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1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231 591 2206
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Kept Secret in Big Rapids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
JanMarie17
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Canadian Lakes, MIchigan
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Canadian Lakes, MIchigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Aurora, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our daughter directed us to The Rock on our way home from our cottage. Located on campus of Ferris State, it is easily found, and wow, what food offerings! It is price fixe . . for four adults and one child, lunch was $34 . . and you had a choice of Mongolian BBQ type grill, ribs, mashed potatoes, burgers,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

OK, this may seem weird but I found the best eating establishment in Big Rapids is The Rock. Having been forced to eat there 45 years ago it seemed like a stretch but WOW what a change. The Mongolian BBQ was great and all of the food was made to order not warmed over cafeteria food. It is open to... More 

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Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

that is open to the public.This is actually a food service building at our Ferris State University The Mongolian grill is good and there are many other options at the pizza, salad ,breakfast and dessert stations The quality is good and its attractively presented.. Pleasant surroundings but you have to remember you are eating with students at their

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is a little misleading to call this a restaurant. It is a college cafeteria and its main purpose is to feed the students at FSU. But, the public can also eat there, which makes for some long lines at the popular stations like Mongolian barbecue. I have a student at Ferris and have gone here with guest passes several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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