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Gene's Restaurant

156 Gadsden St, Chester, SC 29706-2066
+1 803-377-1400
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
3 weeks ago
“Great meat 'n three!”
11 Jul 2017
“Down home country food”
Closes in 22 min
156 Gadsden St, Chester, SC 29706-2066
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunchtime during the week. First time here. It's like a small cafeteria. You get your tray and work down the line picking your meal. Great selection of meats and veggies. The chicken pot pie was outstanding. The veggies did not have a lot of sugar...More

Thank Marty Y
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Food is always good, sweet wait staff. The price is also a good value. Lots of locals. Nice history with eclectic country stuff on the walls. Several movies and tv shows used this restaurant for filming. Rustic country atmosphere.

Thank annajY3641ZL
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A different buffet Monday through Friday and open for breakfast and lunch everyday. Full range of traditional southern foods plus sandwiches. Very good affordable food eat in or take out. I eat there everyday!

Thank martinmiller1957
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Old building... Southern fare... good pricing. A Cafeteria setup for choosing your food. Unfortunately, the appearance of the food was unappetising. Luckily the taste was better than the presentation

Thank SusanCMaryland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have been going here since I was a little girl. It never gets old. Great food, people and prices!!

Thank Latosha S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went to Gene's twice for breakfast on our stay in Chester. Gene's is hometown all the way. It is in an old building right on the quaint downtown strip. Great variety of breakfast items including salmon patties on the side with your breakfast. Several...More

Thank Rindyross
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

You may have to wait a minute on your food but it's well worth it. Friendly type of place where all the locals frequent

Thank MrsDilo2016
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Hard biscuits, overcooked eggs, lumpy grits, half cooked bacon. Sorry, but the food here shouts complacency, arrogance and apathy.

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

My favorite place to eat when I am in town. Best gravy biscuit ever. Great lunch buffet at great prices.

Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My wife and I were looking for a quaint sandwich shop for lunch, but there were none to be found in downtown Chester. We popped in Gene's restaurant and felt we were stepping back into the 1960's, which appears to be the last time this...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
05:00 - 11:00
05:00 - 04:59
05:00 - 04:59
05:00 - 04:59
05:00 - 04:59
05:00 - 04:59
05:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Gadsden St, Chester, SC 29706-2066
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 803-377-1400
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