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English first
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to this buffet while Christmas shopping with my boyfriend. I love this place and go to it any chance I get. Very clean and the food is delicious.

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Everett, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

1st, to be clear, only a buffet; cannot order by menu [there is none]. Servers all young Chinese gals who apparently neither speak nor understand English -- but are quietly prompt & efficient. As w/ all buffets, some items are better & more appealing to others. 1st round I always take tiny portions of what looks interesting & then get... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food is usually good. And there's always a nice selection of fresh food at the buffet. My only complaint is the Clams... I love clams.. however, their clams always seem to be sandy and taste really fishy..

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The two times that I have been here it has been nothing special. It is your typical chinese buffet. Both times I've been here most of the food has been lukewarm. It was disappointing. They do have a large variety of items on the buffet, just wish the quality had been better.

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Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great value for your money. Restaurant is always clean and there are so much food to choose from. A huge variety of food, refills on soda. Your choice of booth or table seating. Family friendly. There are live turtles in the front for the children to get excited about. This Chinese restaurant is right beside "Hobby Lobby" with plenty... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Made my second trip to Altoona Gourmet Buffet. Both times I found the food fresh and the buffet area well maintained. Although there are other styles of food, this is primarily an oriental buffet in the hot buffet area with a choice of 4 oriental soups with fresh fruit ,salads & deserts bars. Lots of choices and variations of oriental... More 

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Lakewood, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Lunch buffet selection was huge- sushi, mongolian grill, dessert, salad, etc. Food was OK and not of "Gourmet" standards but for $7.99, it is a good value and definitely filling. Service was friendly. We were greeted as we walked in and the server does service checks frequently.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

First, you get your option of booth or table. They are very accommodating with your request. Next, when you visit the buffet, you have your choice of salad, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Chinese, American and Sushi. Always 2 soup choices and 2 main meat choices, ie. Ham, Steak, Sausage and always fried chicken. Then the desert bar has too many... More 

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place has an enormous selection of food and is very fresh. To top it off, they also have a hibachi grill!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My family dines here often. I love everything chicken...and they have lots to choose from. My son loves the frog legs. They have a large salad bar and American Foods such as french fries, chicken tenders, pizza, ect. I've always seen fresh food, clean tables/buffet, and attentive staff. My daughter loves the fountain and live turtles in the lobby.

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Additional Information about Altoona Gourmet Buffet

Address: 520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602
Phone Number: 814-942-6663
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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