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“Meh...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carol's

Carol's
Ranked #21 of 44 Restaurants in Forest
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Virginia
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347 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Meh...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

The food here is hit or miss. The burgers are good, but the eggs are awful. The sweet potato fries are super bland, but the bacon is great. So it goes with Carol's.

Overall, pretty greasy. The staff isn't overly friendly, and could learn how to smile every once in awhile. Most patrons are about 80 years old.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank manilapacman
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English first
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just so so....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

I have dined at Carol's twice. First time I had the fried chicked. It was just ok... The second time I had the catfish. One piece fried and one piece grilled. The grilled fish was very buttery, I did not care for it. The fried fish was over cooked. I don't think that I will allow myself to be disapppointed for a third visit. The service is ok and the place seens clean but I am not impressed with the food.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WildRabbitEars
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EUROPE
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Comfort Foods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great selection of tasty "Comfort Foods" but this restaurant really needs to add some healthy choices...Waitstaff very friendly

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Thank PAMID7
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Forest, Va
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food, friends, and convenience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

The food is very good but nothing fancy. Over the last 10 years my wife and I have made many good friends at Carol's. Some were other patons, but many were owners, cooks, and servers. The atmosphere is down-home and relaxed, and the service is great. We eat there 3 to 4 meals each week. If you live in Forest, you already know about Carol's. If you have not tried Carol;s, you are missing a treat.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank edmpowell
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best menu and service of...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2008

Best menu and service of all Lynchburg-area diners I've visited. I eat here every weekend I'm in the 'Burg. Private party rooms. Needs to add fruit juices to the menu but otherwise no complaints.

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Thank RabidMapache
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