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Cousin Gary's Family

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626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-9600
(336) 368-1488
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The food was tasty and you had good choices. The service was very good and the price reasonable. It is a family restaurant and many of the locals eat there too.

Thank Patricia L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for good, cheap and fresh food, and plenty of it, look no further. Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had, delicious buffet, friendly waitstaff and family owned and operated.

Thank Deborah L
Rural Hall, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The buffet was very good,food was fresh.It was in the afternoon and they were still busy.The staff were friendly and checked on you often would go back.

Thank Margaret O
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Not very clean-greasy-too crowded as to their tables, certain people seam to get waited on before others

Thank Anne C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

In town visiting the big Christmas light display. The place downtown we been in the past was closed on Sunday. Decided to give this place a try. Walking in, it smelled not so good. We decided to give it a chance - were hungry and from what we saw our only other option was Hardee's. We scoped out the buffet... More 

Thank HayleyJ2010
Lewistown, Montana
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

You don't see places like this any more. Home cooking served buffet style. Good food, good service. Decor is nothing fancy, just the real deal. We enjoyed our meal there and definitely did not leave hungry. Side note: when I ordered chocolate milk, I got the biggest glass of milk I've ever had in a restaurant.

Thank Dave B
Smithfield, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you like country cooking with all of the mystery ingredients that may go along with that, this place is for you. If not, I advise to stay clear.

Thank Mark K
King, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

great food ,especially buffet, friendly people and waiters are excellent ,especially the tea and the owner will go out of her way to accomidate her guest and best chicken and sweet tea in pilot mt !!!

Thank Lisa W
Lexington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. The vegetables were cold, the chopped steak tasted horribly freezer burned, and I have never been anywhere where the chopped steak came out chopped like sloppy joe. The salad bar was almost $6 and had 4 options to put on your salad. We won't be back

Thank Jeff G
Old Fort, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Food was ok we went at 4pm on a Sunday an it was in between lunch an dinner an the food had been out too long on the buffet. But I must say the desert was. Very good

Thank Gwen_LM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-9600
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pilot Mountain
  • Phone Number: (336) 368-1488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?