Dots Back Inn

Google Rating:4.5

Dots Back Inn
4.5 based on 837 reviews
  1. Caroline Caylor 2023/12

    Food was excellent .. highly recommend! Small diner.. don’t judge until you have the food! Husband had the special of the day .. which was great! My friend had the Reuben , I had the burger which was thick and juicy !

  2. pam mason 2023/12

    We loved it. Great menu, lots of choices and good for vegetarians. I had corn cakes with black beans, tomatoes, scallion and cheese. So good and plenty. Also tried the cod po boy special and ragin cajun burger. Cooked perfectly. Great service. Good beer choices and some yummy cocktails.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes

  3. Jack van Zeelst 2023/12

    Cute place but food was nothing to write home about. Service was just ok. Burgers were just ok but fries were awful.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 3
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 4

  4. Big Brock 2023/12

    Neat local spot. Food was really good. Small pub feel.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  5. Melissa Wells 2023/12

    I knew Cookie she owned Felix then Dots back. She supposedly sold it to her chef. I knew her when she & Richard ( ex husband) they split sold Felix
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  6. T K 2023/12

    I was excited to try this place after a recommendation. The staff was very nice and the prices were very reasonable. So overall, I enjoyed my visit with a friend. But the food just was not good, bland, tasteless. My biscuits (which were about a half inch thick) and mushy home fries were served with mayonnaise which seemed very odd. The coffee was terrible. Tasted like soap.
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  7. Eugene Adams 2023/12

    I got the black bean burger and I ordered it online and after all the fees and tip it was 17 dollars for just the burger no side no drink. It was the worst I’ve had anywhere and the most expensive.

  8. Eve Flippen 2023/12

    Dots is just my kind of dive – if it’s good enough for Guy Fieri, its good for me! breakfast til 3pm on weekend. Good tasty eats at local diner/bar.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Sailor, Reuben, blt, Home Fries, Potato Salad
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection
    Vegetarian options
    Yes lots of meat on the menu – never had a bad vegetarian dish rhere
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking

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  9. Craig Rupert 2023/12

    Very casual neighborhood place with a retro vibe. Good menu with plenty if variety and daily specials. Will definitely go back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  10. Angeline Slayton 2023/11

    We love Dots and come here frequently. Dots has a great selection of food and beer. The atmosphere is always laid back and welcoming.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  11. Patrick Kennedy 2023/11

    Laid back atmosphere. I’ve had the catfish tacos and the chicken taquitos. Both were daily specials and both were fantastic. Not so hot on the coleslaw or the pinto beans, but neither were deal-breakers. Good prices and the service was excellent.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Catfish

  12. Priscilla Shaw 2023/11

    Great spot in northside! Lots of options on the menu. Big and tasty portions. A variety of beers and ciders.
    Open everyday till late.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    blt, Home Fries

  13. Youreally Shouldnot 2023/11

    busy Saturday brunch, but quick service and our server was very friendly! the food was very good and the portion sizes were really generous.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  14. Jess 2023/11

    10.10.23 Update: Still great service and delicious food…Bon Appétit!

    2nd time here, but first for a weekday lunch. Tried the Pesto Chix Pie… I suppose I pictured it more like an empanada, instead it was a pita decorated similar to at Pizza. It had good flavor, just not what I pictured from the description. Opted for the oyster po-boy as well, everything was tasty, service was relatively prompt. Certainly will repeat.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  15. Jimena Cunquero 2023/11

    Excelente lugar… pare por la ruta y me encontré con una sorpresa hermosa! El pueblo es muy bello y este restaurant es excelente, buena atención, buen ambiente y la comida al menos el pescado y hamburguesa buenisimos!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  16. Katie Bernard 2023/10

    Great menu and outdoor seating. Get the Elvis dessert!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  17. V S 2023/10

    Always a good time! Love the burgers!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  18. Wendy Cunningham 2023/10

    Ordered the rueben and it had tomato paste Instead of thousand island. Was gross.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 3

  19. Kay Chalmers 2023/10

    The choice of dishes is endless and all delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Meatloaf, Catfish, Blue Cheese Burger, Falafel Gyro, Desserts, Chunky Monkey Pancakes, Home Fries, Mashed Potatoes
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Parking
    There was parking spaces available on both sides of the street.

  20. MsM Carter 2023/10

    Burger was delicious, just wish they weren’t out of fries.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  21. Richard Shein 2023/10

    Great home cooking. Had the meatloaf and loved it. Service was great. Highly recommend.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  22. Kaitlynn Singer 2023/10

    Good atmosphere, good food, and loved the company!
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  23. Sherri Horrigan 2023/10

    My friends were at Dot’s Back Inn. As we were sitting looking at the menu and big cockroach started crawling up the wall behind my friend. It was too fast for us to catch. It made me sick just seeing it! We told our waitress about the roach. She never said sorry,or I will take it up with management. Her look was oh well!
    Food: 2
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 3

  24. Richard Lang 2023/09

    An enjoyable atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Home Fries

  25. R C 2023/09

    Food is the bomb.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  26. Wei Styer (Wu) 2023/09

    A quintessential neighborhood American restaurant. This place was so busy when we came on a Saturday night, full of families and just people having a good time. But service was prompt and we were checked up on regularly. The food was delicious with very generous portions (none of us had any room for dessert)!

    I got the catch of the day, which was blacktip shark. I had it grilled with green beans and mashed potatoes. I was pleasantly surprised with the green beans, which were cooked with tomatoes (I’m told it’s a Greek preparation style). My husband got the lamb cheesesteak, and his parents got the fried catfish and a salad. Everyone heartily enjoyed their food!

    There’s a good amount of seating, though I would call ahead for larger parties. We came in with a party of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids), and while they were able to accommodate us, it was a lucky and close thing. There’s indoor seating and outdoor patio seating, mostly in 4-person tables. There’s also bar seating. It’s certainly very beloved neighborhood spot, and for good reason. Highly recommend for a quaint, comfort food dinner!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Parking
    There’s street parking around. We had a bit of a hard time finding parking during dinner hours.
    Kid-friendliness
    We brought our two kids, and we saw several families here. They have a kids menu (with good portions, for older children – our kids split the spaghetti and it was more than enough for the two of them). It is a bit loud when it’s full, so if you have children who dislike louder restaurants, just be aware.

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  27. Chazz Bonny 2023/09

    Really cool place to eat. I had an awesome burger. Great friendly staff, cool atmosphere, reasonable price.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  28. Nona Mason 2023/09

    I have known about this place for a long time but never managed to try it until we had out of town guests looking for something different. We ate inside, which is kind of small and close if you sit at a table. Our server was awesome, and I wish I knew her name. The burgers got rave reviews from two of us. The BLT was so full of bacon I couldn’t even eat it all! One had the steak quessadilla and loved it. And one had the black bean burger. She couldn’t even eat it all and took some home. I would love to come back for a burger and for breakfast sometime soon. I would like to sit outside next time. I gave it a four because it was my first time, and there is much more I would like to try. Our server told us what it was like having Guy Fieri there some years ago. Nice neighborhood spot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Ultimate Burger, blt
    Vegetarian options
    My sister enjoyed her burger.

  29. Thomas Baley 2023/09

    Concrete floor, neighborhood “joint” atmosphere – I’ll go back. Fried oysters were good.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  30. Janee H 2023/09

    Everything about this place is amazing, services, food, and atmosphere! I love old school dinner vibes (Especially as a New Yorker) Will be a family regular for us from now on. First time having swordfish and my husband and I loved it and are not hooked!
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  31. Emily 2023/09

    Two words: BIG PORTIONS! Dang, that’s a big plate! I thought the prices were a little high looking at the menu, but the ridiculous amount of food you get justifies the extra cost. Everything was tasty but the mashed potatoes in particular were especially good. Good atmosphere but very, very loud, even with the dining room only half-full.

  32. Mark Solomon 2023/09

    Huge menu, which is usually a red flag, but all our food was great. Good burgers.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  33. John Chukayne 2023/09

    A cool dive. Atmosphere is a throwback, food is good, service was awesome.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  34. Denise Dowden 2023/08

    Great for a friends catch up. Had the salmon and it was delicious. Great service as well!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  35. Devin Baird 2023/08

    I ordered a Reuben like I have done countless times before. The server mentioned they had a new kitchen manager and they now have swapped the thousand island/Russian dressing with TOMATO PASTE. I didn’t think to check the menu because who on Earth would use TOMATO PASTE instead? Please please PLEASE correct the Reuben. They also swapped out their potato wedges for frozen French fries and I am embarrassed to admit it is an improvement. I ordered this Reuben last week and I am still annoyed that they messed it up so badly. Did they also put tomato paste on The Sailor? I’m afraid to check. I won’t be back until that’s corrected but based on the smaller portions I fear they won’t last long.
    Price per person
    $10–20

  36. Gloria Jett 2023/08

    The food was delicious and there was alot of it. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking

  37. Kelly Chabrier 2023/08

    Heading south on I-95 to Florida and we were looking for somewhere to eat dinner. So glad we stopped at Dots Back Inn. Wonderful, friendly service. Food was great! My daughter had the baked salmon with pesto, mashed potatoes and broccoli. The entire dish was delicious,,crisp broccoli, homestyle mashed potatoes, and the salmon was cooked just perfectly. My husband had the Monday night special which was the meatloaf, collard greens and mashed potatoes. He devoured it! I had the grilled corn cakes with black beans topped with fresh onions, tomatoes and peppers. It was very satisfying. We will definitely return on our yearly travels back up north.
    If you are looking for a wonderful little spot to eat, close to I-95 and you are looking for some delicious home-cooked food, this is a place to go. You won’t be disappointed.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes, Meatloaf
    Vegetarian options
    Lots of choices for vegetarian dishes.
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Kid-friendliness
    Had a pretty decent kids menu, lots to choose from.

  38. rene thomas 2023/08

    Fun place
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  39. marissa howell 2023/08

    Greek burger was the best burger of my life. Chicken cords on bleu was yummy too. Mashed potatoes can’t rave enough!!! Server was exhausted and busy- felt for her! The Dots Limeade with grey goose vodka is a must have! Can’t wait to be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    French Fries
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  40. John Podratz 2023/08

    Love this place for lunch. They have a huge menu.

  41. Donna Dougherty 2023/07

    Fabulous
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  42. Colby Casolaro 2023/07

    Lovely brunch spot. The food is SO good and the staff is super nice. Also appreciated the oldies playlist.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    The Club Sandwich

  43. Tori Radday 2023/07

    A Richmond classic tucked away into the adorable Bellevue neighborhood. Good, affordable food whether you’re grabbing brunch or dinner. I love eating outside on their patio. I have eaten at Dot’s countless times and I’m sure I will return many times in the future also.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  44. John Boothby 2023/07

    Good food, good prices, excellent service on their front porch. Has just the right funky ambiance to please young hipsters eating out casually, and seniors like us who’ve known Dot’s consistent quality for decades. Love this little commercial district on Macarthur.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  45. Robert Hendricks 2023/07

    Best burger I’ve had in Virginia. Ordered the Ultimate Burger and it was cooked perfectly and served with the freshest jalapenos, onions, and mushrooms. It was so juicy and delicious that I didn’t even care that the bread couldn’t hold it together!

    My wife ordered the “salmon patty platter” or something and she said it was amazing I think. I’m not too sure because I was sincerely distracted by my amazing burger.

    Staff was very friendly and attentive and unfortunately the restaurant’s restrooms are quite small and lacking child changing tables.

    I will say it is too bad we are only passing through because they had a very full menu with tons of options and I would have loved to have tried so many other things. But I’m pinning this restaurant for sure in case we are back in town.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  46. Terry Watkins 2023/07

    Great food…..got burgers, fish sandwich, and a salad. All were very good and the service was good.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  47. Mike 2023/07

    Had the Andouille sandwich and it was really good!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  48. Chantel Harp 2023/07

    Love the burgers but the service is my favorite. Worth every penny
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  49. Christopher Gillespie 2023/06

    Get the potato salad, it’s delicious. Elevated diner food, great service and great neighborhood spot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Falafel Gyro, Home Fries

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  50. Chris Weller 2023/06

    Dark, dingy, greasy food, one of our servers was outstanding.
    When grease completely covers cooked food, it does not allow your taste buds to taste the flavor of the food. Grease coating masks the food of its natural flavors. Seems to be a neighborhood favorite.

  51. Deborah Porter 2023/06

    We were traveling to visit our daughter and stopped in for a hot meal on the patio. Our server was very sweet and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  52. Debbie Brown 2023/06

    Great food, even better waitress! Unfortunately I didn’t catch her name. Delicious sweet potato, peanut butter pie! Would definitely recommend!

  53. Mary Smith 2023/06

    Part of the experience for us was meeting fb friends from a cooking group. We all liked the food and beverage choices. I am new to Richmond and I expect to go back.

  54. Janet Cole 2023/06

    Dot’s is a gem of the North side! Food and service are outstanding!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  55. Sugerplum 2023/06

    We came to celebrate a birthday brunch and food was spectacular as always. The salmon with egg and hollandaise was delicious and I had the club with spicy red potato salad which is now my go to side item when visiting Dots! Thanks for remaining one of my favorite brunch/lunch spots in Richmond.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    The Club Sandwich, Cookies & Ice Cream, Reuben, Home Fries, Potato Salad

  56. Christopher S 2023/06

    My son and I stopped by Dot’s as I was visiting this particular part of Richmond and this was the closest restaurant to me. I had no idea Dot’s was featured on the food network a while back but was pleasantly surprised. This locale has an interesting story and I encourage anyone visiting to read up on it before or while dining. Loved the older WW2 era photos!

    Our waitress (Danielle) was very pleasant. As this was my first time here, I asked her for a burger recommendation (they all sounded good). She suggested the Ultimate burger while my son got The Club.

    The food took about 15-20 minutes as there were several seated customers ahead of us. When the food arrived, the burger looked good but the fries (potato chunks) were overcooked. The burger (smash burger, yum,) was good, cooked as I asked. My son’s club look really good to which commented after eating all of it that it had a good flavor.

    I mentioned to our waitress about the fries to which she apologized, stating she would notify the kitchen

    All in all, I feel like Dot’s is a five-star location because of the history and TV publicity but I was disappointed by the fries (potato chunks). The kitchen allowing that food to be served to a customer was concerning.

    Considering how everything else was good, I will definitely return another time and recommend to friends.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  57. Barrett Hycner 2023/06

    Had great food and a great experience!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  58. Peter Olson 2023/06

    A Richmond classic. The black bean corn cakes are my go to.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes, Sailor

  59. Linda Sedillo 2023/06

    Always a good idea for brunch. My favorite is spinach, tomato and feta omelette. Great paired with a Bloody Mary! 😏
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  60. Lauren Knowles 2023/06

    It’s been around forever but I’d never been. I like the vibe. It’s chill. And our server was very nice. The food is good and there’s lots of fun stuff on the walls to look at. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Every Richmonder should go at least once.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Soup

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  61. David Hartley 2023/06

    Great food, great portions. Atmosphere is fun. Looks kind of like a dive, but it’s a great dive.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 3

  62. Niki DeSantis 2023/05

    Really enjoy the food options, and this time of year (spring), outdoor seating with both the patio and deck. Always a great place to meet up for a meal or a drink
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  63. Frank Goley 2023/05

    Great spot. True Richmond landmark. Great food. Nothing fancy, just quality ingredients and great service. The Tuna Melt is awesome. Mostly tuna, little filler. The spicy potato salad is a great side accompaniment. Nice outside covered patio and great atmosphere inside with a good size bar. Enjoy!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  64. Lise Johnson 2023/05

    The food was delicious. I went with a group from work at lunch time. We had a really good experience!
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  65. Christine 2023/05

    Delicious brunch! It was my first time, and I will definitely be back!

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  66. John Duke 2023/05

    I always enjoy going to Dots. It has a nice vibe and the patio is a pleasant place to sit and watch street activity. Food portions are large and the selection is wide. Last time I was in I tried the black bean corn cakes and they were excellent. I want to try to find a recipe to make them at home. There’s a good mix of vegetarian and meat dishes, as well as some gluten-free options. The servers are friendly and efficient. Street parking can be a little dicey and access is difficult for the mobility impaired.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes

  67. T. Aisha Francis 2023/05

    Food was very good, great portion sizes, very cozy, attentive wait staff, mimosa was awesome. I loved the home fries, waffles and bacon. My daughter, son and granddaughter absolutely loved the pancakes. Hubby had the Richmond special and ate ALL his food. We didn’t use the restroom so I can’t say how that was but my only issue was its so COZY you can touch your neighbor. Next time we’ll try the outdoor patio because we will be back the food was too good not to return even if we have to touch our neighbors.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Parking
    Street parking
    Kid-friendliness
    Basic kids menu, it wasn’t easy to locate, they had to point it out.

