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All 39 South Boston Restaurants

Ernie's Restaurant

1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in South Boston
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

At first, I was surprised at the small size of the buffet, but after trying a little of everything, I was pleased to find that the food tasted home cooked and delicious! I actually prefer a smaller buffet such as this, with high quality food done right, instead of places that offer more quantity but scrimp on quality. We also... More

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Hillsborough, NCUSA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food and the atmosphere was great. All for under $10 per person. My wife brother and sisters and family have gone to Ernie's several times because its centrally located to all of us. This was my first visit and boy was I pleased.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited South Boston during the 2014 Dixie World Series. Good burger and salad bar. Definitely worth the visit and definitely beats the chain restaurants.

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Sebring, Florida
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Food was excellent and was very sorry we had waited till the morning we were leaving to eat there. Service was great and was very clean and had a beautiful view out the back. We had over 20 people in a large family group. We were early so were seated immediately and servers were very attentive and they even paid... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a delightful place! The Old time feeling of this place will surely make me want to return! GREAT food, AWESOME service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have dined here several times previously and feel that the quality of this restaurant and the food is going downhill. After stopping by again, I felt that I should write a review. The food: inconsistent. Carved beef was tasteless. Seafood casserole seemed like it was made from leftovers of previous buffets and had entirely too much breading. Fried chicken... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were in the South Boston area and decided to stop by Ernie's for lunch. Great choice!!! Tried the buffet and boy was it great!!! Large variety of food. The place was very clean and we had a great waitress. They were fairly busy but we were seated within a few minutes. Good selection of desserts also. This will definitely... More

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Saxe, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The buffet looked old and dried up, everything had an odd smell. The steak I ordered was tender and juicy and the baked potato was huge. The did not have A1 but the steak sauce they did have wasn't too bad. The service was great, the server was friendly. The place was clean and had charm.

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Danville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This restaurant was not clean and the food was horrible. Passing through this town and tried a dinner meal. Buffet tasted as if it had been out all day.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were so pleased with the supper we had at Ernie's. Clean, comfortable and quiet! The servers were pleasant and attentive to every detail. The food was very good and plentiful; and, the cost was reasonable! You will not be disappointed!

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