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Galaxy Diner

#152 of 1,260 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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2924 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
+1 804-213-0510
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've come here for Mother's Day two years in a row and no regrets each time. The food is very good. My husband had the meatloaf and I had the boba feta burger with chips. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. This place is one of our favorites. The only reason I didn't give a five is because the bathrooms and... More 

Thank Madmaggie42
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a student at VCU just down the road for two years and never got around to trying this place out. Big Mistake! The colorful interior and even more colorful waitstaff make the place stand out in the hustle and bustle of Carytown and RVA. I had a triple stack of oreo pancakes with eggs, corn beef hash, and apples... More 

Thank TheArchitect11
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Got a big surprise today when I ordered the Callahan's Breakfast Platter. Should have read closer. Turned out to be country fried steak atop toast and topped with fried eggs and white gravy. Crispy hash browns were served on the side. Absolutely delicious. Only problem...I had to go home and take a nap!

Thank Joel T
Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had a reservation for nine people for 3/23/2017 - my daughter's 18th birthday. I had been excited that they did take reservations during the week. However, that was the only bright spot. When we actually got to the restaurant, there wasn't a reservation. The person greeting us said they didn't realize it was for that date. He said the... More 

Thank shh23228
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I try to make a stop here anytime I'm in the RVA. Great food and drinks, cool atmosphere and fast, friendly service. I had the spicy Hawaiian burger with onion rings, YUM! It's not a big place so be prepared to wait at peak times. We arrived around 11am on a Friday and it was filling up fast. Breakfast was... More 

Thank Tgriff3
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited Carytown recently with two teenagers in tow. Galaxy was our go to for late breakfast/brunch both Saturday and Sunday (went back Sunday because Saturday was so good.) Great omelettes, sammiches, and the peanut butter milkshake is to die for. Excellent service with huge plates of food. The kids said they wished Galaxy would open a diner near us.... More 

Thank Cory G
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I ate lunch here on my birthday. I kept saying "This is the place to go after the club." Lots of basic, semi-greasy, stick to your ribs food. I had a sandwich, with a ton of sides and so did my husband. You can't possibly eat everything that they give to you. It was fun, different, and really good. I'm... More 

Thank TrendyTravellers
Midlothian, Virginia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Galaxy Diner is a colorful, bustling little slice of Heaven on Earth situated in the heart of Carytown, near The Byrd Theater. Breakfast is served all hours, which makes this a great spot for brunch with the kids before a matinee. The menu also includes comfort food, burgers, and an array of sandwiches with unusual names and flavors. Galaxy offers... More 

Thank Mdearing39
Manassas, Virginia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

On our way back from a road trip, we thought we'd try this local place instead of a chain. Looking at the online menu and reviews, the kids and I were excited. In the end we were so disappointed. The iced tea was watery, the coffee was beyond horrible, the mac&cheese was tasteless, and the brownie bites I ordered had... More 

Thank mamasym
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The servers were great. The food is excellent! My son and I ate there five times during our five day stay. The hummus is awesome. My son loved the PB cup milkshake.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2924 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-213-0510

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