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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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (286 reviews)
“cheese curds” (70 reviews)
“lamb burger” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
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1 - 10 of 631 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great burgers, the best I have ever had in Madison. The meat is really good, I suggest you have the grand daddy or the melting pot.

Thank Vito A
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Both are excellent choices! Thanks for stopping in and leaving us a nice review. :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a Madison tradition! They have great burgers and a nice, dark, old atmosphere! The food is delicious and other than game days, its usually quick!

Thank Sara M
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! 🍔

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of those places that belongs in a movie. The record are amazing, true Wisconsin fan decors for sure. Then you have a menu full of so many options. It was our first time, so we took a while, which the waitress was super...More

Thank Maidoua T
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving such an amazing review. We love Dotty’s and it’s atmosphere like crazy and it makes us so happy to hear when others do as well. AND you picked some of the most amazing menu items! Please come back and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch, got seated immediately. Food came quickly. The cheese curds were good, but not the best I've ever had. Burgers were good also, but could be used some basic seasoning in the patty. Their English garlic spread was awesome! Worth a stop!

Thank Icyeyes
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came early on FreakFest night. It was great! Sat down right away. Food was great! By the time we left, there was quite a line.

Thank TinaE54401
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a great time! 🍔

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best burgers! Sweet potatoes fries were awesome, the best cheese curds in Madison! Hubby and son in law had the grand daddy and daughter had the green and gold. Everything was delicious! Wait time was long but expect that for game...More

Thank Julie C
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for loving our food and taking the time to leave an awesome review. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dotty’s has legendary juicy burgers and amazing fries. And so many variations in that basic theme, all of which are tasty. Yumm. Just, yumm.

Thank MarkHazelbaker
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super fun bustling place that's locally owned. It's moved three times (because of developments by others) but it's still a Madison tradition! Ecclectic and collegiate decor, it serves great hamburgers. On Friday nights, they have a fish fry that's terrific because it...More

Thank Samantha C
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind review! We serve an excellent walleye dinner and out secret recipe tartar sauce is THE BEST. Thanks again and see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kool old restaurant with a neat history in Madison ..... waitress was nice and made good recommendations and food was great!

Thank bignoah
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you had a great lunch. Visit us again soon! 🍔

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cheese curds and a super beer selection. Welcome to Wisconsin! Oh yeah, it was a good burger too. Sat at the bar with the badger staring down at me for company.

Thank David H
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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!
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