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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” (78 reviews)
“burger” (449 reviews)
“melting pot” (24 reviews)
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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 666 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best burgers I have had in a long time. Waitstaff were friendly and helpful. Try the Melting Pot, you can't go wrong.

Thank wiscogirl4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh... yum! If you haven't been here, what are you waiting for? Dotty's has the best burgers in Madison! And the fries are amazing too. The place is close to the Kohl Center but it's tiny and fills up quickly. But it is definitely worth...More

Thank ZeusSNC
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Stop in any time! 👍🏻🍔

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where we go for burgers. Hands down, the best place in Madison for a burger and fries. Whenever family comes into town, we take them here. The meat tastes fresh, everything can be made to order, and I don't feel like I'm weighted...More

Thank Tristan E
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love this! Thanks for being loyal fans, we look forward to seeing you all again soon! 🍔👍🏻

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is great and the atmosphere is awesome with an eclectic collections decorating almost every corner. Their burgers are great and they hit the nail on the head with their cheese curds. Usually a wait on weekend nights, but worth it + you can...More

Thank MKThomson_Tours
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Appreciate the review! See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here twice and it is a must stop for me when I am in Madison. The melting pot burger was world class, the cheese curds were fabulous and the truffle fries were amazing! Great beer selection and friendly midwestern service. A really...More

Thank Scott M
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! 🍔

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forget the name, this is a burger joint. My guess is they are always busy, but they turned tables well and wait times were short. They have a burger (6oz) for just about anyone or you can build your own. My lunch burger was juicy...More

Thank Jon G
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for loving us and leaving a great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. I thoroughly enjoyed my Cajun chicken sandwich and fries. Price was also great for the amount of food!!

Thank Amelia A
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome, so glad you loved your food and overall experience! Visit us again soon! 🍔

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and 2 sons (19 and 13) enjoyed our experience at Dotty Dumpling's last week! We had the fried cheese curds as an appetizer, then each tried a different burger. Each of us mostly enjoyed our choices. I had the Heart Throb and was...More

Thank ToddP70
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! I love that you all had different burgers. That really maximizes the experience. Please come visit us again soon! 🍔

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I were in Madison for the WIAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament. We decided to try Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry as neither of us have been there before and heard they had good food. We were not disappointed! The staff was very friendly and the...More

Thank amil3
Sarah R, General Manager at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! So glad you had a great time and loved your burgers. Visit us 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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