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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
8436691611
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: It's also a hotel.....

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Thunderbird is HEAP GOOD EATING

Stopped in here for lunch and found a very clean, pleasant environment with some of the best tasting Southern cuisine I have had in a while. Buffet styled lunch included three meats, country vegetables, several starches, well stocked salad bar with TURKEY salad and the most tasty peach cobbler I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch and found a very clean, pleasant environment with some of the best tasting Southern cuisine I have had in a while. Buffet styled lunch included three meats, country vegetables, several starches, well stocked salad bar with TURKEY salad and the most tasty peach cobbler I have had.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best down home cooking I've had in a while. The place is not fancy, but it has home like feeling, it was several people in and out that's how you can tell the food was good. We met Gospel Entertainer's there, and other people from out of town.

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Jersey City, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This used to be one of the places that my family ate at even if we were in SC for 1 night. The food is still good, but the food used to be great! While I can go and leave full and satisfied, the selection is 'grandma's kitchen on Sunday', rather than the variety of selections formerly offered. Go to... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you're looking for fancy don't stop here. But if you're looking for some of the best country cooking in the South and reasonably priced the Thunderbird Country Buffett is the place. The selection is huge starting with a salad bar (including deviled eggs). The buffet included fried chicken, baked turkey, ham, meatballs, beef, fresh greens, cabbage, mac & cheese,... More 

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Greensboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place has gone down a lot. Started going there in the '90's and it was the place to eat. The dining room is not well kept or clean, the food choices for breakfast were slim. The waitress was pleasant as well as the cashier who has been there ~20 years.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is amazing!!! It's a buffet so you can go back as many times as you want. They have someone's grandma in the kitchen cooking, that's how good it is. Wear your sweat pants because you are going to need room.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

great soul food good service great location always stop here when traveling thru Florence SC for 20 years this has been our place to stop and eat we schedule our travel time just to make sure that the Thunderbird is open

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

While traveling to a conference with 9 children and 4 other adults, it was suggested that we stop here and enjoy the wonderful buffet offered. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! The selection was sparse, the food mediocre. The fried fish was decent, the deserts dried out. We passed two Golden Corrals on the way here. The kids were very disappointed. I decided... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it is like a homestyle golden corral....love it and man the breakfast is just as good If you can think of it it's on there

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant been open since I was a child its been 25 years ago since Ive been there. Nothing changed. Food is still good just needs to be remodeled, tables are terrible, floors are nasty. Just need to be upgraded. They're not going to do anything unless the community speaks out. Do you really want the travelers to go to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 8436691611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's also a hotel.....

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