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Carol's

Cafe, Diner
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15173 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551
(434) 525-9181
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6:30 am - 2:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast

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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
Food was OK, nothing great!

Went there in support of high school students fund raiser where they were the waiters/waitress. Food was ok, skimpy portions and atmosphere was dull.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Priley27
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Bedford, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Steak sandwich without steak! Over priced.... never again. Other customer was using bad language near us.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went there in support of high school students fund raiser where they were the waiters/waitress. Food was ok, skimpy portions and atmosphere was dull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Great regular home cooked meals. Rusty and the team are wonderful, always welcoming and take time to visit during your meal. A super locale for special events and good food when guests arrive.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Cafe, 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?