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5310 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7349
804-748-6834
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good buffet

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
John C
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Deptford, United States
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Deptford, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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Petersburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5310 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860-7349
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hopewell
  • Phone Number: 804-748-6834

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