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15173 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
(434) 525-9181
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Ranked #18 of 36 Restaurants in Forest
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you're looking for a place to have a good homemade breakfast at reasonable prices this is the place to go. There portions are large. The food and service has always been consistent.

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Forest, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have lived and been all thru the High South to the Deep South in my day, and stopped in many a place for that so-called "country home cooking" need in my time. BUT, to be Frank.... Carol's Place Really Brings IT with BOTH BARRELS and takes the meaning up past Great and straight to "Art-Form!" Participants in this Breakfast... More 

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Forest VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Carol's is an institution and a following. The menu never changes and the specials aren't all that special. They are the same every week. Sunday brunch is just OK. The food is not always hot and chafing dishes not refilled as often as needed. The best meal is breakfast.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had lunch with a friend - was not impressed. Sandwich was puny foor the price. Mediocre food and service. Probably wont go back.

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The Burg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I knew this place had been in the area for a while. Decided to try it. Walked in and was greeted immediately. Looked at the menu. I tried the breakfast buffet. Waitress made sure my coffee and water didn't get low. I like a restaurant that has home-cooked meals like what I had growing up. Carol's didn't disappoint. I like... More 

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Forest, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Buckwheat pancakes are very good, but often not available. One should never need to ask for more coffee at breakfast especially during the week when it isn't very busy. Needs a good cleaning. Service is very spotty -- one waitress complained about the others and she had a point -- I could tell she (the complainer) was doing two to... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Met our friends there on Saturday...we were barely early and they were a lot late. Coffee was hot, good and always being filled up. They have a buffet but we don't normally do buffets. I had a chessy western and hone fries and my wife had a vegetarian omelet. Both were very good.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Carol's is a Forest icon, being a well-established local restaurant, serving basic fair, including breakfast. I stopped in and ate breakfast there this morning. I was disappointed! The service was less than satisfactory. I sat there for a long time before a waitress came to my table. They were busy, and that may have been a factor. But several waitresses... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

If you're a fan of greasy overcooked food, this place is for you. I, however, was not a fan. The service was nice and checked on us almost too much, but kindness cannot make up for poor cooking. The eggs I ordered appeared quite a while after everyone else's food and they were a bit.... crisp. Nice people, sticky tables,... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

A hole in the wall that we always take our friends that visit from out of town to! Yummy comfort food, especially there breakfast! We love going on the weekends, but it is usually packed! It's where the locals eat. Love the little potatoes for breakfast!

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Additional Information about Carol's

Address: 15173 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
Phone Number: (434) 525-9181
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

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