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5310 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7349
804-748-6834
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It is what it is

Cheap food, decent. Decent service. The people are nice. I didn't expect much. I got the buffet..it was okayb

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Melony T
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Forest, Virginia
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Forest, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cheap food, decent. Decent service. The people are nice. I didn't expect much. I got the buffet..it was okayb

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Amherst, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food and in walking distance to hotel.Average Shoney's menu but a very nice waitress waited on us.

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Deptford, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife raved about the buffet, but I thought it was only OK and a little overpriced at $9.99 with no drink included. Our server was very efficient and friendly.

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41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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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229 reviews 229 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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  • Address: 5310 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7349
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: 804-748-6834

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