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“blonde ambition”
Review of Dot's Back Inn

Dot's Back Inn
Ranked #45 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
“blonde ambition”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

thanks to the blonde manager, dots is losing good customers left and right.the food is great, the atmosphere is okay and the wait staff is great with a few exceptions. Jimmie, run your own place!!!!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good Food.....Busy Diner”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We went on a Saturday early evening and it was quite busy, it is self serve seating inside and outside on patio. We ate inside near the kitchen which is a busy spot, but didn't bother us it gave us an opportunity to see all the different food being ordered.

It has a rustic diner ambiance, I feel it could use a good deep cleaning though. The bathroom and other areas in the dining room looked like it could use a thorough clean up.

We enjoyed our food.....the best thing we had was the Elvis Pie is fantastic!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Frederick, MD
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This is our second trip to Dot's Back Inn. We were not disappointed. Since our last visit they have added front porch dining. We were seated immediately, we arrived around 5:45 p.m.
The specials they were featuring has a combination of Seafood, Steak & Fish. My self and my sister had the Oysters, my older sister had the breaded shrimp and my brother-in-law had the salmon. We will return to this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank auntsRfun
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Dayton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“OK, but nothing special”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We went here for dinner because it was featured on Food Network and ordered burgers as recommended by our waitress. The burgers arrived and the bottom of the wheat bun was so soggy, it was inedible. As soon as it was picked up, the bun fell apart. The burger was OK, but honestly, anyone can grill a burger like this at home. The home fries were good and our waitress must have liked them as much as we did since I saw her eating the leftovers from a customer's plate after she cleared their table.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank busymomtothree
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very cool diner with great food!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I found Dot's Back Inn on The Food network. My wife and I stopped there for lunch. They had a 1st time special that day and it was delicious. If you are in the Richmond area, stop by the Dot's . You won't regret it.

  • Visited August 2013
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