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Ernie's Restaurant

1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
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Ranked #5 of 40 restaurants in South Boston
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
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74% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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207 reviews 207 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 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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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The service was great the food was out of this world!!!! Iwould almost drive from Kingsport TN. back to South Boston just for a meal at ERNIES.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This place has great food and a charming rustic ambience. But beyond that, it has people who make the Ernie's experience fun and memorable. While visiting in South Boston one recent Saturday morning we decided to have brunch at Ernie's. The door was unlocked, so we went in. The first thing we noticed was the old farmhouse atmosphere - it... More

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