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Great Karoo Marketplace

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7000 Kalahari Drive, Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH
(877) 525-2427
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great buffet

Located within the Kalahari resort, it provides a nice dining option without having to leave the resort. We had dinner here on back to back evenings during a recent stay and were pleasantly surprised by both the price and food selection / quality. Each night the theme changed and I thought they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
simbadusty
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Macomb, Michigan
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Pgh PA
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Ate breakfast here twice. It has changed since our stay 2 years ago in location and food offerings. It changed for the better even though we liked the old place as well. Abby made it even better. I hope management will recognize this friendly hard-working woman. People like that are hard to come by anymore. There is a nice offering... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

It is so great to hear that Abby was able to make your experience extra special; I will be sure to pass this on!! I am very glad that you enjoyed the new location just as much if not more than last time and the kid’s choices. Hope you can visit again soon! More 

Macomb, Michigan
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Located within the Kalahari resort, it provides a nice dining option without having to leave the resort. We had dinner here on back to back evenings during a recent stay and were pleasantly surprised by both the price and food selection / quality. Each night the theme changed and I thought they provided a good array of options for all.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed our buffet and were able to experience it twice during your stay. We certainly hope you visit again during your next trip. Thanks again! More 

Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fairly expensive but lot's of choice. Check with front desk to see if it will be open during your stay. We were not informed of this and were very disappointed when we found out it was closed

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

I am very sorry that we were closed during your stay here with us. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you can visit us next time. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They have a great selection, the pickiest eater will find plenty to eat, there is something for everyone. The staff is super friendly, and they seem to be able to do almost anything!

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that everything was up to your standards! Thank you for taking the time to review us and please, come again! More 

Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate twice here while staying at the Kalahari Resort. Great variety of food, food was hot, and the waitstaff was very attentive. The value was not that bad for a buffet. Would definitely recommend this resturant.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed our buffet and hope you visit again next time! More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's near the man lobby and I found that there were several groups of teens running through the halls that could be heard (and seen - it's open to the lobby, not enclosed) at the restaurant.

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed the décor and food! I am very sorry that it was noisy during your visit, we do have food options that are enclosed if you want a quieter atmosphere. Thank you for taking the time to review us and leaving us your feedback! More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

They renovated the lobby area to make the Buffet and store "cracker barrel" style and I think it is great. The cost was so reasonable for the amount of choices: omelet station; fruit station, kids station, regular breakfast foods, specialty foods. It was great. So many choices. It was kept clean and the wait staff was great. Definitely visit if... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your feedback and fantastic comments! And hope to see you again during your next visit for another great experience! Thank you. :) More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a fan of buffets. The food is typically overheated/dried out.... But this one is different! Both breakfast and dinner are exceptional and offer a wide variety of yummy goodness!

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, we are so thrilled that you enjoy our buffet so much! Hope to have you again soon. :) More 

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was a regular breakfast buffet. It was the only one that had a buffet. Food was good, lots of variety. There was all kind of choices, I don't eat meat, and there was plenty for me to choose from. As for the service, it was excellent. I just loved our server. She was friendly, kept bringing/refilling our drinks, empty... More 

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Kassie R, Social Media Coordinator at Great Karoo Marketplace, responded to this review

Hello, Norma! I am very happy that you found plenty of food options since you do not eat meat and you server was also excellent. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your great feedback! More 

LaSalle, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great for kids and adults. Husband liked meat. Kids liked m and m's pancakes. Smoothies were great too.

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  • Address: 7000 Kalahari Drive, Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: (877) 525-2427

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