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Carl's Place

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15800 Old Franklin Turnpike, Penhook, VA 24137
+1 540-576-2838
06:00 - 20:00
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Cave Spring, Virginia
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

On a recommendation, we stopped by Carl's Place on the south side of Smith Mountain Lake in Penhook. We were told to try the double cheeseburger, and it was pretty good and reasonably priced. We also got onion rings, which were great. Looking at the menu, we would really like to stop here for breakfast sometime. There are a few... More 

Thank RoanokerFan
Penhook, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

good food. good service. reasonable prices. A local favorite. I don't miss the Monday lunch special....ribs.

Thank Jake H
Lexington, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the area on a mini vacation at sml we decided to try the place out We stopped in early for breakfast and later that day for dinner. The place is a small convient store and restaurant. The service was excellent. Food was your typical diner food but was great! Prices are on point.

Thank heather r
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food is great it's a local hotspot that serves breakfast lunch and dinner all day! Close to SML . There is also a store that sells all kinds of things you might need. And gas!!

Thank Shelley D
Penhook, Virginia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Carl;s is a place to go for a quick meal with friendly service where I live. Not a gourmet restaurant, by any means.

Thank Bfet1944
Moneta, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

My husband and I eat here for lunch when hunting. He is a picky eater and we both love it. Excellent food, great service and the price is really good.

Thank LMWood15
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stop here often when fishing tournaments at Smith mountain Lake. The best burger in Virginia is the Carl's Burger and a above average Philly Steak and Cheese!! Small town service in a conveince store,gas station and sit down restaurant enviroment!! The whole menu is hard to beat so be sure to stop by and try the many items!!!

Thank Robert H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Went here because there was NOTHING else nearby. Not fancy or gourmet. But food is tasty, menu large, and what a value! Can't wait to go back again. We had lunch and I can only imagine how good the breakfast must be.

Thank Beth D
Penhook, Virginia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Okay, let's be REAL.... This is not a restaurant, it is a better quality 'greasy spoon.' Sorry. Now for the positives -- excellent service, food is decent and reasonably priced. Not too many seats, but people are willing to wait. Part of a store. Waitresses are attentive and pleasant. I eat there at least once a week because it is... More 

1 Thank Gabriel241
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem. My wife and I have breakfast there a few times a year. It's a great place for a country breakfast that will stick to your ribs. Service is always good, and friendly.

Thank Virginiatopgun .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15800 Old Franklin Turnpike, Penhook, VA 24137
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Penhook
  • Phone Number: +1 540-576-2838

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