January 2020 by Adam Blankenship
I went to this restaurant because my mom really enjoyed going to the Shoney's in our hometown. Unfortunately, all the ones near there are closed. When we entered this location, there was literally no one seated in the restaurant. We could hear several voices in the kitchen, and I even saw one of the employees walk past the doorway twice that leads into the kitchen. He either didn't see us or chose to ignore us. After standing at the hostess stand for about five minutes and not having anyone approach us or even seeing anyone out in the restaurant or at the bar that's near the entrance, we decided to go somewhere else.
January 2020 by Jerry L
Ordered a fish entree, that consisted of two small over fried fish sticks and a reheated baked potato. Service was good, but they were understaffed, and our over worked server was starting to run out of steam. Checked out their dinner buffet, and it was very apparent, that the food was there for an extended period of time and starting to dry out. Baked potato was hard, which meant that it was sitting out for a while and they microwaved it to get it hot. Really, two small burnt fish sticks served as a dinner entree. Noticed that there were a lot of dirty tables that required being bused and cleaned. SKIP THIS PLACE AND EAT ELSEWHERE.
December 2019 by Jessica Richardson
Due to traveling, we had to go to Shoneys for buffet breakfast on Christmas Day. The service was wonderful and the grits with meat was amazing. The pancakes were good too! Happy we stopped there.
December 2019 by Jerry Leibman
Food was terrible and disappointing. Their fish entree consisted of two fish sticks, overly done. Baked potato was microwaved to heat it up. But not soft. Their Buffett was not up to temperature and looked like it was sitting out for quite a while. Service was good. Do not eat there.
December 2019 by MeryC894
Shoney's has a good breakfast buffet. My husband loves biscuits and gravy and he got it there! I like bacon and eggs. Our hotel did not have either, so even though breakfast was free at the hotel, we opted to eat at Shoney's. Good experience. I would go again.
December 2019 by Charles Willis
I ate here yesterday with my family and received food poisoning , I was in the bathroom throwing up uncontrollably inside the restaurant. The server was very nice and attended to our needs quickly. I am guessing the food on the buffet had sat there for several hours unattended. We will not be dining here again.
December 2019 by AirNick23 NC
The food was ok. The sweet tea was probably the best part of the meal. The service was below par, slow even with me and my wife being the only customers. The only reasons I'm giving it a 2 and not a 1 was the waitress was really nice and friendly and the tea was really good. Also they had sports on tv and that's always a plus.
December 2019 by Liann B
We needed a quick,cheap meal before we headed off to Lake Buena Vista and this didnt disappoint. Great place and great price. Small selection but that's to be expected with a breakfast buffet.
November 2019 by David W. Kinsman
Good food, good service....
November 2019 by Marilyn Sparnicht
LOVED IT!! Out waitress was so wonderful to us and our twin grandsons (2 1/2 yr)! And the food was wonderful! We were there for breakfast ..what a great way to start the day! Great price also!! We got to sit with our backs to the window since the morning sun was streaming in and it was rather cool so it felt great have the sun to our backs!!
November 2019 by Nick K
Management and staff were very nice. Food is good. We love their breakfast and their hot fudge sundae cake is the best.
November 2019 by Helen Jonasson Gauvey
Great breakfast bar. Kept clean and refilled. Our server was overloaded with tables working her butt off - but with a smile.
November 2019 by Kim C.
A decent diner! We were craving breakfast and decided to stop in. For about $10.99 they were doing all you can eat breakfast buffet. I was just going to order off the menu but decided against it. All you can eat buffet, can't say no to that. There was the breakfast station which had: -Sausages -Bacon -French toast sticks -Waffle sticks -Roasted potatoes -Scrambled eggs -Sausage casserole -Country fried sausage - and more They had a salad and dessert station which had: -Veggies/lettuce, dressing, and toppings -Strawberry shortcake (very delicious) -and more I was full after my first plate. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive, polite, and prompt. I'd definitely return. It's a no frills type of place; an affordable diner and had quite an extensive menu.
November 2019 by Bill E
I chose Shoneys for breakfast based on past history when they were still in Indianapolis area. I was disappointed in the quality and taste of the food. The restaurant was kinda run down and not the cleanest. If I am in the area again, I will,chose a different restaurant.
November 2019 by JamesWebb79
Incredible all you can eat breakfast selection for a reasonable price. Staff very attentive to topping up drinks. Eat breakfast here and you won't need anything else to eat until supper time! I came to Shoneys Orlando in 1996 and always vowed to come back when I was next in the area. I drove miles out of my way to eat here again today and I was not disappointed. It was exactly the same as I remember it. Such a shame there aren't as many shoney's restaurants as there used to be...
