We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1518 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416-3210
+1 540-261-2592
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 12: English reviews
Mount Solon, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Beware! They do not give receipts and they do not correct their mistakes. The restaurant was clean. The atmosphere is casual. Customers were locals during our visit. I will not return simply because the kitchen made a mistake in filling the order, giving white meat chicken instead of dark meat chicken, but the counter employees would not correct the mistake.... More 

Thank Paula V
Fincastle, Virginia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Love the burgers, fried chicken but evening hours are very erratic. On 3/6/17 stopped by at 6pm and they had closed at 5:30pm. When you live an hour or more away this really pisses you off. You should have set closing time not close when you want. May just go to one in Lexington from now on.

Thank soonerpirate
Vineland, NJ
Level Contributor
88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Always stop to get a foot long with mustard, onions, chili and coleslaw whenever I visit Buena Vista

1 Thank hokies13vt
Buena Vista, Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

It seems like there has always been a Kenney's Chicken and it has always been good. The breakfast sandwiches are the best around, the burgers are above average, but the real claim to fame is the chicken. It's priced for families and always fresh.

Thank andy_marinermedia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I support local business so I alternate between this one and the Lexington one, which are both individually and separately owned. I like that the Buena Vista location offers a Monday thru Thursday $3.95 sauce burger with cheese, fries, and drink special that Lexington does not offer. I'm not sure which location is using Bill Kenney's original sauce burger recipe... More 

Thank Bluestride88
Smithfield, North Carolina
Level Contributor
150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Eat in, drive up or take out - they do it all. Wonderful burgers and even better fried chicken! Try the iced tea!

Thank Jim4249541
Helena, Alabama
Level Contributor
144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We had Kenney's fried chicken catered at an event and loved it. Crisp and delicious with plenty of breasts, wings, thighs, legs, etc in the serving trays so everyone was happy. We would happily cater from them again!

1 Thank civilengtiger
Pittsford (town), New York
Level Contributor
49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

They have great fried chicken. A little dirty, but try not to look around too much and just enjoy. Biscuits good too!

4 Thank Shirley V
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This place has been around since the 50's and the secret sauce is the same as it was then. My Parent's Grandparent's grew up on the sauce burgers, fries, and fried chicken. My parents introduced me to this place when I was a pre teenager. It's not as cheap as the 50's but if you stop by this place be... More 

2 Thank Bluestride88
Buena, Virginia, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Wow, it sounds great! Can you hear it from hear? Or do you smell the nice clean air on electric and all I have to say about the chicken is ar:

3 Thank Christopher J

Travellers who viewed Kenney's also viewed


Been to Kenney's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista, VA 24416-3210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 540-261-2592
They don't have a website, but its a local establishment dating from the 50s. (540) 261-2592

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kenney's and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Kenney's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?