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Cold Harbor Restaurant

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8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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    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 5 weeks ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank BobB966
Jasper, Georgia
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34 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.

Thank BushFamilynow
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

1 Thank Jansman247
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Cindy M
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank Robert S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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78 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a late breakfast while in Richmond visiting relatives for Christmas. The Cold Harbor Restaurant has a buffet or you can order from the extensive menu. I opted for a traditional bacon and eggs breakfast while my husband chose a sub sandwich. The portions were very large and the food was cooked and prepared... More 

Thank ChristineR955
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First, the staff is awesome. The buffet is always fully stocked at breakfast, the food is really good, and the prices are low. This is real food, not the junk you get at the chain places. I always stop here for lunch or breakfast if I'm in the area. I've been going for about 20 years, I guess, and it's... More 

Thank chateaudoc
Mountainside, New Jersey
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228 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This plain but competent eating place is a good respite after touring battlefields. The usual American food is available and it is tasty and inexpensive. $25.40 for lunch for 3 adults. It is in a strip mall in Mechanicsville and not hard to find. Wait staff very pleasant. Sporting goods store next door.

Thank snoopysister
Glen Allen, Virginia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Ok, I am not one to just walk into a restaurant that I have never heard of before. I was having my car serviced next door and I needed coffee! So I walked into this quant establishment. When I walked in the aroma was very inviting! So, I was greeted by a very friendly hostess. Now, the service I received... More 

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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: Delicatessen


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