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Cold Harbor Restaurant

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8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
804-746-4333
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try out both the lunch and breakfast service here after hearing friends discuss it. First we tried lunch. The food was basic hometown lunch counter food. Nothing bad, but nothing special. While the prices are great, offerings like salads and pies come right out their bulk packaging to you. I strongly suspect that microwaves are relied upon... More 

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Thank Hillary W
Richmond, Virginia
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435 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Can be a busy breakfast spot but something about it seems sticky and the floors seem to be dirty. Food was good and service good but there are other choices. Let's go to Cracked Barrel instead.

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Thank Jeff S
Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

While Antique Shopping at Cold Harbor Antiques we noticed this restaurant. The portions and prices were excellent. The food was served and was nice and hot. Drinks were never empty and the table was kept clean as each person finished their meal. To end our visit we each had a piece of pie the portion was good size for the... More 

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Thank 1965MaryAnn
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a great restaurant in Mechanicsville VA close to I-295. This place feeds you. You will get great value for your dollar. On the Weekends they have breakfast buffet. Come Hungry and you'll leave full! I've never had a bad experience at this restaurant and love eating here even though it's over a 40 mile round trip for me.... More 

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Thank JSmada
Virginia
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I visit Cold Harbor Restaurant about 3 or 4 times per year. I think the food is unusually good. I especially like the breakfast buffet for its variety and just good plan country foods and of course the salt fish. I don't like the loudness of the people but its not the restaurants fault because there is such large numbers... More 

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Thank Carolyn S
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

they have a terrific breakfast buffet on the weekends, menu items are great as well, large portions, friendly staff

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Thank X5911ARkeitht
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Breakfast buffet was awful... Watery eggs, horrible coffee, awful bread. How do you mess that up? We gave it a shot but was completely turned off. We thought about going back and ordering from the menu but just can't seem to do it again.

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Thank Peggy A
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went here thinking we would get a good breakfast but everything was bad... from the coffee to the bread... and how do you mess those things up? Eggs are watery. We did the breakfast buffet so didn't expect too much but it was so awful. We have thought about going back and ordering from the menu instead but just can't... More 

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Thank PeggyA33
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

They have a good breakfast buffet on the weekends. Fresh, always kept full and good food. Service is good and attentive. Clean. The place is always crowded on the weekends. We've only been here for breakfast and it's been consistently good. Not many healthy options on the buffet- they do have fruit, but it's canned. They have a menu to... More 

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Thank KParrishVa
Richmond, Virginia
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331 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

the breakfast is average but if you are into buffet eating, the breakfast buffet is very popular. I find the place to be a little on the dirty side....I think it is the carpet...but it is a popular place early in the day and on the weekend.

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Thank Jeff S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: 804-746-4333

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