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Ernie's Restaurant

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1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
434-572-3423
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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While passing through South Boston, VA at dinner time on Aug 8th, we passed by Ernie's. The lot was pretty full at 6 p.m. which we took as a sign of good food. We stopped and were not disappointed. The service was attentive, the buffet kept fresh and clean and the other menu entrees offered a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Patricia P
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Palmyra
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Collinsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've eaten here a few times while passing through town, most recently for dinner tonight. Basic buffet food but better than the chain buffets. The salad bar was good and the banana pudding for dessert was exceptional. While I was eating tonight the folks at a nearby table asked for a to-go cup for their drinks and the waitress almost... More 

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Palmyra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While passing through South Boston, VA at dinner time on Aug 8th, we passed by Ernie's. The lot was pretty full at 6 p.m. which we took as a sign of good food. We stopped and were not disappointed. The service was attentive, the buffet kept fresh and clean and the other menu entrees offered a nice variety. I ordered... More 

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Scottsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Have always gotten great service. Restaurant is clean and beautiful inside out with a great view of the pond in the back. Food has always been great.

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Lynchburg,VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are a senior citizen, there is currently a free dessert! The "seafood buffet" on the weekend is more than the country buffet. It is just ok, nothing exceptional. The servers are all very nice and attentive. If you are over 55 , do ask for the free dessert; it was the best that we ate there!

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Whiteville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm always wary when you eat in what appears to be a popular place for locals and the "regulars" look at you like "Who are you strangers" when they see you set down. Our server was polite, the food was decent, but nothing to write home about. Ordered from the menu instead of doing the buffet - we just don't... More 

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Garden City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Driving from North Carolina to Alexandria, Virginia, my wife and I with our best "Family" friends were getting hungry and saw the sign coming up, Ernie's Restaurant. Then we say the rest of the sign "Cafeteria". We pulled in and had second thoughts about stopping thinking it was a cafeteria. We all thought to go in and take a look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very clean and quiet. Friendly staff, attentive waitress. Food was good. Had many options for my 3 year old on the menu and he enjoyed his meal (he's a picky eater)

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I guess this restaurant works for those that prefer a buffet. It's inexpensive and with many options, but nothing that really appealed to me, except maybe for the salad bar. Instead, some of us (large group) ordered from the menu. Okay food and yes, quite inexpensive, but not very enjoyable. View was nice, ambiance well, think dinner type and very... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A group of us recently enjoyed delivery to our house of a full meal sized for 20 people. The portions of chicken, bbq, and sides were quite generous. All was delivered hot and ready to eat. The food itself was fairly standard; not unlike many other "meat and three sides" kinds of places featuring traditional Southern cooking. The green beans... More 

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Glade Spring, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With the buffet you can definitely find a lot that you will like. Was kept refreshed and spills cleaned up. Restaurant has lots of pretty wood to look at.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: 434-572-3423

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?