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15173 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-3901
+1 434-525-9181
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cafe, Diner
15173 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-3901
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Carol's several times for breakfast. It is definitely home cooking. The price is great for the quantity and quality of food that is served. The wait staff has always been pleasant. Will be trying out their weekend breakfast buffet soon.

Thank hmiller80
Reviewed 30 April 2017

While this place doesn't offer the most in an environment, it's breakfast buffet on Sundays is worth the visit for me. And their warm apples add to the meal. Yes, the price isn't bad either.

Thank Sonny C
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, reasonably priced. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Will visit again. Not overcrowded as most chain restaurants are.

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Rusty and team always make you feel special for dining at Carols. The food bar for breakfast offers a good variety of home cooked items; my favorite, hipped beef! Why go to fast food corporate spots when you can have down home, feel good food...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went there this morning with my brother....visiting for a few days. $8.75 for the breakfast buffet. The biscuits and sausage gravy are delicious! Good value for what they serve. Not crazy about the buffet table it's served on....not sure it was exactly keeping the food...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu. The breakfast menu is very varied and extensive. Enjoy the eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee. Great local restaurant.

Thank verncastle
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Carol's is a great place for home cooking. It's not a fancy place to go, the food isn't fancy. But everything is good. They specialize in breakfast, their pancakes are delicious. I also enjoy their Brunswick Stew.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

First time eating here. Good breakfast, reasonably priced, waitresses we nice, smiled. A lot of food! Pancakes were a little heavy... but omlet, home fries were delish

Thank DrAlford
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stopped by Carol's for breakfast and was luck enough to hit the place when the breakfast buffet was available. It was decent food for a decent price. Granted the bacon was not cooked like I cook mine at home, but it was good. The selection...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant in Forest. Our mens group meets here on Wednesdays for breakfast. The wait staff is quick with the menus and coffee/tea to start us off. Then they are back around to get our breakfast order. The service is very good and the...More

Thank verncastle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15173 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551-3901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 434-525-9181
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