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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

) #2 of 776 Restaurants in Madison ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
+1 608-259-0000
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese curds” (69 reviews)
“burger” (393 reviews)
“dumplings” (44 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I cam here because it was close to the doubletree where I was staying and was pleasantly surprised. It was a little dark inside the restaurant but thats fine. I had a beer flight of local beers which was a good way of an out...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This could be the best burger you’ve ever had. Great beer selection and if you can’t find a burger to your liking, you are from another planet. Recommend medium raw with mushrooms and Swiss which is my personal favorite.

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love coming here and they usually knock it out of the park. But this time, the burgers were all over cooked. Don't ask me if "a little pink in the inside is ok" if you are just gonna make them all well done. Not...More

Thank Kapanda
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry you experienced anything less than perfection from our restaurant! We strive to do our absolute best for every guest who walks through our door. I would love to hear more about your visit so I can ensure this doesn't happen again....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner while in town on business, had a mushroom swiss burger and cheese curds. Both excellent, good service and a plus was they know how to make a Manhattan. Highly recommend

Thank REvans62711
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We know our drinks just as much as we know a great burger! Thanks for the kind review! 🍔👍🏻

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Bayou burger and it hit the spot. Service was fine. The decor is interesting. Plenty of choices of beer on tap. I'll definitely return

Thank ndbaker74
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

See you soon! 🍔

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good burgers, great curds and fried pickles, lots of retro and classic drink options. Close to the Kohl Center, so expect long waits and slow service after game days or for weekend dinners. Nonetheless, it's a good stop for a quick bite to eat for...More

Thank Nicole C
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's definitely the place to be before and after events in our area! Thanks for the nice review! 👍🏻

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really love their hamburgers. Great variety of options for toppings, and they are very tasty. Nice atmosphere as well.

Thank CRJ01
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Hope to see you soon! 🍔

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were headed to a motel in Spring Green WI, and thought it might be a better bet to eat supper in Madison - good choice. This is a funky burger spot that has been in Madison for decades. We waited just a few minutes...More

Thank L7619IQ
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you stopped in! Hopefully we'll see you again soon. 🍔

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got takeout while staying in a nearby hotel. 2 kids meals and food for 2 adults for under $40. Everyone liked their food, staff was very nice.

Thank Julee B
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

What a great find. So many things to look at when you come in. The food is spectacular my hubby ordered thee bison burger with heart throb sauce he said it was so good and that you could tell it was on a charbroiled grill....More

Thank Calley H
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!! 🍔

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-259-0000
  • E-mail
Description
Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a Madison institution favored by the locals for over 40 years. Located in the heart of downtown, Dotty's offers award winning hamburgers, Friday fish fry, homemade soups and chili, fresh salads and so much more! Cozy up in a booth or at the bar and pick from 24 Wisconsin craft beers on tap while enjoying some Blues or Motown music in the back round. Dotty's is a Madison tradition enjoyed by guests of all ages!
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