Old Country Buffet

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  • An Unethical Sandwich?

    Aug 25, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The seating is less dense than at Golden Corral.
    Cons: Pressure from the person bussing the table to give a tip fit for a server.

    Summary: Restaurant chains that advertise their “all you can eat” buffets, such as Golden Corral and Old Country Buffet, present us with an interesting case in human resource management and business ethics. The structure of the system is particularly ... read more

  • The beginning and the end were good, but not the middle

    Jul 4, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Salad, desserts, the zesty rice
    Cons: Inadequate labeling, few entree choices, can get crowded at dinner

    Summary: Preface: I will try to cover all aspects of my experiences here, but restaurant reviews are not my forte. Let me know if you have questions, and I will gladly update, if I know the answer.I do not know if all of the sites are like this, ... read more

  • I'm glad this is the internet...

    Aug 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, convenient if it's near where you already are, nice salad bar
    Cons: Lots of cheap filler foods, not the cleanest place ever, getting a bit overpriced

    Summary: Why am I glad this is the internet? Well, because I prefer not to tell someone to their face that sometimes... *shuffles feet* *takes deep breath* sometimes I go to the Old Country Buffet and... *invokes voice of the mother from the Carrie ... read more

  • Old Country Buffet

    Mar 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great variety at a low price
    Cons: can get crowded and the menu rarely changes.

    Summary: I've eaten at Old Country Buffet a few times, and while the menu never seems to have much of a variety, the food is good, always hot and the salad bar is excellent. Old Country Buffet is a spacious restaurant with very roomy booths and tables that ... read more

  • A delightful and enjoyable restaurant...

    Mar 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great variety, great prices
    Cons: no major cons

    Summary: This has always been – and still is – my family's favorite restaurant. When I was little sometimes my family would drive about 2 hours to the nearest Old Country Buffet as a treat. My siblings, especially my older brothers, and I would always look ... read more

  • A buffet fit for a group!

    Feb 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonably priced food
    Cons: Not every dish is super tasty

    Summary: Old Country Buffet is one of those places you go when you just want to have a good meal with the entire family - without having to worry about food squabbles. At Old Country Buffet, there is something for everyone. And priced at about 9 dollars per ... read more

  • Decent Food/Terrible Atmosphere

    Dec 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable price, variety of foods
    Cons: white trash staff/clientele

    Summary: I generally have liked going to the Old Country Buffet since food has become so expensive in grocery stores. Salads in my area can cost $4.50 alone. Add meats, vegetables, and other foods on top of that -- and you can wind up spending at least $20 or so. ... read more

  • Fill 'er up, but don't top the tank

    Oct 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some food items very good. Fixed price. Can fill up on whatever you like.
    Cons: Some food items not so good. You can easily eat way too much.

    Summary: If you are feeling extra hungry and don't want to spend too much money on a meal, The Old Country Buffet may be the right place to dine. Then again, it may not be. While the food is served in large quantities, it is not top quality. But it would be hard ... read more

  • Our family's favorite

    Mar 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive with enough variety for everyone.
    Cons: Can be a messy place during "rush hour".

    Summary: I have a large family that never agrees on anything and when I ask the infamous question of where do you want to go out to eat tonight this is the one place everyone can seem to agree on. My husband and I love the price. Where else, other than a fast ... read more

  • The Old (fart) Country Buffet

    Nov 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, clean (with the exception to the bathrooms).
    Cons: Crazy servers and low paid employees that could be maniacs - stinky carpet

    Summary: Let me tell you, this Old Country Buffet is sure well worth the money. I pay just $6.75 for dinner because I’m a senior citizen. I pay only $3.40 for my 10-year old grandson. I tell the cashier that he is only 7-years of age and that saves me a ... read more

  • Delicious Cheap Feast

    Jun 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: dirt-cheap prices, nice soothing music, big and comfy booths, and endless drink refills
    Cons: Can be VERY crowded at times and food trays can go quickly

    Summary: I have been eating at Old Country Buffet for approximately 11 years and I literally never tire of having dinner there! It's one of my favorite treats. I eat there consistently because I always get a tasty and huge meal for only 9 dollars per person for ... read more

  • Get Your Money's Worth

    Jan 27, 2006 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable Prices, Variety, some tasty items
    Cons: Lines, Small glasses, some nasty items

    Summary: If you are going to a buffet, it would be wise to get instructions. Does this sound ridiculous? I think it is, but the company's website(www.buffets.com) has a step by step guide. So, are we getting so lazy that we actually require these instructions to ... read more

  • Dirty dishes in West Des Moines, IA

    Nov 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fair price, unlimited food of mediocre quality.
    Cons: Dirty dishes, mislabled foods, lack of English speakers.

    Summary: I'm a vegetarian, too, but Old Country Buffet in West Des Moines, IA, has lots of things I'll eat. Unfortunately, they usually don't offer any protein sources. One manager did bring me some uncontaminated (by meat) beans, which was a nice gesture. The ... read more

  • Classic Country-Style Buffet - Comfort Food!

    Sep 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tasting, good value, nice selection of country dishes and more.
    Cons: Some items could be slightly improved, active family atmosphere may bother some.

    Summary: Ever since I was a kid, I have always cherished the trips with my family to "old Country Buffet" in Michigan. I still go there from time to time when there's one in the area. Old Country offers classic food choices but I find it to be different than ... read more

  • I ate too many desserts, but that was the goal going in.

    May 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good variety, there are some healthy options available, some items very flavorful
    Cons: Ice cream was soup, inconsistent food quality and some things were cold

    Summary: I usually avoid buffet restaurants like the plague. This is because I have no willpower and tend to eat everything in sight, and also feel like the food quality tends to be not so great. However, last night I was having a rough night on account of one ... read more

  • OCB - fine if you don't expect much

    Mar 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good selection, quick refills of items, lots of seating, decent price
    Cons: could be cleaner, food could be warmer, neglected drink station, no condiments at tables

    Summary: All You Can Eat - could there be a better phrase in the history of American cuisine? It means the freedom to eat until you are full, and only having to eat the items you like. But like most things that seem too good to be true, this freedom comes with a ... read more

  • poor Merrillville, IN management causes lost business

    Nov 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a free country and we don't HAVE to eat there.
    Cons: Rude management with no idea of the value of a customer.

    Summary: The Merrillville, IN location has a separate party room for special events. Therefore, like many businesses they have two types of customers, each with differing needs. The first is the everyday visitor or single family (classified as the useful many). ... read more

  • Enjoying an Old Style Buffet

    Mar 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good honest food at a reasonable price
    Cons: chili was bland

    Summary: The Old Country Buffet has become a successful chain. When I did a little research, I discovered that they are located throughout the United States. It is part of a group that includes Country Buffet and Tahoe Joe’s. There ... read more

  • Terrible food and service

    Jan 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There are not a lot around
    Cons: Quality of food is terrible

    Summary: I went to the Old Country Buffet in Toms River. When it first opened the food variety and quality were good for the price. Now that it has been there awhile that has all gone downhill. I guess they figure since they are the only buffet in the area they ... read more

  • Dieter, beware!

    Jul 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great selection, no more kids fighting for something.
    Cons: one trip and your dieting effort for the last 3 month's wiped out.

    Summary: Considering the large selection of food, many of them that are good to great. You'd be tempted to g ... read more

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