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About Millie's

Millie's....a Richmond landmark and locals' favorite eatery for 27 years! Millie's is where casual meets dressy, classic meets modern, comfort meets contemporary, and the menus are always changing with the seasons and chef's creative leanings. Housed in an old diner in the historic Tobacco Row/Church Hill neighborhood, Millie's has been setting the standard in Richmond since 1989 with a popular weekday lunch, modern American dinner service and great wine list and their world-famous weekend brunches. Talented chefs prepare your meal right in front of your eyes at the tiny front open kitchen. A cozy and comfortable ambiance pervades Millie's, where you can be assured of friendly and personalized service. The original diner counter serves as the restaurant's bar area, with a full ABC license and original cocktails. Millie's also boasts a 150+ bottle creative wine list with a full choice of varietal, country and price options from which to choose to complement your dinner. Join us!

2603 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23223
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30-9:30pm
Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
26th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 643-5512

Website:
http://www.milliesdiner.com/

Entertainment:
Millie's serves up vintage style all of the time with their original table and bar-top Seeburg jukeboxes full of amazing music...always a great selection of old, new and interesting to choose from!

Catering:
Millie's can cater your next function or event with a customized and original menu. We offer casual, mid-range or full service options to fit your catering needs. Contact us and let us plan your next party!

Parking Details:
Millie's is on the corner of East Main Street and 26th Street in the Church Hill/Tobacco Row neighborhood. Street parking is available along East Main (except 4-6pm), on 26th street and also across East Main Street a small elevated parking area accommodates more parking. Most nearby hotels also offer complimentary shuttles to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Millie's is located on East Main Street in the Church Hill/Tobacco Row area, also just a few blocks from Shockoe Bottom. GRTC buses stop all along East Main Street for your transportation convenience. Exact location is the corner of East Main Street and 26th Street.

Executive Chef:
Grayson Sponseller

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We run a Prix-Fixe 3 Course Tasting Menu available every night for just $27, plus tax and gratuity! Choose from our current dinner menu or from the current prix-fixe menu, whichever suits your appetite!

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Sun 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM

Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 8:45PM

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Millie's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (10)
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Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Chef made us an item not on the menu. Everything was spot on!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was our 28th wedding anniversary and everything was perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Favorite all time place to go for 28 years! Good for dinner, lunch or brunch. Staff are like family. Great for good food every time you go

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Millie’s is always the best! We try to take our out of town friends here because it’s so consistent, though never the same.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The chair broke and one of my guest hit the floor. They only offered a glass of champagne.
Food was ok. It was busy and our server Joe was nice but stretched. Steak was $26. Over priced with 3 “fingerling” potatoes. Shrimp was over spiced. Caesar salad was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We can here from out of town with our two pre-teens that are typically not fans of non-basic food. The hostess and wait staff were super kind and accommodating (made a grill cheese sandwich for one child). Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was festive and fun.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was cold and expensive for what we paid for. The service was great! Disappointed in the food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Menu was limited for any fish choices other than shrimp.
Quite frankly disappointing. I know it was Christmas Eve,
but we felt rushed from the minute we walked in.
Not sure if I will drive past several more enticing restaurants
on my way to Church Hill from Ginter Park in the near future.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Millie's! Food was great as always. Ceasar salad one of the best ever, but......main courses were served while we were still eating salad and apps. The cooks could easily see us and there weren't that many people in the restaurant. Waitress disappeared during the meal when we wanted water. Then rushed clearing the plates while some of us were still eating. Disappointing given the many many other times we've been there and had great food and service!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Millie’s is consistently awesome!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding cauliflower soup! Loved the scallops with ferro and brussel sprouts.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was great for our 20th anniversary.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were fortunate to have a ringside table just outside of the open kitchen where Mo, the energetic, young chef, turns out some of the most imaginative and delicious meals in Richmond. Don't be fooled by the crusty decor, Millies is a top-tier restaurant. The wait staff is friendly, prompt and attentive. Make a reservation and enjoy the meal. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Casual atmosphere, good service, food - hit or miss. Entree (pan seared drum) was superb, soup (bisque - pumpkin ?) was completely without any flavor or taste. Good wine collection. Still going strong after all these years, though it used to be a lot better. Perhaps the competition is catching up and spoiling the local dinners by raising the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Noodle/pork appetizer came out very salty (too much soy sauce). Dinner arrived to our table much later than expected considering the restaurant only had 4-5 tables full. The food came out luke warm with the cous cous almost cold. I had requested special seating with my reservation due to my daughter's birthday, but was sat adjacent to the bar and not in dining room. Very disappointed after receiving several recommendations from friends in Richmond.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Highly recommend the Caesar salad (I know, sounds boring!) and the spicy Thai noodles with shrimp. Even the bread and butter were tasty. Quaint atmosphere - recommend sitting at or near the bar to watch the grill action up close. Impressed such elaborate, flavorful creations come out of such a small area for the chefs!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We’ve been to Millie’s for brunch and were excited to finally go for dinner. It did not disappoint! The menu changes daily and still had so many options. The steamed mussels were fantastic as were both of our entrees.

