$5 and under

Curbside Cafe

Curbside Cafe is on Robinson St. They have $.75 tacos on Tuesdays. They’re edible. But its really the neighborhood bar vibe that’s cool to me.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand – 3 hot dogs for $5.51. The best one was the coleslaw dog (it’s the one with the bite out of it). I love that combo of hot dog and cold cole-slaw.  They charge the same price for every hot dog – no matter how many […]

Pho #14

Pho 79

$6.75 for any bowl of Pho (noodle soup) – BUT only $3.50 for Banh Mi sandwiches! The service here was great.  Good recommendations. http://plixi.com/photos/original/87873544 …It’s not a good-looking restaurant on the outside http://plixi.com/p/87868638

Chiocca’s Bar and Deli

I love the atmosphere in this no-frills basement bar at 425 Belmont St. They have a decent happy hour and plain deli sandwiches.  It’s not a place for snobbie foodies.  I love it.



Mojo’s has $3 burgers, $5 sandwiches and $6 “all-inclusive budgeted lunch specials” until 3pm (like the 7″ cheese steak, pasta salad & a soda).  I had the $3 “budget burger”.  I was first assured that it was not made with a frozen burger.  And it was actually pretty good.  It comes […]

Little Mexico

1328 W. Cary St. Richmond – $1 Tacos on Mondays Little Mexico has $1 Tacos on Mondays and $1 Enchiladas on Wednesdays. The steak and eggs are a lot better than the tacos or enchiladas, but for $1 – its a decent deal.  I am not a fan of the […]

City Dogs

City Dogs

I feel like I’ve been ripped off every Tuesday that I don’t get to go to City Dogs. Every Tuesday – City Dogs in the Fan (1309 W. Main St.) offers their “Richmond Orignal” hot dogs (hot dog with mustard, onions and chili) for $1 each all day.  This makes for […]

Patrick Henry Pub and Grille

The Patrick Henry Pub and Grille has good $3 burgers all day on Tuesdays. It’s also a very cool basement-bar hangout. On a 5 point scale, I give the $3 lunch-burger a 4, but I give the atmosphere of the pub a 5. 2302 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223 […]

Nate’s Taco Truck Stop (and the truck too)

Nate’s tacos are good. Unfortunately, right now you have to get them from the taco truck, because the truck stop closed down. This is made-to-order good food for $3 and under. That’s hard to find. I admit that one taco isn’t really enough for a meal, so a lunch is […]



Catina is a vietnamese bakery and take-out restaurant at 6215 W. Broad St. They have great Banh Mi sandwiches for $3. Good, cheap lunch. I owe @CaMeKeRVA for telling me about this place.

Station 2

Station 2 is a bar and burger restaurant at 21st and Main st. in Shockoe Bottom. The $3.50 burger is worth trying. Unfortunately, they don’t open until 3:30 Monday thru Thursday. They are open at 11Am Friday and Saturday.