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Gilly's Family Restaurant

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1511 Central Ave, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada
(250) 442-3321
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Dining options: Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch while travelling

Stopped in here while travelling through British Columbia. Typical Chinese Buffet for lunch. Food was very dried out, sauces had a skin scum on them. Almond chicken was so tuff you could hardly chew it. Some of the veggies and noodles were well wilted. Not a tasty meal at all. Ordered ice tea... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
007Candyman
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Waterloo, Canada
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Grand Forks, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We have traveled much and never found a Chinese Buffet as good as this one. Excellent food and service. Always a treat.

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Thank deerheaven
Creston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Every once in a while it's really great, but most of the time the food on the smorgasbord is old and tastes sour.

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Thank JJ r
Waterloo, Canada
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Stopped in here while travelling through British Columbia. Typical Chinese Buffet for lunch. Food was very dried out, sauces had a skin scum on them. Almond chicken was so tuff you could hardly chew it. Some of the veggies and noodles were well wilted. Not a tasty meal at all. Ordered ice tea to start, got it just as I... More 

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Thank 007Candyman
Barriere, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ir was a buffet. Some dishes were ok, but some were really bad, old. Service was ok. Restaurant was nice inside, and had decent parking

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Thank Kevin B
Cranbrook, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent buffet. One of the best Chinese food places outside the Lower Mainland. Open for lunch and dinner every day except Mondays. Reasonable prices. Good staff. Higher quality food for a buffet.

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Thank steve b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for a Chinese buffet, the peppers were slimy, the broccoli was yellow, the meat was undercooked and rice was burn. When I went up to the counter to politely request that we get 10% off due to not being able to eat it all the owner told me it was my fault for coming at the end... More 

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Grand Forks, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had eaten here on a few occasions prior to this visit and it was mediocre but edible for a chinese buffet. The visit a few months ago, prior to this one, the food was overcooked, rubbery/chewy fried scallops and just generally a waste of time and money. But we decided to go back as that was the worst we'd... More 

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Thank K P
Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went in at dinner time Tuesday after Thanksgiving Weekend. Moved furniture all day and looked forward to a nice meal. smorg pans were minimally full ... mushy vegetables , had to wait almost 30 mins for wonton soup to be topped off ..cold greasy deepfried fake crab, mushy meat with mushy green beans , broccoli was brown! everything in general... More 

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Thank SuzanneBC
viola, delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We ate there with our son and his billet family and all I can say is wow. The food was great, hot, and would eat there again.

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Thank Patracy91
Grand Forks, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I am not a fan of smorgasbord and so to do a review of this restaurant will be difficult since I grew up being told if you can't say something nice... don't say anything at all... so if you like smorgasbord then this is definitely the place to eat...

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Thank Sadeyedladyofthelow

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1511 Central Ave, Grand Forks, British Columbia V0H 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: (250) 442-3321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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