We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ernie's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
+1 434-572-3423
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 75: English reviews
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some food on buffet was unidentifiable. Prices were okay. Ambiance was very country western. Service was attentive.

Helpful?
Thank Jeni D
Glade Spring, Virginia
Level Contributor
213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here two times. The first time was excellent, and the second time was poor. The first time, I had the grilled chicken special and it was as good as grilled chicken as I have ever had in a restaurant. Was very moist and seasoned well. The second time I had some beef tips with onions and peppers. All... More 

Helpful?
Thank gladebaba
Mechanicsville
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can order off the menu or get the buffet. The buffet is wonderful. It has a salad bar, lots of country vegetables & quite a few entrees to choose from. I have been here about 4 times & it has been good every time.

Helpful?
Thank Beachlvrgrl
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our stop at Ernie’s came for lunch on day 2 of a 5-day, 1200 mile motorcycle trip and we could not have been happier with the entire experience. Although I can't really say where Ernie’s is in relation to anything, our GPS guided us there without error and that is always a great relief when traveling long distances into unfamiliar... More 

Helpful?
Thank BobWilley
Virginia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were looking for a good place for dinner. Had a taste for seafood. Someone recommended this place, so we went. This was on a Sunday evening. Has the look and feel of a Cracker Barrel - very country, but a little more personal. It's a buffet setting. Tables are clean. Staff is nice. Food is real down-home southern food.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa S
Berne, Indiana
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We visited on a Thursday evening in August, 2016. Guess we just felt lazy so ordered the buffet, and disappointment, there was none! You can read enough other reviews to get a jist of what is offered. With this being a Thursday there were no extra items, but what there was enough to fill our bellies. A few observations and... More 

Helpful?
Thank gmwnmw
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Sign is not visible from the street but GPS was able to find. It looks like an old house. Very big on the inside. Good home cooking. Service is good.

Helpful?
Thank vwlangley
Galax, Virginia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The wait staff was friendly and very helpful. Our drink glasses were kept full. The buffet is amazing. Good old down home country food. Everything was kept fresh and everything I tried was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

Helpful?
1 Thank Raymond K
Blackstone, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious with a menu or buffet option. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, and I'll go back easily for more old fashioned country cooking!

Helpful?
1 Thank Janet B
North Carolina
Level Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I first took a girl from Virginia on a date to Ernie’s Cafeteria in South Boston, Virginia (I’m from just below the border in North Carolina) when I was 16, more than 4 decades ago. My parents thought it a bit far from the main highway when traveling to Danville, but I knew there was something special about Ernie’s. On... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Frank T

Travellers who viewed Ernie's Restaurant also viewed

 
South Boston, VA
South Boston, VA
 

Been to Ernie's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 John Randolph Blvd, South Boston, VA 24592-2950
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-572-3423

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ernie's Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Danville, Virginia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ernie's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?