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The Thunderbird Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Cafe, Diner
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42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
+1 540-289-5094
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually try to mix in good comments with bad, not possible. Dingy, not very clean. Wait staff very disorganized. I was actually yelled at because I asked for a cheeseburger with American Cheese. "We only have cheddar, we would not serve processed cheese". This was funny, as this was not a high class establishment with high food standards. The... More 

Thank bige208
Laurel, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone said to go. I'm saying don't. It's overrated, my food was cold and NO, this wasn't a good place for me.

Thank MoMoLove1229
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Go where the locals eat. This restaurant is friendly, comfortable, accommodating and the food is great. They have country ham, biscuits and the grits are creamy delicious. There is an emphasis on local fare and we weren't disappointed.

Thank traveleater1313
North Beach, Maryland
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had dinner here the second night of our stay. The service was pretty good but the food was just ok. They were closing at 8PM, so not sure if coming late changed the food and service.

Thank Cupcakesmaddox
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Good food. Homemade salad dressings. They take pride in their product. My corned beef Rueben was great.

Thank racinjimy
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Had several meals here shine a week stay at Massanutten. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was the best we had all trip, so we kept going back!!! Grits are the best!!

Thank Pinnacle S
Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, with a great selection on the menu. Good homestyle breakfast, with friendly, quick service. My husband and I always try to find a non-chain restaurant to eat at when out exploring.

Thank Tina H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We tried the enchilada and shrimp fajitas which were both great. House Margaritas are excellent as well.

Thank Konstantin T
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

nice family restaurant, good food, nice menu. plenty of choices for adults and kids. great service too.

Thank Marsha H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ended up leaving after standing for 15 minutes by a sign that said "please wait to be seated." From the number of other guests standing around we assumed it was just busy... until two groups walked in, bypassed the sign, and were added to a waiting list none of the other guests waiting were clued in about. As I walked... More 

Thank Amanda-n-Darren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  McGaheysville
  • Phone Number: +1 540-289-5094
We are a locally owned restaurant specializing in southern comfort dishes and cuisines.Breakfast served all day!Signature handcrafted burgers!Specialty sandwiches!Comfort food entrees!Full espresso bar!Blue Plate Specials: 10 meals under 5!Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm everyday!

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