We four friends went here after church on Sunday, it was our first time but our friends had recommended it. This is the Riverfront Restaurant on Lee Highway in downtown Chilhowie; I gather it used to be called Driftwood and was in another location. This large space is a converted wholesale furniture warehouse (so the waitress told me), and the entrace foyer is actually a (now stationary) converted elevator shaft made by Salem Elevator Co. of Salem, Va. You can see that it was used to hoist furniture up to higher floors. The rest of the restaurant is high-ceiling, the restaurant proper going up to the roofline. Sturdy, heavy-duty wood tables and all updated fixtures are the order of the day. The Sunday buffet was delicious, some of the tenderest roast beef we have ever eaten (with potatos and carrots), fried chicken, mac and cheese, really good breaded fried squash, yummy desserts. I was in the mood for something less caloric so opted for the portabella mushroom wrap, a delicious tomato-basil wrap with portabella, lettuce, bacon (well a bit), and creamy ranch dressing on the side, along with fries which were ordinary and I just picked at. We thought this was a great place, the service and food were all good but no-nonsense, just good value here. We will be back!
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