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“Two Strikes and You're Out”

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Brenda's Restaurant by the Creek
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Troy, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Two Strikes and You're Out”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited Brenda's recently one Sunday after church. The restaurant was less than half full and it took 30 minutes (no kidding!) for us to receive our meal. We would not usually wait this long for food, but there was a Sunday paper in the booth and we really wanted to try Brenda's because it was highly rated on the "I Love Charlottesville" web site. When the food arrived it was very good, but during the meal our server was nowhere to be found. We flagged down another server to get refills on our coffee. I had ordered French fries and asked that they be brought ahead of the meal, as an appetizer. They never came, but were written down on the server's ticket when we received the check. The server never apologized for our wait.

Since the food was so good, we decided to give Brenda's a second chance a few weeks later, just in case our poor service was a one-time fluke. Same story the second time. This restaurant has been here for quite some time, so I guess the regular clientele just plans ahead and is accustomed to the slow service.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Frank O
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English first
charlottesville
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Easy Southern Cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

You wont find anything fancy or difficult to pronounce at Brenda's. What you will find is good food like mama makes(said with a southern drawl). The portions have gotten smaller, but not the taste. The price is reasonable.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank seanmhorn
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va
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“where the locals go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

A slice of life of the real people who live in Charlottesville.
The other reviews have said it all!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank rhetta
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Port Republic, Virginia, United States
1 review
“Great home cooked food in Charlottesville, VA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

My husband and I had breakfast yesterday at Brenda's Restaurant. We were served by a very friendly waitress that made sure we had everything we needed. The food was just like home cooked, and the country ham and home fries were to die for. My husband had the gravy and he said it was excellent. We got to speak to Brenda and talked with other's on her friendly staff. The restaurant was very clean. I would advise anyone that loves a home cooked breakfast to try Brenda's the next time you are in the Charlottesville, VA area.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank June R
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
“Brenda's Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Blue Ridge Feast cannot be beat! Love those home fries...cooked exactly like we order every time. Taco salad is great and the burgers are good too. Reasonably priced...friendly staff. Brenda and her crew have really decorated and cleaned up the place nicely. We go often!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mary Agnes B
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