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“"Interesting"” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purcellville Family Restaurant

Purcellville Family Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 42 Restaurants in Purcellville
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashburn, Virginia
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400 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“"Interesting"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stopped in for breakfast on a Saturday morning and since we had never been here before we weren't quite sure "how things worked"! Upon entering, there was no signage stating if you should wait to be seated, or seat yourself. We finally picked a table and sat down. A few minutes later someone came by with menus and took our drink order. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. I had a ham and cheese omelette which did not have pieces of ham, but one large piece! No one stopped back to see how our food was. After we were finished eating we waited awhile for someone to bring our check, but we watched other tables and it didn't look like anyone else received one either! We finally went up to the counter and they pulled our ticket so we could pay.

We may be back as the food was ok, but nothing special!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank UOtterTravel
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English first
Mishawaka
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180 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A Place the 'Locals' go, which tells you the food is good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is NOT the traditional 'FAST GOOD" Chain restaurant, but a true, 'Mom & Pop" place where the Locals go and have GOOD HOME COOKED food. If you want romantic, or Sports Bar atmosphere, this is NOT the place. If you want sexy looking waitresses, this is NOT the place, but it is that place that has friendly people, GOOD FOOD, Home cooked food menus and much better prices than even the other 'local' restaurants with fancy bars, and sports atmosphere.
A lunch of soup & sandwiches, or a plate of Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with vegetables, etc. is a great quick lunch at a very tasty and reasonable price.
I would definitely eat there again when in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Keith Y
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Northern Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a comfortable step back in time and an escape from the chain casual dining restaurants”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

We had a very, very good traditional breakfast - eggs, toast, bacon, corned beef hash, mild/good tasting coffee - when we stopped on our way to Abernethy and Spencer in Lincoln ( to buy environmentally safe landscaping materials and native plants - if you are a gardener, A&S is THE place ). We typically eat "healthy", but making an exception to dine here was a real treat. It also was nice to experience the low-key and authentic local town diner atmosphere, i.e. - no pretentiousness! Our server was very nice and prompt. Great value and relaxing...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank j k
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Bristow, Virginia
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650 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Ecclectic decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

Was out for a drive this past Sunday and came upon Purcellville. Drove into the old downtown and found the Purcellville Family Restaurant that is open until 1:00 p.m. and serves breakfast. This is an old town cafe. Decorations are "eclectic". Has booths and tables. We sat in a booth. Service was quick. Ordered a ham and cheese omelette for me and my husband had a vegetarian omelette. He complained that "the menu neglected to mention that the vegetarian omelette had cheese in it". He is lactose intollerant so he found this irrating. Personally I think it's a no brainer that you should always assume there is cheese in the omelette whether or not it is mentioned on the menu. My only complaint is we ordered a side of Virginia Ham and it was over cooked and very tough. For $4.50 I thought that was overpriced. Nice breakfast -- nothing super special. If in the area would stop again but wouldn't make a special trip to drive to Purcellville just for breakfast.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank kes1639
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Highland, Maryland
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“It was just what we needed !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Going to this restaurant is like stepping back into the 50's. Thestaff was helpful and fast. The portions were large and not dietetic. The special were fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy with string beans, grilled cheese with bacon sandwich and bean soup. I had a hamburger (the bun was grilled) and enough french fries for two. The place was packed with a combination of people from ladies "of quiet refinement" to men in camos and plaid flannel. It was fun and inexpensive. That place and the two minute boat ride at White's Ferry made picking up a stray lab for Lab Rescue made the day into an outing !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank blair h
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