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“Amazing choices”

Dotty Dumpling's Dowry
Ranked #3 of 995 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Description: Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a Madison institution favored by the locals for over 40 years. Located in the heart of downtown, Dotty's offers award winning hamburgers, Friday fish fry, homemade soups and chili, fresh salads and so much more! Cozy up in a booth or at the bar and pick from 24 Wisconsin craft beers on tap while enjoying some Blues or Motown music in the back round. Dotty's is a Madison tradition enjoyed by guests of all ages!
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing choices”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

A colleague suggested this place and I was very surprised at how good it was. The burger choices are one of the best I've ever seen. The food was great and the fries were perfect!
I highly recommend the Orange Creme Shake.
Easy parking across the street. This is a great find.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Verona, Wisconsin
1 review
“Best burgers in Madison”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

One of the best burgers I've had in Madison! Service was a little slow but as long as you're not in a hurry it is a great place to enjoy a burger and a beer.

Visited October 2013
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Madison
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“if you like hamburgers or home made soup this is the place”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

dotty's is a madison institution. the food is excellent and the ambience is the spirit of a classic college town. it is always quite crowded on weekends---so try an early or late lunch.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Delicious”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Dotty's is one of my favorites in Madison. Best burgers in town and a great ambiance. They play lots of random old shows and movies on the tvs, and have lots of memorabilia on the walls. Great place to go before a badger hockey or basketball game with the close location to the Kohl Center.

You can't go wrong with a pitcher of Spotted Cow to wash it all down also.

  • Visited September 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best lamb burger I've ever had”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I ordered the lamb burger and it was incredible. Favorable and just the right amount of spice. Some complain that Dotty's is a bit expensive, however the quality of the burgers justifies the cost.

Visited July 2013
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Thank David S
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