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1201 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2861
+1 434-634-4199
06:00 - 22:00
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Gatineau, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

eat there on the way back from Florida and Friday seafood buffet it was just ok would be nice if the put names on the food so you know what they are

Thank Tom F
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in at 7:30 pm and it was reasonably busy, majority of people eating the seafood buffet. After ordering a glass of ice water with the buffet I never saw anymore wait staff. It took me three attempts with three different waitresses to get my first glass of water - 30 minutes into my meal. The food on the... More 

Thank OBXfan1964
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The food on the buffet was quite good, even the seafood. The steak that came with the dinner looked the steak you might buy at the dollar store.

Thank Roger U
Petersburg, Virginia
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179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My fiance and I came in for the Friday Seafood and more buffet. Our waitress was amazing. She was very friendly and let my boyfriend who doesn't like seafood know when other items were about to be put on the bar fresh. Steamed shrimp was seasoned well and the salad was fresh. The baked chicken was cooked well and was... More 

Thank greenehalltam
United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

good seafood buffet. Easy to navigate for gluten free people. They offered baked and fried fish, potatoes, rice tons of salad makings, fruit, desserts, stuffed crab, steamers, fried shrimp etc

Thank Bentley G
West Point, Virginia
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

When traveling along I-95 we enjoy stopping for a late breakfast along the way. We especially like the brunch buffet at Shoney's with lots of fried chicken and bacon. The one in Emporia has been updated and makes a nice stop.

Thank MaryMontagueSikes
Folkston, Georgia
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

ate at buffett usual Shoney's fare, eatable but not great. We were tired and this was closest one to our hotel but would look at bit further next time!!

Thank Bobbie A
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Love the breakfast bar. The cooks are excellent, and the waitress staff is always friendly. The food is hot and fresh and an excellent variety. The price is fair.

Thank Sandra L
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118 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The red flag went up when we pulled in and found two employees taking a smoke break at the front entrance. I've got nothing against smokers however, maybe behind the building would have been more appropriate. This was around 9:00 PM and another employee was mopping the front entrance way to the restaurant. She appeared a little put out that... More 

Thank Parlay88
Boonville, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I took my kids here so we could have the buffet, but it was a friday night and I did not the the buffet was seafood (which I am VERY allergic to). The food we got was good, but the portions were small, and I actually left hungry despite also finishing my 5 years olds mac n cheese. The waitress... More 

Thank Drea814

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-2861
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: +1 434-634-4199

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