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“nice little place for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
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Shoney's
US Route 19, Summersville, WV
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Ranked #22 of 24 restaurants in Summersville
Cuisines: American
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“nice little place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stopped in here today ( July 17th ) on our return trip as La Carretta was not open at lunch time and we found it to be nice. The interior is dated, however we landed a gem of a waitress named "Kim". Kim was amazing and did not "push" us to order,eat and dash.....

At Shoney s they offer a "buffet" and menu items. We chose to order off the menu and my G/F ordered the turkey burger which comes with avacado and she states it was very good.

I had the turkey club on sourdough bread ( OMG ) loved it......

As stated earlier, the decor is not too chic, but it served a purpose. The restaurant and washrooms were clean. Locals come into Shoney's and seem to enjoy the fare.

Ohhh I forgot to mention the dessert we shared....apple crumble served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...the kicker : they serve it in a cast iron pan, warmed up in the oven before you get it....I am not a dessert guy...but OMG it was fantastic.....

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brampton, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice Family Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The waitress was very friendly - a typical Shoney's that we all know! The restaurant was clean and the buffet was adequate.

Visited June 2013
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Gloucester, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not Prepared At All”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We went to Shoney's for the Father's Day buffet, and we were not impressed. They were very busy and understaffed. We paid around $16 per person for a subpar buffet that didn't have a very wide variety of food. The rolls were burned and tasteless, the mashed potatoes were dry, and the fried chicken was overly salty. They couldn't keep plates or food at the buffet, so we had to wait every time we wanted to go back to get refills. Not to mention, the two fathers in our group didn't even receive their free Father's Day cake.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, good price, Shoney's hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This Shoney's has become a regular stop whenever we are traveling down US 19, and I've never been disappointed.

Once again, the staff was very friendly and welcoming, and made us feel very comfortable.

Food was very good, and a wonderful selection on the buffet.

Shoney's in one of two 'chains' that we will look for when traveling, and this one has become a favorite stopping point in West Virginia.

  • 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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Elmvale, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Not a good buffet!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I was looking forward to a Shoney's buffet as I remembered them to be an excellent buffet. Well, I found out they are all not created equal. We were there at 6pm on a recent Sunday night. It was not very busy. People were just starting to enter for dinner. Salad ingredients were fine, however, gravy had heavy film on it from not being stirred, fried chicken was only slightly warm, meatloaf was cold and dried out, niblets corn had sat warmed so long that they were soggy, what my husband thought was chicken tenders turned out to be some kind of fish..ugh. There were no names to indicate what the food was. Very little to choose for dessert. I guess it wasn't all bad...at least the buns were good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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