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“Staff very friendly, foods just ok!” 3 of 5 stars
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US Route 19, Summersville, WV 26651
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Ranked #14 of 25 Restaurants in Summersville
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff
Baltimore, Maryland
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600 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Staff very friendly, foods just ok!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Seated immediated, and waitres came right over, buffet is ok, not a huge selection, and food choices are just ok.

Visited October 2013
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Poor in every way”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have tried this place over the years because of proximity to hotel after a long day on the road. We always leave saying this is the last time but give them another chance on future travels simply because of location. This time we are done for good. Have never found a Shoneys that was anything but extreme mediocrity at best. This location has a long history with us of poor quality and service. We have walked out in the past when the salad bar ingredients looked like they were fished out of a dumpster. We have had instances of being treated like we were imposing upon the host/hostess by coming in to dine. We have had inattentive servers also. This last time there we entered an almost empty restaurant and stood waiting to get take out cartons for the salad bar. The shift manager asked the designated hostess to help us and she ignored her. The manager got us our cartons and we proceeded to salad bar. As usual the quality was not good but it was not literally garbage. We found the shredded cheddar to have a spot of mold on it. We politely pointed it out to the salad bar tender who was the same lazy one who walked away when asked to serve us. Instead of replacing the cheese she said in a very nasty rude tone to take it up with the manager. she removed the bad cheese and we noticed the ice in the buffet station was melted. No wonder the food was going bad. We were tired after a long trip and decided to risk getting sick just so we could eat and relax in our room. At the register the manager that appeared to be the only employee working asked if things were OK. We told her how rude the server was and at least she gave us our salads free, and luckily we did not get sick. After we got to our destination we called this restaurant to complain to a higher manager. We got the same manager on duty that evening and she said that nasty, lazy, rude employee was fired over this incident. In spite of a free meal and the well deserved firing of a poor employee we will never set foot in a Shoneys again. I do not know how this chain stays in business. This location is among the worst of a bad chain. This place rates poor in every way.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Thank Robert C
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Fort Worth
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Breakfast on the dinner buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was coming here after a long day in West Virginia expecting a great dinner on the buffet but instead there was fried chicken and everything else Breakfast I was not impressed at all I eat breakfast for breakfast not for dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Thank joshua761312006
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Logan, West Virginia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food bar sub-par”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had the hot bar but was disapointed. Food dry and tasteless. Iced tea was good and waitress was nice.

Visited August 2013
Thank rlkwv
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
Thank s p
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