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Dot's Soul Food

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Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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Florence, Alabama
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259 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a morning of wandering & shopping in Lawrence & Morgan counties area, we stopped at Dot's Soul Food for a late lunch. Fantastic again . . . pork chop, chickens, turnip greens, yams, fried corn, mac & cheese! Friendly staff, clean building, great service, the very best food all makes this a great lunch stop.

Thank BusterYukon
Decatur, Alabama
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Now, this is true southern cooking. Portions are generous and so many to choose from it's almost overwhelming. Best soul food cooking around. We ate so much we didn't eat dinner that night! Very friendly atmosphere. They make sure your tea is full and that you don't need anything. This is a restaurant I will return to many times.

Thank Judy S
Madison, Alabama
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We order from Dots on occasion where I work. The fried chicken is great, the dressing is great, and the vegetables are great. It's a great place to eat.

Thank Mjack96799
Florence, Alabama
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259 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

"You can go home again" IF you go eat at Dot's! The is just like Mama's or Grandma's. The chicken 'n dressing, white beans, cream corn, and yams are great. My wife & I agreed that these all tasted just like we used to get at our parents/grandparents. The fried chicken looked great (other diners had it & all that... More 

Thank BusterYukon
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is a treasure. From meats to vegetables to desserts, you can taste the love. The staff greet you like family because that is how they see you. The anticipation of the meal is only heightened by the length of the line. As you near the steam tables your mouth begins to water. You scan the dining room for... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

They have a choice of meats (there was catfish, fried chicken, or beef tips and rice on Friday) and two fresh vegetables (black eye peas, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes) plus bread (roll or mini corn muffins). It was all delicious - the peas were rightly seasoned, and I added a piece of chess pie. Will definitely stop... More 

Thank Bobby M
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The only place to grab an awesome lunch during the week ...just outside Decatur Trinity area...the girls got it going on...never had 1 thing bad from here in many years of eating here at least once a week...

Thank Jim R
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I can NOT travel through Alabama without going to Dot's. My car has a magnetic pull and I end up there every time! It's like going to your Grandma's for Sunday dinner only better cause you don't have to help with the dishes ;) Friendly service and the food is out of this world! Just GO!

Thank Silvana G
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great food for good price! $7.50 for 1 meat and 2 sides. Fried chicken is the best! All sides are delicious. Each day has different menu. Closed on Sat and Mon. Open 11-2 on Sun. Long lines but they move quickly. Lots of seating.

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Decatur, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

This was my third trip to Dot's and I've enjoyed it every time. No frills but the restaurant is clean, the service is great and the food is down-home delicious!!!! The chicken and dumplings are amazing!!! Highly recommend if you like soul food.

Thank mimiof11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hillsboro
  • Phone Number: 2566378002

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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?