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Ernie's Restaurant

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1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stop at Ernie’s came for lunch on day 2 of a 5-day, 1200 mile motorcycle trip and we could not have been happier with the entire experience. Although I can't really say where Ernie’s is in relation to anything, our GPS guided us there without error and that is always a great relief when traveling long distances into unfamiliar... More 

Thank BobWilley
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were looking for a good place for dinner. Had a taste for seafood. Someone recommended this place, so we went. This was on a Sunday evening. Has the look and feel of a Cracker Barrel - very country, but a little more personal. It's a buffet setting. Tables are clean. Staff is nice. Food is real down-home southern food.... More 

Thank Lisa S
Berne, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We visited on a Thursday evening in August, 2016. Guess we just felt lazy so ordered the buffet, and disappointment, there was none! You can read enough other reviews to get a jist of what is offered. With this being a Thursday there were no extra items, but what there was enough to fill our bellies. A few observations and... More 

Thank gmwnmw
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Sign is not visible from the street but GPS was able to find. It looks like an old house. Very big on the inside. Good home cooking. Service is good.

Thank vwlangley
Galax, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The wait staff was friendly and very helpful. Our drink glasses were kept full. The buffet is amazing. Good old down home country food. Everything was kept fresh and everything I tried was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Raymond K
Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Delicious with a menu or buffet option. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, and I'll go back easily for more old fashioned country cooking!

1 Thank Janet B
North Carolina
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I first took a girl from Virginia on a date to Ernie’s Cafeteria in South Boston, Virginia (I’m from just below the border in North Carolina) when I was 16, more than 4 decades ago. My parents thought it a bit far from the main highway when traveling to Danville, but I knew there was something special about Ernie’s. On... More 

4 Thank Frank T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We eat here multiple times per year with family, most recently on Mothers Day. They are always busy on Sunday but they usually get you seated timely. I've only had the buffet on each visit. Its always fresh, hot, clean and provides a good selection of food so that everyone has choices. The service is always great....they keep our drinks... More 

1 Thank Tammy N
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

My family and I Ate here for mothers days and experienced racism . Not only did the staff make comments that we heard but we were also skipped over when seated. In addition this Resturant is not worth $18 for the buffet at all. My husband and I came down from Va beach and have never experience the worst service... More 

4 Thank mzdiggs11
Danville, Virginia
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The food was bad. Service was acceptable. This place looks run down and is overgrown with vines. I am not sure how it stays afloat.

Thank L L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: 434-572-3423

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