Business Info

  • Address
  • Route 33 East and Island Ford Road
    McGaheysville, VA
    22840
    tel: 540-289-5094
Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-9:00pm
Accepted Payments Mastercard Cash Personal Check Visa

Stop by the Thunderbird Cafe for a wide variety of Southwestern specialties. Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner, Thunderbird Cafe is sure to have something to tantalize your tastebuds. Our Southwester cuisine is the perfect combination of spicy and savory flavors, and our desserts are absolutely to die for!

  • Blue Plate Specials
  • 10 Classics for $5 or Less
  • Egg Plates
  • Served with a house made buttermilk biscuit or white, wheat or rye toast
  • $3.99 Two Eggs and Bacon
  • $4.49 Two Eggs and Country Sausage
  • Cakes
  • $3.49 One Pancake and Bacon
  • $3.99 One Piece with Country Sausage
  • French Toast
  • $4.49 One Piece with Bacon
  • $4.99 One Piece with Sausage
  • Breakfast Sandwich
  • Scrambled eggs served on a house made kaiser bun or white, wheat, or rye toast
  • $2.99 Eggs and Cheese
  • $3.49 Eggs and Bacon
  • $3.99 Eggs and Country Sausage
  • Biscuit and Gravy
  • Served with your choice of redskin potato hash or grits
  • $3.99 Available After 11 AM
  • Open Faced Turkey Sandwich
  • Served with smashed potatoes and house made gravy
  • $4.99 Sandwich
  • Country Fried Pork
  • Served with smashed potatoes and your choice of bacon sage gravy or mushroom gravy
  • $4.49 Fried Pork
  • Grilled Cheese Combo
  • 1/2 a grilled cheese served with your choice of a cup of soup or a mixed green salad
  • $4.49 Combo
  • Pimento Cheese Sandwich
  • Served on toast with lettuce and tomato with your choice of side
  • $4.49 Sandwich
  • Hot Dog
  • 1/4 lb. all beef hot dog served on white bread with your choice of a side
  • $4.99 Hot Dog
  • Served Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm, 7:00am-8:00pm, 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Eggs
  • Two eggs cooked your way and served with a house made buttermilk biscuit or white, wheat, or rye toast. You may order local free range eggs for an additional $1.00
  • $5.99 Bacon and Eggs
  • Two slices of thick cut bacon with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $6.49 Pork Loin and Eggs
  • Grilled pork loin with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $6.49 Country Sausage and Eggs
  • Housemade sausage with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $8.99 Turner Country Ham and Eggs
  • Local Turner Country Ham with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • Omelets
  • Our Omelets are made from three fresh cracked eggs and served with with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $8.59 Steakhouse
  • steak, peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese
  • $7.59 Route 33
  • Portobello mushrooms and smoked Gouda
  • $7.59 Rockingham
  • Housemade country sausage an cheddar cheese
  • $7.59 Farmers
  • Peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheddar
  • $7.59 Southwestern
  • House-cured ham, pepper, onion, and cheddar cheese
  • $7.99 Create Your Own, Choose Three Ingredients
  • Black bean salsa, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, hose-cured ham, pepper jack cheese, portobello mushrooms, sauteed peppers, sauteed onions, smoked gouda cheese, swiss cheese
  • Cakes
  • Our House made buttermilk griddle cakes are stuffed with your favorite ingredients and topped with cinnamon whipped cream.
  • Choose either short stack (2) or tall stack (3)
  • $5.99 $4.99 Chocolate Chip
  • $5.99 $4.99 Blueberry
  • $4.99 $3.99 Buttermilk
  • $4.99 $3.99 Plain Jane
  • French Toast
  • Our french toast is made with two thick slices of house made bread hand dipped in vanilla boron batter & topped with:
  • $4.49 Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • $4.99 Blueberry Cream Cheese
  • $4.49 Plain Jane
  • Sunrise Specials
  • $7.99 Breakfast Burrito
  • Flour tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, black salsa, then topped with mole sauce and cumin sour cream. Served with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $8.99 Mountaineer
  • Two eggs cooked your way with your choice of bacon or house made country sausage, redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $6.99 Biscuits and Gravy
  • Two buttermilk biscuits topped with house sausage with your choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • $6.99 Garbage Plate
  • One buttermilk griddle cake topped with our house made sausage gravy and two eggs cooked your way
  • $9.99 Country Fried Steak and Eggs
  • Country fried steak and bacon sage gravy served with two eggs your way, a choice of redskin potato hash or Wade
  • Sides
  • $1.99 Wade
  • $1.99 Redskin Potato Hash
  • $2.50 Biscuit and Gravy
  • $.99 One Egg
  • $1.99 Pancake
  • $2.49 Housemade Country Sausage
  • $3.99 Turner Country Ham
  • $1.99 Bacon
  • $2.49 Specialty Pancake
  • $1.99 Fresh Fruit
  • $.99 Housemade Biscuit
  • $1.99 Pork Loin
  • Beverages
  • $1.69 Fresh Ground Coffee, Decaf
  • $1.69 Hot Tea
  • $1.99 Hot Chocolate
  • $1.89 Sweet and Unsweet Tea
  • $1.79 Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mello Yello, Mr. Pibb
