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“A brand new Shoney's!”
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Shoney's
Ranked #45 of 91 Restaurants in Abingdon
Cuisines: American
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Abingdon, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A brand new Shoney's!”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Just opened and in a new building replacing the old one. We have not gone to a Shoney's in years because of their drab and depressing places. Now just off Exit 17 on I -81 in Virginiais a spanking new restaurant, same typical food but it somehow tasted better. Also nice background music, not the loud fast music that usually sends us out of a restaurant before we even order!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Abingdon, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

They have a great seafood night on Friday, but go before 5:00 to get the best rates (especially if there are any Senior Citizens in you part). They are building a new restaurant building behind the original. It should be interesting how it affects business and service.

Visited July 2013
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Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cheap doesn't mean good.”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Went to breakfast. They have a breakfast buffet we choose to pick off the menu instead. I ordered an omelet, it was very dry. My husband order blueberry pancakes, they were very dense and heavy. We should have known better. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's good. You get what you pay for.

Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“FILTHY ATMOSPHERE that needs a thorough steam cleaning and visit from TV's Restaurant Impossible!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

DRIVE ON BY no matter how many cars are in the parking lot!! We should have left when the menus felt sticky and we noticed the vinyl banquette seats were taped. This place seems dirty and it took forever to get our simple order. My bacon was perfect but the over-scrambled eggs tasted "off" like they were cooked on an unclean grill. My husband said his sandwich was OK but there was no substitute for a side of potatoes which he did not want. They need to edit their menu and clean the ladies' room. Flies and no ventilation. As my uncle used to say, I've been there twice - the first time and the last time.

  • Visited July 2013
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Forest, Virginia
2 reviews
“Rotten Service”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

My husband and I were excited about going to Shoney's, but upon arriving, we noticed that the tables were sticky, the floors had lots of crumbs, and the servers looked unhappy. We ordered onion rings for apps that did not arrive until our main entrees arrived. The appetizer was lacking with seasoning, somewhat cold, and slightly burned. I also ordered the special of the day with some fries and noticed that the ends of the fries were slightly green. Yes, green. I attempted to taste the fries despite the colour of them and within seconds, they tasted rotten and old as if they had been sitting out for too long. My husband's dish had loads of processed cheese and he literally scraped most of it off because it looked slightly liked scrambled eggs. Lastly, the bathrooms had flies in them, oil/gas on the faucets, and there was toilet paper all over the floor. When I told the waitress the fries tasted rotten, she starred at me in disbelief and I would consider myself not picky when it comes to food. I would not recommend this place! Keep driving on!

  • Visited July 2013
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