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Ernie's Restaurant

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

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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

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)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Lynchburg,VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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30 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped on the way through South Boston but certainly worth a trip. Most of us enjoyed the extensive buffet with thirty or so classic southern entrees and sides. Well crafted home style faves like black-,eyed peas, fried chicken and succotash. Fine fresh salad bar and church supper desserts. Loved the homemade sweet pickles. Like our fun and friendly waitress, Marie,... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I stopped at Ernie's Restaurant after my sister from Danville, told us how great it was .She was right. My wife fell in love with it and the nice people who work there. We will be back again and again.. Old Gunney Griffith

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virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I were hungry for something other than fast food and this restaurant fit the bill perfectly. The buffet had plenty of food to satisfy the pickiest of eaters and, at just $9.99 on the night we were there, was a bargain. I enjoyed the buffet and my husband ordered a dinner from then menu. Neither of us... More 

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Additional Information about Ernie's Restaurant

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

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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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