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tuke

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  • Location: Sprague, CT
shoney's Sat, 07/1/06 11:45 PM (permalink)
Are there any Shoney's restaurants in or near Williamsburg, Va?
 
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    MandalayVA

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    • Joined: 11/6/2004
    • Location: Richmond, VA
    RE: shoney's Sun, 07/2/06 3:07 AM (permalink)
    I think there's one on the main drag (Richmond Road), but seriously, you can do much better than Shoney's. Breakfast at the Old Chickahominy House, go up the road a bit to Pierce's Pitt for pulled pork sandwiches or go into Colonial Williamsburg for sandwiches at the Cheese Shop ... boo chains!
     
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      WVHillbilly

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      • Joined: 4/15/2006
      • Location: Given, WV
      RE: shoney's Sun, 07/2/06 12:56 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by tuke

      Are there any Shoney's restaurants in or near Williamsburg, Va?


      Back 25 to 45 yrs ago, Shoney's was a very decent place to eat all kinds of good ol all American food, but since then it has steadily gone downhill until it is now the backwater of American dining.
      When Alex Shoenbaum was running the show he spent his time running around to different restaurants making sure they were living up to his standards. Once he left the day-to-day operations, it was a long slide downhill. I don't expect them to last much longer.
      I havn't been to a Shoney's since they tore down the original on Charleston's west side (along with Beulevard lanes) to make way for a used car lot.
       
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        roadrash

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        • Joined: 6/5/2006
        • Location: Glendale, AZ
        RE: shoney's Mon, 07/3/06 2:50 PM (permalink)
        I used to eat at the Shoney's in York, PA about seven years ago. I remember it actually being fairly good - the food was fresh and hot, if a bit uninspired - rather like a Big Boy.
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: shoney's Mon, 07/3/06 4:48 PM (permalink)
          My family has lunch each Sunday after church at Shoney's. It may not be the best but it is child friendly, lots of options and consistently mediocre.

          Paul E. Smith
          knoxville, TN
           
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            Davydd

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            • Joined: 4/24/2005
            • Location: Tonka Bay, MN
            RE: shoney's Mon, 07/3/06 5:06 PM (permalink)
            They used to have a Shoney's in Hudson, Wisconsin just across the St. Croix River and the Twin Cities Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Whenever we left early for trips east and south we would stop there for breakfast and coffee. It was the only place I knew of that served grits in Minnesota or Wisconsin. It has sinced closed.
             
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              MikeS.

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              • Joined: 7/1/2003
              • Location: FarEasternPanhandle, WV
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              RE: shoney's Tue, 07/4/06 1:28 AM (permalink)
              Service is usually good but the food is mediocre at best.

              MikeS.
               
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                mbrookes

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                • Joined: 10/8/2004
                • Location: Jackson, MS
                RE: shoney's Wed, 07/5/06 2:29 PM (permalink)
                Slightly over 20 years ago, I saw a mouse run up under the salad bar at Shoney's and I haven't been back since. I don't think I ever will!
                 
                #8
                  holdem

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                  • Joined: 5/8/2006
                  • Location: thornville, OH
                  RE: shoney's Wed, 07/5/06 10:10 PM (permalink)
                  There menus have great pictures of food. Sometimes the food they serve you doesn't look like the pictures.
                   
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                    xannie_01

                    • Total Posts: 1481
                    • Joined: 10/18/2005
                    • Location: albuquerque, NM
                    RE: shoney's Wed, 07/5/06 11:10 PM (permalink)
                    there's a shoney's on menaul blvd in albuquerque that gives me a smile only because of it's sign

                    "all you care to eat"
                    it seems quaint.
                     
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                      octopus

                      • Total Posts: 264
                      • Joined: 7/1/2005
                      • Location: Clifton Park, NY
                      RE: shoney's Thu, 07/6/06 4:02 PM (permalink)
                      I ate in Shoney's once in the Alexandria, VA area, never again.
                       
                      #11
                        Scorereader

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                        • Joined: 8/4/2005
                        • Location: Crofton, MD
                        RE: shoney's Thu, 07/6/06 4:25 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by roadrash

                        I used to eat at the Shoney's in York, PA about seven years ago. I remember it actually being fairly good - the food was fresh and hot, if a bit uninspired - rather like a Big Boy.


                        Since Shoney's used to be a "Big Boy," that would be a good comparison.

                         
                        #12
                          Pumbaa

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                          • Joined: 3/14/2006
                          • Location: Chicago, IL
                          RE: shoney's Fri, 07/7/06 2:00 PM (permalink)
                          Shoney's hot fudge cake is the greatest: three slices of chocolate cake in between 2 squares of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. (We need an emoticon here of Homer Simpson drooling, "Mmmm.... hot fudge cake....aulghhhh.") I celebrated many birthdays with this cake.
                           
                          #13
                            Adjudicator

                            • Total Posts: 5055
                            • Joined: 5/20/2003
                            • Location: Tallahassee, FL
                            RE: shoney's Fri, 07/7/06 10:41 PM (permalink)
                            FYI: Shoney's also owns the Capt. D's restaurant chain (probably already known 2 all). A warning?
                             
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                              WVHillbilly

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                              • Joined: 4/15/2006
                              • Location: Given, WV
                              RE: shoney's Fri, 07/7/06 11:14 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Pumbaa

                              Shoney's hot fudge cake is the greatest: three slices of chocolate cake in between 2 squares of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. (We need an emoticon here of Homer Simpson drooling, "Mmmm.... hot fudge cake....aulghhhh.") I celebrated many birthdays with this cake.


                              The only ones I ever had were two slices of cake and one slice of ice cream.
                               
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                                DamnTheCowboys

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                                • Joined: 7/15/2006
                                • Location: Richmond, VA
                                RE: shoney's Sun, 07/16/06 3:06 PM (permalink)
                                You should only hit this place once a year. If you get the breakfast bar, be careful. As a kid I stocked up on too much sausage/bacon and paid for it. Got sick as a dog. Be sure to pace yourself, get some biscuits and gravy, hash browns, a couple slices of bacon, grits, and a piece of chicken. For your second plate, grab a couple pancakes with syrup and some fresh fruit and quit while you're ahead. Trust me.
                                If ordering off the menu, everything sucks. The only thing that is edible is the club sammich. It may not be on the menu, but as for one and they wil comply.
                                 
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