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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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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Come as you are..Food is great, always. Waitresses are friendly, but don't get in a hurry, which is fine with me when I'm there. Worth it!! Don't be surprised to see patrons drinking at 8 in the morning, but everyone is orderly. If you expect formality, this is not the place for you.

Thank bleighdill
Richmond, Virginia
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an all time favorite diner of mine! Today's visit for breakfast did not disappoint. The eggs, bacon, grits with garlic butter and the grilled, buttered biscuits were fantastic!!!! Furthermore, the edgy ambiance of the diner is a nice added touch!!! I love the place!!!!

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a slow Sunday (6 customers) and it took more than 15 minutes to get service and another 15 minutes to get a glass of water. The food wasn't great because the server got my order wrong and never apologized.

Thank PeacefullyPerfect
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Old Fashioned Diner with a lot of history. I went to have an old fashioned burger, fries and a shake but was left disappointed. There was nothing old fashioned about the shake. I mean if you can call it that, more like a bland cup of melted ice cream. The burger was unevenly seasoned and unevenly cooked. The fries were... More 

Thank JBPoodle
newport news, va
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were staying at a hotel nearby and I googled restaurants nearby. We found the diner and looked at the menu and the reviews. The place is quaint and the set up is really cool. It has two stories and the waitress said there is an open mic on the 3rd floor and a rooftop area. The bar is set... More 

Thank lindabail
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Some of the best diner food ever!! Breakfast all day, well priced and alot of food. Drinks are great...good cure for a hang over!! Go here all of the time!!

Thank Jack H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in while searching for some breakfast. We weren't sure at first...sort of seemed like we had wandered into stubborn remnant of the previous night's bar crowd. But we took a seat and waited to see how things would turn out. Well, they turned out great. The bacon, eggs, 'taters, and biscuits were delicious and generously proportioned. And the... More 

Thank spoonasaurus
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is exactly what it appears to be. A dinner with fast cheap food and not at all fancy. One of the few originals that has not changed in decades!

Thank Jonathan H
Vienna, Virginia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Meal with drinks was inexpensive, and the servings were really big. I just ordered a chicken sandwich and it was good! Atmosphere is older, dive-y. Nothing fancy, but we liked it.

Thank Ellen P
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had a tremendous breakfast for lunch here. It couldn't have tasted better, but the place is a little old and grimy looking.

Thank webbgirl49

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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
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?