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Buffalo Run Restaurant

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60084 State Route 20, Marblemount, WA 98267-9771
+1 360-873-2461
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: This is a family oriented, rustic cedar mountain restaurant. We feature...
This is a family oriented, rustic cedar mountain restaurant. We feature exotic game meats (Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Llama, Yak, Kangaroo, Alligator and Wild Boar) as well as Beef, Seafood, Pasta and Vegetarian dishes. Visit us and enjoy a cocktail, micro brew or a glass of fine wine on our beautiful garden patio!
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  • 28
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average food, high prices

The food was OK, and the service was a little slow. The coolest part was that they had several types of unusual burgers. I wanted the kangaroo burger, but they were out, so I tried the alligator burger, which was interesting. My family all got boring beef burgers, which they said were average... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Philip S
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  • Local cuisine
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El Cajon, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

American fare and buffalo and elk meat makes this place a unique stop in Marvel about. You'll enjoy your food on the patio while being taken good care of by the friendly and efficient staff. Please enjoy this affordable and unique dining experience. The owner also runs the Buffalo in across the street.

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great 5 STAR review! It is good to be appreciated by individuals who appreciate fine dining! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in hoping for availability at the small Inn but there was none so we decided to eat while we were there. Arrived at 8:30 and they close at 9 so they were only offering burgers, with options including beef, bison, kangaroo, salmon, alligator and more. The service was really great, even though I knew they were ready to... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the wonderful FIVE STAR review! More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was OK, and the service was a little slow. The coolest part was that they had several types of unusual burgers. I wanted the kangaroo burger, but they were out, so I tried the alligator burger, which was interesting. My family all got boring beef burgers, which they said were average. The place was pricey, but there are... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

What qualifies you to comment on average food and high prices? Do you manage a restaurant or are you just another know-it-all that likes to complain! Did you have a problem understanding the numbers written in the menu! More 

Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We should probably have left this review the first time we visited the Buffalo Run Restaurant (BRR) a few years ago. However, since we've continued to have consistently good experiences over the last 6 years, we've decided that it is time for us to contribute our own review. As vegetarians, when we first saw the restaurant, we were skeptical that... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

WOW! What a wonderful, well written, FOUR STAR review! We try very hard to make everyone happy, who visits our restaurant! However, there are people who go out of their way to look for faults! You, on the other hand were looking at the positives! More 

Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Marshall took the time to explain that the waitresses are exchange students who work to improve their English! I think this is awesome! He's wonderful to talk to, great stories, had us laughing!

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the FOUR STAR review! I'm glad you liked my stories! I try to make it a point, to visit all the tables and thank the customers for visiting us! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My friends and I decided to stop by after our hike. We were hesitant to go in at first but wanted to give this place a shot since we like supporting local businesses. When we saw the menu, the entire dinner menu was overpriced for such a small establishment. My friend ordered a slice of apple pie and wanted to... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for saying you will never come here again, because from reading your review, it is apparent that you have no idea what the hell you are talking about! You claim that our food is overpriced! How did you arrive at this decision? Do you know what our food costs are? How about our utilities, licenses, taxes, labor, etc....?... More 

Zürich
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Service was a bit slow, the burgers were dry (we had both venison and buffalo). The Bavarian sausage plate, thought was tasty (large, too). We did not try the pie's. Good beer selectio.

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Service does get a bit slow when we are busy! You failed to mention if we had a lot of customers! Buffalo and elk will be a little dry unless you request to have them cooked medium! I'm surprised you were happy with the Bavarian dish and the beer selection! How many beers did you drink? Thank You for the... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were traveling on a cross country trip from the east coast. We had a great day in awe of the beauty of North Cascades NP. Prior to checking in to our motel we stopped at the Buffalo Run for dinner. As someone who has a life threatening allergy to nuts I usually ask the host/hostess/server if they use nuts/peanut... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Lady: I am very sorry that you have food allergies! We were extremely busy and were cooking food for many customers and could not stop and start cleaning the kitchen to accommodate your needs! If you could die as you claim, from your allergy, then maybe you should carry some food in a cooler! After reading your long oration about... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tatonka (co-owner), it is quite apparent from your replies to other reviews on the Restaurant and Hotel that you are someone that is combative, ultra-defensive, and insecure. Look at one of your best reviews "Great Food" - you couldn't just be humble and appreciative, rather you couldn't help yourself from being condescending and taking a jab at others - I... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

I would love to sell my business to you, as you profess to know so much about it! You think $30.00 is too much for Burger, Fries, Garden Salad, Glass of box Wine, and a Bottle of Beer! I wonder how long you would last in business at the price you charge? I have been running this business for over... More 

CA
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We ate dinner here both nights of our stay. We sat in the Patio area both nights. First night, my husband had chicken, and I had the sea food dish, both were very good. The second night, we had the Buffalo Steak for two, it was fantastic, the meat melted in your mouth. Staff was very friendly. Both nights the... More 

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tatonka, Owner at Buffalo Run Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for the great 5 STAR review! It's nice getting reviews from individuals that are used to fine dining and are not comparing us to McDonalds! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60084 State Route 20, Marblemount, WA 98267-9771
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Marblemount
  • Phone Number: +1 360-873-2461

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 55
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

This is a family oriented, rustic cedar mountain restaurant. We feature exotic game meats (Buffalo, Venison, Elk, Llama, Yak, Kangaroo, Alligator and Wild Boar) as well as Beef, Seafood, Pasta and Vegetarian dishes. Visit us and enjoy a cocktail, micro brew or a glass of fine wine on our beautiful garden patio!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?