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Basic City Luncheonette

Diner, American
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408 N Commerce Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4029
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This restaurant was suggested as a "decent meal for a good price" by Google Maps, and boy, what a treat! The staff was friendly and warm, the food was delicious, with generous portions (the ham was HUGE and really tasty)! This was a quick stop while driving through town, and we were not disappointed at this little treasure.

Thank MGrahl
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115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had breakfast here - maybe the 3rd visit in a handful of years. Each had eggs, home fries and either sausage or bacon. My wife had onion in her home fries (we were asked by the waitress when we ordered and I declined). I enjoyed the entire meal, but my wife's home fries did not seem as well cooked as... More 

Thank vision2travel
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My wife and I usually have breakfast here a few Sunday mornings each month. There isn't anything fancy about this place, but the food is great. You must make it to their Friday night prime rib or Delmonico steak. It is awesome and reasonably priced.

Thank Paul F
Waynesboro, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

The food is fantastic. This is a great diner. They only accept cash or checks (with a number at least 1,000).

Thank GaryCummings
Verona, VA
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I love to try local places that are not chain restaurants and this place was exactly fitting. Take cash, I do not believe that they take credit or debit cards. You will see all types of patrons here from no collar to blue collar to white collar. Make yourself friendly first, do not expect a warm welcome unless you yourself... More 

Thank Stacey S
Charlottesville, VA
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Good home cooked country food at good prices. A favorite of many locals and those from out of town wHo know about it.

Thank rmacl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The real deal. Home made chile with nothing phony or glitzy about it - just lots of honest flavor. Which is symbolic of this place. Nothing else going on here except what the name implies, a basic luncheonette. And excellent waitresses, and smiling, friendly staff. By the way, if you like your chile hot, you may want to bring your... More 

Thank Bertducks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We used to go here on Friday nights about once a month when we lived in the area. Eating at a diner in the city we moved to tonight (which wasn't so good) I was missing Basic City and realized I should do a review. On Friday night their special is pork tenderloin, emphasis on tender. You don't even need... More 

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232 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Before there was foodiness there were basic places with good food like these. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the homemade chili, grilled cheese sandwich with chips, cole slaw and iced tea. Even the pie choices are throwbacks. Tasty and good food.

Thank Bearwife
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food is great as well as the service. It is very plain inside, old chairs, old tables in a old building. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The steak and gravy is homemade and very good..

Thank Brenda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 N Commerce Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Waynesboro
  • Phone Number: 540-932-1790
540 932 1790.. Great American diner of the old style

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?