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Dot's Soul Food

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Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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Decatur, Alabama
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now, this is true southern cooking. Portions are generous and so many to choose from it's almost overwhelming. Best soul food cooking around. We ate so much we didn't eat dinner that night! Very friendly atmosphere. They make sure your tea is full and that you don't need anything. This is a restaurant I will return to many times.

Thank Judy S
Madison, Alabama
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We order from Dots on occasion where I work. The fried chicken is great, the dressing is great, and the vegetables are great. It's a great place to eat.

Thank Mjack96799
Florence, Alabama
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255 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

"You can go home again" IF you go eat at Dot's! The is just like Mama's or Grandma's. The chicken 'n dressing, white beans, cream corn, and yams are great. My wife & I agreed that these all tasted just like we used to get at our parents/grandparents. The fried chicken looked great (other diners had it & all that... More 

Thank BusterYukon
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is a treasure. From meats to vegetables to desserts, you can taste the love. The staff greet you like family because that is how they see you. The anticipation of the meal is only heightened by the length of the line. As you near the steam tables your mouth begins to water. You scan the dining room for... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

They have a choice of meats (there was catfish, fried chicken, or beef tips and rice on Friday) and two fresh vegetables (black eye peas, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes) plus bread (roll or mini corn muffins). It was all delicious - the peas were rightly seasoned, and I added a piece of chess pie. Will definitely stop... More 

Thank Bobby M
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The only place to grab an awesome lunch during the week ...just outside Decatur Trinity area...the girls got it going on...never had 1 thing bad from here in many years of eating here at least once a week...

Thank Jim R
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I can NOT travel through Alabama without going to Dot's. My car has a magnetic pull and I end up there every time! It's like going to your Grandma's for Sunday dinner only better cause you don't have to help with the dishes ;) Friendly service and the food is out of this world! Just GO!

Thank Silvana G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great food for good price! $7.50 for 1 meat and 2 sides. Fried chicken is the best! All sides are delicious. Each day has different menu. Closed on Sat and Mon. Open 11-2 on Sun. Long lines but they move quickly. Lots of seating.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Decatur, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This was my third trip to Dot's and I've enjoyed it every time. No frills but the restaurant is clean, the service is great and the food is down-home delicious!!!! The chicken and dumplings are amazing!!! Highly recommend if you like soul food.

Thank mimiof11
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

It's a bit out of town, but it's worth the drive. I've been to Dot's many times for lunch over the past 2 1/2 years. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. The standard lunch plate gets you a meat and two, but don't pass up the selection deserts (usually banana pudding, chess pie, pecan pie, or another variety...).

Thank Andrew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hillsboro
  • Phone Number: 2566378002

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?