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The Thunderbird Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe,
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
+1 540-289-5094
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (57 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
“omelet” (37 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
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

Disappointing experience overall. Ordered two breakfast plates to-go. Drove home with them and they were both missing the sides and gravy. Drove back (at this point, it had been twenty minutes) and they tried to hand me the stuff they had forgotten that had been...More

Thank Tricia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent all day on Skyline drive and were heading to our hotel in Harrisonburg. It was 8:50 and we were starving and saw this place. They closed at 9:00 but told us to come in and that they would serve us...More

Thank treehuggersfriend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the shrimp and grits with a side order of macaroni and cheese. My girlfriend had chicken. All of it was as good as we have ever had anywhere. Never had grits that good. It was actually a small place, although it looks large....More

Thank tom24527
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast and found the food OK, but nothing stood out about the food. Service was quick. Our waitress must have been new since she was checking with another waitress on questions we had about the food.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great dining experience at the T-Bird Cafe when we come to Massanutten for vacation. Had the shrimp and grits for first time. Awesome!

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The Thunderbird Cafe was recommended by some locals near Massanutten. It turned out to be ok. It is kind of small with a NJ diner meal but more limited menu. Breakfast all day if you want. Food was fine but everything was just a little...More

Thank spierce64
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Have been coming to this area for several years and finally stopped for breakfast. I sat at the counter because you learn a lot about a place this way. Something special is happening here. The food is delicious and they make even regular food is...More

Thank NClouse
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered the burrito - had mole on it and it was really good - lots of filling and not too much tortilla. Highly highly recommend side of grits. They are made with cream and every bite just melts in your mouth. Great spot for breakfast...More

Thank Neucere
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This place is a traditional diner and does not pretend to be otherwise. No nonsense breakfast menu that was appropriately priced. Portion size was average and everything tasted good. Server was attentive and pleasant. The booth we sat in (family of 4) was big and...More

Thank ryan716
Reviewed 3 April 2018

While part of the family had eaten breakfast here earlier, the entire group ordered dinner from the online menu. I had a patty melt on swirl rye bread. It fell apart in my hands. I'm sure that I will eat here again if in the...More

Thank Gina 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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