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3rd Street Diner

American, Diner
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218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
+1 804-788-4750
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially, we were a bit nervous when we arrived at 9:30am and the bar was still in full swing. The diversity of the customers was colorful and entertaining. The atmosphere was more bar-like than diner. Our service was really friendly and helpful. The food good but mine was warm at best. The rest of my party were very happy with... More 

Thank Karen A
Gainesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent breakfast (I'm sure more tasty and definitely cheaper than my hotel), with the"regulars" milling around to provide a great atmosphere. Contrary to some other reviews, I found the staff I interacted with to be very friendly and helpful when I asked about the location/directions for other places.

Thank Mahyai
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service was very good. Eggs cooked to perfection and the potatoes are superb!!!! Great cocktails as well!!

Thank Jack H
Henderson, Nevada
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

3rd Street Diner was recommended by hotel staff. We would not recommend this restaurant. The food came cold and the salad warm. It is within walking distance to the Holiday Inn Express but that is all we can say good about this restaurant

Thank Julie505_13
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Might I first say you have to appreciate this is a diner . The food was plentifull and enjoyable at a very reasonable price . Our waitress Rachael was on the ball and it was only her second night . We could have had 1 meal and shared it , we had that much on our plates .

Thank johnsoutham
Woodbridge, Virginia
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a weekday late breakfast here with a friend. Wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleased when I left! Service was friendly and attentive, food was plentiful and tasty (I got the breakfast club with hash browns), and prices were good. The diner has a unique and laid-back atmosphere and it was fun to look around. I'd go... More 

Thank rlwags13
Charlottesville, Virginia
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363 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Because of the lighted "cocktails" sign in the window, we stopped in just for a drink and were so glad we did. This place really has some history. Besides being a diner since the 1920's, it was a hospital durning the civil war. There is more to the story, and maybe some ghosts, but I'll leave it at that. We... More 

Thank norskies
Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

From the outwide, this place looks a little dumpy. When you first walk in, you see a large bar, which might give the impression that it's just a watering hole for locals. But it turns out the food is excellent and the service is friendly. Great place. It claims to be open 24 hours, although I was only there for... More 

Thank Jim P
Lynchburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in town to see a concert and found this place close to our hotel. It was around 10PM and there weren't many choices for food outside of the local bars and pubs, so we decided to try it out. In all honesty, when we walked in we felt like we made a mistake. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Zadam11
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Attended by locals it is a good place to get a light meal and drink. The dinner we had was very good, and well prepared.

Thank johnr1812

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-4750

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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?