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The Thunderbird Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
+1 540-289-5094
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried the enchilada and shrimp fajitas which were both great. House Margaritas are excellent as well.

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Thank Konstantin T
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice family restaurant, good food, nice menu. plenty of choices for adults and kids. great service too.

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Thank Marsha H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up leaving after standing for 15 minutes by a sign that said "please wait to be seated." From the number of other guests standing around we assumed it was just busy... until two groups walked in, bypassed the sign, and were added to a waiting list none of the other guests waiting were clued in about. As I walked... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious! Nothing compares to their breakfast! We didnt get to try their lunch specials; however, the next time we will try them. The service was great and the price was perfect!

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Thank karateone2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A new "go to" spot while visiting Massanutten. French toast by itself was scrumptious. Add their blueberry cream cheese and you are in taste heaven. If you want to add fewer calories, their homemade strawberry jam is devine-- just a little sweet but mostly berry flavor shines through. Eggs cooked just right and the sausage patty was lean, with a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late lunch/early dinner after visiting the Grand Caverns(which I recommend) and were seated right away. We had 5 adults and 4 teens in our party, two of which were Vegan. Three ordered the rueben which was amazing!! Huge and yummy! I ordered the patty melt which was good but needed more sauce. My daughter ordered... More 

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Thank 726kelly
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service was great. The food didn't take a long time. I highly recommend the hot chocolate. It is a great breakfast and diner place. I think The Thunderbird Cafe makes other places look bad.

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Thank NatandSoph
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The kids love to come here for burgers and shakes. It is a classic restaurant and has a good breakfast menu as well. Not great food but a fun place to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were surprised to get such great tasting food. The place appears to be a diner but the Chef/cooks are special. I hear they have the same owner as Hank's barbecue. We didn't get a bad meal ! The place was clean, the servers were efficient and the price was OK. Be sure to try the place during your stay... More 

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Thank Gerry T
Smithfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were staying at Massanutten for the week and decided to try this restaurant just down the street. Cute and clean diner style with two dining areas and counter seating. The hostess and waitress were friendly and efficient. My husband had breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. I had the classic burger and fries. The burger was very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 540-289-5094
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?