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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
8436691611
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: It's also a hotel.....

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Buffet

Stopped here just off interstate 95 next to Quincys for lunch with several friends. The buffet had a good variety of foods. I enjoyed the meatloaf the best .My only complaint would be the biscuits , they seemed old and were hard --All and all a nice stop and I would go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
steelers_jody
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South Carolina
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NC
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used to stay at the Thunderbird but it is beginning to be more rundown than before. Always enjoyed the breakfast until last couple of times. Food was cold and service slow. Don't get the coffee.

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Thank Catherine C
Cheraw, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you want a place with real country cooking this is the pace to go. It doesn't look like a good place to eat but trust me it is. It has lots of meats and the bar is always fresh. The chicken salad on the salad bar is wonderful. You must give it a try.

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Thank becky t
Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I learned about this place from my dad who is a retired truck driver. He knows about the best hidden secrets as far as restaurants. We stopped here on our way to Myrtle Beach to get married and we left stuffed like pot belly pigs. The food is amazing, all adults and children enjoyed themselves. As a matter of fact,... More 

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Thank Joy P
virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Located in Thunderbird Motel at exit 194.....I have stopped at this exit for gas many yrs. , and did not notice this place....today I stopped for gas, went on tripadvisor for best local buffet and this one came up. Rated great, so I decided to take a chance. ....so glad I did, all veggies and meats were so fresh, and... More 

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South Carolina
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Stopped here just off interstate 95 next to Quincys for lunch with several friends. The buffet had a good variety of foods. I enjoyed the meatloaf the best .My only complaint would be the biscuits , they seemed old and were hard --All and all a nice stop and I would go back

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Thank steelers_jody
New York
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Upon arriving at this buffet I wanted to turn around and go back to my car, I am so glad I didn't. The buffet looks like it is stuck in time, I felt I was back in 1966. I gave it a chance and the chicken was excellent and the mac and cheese was one of the best I ever... More 

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Thank KathySimu
Davie, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We looked at the buffet and there was not much there except fried chicken. It did not look very good at all. It was 7 o'clock though. We left. I did not get to taste the food though.

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Thank lman6411
Miami, Florida
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch and found a very clean, pleasant environment with some of the best tasting Southern cuisine I have had in a while. Buffet styled lunch included three meats, country vegetables, several starches, well stocked salad bar with TURKEY salad and the most tasty peach cobbler I have had.

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Thank Leo A
Waldorf, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best down home cooking I've had in a while. The place is not fancy, but it has home like feeling, it was several people in and out that's how you can tell the food was good. We met Gospel Entertainer's there, and other people from out of town.

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Thank Nikkalove
Jersey City, NJ
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This used to be one of the places that my family ate at even if we were in SC for 1 night. The food is still good, but the food used to be great! While I can go and leave full and satisfied, the selection is 'grandma's kitchen on Sunday', rather than the variety of selections formerly offered. Go to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 8436691611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

It's also a hotel.....

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