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“Happy Turkey Day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Glen Restaurant

The Glen Restaurant
Ranked #80 of 164 Restaurants in Glen Allen
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midlothian, Virginia
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
“Happy Turkey Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

So my wife and I decided this year we would forego turning our home into a meal production facility for Thanksgiving. In years past we’ve always enjoyed picking the turkey, the vegetables, making the stuffing, and making the deserts from scratch. This year our family has grown and once we weighed the pros and cons of making our traditional Thanksgiving meal versus going to a restaurant, we opted to try an all inclusive Thanksgiving brunch.

We researched all the Thanksgiving venues in and around Richmond and decided on to give The Glen Restaurant a try. We made our reservations several weeks in advance with ease. We arrived on the beautifully landscaped grounds and with the help of signs, found our way to the restaurant. Parking was easy and once we entered the building found it festively decorated with a holiday theme. The maitre D, was very pleasant and friendly and escorted us to our table. Within minutes our server arrived, took our drink orders then explained where we would find the food selections.

The food selection consisted of the main Thanksgiving staples (Turkey, ham, cranberries, mashed potatoes, as well as several carving and cheese stations). A nice assortment of breads and fruits along with desert choices topped everything off. The atmosphere was inviting and unpretentious and the wait staff helpful and friendly. Given the overall cost, we might consider returning next year.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Virginia
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167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“GREAT Buffets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

I visited for a week while on a business trip. The breakfast and lunch buffets are excellent and the staff is amazing. It does seem expensive - $15 for breakfast, with kids half price - but it went over well with the group and my family. Of course, thinking of paying that much for a bowl of cereal and a banana is kind of upsetting. And children are 11 and under not 12. But there is a great variety and always a chef to make something special (Caesar salad and quisadillas for lunch - waffles and omelets for lunch for instance). Plenty of fresh fruit (great pineapple), lots of choices. Great buffets.

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore, MD
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Staff, Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Nice and accommodating staff. Good food. Very good buffet.

Visited June 2012
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Oak Ridge
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345 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you have to stay any place for a full week, stay here -- the staff remembers your name, your preferences, and if it is not on the menu, they make any dish for you. Terrific place.

Visited January 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Outstanding buffets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

We ate here for breakfast, lunch, and a Sunday champagne brunch, and all of the food was wonderful. The selections were a cut above the typical buffet fare and frequently replenished. The dessert bar was especially yummy. Servers were friendly and kept our beverages refilled.

Visited November 2011
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