  68. Norma Ward 2023/05

    Food is good service was great and atmosphere was wonderful
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  69. Vicci Varner 2023/05

    Had a delicious BLT sandwich. Service was prompt and friendly.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  70. Shaquille Arias 2023/04

    Dive bar with warm outdoor seating. Whats not to like?
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  71. Neil Christian 2023/04

    Started to try the Tuesday Meatloaf for lunch but opted for the delicious club sandwich. A good choice, will try the meatloaf on my next visit. Service and food very good! Thanks
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  72. Andy Morris 2023/04

    First time in and we were not disappointed. Looks to be a neighborhood fave. Colorado omelet with gents hit the spot. Complete with a biscuit that was extra good.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  73. Churchill Gibson 2023/04

    Great salad!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Salad

  74. Teresa Huggins 2023/04

    I ordered 5 sandwiches. The Ruben I ordered was no Ruben. No sauerkraut no cheese, it was disappointing. The onion rings were underwhelming. The blue cheese burger was burned on the outside but medium well inside. I ordered well done. No taste on the onion rings. The batter needs more seasoning. The vegetarian burger really was not tasty.
    The service was great. Nice atmosphere. I really wanted to like this place, but the food was lacking. You can get in with a wheelchair, but the place is narrow, so getting a wheelchair in to table would be challenging.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $50–100

  75. Michael Boothby 2023/04

    Went for a solo brunch today and sat on the patio Got the Oyster Benedict and a Chocolate Chip Pancake. Both were amazing, and the service was great!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  76. Travis Cramer 2023/04

    Service was top notch, our server was very attentive. Music on patio was a tad loud, hard to hear the person in front of you. Food prices were steeper than expected. Overall good first time
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  77. David Poiles 2023/04

    Great food and atmosphere. The service was top notch!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    The Club Sandwich, Salad

  78. Al Sanderson 2023/04

    A definite place to stop for a meal anytime of the day!! The food and service is always on spot 👍👍👍delicious
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Meatloaf, Ultimate Burger, Home Fries

  79. Michael Collins 2023/03

    Very crowded (they’re popular), but a great mimosa. 👍some of the best sausage gravy around, too.
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  80. Sun Yi 2023/03

    we love the staff here. it’s our go to neighborhood brunch spot!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  81. Billie Payne 2023/03

    Great place.
    Service
    Dine in…

  82. Earl Flournoy 2023/03

    So good
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  83. Lisa S. 2023/03

    Positive vibes and great diner food!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes, Home Fries

  84. Ken Hammond 2023/03

    Great service by Savannah who made a great recommendation… loved the atmosphere and my black and blue burger! Yumsville!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Recommended dishes
    Ultimate Burger

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  85. Teddy Force 2023/03

    This was the worst breakfast I’ve had in Richmond. The food was sitting in grease, tasteless, and service was overly slow. To be fair, the Smithfield county ham Benedict and pancakes were tasty. The breakfast potatoes, as good as they look were very greasy and completely tasteless. The omelet was somehow stiff with cheese being confined to one corner and not properly melted. Lastly, the toast was bread – not toasted.

    To top it off, tinged homophobia, while not entirely unexpected, is still disappointing nonetheless.

    Wholeheartedly would not write a poor review unless I truly had a poor experience. If you choose to dine, I hope yours will be better!

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  86. Kevin Harris 2023/03

    Found this place from Diners, drive-ins, and dives! It was a wonderful experience! Very good food, wonderful service, and a fun atmosphere! Very glad we made the trip and hope to return!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  87. Sandra Blake 2023/03

    Such a great stop when we’re in Richmond. Everything on the menu is such comfort food. Even our picky eaters find something they love. Not sure we’ve ever brought home leftovers. 🤤 …

  88. Scott Mitchell 2023/03

    Dots Back In is consistently great. We went for lunch and I got the special -Swordfish Sandwich, blackened with Collard Greens on the side. Everything was very good. Always is. It’s been around for quite a while. Great atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    The Club Sandwich, Sailor, Chili, Ultimate Burger, Corned Beef Hash, Home Fries

  89. Carlos Longo 2023/03

    Great food, great atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Ultimate Burger

  90. B H 2023/03

    food was good, great variety of beers, service was adequate.
    Food: 4
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  91. C.Michael Kerwin 2023/03

    The food at Dots Back Inn is excellent. The service is is great and the varieties of items available is substantial. It’s a great place to have lunch with friends. This is one of Richmond’s long time great places to eat.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking options
    Free street parking

  92. David Scorca 2023/03

    Not your five star restaurant… but if you want a ten star diner, this is the place. I’ve never been disappointed with the food and the service is superior to any diner I’ve visited. Everyone working here knows the food and can recommend and describe everything they make.

    The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The service is prompt and always, surprisingly, comes with a very warm, friendly mood.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Cookies & Ice Cream, Reuben, Soup, Smithfield, Ultimate Burger, Falafel Gyro, Corned Beef Hash, Potato Salad

  93. Amy G 2023/03

    Love this spot! Down to earth, broad menu that tastes like homemade goodness. Was also featured on Diners Dine ins and Drives twice! Don’t pass up on this place!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  94. Scott Clarke 2023/02

    Love this place! Enjoyed sitting on the enclosed porch! The sailor and the Nachos were awesome!

  95. W Grimey 2023/02

    Almost every menu has a different price for the same item.
    The Rasta burger price went from $7 to $15!
    Ridiculously expensive!

  96. Shawn White 2023/02

    Meatloaf Monday! Such a great staple of the RVA culture. Just do it. Check out the night specials on Social media. Great bar and friendly staff!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Meatloaf

  97. Tykisha Booker 2023/02

    I’m giving them 10!!!!!!!
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    And I don’t do this!!!!

    But they deserve it…. it’s so special here

    I ordered the club salad…it came with so much meat… I needed more salad!!!!!! Definitely worth the money & The time!!!!! And parking isn’t bad!!!!!
    I also had a cup of soup and a cocktail.

    The bartender Sarah and server Georgia was super sweet!!!!! I’m talking southern hospitality 💗💗💗

    Put this on your list of places to come…. it’s definitely a “hidden gem”
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  98. Cheryl Payne 2023/02

    I was there for brunch and my oysters Benedict were outstanding. Service was attentive but not over solicitous and obtrusive. Since this is a small local spot noise level uncomfortable for my senior ears.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  99. 17boyz Production 2023/02

    Bernard great guy

  100. Jack Chandler 2023/01

    Great food! Bloody Mary’s are amazing at Dots! Oyster eggs Benedict special was fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  101. Melissa M Goodill 2023/01

    What a great little place. Busy when we arrived. Waited about 10 minutes for a table. Food was very good. Will definitely return.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  102. Isaiah F 2023/01

    I was taking a quick stop to eat off I-95, so I quickly looked up some nearby restaurants and found this place. It has a nice atmosphere, looks great from the inside. I ordered the Cajun burger, which was alright, but not amazing. Our waitress didn’t catch us calling her down sometimes, even when she would walk by with her hands free, so that’s a minus. Overall though, Not a bad place to walk in and eat.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Home Fries

  103. Patti Brusoski 2023/01

    Great burger
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  104. Andrew Banker 2023/01

    Delicious food and drinks, friendly staff. Weekend brunch menu is great and the rotating daily menu has numerous tasty options. Plus the biscuits and gravy are so good, my girlfriend won’t order them from anywhere else anymore.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  105. Gumbee 2022/12

    Service was bad even though the place was basically empty.
    Our server Savanah was unhelpful with the menu item’s and hard to get a hold of when we needed something. Food was mediocre at best. Will not return
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  106. Tricia Carson 2022/12

    Smithfield Benedict was delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Not sure
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  107. John Krug 2022/12

    Everyone knows that Dots is excellent. 20 years ago it was a well kept secret. Lots of items to choose off the menu

  108. Ivy Luong 2022/12

    I arrived for take out and stood at the entrance for 10 minutes with staff pushing past me but no one greeted me or asked what I needed. There was a decent amount of food for the price, but the flavor was lacking.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  109. Niurka Espinola 2022/12

    Great food, small out there area is always full. Eating inside is crowded, so if you are avoiding crowds don’t eat inside. Order and take out.
    We risked it, because they have incredible food. (We are both vaccinated), staff wears masks, keep distance and are still friendly and thoughtful.
    Order their momosa, you won’t be dissapointed, no champagne glass, just a huge ice tea cup, excellent. I can’t reccomend a one thing, as everything we ordered was excellent.

  110. Kerstie Ortolano-Collins 2022/12

    This place was fantastic! Had a great atmosphere & the food was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed it so much. The spicy potato salad was my favorite. Next time we are in town we’ll definitely be back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10

  111. Richard Harris 2022/11

    Had a late lunch. Service was good, food was good.

  112. Micah Flynn 2022/11

    Food was very delicious ! And waitress was very nice and helpful!

  113. Lynzie 2022/11

    OMG, run don’t walk to get some incredibly food at Dots Back Inn. Small little neighborhood bar/restaurant with big flavor. The reuben is packed with corn beef and flavor to spare. The pasta with garlic sauce, peas and asparagus is bursting with 3 different types of mushrooms. So, so good. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and made you feel right at home. Prices very reasonable.

  114. Patrick Irby 2022/11

    Still great. More outdoor seating now
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Black Bean Corn Cakes, The Club Sandwich
    Parking
    Residential/Commercial area..parking is limited

  115. Michael Hedden 2022/11

    Dot’s Back Inn is a great local restaurant with delicious food and great service. Last weekend I had the Buffalo chicken sandwich and it was very good and I ate every bite.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Parking
    I’ve always been able to find parking on the street at Dot’s, but sometimes it is easier than others. There is no parking lot. Only “on-street” parking.

  116. Irma Zimmer 2022/11

    I ordered the spaghetti and it was good but the portion should’ve been a little bigger for the price. I also ordered a salad and it was good but also the portion should’ve been a little bigger for the price. Next time I will give it a try inside the restaurant.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  117. William “Spencer” Mason 2022/11

    Lunch with mom was great. HUGE selection yet we both chose soup and sandwiche

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  118. Jeffrey Tuck 2022/10

    Great burgers

  119. Karen Kruebbe 2022/10

    Awesome food and friendly staff
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  120. Nelson Kahle 2022/10

    First time at this legendary RVA eatery!!! Had the Breakfast Club sandwich with TOTS….excellent…..

    Dining companions both had the Fried Catfish Po-Boy, with a sweet potato….. they were thrilled….

    Excellent, friendly service…..

    Reasonable pricing…..

    I’ll be back!!!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  121. o White 2022/10

    Always good food and great service

  122. Stanley Michael 2022/10

    I am from Harrisonburg, was in Richmond to work. Two weeks ago, tried the Cheeseburger, was great, this past weekend I ordered the Cajun butger. Incredible
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  123. Mary Dugie 2022/10

    Great food, wait wasnt too long to get seated. Parking was most difficult. Empanadas were amazing.

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  124. Mihir Shroff 2022/10

    Great restaurant. Really good food for what I ordered. Only thing is that my burger feel apart while eating it. It was still amazing and I’ll definitely be coming back. Try the nachos….they are insane!

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  125. Elizabeth Stelling 2022/10

    Excellent comfort food in Richmond. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups. The specials menu is seasonal. Appetizers if you just want a bite and a drink. I had the blue cheese burger cooked to order. My friend had the chicken MacArther which was chicken strips, artichokes, onions, and feta cheese over pasta which was superb. There was way too much to eat in one sitting but we took it home for another meal. The staff was attentive and friendly. We’ll definitely be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

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  126. Nick Fisher 2022/09

    Always tasty

  127. Jerald Smith 2022/09

    Stopped in with my kids and their friend to grab some ice cream after a couple hours at the park. My first time there but will be back for a more adult experience.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  128. Beverley Bryant 2022/09

    Hamburger was absolutely delicious!!!
    They were busy. Service slow …so many places are short-handed. I WILL go back. Porch dining nice. Inside very, very noisy.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  129. Laura Whitlock 2022/09

    Great food and atmosphere

  130. Juanita Woodson 2022/08

    Excellent food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    Great vegetarian options on the menu.

  131. Thomas Clements 2022/08

    Great burgers!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch

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  132. pontiville 2022/08

    I’ve never had a bad meal at Dot’s. I’ve been coming here for over 30 years. We’re very lucky to have it in Bellevue.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  133. Sunshine Wicks 2022/08

    Gave this place 2 trys because its right down the street and i just really wanted to like it. I have to be honest i am quite disappointed. The first time i ordered a simple breakfast sandwich, an egg and cheese on a bagel (scrambled eggs) with home fries. The eggs came out goopy and the potatoes were soggy. The second attempt i figured i would try their lunch. I ordered the falafel gyro, it was dry with no toppings and barely an taziki sauce, but the service this time was just awful. Our waitress checked on us a total of 2 times, once to greet us, another to take our orders. We had to ask another employee to get our checks because she just never came back

  134. Dave Hudson 2022/08

    Excellent salmon scalloped potatoes and greens

  135. Paul Hinton 2022/08

    AUGUST AND STAFF AND THE OWNER: TRULY MY FAVORITE ATMOSPHERE OF GENTLE COMFORT AND SPLENDID FOOD AND DRINK. THANK YOU ALL. PAUL HINTON

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  136. Clint Rose 2022/08

    Great neighborhood restaurant. Something for everyone at affordable prices. After 5 check special board. Best fried oysters around. Full meals, sandwiches, salads, dessert- they have it all

  137. Judith Duarte 2022/08

    Always a favorite place. It was raining but we were quite comfortable on the covered patio. I had a larmb gyro & fries. My friend had the cold plate with Tuna salad, potato salad & cole slaw. Both were delicious & we each took some home for later.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Vegetarian options
    Their black bean corn cake is scrumptious & I often order it as an entree. Their salads are all fresh & delicious.

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  138. Chad Bingman 2022/07

    Absolutely phenomenal every single time. Their pork chops and deserts were amazing.

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  139. Neil 2022/06

    Good food and vegetarian options
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  140. Theresa Roth 2022/06

    Best food ever. Service was Fantastic
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  141. Bobby A 2022/06

    Great food. Great atomshere. I got delicious Reuben sandwich. Salad was good too. Eggs Benedict great. Nice find. Excellent service and very busy.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  142. Find My Food Stu 2022/06

    Can’t believe I almost missed this place. It was my very last stop in Richmond as we were leaving town and immediately jumped into my list of favorite brunch spots here. It’s a diner feel, but much better than an ordinary diner. They usually have some specials (like the tacos with sunny side up eggs) that are definitely worth trying in addition to all the regular items. Staff was fantastic too.
    Meal type
    Brunch

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  143. Andy Marr 2022/06

    Always fantastic and reliable food & service here. We went at 3pm on a Saturday and it was packed!

  144. Wayne Davis 2022/05

    I only come for the black and blue burger.

  145. Karen Wesley-Thornhill 2022/05

    Excellent food and service
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  146. Holly Hughitt 2022/05

    Great food, great service.

  147. J L 2022/05

    One of my favorite local diners… great sandwiches… my wife keeps ordering the oysters…
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  148. Jasmine Clark 2022/05

    My new fav Diner. Reminds me of the diner on Seinfeld. Food is affordable and fresh delicious and service is prompt. Guy fierri had it right!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  149. Tolson Musick 2022/05

    Places in Richmond like this, especially Short Pump or some new development, don’t have Dots charm and feel of old days. This is a local dive, in all the correct and fun ways it should be. Never a disappointment, and a repeat destination for bar food with unmatched quality.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  150. Leslie Wise 2022/04

    Food great. Cool place.

  151. Joshua Holder 2022/04

    Love, love, love this place! Great food and staff!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  152. Ann Goodson 2022/04

    Could not enjoy,because NO ONE showed up to work the day I went for lunch

  153. Orange Netic 2022/04

    Lovely place to dine in and eat delicious food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  154. Chris Casey 2022/04

    Saw this place in DDD and since we were in Richmond for a soccer tournament we had to go. My wife and I with 3 boys who are 16 years old. Really cool place with a friendly staff. Everyone enjoyed their food. Wasn’t really hungry so I got the black bean corn cakes. They were great and would go back just for that. One kid had pasta, the other bbq and my wife and the other kid had burgers. All said the food was great and they would definitely go back again. Check them out
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  155. David Keppel 2022/04

    Super fresh. Great place to eat. I’m not a huge fan of breakfast or brunch as a general rule, but the food here was the exception. Really great food all around.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  156. Michael Metcalf 2022/04

    Always Great and good food alsome drinks
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $30–50

  157. Kyle Rodgers 2022/04

    A long-time favorite of my parents, this place is always delicious. Simple dishes with their special flare at a local spot that has fed Bellvue and Richmond for a very long while. A must try!

