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Colonial Restaurant

American, Diner
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8804 Wards Rd, Rustburg, VA 24588-4719
+1 434-821-2511
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 20:30
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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350 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Colonial is a ways away, so I have not been here under the new management. I'm glad of the distance because their coconut custard pie would add an extra 50 lbs that I don't need. Lunch was good, but the pie is off the charts.

Thank William B
Sanford, NC
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307 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were heading South out of Lynchburg on Hwy 29, and began to think about where we might stop for breakfast. Not wanting the standard fast food variety, and assisted by our GPS, we happened upon the Colonial Restaurant! The first thing we noticed was that the parking lot was full of vehicles...always a good sign. When we entered we... More 

Thank NCPirate
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great diner. Very typical. Food was just fine and service was excellent. Only 5 minutes from our Airbnb.

Thank KanesComments
Rustburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Homecooking, friendly service, it's a local favorite restaurant in the area. Serves breakfast,lunch and dinner.

1 Thank itmedawnee
Little Rock
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have a client that likes to eat here, so I have partaken on multiple occasions. Mostly locals at this place, with the typical 1 meat and 3 sides lunch special location. Friendly staff. Pretty good food at a reasonable price. If you like fancy, not for you. If you like a good homestyle lunch then I recommend.

Thank salesmanx3
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I stopped for lunch at this family-owned restaurant along Highway 29 in Rustburg, Virginia, just south of Lynchburg. Good American food with a personal touch. The waitresses are friendly and cheerful. That makes for a pleasant experience. The decor of the restaurant with all its Americana makes the stop worth it in and of itself. The place is very clean,... More 

Thank Dr. Bob D
Danville, Virginia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

I used to stop at the Colonial often, but in recent years my travel pattern has changed, and have not Last week had occasion to stop for lunch and it was delightful. They offer a large menu with wide variety of choices. Lots of veggies and meats and chicken. The special that day was baked chicken and it was delicious.... More 

Thank Buck4you
North Carolina
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196 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We had business just a few miles away, and because we have driven by many times we decided to try it. Fairly simple menu with typical choices. Food came out promptly. For example, french fries were too hot to eat---just the way I like them. Hamburg steak was much, much bigger than you'd expect to get on a "hamburger"---with tasty... More 

1 Thank Art H
Rustburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Cute little mom and pop restaurant. Service is good and food comes out fast. Not the best food we've had but definitely not the worse. They have a good variety.

Thank Christi T
Martinsville, Virginia
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334 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We saw this place after shopping at Mad Biddies in Altavista. There were so many cars in the lot we just had to give it a try. I ordered the Roast Beef Special with potato salad and fried okra, another person ordered the Half Chicken with dressing and fried okra. We enjoyed our meal.

Thank Treehouse-2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8804 Wards Rd, Rustburg, VA 24588-4719
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Rustburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-821-2511

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