Dairy Freeze

910 Main St
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
Good place for ice cream or some grilled food. We always stop in when we come to town.

(434) 369-5479

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Perky’s Restaurant

802 Wards Rd
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
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(434) 369-9908

Steakhouses, American (Traditional)

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Chef’s Drive-Inn

1101 Main St
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
I really wanted to like Chef's, but sadly I don't. The menu is simple diner stuff, with burgers and a few other sandwiches on the menu. There are five or six booths and six or seven stools at the counter. The menu is displayed over the counter. The entire public area is maybe ten by twenty feet. We went for lunch. We ordered at the counter and sat in a booth. The food was brought to us. I had a Carolina-style barbecue sandwich, which was very good, with a vinegary barbecue sauce and cole slaw on the bun, as expected, but at $3.99, I expected at least a plate. It was placed on a piece of waxed paper in front of me on the table. Nothing but the sandwich, no little sprig of parsley or bag of chips. Zip. My partner had the burger and french fries combo. While she seemed to enjoy the fries, I tasted one of the pre-fab little crinkly critters and found them to be pretty greasy and somewhat tasteless. She got a plate, but apparently only to contain the fries from cluttering the table. The burger was generic with nothing n particular to recommend it. A plain uninteresting white-bread bun. The server was a teen aged girl and she was relatively polite, if a bit cool, but the older ladies in the kitchen were very gruff. When we initially asked for a corned beef sandwich, we were informed, in rather stern language that they didn't have it and despite its presence on the apparently easily edited overhead menu board, "nobody can get corned beef." We felt soundly rebuked. It wasn't an apology, it was a dressing-down. Is this any way to run a small town place? With two regular drinks, the bare BBQ sandwich, on a"white-bread" hamburger bun, and the generic burger, the total came to over thirteen dollars. I'd have expected a plate. Not much of a "thanks or goodbye" as we left, either. Maybe it pays to be a regular, and there were a lot of them there. I got the feeling we were spotted as non-regulars and treated as such. There are places like that. I don't suspect that, even tho it's a local place, I'll ever be a "regular".
I'm rating this a four out of five on that special scale made for little everything-is-fried diners. If I were driving through Altavista again, I'd stop here again. Standard diner fare, and local color. Burger was certainly better than fast food, fries are the fat crinkle cut crispy kind. Hot dog loaded with slaw and chili. Amazing peanutbutter milkshake! Authentic old formica and chrome, and plenty of local fellers in pickup trucks. Um, use the loo BEFORE you come. Remember the go-outside-and-around-the-corner, key-on-a-plywood-keychain bathrooms of old gas stations? Yeah, that kind. Great chuckle: sign on wall in bathroom: "employees must wash hand before returning to work." Hand? Hey, wash them both while you're at it, okay?
Great old school bacon cheeseburger. Very friendly service. The best breakfast in town.

(434) 369-5590

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Subway

125 Clarion Rd
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
A Subway sub is pretty much the same everywhere, but this one is a little more convenient since it's in a Walmart store. I agree with the reviewer who wrote about the Gretna, VA subway- Way too much mayo. I had the tuna salad sub and I was a little queasy the rest of the night. However, the Italian ones are OK and I'd recommend that if you're going to try Subway.

(434) 309-1085

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Applebee’s

169 Clarion Rd
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
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(434) 309-1157

American (Traditional), Bars, Steakhouses

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Main Street Buffet

1014 Main St
Altavista, 24517
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(434) 309-1113

Buffets, American (Traditional), Comfort Food

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Altavista, 24517
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Billie’s Cakes & Catering

2142 Laurel Ln
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
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(434) 369-6954

Caterers

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Main Street Cafe & Coffee

600 Main St
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
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(434) 369-2233

Coffee & Tea, Cafes, Sandwiches

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Subway

1301 Main St,Ste K
Altavista, 24517
Reviews:
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(434) 369-2366

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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