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The Thunderbird Cafe

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
+1 540-289-5094
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (55 reviews)
“french toast” (42 reviews)
“biscuits” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for an early dinner, and we were pleasantly surprised that we could also order breakfast! My husband ordered the Burrito, and I ordered the Rueben. Both meals were big and tasty. Our waitress, Keri, was FABULOUS!!! She is very knowledgeable about the menu...More

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is easy to find and smaller inside than I expected but since we arrived after 10am it was not crowded at all. Service was awesome and since we're open to suggestions, we were immediately guided to the staples and favorites of the locals:...More

Thank pinotgrigi0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate Breakfast here while staying at Massanutten at the Mountainside Villas. So worth the visit for anyone.

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

While on vacation we went here for breakfast. Local place with local charm. Good service, typical diner like fare at reasonable prices.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We sat at the bar because there was a line of folks waiting for tables. The service was very good; staff was friendly. I had fried chicken with mushroom gravy, collard greens and grits. This is the kind of fried chicken that you cut with...More

Thank Livelifefun
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a visit to a local winery. I had the rubin and my wife had the shrimp and grits with collared greens. We were very impressed with the attention of the wait staff. Constantly cleaning, wiping down the booths, even wiping...More

Thank Jonathn6
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited The Thunderbird Cafe for lunch and again for breakfast the next morning. Staff are always friendly, with a smile to greet you. The food was hot, prepared perfectly and delicious! Desserts are out of this world;took a pumpkin cookie home...More

Thank mra212
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Massanutten resort and sure glad we came down to check out this quaint cafe. Excellent omelets-fun "pancake tacos" ( unusual flavor of the day ) Very different bresdfast combos. Wait staff was amazing . Different specialty coffees and hot chocolates available. well...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I love my catfish. I ordered two piece catfish from the menu (fresh catfish lightly breaded & served with housemade cajun tartar sauce) and my jaw dropped when my plate arrived. Two tiny pieces of fish hardly 2 inches square with the slightest of white...More

Thank jtempleton2003
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Don't know why this is rated so highly....We had breakfast here. The omelet was dry, the homemade sausage was tasteless, and the biscuits were "gluey". We wouldn't go there again.

Thank AtlantictoPacific
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Dawn J
19 June 2015|
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Response from judyCS | Reviewed this property |
The Thunderbirrd would not be good. Hank's is nice but you would need to call to see if they have a room to hold that many people. We really enjoyed the food there and the ambiance. Probably making arrangements at the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
  • 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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