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Carol's

Coffee Shop, Diner
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15173 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
(434) 525-9181
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Undercooked fries, blah burger

This is a local diner. I always see the lot filled at lunchtime. Finally had a chance to eat lunch here with my daughter. I expected good food and decent prices. It was okay. As it was a cold day, my daughter ordered hot chocolate as her beverage, I had the sweet tea. The tea was made fresh and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Pam F
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a local diner. I always see the lot filled at lunchtime. Finally had a chance to eat lunch here with my daughter. I expected good food and decent prices. It was okay. As it was a cold day, my daughter ordered hot chocolate as her beverage, I had the sweet tea. The tea was made fresh and not... More 

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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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112 reviews 112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15173 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: (434) 525-9181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?