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The Thunderbird Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Cafe
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42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sandston, Virginia
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our party of nine enjoyed a breakfast on our departure day from a week at The Summit Massanutten Resort. The food was ok and the service was good. Upon leaving, the cook (bandana man) was spotted in the mens' restroom using the urinal. He exited the restroom without washing his hands. Gross! Unfortunately, I was not informed of this until... More 

Thank Claudia L
Cuba, United States
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped and had breakfast. The staff was friendly and we were greeted right away. Marlene was our friendly, quick & efficient waitress! We ordered our drinks and food- received our drinks quickly and what seemed like only minutes we had our hot delicious breakfast. Food was plentiful- well worth the stop!

Thank Terese F
Lewes, Delaware
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thunderbird serves delicious, inexpensive breakfasts. The sausage is homemade, the griddle cakes were thin and crispy, and the grits were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Marsha J
Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here the last two times I visited Massanutten Resort. Very good service, food is great and prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank lmmatulaitis
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here and the food was delicious. Some unusual items were on the list as well as familiar items. The portions were so filling we weren't hungry for lunch. We liked it so much we went back again while we were in this town.

Thank Melissa C
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Thunderbird Cafe a few times while staying at the Massanutten Resort. The food was good and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and helpful. I had Rachel's favorite which was my favorite. My husband and son-in-law both enjoyed the chicken fried steak as well as the meat loaf. Kids loved being able to choose their own two... More 

Thank bbrebo
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat off site from the Massanutten Resort! Their in house nachos and Cobb salad are fairly large portions. The food is good and the prices were great, especially for a group of 5 or more. Very friendly staff! We'd go again.

Thank Geralyn B
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went twice recently for breakfast - great food, friendly waitstaff, AWESOME grits and homemade biscuits. Highly recommend stopping here if you're in the area.

Thank Lorri H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great referral by the cashier at Massanutten General Store! Diner atmosphere with unique food made from scratch, breakfast all day, and really good desserts. Excellent service and food came very quickly If you take your receipt from The Thunderbird to eat at Hank's, you will get a 10% discount.

Thank pfizmos
Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a little slow. Menu was small with some interesting combinations. Not a big place but all and all what you would expect in a country cafe. Food was better than expected. All and all I would give it about a 3.75 stars but will round it up to 4 as there are not too many places to eat.

Thank Frank C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  McGaheysville
  • Phone Number: 15402895094
We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes and cuisines.Breakfast served all day!Signature handcrafted burgers!Specialty sandwiches!Comfort food entrees!Full espresso bar!Blue Plate Specials: 10 meals under 5!Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm everyday!

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