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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

€€ - €€€American, ,
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
+1 608-259-0000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese curds” (91 reviews)
“burger” (472 reviews)
“melting pot” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In town for the weekend and this restaurant was recommended by the staff at our hotel. It has a focused menu which is heavy on Burgers. In a nutshell this place has great food, friendly staff, and a local feel...it is a must do. We...More

Thank Good-Do-Bee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve heard about this for a few years. But it’s really busy whenever we want to go! We decided to wait and wait for a table. But it was worth it. Burgers were YUM!!!

Thank jenniferv558
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing burgers!!!!! A friend recommended the place and we went for lunch on Sunday and it was fantastic Great service too!

Thank sheam956
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped after a hockey game for a bit to eat. Sort of our standard go to place. Had a porter, burger and crab corn chowder. Porter good and cold, burger sort of sloppily constructed but tasted great. Chowder tasted ok but its had the consistency...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a burger and cheese curds. These cheese curds are amazing and the burger was very good too. They do cook the burgers a bit rare, so if you like medium order medium well. Great food for a reasonable price and the atmosphere is...More

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot to grab a burger and beer. They have a very nice beer selection and their burgers were delicious. I had the spicy burger, can’t remember the name, as well as the fries and onion rings. Buddy had the cheese and chili fries...More

Thank JP2431
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

that was last time I was here. Even back then as a student this place was good but didn't remember how good! grand something cheese burger great, cocktail old fashion for 8 bucks amazing ( especially coming from NJ were you can't get one for...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was very good at Dotty Dumplings. Had burgers and all was very good! Had the sampler basket and it was excellent. If you like burgers I would recommend. Not a place for large groups though. Small tables.

Thank Ambassador812022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here before the Badger’s game for a great meal. Good beer selection, classic bar appetizers, burgers (including a nice build-your-own option) and fries. Be aware that at least on game days they will not seat you until your entire party is present....More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dotty is a good choice if you want bar food. It’s dark and noisy but the food is good and service is great. They have cheese curds and the usual bar food at a reasonable price.

Thank AuntieMRA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-259-0000
  • E-mail
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!
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