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The Buffet At River Rock

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8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
604.247.8900
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great desserts, the rest is so so

We went for the Seafood buffet. It was a huge line-up. Luckily, our friends got in early and had the table for us. There are cooked (either steamed or boiled) lobsters - small ones and cut already. There are also mussels, shrimps, etc. Overall, the food is so so. Nothing special. The taste... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jessica1and2
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went for the Seafood buffet. It was a huge line-up. Luckily, our friends got in early and had the table for us. There are cooked (either steamed or boiled) lobsters - small ones and cut already. There are also mussels, shrimps, etc. Overall, the food is so so. Nothing special. The taste is not as good as those buffet... More 

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Val Caron, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Delicious buffet! Huge selection of foods, hot and cold, something for everyone. The price is great too and the service is exceptional. No reservation required. Plus it all goes over the habourfront. A beautiful meal while enjoying an amazing view of the River!

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Napanee, Canada
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Asked the valet about a good breakfast restaurants close by the River Rock, he suggested the buffet but we ate at curve restaurant and were not impressed. He then suggested Ihop or Denny's neither of which we wanted so we took a chance and decided to do the Buffet. It was a good choice everything from fruit to Eggs Benedict.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

tough meat burnt vegetables right on the ocean and all they had was cat fish! wont go here! rip off!

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buffalo, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Offerings for different ethnicities. Meat, fish, vegetarian, barbecue, pasta alfredo, salad bar, desserts, Food is good but not great.

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Brooks, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

i really enjoyed my meal here, but it was pricy for what is offered. for the cost i would expect higher end offerings.

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Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What happened to this great buffet restaurant ???? since my last time here with my three girlfriends in March ,, I am so sad and disheartened to see a restaurant gone down hill like this ,no more service ! we sat less 10 mins before a young school kids come over and TOLD us this is buffet ,you get your... More 

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Fort St. James, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There was so much to choose from, such a wonderful selection. The staff were very effecient especially since there were almost 50 people in our group.

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River-Rock-Resort, Executive Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is always a delight to hear back from guests that had a good experience at the Buffet Restaurant. We are pleased to here you enjoyed the selection of food we offer. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community .We take great pride in making sure all our guests receive the service, comfort,... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Service was great, but the food was terrible. Not a lot of selection at the salad bar or even "Asian" foods. We went during their Memphis BBQ night and still, nothing fantastic as compared to the holidays when they have turkey and all of the fixings. Brisket was full of fat, chicken drumsticks were way too salty... This place is... More 

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River-Rock-Resort, Executive Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this detailed feedback. It is our goal to provide impeccable service from the moment you step into our hotel, and I'm disheartened to hear that we weren't able to meet your expectations during dinner service at the Buffet Restaurant. Your feedback was passed along to our Culinary... More 

Fernie, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

$37.00 - Ridiculous! . lobster cut in half with the guts still in. Not a great salad bar, Asian section or even dessert bar. Very , very disappointed for the amount of money I paid. Would not recommend to anyone.

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River-Rock-Resort, Executive Director at The Buffet At River Rock, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback with the Trip Advisor Community. We deeply apologize for the service you received and that we weren't able to meet your expectations during dinner service at the Buffet Restaurant, specifically with the food selection. Your feedback was passed along to our Culinary team, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Bridgeport
  • Neighborhood: Bridgeport
  • Phone Number: 604.247.8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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