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Dot's Diner

American, Cafe, Diner
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2716 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1222
+1 303-449-1323
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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had brunch here twice - different staff each time, both of who were friendly, with the food arriving quickly. The daily specials were great - would recommend.

Thank Alan W
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I had the small breakfast burrito, which really looked like a large, was super tasty! The black beans were perfectly paired with the rest of the ingredients!

Thank eamai71
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

fun place to go for breakfast - - a throw back to the past. friendly staff and reasonable prices. Try the corn beef hash on Sunday. I typically have the large house breakfast while my wife has that or the breakfast burrito with green chili.

Thank glenn s
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Diner mug, omelets, chocolate chip pancakes - hash browns - yummy! Belly filled as we head to Rocky Mountain Park! Great place for kids and friends. Low key friendly diner. Loved it!

Thank Ellwod
Longmont, Colorado
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This little restaurant seems a little cramped, but what they lack in space they make up for in food. I loved the fact that they make anything on the menu Gluten free at no additional costs. It was nice to be able to order pancakes at a restaurant again.

Thank Sandra F
Illinois US
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176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Dot's appeared to check most of the boxes- diner, hometown feel, locals, cheap, open early. I really hate to rate a local diner poorly- except they could have been so much better with some attention to service and freshness. What we got was a rather disorganized mess. The one server was run ragged and didn't look your way by chance... More 

Thank Richard B
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Dot's has pretty average breakfast food, good biscuits, but slow and borderline rude help. With lots of great breakfast places like The Village Coffee shop in Boulder, Dot's would not be my first choice.

Thank Steve B
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a great place to get a diner style home cooked breakfast. The latte is a good way to start the day and food was excellent!

Thank RYAN P
Boulder, Colorado
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

its much better then the one on the other side of town as service go s however its a total greasy spoon 1950th restaurant.

Thank Joe E
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The best buttermilk biscuit recipe on the Internet hands down is for Dot's Diner buttermilk biscuits. They show up on many cooking websites, usually but not always attributed to Dot's Diner. I make these. The recipe is for the Rocky Mountain elevation of Boulder, around 5500 feet. I have made them at sea level at home and at 10000 feet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2716 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1222
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-449-1323

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?