacon cheeseburger are excellent! Great service. Outdoor dining in good weather. Love this place. Shakes are amazing!

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to give this place a try after hearing about it being a sort of Richmond landmark, so I expected it to be exceptional, but it was nothing but average. The place is a bit cramped but the service was fast and attentive and the food was good, but it was really very average and forgettable. We got breakfast that included eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice. The bacon was so salty that I couldn't finish it and the eggs were rather bland. Other than that it was an ok meal and I thought that I might even go back another time, but the food is way overpriced for being such an average meal. We spent over $25 and that included a near $3 charge for 6 ounces of orange juice. I could have spent under $20 for the same meal at Cracker Barrel and it would have tasted better. And it doesn't help that you pay 10% tax being the restaurant is in the city of Richmond, which isn't good for a restaurant with an already overpriced average meal.

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Thank David S
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was like a trip back in time. Both the food and the service were good. We went in for a late breakfast on a weekday and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Our coffee cups were never empty. The food came quickly and prepared as requested. A good value for the money, and a nice place to eat.

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Thank dwick
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

After running some errands in Carytown, we decided to have lunch at The Dairy Bar. The surroundings are retro with a touch of a light and airy environment. It had been quite some time since we’ve been there, and it not disappoint. The menu boasts a wide variety of breakfast and lunch entrees. We dined on a sailor sandwich (lean meat and scrumptious!), burger sliders (yummy!) and homemade milkshakes – one chocolate and one strawberry (every sip was a delight!). The wait staff was friendly – food delicious – service great – and generous portions for the cost.

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Thank Cuz39
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Went with friends and they accommodated 11 of us without warning. Staff was attentive and warm. The atmosphere of a 50's soda fountain, homemade soup and sandwiches and wonderful homemade shakes made it great fun! Parking was pretty accessible too.

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Thank Carol C
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