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Ernie's Restaurant

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1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
434-572-3423
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Berne, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Galax, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Raymond K
Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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!

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1 Thank Janet B
North Carolina
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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3 Thank Frank T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank Tammy N
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Danville, Virginia
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank L L
Greensboro, NC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Had lunch at Ernie's Restaurant on Friday, March 25, 2016. Consistently great home style cooking with a wide variety of selection. I grew up in South Boston, VA and return a couple of times every year - and always have to go to Ernie's. The owner Ronnie has done his Dad Ernie proud by keeping the quality high and nostalgia... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?