Food

Convenience is king!

Not looking to drive around a lot or spend any more than you have to?  Boom, we have you covered!

This year, we are bringing in two food trucks for the Saturday lunch break.

Happy Empanada, empanadas and fried plantains. Vegetarian options available. $

The Hungry Turtle, banh mi sandwiches & pho. Vegetarian options available. $



Other Lunch Options Near Dogtown Dance Theater

Brewers Cafe 1125 Bainbridge St, Richmond, VA 23224. Literally a block away! Serves coffee drinks and sandwiches. Do be aware they are not the fastest, though, so if it is busy, you may wish to go somewhere else. $

Subway 1200 Semmes Ave #101, Richmond, VA 23224. A 5 to 10 minute walk from the venue. Cheap quick sandwiches. You know the drill. $

Plant Zero Cafe 3 E 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23224. Roughly a 5 minute drive from the venue. Bright & airy daytime cafe with outdoor seating serving wraps, salads, pitas & specialty coffees. (Only open until 3pm on Saturdays) $

You can also drive less than 2 miles up the road to the Virginia Commonwealth University campus area, which has tons of fast casual food options, of which these are just a few:

Chipotle  810 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220 $

Jimmy Johns 520 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220 $

Panera Bread  810 W Grace St #2, Richmond, VA 23220. $



After classes are over, here are some nearby spots to grab dinner:

Dinner Options Reasonably Near to Dogtown Dance Theater

Legend Brewing Company, 321 W 7th St, Good beer, nice outdoor seating with views of downtown skyline. Burgers n fries.

Croaker’s Spot, 1020 Hull St, nice soul food place; great catfish!

Bottom’s Up Pizza, 1700 Dock St, A Richmond favorite. One slice is a full meal!

Little Mexico 1328 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220 Serves standard family Mexican fare. Kyle & Erica go for the queso dip and blue margaritas. ;) $

Sin E, 1327 E Cary St, Irish pub grub

City Dogs, 1316 E Cary St, nice casual creative hot dogs and burgers

Sumo San, 1725 E Main St, Good sushi rolls

Grace Noodle, 1823 E Main St, inexpensive Asian noodle dishes




Local Favorites!

Looking for a good meal and some local flavor? Don't mind making a special excursion? Richmond has a lot to offer! Here's a mix of the high-brow, the low-brow and everything in between. Make sure to double-check the hours, as this will be a holiday weekend!


Alamo BBQ, 2202 Jefferson Ave., Richmond, VA 23223. Some of the best BBQ in RVA! $

Belmont Food Shop, 27 N Belmont Ave, great vibe in this tiny restaurant with great food and cocktails, they also play 20s/30s jazz over the PA. Reservations a must. $$-$$$

Buzz & Ned's BBQ 1119 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230. The other big player on the local BBQ scene. Let them duke it out in your belly. $

Can Can, 3120 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221. One of the best dining rooms in Richmond! French brasserie in Carytown. Also open for breakfast. Reservations recommended. $$

Chadar Thai 8030 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23294 Best drunken noodles in town. $

Dutch & Company, 400 N 27th St, super creative farm to table and also great cocktails, Reservations a must. $$-$$$

Edo's Squid.  411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220. Incredibly delicious Italian food, with an emphasis on seafood. Reservations a must. Parties larger than 4 must order family style. Plan to stay a while and make it an event. $-$$$

Flora, 203 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond 23220. Upscale and authentic Mexican focusing on the flavors of Oaxaca and the Yucatan Peninsula. Great cocktails. $$

Garnett's Cafe, 2001 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220. Awesome sandwiches and pie! $

Heritage, 1627 W Main St, one of the best farm to table restaurants in Richmond, Reservations a must. $$ -$$$

Joe's Inn 205 N Shields Ave, Richmond, VA 23220. Classic family diner in the heart of the historic Fan neighborhood. Big portions of decent food. Surprising amount of vegetarian options and a large beer selection. $

King of Pops. 3001 W Clay St, Richmond, VA 23230. Gourmet popsicle place with a patio in Scott's Addition. $

Kuba Kuba,1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220. Great vibe and Cuban food in the Fan. $$

La Cabana 4086 Crockett St, Henrico, VA 23228. Great little hole-in-the-wall strip mall dive with $1.25 tacos on Fridays. A tradition among Richmond dancers! $

Lucy’s, 404 N. 2nd Street, Richmond 23219. Casual setting for locally-sourced dishes. $$

Metzger Bar & Butchery, 801 N 23rd St, German food with a creative flair, Reservations a must. $$-$$$

Millie's Diner, 2603 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223. A Richmond institution. Eclectic contemporary cuisine. Awesome brunch also! $$

Nile, 306 N. 29th Street, Richmond 23223. Highly-rated Ethiopian in a light and airy setting. $$

Nota Bene, 2110 E Main St, housemade pasta and really good thin-crust pizza, Reservations a must.

Pasture, 416 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219. Locavore Southern fare & craft beers with a small-plates emphasis in an airy, minimalist setting. Great cocktails too! $$

Perly's, 111 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219. Creative Jewish deli bites & dinners are served in this funky, retro eatery hung with family photos. Great cocktails. $$

Pho So 1 6403 Rigsby Rd, Richmond, VA 23226 Classic, no-frills, hole-in-the-wall Pho place. Best authentic Pho in town. $

Phoenix Garden, 7103 Brook Road, Richmond 23227.  Vietnamese vegan/vegetarian cuisine.  $-$$

Proper Pie Company, 2505 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223. Awesome savory and sweet pies! Closes at 7pm, so don't dilly dally $

Rappahannock, 320 E. Grace Street, the best for craft cocktails and seafood; Reservations a must

Rapp Session, 320 E. Grace Street, Rappahannock’s little sister and just as good

Secco Wine Bar, 325 N. Robinson Street, Richmond 23220. Casual dining spot in the Fan with creative small plates and great wine selection and cocktails. $$

Sugar Shack Donuts. 1001 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220. Best donuts in town. An absolute must! $

Stoplight Gelato. 405 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220. Locally owned gelato place in Jackson Ward.

Tenka Ramen, 110 N. Fifth Street, authentic ramen joint

The Roosevelt, 623 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223. Great food in a wonderful dining room. Awesome cocktails. One of Richmond's best!  Reservations a must. $$$

Saison, 23 W Marshall St, Mexican/Southern fusion, great craft beer and cocktails, Reservations a must.

Vagabond, 700 E. Broad Street, YUM! Reservations suggested

Yaki, 200 W. Broad Street, Richmond 23220. Yakitori, sake, beer, cocktails! $-$$

Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill, 3300 W. Cary Street, Richmond 23221. Fresh and fast rice/noodle bowls. Good beer selection. $