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2176 Us Highway 70a E, Selma, NC 27576-9405
919-965-5522
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Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good country cooking at a great value hidden down the road!

We have been here 4-5 times with family over the last 3 years. We generally go there when camping in the area. Never have had a bad meal there. The offer your standard country cooking fare with fried chicken, dumplings, fried fish, peas, corn, eastern style pork BBQ, salad bar, desserts...etc etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Leon G
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Franklinton, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I stopped in on a Saturday night. The buffet was filled with excellent southern dishes. The staff did a great job of keeping the buffet filled with fresh hot food. You even get a pitcher of tea on your table, which is always a plus. The chef from the kitchen even came out and dined with my... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have been here 4-5 times with family over the last 3 years. We generally go there when camping in the area. Never have had a bad meal there. The offer your standard country cooking fare with fried chicken, dumplings, fried fish, peas, corn, eastern style pork BBQ, salad bar, desserts...etc etc.. If you go for dinner (only been on... More 

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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I ate here today for the first time! I was very impressed with the food items on the bar. There was fried chicken, fried flounder, shrimp, bbq ribs, chicken pastry, fat back, bbq, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, collards, field peas, turnip greens, corn, mashed potatoes, corn, rutabagas,Lima beams, green beans. Salad bar, biscuits, hushpuppies, chocolate, coconut, lemon, Japanese fruit... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wait staff and managers rude; food greasy; no atmosphere and seemed like throwing food into a feeding trough

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Advance, North Carolina
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166 reviews 166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We recently ate at Robbins Nest with a group of about 30 friends. We had a reservation and were seated in one of their private dining rooms. For the price of the food, we really enjoyed the variety on the buffet. Their sweet tea was delicious, and the drink pitchers were kept full for our convenience the entire time. I... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I usually like buffets for the variety offered, but I was a bit disappointed the day I ate at Robbin's Nest. The "vegetables" offered were all high carbohydrate vegetables. I saw no collards, no cabbage, no green beans.......but there was plenty of potatoes, macaroni and cheese, etc. That's been probably a year ago and I haven't been back since.

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Hertford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Every time my family and I stop in Smithfield we always come here...The true southern hospitality is displayed here...always makes us feel at home and the food has never failed to be less than country cookin' at its finest....if you have a predisposition for a laid back atmosphere and exceptionally great food then make this your first stop!!!!

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Coppell, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you love comforter food, fresh veggies and fat back, then you will love this country buffet. They have something for everyone. The atmosphere is okay, the service is okay.

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Selma, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was less than impressed. The buffet food was bland, greasy, and lacked freshness and taste. The macaroni and cheese was watery and without salt. The spaghetti was smothered in melted cheese and tasted processed. The catfish was good but with a batter that was over salted. The food in general reminded me of my old high school cafeteria with... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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187 reviews 187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

While passing through Selma, we discovered this restaurant and are very glad we did. Their buffet was very good, with nice, fresh selections of meats, veggies, seafood, salad fixin's, desserts, etc. The wait staff was very efficient and friendly and contributed highly in making our visit one we enjoyed very much. We will definitely be stopping in again, when we're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2176 Us Highway 70a E, Selma, NC 27576-9405
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Selma
  • Phone Number: 919-965-5522
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:00 pm

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