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626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-1488
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy

great food, good old country atmosphere, and value. We had the breakfast buffet, but everything was hot and fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
LINDA T
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

great food, good old country atmosphere, and value. We had the breakfast buffet, but everything was hot and fresh.

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Way back in the woods
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our family took a ride up the parkway today and my father in law wanted to eat lunch here. I was a little skeptical at first but was pleasantly surprised. That said, I work in food service and have seen all sorts of things. As for the negative reviews, every place has bad days......but I tend to look at a... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The service staff was very nice. The pancakes were okay. But after coming in twice to use the internet, the doors at the front were not cleaned days later and the carpets were still not cleaned either (Ugh, they were dirty)! We're talking several days later. They also were battling flies BIG time. Apparently, the locals eat the buffet and... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We love Cousin Gary's for the breakfast buffet while traveling. Staff is friendly and helpful and the buffet is worth the (in our opinion) reasonable price. The biscuits are great and we always order a dozen to take with us! We hit Cousin Gary's headed South and again headed back North! It is good for families also. They are very... More 

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Halberstadt, Germany
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175 reviews 175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had the lunch buffet for 7 bucks. Nothing fancy, the usual southern fare with fried chicken, meat loaf, ribs, mashed potatoes and so on. But it was quite tasty and the value was unbeatable. If they still make a profit with those prices, than all other restaurant owners must be millionaires in no time. I would definitely come back,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This was recommended by the desk clerk at our motel. The food was edible. It was not expensive but I would never go back nor would I recommend this place to anyone only because there are nicer places to go. In fairness we did not order off the menu. We had the buffet fare. The service was attentive and efficient.... More 

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Cherryville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We were passing through the area today and stopped in after church for lunch. The food was fantastic. Fried Chicken on the buffet was great. So were the vegetables and cake. Also had hamburger steak, ribs, fish, and some other meats on the bar. Dessert was the best part. Large cakes and some chocolate oatmeal fudge. I say everyone should... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stopped there on Tuesday night... Tuesday night is breakfast buffet night... The service was a joke. I ordered fried chicken since we were in North Carolina and they all wear shirts claiming they have the best dang chicken in town. Must be the only damn chicken in town. They either lie or it the only damn chicken in town. It... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I loved this place when i started goin here iv been going here for almost 6 years. I have progressively stoped going into eat breakfest in the morning becasue the waitress that started to work or takeover whatever she does. She is mean she is Hateful she yells at her ther Employees. I have even see customers walk out and... More 

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Siloam, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Over the years I have eaten several times at this restaurant and one thing is very apparent. If you are not a regular, you will have a hard time getting served. The food is not bad most of the time. They have a decent breakfast buffet and sometimes the lunch is good. Several examples of their service are: My mother... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pilot Mountain
  • Phone Number: (336) 368-1488

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