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“If it's not Scottish, it's crap. It's not Scottish.”
Review of Tartan Restaurant

Tartan Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Linville
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“If it's not Scottish, it's crap. It's not Scottish.”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I stopped here with my wife and two kids for lunch. The menu has nothing beyond standard truck stop fare: sandwiches, burgers, soup, etc. Come on…if you are going to pretend to be a Scottish themed restaurant at least name a dish after somewhere in Scotland. Fish a chips? Not at this place. There is a Mac-Salad and Mac-Soup bar which gave us some hope. Overall the food quality was abysmal, down to the wilted lettuce and stone dry potatoes on the salad bar. They do serve breakfast all day. Thank Robert the Bruce! The kids ordered pancakes which seemed tasty. If you find yourself stuck at the Tartan in a snow storm order breakfast. Slainte!

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Horrible. ”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

We ate here for lunch while passing through the area on our way to Blowing Rock, NC. No one wanted to seat us. We stood for a long time before we were even acknowledged. It was extremely outdated. My mom actually had an upset stomach all day from her sandwich. This nearly ruined her time on the trip. I was extremely disappointed.

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Newland, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Waste of time and money”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Had lunch here today with my daughter and I will not go back. Buffet had chicken with dumplings as their soup. It was terrible. Went back to get a cup of the chili (made for the baked potato). It was bland. Ended up eating a baked potato and salad. Not much selection on the salad bar, but it was good. Some of the toppings for the baked potato tasted weird. The bacon looked real but had a funky taste which ruined the taste of the potato. It was $20 for the two of us which didn't include the tip. If you're looking for a good lunch, go to McDonald's. At least their food is consistent and you know what to expect - plus you would save money.
PS. Had water with lemon at the Tartan and that was good so it wasn't all bad, lol.

  • Visited November 2013
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Charlotte
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“average food, average service, very friendly, lots of older folks and locals just used to the place”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

good salad bar, good sweet potatoe casserole, but basically an average restaurant, nothing great and nothing bad.
Great location at the food the blue ride mtns and near grandfathers mtn

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ILoveToTravelAlot
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Was a better resturant three years ago”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Therr years ago I would have given this 4 stars, now it is a begrudging three, the staff seem disinterested, the food is okay but not really good as it used to be and the whole lunch experience is just much less positive than it had been.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Bill E
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