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“Gourmet Quality in Martinsville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Third Bay Cafe

Third Bay Cafe
1163 Spruce St, Martinsville, VA 24112-4508
276-666-8414
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Ranked #13 of 51 restaurants in Martinsville
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: An escape from the typical restaurant -- A cozy home-like atmosphere with personalized service and hand-prepared food to order. We use fresh produce when possible. Our desserts are made from family recipes. Fine dining with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Escape to Third Bay!
Tallahassee, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Gourmet Quality in Martinsville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The inconspicuous location belies the dining experience that awaits you at Third Bay Cafe. A converted 60's gas station is now a great place to have an excellent dinner. Extremely personal service harkens back to the old days as well. It's not speedy, but who cares. Plan on a leisurely dining experience and enjoy!
Salads come with homemade dressing of your choice; the bleu cheese was excellent. Warm, yeasty dinner rolls help bridge the gap between courses. My filet was very good, well-seasoned and cooked to perfect order. Cheesy hash browns and outstanding squash/zucchini accompaniments were tasty as well. Companions ordered crab cakes that received high marks, and the cheeseburger consumed by our youngest members was large, juicy and smothered in cheddar.
Topping of the evening was a delicious Southern Buttermilk Pie which could never have been big enough for me as I could keep eating that stuff for a long time. Hunt down the Third Bay Cafe for a delicious, relaxing evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Caeur D Alene
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240 reviews 240 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great Little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Really great for lunch. The Sercice was friendly and polite. It feels very homie. The background music was nice and upbeat

Food was fresh. Great crab cake salad. Great looking plates the others in the table ordered and all enjoyed.

I liked the experience.

Will return

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Martinsville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Small, friendly atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Most of the food is locally grown; no frozen warmed-up meals. Everything is prepared fresh when you order it. The chief will cook your food your way. Friendly staff.

Visited May 2013
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Martinsville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Local Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Been here a couple of times now. Every time the we come here the people are wonderful and food is excellent. If your in town, you should drive out of your way to visit.

  • Visited April 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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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Consistently excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

While working in the Martinsville area, we discovered this restaurant a few months ago and this has been our favorite ever since. Food and service is excellent...

  • Visited January 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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