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The Thunderbird Cafe

) #3 of 9 Restaurants in McGaheysville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, 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%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (40 reviews)
“pancakes” (48 reviews)
“grits” (56 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
08:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
42A Island Ford Rd, at Rt 33, McGaheysville, VA 22840-2350
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Reviews (430)
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1 - 10 of 430 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in the area for a week. This place was so good we went twice. My wife ordered the waffle with bacon and maple syrup both times. It's worth the trip.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Eight family members (including 2 youngsters) went for breakfast. The food was mostly good. My husband's ham slice was about 1/8" thick and he said it did not taste good. He did not eat it. He did not care for the home made marble rye...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had been to The Thunderbird Cafe before, but had not written a review. So we'd like to say how much we like their food and service! We stopped once for breakfast and enjoyed it so much that a couple of days...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located right off route 33 near the Massanutten Resort area. Beware the restaurants close relatively early ... and we almost missed dinner. We had sandwiches which were good and the service was fair. Prices are reasonable.

Thank johnthetraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, my husband and I love grits, and after reading reviews, I was looking forward to trying theirs, but I was disappointed. My omelet was fresh and delicious. Seating/table was very cramped for a family of four. We got there before 9:00 with no wait,...More

Thank nuat2ud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great diner - easy to access - lots of parking. I had cinnamon french toast with whipped cream. Nice thick bread, cooked just right with tons of whipped cream and cinnamon. Very tasty. My companion had home fries, eggs and biscuits with sausage gravy. He...More

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy going place and we enjoyed our meal. My wife and I split a bacon pecan Belgium waffle and a western omelet. The taste of the waffle was awesome. Absolutely awesome. Maybe it was the real maple syrup. The western omelet was was also excellent....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast in the area. We had waffles, bacon, eggs, potatoes and gravy. All were very good. We thought an extra small side was a little pricey, but overall reasonable pricing for entrees. This is a small restaurant with limited seating, so expect...More

Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't many places for breakfast in this area, but this is probably the best. A lot of options all of which are prepared well. Later in the day expect a wait.

Thank dhensley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really charming restaurant with a cleaver breakfast menu. I really enjoyed my ganache “taco pancake.” They have a different flavor periodically. The taco is stuffed with a cream cheese filling. There are a number of other creative breakfast dishes. The wait staff...More

Thank angsw72
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dawn J
Hi, we are having a family reunion and celebrating the lineage of our grandmother that has turned 85. We are staying at the Massanutten resort and would like to do a brunch on Sunday the 2 th of July. We have 36 people total. Can you help accommodate? Not sure what the alcohol laws are in Virginia on a Sunday, but we were hoping for bloody Mary's and mimosas. Please call me back at 813-484-7805; my name is Dawn.
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
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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