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The Thunderbird Cafe

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American, Café, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
540-289-5094
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes...
We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes and cuisines.Breakfast served all day!Signature handcrafted burgers!Specialty sandwiches!Comfort food entrees!Full espresso bar!Blue Plate Specials: 10 meals under 5!Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm everyday!
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner at Thunderbird Cafe

It was a very convenient off resort property for a meal. The booths are a little tight. You can sit at the counter. Our waiter, Jimmy, was very helpful and friendly. Checked on us often and watched very closely to make sure our drinks were filled. The food was more like a mom and pop restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Douglas M
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Reedsville
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Reedsville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a very convenient off resort property for a meal. The booths are a little tight. You can sit at the counter. Our waiter, Jimmy, was very helpful and friendly. Checked on us often and watched very closely to make sure our drinks were filled. The food was more like a mom and pop restaurant instead of just the... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We vacation at Massanutten and go to the Thunderbird at least twice while in town. The staff are friendly, food is good. Have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner there and enjoyed all. If you order the Piglet omelette ask for side of cumin sour cream with it! Yummy!!

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Good for breakfast. Great location from Massanutten Resort. Reasonable pricing. Did have some small booths, but no real issue.

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The service was great but the food and coffee was average. Omelet was over cooked and the coffee was very weak. But once again the service was great and the French toast was on point.

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fabulous sausage and biscuits. The house-made sausage is exceptional. Top notch service. Always a stop for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been wanting to eat here for awhile now. Our service started out okay but went downhill. They were not very busy and we had to wait for our food for 40 minutes. After being served our food we never saw our waitress again. She never checked back on us for refills or if our food turned out good.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had lunch there twice during our stay at Massanutten Resort. Food was very good, specially the Portobello omelette and the blueberry cream cheese French toast.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our party of 7, including 2, kids had omelets, Reuben's, burgers and more. Food came fast, service was friendly, and we really enjoyed the homemade difference. We would come here again.

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nothing fancy. Just a really nice diner with a friendly staff. Perfect for Saturday morning breakfast of pancakes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The three of us stopped in for dinner one night. The place was empty. Good service. The food was just OK. The bill was not.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  McGaheysville
  • Phone Number: 540-289-5094

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Description

We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes and cuisines.Breakfast served all day!Signature handcrafted burgers!Specialty sandwiches!Comfort food entrees!Full espresso bar!Blue Plate Specials: 10 meals under 5!Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm everyday!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?