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11900 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-7435
+1 804-733-6619
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is close to the hotel and had typical buffet style meals. Food was reasonably priced and had standard buffet offerings.

Thank Bayside_NYMom313
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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410 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On February 10, 2017, Ben and Mrs Too took off for a week and a half round trip to warmth and sunshine. This trip, we were resolved to try as many locally owned and managed eateries as possible, and started with a buffet lunch at Nanny’s just south of Richmond, VA. As it happened, we dropped by right in the... More 

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Winchester, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like southern cooking and are hungry this is a good place to eat. It won't break the bank. Well worth the price.

Thank 199hughc
Petersburg, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant is well worth your time. Nanny's is a family, friendly restaurant. The owners and the staff are always pleasant. Go hunger because you will leave full. We make it a point to go to Nannys on a regular basis. They offer a Buffett for lunch and dinner. It includes a carving station, salad bar, desert bar, soup, vegetables,... More 

Thank Lena F
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I visited Nanny's about 4 times over the last 10 years when we moved here and then again about 5 years later and then this last time yesterday. If you are a creature of habit, you have nothing to fear that anything will ever change here. At least not with the food (they are currently adding more tables.) They have,... More 

Thank Valerie S
Petersburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nanny's is a very good buffet place to eat. The staff very pleasant. They have fried chicken, ribs chicken and dumplings, salads and soups. or you can order from the menu. They also do catering.

Thank clmunchkin1
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Sure it's all you can eat, but that's really the primary selling point. If they smoke the meat it's not noticeable because the food is basic and bland. Excluding the meats, the veggies appeared to be canned. No ribs, corn on the Cobb, or sweet potato like many BBQ spots, i.e., basic southern food. Chicken was all fried. No frills... More 

Thank 4Amora
Petersburg, Virginia
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This is a local hit. If you are coming through for great southern food, this is your place. The family that runs this joint is friendly and the staff is amazing. The food is awesome. They only serve dinner Friday and Saturday. If you would like to feast from an array of foods like roast beef, ham, and ribs come... More 

1 Thank greenehalltam
Hopewell, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

very good food outstanding staff always friendly and very clean have use them for catering many times and have been happy evreytime

1 Thank regandrew2016
Wakefield, Virginia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Nanny's is a cafeteria-style self-serve home cooking restaurant that offers a pretty set menu (they always have fried chicken, Salisbury steak smothered in onion gravy, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, potato salad, garden salad, and hush puppies) but their other offerings vary from day to day. Some days they will have barbequed ribs, some days they will have slow-cooked pork butts... More 

1 Thank Jimbo3244

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11900 S Crater Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-7435
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 804-733-6619

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