We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

3rd Street Diner

218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
+1 804-788-4750
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (7 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner
218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (98)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place, but alright for a local dive place for was really good, can’t say much for the locals that come there, a lot of profanity but staff does keep them under control

Thank Ramossr65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to start by mentioning the morning serving staff member was fantastic. She was fast and friendly, the best part of the entire dining experience. I was looking for some cheap eats and found them at the 3rd Street Diner. The food was...More

Thank borealisjen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With a ocean port Richmond is a world class city. I am in town for Alumni weekend. Security guard suggested Third Street Cafe this morning. I was to participate in the Molar Roller bike event. Looking to fuel up for the day. Ate two cups...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Service was okay not stellar and the food was the same. Great for a quick economical meal, don't look for top chef.

Thank Thayer P
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I have dined at this restaurant MANY times over the years and have always found that the food is delicious and that prices are incredibly low. The servers are friendly and efficient. This is a great place to enjoy breakfast at any time of the...More

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I had the French Toast and Bacon for lunch. The French toast was very good (some places don't get it right). The bacon was a little thin. The prices were cheap. They had $8 lunch specials that others in our group tried to mixed reviews....More

Thank Hdhshdjhd
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 82 hotels in Richmond
The Massad House Hotel
15 reviews
.14 km away
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Richmond
265 reviews
.19 km away
Linden Row Inn
1,141 reviews
.22 km away
Hilton Richmond Downtown
1,639 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
474 reviews
.27 km away
289 reviews
.30 km away
Rappahannock Restaurant
368 reviews
.26 km away
Julep's New Southern Cuisine
297 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Library of Virginia
74 reviews
.69 km away
Capitol Square Park
55 reviews
.64 km away
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
85 reviews
.57 km away
The John Marshall House
48 reviews
.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 3rd Street Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing