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Robbins Nest

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121 Us Highway 70a E, Selma, NC 27576-9405
+1 919-965-5522
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitresses used to be on the Ball getting to your table with Tea & Ice/Silverware. Now, you sit & wait sev minutes before even being noticed. They have no desire to promptly clean the tables anymore,etc. Mention you want Ice or Tea refills and they forget or are really slow in getting it to you~~I think working issues are on... More 

Thank h0nestOpinion2016
RobbinsNest121, Manager at Robbins Nest, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about this. It would help me tremendously if I knew the date and the time that you visited us so I can get proper training for my staff. More 

New Hampshire
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149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Typical southern buffet where the dishes are authentic and tasty. My favorite was the fried chicken. So much so, I purchased one to go so I could share it with relatives I was on my way to visit near Richmond. $8.50 gets you a freshly sectioned fried chicken and another $2.50 provides a pound of mashed potatoes and gravy. I... More 

Thank Marty D
Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Carolina BBQ, shrimp, Flounder, country style steak, chicken pastry, fried chicken, hush puppies, cole slaw, pie, sweet tea......ooooh myyyyyy! Great country cooking all you can eat for $10. Simply unbelievable!

1 Thank Amy R
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. The food was very good and I filled my stomach, but the selection of food was limited. Not sure I would return.

1 Thank OldDudeDiver
North Carolina
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Had a group of senior adults to eat supper before we attended a nearby show. The service and down home hospitality was excellent. My entire group felt very much at home and welcome. The food was so good, my group is wanting to come eat ever week. (sorry, 2 hours away)

Thank tripletsaunt
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

It looked like a great place to eat. Parking lot was full. waited in line for way too long. Man ahead of me was reaching over counter to bag his take out. Cashier was reading menu to customers over the phone. Entire menu including prices and hours. After second reading I left. Long lie of customers waiting while phone was... More 

Thank Ted D
Selma, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for the breakfast buffet based on the great reviews we'd seen. But the food came out of cans, the vegetables were mushy, the gravy wasn't hot, and nothing reminded us of country breakfasts at Grandma's at all. Really disappointing food, and quite expensive to boot. We live in Selma and like to spend our money locally, but we... More 

1 Thank Molly S
Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

We were travelling on Interstate 95 and saw a billboard for the Robbins Nest Restaurant and decided to try it. The buffet had a wonderful selection of meats, vegetables and desserts and there was a pitcher of iced tea on each table. The shrimp, fried fish and deviled crab were very good. There was also fried chicken, chicken pastry, hamburger... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
Franklinton, North Carolina
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We stopped in around 1:30 pm on a Friday for the lunch buffet. I was of the understanding their weekday (M-F) lunch buffet was around $8 per person excluding beverage. We were charged $10 and it appeared they had out their full buffet. With the exception of Sundays I thought most places scaled back their buffets until dinner. In the... More 

Thank R H
Pikeville, North Carolina
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128 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Since we are semi-locals we decided to try them again. I love BBQ and that is a drawing point for me. We arrived about 5:30 pm and they were very busy. The whole hog BBQ was picked pretty good but still had plenty of meat to choose from. Problem was....it was not even warm....I don't like cool BBQ! The rest... More 

Thank Thomas E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Us Highway 70a E, Selma, NC 27576-9405
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Selma
  • Phone Number: +1 919-965-5522
Robbins Nest Restaurant is offers a true taste of the N.C. South! We offer a southern buffet and desserts. We also offer a complete salad bar. We do take reservations for large groups. We are located off Exit 97 on Hwy 95 next to the Days Inn hotel.

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