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The Thunderbird Cafe

42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
+1 540-289-5094
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (63 reviews)
“french toast” (42 reviews)
“omelet” (39 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here today for lunch. I ordered the fried chicken. When the server came out to give me my plate it was chicken fried chicken and that was not what I ordered. I ended up ordering the fried catfish. When that arrived it was soggy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YvonneJ3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One visit was Breakfast with Friends that staid in Massanutten Resort and Mimi said "I love you but I'll come back without you just for this Omelet", the other was with a cantankerous Family Member who is a chronic complainer and he really liked it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lori C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I stopped here around noon. We got the jalapeno queso burger (was on special that day), pancake taco, and the Andre the giant. Food was spectacular and service was great!! Our waitress was Cheyenne. If we were local we'd come here all the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DayTrip318256
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked out this restaurant after reading Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed and delighted to find out their sister restaurant is Hank's which also gets high marks. Furthermore, if you save your receipt you get 10% off when you try Hank's and if you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bede46
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This place served up some friendly service and a tasty breakfast at reasonable prices. Can’t really go wrong! The menu had the basics but also some creative menu options as well. The nitro coffee packed a punch !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elevenstars
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We had dinner on 2 different nights and a breakfast. The service is very good and they always have a crowd, but it is worth waiting for. Nothing fancy, just good down home cooking.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank smittync
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast for lunch this morning after sleeping in during our fall winery mountain trip to Massanutten. We'd had burgers here years ago and weren't disappointed . The Rachel's favorite was excellent and a different take on a scramble. . .Nice strips of portabella...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank majmom99
Reviewed 14 October 2018

My wife and I ate here one day while vacationing at Massanuten resort. They have a great selection of breakfast and lunch items. Staff very friendly and helpful. They worked with my wife to put together a plate of food that she would eat. WILL...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alex S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Best grits...ever! The menu offers a large variety of options to satisfy everyone. The food is consistently good, but the service varies. Breakfast is my favorite. The staff is friendly and hard working.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank heidio369
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We've had all three meals at the Thunderbird Café over a period of two visits to the area (2016 & 2018). It is well-prepared diner fare with ample portions at a reasonable price. They have some specialty items on their menu that are worth a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Skyewarrior
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Dawn J
19 June 2015|
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Response from judyCS | Reviewed this property |
The Thunderbirrd would not be good. Hank's is nice but you would need to call to see if they have a room to hold that many people. We really enjoyed the food there and the ambiance. Probably making arrangements at the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  McGaheysville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-289-5094
We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes and cuisines.Breakfast served all day!Signature handcrafted burgers!Specialty sandwiches!Comfort food entrees!Full espresso bar!Blue Plate Specials: 10 meals under 5!Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm everyday!
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