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Twilight Zone Cafe

815 S Loudoun St

Winchester, VA

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On Thursday, July 28, 2010 I had breakfast at the Twilight Zone Cafe, 815 South Loudoun Street, in Winchester. I remember visiting this place years ago, when it was the Mel-Max Restaurant, but had no recollection about it except that it was a small place.

The Twilight Zone has been there about two years, according to an article in The Winchester Star on Wednesday. The owner enlarged it with an addition on the left side where there had been a driveway. I found an old reference on the Internet that it had once been called Burton's Cafe, but don't know if that was before or after the Mel-Max.

It's still not a large place. There are a couple of tables on the right side up against the wall, and an L-shaped bar with stools further back. Several booths are along the left wall, and that's it. A large wide-screen TV is on the rear wall, and a smaller one is in the right front corner. The bar has a video game at one end, and a console game is in the room's front left.

I ordered my usual restaurant breakfast: two eggs, sunny side up; bacon, rye toast, and hold the potatoes. The eggs were OK, but fried just a little harder than I'm used to. The bacon was meatier than the kind I use at home. Several of the patrons appeared to be regulars.

One regular was a Winchester city police officer. An imprint on the cash register receipt read, Thank You from the Zone, an Unusual Place with Unusual Food/Drink for Unusual People. The price was only $3.99 before tax.

My evaluation was that I'll keep the Zone on my list for having breakfasts out; it's definitely closer than Papermill Place, and a little closer than the Amherst Diner. It's farther than Shoney's, which does have the disadvantage of a longer wait because it's at an I-81 Interchange and has lots of tourist patrons.

— Perry Crabill

Saturday, May 18, 2013

How this nasty place could garner more than a 2 rating is beyond me. Downright disgusting, avoid this joint like the plague — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, May 10, 2013

Went there for the first time during apple blossom. Very fun atmosphere! The bartenders were bitchy, but it was busy. — Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Awesome place. Perfect community bar. — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cheapest beer in town. Great food, apart from the nachos. It's a small dive bar in old town Winchester, do you expect it to be spotless? No, it's a bar. You go there to get hammered and eat onion rings, not to worry about hand washing after touching cash. Twilight Zone is a breath of fresh air in the otherwise stagnant Winchester scene. — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The food is very bland. Drinks are watered down. — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Has a good menu, but the owner/chef will custom make just about any dish. Food was good. Service fast. Good but not the biggest selection of adult beverages. Has an "internet juke box" which made fun finding some songs don't get to hear anymore ! — Anonymous Reviewer

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Went to try the place out and was not at all impressed. Will never go back. The place was not clean. People prepare food with no gloves. Would not recommend this place to anyone — Anonymous Reviewer