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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
+1 608-259-0000
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese curds” (79 reviews)
“burger” (452 reviews)
“melting pot” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
317 N Frances St, Madison, WI 53703-1970
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1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers were great and the waiters were super friendly! Prices were fine but it's quite dark in the restaurant. Nothing wrong with dark though. Will definitely return!

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't visited Dotties for a couple of years and wanted to return. This is a small, intimate pub with an absolutely wonderful selection of taps. We were quite impressed with the server's suggestions for us. Our friends said the Jambalaya was very good, however not...More

Thank WisconsinTarheel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic burgers! Their default temp is medium and ours came out closer to med rare, but it didn’t matter, the beef was great as were the toppings and bun. I’ve been to a number of places that tout the greatness of their burgers, but this...More

Thank Devin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here for the past five years when visiting my son in grad school. It is always a must for at least one meal during my stays. The burgers are way above average, cooked to order, fairly large. The bun is always fresh...More

Thank AntOnLine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've followed Dotty's for decades to all its different locations. Burgers are deliciously juicy and messy, and every server knows to bring a stack of napkins. We always start with the Sample Basket since it has a little bit of everything. We've always had great...More

Thank FrequentFlyer064
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Green & Gold-I believe it is called. Meat was very undercooked, despite the menu saying that the default was ‘Medium: some pink,’ and the waitress confirming as much. Very inedible. I didn’t complain because I’m not that person, but the waitress did...More

Thank janesmith12342018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a college visit to UW we came upon this little gem. Upon walking in, we couldn't help but be impressed with all the cool Madison-specific antique pictures and articles on display. The food was incredible and the price was right. We'll go back for...More

Thank Lon F
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Came here based upon reviews from this site. Bison burger was exceptionally good as was the service., Waitress was awesome.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Went here for dinner on a snowy night. Service was excellent - wait was not even long enough to get our drinks from the bar! The food was VERY good! We ordered burgers and fries; the originality was refreshing. Would recommend for anyone near campus!

Thank DebbieRich45
Reviewed 9 April 2018

When we want burgers, we always head to Dotty Dumpling's Dowry. Every burger we've had there has been delicious, and the fries, cheese curds and poutine are also excellent. The kid's menu offers the typical burgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers, along with a choice...More

Thank MarcieJ
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences! We look forward to serving you again soon! 🍔👍🏻

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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