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Old Country Buffet

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13603 Grove Drive N, Maple Grove, MN
612.494.6606
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An okay all you can eat

My first time at Old Country Buffet was not too bad, but nothing exceptional either. I always think that all-you-can-eat places ar a good deal, and, I guess, it was. However, there are a few things that I think they could could have done better; the rolls were too hard, probably from being left out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Davao
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Champlin, Minnesota
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The OCB in Maple Grove, MN has been struggling for the past year. Not enough staff means food items not refilled as needed, dirty food areas (especially the ice cream area) and poor atmosphere. However, the past two visits, one last week and one about 6 weeks ago show that new management has brought in additional and much needed staff.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a disgusting visit. It was Sunday afternoon around 12:15 PM so a peak time and this place was awful. Pork chops were stale and old and most of the food was tasteless and bad quality. The price is high and quality poor. Please done waste your time or money. The Beef roast was dry and the chicken was... More 

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Davao
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My first time at Old Country Buffet was not too bad, but nothing exceptional either. I always think that all-you-can-eat places ar a good deal, and, I guess, it was. However, there are a few things that I think they could could have done better; the rolls were too hard, probably from being left out under the heating lamp too... More 

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Saint Bruno, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were on the road for the last 18 hours and looking for something else than the fastfood we got all day long. The name of the restaurant looked promising so here we are looking for the nice buffet we all expected. Surprise! Surprise! The food was over processed and fresh as a meal that have been reheated 3 times.... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We like going to OCB but lately it seems that they have cut back on their staff. The food is not refilled in a timely manner and if you make a special request as I did that evening, it was never fulfulled. The dining room staff are overworked and never get a chance to even take a breath. The dessert... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My family used to love going to OCB for dinner. In fact, we ate at the very first one to open on the very first day back in the early 80's. It used to be a great value for the money but that is no longer the case. Since they started charging extra for beverages, reducing options and doing pre-plated... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We have always visited Old Country Buffet. The food is good and the prices are average. They have an awesome Sunday brunch that is just as good, if not better, than the more fancy restaurants. The only negative I have is that they now charge for beverages and their beverage charge is high. For over 30 years, beverages were always... More 

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Green Isle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had dinner here on July 30, 2014. The selection was very good and the food was hot and fresh. The ham just melted in your mouth, the mac and cheese was moist and delicious. There was a pineapple chicken recipe that I wish I could find the recipe for. Light, sweet and very moist and delicious. Everything we tried,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The guy clearing tables was awesome never had a dirty dish about. The food was ok but as usual the few good things were always empty. Bathroom was very clean. The thing that upset me most was the drink upcharge made the price fifteen dollars which isn't bad but cmon just include it with the buffet.

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Monticello, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

They say in their commercial, the new Old Country Buffet is better and if you aren't happy, they'll make it right. I did the Feedback per instructed on my receipt and never even received the promised free beverage the next visit. The food was cold, dry and disappointing. Selections were sparce and it ws 12:20 PM lunchtime. I told them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13603 Grove Drive N, Maple Grove, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maple Grove
  • Phone Number: 612.494.6606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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