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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” (11 reviews)
“burgers” (31 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4051
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many, many times, the service is good, as is the food. I love the way they make their grits. The Oysters Benedict is nice when they have them, also love the blackened Steak. They occasionally have a miss , but are nice...More

Thank Ismael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Dots today 'cause I had a hankering for a Sailor sandwich. I hadn't been in a long time but I remember what a fantastic Sailor they made. It was even featured on Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Well things started off pretty good, ordered...More

Thank BobB966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Diner Experience! Had not been for years, but went for an early lunch. Started with two Spicy Bloody Marys with just the right amount of horseradish and generous size, ($3.50 ea, Bargain!). We split a Ultimate Burger and Spicy Red Potato Salad, which was...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Great little neighborhood restaurant with a great menu. I had a BLT and it was ok, I expected better bacon. It was a fun restaurant and the prices and staff are great.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Went to brunch here last week. This restaurant has been highly recommended but I cannot imagine why. Very very loud. Very crowded. Cold food. Surly white dress. Not going back

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed Dots and sat on the porch which was quite warm with all the heaters going. We had sandwiches and they were good. Lots of choices on the menu and the entree specials looked tasty. Also liked the assortment of sides, like collard...More

Thank plunderroom
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A friend and I went for lunch. Warm friendly neighborhood place. Service was excellent, food delicious and all at a moderate price. We each had a glass of wine. I had one of the specials - blackened monkfish po'boy and it was excellent. Will be...More

Thank 894robertj
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The wife and I were in the area Sunday and decided to stop in for a late lunch. We definitely were not disappointed. She ordered nachos and I ordered a burger. The nachos were huge and tasty, and my burger was done perfectly. Service was...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I'm working in Richmond this week and happened upon Dots Back Inn. Super cool "dive" with great food, atmosphere, prices and service. I ordered a cheesesteak with fries and it was cooked quickly to order and was fantastic. I plan on coming back for lunch...More

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Most people love bacon. I’m no exception but only when it’s not cooked so long that it’s hard and crumbles. I had my usual breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon and home fries. Not only was the bacon cooked perfectly, there was plenty of it....More

Thank Jerry_Bagnell
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Restaurant Details

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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