Highest-rated cheap eats in Richmond, according to Tripadvisor

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January 3, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Richmond, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in the U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Richmond that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#29. Home Sweet Home

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pub
- Address: 3433 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-2726
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#28. Moore Street Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 2904 Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230-4530
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#27. Taco's Mexico

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 4108 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23234-2714
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#26. Pho So 1

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 6215 W Broad St Ste B, Richmond, VA 23230-2232
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#25. Don't Look Back

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (58 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 2929 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3515
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#24. El Caporal

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
- Address: 1417 Eastridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23229-5501
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#23. Early Bird Biscuit Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 5411 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-6009
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#22. Deep Run Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Address: 309 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220-4128
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#21. Richmond on Broad Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 626 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219-1890
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#20. Pho Tay Do

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 6328 Rigsby Rd, Richmond, VA 23226-2915
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#19. Goatocado

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Cafe
- Address: 1823 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4519
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#18. 2m Mediterranean

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Address: 7103 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228-4110
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#17. Plant Zero Cafe

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 7 E 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23224-4202
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#16. Greek Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Address: 11214 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-5011
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#15. Vietnam 1

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 6215 W Broad St Ste B, Richmond, VA 23230-2232
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#14. McLeans Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3205 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230-5001
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#13. Triple Crossing Beer - Fulton

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Bar
- Address: 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond, VA 23231-3127
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#12. Casa Grande

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 10921 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA 23235-4707
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#11. Galaxy Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 2924 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
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#10. Capitol Waffle Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1110 E Main St Ste B, Richmond, VA 23219-3545
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#9. The Dairy Bar Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 1602 Roseneath Rd, Richmond, VA 23230-4434
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#8. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 2200 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2008
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#7. City Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (84 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-2007
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#6. 821 Bakery Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
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#5. Greek On Cary

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (186 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
- Address: 3107 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
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#4. Eat 33

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 6901 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA 23228-4931
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#3. Pepe's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Address: 9550 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA 23235-4900
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#2. City Dogs

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 1316 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4118
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#1. Garnett's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 2001 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-2711
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