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Chef's Drive In

1101 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1431
+1 434-369-5590
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2 weeks ago
“Tie with Dairy Freeze”
18 Mar 2017
“Best pancakes and bacon you will find!”
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1101 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a go to spot for as long as I can remember. Breakfast Lunch or Dinner you can't go wrong!! Trust me🤗

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Our breakfast was fast and delicious! The coffee was perfect and they have the best pancakes I have ever eaten! Beats fast food breakfast any day and they have curbside service too!

Thank 841deboraht
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well it is a little hard to get in and out of and parking is limited, but the staff is very friendly and they seem like they have known you for ever

Thank Tammatha P
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This was the second time that we were traveling near Alta Vista and just had to stop at the Chef's Drive In! The staff makes you feel right at home, as well as the customers! Everyone is friendly and welcoming. The food is down home...More

Thank mwcspitfire
Reviewed 6 January 2016

If you're from Altavista, you've grown up eating at Chef's. If you're an out-of-towner, you have to stop on your way through. Staff is first rate and treats first-timers like friends. Locals are called by name and many times, staff knows the order before it's...More

Thank lizzi_b_83
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Talk about your local dive with some of the best food around. Ghef's is the place! We couldn't find anywhere but chain fast food restaurants until we ask some of the local folks. They suggested Chef's. I wasn't to sure when we parked but was...More

Thank skysail
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Wow, the best breakfast in town. Burgers and Hot dogs are great too but the breakfast with it's fried apples and tasty melt in your mouth bacon. Friendly staff and they also still have curb service if you want to stay in your vehicle.

Thank Maryjane P
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have only eaten at this place one time and I don't plan on going back. I did not care for the food or the service. They must be doing something right though because please are always there.

Thank AuntTeri
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We went to Chef's for breakfast (my companion has to start day with hearty breakfast) upon the recommendation of the hotel staff. Solid diner breakfast with bacon done just right. The indoor seating is limited (about 5 tables and maybe 8 bar stools).

Thank mdlmouse
Reviewed 13 July 2013

If you want to drive up rather than through like they did in the 50's this is the place. A good old burger joint. I dont think its changed since the 60's at least. And the ladies that run the place are really nice. They...More

1  Thank MarkWEverett
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  • Address: 1101 Main St, Altavista, VA 24517-1431
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Altavista
  • Phone Number: +1 434-369-5590
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