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5310 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7349
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Ranked #18 of 46 restaurants in Hopewell
Most recent review
- Jun 6, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

41% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As other Reviewers have stated, they have a VERY GOOD salad bar and dressings. We enjoy that. Waitresses were helpful and polite, and did a good job. The restaurant was clean. The buffet bar could use more healthy foods, and less "fatty" foods - seems to have a lot of that (fried foods and starches). Customers would appreciate a more... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's been a while since we've been to a Shoney's. We were looking forward to the buffet aspect. The salad bar part was good, with a nice variety of fresh greens and toppings, and a few prepared choices such as coleslaw. The hot food part did not offer the healthiest buffet selections I've seen. Lots of fried foods, and all... More

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Bent Mountain, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

While I will admit that Shoney's as a brand does not rise to teh top of restaurants, I was "tickled pink" to find a nice buffest breakfast bar still out when I arrived after noontime. There was plenty of variety, food was as good as you'd want, and my server was on point. If you're a late breakfast eater and... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a decent place to pick up a quick buffet for lunch or dinner during the work week. It's a nice alternative from the crowd at Golden Corral although there is not as much to choose from. The fried chicken and starches are always a hit. The salad bar is really good as well. Everytime I go, the service... More

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Perry, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

It was okay but the breaded shrimp wasn't clean, the fish was dry and the tables were sticky. I wouldn't necessarily eat here again.

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Northern New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

After traveling all day from Charleston we made a stop off in the Richmond area for the night. We decided on dining at Shoney's because of all the signs coming up 95. It was a simple restaurant with a decent selection. We kept it safe and ordered the sliders and chicken fingers. The service was outstanding as the waitress /... More

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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Went for dinner and chose an Italian dish. Came with salad and fruit bar. The lettuce was brown and wilted and then was told that the "cook" forgot to thaw out the sauce so they had no dinners that could be made with sauce. Chose a cheeseburger instead, was ok. I will not be going again. Food was just average.

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Petersburg, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Worst service ever. The seafood buffet looked good, but we didn't get to try it. After being seated by the hostess, we were ignored for about 13-14 minutes by the staff. No one acknowledged that we were there. There were only about 4 tables of diners in the establishment at the time. Waitresses walking by, playing, filling shakers. We left... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Please do not waste your time, effort, and money going to Shoney's for their dinner buffet. The food is cold, old, and slim to none. I was shocked at the scarcity and then what was there wasn't fresh. The salad was the best thing on the bar. If you go here, choose breakfast as they do have a good breakfast... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband and I ate here one morning. The service was decent and the buffet was hot and well stocked! We will be returning.

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