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Pebbles Family Buffet

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Homestyle Mennonite Buffet! Pebbles Family Buffet is a family owned business located in the small village of Varney ON, just south of Durham on Hwy 6. Take a break from the long hours of sitting as you ride to the cottage or ski resort. Enjoy the soft gospel music while you stuff yourself at our Homestyle Mennonite Buffet. Start by fixing yourself a salad just the way you like it, add a homemade roll with apple butter and a bowl of soup. Round two you can load up at the hot buffet and order something from our grill attendant. Finish with a delectable slice of our homemade pies or make yourself a soft ice-cream treat. Extend the enjoyment by taking a whole pie, homemade muffins, homemade butter
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is always so good and, unlike other buffets, it is piping hot. Can't wait until our next trip.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30 on Friday July 29. On our first trip up to the buffet there was 0nly 3 fairly large pieces of chicken in the buffet which appeared very dry as if they had been picked over for a while....I then went to the spare rib tray and it was empty but for two small pieces of ribs ( from the small end of the ribs - I took them ). I ended up eating meat loaf of which there was a half a pan left. Now I am feeling that I got ripped off. Twenty minutes later I go back to the buffet to get what I came for - Chicken and Ribs and again the chicken tray is empty except for two large pieces of dry white meat - it actually looked like the same two pieces from before. Luckily they had just filled the rib tray. My conclusion is that when you charge $28. for seniors - the meat trays should be refilled BEFORE they are near empty - they should at least be at least 1/3 full. Your manager is in charge of this problem - it should not be happening. Perhaps you should send your manager to a Mandarin Chinese Restaurant with similar prices to see how it is done properly. I must say that the staff are as courteous and friendly as reported in the other comments. All of us went to the washroom before we left and low and behold the chicken tray was full with assorted pieces and sizes of juicy chicken. Disappointment!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

As always the Food was great , lots of choices of wholesome home cooked food. There is a large variety of dessert items . The staff is friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2022

Thank You! We are so happy you enjoyed it!

Reviewed May 30, 2022

As always great homemade food and a really nice family atmosphere. They have the best selection of desserts around!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank You! So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed May 30, 2022

We visited Pebbles to celebrate a milestone birthday, as siblings. The service was top notch. The food was excellent. It was all very well presented. Staff were helpful and attentive.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank You for the kind review! Thank You for choosing Pebbles to celebrating the birthday at.

Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely amazing service and food. I have never seen an eating establishment where every server and every person working in the place is so pleasant.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2022

Thank You! We have been blessed with amazing staff. So glad you had a wonderful experience!

Reviewed May 19, 2022

Pebbles has a great buffet of homemade food. The soups and salad are always excellent and I always buy the Poppyseed Dressing for my salads at home

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2022

Thank You! The Homemade Poppyseed Dressing is a favorite!

Reviewed May 15, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic buffet, lots of parking, outside park for children to play! All round wonderful restaurant, small store to purchase gifts , pies fudge and even frozen TV dinners with the same food as sold in restaurant. Employees fast and friendly and very Courteous .

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2022

Thank You! We appreciate the kind review!

Reviewed May 11, 2022

The meal was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was devine and the service was wonderful. Pebbles is by far my husband's favourite restaurant. There was no question as to where we were going for Mother's day for myself as well as my Mom. There will be...no question as to where we go for Father's day and his birthday once again this year. I am absolutely inspired by the meals prepared at Pebbles. Superb doesn't seem to cover it. Love it all and the desserts are out of this world. Keep up the great work. Thanks as always for making the night quite memorable.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2022

Thank You! So happy to hear that! We appreciate the support! We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed May 3, 2022

Good food ... good service ... great time was had by all... enjoyable time with family. Enjoyed everything.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2022

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed April 10, 2022

Food is always good and lots of variety. staff was very friendly but a little slow at taking away the dirty dishes. But overall was good experience. Very clean .

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2022

Thank You Anita. We appreciate the feedback. So glad you enjoyed the food!

Reviewed April 9, 2022

Very clean and peaceful dining experience. We love Pebbles. It is a bit of a drive for us but it is worth it. We were first told about this place about 5 years ago and decided to try it out. We sure missed it during...the pandemic mandated closing. We have plans to meet our two cousins from the Kitchener area this spring to dine with them at Pebbles. Looking forward to our next visit....More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2022

Thank You for making the long drive up to Pebbles! We look forward to serving you and your friends this spring!

Reviewed April 9, 2022 via mobile

Visited Pebbles April 2 and had a great experience of excellent food which included great steak. Lots to eat and great service. Definitely worth your money spent.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2022

Thank You for taking the time to leave an excellent review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

Great service from staff. Great selection of items. Beautiful building. Will visit again and bring family and friends.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2022

Thank You Trish! We look forward to serving you and your family and friends again soon!

Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

If you have not visited Pebbles it is an absolute must. Great atmosphere, excellent service and fabulous food and selection. Browse the front store for wonderful gifts and homemade treats. Pebbles is our go to when we are looking for a place to meet up...with friends for an enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Pebbles_Restaurant, General Manager at Pebbles Family Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

Thank You for the kind review! So glad to hear you enjoy the Pebbles experience! We look forward to serving you and your friends again soon!

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Yes, Pebbles Family Buffet offers takeout services.

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Pebbles Family Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4