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1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231 591 2206
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The College that knows what kids like to eat!

For $10 you have EVERYTHING. it's as close to a vegas buffet you can get. it's on the college campus of ferris and a trick to find, but a lot choices in food. seating is very full, so go at an off-hour. parking right there and free. they have several stations-comfort food, snack food, stir fry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For $10 you have EVERYTHING. it's as close to a vegas buffet you can get. it's on the college campus of ferris and a trick to find, but a lot choices in food. seating is very full, so go at an off-hour. parking right there and free. they have several stations-comfort food, snack food, stir fry station, desserts, salads, sandwiches... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Was introduced to this place while working in the Big Rapids area over the summer. People were raving about it and I couldn't get past the idea of "how good could it be, it's a college cafeteria!" But I was in for a surprise, lots of variety and it was great! The first time we came was during a weekday... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My family loves going to The Rock. There are so many choices that even the pickiest of eaters can come away happy. If you get there at the right time, you can get anything from breakfast to Mongolian grill. My only complaint is the lack of parking, especially during the week. But we usually get there on the weekends and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This has several different kinds of food in one area. All my friends and family really like this restaurant. It is very reasonable. I am the only one that does not particularly like it. It is located on Ferris Campus and I do not care for location or parking either. I only go if other people are set on going... More 

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Canadian Lakes, MIchigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We go here several times a year. Great food with many choices. Pay one price at the door and eat anything you want from the many stations they have. Great for any age. Can eat any time of day. Built for Ferris State University students right on their campus but is open to the public.. Many different types of seating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went for work lunch. So many choices I felt lost. Great price for what you get. Highly recommend. College feel and clean.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As locals, we have heard a lot about this food court on the campus of Ferris State University for a long time but never stopped in. Had visitors from afar and decided to stop in on a Sunday evening-was in awe at the large selection of food stations available to select from. Since we told the cashier it was our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Seriously. If you don't have a meal plan or are a guest of a student, don't come here. Students hate townies. You always come at the busiest times and take all the seats. This is a college cafeteria. Take your family to Applebee's. This is not a family friendly place. Most of the students are drunk, high, hungover, or have... More 

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Owosso, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have stopped here many times when we visit this area. Excellent value and great food!! Bring a few quarters for the metered parking.

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On the campus of ferris state University. Great food, with many station s to pick from. Parking is not the best for locals. Have to feed meters. But is a grwat value for the money.

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  • Address: 1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231 591 2206

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  • Cuisine: American

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