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“A good restaurant in a college town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gillie's Vegetarian Cuisine

Gillie's Vegetarian Cuisine
153 College Ave, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7401
540-961-2703
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Ranked #4 of 106 Restaurants in Blacksburg
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Hocking Hills, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A good restaurant in a college town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Based on ratings from TripAdvisor, we stopped in on our way to Pearisburg while on a short vacation. The food did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and delicious. I thought the prices were spot-on for quality food. We were there @ 2:00pm so there was no crowd and we were served promptly. If I am eve back in Blacksburg, I would go there again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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55 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Awesome breakfast items, slow service/long waits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Gillies is one of those places you will pass by over and over. Their breakfast in the best in Blacksburg! Their French toast is thick and cooked perfectly. I also love their broiled grapefruit, which sounds odd but it's delicious. Also, they have breakfast specials which tend to be unique and delicious.

I've been there for dinner once and wasn't very impressed. Then again, this is a vegetarian place and I am not a vegetarian! Be prepared for long waits, especially on Sunday mornings.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

If you want breakfast there is no better place on Blacksburg. The food is a bit pricey, but the quality is very good. Also very good place for the veggie lovers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Excellent Asparagus and walnut soup. They have lots of menu options and good service. Definitely a place to try whether you are vegetarian or not.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It's a gem: don't say no because its vegetarian.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is one of those rare restaurants that defies your expectations, in a very good way. I some how didn't catch on that this was a vegetarian restaurant when we ordered (there were eggs on the menu..), but I didn't miss a thing. Every dish was tasty and even the carnivores will be pleasantly surprised.

Our party had pancakes (buttermilk, pretty good) the banana/walnut french toast (simply AMAZING - everyone had a bite), and a breakfast sandwich (among other things) that I swear had something that looked and tasted exactly like sausage, but wasn't.

When we go again, I will skip the pancakes (good but nothing special) in favor of a Red Earth, Gillie's Special or Breakfast Burrito. Or Chappie's Choice. Or the Banana Walnut French Toast. Too much to choose from, truly. Don't forget to read the board on the wall for the daily specials (and read carefully: You only THOUGHT is said sausage!).

The restaurant is densely spaced, simple tables and chairs, which makes it good for very casual dining (and kids). Service is very efficient but don't expect a lot of chit-chat. These folks are busy and they work hard. But it is also noisy so this will not be a quiet start to your day. Leave that for someplace else.

One of the keys is patience, however. Especially on the weekend, the waits can get long for brunch so go early. We called literally five minutes before we got there to see if there was a wait. Was told no, but five minutes later it was 30 minutes. Also best to go hungry as you will not leave disappointed..

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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