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“Best Little "Hole in the Wall"”
Review of Dot's Back Inn

Dot's Back Inn
Ranked #50 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Little "Hole in the Wall"”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you want just right down good food, Dot's Back Inn is the place for you! Small town atmosphere in the big city makes this a jewel in the rough! The food is homemade and you have no excuse to come away hungry! The nachos were enough for three people easy! The Tuna melt sandwich was a definite "I need a box to go". the homemade potato salad had a little zing to it which made it delicious and unique! The prices were very reasonable and we will absolutely be making another trip across town just for Dot's Back Inn!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Sheilagail
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English first
Gloucester, Virginia
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great lunch place.”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Active and friendly atmosphere. Good food and fast service. I recommend Dot's as a great alternative for lunch.

Visited August 2012
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Thank kbunting
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Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Location didn't fit the great find!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

When looking for this little gem, we didn't think we were in the right place. The location threw us off. But WOW! the food is awesome! Take a chance, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank xxxSummerTravelerxxx
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Covington
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100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Retro heaven”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Traveling through Richmond VA on I-95? This little hole-in-the-wall diner is worth a stop. Stepping across the threshold will transport you to the 1940s but the food is innovative and definitely 21st century grease. Don't worry about that diet or your cardiologists frown. The food is worth it. I recommend the blue cheese burger. And ooooohhhh the fries. The fries! A no miss. This little gem is in an established neighborhood. Street parking. Inexpensive.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank rosietomato
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Richmond, Virginia
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103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good and Dependable”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We go here every Saturday for brunch and the good is always good and dependable. The waitresses are very friendly and helpful.

Visited August 2012
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Thank PK002
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