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Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

317 N. Frances St.
Madison, WI 53703

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!

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Capacity 115
Dining Room & Bar (Entire Restaurant)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Banquet Capacity: 115