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Big Marina Grill and Deli

4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
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Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Description: Minneapolis, MN
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Description: Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The lentil soup is my favorite. The food is a bit above average but as far as I know the falafel is frozen and the gyro meats are the frozen loaves from Chicago. Overall though I like and have been to both locations many times.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped here with my little man during the early evening. It's a buffet, but a very good buffet. There is a variety of food - both American and Mediterranean. The staff was great and they kept my little guy amused while I went thru the buffet and returned to the table with our dinner. The manager only charged me for... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice family establishment, great food. My boyfriend and I sampled a little of almost everything and loved all of it. My favorites were the lamb and baklava. I wish there were more labels of the dishes they had on display. Clean and comfortable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Buffet style eating always caters to the lowest common denominator in customers. This leaves the food generally bland, lifeless, poorly seasoned, etc. Here its as if every tray is filled with an individual entree. Crisply seasoned, not overcooked. This place is a wonder. Not only are the items in the buffet changed with great frequency.. So as to keep the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Awesome restaurant. Great service!! Great family owned restaurant. The catered for a wedding we had and the guest loved the food

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

All the food was authentic and delicious! If you like middle eastern food you will definitely want to check them out. They offer a great variety to choose from. The price was reasonable, I think we paid about $10 per person. Parking was the only issue but, I think if you call and ask they may have additional parking behind... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Big Marina is a family-run buffet with middle eastern fare. The buffet has been expanded. Food is fresh and very tasty. There is usually a soccer game or Al Jazeera news in arabic on the TV, and the people watching is great! Personalized service from the staff. Very traditional muslim, but friendly.

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Columbia Heights
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19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Fabulous Mediterranean buffet - lots of entree's, salads, 'to die for' breads, desserts. Includes beverage! For the American food lover, the hamburger and fries is about the best in town, with great taste and BIG! Great values, too - several dollars less than the prices of the casual dining chains. We will return and return.

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Minneapolis
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

What a huge range of good, hot food. From succulent lamb, tasty lentil soup and garlicky eggplant to mashed potatoes and corn. I love to mix up the several raw veggie salads and top with hummus with falafal on the side. Then go on to halal meats and stewed dishes. They have recently redecorated to fit in more buffet &... More

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The buffet has been expanded with even more authentic Greek delights and American fare too. It's all terrific, fresh, and continually being refilled with more fresh foods. We are thankful that it's near our home but it would be worth a drive. Give it a try, it's small, personal, and friendly. Don't just drive by on your way to yet... More

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