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3rd Street Diner

218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
+1 804-788-4750
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good26%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“fries” (9 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

It was only one place was was open near us. It really old, uncomfortable and dirty every were. Food was ok...but... I didn't recommend to eat in anyway.

Thank AndrewKov
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went to the second graduation for VCU and were looking for a good cheap place to eat. They made room for nine of us and no one complained about the food. The only complaint I heard was the women's restroom needed updating. Other than...More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Come as you are..Food is great, always. Waitresses are friendly, but don't get in a hurry, which is fine with me when I'm there. Worth it!! Don't be surprised to see patrons drinking at 8 in the morning, but everyone is orderly. If you expect...More

Thank bleighdill
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is an all time favorite diner of mine! Today's visit for breakfast did not disappoint. The eggs, bacon, grits with garlic butter and the grilled, buttered biscuits were fantastic!!!! Furthermore, the edgy ambiance of the diner is a nice added touch!!! I love the...More

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Visited during a slow Sunday (6 customers) and it took more than 15 minutes to get service and another 15 minutes to get a glass of water. The food wasn't great because the server got my order wrong and never apologized.

Thank PeacefullyPerfect
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Old Fashioned Diner with a lot of history. I went to have an old fashioned burger, fries and a shake but was left disappointed. There was nothing old fashioned about the shake. I mean if you can call it that, more like a bland cup...More

Thank JBPoodle
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were staying at a hotel nearby and I googled restaurants nearby. We found the diner and looked at the menu and the reviews. The place is quaint and the set up is really cool. It has two stories and the waitress said there is...More

Thank lindabail
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Some of the best diner food ever!! Breakfast all day, well priced and alot of food. Drinks are great...good cure for a hang over!! Go here all of the time!!

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in while searching for some breakfast. We weren't sure at first...sort of seemed like we had wandered into stubborn remnant of the previous night's bar crowd. But we took a seat and waited to see how things would turn out. Well, they turned...More

Thank spoonasaurus
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is exactly what it appears to be. A dinner with fast cheap food and not at all fancy. One of the few originals that has not changed in decades!

Thank Jonathan H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-4750
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