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Thunderbird Country Buffet Restaurant

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2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
+1 843-669-1611
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Asheville, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great southern food! It is a must stop when pass by Florence. Service is great. The best fried chicken in the the South.

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Thank Wade W
Florence, South Carolina
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are I-95 travelers who plan their trip around this Florence staple. It's buffet is no better than any of a half-dozen in town, but it'll always be there and you can see lots of experienced eaters; it specializes in southern (some call it ethnic) cooking.

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Thank BillyReyn
Dalmine, Italy
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I I stopped here for a dinner on my way home. I found a restaurant with a furniture that was old, but most importantly very dirty. The food was bad, the meet was too dry, thie stew was very salty, and the whole place is just dirty. It makes you uncomfortable eating there. One of my worst experience in my... More 

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Thank Ami T
Sumter, South Carolina
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thunderbird has the best Country Food in SC!!! It was hot and fresh!! They are known for the best peach cobbler you have ever tasted!!! They had cabbage,stew beef, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken,pork chops,fat back,collard greens. I could go on and on!! I promise you won't be disappointed!!

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Thank Angela P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were going on a day trip for pecans traveling from Charlotte, NC. A friend from work recommended Young Pecans with a 'must do' lunch at the Thunderbird Buffet. It was clean, food plentiful and good. There is a special price-Ladies Day 2 days out of the week and Seniors Day 2 other days out of the week. We enjoyed... More 

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Thank Andra' E
Columbia, SC
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Basically if you like the main picture of their food you will like this place. Its one long bar of southern breakfast. Never been for lunch or dinner so not sure how that is. But the breakfast for the price is one of the top places in Florence for breakfast. The service is always above average.

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Thank Hugh1978
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This restaurant had been talked about and recommended by many of our friends as their favorite stop on the way to the beach. So we tried it and it was exactly as expected, nothing unusual, but good southern fare. Selection was good on the day we were there and we enjoyed a variety of the offerings on the buffet. The... More 

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Thank AlowishusCPMc
Bonneau, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

For Good country style food , cakes, cobblers, and Real Banana pudding. At a reasonable price. You can't beat the Thunderbird. Families are a regular here for years. They keep coming back. Lots of locals love it here too.

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Thank Mary N
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

One place on my list to visit when in the Florence area. Just of I-95 north of I-20, easy access worth the stop. The buffet always has fried chicken, fat back, beef and rice. Great sides along with desert cobblers, soft serve ice cream and salad bar. Senior discount days.

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Thank Carolyn B
Jacksonville, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just off I-95 in Florence, SC. Family has been stopping here for years. Good fried chicken, decent sides, buffet style....just have to stop there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2004 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501-1203
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 843-669-1611
Description
It's also a hotel.....

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?