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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine
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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  • 29
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 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
Friendly scenic restaurant in an awesomely beautiful setting

Marblemount is the gateway to the North Cascades National Park, a place of incredible beauty, tall mountains and more hiking than one can do in a summer. What do you really need after a long day on the trail more than a hearty buffalo steak, great apple pie and friendly place to swap stories with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Marblemount is the gateway to the North Cascades National Park, a place of incredible beauty, tall mountains and more hiking than one can do in a summer. What do you really need after a long day on the trail more than a hearty buffalo steak, great apple pie and friendly place to swap stories with the folks in the next... More 

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

Thank You for the very nice 4 STAR review! We have two mosquito zappers running 24/7, but I'm sure some sneak through anyway! More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had dinner here as we were staying at the Buffalo Run Inn across the street (highway). The food was quick, great tasting; and the waitress friendly and cheerful.

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

Thank You for the great 5 STAR review! We have been selling Buffalo Burgers for over 20 years and our burgers are the "Best in the West"! More 

Mill Bay, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our waitress was exceptional, best service in a while, she could show some 5 star restaurants how to make the customer happy. Stopped for lunch on Thursday

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

Thank You for the great 4 STAR review! We hope all of our waitresses are 5 Star waitresses! More 

north carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you like animal meat, this is the place for you since several wild beasts are listed on the menu. I settled for fish and was very pleased. The others in our group of 4 enjoyed their meals also. The outdoor patio was a great place to sit. We ate there 2 nights and have no complaints. Itis a little... More 

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

Thank You for the 4 STAR review, but let me clarify your statement! These various meats are not wild beasts! They are in fact all ranch raised animals and are fed native hay and absolutely no chemicals or growth hormones! Our prices are a little higher then the normal beef hamburger as these exotic meats also cost a lot more... More 

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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended as a great experience to try Buffalo. We had no idea the cost of Buffalo, but felt the need to try it. It's a cute local restaurant. They had several specials that sounded great and were reasonably priced. They were short staffed, so it took forever to get our order in. We wanted to try buffalo,... More 

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

You claim you have no idea the cost of Buffalo, but you say it was overpriced! I could but five beef cows for the price of one buffalo! We sometimes get very busy in spurts, but the labor costs do not allow us to have waitresses standing around all day waiting for the rush that might not happen! I suppose... More 

New Westminster, Canada
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319 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Today I ate Alligator for the first time! When I was on the way back to Vancouver I was driving Washington State highway 20. At lunch time I went through Marblemount and the sign “Buffalo Run” caught my attention. So I went into that restaurant. The lunch menu offered a variety of burgers with unusual patties (boar, bison, alligator, kangaroo,... More 

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

You claim the quality of the meal was not to your expectations, however you never ate alligator before, so what did you think it would taste like! Did you make any attempt to get the waitresses attention to get your water glass filled! What is all this about the bathroom lighting and the walls being to thin! Would you like... More 

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 via mobile

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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Thank mentalist0
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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18 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 7 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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1 Thank Philip S
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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Thank StarWaves
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 

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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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