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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
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Ranked #39 of 219 restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: American
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66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I ate here on a Tuesday evening & was promptly seated. The quality of the food was decent and it appeared that the cooks made every effort to keep the items fresh. The service was very freindly and quick, & constantly replenished your drinks. The food taste itself was good and for the price (to include drink) was very reasonable.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were looking for something more than fast food for lunch to break up our travels along I-95. Thought about Cracker Barrel, but it was a summer time Sunday, just in time for church to let out. We read the reviews for the Thunderbird Buffet and decided to give it a try. Definitely nothing to look at. However the wait... More

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Augusta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went there on the recommendation of a co worker on the way back from a business trip. I am so glad that I listened to this one. The food was so good it felt like I was at home eating my mom's cooking. The price for the buffet was definitely reasonable & worth it. I will make sure I... More

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Eastover, South Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on Sunday, March 16, 2014 on our trip home. We had heard about it but never tried it. The food was great. They had a very large variety of salads, meats, vegetables, breads and desserts. It was all inclusive including beverage for $9.99. It was a great bargain and great food. The place was full... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It wasn't terrible, but it's DEFINITELY lacking flavor.I'm not sure whose home cooking they've been eating, but it definitely wasn't anything I'm used to. Also, the only drinks available to us was lemonade, coffee, water or tea.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Eating at Thunderbird Country Buffet is like eatin' Grandma's country cookin'. Lots of selections of meats, vegetables, breads, and delicious desserts (Can't skip the peach cobbler/pie). My wife has been eating there for over 30 years without a disappointment whatsoever and can't miss eating there anytime we are in the area. Not much to look at but don't let that... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews 235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A nice buffet at a reasonable price. The downfall is the appearance of the property. It needs a lot of work. The food is hot, tasty and replenished regularly.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Two words--great food. And there are 4 or 5 meat choices salads country veggies and dessert. The peach cobbler has a crunchy crust and yummy insides. Going back this morning for the breakfast bar.

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

If you find yourself traveling through Florence, SC and want a meal beyond the usual chain restaurants, then the Thunderbird Buffet is a good bet. For the tidy sum of $10.99, you can feast on a good selection of soul food choices, plus a salad bar, desserts and refillable soft drinks. Fried chicken, turkey, ham, collard greens, green beans, lima... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Great buffet! Food was hot, nice variety and the price was outstanding. Not much in the area of atmosphere but if you want great food at a great price this is your place.

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