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1201 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2861
+1 434-634-4199
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

good seafood buffet. Easy to navigate for gluten free people. They offered baked and fried fish, potatoes, rice tons of salad makings, fruit, desserts, stuffed crab, steamers, fried shrimp etc

Thank Bentley G
West Point, Virginia
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When traveling along I-95 we enjoy stopping for a late breakfast along the way. We especially like the brunch buffet at Shoney's with lots of fried chicken and bacon. The one in Emporia has been updated and makes a nice stop.

Thank MaryMontagueSikes
Folkston, Georgia
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

ate at buffett usual Shoney's fare, eatable but not great. We were tired and this was closest one to our hotel but would look at bit further next time!!

Thank Bobbie A
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Love the breakfast bar. The cooks are excellent, and the waitress staff is always friendly. The food is hot and fresh and an excellent variety. The price is fair.

Thank Sandra L
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111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The red flag went up when we pulled in and found two employees taking a smoke break at the front entrance. I've got nothing against smokers however, maybe behind the building would have been more appropriate. This was around 9:00 PM and another employee was mopping the front entrance way to the restaurant. She appeared a little put out that... More 

Thank Parlay88
Boonville, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I took my kids here so we could have the buffet, but it was a friday night and I did not the the buffet was seafood (which I am VERY allergic to). The food we got was good, but the portions were small, and I actually left hungry despite also finishing my 5 years olds mac n cheese. The waitress... More 

Thank Drea814
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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162 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The restaurant was very convenient to us as it was next door to our hotel that didn't offer a breakfast. This place has a wide variety of foods on their buffet which is great for my picky kids.

Thank Eric C
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful staff, great food and my all time fav the strawberry pie!!!!! The buffet was nice and hot with plenty of items to choose from. We went on a Friday night they had up the seafood buffet. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Erika E
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was clean, from hostess to wait staff friendly, helpful courteous. We had night buffet good assortment of fresh salad and fruit, 3 meats and usual veggies. Pork chop I had was very good and tender hubby had fried chicken said that was also good.

Thank Cheryl W
Gun Barrel City, Texas
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Wow How disappointing The breakfast bar was one of the worst I've seen. No fresh food, food products weren't stirred, all had their own special crusty film on top. The real sad thing is that the staff new how bad it was and wouldn't do a thing about it. Comment from the wait staff " yea the manager knows". REALLY!... More 

Thank K9sniffer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2861
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: +1 434-634-4199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?