  • $2.69 $1.49 Juice
  • Apple, Cranberry, Orange, Tomato
  • $2.89 $1.69 Milk
  • $2.39 Housemade Lemonade
  • $3.99 Dominion Root Beer Float
  • $2.99 Dominion Root Beer
  • Appetizers
  • $4.49 Chips and Salsa
  • tortilla chips served with our housemade black bean salsa
  • $4.99 Pimento Cheese Dip
  • A southern classic served warm with freshly fried tortilla chips
  • $6.99 Chili Nachos
  • Freshly fried tortilla chips topped with melted cheddar, our Skyline Chili, shredded lettuce, black bean salsa, and cumin sour cream
  • $6.99 Fried Green Tomato
  • Three sliceds of green tomato gently fried then topped with our housemade pimento cheese and then drizzled with buttermilk bacon vinaigrette dressing
  • $6.99 Cheese Fries
  • Smothered with melted cheddar and crumbled bacon
  • Add To Your Fries Any Selection Below
  • $1.99 Bacon Sage Gravy
  • $1.99 Mushroom Gravy
  • $1.99 Sausage Gravy
  • $1.99 Skyline Chili
  • Soups and Salads
  • Sizes come in Bowl or Cup, Listed Respectively
  • Dressings: Ranch, Southwest Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Buttermilk Bacon, Italian, Honey Mustard
  • $2.49 $4.49 Skyline Chili
  • Housemade chili with seasoned ground beef, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes and chipotle peppers then garnished with cheddar cheese, cumin sour cream and tortilla chips
  • $1.99 $3.99 Peanut Soup
  • A creamy southern classic
  • $1.99 $3.99 Loaded Potato Soup
  • A rich potato soup garnished with chopped bacon and cheddar cheese
  • $5.99 House Salad
  • Mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, cumbled bacon and cheddar
  • $6.99 Cobb Salad
  • Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, crumbled bacon, hard boiled eggs, and bleu cheese
  • Add Grilled Chicken $2.99
  • Add Fried Chicken $2.99
  • Add Smoked Turkey $3.99
  • Sandwiches
  • All sandwiches are served with a side of french fries on a house made kaiser bun, unless otherwise noted, with lettuce and tomato
  • $6.99 Hank
  • Ancho-maple barbecue pork and coleslaw
  • $7.99 Piggyback
  • Grilled chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing
  • $6.99 The BLT
  • bacon, lettuce, and tomato on your choice of white, wheat, or rye toast
  • $7.99 Hot Rod
  • Fried chicken breast, house made buffalo sauce, bleu cheese dressing
  • $6.99 The Sam-wich
  • beef brisket, smashed potatoes, and mushroom gravy served atop grilled texas toast
  • $7.99 Red Neck Rueben
  • Smoked turkey, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and thunderbird sauce on grilled rye bread
  • $7.99 Carnegie Reuben
  • thinly sliced corn beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thunderbird sauce on grilled rye bread
  • $8.59 Country Club
  • Turner country ham, smoked turkey, bacon, and cheddar on your choice of white, wheat or rye toast
  • $7.99 The Bird
  • Smoked turkey, pepper jack cheese, southwestern ranch on your choice of grilled white, wheat, or rye bread
  • Cafe Classics
  • Each classic is served with your choice of two sides
  • $9.49 Mama
  • Housemade meatloaf topped with mushroom gravy
  • $10.99 Fried Catfish
  • Two catfish filets gently fried and drizzled with southern remoulade
  • $8.99 Pot Roast
  • Beef brisket braised in a medley of peppers, onions, carrots, red potatoes and celery
  • $8.99 Pork BBQ Plate
  • Hank
  • $9.99 Country Fried Steak
  • Made of hand cut sirloin and served with your choice of house made bacon sage gravy or mushroom gravy
  • $9.49 Country Fried Pork Loin
  • Two hand cut pieces of lightly breaded and fried pork loin served with your choice of our house made bacon sage gravy or mushroom gravy
  • $9.99 Southern Fried Chicken
  • A boneless skinless chicken breast marinated in sweet tea, hand breaded, gently fried and topped with your choice of house made bacon sage gravy or mushroom gravy
  • Burritos
  • Our burritos are stuffed with spanish rice and cheddar cheese then topped with house made mole sauce and cumin sour cream. Served with a side of black bean salsa and coleslaw
  • $8.99 Grilled Chicken
  • $7.99 Grilled Portobello
  • $7.99 Pulled smoked pork with ancho-maple BBQ
  • Burgers and Dogs
  • Our 6 oz. burger patties are hand crafted from lean ground chuck, cooked your way, placed atop a house made kaiser bun with lettuce, tomato, and red onion, and served with a side of french fries. Mayo and pickles served upon request
  • $7.49 Original
  • Cheddar cheese
  • $7.99 Southern Belle
  • Pimento cheese
  • $7.99 Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Cheddar cheese and bacon
  • $8.49 Mushroom Swiss
  • Portobello mushrooms, swiss cheese
  • $8.49 Lone Ranger
  • Ancho-maple BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and Pepper jack cheese
  • $8.99 Patty Melt
  • Swiss, grilled onions, Thunderbird sauce on grilled rye
  • $9.99 Thunderburger
  • Double burger, cheddar cheese, and Thunderbird sauce
  • $6.49 Carnegie Dog
  • 1/4 lb. all beef hot dog, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thunderbird sauce on rye bread
  • $6.49 Skyline Chili Dog
  • 1/4 lb. all beef hot dog, our Skyline chili, shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions