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Dot's Back Inn

4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
+1 804-266-3167
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding and the service was on par with the food. My wife and I like to find little restaurants off the beat and path when we travel and this met our needs. The club sandwich and italian sandwich were both excellent.

Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local I was working with suggested the place. What a find. I got one of the day's specials. A swordfish sandwich. I've had swordfish before as it was always my Dad's favorite but it was always tough like a steak. Now I know why...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always make it a point to visit a restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when we are on any road trip and i must say this was one of the best spots i've been too. The place itself is charming and fun. The...More

Thank Donna V
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was most impressed with the setting where this restaurant is located. I would describe as a tiny main street hidden in the middle of a historic homes district. I had the Tuna steak special with cheese grits and a sweet baked potato. Cheese Grits...More

Thank bryanabernathy
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fun spot with a good sized outside eating area! The specials are awesome and are different almost every day!!! Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner are all good! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options!! Fun date night or famly spot! Full bar available...More

Thank Kendra S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Second stop at this funky spot with great drinks and food. Especially like the variety of fish dishes in the mains section. Well worth getting out of downtown and slipping into Northside Richmond for the experience. Cod and Monkfish were both excellent and the Watermelon...More

Thank EdHaze
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

All was good! Great service! Didn't care for chili cheese fries, the chili was sweet & the fries were dark brown squares. Would recommend to others.

Thank KatnVA
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is tucked into a street that has several little eateries and shops, but not on a main street, so we loved finding it. My husband had a burger and I had greek salad, both of which were great. We wished we'd have been hungrier,...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Having been a few times before , I will say that I am very surprised how bad the food was on this visit. We ordered burgers ( cheese, and blue cheese) well . My burger had raw places and my partners was overdone. The fries...More

Thank kimmy6461
Reviewed 29 May 2017

You walk in to a dated bar/restaurant amidst construction workers, artists and trust fund kings-mostly the former, Its the type of pace you swear you;ll order nothing more than a burger-big mistake! Mediteranian pie,an appetizer,e is an unholy good. The fish is surprisingly tasty and...More

Thank osteondoc
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-266-3167
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