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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
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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
Great southern flare cooking

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Amherst
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I called the manager and scoured the web to make sure that this place would be a good buffet to take my large group of athletes to on our way home. All looked ok. I brought 36 people. The food was mediocre, the dining room was basic, restrooms were filthy and there is a huge bar on the other side... More 

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Bellmore, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The fried chicken was excellent: crispy on the outside, moist a flavorful on the inside. The rest of the buffet was very average. Bare bones ambience. Very friendly staff. Inexpensive.

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Florence, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had the breakfast buffet here with one of my cousins recently. The restaurant could use a makeover and the food was just ok. Service was good. I probably won't be back because there are better places to eat.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

plates and glasses were dirty and had to wait for a server, but the food was good, and we had to wait for a server to come to us

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a full hot buffet. service and coffee was great. food I would pass on over cooked crumbly bacon and soupy corned beef hash. sausage gravy was only thing good on toast not the ellie may clampett hard bisquit

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Atlanta
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's also a hotel.....

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