November 2019 by Omar Marmol
Heard some ppl talk about the mold on the ceiling...well it's still there so that's kinda crazy. But...me and my wife would come here when we were kids so it's a little nostalgic for us. Food was as good as u can expect and the waitress was nice. So solid overall
November 2019 by Rhoda Ponder
The service and food was fresh and hot on the buffet and delicious. And The waitress was on point also. All these years I never knew you could get fresh pancakes made no charge if you order the buffet breakfast and if you didn't want to do the buffet you could also get a steak or omillet or whatever you like cooked fresh to order.
November 2019 by John L
This is the complaint I sent to the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants, ?This establishment has a very strong odor of mold. Google reviews result in similar complaints by other patrons. Water is seeping down the walls and the paint is bubbling. The drop down ceiling tiles have visible mold and appear wet. HVAC vents are wet and dripping onto the dining tables. There would be more but I left with my family before we breathed any more spores in.? Not sure if they will do anything about it but this place is DISGUSTING!!
October 2019 by Diana R.
Cheese steak Omelet with mushrooms, bell peppers and onions was enormous--I. Only ate 1/2; did not give me sour dough toast as I requested --they gave me white bread so I only ate 1/2 slice and potatoes were undercooked and crunchy :coffee was freshly brewed. Waitress was pleasant. Service was quick and everything g freshly prepared. Pancake was huge and fluffy and my granddaughter said very good and yummy.
October 2019 by Ray E.
There used to be 2 Shoney's Restaurant locations in Gainesville Florida some years ago. I was really disappointed when both of them closed. I hope Shoney's will come back to Gainesville.
October 2019 by Jessica Alexander
September 2019 by Zuleyka R.
Im giving this 1 star because i have to but i will never go back there me and my family decided to stop there because my mother in law said it was great when she came to orlando a couple of years ago as soon as i stepped inside i knew she was wrong. 13.99 for each person for one station of food and is your basic american food and the chicken was nasty you can taste the old oil my husband threw up from the food . Also they took forever to bring new food the only good thing about this place was the employees and is pretty clean.. maybe the breakfast time is better but do not go for dinner not trying to be mean im just giving my honest opinion.
September 2019 by Kevin K.
Diner is $15 a person. Limited buffet, salad bar was limited, food quality was poor. We should have taken note and realized the empty parking lot was empty for a reason. We were the only guests in the restaurant at 1730 hrs. Will not be returning for diner again.
September 2019 by Jessica Cavan
Food was typical hotel buffet style. As we sat down to eat my son said the honeydew was sour. I took one smell and it was spoiled. I then saw a dead roach on the ground right across our table .My stomach began to turn, I told the kids to stop eating. My husband and I both agreed we could not eat here. We asked for a manger and they understood and we left. Since we just sat down; we did not pay.
September 2019 by Mike Garcia
It's been years since I've been to Shoney's, probably because there aren't any left in Georgia. This Shoney's is amazing, just the way I remember them being. It's clean, the staff is very friendly, and they still have everyone's favorite breakfast foods. Best part is they have a buffet.
September 2019 by Karen Perkins
Good food and service. Clean and fresh buffet. Ceiling was moldy but didn't bother us.
September 2019 by Ian Bashforth
Very old and tired, stained ceiling tiles etc and dirty cutlery. One waiter was running the whole place and was very busy with no help from anyone else. Food was OK but fries were terrible having been sat in the fryer for what must have been hours. It is understandable why the whole place was so quiet, with only two other tables in, by the time we left the place was empty. Prices are reasonable but the quality was below par... Wouldn't risk the buffet as I have no idea how long the food had been sat there and was mainly fish. I felt sorry for the waiter
September 2019 by Mike M.
As you see, I am starting with a four start rating (I will never rate a 5 star unless food and services is absolutely beyond the imaginable) Despite some of the negative comments about Shoney's, we have decided to give it a try. We no longer have one in our city and would love to have breakfast since it has been over a decade. If we have a good or bad experience, I am someone who does not hold back and I will be completely transparent. We will comment and give raving reviews or share our negative experience by name so that people can decide whether or not this is a place to enjoy with friends and family. We will see how it goes.....stay tuned.
August 2019 by James T.
Had some good buffet breakfast and some good burgers, service ok although servers not happy to see guests, one commented "Where are all these people coming from" and the place was empty.... drinks took forever although our server was pleasant enough...
August 2019 by Maggie Lou
I was introduced to Shoney's breakfast buffet and it was amazing, better than any Golden Corral in the Orlando area. We went early enough where we were the only people inside the restaurant. They offer a wide variety of fresh food options at a low price. I definitely recommend it.