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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
+1 843-669-1611
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place is nasty! It needs to be shut down! Carpet and tables and chairs looks like it was installed in the 50's! Carpet is so nasty,how could it pass inspection i will never no. The glass over the food had so much grease on...More

Thank Henry W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our meal at the Thunderbird was the biggest disappointment in food preparation in quite awhile. Meatloaf was floating in grease. Vegetables had to be out of cans. Smoked sausage didn't taste like real meat; just cheap meat. The mac and cheese was dried out. The...More

Thank nancycH8603YO
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Meal was great!! Excellent server. The dining room was dirty and the ceiling appeared to never have been cleaned.

Thank clockmannc1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Old fashion country cooking at its best. Buffett always fresh with a variety of meats, vegetables, salad and dessert unsurpassed by most. Breakfast is like being at your grandmother's.

Thank vlmlhw
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We just got off a cruise ship and are driving north with my in-laws. They have stopped at exit 164 off route 95 and enjoyed the buffet here for over 10 years! So we had to try it, although apprehensive about eating there. There were...More

1  Thank JaniceRon
Reviewed 9 March 2017

food was good home country cooking.Doesn't look like much from the outside but its a great place for a stop on a bus trip

Thank Louise O
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great southern food! It is a must stop when pass by Florence. Service is great. The best fried chicken in the the South.

Thank 95wadew
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are I-95 travelers who plan their trip around this Florence staple. It's buffet is no better than any of a half-dozen in town, but it'll always be there and you can see lots of experienced eaters; it specializes in southern (some call it ethnic)...More

Thank BillyReyn
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I I stopped here for a dinner on my way home. I found a restaurant with a furniture that was old, but most importantly very dirty. The food was bad, the meet was too dry, thie stew was very salty, and the whole place is...More

Thank Ami T
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Thunderbird has the best Country Food in SC!!! It was hot and fresh!! They are known for the best peach cobbler you have ever tasted!!! They had cabbage,stew beef, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken,pork chops,fat back,collard greens. I could go on and on!!...More

1  Thank Angela P
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Angela P | Reviewed this property |
oh i'm sorry!! I been there for lunch and dinner and drink is included.
Edna Z
22 December 2016|
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Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast Buffet. 6:00AM - 10:30AM Lunch / Dinner Buffet. 11:00AM - 9:30PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 843-669-1611
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