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Altoona Gourmet Buffet

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520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602-2802
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Concord, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think there are something like 8 different buffet lines. There has to be something there to please everybody! And they do stir-fry to order!!! Pick out your raw ingredients... hand them to the chef and you'll have fresh stir-fry in no-time. I thought all prepared food was of very good quality. Wait staff was attentive.

Thank dsky227
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

limited restaurants open on Easter so we tried this buffet...special was all day dinner Buffett at dinner prices...sign said to include crab legs and peel and eat shrimp plus other dinner items..was there about an hour..very few crab legs available and they were totally water logged,, patrons were waiting for legs but only a few and gone again..never did have... More 

Thank George D
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is one of our absolutely favorite spots to eat, especially for our monthly date nights!! Best buffet in our area!!

Thank IAmDavidSnyder
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is the best place in Central PA who offers Chinese.... The place is very clean, the staff are wonderful..... They have the best Walnut chicken even thou there are no walnuts in it, it just has an amazing taste.... They also have the BEST cream cheese filled wontons..... OMG!!!!! I'm getting hungry talking about it and its only 9... More 

Thank Aaron P
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good place for all to eat..is a Chinese restaurant but has various find such as pizza,mashed potatoes,spaghetti,Italian sausage,fried chicken etc..good selection of Chinese foods including peal and eat shrimp and oysters and clams on the half shell...dessert and fruit bar hard to beat...prices are very reasonable especially daily lunch,,two can dine for around $16 with tip...dinner is a little higher... More 

Thank George D
Cresson, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow, what a variety of food. There is so much to choose from, but it is all good. Chinese, Japanese and American food options.

Thank Karen M
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

OK I don't get any of the good reviews for this place!? If u know good chinesse food you would NEVER rate this above 3 stars. I understand Altoona has limited GOOD chinesse options so many might not have tried truly good Chinese but folks it's buffet most items are dried out from cooking under steam lamp for hours! Lacks... More 

Orlando, Florida
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456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I favor eating at Chinese buffets as I travel. The Saturday lunch here is certainly worth the effort, but after 4 PM, they add several ingredients which make the dinner quite enjoyable. For the price its a winner.

1 Thank CherokeeMan
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We go here primarily for the sushi since they started having good stuff on the buffet. For Altoona, this is a good as it gets. The other local places have itty-bitty pieces with huge prices. The rest of the stuff is pretty good here, too. The other day, they only had yellow tail sushi instead of the good stuff. I... More 

2 Thank Ashley S
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to this buffet while Christmas shopping with my boyfriend. I love this place and go to it any chance I get. Very clean and the food is delicious.

1 Thank Elise7942

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 814-942-6663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?