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Grand China Buffet

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2270 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4544
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Grand China Buffet for years. Out of the Chinese places in the area, we love this one the best! The food is good, and the price is good. What more can you ask for?

Thank DJ3423
Battle Creek
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My wife didn't like it very much. Yes it could use a decor update, but I thought the food was good, I don't like Chinese much, but what I had I liked, My wife's cousins family loves it. I didn't think the price for the buffet was to high. So we did have good service and a good time.

Thank Stephen V
Alpena, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

How in the world can a town that consists of people of mostly European backgrounds manage to have FOUR (count 'em, 4) Chinese Restaurants??? This place started out life as a Gas Station back when the mall was first built. After it bombed at that, they tried other things, Chinese restaurant, Steak House, something else, Chinese restaurant & it is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Yeah, it's drabby and could use a decor update, but we loved the food. I'm surprised by the few bad reviews I've read. The peanut chicken was awesome! My husband loved the coconut shrimp. Very reasonable prices. Didn't have many beef or pork dishes, bee got our money's worth.

Thank Momtoexchangestudent
Barton City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Terrible food. Ok service. With other options in the area this should be your last choice if you make a choice at all.

Thank Erik D
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Terrible food, servers are strange...as in, they watch everything you do. I had to spit out several things into my napkin due to it just being that gross. Waste of money. Barely edible eats, though for me I'd say INEDIBLE food. So, with that said, its an expensive meal considering that I had to go get fries from Burger King... More 

Thank LuvDisneyMeow
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good value and selection for the money. It was a great, healthy and fast meal. Workers were very pleasant and prompt to refill empty/low items on buffet. Would go again.

Thank kayakgirl1110
Alpena, michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Pretty much like several other Chinese buffets as far as awkward Asians who speak zero English. However, that did not effect my experience at Grand China. I just moved to Alpena 2 months ago and I have been to Grand China 5 times. It is just really good. Don't go expecting great service but you can go hungry and expect... More 

Thank GlobalAdventureGal
Milan, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We never miss a chance to stop by and eat at Grand China Buffet. The price is right and the food is always freshly made. Even the pickiest eaters in our family leave there happy. Large selection to choose from and they always have fresh fruit and lots of desserts.

Thank Momsolo
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

I Believe People Like This Place, Because It Got Packed Fast ! They Keep The Buffet Full At All Times. This Is A Good Family Restaurant For A Family Because Of The Reasonable Prices And Refills Are Free :-)

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2270 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4544
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Alpena

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