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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beef tips and rice have always been my favorite. As a student in college this use to be the place for lunch. It still has very good food, but they Cook with salt and sugar. Which is the best way to cook. All and all a good place for a lunch Buffett. Bring your appetite.

Thank Michael B
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is conviently located inside of hotel. the breakfast was good considering the bad experience I had with the hotel part. Everyone seems to go there to eat on Sunday's.

Thank Lester G
Grayson, Georgia
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around a long time. The facility needs an update and the presentation of the food. Beginning with the food server table, it is old and did not keep the food warm. The area for the cool desserts were not adequately iced down. The serving staff was friendly but there was only 1 person at the cash... More 

Thank Wrightwaytotravel
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted some sothern cooking and it was great we opted not to eat in because we were on time constraints but got Togo plates and they weigh them the food was awsome my favorite was. The meatloaf and the stew beef over rice

1 Thank fulltimerleamon
Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food was phenomenal. I have not eaten this much soul food since I was a child. I mean, real soul food!! Greens, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, liver and onions, rice, fried pork chops, baked pork chops, banana pudding, apple and peach cobblers and the BEST sweet tea ever! Trina was very nice. The rest of the staff... More 

Thank Fal L
South Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I were traveling through Florence and decided to stop and try the Thunderbird, again. I've eaten here in the early 90's I had high expectations the food was going to be good. Sadly I was wrong. I didn't mind the outdated decor. What I did mind was the limited choice of food on the buffet. There were... More 

Thank SheepdogInstructor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I ate here for the first time July 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is not a 5-star restaurant but if you are looking for good southern cooking, clean environment, friendly staff and reasonable prices this is the place to go. I just heard a rumor that Thunderbird Country Buffet will be closing and it saddens me. I hope I... More 

Thank Queendiva2
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

By far one of the best all you can eat buffets,I about couldn't walk out of there,service was great,there is no doubt some one knows how to cook here.

Thank Cyberice7
Southington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I read the good reviews, we were staying at Country Inn and Suites so we walked over. First tried The Phoenix Grill but it's basically a bar and smelled of smoke. Nothing I saw online was on the menu so we left. Next stop the Country Buffet. I think this was the worst food experience we ever had driving on... More 

Thank ctgma729
Roanoke, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My relatives live in Darlington, SC and always rave about the Thunderbird Breakfast and Dinner buffet. After all these years, I finally got an opportunity to go to the Breakfast Buffet back in March. Was a total letdown. The food was decent but the biggest turnoff was the dingy outdated restaurant. The Breakfast Buffet was small with several variety of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: 8436691611
It's also a hotel.....

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