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Cousin Gary's Family

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626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
(336) 368-1488
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Food was ok

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Old Fort, North Carolina
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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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6 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

they offer a buffet. they offer breakfast all day. they are at the end of a shopping center. & they are open on Sunday!

Thank NCTraveler27616
Huntersville, NC
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Grabbed a late breakfast at Cousin Gary's before heading on our Pilot Mountain hike. Didn't get there until after 11, but the breakfast buffet was still hot with a nice selection. Kids chowed down mostly on the biscuits and sausage gravy while my husband enjoyed their scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, spiced hot apple slices and peach cobbler. Delicious and service... More 

Thank southernhiker
Louisa, Kentucky
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was a buffet style restaurant and service was excellent. They also have a menu available. Great choice of food, and the place was packed. Price was great. They have the best sweet tea ever!!!!.

Thank Shona S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 S Key St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pilot Mountain
  • Phone Number: (336) 368-1488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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