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The Thunderbird 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%
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“pancakes” (57 reviews)
“french toast” (42 reviews)
“biscuits” (32 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit this gem before checking out the caverns and are so glad we did! From our expresso shots to our pancakes and breakfast burritos - this place was great and so reasonably priced! Our party of 4 was so satisfied with great food and...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has been coming to Massanutten Four Seasons Resort every year since the mid 1970s. However, we only just recently discovered the Thunderbird cafe a few years ago after my grandparents recommended it after they ate there for breakfast. Now this place is a...More

Thank mastakemosabe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner and breakfast there at the end of February, and both were GREAT! Breakfast is served all day, of course, and I had the garbage plate for breakfast- a pancake with sausage gravy, bacon, and an egg piled on top. Delicious!

Thank foodexplorer2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Thunderbird but definitely not the last. We came in for a late lunch and changed to even later breakfast. I had the country ham, a favorite of mine, and it was great. Their creamy grits are delicious and topped it...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chicken & waffles here are AMAZING. Best diner food I've ever had. The syrup is like a honey maple OMG! The collards are great & mac n chz is good too! We were staying @ Massanutten & randomly decided to go here & are...More

Thank sephorachick
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Traveling to Massanutten resort we stopped for lunch. It was packed! Always a good sign when you’re from out of town. The staff was very friendly and helpful with the menu. My husband had sausage gravy and biscuits with fried potatoes. He liked it a...More

Thank Diana_in_VA
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I'd totally recommend it. We went on Halloween, and had great service. The food tasted awesome, and they have some really interesting menu items. Go have fun with a group of friends!

Thank Lauren Y
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Thunderbird has changed owners over the last few years and what an improvement!! This is comfort eating at its best with unique selections and excellent service. And only a few miles from my home! Great location for the tourists but a gift for the...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This cafe is on the main road not to far from Massanutten Resort. Locals like this place. We went with another couple. We each had coffee that was good. One of us had bacon and eggs with cheese and stone grits. The bacon and eggs...More

Thank JLDC
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
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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
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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