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Ernie's Restaurant

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1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
+1 434-572-3423
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Galax, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The wait staff was friendly and very helpful. Our drink glasses were kept full. The buffet is amazing. Good old down home country food. Everything was kept fresh and everything I tried was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Raymond K
Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious with a menu or buffet option. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, and I'll go back easily for more old fashioned country cooking!

1 Thank Janet B
North Carolina
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I first took a girl from Virginia on a date to Ernie’s Cafeteria in South Boston, Virginia (I’m from just below the border in North Carolina) when I was 16, more than 4 decades ago. My parents thought it a bit far from the main highway when traveling to Danville, but I knew there was something special about Ernie’s. On... More 

4 Thank Frank T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We eat here multiple times per year with family, most recently on Mothers Day. They are always busy on Sunday but they usually get you seated timely. I've only had the buffet on each visit. Its always fresh, hot, clean and provides a good selection of food so that everyone has choices. The service is always great....they keep our drinks... More 

1 Thank Tammy N
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My family and I Ate here for mothers days and experienced racism . Not only did the staff make comments that we heard but we were also skipped over when seated. In addition this Resturant is not worth $18 for the buffet at all. My husband and I came down from Va beach and have never experience the worst service... More 

5 Thank mzdiggs11
Danville, Virginia
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88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The food was bad. Service was acceptable. This place looks run down and is overgrown with vines. I am not sure how it stays afloat.

Thank L L
Greensboro, NC
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had lunch at Ernie's Restaurant on Friday, March 25, 2016. Consistently great home style cooking with a wide variety of selection. I grew up in South Boston, VA and return a couple of times every year - and always have to go to Ernie's. The owner Ronnie has done his Dad Ernie proud by keeping the quality high and nostalgia... More 

Thank Burlington-Ind-Son
Williamsburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Nice family run restaurant that provides a good selection of American food. They have an outstanding buffet, with seafood on weekend evenings. Quite tasty, with a great selection that is restocked constantly.

Thank m0nty56
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My friend and I went to Arnies for lunch after shopping. We ordered light for we had planned a large dinner. We both ordered a B.L.T.. It came after waiting a good while. It had no mayo, a few pieces of broken bacon and the "toast" was soggy and buttery..The waitress apologized and said the cook was new..and very very... More 

2 Thank Brenda S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Ate here on a Sunday; it got quite crowded. The food was fresh and good tasting. On the pricey side.

Thank George M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-572-3423

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