Tags: Spicy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have always loved Millie's but had not been in a while. Went with a large group recently. Took over 30 minutes to get our first drink and over two hours to get our food. Food was not what it used to be, unfortunately. Not sure if this was because they seemed understaffed or overly busy, but we will probably think twice before we go back. There are just too many other options in Richmond these days, where the food and service are better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The scallops and duck were fabulous. The setting was great as well. Service was friendly. Would go back tomorrow if I was still in town.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had an outstanding meal--duck, tile fish and sautéed scallops. Service was, as always, prompt, friendly and professional. Millies remains our favorite restaurant in Richmond, and its amazing that the quality has not declined in the many years we have been eating there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came for Richmond Restaurant Week. Came in a little early with reservations, was seated immediately. Ended up doing a few courses as well as an app for the table. All the food was great and the dishes were very balanced. Our server was very informative and gave us additional info on any questions we had!

Definitely exceeded my expectations!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great dinner at Millie’s. I had the signature Thai Spicy Shrimp and it was delicious. My husband had the price fixed meal and it was super. The portions were a perfect size for three courses. Our friends had the hanger steak and the fish special and they both stated their meals were delicious.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I was most disappointed for my birthday dinner. Tim was the waiter & he was quite abrupt to the point of rude. My appetizer clearly had a worm of some sort moving on top of it which I declined to consume & sent it back. I was meeting with dear friends as my husband was unable to join us. I felt totally not special & I specifically chose this for my special occasion. While only visiting once for brunch, which we thoroughly enjoyed, I will never return for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This restaurants has maintained its excellent, and well deserved, reputation for a long time. So this was not my first visit. Non of the previous ones was a despointment. This one was even better than the other ones. The food is more interesting, selection more unusual and taste is a good as ever. The service was excellent and the rest is obviously much less important. The noise level allows to talk and not shout so it is a great advantage.

I am convinced that they would meet any bodies expection for good food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and service was fantastic! We ate outside at our request and unfortunately flies were terrible. And, there was no fan to deter them. Prices were a little high but would definitely return for a special occasion. Would also recommend Millie's to other people. They and the food were super!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We so enjoyed our dinner at Millie’s ! Our server was smart, friendly, and helpful. He obviously cared that we were happy customers. He was proud of their food, and rightly so, as it was delicious. We had the cauliflower soup, duck breast and a perfectly prepared Caesar salad. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have always had great meals at Millie's, but were disappointed. Arrived at 7:00 and one of the seven entrees offered was not available. Fish was over cooked, no list of cocktails offered, service very matter-of-fact.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and portion size were perfect. Only reason I did not give all 5 stars was our servers attitude. He was efficient but rude.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

One can count on having an excellent meal at Millie's. My grouper was cooked to perfection and served with delicious potatoes and green beans. Simple, yet delicious, and at a reasonable cost. My only complaint is that the music is quite loud and it can be a challenge to converse with one's dining companions at times.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have not been there in 6 years and it seems like a lot has changed. The restaurant was not as clean and the ambiance seemed kind of blah. Food was ok- nothing horrible but nothing that really wowed either of us.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had dinner here. The first course of mussels was very good. However after that introduction things fell off. It was very dark and impossible to see the food on the plate. We had to just stab at the food and guess what we would get on our fork. Although the duck was perfectly cooked the sides on the plate were slim and burnt. The fish also was difficult to navigate because of the bones and the darkness. The sides on the fish plate were also slim and overcooked.
The cooks on the open grill and broiler were burning off pans while we and other diners were having desert so the entire room was smokey. Overall for the price of the food we would not recommend it.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The menu changes every day. It was amazing!! Highly recommended!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another great meal at this Dichmond staple. Though better known for brunch, it's dinner menu is always interesting with something to please everyone.

This time the mussels were amazing, and the lamb chops were perfect. The dessert was a pineapple galette that was a little bit dry and could have done with either ice cream or a creme Anglais accompaniment.

We had faultless service from our waitress who was well informed and prompt, and when I gave my feedback on the galette, she informed the chef and it was removed from the bill.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Delicious and a good value

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent dinner as well as service. There was no objection to splitting the salad and entree. Duck was tender and rare and the salad with lots of anchovies.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

For 17 years Millie's has been delivering, in quality of the food, service, and ambiance! It is a true Richmond gem.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 15, 2017

There is always something at Millie's that you have never had before or in a combo you have never had before. I brought a Belgian gourmand to Millie's and he said the steak was the best he had ever had in the USA and he has travelled a lot in the US. Sunday brunch is always great even if you have to stand in line: then you can watch the chefs preparing all the different dishes as you larrup into a bloody Mary. The waitresses are all very charming too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I had a lovely lunch there with friends and family, on a weekday and very spur of the moment. We worried that we wouldn't get a table, since they don't take reservations for lunch, but we got a cozy boot near the window very soon after arrival for the four of us. I had the Cajun Mess, a grits dish with andouille sausage, crawfish and plenty of spice that was really good. Friends ordered a range of egg dishes and sandwiches, and everyone was very happy with their meal! Our waiter was a delightful, theatrical woman, and she made sure our every need was addressed while we were there. Will look forward to my next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very nice place in downtown Richmond. The evening menu is much more elegant than the brunch/lunch one (no burgers), with amazing Thai dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had been suggested by a friend who loved it. Upon arrival, was told a/c wasn't working on a 100 degree day. Wish my party had chosen to leave. However, they were so excited to visit again, I stayed with them. Menu was not to my liking at all. Even if the a/c had been working I would have been disappointed. No chicken dishes, no pasta, nothing light. Very heavy fare. Won't return but because of menu not because of heat.

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