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1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231 591 2206
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Liane C
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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Big Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
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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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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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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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Address: 1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone Number: 231 591 2206
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
Cuisine: American

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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