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602 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501-2938
+1 956-682-8381
06:00 - 23:00
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Coatepec, Mexico
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

It's closed. It appears to be out of business, I haven't asked how long It really wasn't do much good trying to compete with other restaurants nearby..

Thank GranPena
Pharr, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Twelve of us from the Breakfast Club went to Shoney's for their breakfast buffet. It was the consensus of the group that we would not go back because of the price. $20.00 plus tip for two. The Valley many restaurants that serve breakfast at a better value.

1 Thank Marjorie D
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460 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Had the dinner buffet at this Shoney's. There was an excellent selection of food. Very good salad bar to start with. All other foods were hot with an excellent selection. There is also a small dessert selection available. Servers ensured there was lots of food and trays replenished. Great location close to several hotels also. You cannot beat the food... More 

Thank CS P
San Antonio
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We eat buffet breakfast here almost every time we are in Mcallen. Food is good, not fancy and it is always fresh and there is plenty of it. Prices are CHEEEEEEP!

Thank Fred P
Monterrey, Mexico
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Food is, well less than average for an All you Can Eat Buffet in the area. If you are looking for a buffet I recommend going to the Golden Corral. In my opinion, they have a much greater selection and much better food quality.

Thank anmegk
Bartow, Florida
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

At the time we were going for the Friday seafood. Not the biggest selection in the world but not bad. Hope it's still there and doing well.

Thank KB B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Food is always overcooked and overwarmed. Too many other places to have a meal.

Review collected in partnership with Athens Tourism

Thank Trisha S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2009

We will not be going back to this Shoney's nor recommending it to anyone else. We were seated near the buffet when a heating lamp exploded above 6 food trays contaminating the food in them. Two trays were taken away, leaving four others on the serving line. Only after the Manager was notified were two more taken away, leaving two... More 

Thank Rhade
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2008

The Place Has a Great Atmosphre!! All the Food That we Ordered Was very Good,The portions where very Big .Our waiter was so nice! The overall experience was fantastic! I Would defininively recomend this Restaurant!

1 Thank CATA77
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2004

I had not seen a Shoney' s restaurant, in quite a while. To My surprise this one is one of the best I have been to. They have a great staff, very attentive and helpful. The food is great and the price are reasonable, since most dinners come with their salad bar. The best part is my little one got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 W Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78501-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  McAllen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-682-8381

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