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F.W. Sullivan's

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American, Bar
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2401 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4436
+1 804-308-8576
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 22:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 22:00 - 02:00
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We wandered in on New Year's Eve after reservations at another place didn't work out. We were pretty early for New Year's, so the place wasn't crowded. It's got a bit of a dive bar feel to it. Wobbly table, cozy, darker interior. While the atmosphere might be a bit "dive" bar, the food is several levels above that. Perfectly... More 

Thank trvlbug81
Petersburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went for happy hour before a show at the Altria Theatre. $1 tacos from 4-7 Monday through Friday. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Fish tacos, shrimp tacos, chipotle chicken tacos, pork tacos. Waitress was super friendly and very helpful.

Thank Janet S
Richmond, Virginia
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I've always enjoyed coming here. Their food is on point and they have good happy hour specials. They have dart boards in the back and a patio out front to enjoy on nice days with good people watching. The service has been hit or miss but all in all I think its a cool spot in the fan.

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This is a fun brunch place with good food. You are likely to encounter some typsy folks, but it is fun people watching. The barkeep never lets anyone get out of hand. This is a bit more spacious than other standard Fan bars so it's a good bet if say the wait at Sidewalk is overly long.

Thank LizY121
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Met with friends for lunch(10), sat outside, even with the street next to us it was pretty quiet.The service was excellent, they let us wait for friends who were late before taking our order, good food, very pleasant experience

Thank se210
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We randomly picked Sullivan's one afternoon for lunch. It was early so the service was okay. There was only one waiter/bartender and one cook so I imagine the wait could get long if there had been more than a few customers. My husband and I both had the tomato basil soup and the small salad with added grilled chicken. The... More 

Thank crkrts6
San Francisco
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568 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We went to F.W. Sullivan's and had such a great time that we return about five days later. This is a really cool old-fashioned bar in an area called “The Fan” and there happy hour food and drinks are off the hook. They pour a real drink, and have fantastic appetizers. The service was excellent, the crowd was a cool... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The service at this place is absolutely abysmal. I have repeatedly given this place (the Haxall location) additional chances, and have continuously been disappointed. The service is so bad, it's almost contemptuous. I have waited forever for my food to come, I have had waiters dump plates off on our table and run away without returning (while I had to... More 

2 Thank ChiTown_Richmonder
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Food isn't bad.. The place is in a good location and the restaurant itself has good seating inside or out. The servers here are questionable... One young blonde girl I've had was really attentive. Others seem half drunk.

1 Thank Cruellakh
White Stone, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

F.W. Sullivan's new location on the canal in downtown Richmond opened about three months ago. I recently met two partners there for lunch. We were promptly seated and our drink orders taken. Shortly thereafter our lunch orders were taken, two club sandwiches and a tuna melt. FORTY minutes later the sandwiches arrived. The tuna melt was OK but the club... More 

1 Thank Peter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
22:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
22:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-308-8576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?