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“Nice breakfast buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Chestnut Tree

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The Chestnut Tree
Ranked #22 of 47 Restaurants in Cherokee
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Honea Path, South Carolina
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229 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very good buffet with good choices. They have homemade gravy that is excellent. Overheard a fellow diner say that he decided to eat there just because of their gravy. All their selections are keep hot and replaced quickly as they are depleted. The only negative is they don't have bacon on the buffet. It was there and one time but removed. It is available to be brought to you on a plate if requested. The staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. Have only eaten breakfast there several times and I can not speak of their other meals during the day, evening or night.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

The prime rib on the buffet was to die for! The clams were tender and tasted fresh. I was too wimpy to try the frog legs. The boiled shrimp were mushy. Good selection of desserts. Our server was friendly and a did a great job. I don't recall his name but he was a very buff Cherokee man. The decor looked exactly what you'd expect a hotel restaurant to look like with a few interesting native items. The price was on point for an upscale buffet, with drink about $20 per person.

Visited November 2013
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Ida, Michigan
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

This is our favorite stop after church on Sundays when we are in town! Service is great & the brunch is always fresh and well done !

Visited August 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Buffet a Bust!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Thumbs down on the Sat. night buffet. The choices were sparse, the prime rib was actually tough, and the baked potatoes weren't done, plus I think our potatoes were leftover from Friday night's dinner and just reheated! At least that's how they tasted anyway. We didn't even bother to try either of the two desserts. You know the saying how we eat with our eyes first? Well, neither one looked appetizing at all. One was some kind of pie, but the crust was coming away from the custard filling like it had seen better days, and the other one was some kind of layered thing in a big bowl. Both were sitting at room temperature instead of being chilled as they should have been. Can't recommend it at all.

Visited September 2013
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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433 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“By far the best dinner in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We are dinner here every night but Sunday, since they close at 2PM following a Sunday brunch. The restaurant is very homey and features a buffet leaning to the seafood side of the spectrum. The price is quite reasonable, and you may specify the buffet as is, or for an additional $7, add all-you-can-eat crab legs. Cocktail shrimp, accompanied by an excellent cocktail sauce are on the buffet table either way. A most welcome touch for us is that they have a BYOB license in this otherwise dry area so that we could enjoy a highball before dinner.

Visited August 2013
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