Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

  • 317 N. Frances St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 259-0000

From humble beginnings to hamburger haven...Dotty Dumpling's Dowry has been voted Best Burger in Madison for more than 40 years in a row! Dotty Dumpling's Dowry is a Madison institution favored by the locals since it was opened in 1974 by founder Jeff Stanley. Now owned and operated by his daughter, Rachael Stanley, Dotty's is located in the heart of downtown, steps from UW-Madison, and one block from the Kohl Center. 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 or one of Dotty's signature cocktails while enjoying some Blues or Motown music in the background. Dotty's is a Madison tradition, family friendly, and enjoyed by guests of all ages!



  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • TV/Sports Viewing
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options
  • Gluten-free Options
  • Can Close for Private Party
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Kid-Friendly Fare
  • Happy Hour Specials
  • Bike Parking


  • Days/Hours: Sun-Tues 11am-10pm, Wed-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Price Range: $-$$
  • Wheelchair Accessibility

Cards Accepted

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa


  • Downtown
  • CrossFit Fare

Meeting Facility

  • Banquet Capacity: 115

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Dining Room & Bar (Entire Restaurant) 2,000 X 0 0 115 0