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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (54 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after checking out of Massanutten Resort. It is a convienent drive from the resort. We had breakfast which they serve all day. Our server, Cheyenne, was very attentive making sure we had plenty of coffee. It is a diner style restaurant and they...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it! Food was quite good and produce comes from local farms in the area and it's freshness was quite obvious. Nice atmosphere and fast, friendly service. A great find fairly close to the resort!

Thank Wegoodins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first started going here for breakfast as leaving to go home. Love their red fried potatoes. They serve Wade's Mill grits--very creamy. Have stopped often for a light supper--husband and I really like their rueben--regular or turkey, both good and the loaded potato soup....More

Thank middleonroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a great breakfast. Wide variety on the menu and the food was really good. Highly recommended

Thank 69gtojim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for late breakfast/brunch. Had the stuffed waffle for something different and was pleasantly surprised.

1  Thank JSKazoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in the Thunderbird while visiting Virginia. Had the shrimp and it was wonderful. Don't remember the name of the dipping sauce that came with the shrimp, but it was great.

1  Thank CFRguest
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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