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Dixie Restaurant

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American, Diner
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250 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3228
+1 804-732-7425
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07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,317 reviews
619 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, here's a dilemma....a southern named, themed, and actually genuine (dates from the 1930s) diner with competent southern menu items, i.e. grits, catfish, corncakes....all of which I tried and all of which were nicely done. But the place features a visit from Lincoln in 1865......a corner historical marker talking about "renting" "bonded" workers being common in Richmond at that time.....really... More 

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Thank RickMIusa
Park ridge
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been in existence since 1939. It has moved several times, but they were able to recover many of the original pieces. The staff was super friendly and the food was very very good. Overall, a delightfully surprising experience.

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Thank Michele089
Chester, Virginia
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268 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kept hearing great things about this place, they were all right! Felt welcome as soon as we walked in, drinks ordered immediately at he table n the blink of an eye. After a few minutes to peruse the menu our waitress arrived to take our order. Specials were on a chalkboard in the back, there were several booths, seven stools... More 

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Thank Dizymaus
Disputanta, Virginia
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife makes an excellent breakfast. But when we have guests we usually take them to the Dixie Diner in preparation for wandering around Old Towne Petersburg. It has a great diner feel with very attentive staff. We have never left there disappointed or hungry. Ample portions with great service.

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Thank maceb18
Fishkill, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter got married in Florida last month. My wife and I made a road trip from NY to FL out of it. We love finding local spots via Trip Advisor while traveling. My wife just picks a town not far off of I-95 and does a little digging around on her Trip Advisor phone app. Well, she found the... More 

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1 Thank Hikin4Views
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this delightful restaurant. From the minute we walked in we loved it. We were escorted to a booth right away and our waitress Geneva was there in a few minutes. Our food came out quickly and it was hot and there was enough in the serving size. Our waitress was very attentive even though they were... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick lunch while visiting Petersburg Battlefield. Great diner atmosphere, great music, local spot. Fried cod was excellent. Veggies great as well. Finally - blueberry cobbler with ice cream.

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1 Thank Alabama2011
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just ate again at this wonderful old town Petersburg, VA icon. My parents used to frequent this place when we were kids. At that time they had a train that ran on the track the perimeter of the restaurant, which we loved. My brother took me here and we had breakfast, and we visited again today, where I brought my... More 

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Thank homecare71
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place food and service is great love there breakfast and lunch. Staff is always great and very friendly.

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Thank John P
colonial heights, virginia, United States
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love the Dixie, love the people, love the service, love the ambiance, love the food. Just when you think it cannot get any better, they INVENT/CREATE the best Cinnamon Bun pancake in the world.

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Thank Cynthia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3228
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-732-7425
Description
The Dixie is a landmark breakfast and lunch establishment in the heart of Old Towne Petersburg since the 1920s and in it's current location since 1939. It has seen several owners over the years and remains a local favorite.
We specialize in traditional southern cuisine. Our menu items include our famous Dixie Dog which is a red hot dog with mustard, onions and our tasty chili sauce. We also serve fried Salt Herring, Salmon Croquettes, Meatloaf, Chicken & Dumplings, made from scratch Pimento Cheese, and Chicken Salad. We offer a variety of sandwiches, barbeque, burgers and hot-plate specials that change daily.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?