  158. Lea Lambdin-Ringle 2022/04

    I would say food is good, however I didn’t receive butter or syrup for my pancakes for over a half hour. And had to ask twice for my side of bacon. Also out about a half hour after the pancakes arrived. So pancakes were dry at first with no syrup or butter, then completely cold by the time my entire meal showed up. Completely underwhelmed!

  159. Jeremy Morris 2022/03

    Always top notch

  160. Linda Sutton 2022/03

    Food is very very good.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  161. Kenny Crowe 2022/03

    Always great food and service!

  162. MaryBeth Fuhrman 2022/03

    Great burgers. Always worth a visit.Love the atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  163. Stacey Cole 2022/03

    Fabulous atmosphere, great friendly service and fantastic affordable food. Can’t wait to go back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  164. Bunnie Pinkston 2022/03

    Nice easy laid-back place to have any meal. I had dinner with a friend. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  165. Cynthia Krill 2022/03

    Cute little place for good food. I had the club sandwich….delicious! Hand cut potato wedges with it. Friendly and attentive staff. If I’m in the area again , I will stop back in.

  166. Nancy Lewis 2022/03

    Another great dinner on the deck at Dot’s Back Inn this evening. FRESH salad, the Smithfield Chicken was delicious (and enough for 2 meals). Hubs enjoyed grilled BBQ loin chops with fresh apple slaw and collards. Service on point.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  167. Simon Glossop 2022/02

    My view. Best burgers in Richmond, also good price
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes

  168. Philip Shea 2022/02

    Great food (blue cheese burger for me) and attentive service.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  169. Loren Small 2022/02

    A great diner-style lunch with a fun cross-section of locals and regulars who obviously love this place. Skip the chains, find fun local places to eat as you travel!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

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  170. Jamia Crockett 2022/02

    The best blue cheese burger ever…I even added bacon! Delicious!

  171. John Massad, Jr 2022/01

    Good food drinks and service
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  172. Greg Epps 2022/01

    Get the Rosenburger. So delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Parking
    Street parking!

  173. Victoria Walsh 2022/01

    Fantastic food. The real star isn’t the menu, but the special board. Good service and food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Curbside pickup: No

  174. Michele Lisbon 2022/01

    Always so delicious! Everything is made with the best ingredients and from scratch. Tonight’s special of fried brussel sprouts with sweet chili needs to be a permanent item! I don’t like Brussels and they were to die for! My husband and his family have been coming here forever but we haven’t been since his grandfather passed away (RIP Frank Marrin). Tonight was our first time back in a while and it was just as amazing as the first time we ever came.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking
    There’s no parking lot so you have to park in the street. If there’s none on MacArthur, you can just go to the street perpendicularly behind MacArthur.
    Kid-friendliness
    Kids menu was priced great and had perfect options!

  175. TheLeakingGenius 2022/01

    Had only come here to have the black bean corn cakes over the years once in a while which are great. Finally got a little crazy and tried something new, the oyster po boy. This sandwich was as good as any po boy I’ve had in New Orleans! Was pleasantly surprised, the tots were perfectly crispy too and washed it down with a tasty root beer. Friend I came with got a burger which looked delicious and cooked medium rare so I was a bit jealous even though my sandwich was great. Will have to come back for a burger next time. Server was friendly and food came out fast!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Parking
    Parking out front

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  176. Jamie Hall 2022/01

    Dinner was delicious! Loved it!

  177. Elliott Shelton 2022/01

    Get some pancakes, get some andouille, get some eggs, and coffee, YOU’LL BE VERY HAPPY. Great service!

  178. Katheryn Vondersmith 2022/01

    One of my favorite spots in Richmond. It’s timeless, delicious and affordable.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

  179. Jennifer Inge 2022/01

    The food was excellent!! And the staff was awesome. I highly recommend going!

  180. Susan Yowell 2022/01

    Fantastic food and drinks, friendly service. If there’s a bit of a wait on a busy day, know that it’s worth it! Can’t wait to go back!😍💖
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  181. Andrea Hanvey 2022/01

    Been dying to try this place and it was so worth it! Went for brunch and got the Oysters Benny and greek pizza appetizer on pita bread. Place was packed and vibrant atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

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  182. Renee Moore 2021/12

    Great food, nice and solid. Mase me welcomed .
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  183. JP Winner 2021/12

    Had a good time with old colleagues. Good was good for all 3 of us …no complaints at all.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  184. Robert Nitti 2021/12

    Stopped here while in town on business. Did not disappoint. Classic old school diner feel. Friendly staff. I had the blue cheese burger. Excellent flavor. Might be a blend of veal in there.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  185. K Bradbury 2021/12

    Great food and service!! Great fun!

  186. A G 2021/12

    Quaint little place. Food was good. Really want to try their brunch
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  187. Bob Spangler 2021/12

    Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Our first time there and just by chance. We will be back.

  188. Graham Richardson 2021/12

    Ate lunch there this afternoon and received the most inattentive and rude service I have ever received and this is not the first time I have felt this way while dining here. Today though took the cake. I’m not sure what was up with our server but even the simplest requests seemed like the biggest inconvenience to her. When my party of 7 had been sitting there for well over 20 minutes without the opportunity to order food don’t be surprised that we might want another beverage, asked for hot sauce, she essentially returned and threw the packets at us, I could go on and on. I wish I had caught her name but she appeared to be pregnant.
    I have always enjoyed the food but there are way to many comparable options in this city to give this place any future business.
    Just because they’ve been in business forever doesn’t give the employees the right to be so rude.

  189. Amie Sowell 2021/12

    Service was excellent. Enjoyed the patio dinning option. I had the Mediterranean pie.It’s actually a appetizer. Was a wonderful filled pita filled with feta and tomatoes. Fresh and delicious. I also had a special on menu the charred pepper stuffed with ricotta and herbs and plated with a avocado sauce. Excellent. Embarrassed to say I split the fried cheesecake with my friend. I can’t wait to return. Definitely a nice atmosphere and hospitality.
    Service
    Dine in

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  190. William Jenkins 2021/11

    Excellent

  191. Thomas Lively 2021/11

    Food was pretty good, it was very, very loud inside!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  192. DJ Robins 2021/11

    Loved this place since I was a kid. Now I share it with my kids and wife and they love it just the same!!!

  193. David Volle 2021/11

    What a fantastic hidden gem! If it wasn’t for Google maps telling us where it was, doubt we ever would have come across it. Pancakes were fantastic, definitely a must get.

    We will absolutely be back there.

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  194. darryl smith 2021/11

    Great neighborhood place.

  195. S. Stretch Matthew 2021/11

    Great lil 💎, off the beaten path, but worth the trip. …

  196. Michael Lampros 2021/11

    Always good food, friendly service and cold beer.
    I’m always happy when I leave.

  197. Nichole Schoolcraft 2021/11

    I called to place a carry out order and was on hold more than 5 minutes so I went to location to place order and again stood there for more than 5 minutes and still was not able to place my order. They were busy yes but only seating half capacity. Can’t imagine when it’s full capacity what the service would be like. Unfortunately couldn’t tell you if food is any good cause I didn’t get any.

  198. Sabrina Eggink 2021/10

    Very dissatisfied the kitchen didnot get my order right. It was pretty simple, it was breakfast. I ate their mistake.😞 …

  199. Jeffrey Pigott 2021/10

    A great little place… nice service and delicious fried oysters (Po’Boy)… burgers were great!

  200. david Rozo 2021/10

    Dots back inn is a pretty comfortable, cozy, and delicious place in the north side of richmond. It’s neighborhood atmosphere really captures the charm and the craft of this food. From the hand cut fries to the delicious sandwiches and burgers. Dots back inn feels warm all through out and your visit here will be a pleasant one. I can’t wait to come back and try something else maybe even sit at their great bar. I’ll catch you guys next time #rvaeats #overtheriverreviews

  201. Brian Brooks 2021/10

    All the food is awesome !

  202. Vikki Gaines 2021/10

    The greeter seemed flustered and burdened by our arrival at 8pm. She began to tell us it would be 35 min before we could be seated, then she said the kitchen closed at 9pm if we were willing to wait. We didn’t mind the wait, but her tone and overall disposition left an uneasy feeling. I rarely have the opportunity to go out, and when I do, this is not the type of experience I want to have. Luckily, our bay opened up at Top Golf, and we were able to have a wonderful experience there instead.

  203. Tom Carrico 2021/09

    Great lunch and friendly, efficient service
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  204. Allen Bean 2021/09

    Generous portions, well prepared food, friendly service.

  205. Pat Vitsky 2021/09

    Lovely staff, laid-back atmosphere, not one bad thing on the menu!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  206. Claire Gudewich 2021/09

    Always make a point to stop here when driving past Richmond. Food is always good and the service is awesome. Can’t go wrong with the specials!

  207. Ethan 2021/09

    This is the best place in the world

  208. Cindy Crowder 2021/09

    The hostess cleaned off tables and took coffee cups off tables and never washed her hands and put together a napkin and picked up a fork by the tines and the knife by the blade and wrapped them in a napkin. He continues to pull up her pants and plays with her hair and does t he same thing with wrapping silverware. The food was very good but that makes me wonder what goes on in the kitchen.

  209. Kathy Parrish 2021/09

    No where near as good as I expected from what I had heard. The food was cold, and looked like it sat in a window for too long. I ordered over easy eggs and they were cooked hard. The waitress never came back to check on our meal. I was pretty disappointed

  210. Erin Hill 2021/09

    Brunch is always an absolute pleasure at Dots! The waitresses are always friendly and helpful. Food is great, too. There is plenty of outdoor and patio seating. Highly recommend!

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  211. Patricia Rowley 2021/08

    Great service. The food was delish! Will be returning.

  212. Gus Fulleborn 2021/08

    Great lunch and fantastic Elvis dessert. Service was outstanding.

  213. Michelle Clarke 2021/08

    My first time there and the atmosphere was fantastic it was a very enjoyable dinner service was top-notch I thoroughly enjoyed dinner
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  214. Nikki Brown 2021/08

    A nice place in a cute neighborhood. The chicken salad sandwich was very good. The serving size is large.

  215. Rachael Harvey 2021/08

    The chili and burgers are always amazing but today I ordered the elvis pie….it’s to. Die. For. Make sure to save room because it’s literally the best bite I’ve had in a while.!!

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  216. James Wald 2021/08

    Attitude

  217. Robert Day 2021/08

    Good food

  218. Talented Evans 2021/08

    I loved the vibe in this place. The staff was funny. The food was great and the drinks are stiff.

  219. Ian Major 2021/08

    Arrived a bit early on Mother’s Day to pick up food that had been ordered. Simply told them that we had arrived and acknowledged we were a bit early. In response, Cindy rudely yelled that the food was not yet ready and that it was our fault for getting there early. She angrily turned her back away on a customer and huffed away.

    Cindys are what make people not come back to a business. Dot would be ashamed. Thanks Cindy.

  220. Russ Jones 2021/08

    Large portions and great food. My first time going and I will go back.

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  221. Mike Cook 2021/07

    Hole in the wall place that has terrific food. Has been a great experience every time I come to Richmond. Highly recommend.

  222. Alex Gillaspie 2021/07

    Burger tasted like I made it myself at home. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Nice crispy bacon and a well toasted bun. Yum!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  223. melissa christian 2021/07

    Mediocre and loud

  224. Barry Simmons 2021/07

    Delicious food; great service.

  225. Brian Corbett 2021/07

    food was good, Ruth at the bar was fantastic!

  226. Cassandra Sims 2021/07

    Good food. Good people. Great local business to stop at when you are close by!

  227. Kaylynn Grady 2021/06

    The food was okay. The service was great but none of the cooking staff ware gloves and watch one of the garnish guys walk to the back and touch a door twice and never washed his hands.

  228. Precious Jones 2021/06

    The food was DELICIOUS!!!!! I ordered French toast, a 3 egg omelet, sausage and apples. Everything was GREAT!! The French toast were cooked PERFECTLY and the flavor was nice. The omelet had a good amount of veggies (that I added) and cheese. The apples were cut not canned.. Fresh food. Overall great experience. I will make this my “go to” for breakfast take out..

  229. alonzo dent 2021/06

    The food was great and the service was even better

  230. Janet Woods 2021/06

    This was a super place about 6 years ago. I was excited to go back. I wondered if my memory was on the decline.

  231. Don Gantt 2021/06

    Great neighborhood restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a cold beer this is an iconic spot. Awesome staff

  232. Sherree Carter 2021/05

    Love this place and staff and very clean and Food and Drinks are wonderful 🍹🍷🍔🥪🥗🍻🍽️ +🍪 Cookies the Best 🍪⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍 , A Great place to Meet up with your Friends 👥 Family 😁 …

  233. Ed C. 2021/05

    Great food and service, lively atmosphere. Not fancy just done well. Decent beer list.

  234. Ruth Ann Bates 2021/05

    The food was good, as was the service. The only negative is the prices have gone up on some items, but the menu doesn’t reflect the increases. I understand that circumstances may justify an increase, but someone needs to mark those on the menus.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  235. Bobby Lyon 2021/05

    Ooh La La that’s some Inn. Dot’s is so Richmond it’s Worldly. Oops to be continued…

  236. Scott Richards 2021/05

    Great atmosphere, we ate outside, but the food was passable.

  237. Pamela Stinson 2021/04

    Always great experience!
    Service
    Dine in…

  238. Trey Robertson 2021/04

    Awesome spot is a great part of town!! Food fantastic!!!

  239. Christopher Anderson 2021/04

    Cool place. Relaxed feel to it. Broad menu, overall decent place.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  240. Jay Siddons 2021/04

    Great food, eat in or out on patio, wonderful staff, Ruben was good as was tuna melt

  241. James Catlett 2021/04

    Great spot. Kitchen does take approx. 30 + minutes for the food, but they let you know that up front. It’s a small kitchen and they are busy. It is worth the wait though. Food comes out piping hot and cooked perfectly each time. The hand cut fries are the bomb.

  242. Proetida 2021/04

    This is a great place for brunch/lunch. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and I really liked the unique atmosphere.

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  243. vanessa roehm 2021/04

    One of my favorite RVA restaurants! Everything is so good!

  244. Robson Bassett 2021/04

    Huge portions, great beer selection, and “secret” game changer – tots for your side. Buffalo chicken sandwich – or on salad – and the adult grilled cheese will always please.

  245. Brittany Lopes 2021/04

    Cindy is amazing. She makes every brunch a wonderful and pleasant experience! We come back each week for her. She makes amazing drinks and she is so attentive. We love her.

  246. Krystal Case 2021/04

    I’ve had this place saved on my places to go on Google Maps for over a year after Google recommended it to me, and I finally made it. Late one night about a year ago I almost made it, but would’ve had to park nearly 5 blocks away, so I knew it must be great. Todays breakfast was quite a feat for me (living an hour away). I had an omelette with cheddar, chili & jalapeno with tots and my fiance had eggs, bacon & home fries. Sure, it sounds simple, but it was fantastic, and it was a difficult decision not to pick some of the more complex menu items. Our waitress, Cindy, was also wonderful, and told us about the weekend brunch menu. I can’t wait to go back for lunch, dinner and brunch!

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  247. Frederick Ellen 2021/03

    Great little place to eat lunch and dinner!

  248. Vernon Austin 2021/03

    Every time I’ve been to dots back in it’s always really first class and considering the covid mess. They are set up so you can either dine inside or dine on the outdoor patio I’m glad to see they seem to be making it congratulations.

  249. Jerri Stone 2021/03

    I had to leave without eating this time. Unfortunately none of the wait staff were wearing masks and maybe two customers. No distancing between the seating inside. No seats available outside. They have great food and I’m sorry I had to leave without eating today but I felt unsafe. I have my vaccine but who knows about all those other unmasked people?

  250. Patrice Rich 2021/03

    My sorority sister and I decided to start having lunch every week and on our 2nd week, selected Dots from an Google search of the best lunch in Richmond. We were not disappointed. Such a nice mature atmosphere and the food was very good. Everything was seasoned perfectly and our server was the best. I had the chicken thigh special plate and Tee had the burger. Her first bite was as good as the last. I don’t like carrots, but they were delicious! We will be back. GREAT JOB 👍👌👍👌.

  251. Michael Anthony 2021/02

    Food is just so-so, service is on the slow side.

  252. Vondell Turlington 2021/02

    Delightful place for brunch. Food was great and we had a good service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  253. Yainkain On Purpose 2021/02

    Dot’s Back In is a cozy room with a sunroom area. Think of it as a casual place to eat comfort food with some friends. As for the food, it was pretty good and a hefty load for the buck, which I liked. Be prepared for the nachos, they play no games at this establishment! However, my friend and I could barely hear ourselves talk because it was noisy. I’d keep coming here, but only during lunch hours instead of dinner hours and to-go instead of dine-in.

  254. Nivette Connors 2021/02

    Hubby had been, but pretty sure I hadn’t. It was really good! We got the Rasta Burger with fries and the Chicken Cordon Bleu with spicy red potato salad. They cook your burgers to order. Outdoor or indoor dining, we chose to sit outside and enjoy the cooler weather. The Rasta had a kick to it that was just the right amount of spice. Can’t wait to try something else next time.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  255. Wren Kincaid 2021/02

    Great food!

  256. Shane Powell 2021/02

    Great food and staff

  257. Joyce Wilkins 2021/02

    This was my first time and I enjoyed it very much. Plan to return.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  258. Lee Dotson 2021/02

    Great service and better food. Rajon Cajon Burger was delicious. We will be back soon.

  259. Nancy Mott 2021/01

    The meal and service were wonderful

  260. richard hamm 2021/01

    First time terrible service. Hostess gave us one menu for two people. Then the waitress came after waiting 5 minutes with a attitude like I slept with her last night. She acted like she did not want to wait on us. Bad vibes we just walked out. Will not come back or recommend to anyone .

  261. T & Hannah Carter 2021/01

    Excellent food, quick, polite service. They handled our party of 10 very well. We all had a great time, young and old. Really good food and not super high prices. Definitely would go back!

  262. Susan Cologne 2021/01

    Delicious as always!

  263. Greg Milefsky 2021/01

    Great burgers!

  264. Brenda Martin 2021/01

    Great food!

  265. Donald “Don” Ricker 2021/01

    Under staffed, created a.long wait
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  266. Nazi BeatzVideos 2021/01

    The food was good.

  267. Ryan 2021/01

    Great service, great food.

  268. Roy Roberts 2021/01

    I lived near Dots for years, and even though I’ve since moved, I always come back. They have some of the best burgers and sandwiches in the City, with wedge fries that are to die for. All nestled in one of the cutest neighborhoods in Richmond.

    If you have room afterwards and it’s after 4-5pm, I also highly recommend Morsels Desertery just a blocks walk away.

  269. Micheal Ross 2020/12

    Food was good service was good . very loud in side everybody talk’s over everybody else but it was fun

  270. Jim Smith 2020/12

    Great burgers

  271. Meredith Clark 2020/12

    Great food! Great service!!

  272. Andrew Guidarelli 2020/12

    Fun atmosphere, fast service, great burgers

  273. Kim Long 2020/12

    Always crowded but worth the wait. Food is always great

  274. Todd Tate 2020/12

    This is a hidden gem!!!tucked back in a neighborhood and not very big,but HUGE on flavor and variety

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  275. Rich German 2020/11

    Great place to check out, filled with nostalgia, fun, personable and accommodating staff / servers and outstanding food.

  276. Julie Krug 2020/11

    The food needs to be improved

  277. Cc Cypher 2020/11

    Blue cheese burger was phenomenal
    Great staff, fast service

  278. Paul Huddleston 2020/11

    That is a busy place. But the food came out. Quick hot and it was great.

  279. Anderson Glasgow 2020/11

    A very popular lunch spot and drinking hangout. The pork chop special was great.

  280. Daryl Byrne 2020/11

    Thanks for a great lunch! Wonderful place to take yourself back in time to traditional diner food!

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  281. Heidi Wendell 2020/11

    Delicious. Scallops were cooked perfect. I had 10. Appetizer s, tuna and bang bang shrimp sauce was delicious. Waitress was very friendly. Very knowledgeable about the menu. All staff wore masks.

  282. Nate Jensen 2020/10

    Great diner

  283. Hilary Wilson 2020/10

    Wonderful breakfast.

  284. William Harriman 2020/10

    Great breakfast spot

  285. Paul Hampton 2020/10

    Good variety and value – great neighborhood place.

  286. Katie Addison 2020/10

    The food is always on point, super well priced, and the specials are always different but well done

  287. David Crawford 2020/10

    High quality food, has the feel of a neighborhood spot but the food is really good, as was the service. Not expensive.

  288. Aurora Pullar 2020/10

    Great atmosphere but mediocre breakfast. Weak coffee, decent Colorado omelet, cold grits. Friendly service.

  289. Faith John 2020/10

    A friend and I were going there for lunch. There was only one other table, but 4 servers plus kitchen staff. No one came to our table to take our order. They just stayed up near the counter and continued to chat.

  290. Diane Pendleton 2020/09

    Food, service, prices, atmosphere all good!

  291. CCI 2020/09

    Best burgers in Richmond in my opinion. Blazing fast food service. Hats off to the cooks!

  292. Cece Heins 2020/09

    Rafael is an OUTSTANDING and awesome chef! I’ve enjoyed many of his creations all to my delight! Not only excellent in his cuisines but additionally a very nice, funny guy. Love Dot’s…love Rafael Treat yourself and you’ll see what I mean. Enjoy 😊🐬👍🏼 …

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  293. Sue Cline 2020/09

    The food at Dots is always delicious, but it’s even better now that they offer patio seating!

    The burgers are outstanding and fries are hand cut taste bombs. Great bar selection and choices.

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  294. Monica Byrom 2020/09

    The food was really good & staff pleasant.

  295. Mike Yeatts 2020/08

    Had a good experience. The menu is huge. Something for everyone. Great catfish poboy.

  296. Shannon Parry 2020/08

    Always delicious!

  297. Stef Kurtz 2020/08

    The food was amazing!

  298. Joey Vasko 2020/08

    Northside Landmark. Great food.

  299. Dave Scarbel 2020/07

    Try the corned beef hash. It’s delicious.

  300. Jonathan Gilmore 2020/07

    Redfish stew was fantastic and the cornbread app with VA ham and honey butter… MMM MMM!!!

  301. Joshua Bennett 2020/07

    Dots Back Inn is a quintessential American diner and well worth a visit. Good vegetarian options and a wide variety of food with a charming ‘hole in the wall’ style setting.

  302. Benjamin Horne 2020/07

    Great little place in Richmond with very delicious and filling menu. The service is swift and reliable.

  303. Maggie V 2020/07

    Wonderful neighborhood gathering place! A hidden gem. Great menu, great food.

  304. Cheryl Timberlake 2020/07

    My new go to for incredible well made food. Fun atmosphere and excellent cocktails.

  305. CNJ Critic 2020/07

    I stopped by this restaurant as I was passing through on a road trip. I had heard good things about it online and on DDD so I had high hopes for lunch takeout. I ordered the Rueben and my girlfriend got the chicken cord en bleu sandwich. When I asked the waitress about the pies that they were known for, she said that the woman who made the pies is no longer there and she didn’t recommend any of their other desserts. She was friendly, hence the 2 stars but the food was very lackluster and the bathrooms were disgusting. The sandwiches were extremely soggy and the Reuben had basic tomato paste instead of Russian dressing which was odd. The chicken on the cord en bleu sandwich was chewy and lacked flavor- could have used a sauce. It was clear that this food has gone very downhill and is cooked and thrown together poorly and carelessly. What a let down.

  306. Matt McGrain 2020/06

    Great service great food in a laid back atmosphere.

  307. Jason Davis 2020/06

    Awesome neighborhood gem !

  308. Todd Landeck 2020/06

    Awesome weekend brunch spot. Been going there 30 years.

  309. Carlos Muniz 2020/06

    Fantastic for a quick bite while driving through Richmond. Wish we could have stayed for more meals!

  310. Liam Carr 2020/06

    Great service and even better food! Please stop by of you’re hungry, you won’t be disappointed!

  311. Dexter Ramey 2020/06

    Safety distancing of patrons get 5 stars. My burger and fries 5 stars. Beverages could be colder

  312. Ka An 2020/06

    We had the rock fish and salmon dishes they were excellent!! They get their fish fresh each day and you can tell it tastes great

  313. Shawn Weaver 2020/05

    Dots has great food, but it’s a little cramped.

  314. Robyn Paxton 2020/05

    It can get pretty loud in here, but the food is great. The french fries are not traditional ones, but more like little wedges. They’re great with a side of tzatziki sauce!

  315. Robert Beard 2020/05

    Cool down home kinda place with good food and friendly prices.

  316. Rob Walters 2020/05

    Never had any thing off the brunch specials board we did not like.

  317. Bennie Good 2020/05

    Wonderful neighborhood Cafe. They were a bit overwhelmed on a Thursday night and didn’t seem like they had enough waitresses.

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  318. MBJ 2020/04

    Great neighborhood spot.

  319. T.Renee Watson Blaylock 2020/04

    Great food and drinks

  320. Brian Aigner 2020/04

    Delicious food and a great group of people!
    -Brian & Richard Aigner

  321. Julia Lambert 2020/04

    Not impressed. Crowded, smelled musty. Not enough help. I felt bad for the waitress. We never ate. Didn’t feel comfortable and left

  322. carrie sebolka 2020/03

    Great service was very considerate to my father-in-laws needs being that he requires a walker to get around

  323. heather dedie 2020/03

    Yummy burgers. Great outdoor seating area. Clean and followed safety measures to make my family feel safe and comfortable.

  324. Ronald Martin 2020/03

    Always good food and friendly staff. Can get crowded and a little loud inside , but has an outdoor climate controlled porch. Very nice.

  325. Jo Bu 2020/03

    Great beverages from the bar!!! So much menu variety. I frequent this spot and can honestly say I am always comforted knowing I can order my favorite staples from the menu or delight in the assorted daily lunch and dinner specials. Desserts abound… their deep fried cheesecake are two chunks of heaven with a scoop of ice cream and whipped cream! #YesPlease

  326. Michael Ponzini 2020/03

    Possibly the most eclectic restaurant in Richmond. The menu is outstanding, but the specials board is outrageous. My wife had the apple & cheddar omlet. I had the breakfast bowl with a bloody Mary. I’m still smiling. Great atmosphere, outstanding food

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  327. Danny Boyd 2020/03

    I’ve never known what heaven might taste like, before this delightful slice of it. #Swoon

  328. Susan Gibbs 2020/03

    What a great find. Food was so good and the service was spot on. Wish I lived closer, I would become a regular

  329. LaLa Dolce 2020/03

    This place was delicious. I had the spinach,feta,tomato omelette with home fries and grits. The Bloody Marys were on point as well. I will most definitely be returning.

  330. Colleen Ripley 2020/02

    It was ok, we only went because of Tripple D. Got my order wrong (they did offer to fix it but I hate sending food back to the kitchen). My husband got a sub and I got an undercooked burger.

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  331. Jeremy Fleming 2020/02

    Food is&always has been amazing! Service was good, not great but she kept up with our demands! Lol😁
    Dots Back Inn is a wonderful, laid back establishment with great food! Enjoy, we did&always do! …

  332. JF Long 2020/01

    Cheese steaks are so good

  333. Teri Fischer 2020/01

    Love their MacArthur chicken dish.

  334. Big Murf 2020/01

    Nice local dinner and good prices on good food.

  335. Elizabeth Pettit 2020/01

    not sure what I would do without Dot’s in my neighborhood. Love their daily specials, their burgers, and their wait staff

  336. Oliver Karam 2020/01

    Delicious burgers, with one of the best patties I’ve had.

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  337. Peter Anthony 2020/01

    Food was fair. Potato hash browns were cold. Cheese in omelette was clumped on and not melted. The coffee had a metallic taste like the coffee machine needs cleaning. The service was very good; server was very friendly. The atmosphere is nostalgic and inviting.

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  338. Kevin Myer 2020/01

    As always, fantastic.

  339. Steve Harrison 2020/01

    Awesome club sandwich. Classic atmosphere.

  340. Nick Hunter 2020/01

    We stopped by to eat here for lunch based on reviews as passing through the state.
    Make sure to check prices when you order because they try to charge you more. Even after we brought it up, they still did not charge us the right price on the menu. We didn’t think their ratings are a true reflection and wanted others to be aware. The cooking oil for the fryer must have been old. The bathroom was not clean and no towels.

  341. Joshua Brown 2019/12

    Excellent food, decor, and service!

  342. Erin Bjacek 2019/12

    All fresh ingredients, fresh fish, always 8-10 daily specials in addition to a large regular menu.

  343. Stuart Hamm 2019/12

    Dots Back Inn is doing at great job at providing top notch customer service and great meals during the COVID-19 quarantine. We’re so lucky to live in a neighborhood with amazing restaurants like Dots Back Inn. If you’re hungry and looking for food be sure to check them out!

  344. John Ghegan 2019/12

    Wide variety of food from the menu. The staff was awesome as well. Definitely will return for the food and enjoy the vibe. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

  345. Shane Wilkinson 2019/12

    Meatloaf Monday’s…..sold

  346. David Wills 2019/12

    One of my “go-to” spot in RVA. Great value

  347. David Dieter 2019/12

    best brunch spot in the Northside area

  348. Nicholas Hassler 2019/12

    Good food at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere although it can be loud inside the restaurant.

  349. Zack Ladd 2019/12

    The falafel was disgusting both in texture and the amount of salt used. Waitress was nice. The fries were good. All 4 of the people at my table with me either didnt like their meal or said it was “eh” at best. I probably wouldn’t return.

  350. Josh Kile 2019/11

    Little noisy. Food good

  351. Amy Gethins Sullivan 2019/11

    Love Dots, great food in a relaxed environment.

  352. Ashby Clore 2019/11

    Amazing service, Awesome Food and Excellent quantity for the price! I love Dots Back Inn!

  353. Thomas Mark 2019/11

    Great neighborhood bar slash restaurant. Food is great and always fresh. Service above par that will never leave you dry if you are a thirsty camel.

  354. david 2019/11

    Had lunch there before was great but breakfast left alot to be desired cold food, under done mushy pancakes and looked like microwave premade bacon. Server was great but won’t be back

  355. Bob Harris 2019/11

    If you like dinner type food, this is the place to go. Their menu has something for everyone. I had a delicious bacon cheese burger and the fried potatoes were the perfect side. Ate outside, service was top notch.

  356. Beth Good 2019/11

    Cozy, great food, friendly staff, very clean.Highly recommend!

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  357. Heath Padrick 2019/11

    Always great!

  358. Pamela Attkisson 2019/11

    Great burger!

  359. Miguel Alvarez 2019/11

    best thing I ever ate!

  360. Katie Campbell 2019/11

    This is my favorite brunch spot in RVA! ✌️😎🤙 Get the omelette!! …

  361. Nick Cipollina 2019/11

    Food was fantastic. Really loved the atmosphere!

  362. Mary Lea West 2019/11

    Great food, love the history of the building, appreciated the wonderful service and food

  363. Laura Bone 2019/11

    I didn’t like the smell of grease all the time. My fried oysters were yummy, however as was the cucumber salad and the home fries!

  364. Jared Grodensky 2019/11

    I hadn’t been here in quite awhile, and I was certainly happy I came back. Prices are very reasonable, service is fast, and the food is great. That spicy potato salad was delicious.

  365. Steven S. Walker 2019/10

    Friggin delicious

  366. Les Jeter 2019/10

    Good lunch selection

  367. Stephanie Gardner 2019/10

    Food is delicious.

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  368. Edmund Hannum 2019/10

    Great diner food, better environment

  369. Sam Wilkinson 2019/10

    Good food, atmosphere, and staff.

  370. John M Haviland 2019/10

    Good burgers and chocolate chess pie was good too.

  371. Blake Taylor 2019/10

    Awesome neighborhood watering hole with very comforting food and atmosphere.

  372. Scott Newby 2019/10

    Great burger & atmosphere – reasonable price great neighborhood place.

  373. vincent gudewich 2019/10

    Great diner atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices.

  374. Pam Morse 2019/10

    Wonderful seating on deck with fresh flowers boxes. Food was fast hot and yummy

  375. Jamie Myer 2019/10

    I was having a bad day, walked in by myself, seemed so local I thought I would be uncomfortable. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Staff was wonderful and the food was really good.

  376. Christine Raiford 2019/10

    my husband and I went there it was really rainy August 5th so we stopped in so we could wait for the rain to pass when we got in there they kind of like was rushing us to order so when we ordered we ordered the oysters fried then we ordered two tuna plates one was blackened and then one was grilled they were supposed to be medium rare they were raw so we sent it back when we send it back and it came back to us it was still raw in the cook dumped a bunch blackened season on my husband’s we also bought two shirts from them we were not pleased with the service nor were we please with the foodit was my first time there and I would not recommend going there so sorry it’s for some people but not for all thank you very much. 🤪🤔

  377. Jenelle Lorah 2019/10

    Friendly staff. Had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated but the wait was worth it. I had the chicken Smithfield over rice, hubby had steak. We were too full for dessert but the choices looked good. Quaint place.

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  378. bernard everett 2019/10

    Really good sandwiches

  379. Gracie Greenwood 2019/10

    It’s So Good.

  380. Johnny Utterback 2019/10

    great neighborhood stop with solid food!

  381. Jeff Williams 2019/10

    Friendly place with awesome food! I love coming here.

  382. Janie Diehl 2019/10

    Burgers are awesome. Sweet potato tots with magical sauce…out of this world. Super friendly staff!

  383. sonya franks 2019/10

    Food is decent but inconsistent. Waitress told us it depends on who is cooking how things are made. Coffee was horrible!

  384. Janine Glasson 2019/10

    Best pancakes I’ve ever had and for my fellow young parents, the porch area is very baby friendly.

  385. Tiffany Rife 2019/10

    A good place for breakfast. Nothing too fancy or expensive. The menu has a decent range of selections. I typically order from the specials. Not a fan of their bacon the last few times I’ve been in- a bit chewy for me but that’s just personal preference.

  386. J Mo 2019/10

    The food was beyond reproach! Actually it was better than that it was great. In a really nice littlepub atmosphere we had excellent fresh fried green tomatoes with aioli sauce, blackened mahi bites for appetizers both of which were tasty tasty! Then we had fried oysters and brussel sprouts with asparagus and garlic bread. Such simple repast tasted wonderful!!! Now here’s something I’m really picky about,from having worked in the restaurant business myself for so long, the place was clean, and comfortable. And what’s more, our service was outstanding. should have taken the time to get her name so that I could give her compliments right here but I failed to do so because I just felt completely at ease and relaxed. Didn’t have to worry about a thing with her taking care of us. Her timing was impeccable and she was friendly without being in your face. She kept everything shipshape and came back to check on us at all the right times. So mix great service with great food and a really cute location and you can’t go wrong! Try Dot’s… You won’t be sorry!!!

  387. James Craven 2019/09

    Nice place

  388. Kerri Dunaway 2019/09

    Loved this place so good!!

  389. Lori Forrest 2019/09

    Wonderful place for anu meal. Great food EVERY TIME!

  390. Jonathan Sisk 2019/09

    Awesome burgers, an impressive selection of tasty menu entrees, and a down-home ambience as far away from the TGIFication of America as you can get.

    Expect to wait for a table regardless of when you arrive. But it’s worth the drive and wait.

    (Originally posted to Yelp 10-12-2015)

  391. Raina Parks 2019/09

    Its cute little cozy place. But definitely not the best burger in town. Busy!! But to me food-wise was not good. Ask for my burger well-done .When I get it had blood in it and I definitely don’t like my Burgers like that. Maybe should have tried something else but the burgers are not good to me.

  392. andrew gness 2019/09

    Rajon Cajun Burger hit dat spot!

  393. Richard Egan 2019/09

    Simple yet delicious.

  394. Maria Hernandez 2019/09

    The eye burger was amazing!!

  395. Chelsea Hover Heidig 2019/09

    Fantastic food and delicious desserts!

  396. Akeem Hatcher 2019/09

    Food was delicious and filling. Staff was great and friendly

  397. Bethany Lewis 2019/09

    Great food, great drink prices, and everyone is always lovely!!!

  398. Trish B 2019/09

    Definitely a local’s spot. They were very welcoming to us outsiders.Nothing fancy in terms of food. A lot to choose from..

  399. Mark Mancil 2019/09

    Love this place. Food and service are always top notch and the prices provide super value. also.good selection of beers. The chocolate pie is one of the best desserts around.

  400. teee 01 2019/09

    We went for Sunday brunch. Cindy was our waitress and she was phenomenal. The service is good. The food is typical diner food. My boyfriend got “Dot’s sandwich” and it was really good.

  401. Emily Chapin 2019/08

    Great brunch! Check out the specials.

  402. kathleen helms 2019/08

    Great food! Elvis pie is so great

  403. beeman loretta 2019/08

    Sunday brunch was good. Be prepared to wait for a table.

  404. Lauren Sauerwald 2019/08

    Overall the service and food were good. But what I really need to know is….WHY was there tomato paste on my Reuben????

  405. Mike Garaffa 2019/08

    One of the better dinner style joints around. If you like Joe’s Inn, you’ll probably enjoy this place as well.

  406. Brett McNamara 2019/08

    One of the best burgers, Cajun, I’ve ever had. Totally worth a trip if you are in the area.

  407. Steve Boschen 2019/08

    This is one of my favorite places to eat good old fashioned, home cooked meals. My favorite is their Sailor sandwich with their spicy homemade potato salad. The best time to go is after 1:00 pm, for lunch and before 6:00 pm for dinner. Dot’s is a small restaurant and it’s very popular for the local folk.

  408. OCRSpartan 2019/08

    A friend and I decided to have dinner here after discussing several options for a good burger. Dots is very casual with an interesting retro feel to the place. I had the Anthony which is a bacon cheese burger with pineapple and jalapenos added. Both of are burgers were good but there are better available in the area in my opinion. The service was very good and we enjoyed the dinner.

  409. Mike Radigan 2019/08

    *,’

  410. Darline Herndon 2019/08

    It is soooooo good!

  411. Nelson Parker 2019/08

    Great food!

  412. Michael Skillingberg 2019/08

    Good Food at a Neighborhood Restaurant

  413. Andrea Byrd 2019/08

    Love this little bar! Great food and drinks at affordable prices.

  414. Connie Vaughan 2019/08

    No frills but the food was good, the music was good and the staff was pleasant. Comfy place to hang out, I’ll be back.

  415. Barrett Benton 2019/08

    If not for a relative, I’d never have found this place. Pub grub, yes, but pub grub *par excellence*, with atmosphere to match. More than reasonably priced to boot. Come thirsty and hungry.

  416. Erik Prime 2019/07

    Cool!

  417. Brian Deacon 2019/07

    Food was amazing!

  418. Tony C 2019/07

    It was good. . . quiche was square?? 🙂

  419. Carl Schluter 2019/07

    Tasty entrees, warm-hearted service!

  420. Adrian Dibley 2019/07

    Great service. Excellent food.

  421. Rivina T 2019/07

    First time here.. Pretty good comfy place. Its pack of people though.

  422. Meg Petrich 2019/07

    Good food and a fun atmosphere. The prices were great as well!

  423. Fire Rose 2019/07

    Great kitchen! Love he decor and the food is home-cooked amazing with a fair price.

  424. Leslie Brown 2019/07

    LOVE this place. The food is always great and the atmosphere is fun. Service is wonderful too.

  425. Mindy Massie 2019/07

    Always yummy!! Best brunch, lunch, dinner and club sandwiches. My husband’s favorite!! And the people could not be nicer!!!

  426. Michael Doyle 2019/07

    Steak and cheese was really good…. amd they had Hamm’s

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  427. gail nance 2019/07

    Awesome as usual !!

  428. Mary Mueller 2019/07

    Always a great place

  429. John Fenlon 2019/07

    Great service and great food

  430. Lady J M. 2019/07

    Always great food! 😍 …

  431. James Riegel 2019/07

    Gets crowded but I love their burgers. Best diner bar in Richmond

  432. Jeff Scott 2019/07

    Classic Old School cafe.. one of the local greats.. fantastic classic food selections.. staff is always pleaseant and attentive!

  433. Frank Garrett 2019/07

    Tuna was excellent. Collard greens some of the best. Love this place!!

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  434. LoriAnn Lavallee 2019/06

    She was digging that pecan pie!

  435. Charles Shade 2019/06

    Love Dot’s. Yum

  436. Mike James 2019/06

    Best burger I’ve ever tasted… OMG…

  437. Neila Gunter 2019/06

    Great food, nutritional meals at reasonable prices. Quaint.

  438. corey winters 2019/06

    Really good food! Always busy! Be prepared

  439. Bill Shepherd 2019/06

    Amazing menu and food is excellent. Neat atmosphere and the service is outstanding. Always a great meal.

  440. Randy Grzelecki 2019/06

    Great food and prices

  441. Michael Benavidez 2019/06

    Great food friendly service

  442. Jeff Kline 2019/06

    Nice little dive, quick service decent prices.

  443. Jill Durand 2019/06

    Great food and beer selections.

  444. Michelle Quezette 2019/06

    Staff was rude. My breakfast was luke warm. My grits were hard. This was my first time at this restaurant and my last time

  445. Leah Whitehouse 2019/06

    Absolutely love Dots. We are lucky enough to have it in our neighborhood so we visit regularly and always find it to be consistently delicious. The dinner specials on the board are my go-to.

  446. Michael Courtney 2019/05

    Great burger!

  447. John Fulwider 2019/05

    Always an awesome meal

  448. Carl Mueller 2019/05

    Always awesome rotating specials menu.

  449. Meredith Reed 2019/05

    Great food and even better company!!!

  450. Tin M. 2019/05

    A local restaurant. Nothing super special but nice place to hang. They have tots on the menu

  451. Gary Sink 2019/05

    The salad was old and wilted, the only good thing in it was the olives and they had pits. The onion rings we’re cold, but I had not order onion rings I ordered potato salad but they still to charged me for the onion rings. I can say we will not be back.

  452. David Van Wagener 2019/05

    We visited this afternoon. My buddy had the Famous Amos Bacon Cheesenurger and pronounced it outstanding, but says to drop the rating a star due to the lack of sweet tea. I had a delicious knockwurst sandwich and would have given 5 stars.

  453. Cory Champagnie 2019/05

    Favorite Breakfast Spot!!!!

    I used to live in the Northside and this place was spitting distance away. I have never had a bad meal there and sometimes my friends and I pop in for brunch just to see what the specials are. Never know when you will have a new favorite.

  454. Janace Grosbach 2019/05

    Good food and good service

  455. Lo Reynolds 2019/05

    The ultimate neighborhood diner. Bustling place with great food.

  456. Michael Hall 2019/05

    Great burgers and onion rings!! Definitely will go back. Awesome atmosphere 👍👍 …

  457. Howard Blankenship 2019/04

    Great food and service

  458. Mike Glass 2019/04

    Old time Richmond at its best

  459. J Box 2019/04

    Good food, service and prices

  460. Jaime Morris 2019/04

    Really good food and great people.

  461. Another Wild Ride 2019/04

    For those who seek top notch diner food, you’ll be quite satisfied.

  462. Anna Smythers-Stitt 2019/04

    Amazing food! Great atmosphere! Wonderful experience! Highly recommended.

  463. Mandy Arnold 2019/04

    So sad that this place has gone downhill. Just ate lunch there and I was so excited to return after a couple of years. Waitress was inattentive and food was covered in salt, so much so that I couldn’t even finish my eggs. I asked if they had black tea, and instead of an answer, I received a Lipton tea bag in some water that had a terrible odor to it. My homefries were room temperature and more onion than potato. Not sure what happened to this place but I won’t be returning.

  464. keith dorband 2019/04

    Disappointed

  465. Mike Kelley 2019/04

    all the money they take in,remodel

  466. GolfCrusade DotCom 2019/04

    Holy cow is was that a great burger! Mushroom and Swiss was on point as were tots and taters. Great atmosphere. Perfect lunch spot

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  467. Shane Kleinpeter 2019/04

    I stopped in here after finding it on a search for a good local place. It’s exactly what I was looking for. This is a local place and serves excellent home made food. I sat at the bar and the staff was friendly and helpful. They had a good sized menu as well as a number of specials on a chalk board.

    I went for one of the specials which were some grilled pork medallions and had sides of stewed green beans and grits. I washed it down with a couple draft beers. The food was just excellent and perfectly cooked.

    It seems like this place really attracts locals of all types. When a local friend heard I was there he said it was a favorite spot. Incidentally the bar was 1/2 full and I was the only one that didn’t order a shot with my beer. I’ll make up for that next time I visit.

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  468. Jessica Knight 2019/03

    Delicious, and great service!!

  469. Lisa Bell 2019/03

    Great food, great little dive, will be back

  470. Ron Page 2019/03

    Great dockside bar and restaurant. The place is a tad on the expensive side, but is worth it for the location.

  471. Jocelyn Licea 2019/03

    Yummy burgers

  472. Chris and Michelle Pitz 2019/03

    Yummy

  473. John Carter 2019/03

    Good dive food.

  474. Robson Lopes 2019/03

    Excellent, highly recommend

  475. Kimberly Eley 2019/03

    The food and atmosphere was great

  476. Allan Moynihan 2019/03

    Retro Eatery Large menu Nice Staff

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  477. Sherry Day 2019/03

    Love the place. Great food awesome prices.

  478. rich walthour 2019/03

    I love this place. My breakfast was fantastic and the staff are very nice. Very busy you may have to wait at the busiest times. But well worth the wait

  479. Josh Adkins 2019/03

    This place has really really good food, and it’s so cool being kinda just tucked away in the middle of a neighborhood. And you would think the prices would be higher but they are very affordable.

  480. Jack-Henry Bush 2019/03

    This place is great for any diner favorites or brunches. Would go here with friends and was a perfect little place to get some good grub at a cheap price. I would highly recommend!

  481. Dennis Winston 2019/03

    Delicious and prices are great

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  482. Katie Long 2019/03

    Solid food-not your average diner – this place is putting out food that others imitate. I had the black & blue burger cooked medium well and it was perfect, the Reuben was not a messy mess, and service was out of this world. Lots of people from the neighborhood hanging out. You can tell the area loves Dots and Dots loves them back.

  483. Matt Opland 2019/02

    Delicious brunch

  484. Angela Loughridge 2019/02

    Great food, but the service is NOT welcoming.

  485. Brian CC 2019/02

    Incredible prices on a wide variety of food! Best burgers in town.

  486. Erica Brawand 2019/02

    Friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. I had my Graduation lunch here and it was amazing!!!

  487. John Travers 2019/02

    Great friendly service and the food was even better! Indoor and outdoor mature gathering place.

  488. Wolfgang Stolte 2019/02

    Super Essen🙂 …

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  489. Bobby Guidry 2019/02

    Delicious!

  490. James Rooke 2019/02

    One of my local favorites. It gets crowded, but worth the wait.

  491. Trey McFerrin 2019/02

    Good local hole in the wall. Burgers and typical diner food.

  492. George Humphrey 2019/02

    Had the Sailor sandwich with cheese grits. It was very good and the the service was good also.

  493. Nick Hamby 2019/02

    Top tier place in a shockingly nice little food district

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  494. Dave Cameron 2019/02

    A must when in Richmond. Terrific homemade food at a great price. It can get noisy, but that just adds to the experience.

  495. Alice H 2019/01

    Unique atmosphere, very loud. Food was good

  496. C. Stanley Morton 2019/01

    Excellent breakfast. Real eggs, tasty grits, superb biscuits.

  497. Raiford Black 2019/01

    Good food, good service!

  498. Hector Reyes 2019/01

    Great food, great service

  499. Amelia Hulth 2019/01

    Homemade comfort food with a modern twist. Local joint.

  500. jimmy Johnson 2019/01

    Food was okay service was okay Oklahoma is okay not the greatest not the worst it was closing time and they were ready to get out

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  501. Tiffany Barnette 2019/01

    Very great Birthday Breakfast. Thank you guys for ur service.

  502. Phil “Philly” Farrell 2019/01

    When I travel I like to find local places, that doesn’t have just normal items. This place is just minutes from either 95 or 64 in Richmond and has it all.

  503. John Chilton 2019/01

    Classic diner. Good food. Fair coffee. Good service. Recommended, especially if you are in the area.

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  504. Margot Geisler 2019/01

    Always great. Wish they would either bring back Legend’s Brown on tap or get a porter on tap. They had a good one not too long ago.

  505. Alan Almond 2019/01

    If you are in the Richmond area you must try this place. It was absolutely outstanding. There was something on the menu for everyone. I was in the mood for something different so I ordered outside of my normal comfort zone the payoff was huge. It was an outstanding meal I enjoyed every second of it. Key lime pie for dessert was excellent.

  506. Betty Salera 2018/12

    Blue cheese hamburger!

  507. Kevin Cox 2018/12

    Always a great place for food and great service

  508. Luke Armentrout 2018/12

    Great place for brunch. Good atmosphere with personable staff. Their chocolate chip pancakes are reaaaaally good.

  509. Cynthia Callahan 2018/12

    Great place for classic american food. Good beer choices and amazing desserts! I highly recommend The Elvis Pie!

  510. Elder Kelvin Hall 2018/12

    Very cold atmosphere also the food came out not as hot as it should. Wantef an hot tea and they gave me an assortment of different flavors all I Really wanted was a regular tea bag also the atmosphere was very dim no proper lighting had a problem seeing the menu

  511. Matt L 2018/12

    Whoa! Where has this little dive been all my life? Decent beer selection, amazing wait staff, cozy confines, and one of the best burgers in the city. I only wish I lived closer, although maybe it’s better this way for my waistline.

  512. mark deal 2018/12

    Great place 😎 …

  513. Deborah Addoms 2018/12

    Great food. Excellent service

  514. sarah chamberlain 2018/12

    Best brunch !! Love the biscuits and gravy.

  515. Maida Jones 2018/12

    Delicious food, and bloody Marys all at great prices.

  516. Dante 2018/12

    Really good food and great portions, great place for comfort food

  517. Chris Solan 2018/12

    Good food and great service! A stop in Richmond you must check out. Also has a small bar. Bar tenders are great!

  518. Gayle Turner 2018/12

    I thoroughly enjoy this little Jewel. Corn cakes with black beans and an andouille sausage. Wooooo…good eating. Parking’s little tight sometimes but having to walk from the end of the block let’s you work up an appetite on your way in and work off the calories on your way back.

  519. Jeanette Hickl 2018/12

    Love this place! Great food. Great value.

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  520. Armond Pree 2018/12

    Food was priced well. Was not satisfied with the quality. Had chili cheese fries and east I tasted was beer based chili atop chunks of undercooked potatoes. Not very good. “The Sailor” sandwich was super salty and the toasted bread was burnt. Not good. Very polite and courteous staff though. I will give credit where it is due

  521. kent romska 2018/11

    A culinary institution. Something for everyone.

  522. M B 2018/11

    This was a really good decision. Big portions.

  523. Jeff Davis 2018/11

    I had the Bleu Cheeseburger. Delicious!

  524. Robert DuPont 2018/11

    Went here on a whim . Very cool neighborhood pub with terrific hamburgers , dinner specials. very nice.

  525. George Wade 2018/11

    Lunch

  526. George Love 2018/11

    Great value!

  527. Ian Havener 2018/11

    Great salmon, rest was adequate.

  528. Gwen Mills 2018/11

    Food is so great there.

  529. John Sommerville 2018/11

    Worth a visit! Daily specials are where it’s at

  530. John Panko 2018/11

    Great diner type food.

  531. Jonathan Murdoch-Kitt 2018/11

    A bar that serves great fresh fish for lunch and dinner. Brunch on Saturday at 9 a.m.

  532. Shawn Harger 2018/11

    Really tasty food. I embarrassingly had a hard time figuring out where the door was to get in – everything kinda blended together! The entry door is the same color as the wall and is the exact width of the wall it is on to the left of the outdoor eating area; it has one of those long horizontal door handles you can see if you look hard enough. 🙂

  533. Patricia 2018/11

    Neighborhood casual restaurant, with tasty food at very good prices. The specials included sword fish, salmon, and mahi mahi the night we were there. Lots of vegetable side dishes to choose from. It needs a better ventilation system in the main room, too many cooking odors. They also have a heated tent section. Very good food, snappy service and great prices.

  534. Debbie Brandel 2018/10

    Wonderful…….good food & service

  535. Ken Dilling 2018/10

    The food and service was great!

  536. Marie H 2018/10

    This is a great place with the cheapest beers in town. Great for brunch .

  537. Bill Chaffin 2018/10

    Great local eatery. Truly electic clientele. Great place to be!

  538. Joey Mirabile 2018/10

    This place is the best. The food & service are both always excellent. Jim does a great job!

  539. Matthew Kostecki 2018/10

    Definitely a solid brunch spot. I’ve been here a few times and haven’t been disappointed yet. The huevos rancheros are great and the bacon is always cooked just the way I like.

  540. Becky Hapeman 2018/10

    Aside from being busy, the food is delicious. I have no complaints with the food. Adequate service is difficult for them when it’s busy. Further if you have a large group, service seems to get worse. Try to go during none peak times to capture the true nature of Dot’s Back Inn. I was hungry enough that I forgot to take pictures of food. Next time.

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  541. Jared Campbell 2018/10

    have an extra muddy bloody with a buddy

  542. Betty Hudson 2018/10

    Good food and great service!

  543. Angie Vavra 2018/10

    Very good food, great service!

  544. Kaitlin Lusk 2018/10

    Awesome food and great environment. They’re Sunday brunch quiche is amazing.

  545. Kelly Jones 2018/10

    Fast, friendly service. Delicious mushroom swiss burger. Love the retro feel. Prices were great

  546. Suzanne Hedderly 2018/10

    I thought I’d leave a review for the Vegetarian Platter appetizer because it seemed like burgers were getting all the love. Since I’ve been on my mission to find good felafel, I was excited to find some right down the street at Dots Back Inn!

    I got my order to go. When I opened the lid I found the container chocked full of goodies! There were pepperoncinis, black olives, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese. Not done yet! There was red bean hummus, bababganoush, pita triangles and Tzatziki…topped with two generous felafel patties. Yum! The falafel was good (better than most I’ve had though just a touch salty and tad of heat.) I didn’t really care for the red bean hummus (personally think black beans have more flavor). A side of vinaigrette would have been a great drizzle to pull it all together.

    I addition I got a cup of loaded potato soup that initially didn’t look appealing but turned out to be delicious!! I’d order that again. A little boop of sour cream would have been a great elevation of flavor.

    Overall major deliciousness!! I’m glad I found this dish! Who knew there was felafel a few blocks away!

    Just one more comment—I don’t patronize this beloved neighborhood icon that often for one reason—it’s LOUD! Hard to have conversation at a table with your friends without having to yell. Even one time at lunch it’s was surprising noisy. Some people dont seem to mind that but I can’t feel relaxed yelling conversation. I’ll have to find some quiet time to visit.

    I enjoyed my meal! Thank you!

  547. John Nick 2018/09

    I haven’t been there yet.

  548. Donna Hitt 2018/09

    Great place and food!

  549. Jeff Patrick 2018/09

    A great breakfast! A new face.

  550. Allen Earehart 2018/09

    Great food and friendly staff.

  551. Sandi Burner 2018/09

    Always good and fabulous service. They’ve got their act together!!!

  552. Carolyn Tisdale 2018/09

    Best burger I have ever enjoyed!

  553. Janie Carstens 2018/09

    Not handicap friendly. Great food. Great service

  554. Tony DePhillip 2018/09

    Great food, service. Busy place. Worth it.

  555. Kristen Nuckols 2018/09

    good food/prices. quick/friendly service.

  556. Vance Joyner 2018/09

    Always a delight. However,last night – baked oysters were sent back twice – still awful

  557. Barbara Bivens 2018/09

    Great local joint. Awesome lunch specials but their burgers are so good, I had to order it instead.

  558. John Fulton 2018/09

    My wife and I have been here many times. We have never been disappointed. Great food, great variety. You can’t miss here.

  559. Dizzy Green 2018/09

    Really cute, historic, friendly place.. excellent food. We had the black bean & corn pancakes featured on DDD, the steak & cheese and the meatloaf.. followed by the fried cheesecake. It was all so good!

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  560. Guy Hall 2018/09

    Awesome

  561. Will Holden 2018/09

    👍🏻 …

  562. Brian Kane 2018/09

    Friendly. Great food

  563. Wil Palumbo 2018/09

    Perfect Catfish and Cod. Well done.

  564. Jackson Clarke 2018/09

    Great food and great atmosphere

  565. ROBIN O'Donnell 2018/09

    Great atmosphere. Delicious food!

  566. John S. Miller 2018/09

    I love this place always a good time and good food.

  567. Fix Bump 2018/09

    If you can find a place to park, you will be in for a treat. Great food.

  568. Melissa Wright 2018/09

    Not very kid friendly, froze my butt off on the patio in June, the music choice was blah but the food was good. Decor was awesome. A good place to get a mixed drink if all you want is ice.

  569. mike riley 2018/08

    Awesome! Serves Natty Boh!

  570. Zach Xavier 2018/08

    Good food, short wait, cool setting

  571. Richard Grosse 2018/08

    Great local place. Great food, impeccably service!

  572. Rolf Dinsmore 2018/08

    I love their corned beef hash. It’s fried into a burger Ike patty that is crispy on the outside and soft inside.

  573. Tabatha Lewis 2018/08

    Love Dots! Great food– especially the corn cakes 🙂
    Great drinks specials for brunch til 11a.m. too!

  574. Chris 2018/08

    I have been going to Dots since I was a kid. Great food and drinks. Definitely give the specials menu a consideration. Desserts are fantastic!

  575. S. D. G. 2018/08

    So many good choices for fresh takes on all the classics. Their food is reliably good, and pretty inexpensive. Typical diner service.

  576. Barry Christopher 2018/08

    Always enjoy going to Dots Back.

  577. Joan Faust 2018/08

    Friendly service and delicious food!

  578. Pete Price 2018/08

    Great neighborhood dive with some outdoor seating

  579. Joseph Freeman 2018/08

    Best burger in Richmond. Hands down.

  580. Stephen C. 2018/08

    Love this place. Great food.

  581. Doug H 2018/08

    Consistent and delicious, great outdoor space!

  582. Ala Jamal 2018/08

    Food was ok, but service and price were awesome.

  583. Jason Linkous 2018/08

    Vast menu with great food. My favorite spot to get a burger and a brew.

  584. Clinton Lewis 2018/08

    Great place, burgers never disapoint and the staff are friendly. Love dropping by for a quick bit and a drink.

  585. Brandy Clark 2018/08

    I have to admit that I chose this Diner based on the fact that it was seen on Guy Fieri’s show. I’m so glad that I went. The service was not that great but the food was definitely worth the trip.

  586. Mary Raymond 2018/08

    Food was amazing and portions were great. You cant beat the prices. Our server, Casey, was the best waitress I have ever had.

  587. Joann Robinson 2018/08

    Love Dot’s – great burgers, steaks, and fish! What more could you want? Parking is a bit difficult if you’re coming on a night – any night. Place is usually jam packed and can take a bit to get your order taken and your food once it’s been placed. Customer service can vary by server.

  588. Mike Gill 2018/07

    Love Dot’s back. Good everything!

  589. Rob Moore 2018/07

    Love the food and the service. Every time a hit

  590. Lisa Smiley 2018/07

    Always great food & proof is in the fact they are always packed!!

  591. Carlos Burnette 2018/07

    The food was great the service needs a little help and more training would be great

  592. Cookie Campbell 2018/07

    We stopped in for dessert and glad we did! The apple pie was fantastic! We’ll be back for dinner 🙂

  593. Tom Sonya Holloway 2018/07

    Food is very tasty. Not the nicest workers there, but service is prompt. A busy place on Sunday morning!

  594. Scott Sparks 2018/07

    Great place to grab a bite on the Northside of RVA.

  595. B Vay 2018/07

    Great vibe. Diner food and great beer!

  596. Joe Delmonaco 2018/07

    Great place,our waitress Janet was awesome!

  597. Joe Eberly 2018/07

    Great little local favorite. Excellent food!

  598. Greg Vollmer 2018/07

    Wow. Great nachos, great burgers, great service and great prices. Can’t go wrong.

  599. Kes Jecius 2018/07

    Have been there multiple times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere. Definitely a stop when I’m in Richmond again.

  600. Gayle Woolcott 2018/06

    Always great!

  601. Richard Bradley 2018/06

    GREAT PLACE – off the path

  602. Terri Okes 2018/06

    People were friendly and the food was great.

  603. John Mueller 2018/06

    Great food, great service, great prices. Off the beaten path worth it.

  604. Chrissy Oliver 2018/06

    Cute place, we had breakfast there on a rainy morning. Good food!

  605. Jo Narkon 2018/06

    The food was great, the service excellent, but the guy prepping food with his pants down and his underwear showing was DISGUSTING. I really do not want to see someone’s but crack “finishing” my food.

  606. Luke LeProux 2018/06

    One of the best kept secrets in Richmond! The food is always phenomenal with a great selection that changes daily, especially the specials and the seafood dishes. One of the best burgers I’m town, with almost 20 to choose from and relatively cheap, averaging 6 to 7 dollars with a side. Great happy hour, even better staff, definitely need to check this place out if you haven’t.

  607. Mike Petersen 2018/06

    Best day to go is Tuesday.

  608. David Martin 2018/06

    Great food at a good price

  609. Billy Simmeth 2018/06

    Absolutely divine homestyle meals without breaking the bank

  610. Patrick Hiltz 2018/06

    Delicious food, friendly wait staff. Authentic small diner feel.

  611. David Evans 2018/06

    Great food and great atmosphere. Daily specials are always fresh and tasty. Arguably one of the best burgers in Richmond! You can’t go wrong at Dots.

  612. Christopher Burch 2018/05

    Great place to eat

  613. Nevine Anderson 2018/05

    Staff was friendly, but the food was just OK.

  614. Floyd Mills 2018/05

    A little noisy but food was great.

  615. Kevin Healy 2018/05

    Excellent – well worth finding this off the beaten path diner.

  616. Jay Raju 2018/05

    Brunch was excellent. Sitting at the bar was great.

  617. Russ Randall 2018/05

    Nice place with atmosphere. Portions were a little small for me.

  618. penny ante 2018/05

    Excellent waitstaff. Excellent food. Hope to come again.

  619. Susan Cox 2018/05

    Great food, went for breakfast. Try the quiche it’s awesome.

  620. Sean M 2018/05

    Great prices and delicious food. Awesome place for brunch.

  621. Michael H 2018/05

    Great neighborhood hangout. A Richmond Northside gem. Excellent value, good selection of beverages, interesting menu, great bar & wait staff. All in all a very nice experience.

  622. Rick McClure 2018/05

    Really good food and not too expensive. Place became packed with people shortly after we arrived. Nice neighborhood dive. Definitely going back!

  623. Ayaanhere 2018/05

    Dots is the best place I ever had because the Black bean corn cakes was the best dish ever. I really loved the breakfasts I had and the Guy Fieri visited us and it is the #1 Restaurant ever in Richmond Virginia

  624. Melody Kimball Wilson 2018/05

    Excellent food! I always get one of the specials and it’s never let me down. The wait can be a bit lengthy when they’re busy but the food is worth it. Prices are fair too.

  625. M Dunn 2018/05

    You know what you want? You want a good dinner that is satisfying without having to ask your server what escarole is. You want good food, done well, without being “deconstructed”, served in a shovel, or otherwise tampered with. That’s why you go to Dot’s. You go there to get a burger and have a drink and not be asked a bunch of questions. Dot’s is never short on taste and has an ambiance that defies time in the best way.

  626. John 2018/05

    Insane menu pricing and brunch drinks are a steal! I had a burger which was good but not a big fan of the wheat bun. If it was toasted or put on the flat top it would have been better.

    Wedge fries are good but I prefer the standard 1/4” or 3/8” cut. My kids really liked their breakfast. Staff was fast, polite, and friendly.

    Great dive and great value IMO. Definitely going back. Under $40 for four meals and four drinks for brunch.

  627. Tykinna Hairston 2018/05

    We really like this place. Whenever we travel to Richmond we try to stop by there. It’s not a huge place, but that’s part of what makes it so great!

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  628. samabth thong 2018/05

    Amazing food and a ton of selections.

  629. John Smith 2018/05

    Wonderful old style Diner. Great homemade soups.

  630. Jen Julien 2018/05

    Great burgers and the price is just right! Love the “French fries” too!

  631. William Newnum 2018/05

    Great food and atmosphere. A little cramped. Service with a smile. And a love for the pinup.

  632. Charlie Knight 2018/05

    This place has surprisingly varied food, amazing burgers and a great selection of appetizers. Value is incredible!

  633. Jeremy Eley 2018/05

    Are you looking for a laid back place to have breakfast? Cool, me too. Dot’s Back Inn delivers. Sweet staff and great prices, coupled with the sights and smells of the all-American all-service diner and bar.

  634. Cheryl Kitchen 2018/05

    First visit was my Mothers Day trip with my 2 adult sons + wives, 2 grand daughters and husband. Very busy, loud, friendly atmosphere with good eclectic food choices. I’d say mainly southern in style. Indoor and outdoor seating in a residential area of Richmond that is seeing a revitalization. Lots of character hanging on the walls inside for conversation. I loved the old ‘Dots Back Inn’ sign on the back wall.

  635. Melissa Brugh 2018/04

    Great little dive!

  636. shaun goodman 2018/04

    Great little place for Breakfast/Brunch

  637. Alan Togliatti 2018/04

    Good food at great prices.

  638. J England 2018/04

    Good food, homey atmosphere (local joint).

  639. Angela Hammond 2018/04

    The food is incredible! Portions are large and the desserts are to die for. Cute atmosphere and nice outdoor seating

  640. Richard Powell 2018/04

    This is my favorite restaurant for burgers and taters in RVA! Atmosphere is music, locals chattering, and home town feel…all good things. Ah, if you make it to desert, fried cheesecake!

  641. Jody Crown 2018/04

    Love this fun diner. Super staff. Very accommodating. Always a great experience. Super yummy food and huge portions. Highly recommend.

  642. Base 1 (R) 2018/04

    This is a staple anytime I am in Richmond. Their food is good and well priced. The service is quick and we have never had any issues there. The chunky monkey pancakes are great although they are very sweet.

  643. t aw 2018/04

    Food.. Was awesome..

  644. Elnora Lightfoot 2018/04

    Don’t know about this Inn.

  645. Tim Harriss 2018/04

    Best nachos in town

  646. Tim Quigley 2018/04

    The fried oyster special was great

  647. Keelie Dunn 2018/04

    Staff was very friendly and the food was great

  648. David Griggs 2018/04

    Tasty food. Good price, awesome service.

  649. J. England 2018/04

    Great food, great atmosphere, it’s always good at Dots

  650. Russell Clary 2018/04

    Excellent food
    Good help
    Friendly atmosphere
    Poor parking
    Worth waiting for a parking place

  651. Katherine “Katie” Campbell 2018/04

    Brunch is delicious at Dots! I recommend bloody Mary’s and/or Mimosas along with an omelette… Yum👌 …

  652. Matt Winkelman 2018/04

    Amazing food at reasonable prices. If you’re in the area definitely worth stopping or even making a small destination trip out of it. Make sure to check out the chalkboard of daily specials. Triple D has visited here before and I can see why

  653. Jonathan Bradley 2018/04

    Went with some friends for brunch and had a good time there. Not a fancy fine dining establishment but that’s the point. Reminds me of like a restaurant I’ll find in the country somewhere. Server was nice and checked on us often. Got a mimosa and it was a whole glass for $3.50 which was awesome(I got 2 lol). I was expecting those pissy champagne glasses so I got definite bang for my buck. Menu was decent. Had a good amount of options. Real southern like food. I got a burger and it was pretty good. Not a huge fan of the bun but it’s not a deal breaker. The potato wedges felt like just a filler tbh but isn’t that what they are anyway? I give the food a 7/10. The price was pretty good. I paid like $7-8 for the burger and potatoes. Sat on the inside patio and it was a nice vibe. Overall I give it a 7.8/10. Not blown away but it was a nice little spot👌. Would I recommend…ehhhhh yeah. BUT I wouldn’t make this the absolute first choice and just outright say “YOU HAVE TO GO HERE” to be honest. Would I go back? Yes, but I will try a few more spots before coming back.

  654. Will Hayes 2018/03

    A gem of a place with excellent food and great service.

  655. Wes Benson 2018/03

    Pretty chill spot.. excellent food 👌 …

  656. William Hoffman 2018/03

    Good hole in the wall restaurant, nice watering hole with good food.

  657. Michael M 2018/03

    Great place and food. Reasonable prices.

  658. Nicholas Louka 2018/03

    Incredible breakfast food with a even more incredible dinner selection

  659. Daniel Graff 2018/03

    Always check the special board, and get the happy hour beer if you are there during the applicable hours

  660. Susan Shortridge 2018/03

    The food was very good. Came out very fast too. But on Sunday’s they are only open from 10 to 3 pm. 😁 …

  661. Kent Trammell 2018/03

    We’ve enjoyed Dot’s for several years in terms of food, atmosphere, and convenience. But there’s a particularly unwelcoming hostess, Lori, who’s been avoidable enough until today. After disagreeably eyeing my family (including two children under 4) upon arrival and discrediting our request to eat on the porch, we felt it mutual that we left. We’ve been ‘welcomed’ by her a dozen or more times and I’ve had enough.

    It’s a shame that the face of a good restaurant seems so annoyed by her patrons.

  662. Sandy Brown 2018/03

    Great food and service.

  663. Richard Schellenberg 2018/03

    Good burger. Fries not so much

  664. Raye Harper 2018/03

    Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good food good service good prices. I would be a regular if I lived closer.

  665. A Barber 2018/03

    1st time there in along time. This time the experience and my food was so much better than my first time. I had said I would never go back. This time I will most definitely go back.

  666. Bob Bonham 2018/03

    Dot’s is consistently awesome. We love to pop in for brunch on weekends. Normally, they are packed, but we are willing to wait.

  667. Elizabeth F 2018/02

    Love this place

  668. Tanisha Smith 2018/02

    The fish was delicious!!

  669. James Nemecek 2018/02

    Great food and service

  670. Tim Switzer 2018/02

    My goto spot in town. Can’t beat it

  671. CHANNA SMITH 2018/02

    Have tried this place 3 times. Not sure I am going again.

  672. Rhea Jacobs 2018/02

    Some of the best burgers that I have ever had! Also try the Elvis pie it’s the bees knees!

  673. 4scene2blame 2018/02

    Excelent mom ‘n pop feel. Our server was friendly and checked on us often and the food had a great homemade comfort to it.

  674. LoZo 2018/02

    It is a wonderful mom and pop restaurant and the service was phenomenal. I really enjoyed my chili cheese burger, with no cheese, and the chili that on top was delicious, it had a flavor that I have never enjoyed before in a chili. One of the really cool things is that this restaurant was on the show Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

  675. Samuel Wing 2018/02

    Best fish meals in Richmond

  676. Rick Sterchi (Ricki) 2018/02

    Best burger I ever had also try the monkfish and the dollar beer deal is the best in town

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  677. Richard Lucente 2018/02

    Awesome place with a cool vibe.they play good retro music alot. They always have different lunch and dinner specials. The good is good and inexpensive. It’s a great place to chill and have some drinks. They have a outdoor seating area.

  678. Mike Banks 2018/02

    Went there last night for a few beers and it was right on time. Sat on the winterized deck. I didn’t eat but glanced at the appetizers list and saw a hummus and veggie platter and also tater tots. Can’t wait to go back.

  679. Jessica Lewis 2018/02

    Excellent customer service and great food! They have reasonable prices, great waitresses, and a diverse menu. Highly recommend this place, it is a great, quaint neighbor restaurant. Call ahead if you have a large group to make sure they can handle your head count.

  680. Tony Dimowski 2018/02

    The food was delicious, the staff were quick and personable, the atmosphere was great. Prices are great for the amount of food you get also. Menu is huge yet not overwhelming. Definitely a gem hidden in plain sight. Keep on cooking the good food and I will keep coming back to eat.

  681. Jim Benusa 2018/01

    Good

  682. Paul Sigmon 2018/01

    Great breakfast

  683. Rhiann Esposito 2018/01

    The food is amazing!

  684. Marci Rosenthal 2018/01

    Good food, great price.

  685. elizabeth byam 2018/01

    Friendly, comfortable, great porch, average food.

  686. David Myers 2018/01

    Been going there forever… Always fun and great food

  687. Leslie Eddington 2018/01

    Always great..eclectic delicious, quality food at very good prices

  688. Pink Bunny 2018/01

    Super friendly staff, great food and reasonably priced. If you haven’t been you really must, you won’t be disappointed 😎 …

  689. Bill McIntyre 2018/01

    Great atmosphere! Service is impeccable. Must try the “Rosie Special”. Grilled cheese and soup of the day. Was on DDD, Diners Drive ins, & Dives. Great drink specials throughout the week too.

  690. J Lepore 2018/01

    Very affordable home cooking. I love the number 9 baked chicken it was outstanding. The menu changes all the time. I’ve been there for dinner and breakfast and never had a bad meal.

    Thank you!!!

  691. Rita Burgess 2018/01

    So I can’t understand why anybody would go to a chain restaurant when there’s a place like Dot’s in the area. We were traveling down 95 from Delaware to Florida, and this restaurant popped up in a Google search. Dot’s has great food in a funky and interesting atmosphere with a terrific waitstaff. The menu choices were amazing, from traditional diner fare to wonderful savory meals on the specials board. We had a variety of food at our table, including chicken piccata, swordfish steak, grilled salmon with a delicious dill sauce, and a chicken burrito! Everyone’s meal was wonderful. Save room for dessert, because the chocolate chess pie is amazing. Sweet potato pie is a close second. We definitely recommend Dot’s.

  692. Gregg Barr 2018/01

    Usually very happy with Dot’s, but this morning their timing was off on the service and the food. Took quite a while to get any service and then when the food finally came, the home fries were blazing hot but the club sandwich and omelet were both luke warm. They were both good enough to not complain, but could have been better. Will definitely try again. The coffee was good and with help from another server, the service improved. Still love Dot’s and will continue to come here as often as possible.
    Been to Dot’s many times since and it has been great every time.

  693. Bill Wilder 2018/01

    #46 of DDD places I have eaten

  694. Sharon Amanda Large 2018/01

    Breakfast or lunch, can’t go wrong.

  695. Pete Olson 2018/01

    Classic neighborhood spot with great food.

  696. Jeff Wilkerson 2018/01

    Great atmosphere and excellent food

  697. anita jeter 2018/01

    A Richmond tradition that must be visited. Excellent service.

  698. Sue Salvatore 2018/01

    Great neighborhood brunch/ lunch spot

  699. Harold Lee Grammer (VaWildlife) 2018/01

    Great neighborhood diner with great specials and a full bar.

  700. John Turner 2018/01

    Cool place, great breakfast good old fashion look to the place

  701. James Johnson 2018/01

    Great food and relaxed atmosphere. Very noisy but worth it.

  702. M L 2018/01

    Excellent laid back place. Came here for breakfast and left stuffed up. Waitress was super friendly and good music.

  703. Ed Butler 2018/01

    Just had the Seared Tuna with Lemon Caper Butter……unreal….outstanding

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  704. Maria Paradise 2018/01

    Was very good looked it up on dinners drive in and dives , I ordered the omelet was very good, hash browns were ice cold pretty dissatisfied with that, lady at front was owner I assume very on point seating people Wait staff WAS FANTASTIC VERY NICE even though it was very busy every table packed!! Wanted to try blackened swordfish I’ll be back for sure

  705. Nelson Franks 2018/01

    Every visit I’ve ever made to Dots is fantastic. I’m particularly fond of their fish dishes. Always creative and always good. And the staff are amazing. Friendly and efficient.

  706. Cameron Gilbert 2017/12

    Always a great experience.

  707. Michael Williamson 2017/12

    Great burgers, great pie, great music.

  708. Andrew D 2017/12

    A warm, cozy place to eat. We have been there three times and each time the food was delicious and the service was great. Coffee is above average.

  709. tina musleh 2017/12

    Incredible burger! The Sailor Sandwich was a huge hit too. Our onion rings were delicious, a hint of sweet, and cooked perfectly.

  710. Alane Ford 2017/11

    Great neighborhood joint with cheap eats and amazing specials at a higher price point. Black bean corn cakes a favorite for over a decade.

  711. 804DieselTech 2017/11

    Awesome hole in the wall locals only restaurant. Great food great prices. Awesome beer selection. We got at least once a week.

  712. Cody Swartz 2017/11

    One of my favorite places to be around brunch on a Saturday or Sunday. And the mimosa specials they run are awesome. The food is great, I think they bake their french toast. The specials I’ve tried have all been great. My only complaint is that they are so good, the parking and seating can be a pain on occasion. Wait times usually aren’t terrible, the location itself is a little cramped. Great for a couple or party of 4. Not so great for anything more than that.

  713. Michael Harris 2017/11

    Good eats

  714. Joseph DeSantis 2017/11

    Food was outstanding!

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  715. Thomas Gillikin 2017/10

    Excellent burgers!

  716. Matthew Stickley 2017/10

    YUMMY KITCH!
    that is all you really need to know

  717. Michael Warren 2017/10

    Fantastic Black & Blue burger with friendly staff.

  718. Doug Allison 2017/10

    Great food

  719. cecelia sheppard 2017/10

    Good food and service

  720. Brian Elliott 2017/10

    Great food! First time here and I would love to hear back. Got the Sailor and was very impressed!

  721. Kit Forrest 2017/10

    Lots of tasty fish choices including some unusual things. Tonight I had sugar toads, which are incredibly tasty plump little fish that are like aquatic chicken wings.

  722. Michael Lane 2017/10

    The jumbalaya and Elvis pie were amazing !!! The staff was also very friendly. Always a great experience when I go there. I highly recommend checking them out.

  723. Laura McNutt 2017/10

    Great for weekend brunch. My husband says they have the best falafels he has ever had. Interesting menu choices and great prices!

  724. Clarence Way 2017/09

    Great burger, friendly folks.

  725. steve wyatt 2017/09

    Great food good price. Only complaint was the fries weren’t all cooked.

  726. Brian Hannah 2017/09

    Nice little eatery. The almond crusted trout I had was really good. Food, and service was A+. I will be coming back.

  727. Flex Bryant 2017/08

    Kool place…GOOOD FOOOD

  728. Mary Kaste 2017/08

    Excellent diner easy atmosphere

  729. Aaron Williams-Mele 2017/08

    Always enjoy eating here. Great food and lots of choices

  730. John Angevine 2017/08

    We went if nor lunch. Was great and service was very good. It seems to get crowded on the weekend so be prepared for a wait.

  731. Megan Walker 2017/08

    I’ve been here a few times for dinner and found the food only okay. I went for the first time for brunch and it was a whole different story. Their breakfast was delicious and reasonably priced.

  732. Chuck Gallagher 2017/08

    The waitress kept this from being a 2 star rating. The food was average at best and the owner was a “Grouch” when we moved seats when we had an extra person show up. I told her 5 when she sat us in a booth made for 4 and when our friend showed up 2 minutes later I asked the waitress if we could take the larger table and she graciously agreed that would be better for us. The owner turned to me and asked why we were moving and was overall grouchy about the move. Oh well……

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  733. Geoffrey Swanson 2017/08

    Great diner, good prices, great food.

  734. Djm 2017/08

    Fun food friends, cool menu choices and good prices, it’s a neat place w very good quality food.

  735. Frances Behlman 2017/08

    My salmon was delicious. We sat outside and had a lovely time. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant

  736. Irene 2017/08

    Service was very good, food not so much. My pasta was overcooked and bland, and my side of broccoli was tiny – literally 5 small pieces. My boyfriend got a burger, which was overcooked slightly but otherwise pretty good. Had to wait a while for a table outside, inside was waaaaaay too noisy

  737. Megan Connolley 2017/08

    Great spot for Sunday morning brunch. I’ve been there a few times and the wait staff has always been friendly and attentive. They move quickly too so we have never waited long after ordering to get our food. The food is good, and probably under priced, which is a rare find in RVA. Don’t go in expecting this to provide a trendy brunch for you and your girlfriends though. No gluten-free waffles with locally sourced berries and syrup made from free-range maple trees served alongside carafes of mimosas here, lol. This is definitely an awesome old-fashioned kind of place, which was exactly what I was looking for on this particular occasion. Ordered eggs over medium which were cooked perfectly, and the sides came in ample proportions. This is definitely a spot I’d come back to if I’m in the mood for good traditional breakfast food again!

  738. saket kabra 2017/07

    Good food

  739. George Farson 2017/07

    The place to go inside outside service great food and drinks 🇺🇸😇😎 …

  740. Keith Dalton 2017/07

    Amazing food and service and the prices are very reasonable. Make sure to order the fried cheese cake!

  741. Matt Peltz 2017/07

    Great local restaurant with awesome food

  742. Tom Belden 2017/07

    Chicken MacArthur is on point!

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  743. Thomas Gearhart 2017/07

    Burgers are fantastic. So many options

  744. Ken Alexander 2017/07

    Tasty food, relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

  745. Mark Sullivan 2017/07

    Great little diner. Food and service are terrific!

  746. Doug Stannard 2017/07

    Excellent lunch (mushroom swiss burger) catching up with Phil, a former student.

  747. Johnnie Walker 2017/07

    The breakfast was perfect, good customer service. Get the Bloody Mary with horseradish! It was exceptional!

  748. Dan Marcinkevicius 2017/07

    Been there many times for every meal. Great selections and choices for every budget. Can’t go won’t here

  749. Van Tran 2017/07

    Such amazing food, best sweet potato tater tots I have ever had in my entire life. Cute history on the walls, waited and waitresses are respected by the company and so genuine when serving because of that. I love it!

  750. Christopher Luedecke 2017/06

    Love the atmosphere, the food, and the daily buck brews.

  751. cindy barber 2017/06

    Excellent food and service, had the swordfish sandwich.

  752. Matthew Mixes 2017/06

    So good. Breakfast biscuit was “melt-in-your-mouth” good. Inexpensive and great service.

  753. Tim Conley 2017/06

    A unique place ,with approachable, but still unique food. I loved it! Can’t wait to go back

  754. Ryanutilities6198 Underground 2017/05

    Good food

  755. joellen davis 2017/05

    Terrific fish…a bit of a long wait but worth it. Great neighborhood vibe.

  756. Ms Sassi86 2017/05

    Went because if triple D episode, brought my family. It was the worst food and service ever. I don’t understand what happened.

  757. Steve 2017/05

    Love the location, the food, the service. Great place as long as you don’t mind the gritty atmosphere.

  758. Ray Overby 2017/05

    Great Food in a low key and easy going atmosphere. The staff and cooks do a fantastic job of taking care of you!

  759. Stan York 2017/05

    I decided to be generous and give a third star because the service was reasonable. In order for your expectations and reality to give – think diner food with a bar-like atmosphere: Vegetable served in their own little side dish. Incredibly noisy. Bustling. And, somehow, they screwed up a backed potato (under done).

  760. Berkeley Goodloe 2017/05

    Popular northside restaurant. You may experience a wait. The chicken macarthur is a solid choice every time.

  761. Dann Winn 2017/04

    Awesome

  762. Justin Johnson 2017/04

    Great place for lunch

  763. Liz Czaja 2017/04

    Great burger!

  764. Maryann Nuckolls 2017/04

    Delish!

  765. Lincoln Marquis 2017/04

    Cool ambiance, good food, friendly service

  766. Shana Jackson 2017/04

    The food was amazing as was our waitress Katie!!!! Best burger EVER! We had the Mushroom Swiss Burger and the Ultimate Burger! We followed that up with the delicious fried cheesecake! I cannot wait for our next visit!

  767. Joseph Ferguson 2017/04

    Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. The atmosphere was nice and cozy. The food was good. The service was good. Parking was hard to find but that only means it is worth the wait. Get the Rosenburger as it was cooked well and delicious. I would go again. So if you are in town or live here stop by and try something new.

  768. J DeChicchis 2017/03

    The catfish breakfast special was excellent.

  769. Bess Kirk 2017/03

    Always good food and great service.

  770. Carrie Ruch 2017/03

    I have never had a bad mail here and fun vibe.

  771. Karen Carter 2017/03

    One of my favorite comfort food restaurants in the city. They have a standard menu, but daily specials are on the menu board. Always fantastic and seasonal choices. The staff is always friendly and the food never disappoints

  772. Ann Sayles 2017/03

    Great place

  773. Crissy Corbin 2017/03

    Eggplant parmesan was great!

  774. Jeffrey Moore 2017/03

    Great food, family atmosphere

  775. Heather W 2017/03

    Heard great things about this place, finally made a trip. Was completely grossed out. Seen the chef pick up my food bare handed. No thanks

  776. Michael Daniels 2017/03

    I went here as a kid and at 25 i work here now amazing food. Just remember we are small so things get crazy dont expect a short wait of we are packed but its definitely worth the wait. Great enviroment great people

  777. Austin Mitchell 2017/03

    The atmosphere here is awesome and the prices are even better. I have only been here a handful of times but every time the food was great, the drinks were cold and the servers were on top of it. It is everything you would expect from a place like this and more. If you are in the MacArthur area I recommend stopping in here for a bite and a drink.

  778. roane harris 2017/02

    They have just about everything

  779. F. De Mascio 2017/02

    Local bar/restaurant with good food. Continental cuisine.

  780. Chris S 2017/02

    Always great food and fun specials

  781. Lauren A. E. Lee 2017/02

    Dont let the look fool you, this is place is awesome. Best burger Ive ever had! Very inexpensive, very fast service. We come here on a nearly weekly basis and bring everyone we can.

  782. Frances Tompkins 2017/02

    Wish I lived closer. This could be my local spot! Great breakfast. Home fries cooked just right, with nice big potato chunks. Eggs cooked perfectly. Coffee never went empty. Stacey was an excellent, attentive server. Love the tin ceiling and the old pictures and ads on the walls. Check it out when you get a chance. You won’the regret it.

  783. James Vitale 2017/02

    Service was poor, my drink came with a fly in it.

  784. Will Phillips 2017/02

    My wife and I love Dot’s for wings and burgers. The prices are usually great for some good diner comfort food.

  785. Quon320 2017/02

    I ordered a cheeseburger with Smithfield country ham and added jalapeno peppers it was awesome. The building was packed so I stood beside the bar while waiting and was engaged in conversation with a pair of ladies watching the game while having brunch. I will definitely be returning. I can’t wait😍😍😍 …

  786. Brianna Rauch 2017/02

    If you want some good fresh diner food in a diner atmosphere, this is the place for you! It is small so I’m sure it’s packed at peak times, but we got lucky on a Saturday with an early lunch. The food was pretty good. I got a breakfast special for lunch. I love places that serve breakfast all day! There’s a lot to choose from, so if you have a picky eater then you should be good. The amount of food you get is perfect for the price and your stomach. You don’t feel too full after you’ve eaten. Save some room for dessert!

  787. Helen Piotter 2017/01

    I loved it! Quaint old local bar/diner feel with very, very good food and a great wait staff whom greet the locals with real enthusiasm!

  788. Rev. Amanda Hill 2017/01

    The best part: wait staff. Friendly, remember you, fun to be around. Food is delicious and daily specials rotate to keep things new and fresh.

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  789. Tim Villanueva 2017/01

    Tasty food, cold beer, excellent service. What else could you ask for?

  790. Jule T.K. 2017/01

    GREAT small-town feel, friendly staff, lively customers & wonderful falafel & homefries for a good price.

  791. Mikey Likesit 2017/01

    Steak was great. Mashed potatoes tasted and looked old. Broccoli was great and the garlic bread was stale and bland. This place used to be a go to for me. Hopefully they tighten up.

  792. Christopher Winkler 2016/12

    Delicious brunch at incredibly reasonable prices, with super fast and friendly service. We had the huevos rancheros and a veggie omelette, and both were huge and truly delicious. The kids had pancakes and they were crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. My daughter are the whole pancake, which tells me that it was delicious.

    Books and crayons are provided for the little ones, and tons of beers, wines, and brunch cocktails are on offer for the big ones. But the food is the star of the show. The only downside is that the restaurant is small, so you’ll be waiting 15 minutes for a table. Worth the wait!

  793. Sean Barry 2016/12

    Staff was extremely pleasant and the food was good. Old time diner style. Cheap happy hour drink specials. Eclectic menu with something for everyone.

  794. Deandra Pickford (Saji) 2016/11

    Delicious Food, clean and unique environment, and amazing staff. I bought a Corned Beef Hash with Grits(something I’m normally not fond of) and I loved every bite. I can’t wait to go back!

  795. Bart Hall 2016/11

    Awesome Place. Friendly Staff with Great Food

  796. thomas kinlaw 2016/11

    Being a food guy from Fayetteville NC ..I do have a good idea what is good and not ..well this was my second trip and like the first it was the bomb.. great waitresses and just a cozy place ..keep up the good work.

  797. Michael Nolan 2016/10

    No idea how this place has such a high rating, everybody must have their bad nights. I took my mom in there as she is staying at a home nearby and people had told me it was a good place.

    Nothing wrong with the actual set up of the restaurant, it was clean (though cluttered with knick nacks which is kinda neat) however the food I got was garbage. I ordered a hamburger medium rare. What I got was a patty that was burnt to a crisp on a bun that had previously been toasted but left to the air to get cold and stale and fries so brown from over frying I had to drown them in ketchup to choke them down.

    I know exactly why, the cook decided he was going to exit the kitchen and hoop it up with some girls dancing to CCR at the end of the bar for about 5 minutes and didn’t go back in until the song was over.

    The best part of my entire meal was a pickle and a beer and the waitress who was quick fast and in a hurry and wasted no time taking care of us.

    I’ll give it another shot considering everyone says it’s awesome, but I will do so hesitantly.

  798. Jonathan Murdoch-Kitt 2016/10

    It is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that serves fresh seafood.

  799. Fair Warning 2016/10

    Food was just okay…leaving no desire to go back to this cramped little hole packed tight with loud talking drunk hipsters.

  800. Stephen Renna 2016/10

    This place is authentic as its like an old dinner. Fresh food, always changes. Come here all the time!

  801. lauren leggett 2016/10

    Good food, nice atmosphere, pleasant staff— if they remember to come and take care of you in a timely fashion.

  802. Owen Heine 2016/10

    A local recommended this place to us while we were in Town for training. I got the Rosenburger. Amazing. The fries are more like potato wedges and we’re excellent. Great place with good food.

  803. James Oltmans 2016/09

    Great little local cafe. They have a surprising amount of menu variety and nice touches. The wait staff are excellent.

  804. High InternationalBitteringUnits 2016/09

    Great food but of you go at peak time you will wait! But that’s part of the fun

  805. Elizabeth O'Meara 2016/09

    Dot’s Back Inn had good food, and offered a classic American diner experience with a tasteful pin-up, hipster edge. The photo currently shown doesn’t show the patio they built out in front.

  806. Paul Dickerson 2016/09

    Very good food. Great staff and atmosphere. Always different stuff to choose from. I liked it, I mean I really liked it.

  807. Amanda Silvester 2016/07

    Great brunch!

  808. Joel Ingram 2016/06

    Great diner atmosphere, amazing friend potatoes and burgers, great breakfast too!

  809. Mary Kathleen Engelken 2016/06

    A great spot. Local diner. Variety of food options even for the vegetarians. Service is always solid. We’ve been many times and never had an issues.

  810. Andrew Zunich 2016/05

    Great good, great service, lively atmosphere

  811. lawrence smallwood 2016/04

    Great food!

  812. Mia n 2016/04

    We were driving back from Florida and we’ve been driving for about 20 hours and Dots Back Inn was the first real restaurant we have eaten at since we drove home. We were really excited to eat at a diner drive in and dive. When we got there we asked to sit outside and they said no we will find u a table inside. She didn’t even answer our question. So being a little ticked off we asked for a table inside and they wouldn’t even seat us when one of our party of 5 was outside parking the car. One of the party of 5 asked for and ice coffee and our waitress said no so fast u couldn’t really understand her. We didn’t have any silverware and since we spilled a bit of our drink we needed napkins she was so annoyed that we asked for silverware she was like I’m really busy and I’ll get to it when I get to it I don’t know of u can see but I have other tables to take orders from too. When we got our food 2 out of the 5 liked their food. Their burgers were good but the pulled pork u didn’t know what u were chewing at times. We asked for a specific dessert that someone recommended and we said it wrong and she was like no we don’t have that in the snottiest way possible but then she was like we do have this but not until 5. They have a sign that said if your grumpy grouchy or whininy they would make u pay a 10 dollar fine this was obviously a joke but these are almost the exact descriptions of our waitress. I would not recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice cozy restaurant with good food and good service. What a dissapointment I think overall It’s not a place u should eat at and I will NOT be returning.

  813. Patrick Mills 2016/03

    Amazing yummy so good got to try it in a 1950 setting but still very good

  814. Ole Hank Dog 2016/02

    Busy busy busy whys everyone in such a rush

  815. preston paffrath 2016/01

    Great burgers!

  816. David Snead 2015/10

    Solid eats. I wish there was a better tap selection. Food is good however.

  817. Jason Jalette 2015/09

    Good burgers. Good service. Breakfast is the best. Love the hash

  818. Neil Elam 2015/06

    The food is great. The service is great. The background music is great.

  819. David Lovette 2015/06

    Great burgers! No sweet tea. It is now a definite stop when I head north on I-95.

  820. J 2015/06

    food was very good.

    not only did our waitress practically ignore us during our visit, she brought out the wrong change, less than what we were due. oh it gets better: i then got up and walked over to tell her the chnage was wrong. and she says “Oh, that’s because we didn’t have the correct change”. that brings RUDENESS to a new low.

    hope she didn’t mind that her tip was less than she hoped she’d get too.

    never again.

  821. C Douglas Edwards 2015/05

    food was good and serving size impressively larger than i expected. our waitress was polite and attentive. she forgot to bring extra napkins when we dropped ours on the floor but no big deal. after order the meal came out fairly quickly with no lengthy wait to mention. and yeah the food was probably better than good, so i’ll give it 4 stars, five being perfect. nice quaint neighborhood location in the north side. hipster scene for sure, i’m sure i was labeled one as well when i entered the establishment. i like the skinny jean look.

  822. Cheese And rice 2015/01

    Food was excellent and prepared quickly. The beer was so cold ice formed on the top of the glass. Specials of the day were excellent and service was always with a warm southern smile.

  823. McKenzie Smith 2014/11

    Discovered this place today, amazing food, they dont half-ass anything. Service is quick, responsive and eager to please. The ambience is unique and makes you feel like you’re back in time in wwii. You have to try this place at least once, because it’s a must have experience

  824. Mark Logan 2014/11

    Service and and atmosphere is always friendly and quick. The home fries are a perfect addition to any of their phenomenal burgers. I haven’t had anything on the menu I didn’t thoroughly enjoy.

  825. Drew S 2014/10

    Great food, great specials, great prices

  826. Mike LaBelle 2014/08

    Love going to Dots for breakfast, a beer or for lunch. Their burgers are killer and the fries are awesome. Good service , good prices and a fun atmosphere, what more could you want? I can highly recommend Dot’s for good ole comfort food.

  827. Davinio 2014/06

    I just ate there last night. A great “hole in the wall” restaurant as a commenter stated before. I was skeptical at first, but I’m so glad I went.
    I had the Chicken Smithfield and O.M.G it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had in my life. I live about 3 hours away. I would drive back just to have it again.
    The service was a little slow at first, but the wait staff is friendly and helpful.

  828. Ariel Yandell 2014/04

    We drove from Virginia Beach just to try this place because it was my grandmas 70th birthday and she wanted to try it. The food wasn’t bad, but the service was less that impressive. The waitress acted so inconvenienced just to serve us. She rolled her eyes, gave snarky remarks and I actually overheard her complaining about us to another wait staff member. We spent a lot of money in there and was treated poorly, we just felt unwelcome. It just wasn’t the treatment you expect from a “neighborhood” diner.

  829. Robb Bailey 2014/01

    Showed up for lunch today, and because only 3 of our party of 4 were present, they wouldn’t seat us. Our fourth was only about two minutes away. The party in front of us got seated with only 3 out of 4 present because I watched their driver drop them off out front while he went to park. The “hostess” actually told us which table to head for, but when the group behind us told her they were a party of 2, for some reason her mind changed and then informed us that she couldn’t seat a party without everyone present, and she sent the group behind us to the table. Good job hostess! You just cost Dot’s four loyal customers that won’t be returning anytime soon. We headed to Va Barbeque and had a great lunch. Dot’s just isn’t the same neighborhood restaurant it used to be.

  830. Andy Berry 2013/06

    Great local diner with character. Food is much better than I expected.

  831. Christopher Munton 2013/06

    Good food cooked well. The burgees are cooked to order and come out the correct temp. The Merril Thornburger (bacon, cheese and fried egg) is awesome. What sets this place aside from the rest is the daily menus. Good drink specials and always something on the menu for eventhe picky eaters.

  832. Ryan Hale 2013/05

    Real good food. Love the place and it decorated.

  833. Barbara Douglas 2013/03

    Food was very favorful. Price was good n great service. Definitely would recommend and go backm

  834. William Heese 2013/02

    Great “hole in the wall” kind of place. Great service. Great food. Good prices. Eccentric but pleasing decor. One of my favorites.

  835. Stephanie 2012/10

    The chef at this restaurant is one of the best cooks on the east coast, his seafood is to die for. His name is Jimmy, make sure you ask the waitress to ask him what he recommends when you visit. Any Greek seafood dish is killer to me.

  836. Crystal Rezek 2012/05

    Today I had my first and last visit at Dot’s Back Inn and “Dot” is probably rolling over in her grave right now. It was THE WORST SERVICE I’ve ever had in my entire dining experience life. The waitress walked away from us while we were asking her a question about the menu, wouldn’t allow me to change my order only minutes after I saw the tuna that was the special, got my order wrong with my side salad I swapped out for an additional charge, and then asked me if my day was ruined since they didn’t have croutons. OMG, I have never in my life experienced anything like it. She was extremely arrogant about the whole thing and refused to comp anything off the ticket although I didn’t eat half of my mushy bean burger and didn’t even touch my salad. I immediately called to speak to the owner after getting in the car and talked to the waitress on the phone who lied to me about having seen the owner that another wait staff told me was actually there. DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!!!!!!

  837. Cassie Keene 2011/03

    Great diner burgers for a great price! Love the Sunday brunch. Their specials board is always promising…Try the buffalo wings

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