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Joy Buffet

3174 Route 9 South, Rio Grande, NJ 08242
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Ranked #20 of 26 restaurants in Rio Grande
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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36 reviews from our community

44% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Joy last year and loved it...so naturally we returned this year. Food was ok...seemed better last year. Not sure I will return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was around what you would expect from a Chinese Buffet, which is never very good. They charge children based on height. I felt they discriminated against my 10 year old, charging him as an adult because he was over 5'. This aggravated me since all he would eat was white rice and French fries. We won't be back... More

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Wharton, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

i love the food here i always go when family or friends are in town. i enjoy the service given andpeople can oreder from the menu if they can thave certain food. i love and enjoy this resturarnt alot i recommend this place to anyone going down shore.

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Wharton, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

this place has some tastey food. i enjoyed my time there with my family down at the shore. i recommend going at dinner when there are crab legs and ribs.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

During an off-season rainy weekend at the shore, we entertained ourselves by eating out a lot & decided to search out a buffet - we found this one. The restaurant was fairly crowded which is a good sign. The price seemed reasonable, our drinks were refilled and dishes were removed promptly. My 15-year-old was pleased with the selection & I... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

There's no one single thing I can say good about this Joy Buffet the worst restaurant of my life...I will never go back ever again even to eat there for Free that's how terrible of this place especially the staff I wish I could speak Chinese just to let them know how terrible they are ... R.I.P Joy Buffet

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new jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Against my better judgement I was talked into eating here on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The place is dingy, well worn and not customer friendly. I will say that drinks were refilled promptly. The food is average at best. Nothing was spoiled or appeared old. the shrimp is your best bet. it's on ice and the horseradish sauce was tasty.... More

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Rio Grande, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Terrible food. Poor service. Food not fresh. Felt dirty. Only thing edible was the fried rice. Buffet line not kept clean. Ate here when they first opened. Everything was pretty good. Went back again and things were just ok but not as good as the first time. This last visit was terrible and will not go back again.

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Cape May, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This buffet has a lot of problems. I would go elsewhere. Seats are ripped, Food is dried out. Restrooms are awful. Staff is rude. We have never been in a restaurant before where there was an actual fight between two employees in the middle of the restaurant. The servers laughed and said that was just the boss yelling. We will... More

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Springfield PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

In the last 5 years I must have been here 20 times if not more. They started out extremely strong, now fading. The ends of the crablegs had some type of growth, some sort of fungi. of the 20 legs that were out (4PM start of dinner) seemed like they served the leftovers from the day before. Plus the steam... More

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