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Cold Harbor Restaurant

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8153 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-1218
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Yorktown, Virginia
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love visiting Mechanicsville for antique and quaint shopping and decided to try this restaurant for the fist time this past Saturday. My husband got a hamburger and I got a BLT on rye bread. Both were served with fries. There really wasn't anything spectacular about the food. The fries were frozen crinkle fries. Most diners were getting the weekend breakfast... More 

Thank Maureen721
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I really want tonlike this place because it is so convenient...but it is a struggle. I guess it's just and avwrage reataurant, but at least it is a small busineess and not a chain. The food is jut average as is the service. The good thing however is they are very tied to the Mechanicsville. community and active in local... More 

Thank Rtwodogs
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 

Thank Hillary W
Richmond, Virginia
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454 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jeff S
Claremont, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 1965MaryAnn
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank JSmada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Carolyn S
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

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

Thank X5911ARkeitht
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Peggy A
Mechanicsville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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?