Dotty's Burger and Fries
Dotty's French Fries and Cheese Curds
Inside Dotty Dumpling's Dowry - Madison, Wisconsin
Outside Dotty Dumpling's Dowry - Madison, Wisconsin
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Dotty's Burger and Fries
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Our award-winning burger patty topped with steak seasoning, Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar, pickled red onions, home-made white BBQ sauce, and deep-fried haystack onions!

Served with french fries and a fountain beverage!



Game Day

Badger game day at Dotty's is a Madison tradition! Keep in mind the following information when planning so you can enjoy a burger and beer before or after the game.

  • We offer our full menu at all times
  • Burgers are made to order so it takes at least 20 minutes to receive your food
  • No reservations
  • No split checks
  • One hour time limit on dining room and bar tables. No time limits when sitting at the bar, which is full service.
  • Guests will not be seated until their full party is present. However, you may put your party's name on the list so you don't lose your spot. Sorry, no joiners after being seated.

Get Directions

317 N Frances Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 259-0000
We DO NOT take reservations.
Patrons must be present at Dotty's to add name to wait list.

Gift Certificates Available!

Learn More

The name Dotty Dumpling comes from a short story (name unknown) by Sir Arthur Conan O'Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame. The story is about a traveling circus and the character of the Fat Lady is named Dotty Dumpling. Owner Jeff Stanley added Dowry to the name.