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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    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
Great Food Good Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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virginia
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English first
2 reviews
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
1 review
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Roxboro, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great service, good food, and lots of it. Get there early because is can get crowed on Friday night for the seafood. The wait staff is very nice and makes sure you are comfortable.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Big Buffet with lots to choose from. Friendly folks own and operate this place. Food has disagreed with my wifes stomach each time we have eaten there though......

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Danville, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I ate at this location and drove 30 miles one way just to eat there. The food is outstanding and the servers are #1 in the nation. They really care about their customers. I would recommend highly to anyone traveling through South Boston, Va. to find Earnie's.

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Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My girl friend and I went to Ernie's for lunch for my birthday. I didn't realize they were open for lunch on Saturdays but they were and had the buffet up. I thought it was as good as ever. Great food, great service and lots of fun.

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

GREAT family-friendly restaurant that specializes in Southern (Comfort Food) cuisine. The staff are very friendly too!

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Richmond Va
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26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

OK, this is not haute cuisine, but the food is down home country and extremely satisfying, and just plain good.. The only criticism I have is that a few more beers to choose from would be welcome. Not all of us enjoy chugalugging Bud lite or Miller lite. They do have some other beers but not many. We don't go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

buffet bar or menu items, we had buffet bar and it was more then enough and so good everything fresh and hot! wonderful selection and great service.

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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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