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Dot's Soul Food

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Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
+1 256-637-8002
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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Florence, Alabama
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank BusterYukon
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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 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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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 

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Thank Bobby M
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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...

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Thank Jim R
Tampa, Florida
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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!

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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.

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Decatur, Illinois
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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.

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Thank mimiof11
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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...).

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Thank Andrew C
Alexandria, Virginia
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180 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Pretty heavy for lunch food but decent. Definitely southern comfortfood. Lots of locals so good choice in the area. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank merrydb
Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Look, I've spent the last 11 years working in California, Iowa, North Dakota, and with my home base in upstate NY..... Then I got this short assignment here in Decatur, AL; and I've found Dot's. I went yesterday and had the country fried steak in gravy, collards, speckled butter beans, fried okra, and chess pie! I sat there a minute... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 20 East, Hillsboro, AL
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hillsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 256-637-8002

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