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“Saturday Morning Tradition!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harold & Cathy's Dumfries Cafe

Harold & Cathy's Dumfries Cafe
Ranked #1 of 53 Restaurants in Dumfries
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Saturday Morning Tradition!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

This little cafe can be easy to miss, tucked in between a car wash and an Acts donation center, but the effort should be made to get there! The price is great and the plates are loaded with food. The menu is full of homegrown ideas such as scrapple, biscuit sandwhiches, and hash. The staff is great and have the food to the table quick, the longest wait being eight minutes or so. It is a military/public service friendly place which makes for a great environment. Make the trip to this great place!

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“For a Hearty Breafast When I. The Area...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2011

...or visiting the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The place has a regular flow of customers including police (tells you about value). The food is homemade and very good. I'm a sucker for biscuits, gravy and grits when south. Usually, I suffer afterwards because of greasiness or heaviness - neither was the case here.

Service is very friendly and welcoming. After eating, I was served more coffee and "told" to stay awhile and relax.

To update past reviews: plastic is accepted, you don't pay until done, and they are open for dinner.

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Montclair, VA
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“Nice Local Sandwich Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2010

If you're traveling on I-95 and want to stop for breakfast or lunch near Quantico or Woodbridge, skip any of the fast food joints or big chains; instead, take US 1 through Dumfries. Harold & Cathy's doesn't look like much from the outside, and it's dated inside too. It's definitely a local place and regulars dominate, but travelers are more than welcome. There are always police cars and work trucks in the parking lot, so you'd expect the food to be good. And it is! Lots of typical sandwich shop items on the menu for breakfast and lunch only, and I don't think you can go wrong ordering any of them. You order and pay at the counter, find a seat, and a waitress will bring your food to your table. Oh, no credit cards. I've only paid by cash, but I think they may take checks too.

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“Home cooked everything. Very homy...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2010

Home cooked everything. Very homy atmosphere. Only open for breakfast and lunch, however.

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“PLACE IS GREAT FAMILY OWNED PLACE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2010

If you drive by this place, you would probably never enter but this place is great! Food is all homemade in the restaurant. It is run by a family with great friendly small town service. Forgot the chain restaurants...when in Dumfries or Quantico, VA..eat here. It's not the fanciest place but it is very clean, affordable, and had great food. One word of caution..they don't accept credit cards and they get crowded during lunch and breakfast hours.

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