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8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
804-746-4333
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home Town Food

The food is good and the have a breakfast bar on the weekends. This is a family run business and its been around for more than 20 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
cwva2015
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a good breakfast buffet on the weekends. Fresh, always kept full and good food. Service is good and attentive. Clean. The place is always crowded on the weekends. We've only been here for breakfast and it's been consistently good. Not many healthy options on the buffet- they do have fruit, but it's canned. They have a menu to... More 

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Thank KParrishVa
Richmond, Virginia
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

the breakfast is average but if you are into buffet eating, the breakfast buffet is very popular. I find the place to be a little on the dirty side....I think it is the carpet...but it is a popular place early in the day and on the weekend.

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Thank Jeff S
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My husband loves breakfast buffets and this is the only time we go. I order off the menu and he gets the buffet. The servers are very attentive and my food is not just pulled from the trays before being taken to the buffet line it is actually made seperate. Good all around.

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Thank KatnVA
Mechanicsville
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The food is good & the prices are very reasonable. The have a good variety. Everybody is friendly & very helpful.

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Thank Beachlvrgrl
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The food is good and the have a breakfast bar on the weekends. This is a family run business and its been around for more than 20 years.

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Thank cwva2015
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Best breakfast in town. Especially the buffet on the weekends. If you like salt herrings they have the best. Always crispy with just the right amount of saltiness. Terrific bacon and pancakes. Just a great place to eat.

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Thank BobB966
Jasper, Georgia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The people around that area rave about this place but being from the deep south they should be fined for even thinking that they know about southern cooking. Every thing was can not home made. The gravy was cold and they even messed up the bacon.

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Thank BushFamilynow
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Warm and friendly family style breakfast dive. Not sure what brought the crowd other than a buffet with salted herring. We found it to very average, even somewhat plain. Ok at best but cannot recommend.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a nice place to eat with friends,family's, our just your self. A very nice place to go. We been coming for along time. If I had a choice of crackerbaro,here I pick this resturant always. I think if you try it a few time. You enjoy your food but do go by it if this your first time... More 

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Thank Cindy M
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The coffee is great and the pancakes are even better. It's good food at a good price. Worth getting up on Saturday for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: 804-746-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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