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Basic City Luncheonette

Diner, American
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408 N Commerce Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4029
+1 540-932-1790
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 15:00
Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Butch serves a great meal at a very fair price. You will see many groups of people here, attorneys, construction workers, law enforcement, and locals. Each day brings a different special, which will challenge you to clean up your plate!

Thank Pilot_T
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We love a full breakfast at lunch dwhen we are traveling. Basic City Luncheonette was the perfect stop for us. The western omelet and country fries were delicious. The waitress didn't even blink an eye when I ordered a piece of chocolate creme pie with my bacon and eggs.

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Fishersville, Virginia
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This little place has the best darn breakfast at the best price you will ever find. It's not about the atmosphere although it's OK but the staff is friendly the prices are unbelievably cheap and the food is fabulous. If you want good home cooked wholesome breakfast this is the place to go. I spend many Saturday mornings here having... More 

Thank K2536JJadamf
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This restaurant was suggested as a "decent meal for a good price" by Google Maps, and boy, what a treat! The staff was friendly and warm, the food was delicious, with generous portions (the ham was HUGE and really tasty)! This was a quick stop while driving through town, and we were not disappointed at this little treasure.

Thank MGrahl
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had breakfast here - maybe the 3rd visit in a handful of years. Each had eggs, home fries and either sausage or bacon. My wife had onion in her home fries (we were asked by the waitress when we ordered and I declined). I enjoyed the entire meal, but my wife's home fries did not seem as well cooked as... More 

Thank vision2travel
Charlottesville, Virginia
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

My wife and I usually have breakfast here a few Sunday mornings each month. There isn't anything fancy about this place, but the food is great. You must make it to their Friday night prime rib or Delmonico steak. It is awesome and reasonably priced.

Thank Paul F
Waynesboro, Virginia
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The food is fantastic. This is a great diner. They only accept cash or checks (with a number at least 1,000).

Thank GaryCummings
Verona, VA
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I love to try local places that are not chain restaurants and this place was exactly fitting. Take cash, I do not believe that they take credit or debit cards. You will see all types of patrons here from no collar to blue collar to white collar. Make yourself friendly first, do not expect a warm welcome unless you yourself... More 

Thank Stacey S
Charlottesville, VA
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Good home cooked country food at good prices. A favorite of many locals and those from out of town wHo know about it.

Thank rmacl
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The real deal. Home made chile with nothing phony or glitzy about it - just lots of honest flavor. Which is symbolic of this place. Nothing else going on here except what the name implies, a basic luncheonette. And excellent waitresses, and smiling, friendly staff. By the way, if you like your chile hot, you may want to bring your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 N Commerce Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Waynesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 540-932-1790
540 932 1790.. Great American diner of the old style

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?