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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
+1 843-669-1611
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Wilson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 many locals. Cost is $11 and people come from Columbia, SC, just for the peach... More 

Thank JaniceRon
South Hill, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 8 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
Asheville, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 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
Florence, South Carolina
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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) cooking.

Thank BillyReyn
Dalmine, Italy
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 just dirty. It makes you uncomfortable eating there. One of my worst experience in my... More 

Thank Ami T
Sumter, South Carolina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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!! I promise you won't be disappointed!!

1 Thank Angela P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were going on a day trip for pecans traveling from Charlotte, NC. A friend from work recommended Young Pecans with a 'must do' lunch at the Thunderbird Buffet. It was clean, food plentiful and good. There is a special price-Ladies Day 2 days out of the week and Seniors Day 2 other days out of the week. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Andra' E
Columbia, SC
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Basically if you like the main picture of their food you will like this place. Its one long bar of southern breakfast. Never been for lunch or dinner so not sure how that is. But the breakfast for the price is one of the top places in Florence for breakfast. The service is always above average.

Thank Hugh1978
Asheville, North Carolina
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179 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This restaurant had been talked about and recommended by many of our friends as their favorite stop on the way to the beach. So we tried it and it was exactly as expected, nothing unusual, but good southern fare. Selection was good on the day we were there and we enjoyed a variety of the offerings on the buffet. The... More 

Thank AlowishusCPMc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?