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The Rock

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American, Chinese, Mongolian
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1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
231 591 2206
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Big Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have not tried The Rock, you need to if you like freshly made foods. You will not be disappointed. Great atmosphere and more choices than I can list.

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Thank dianemaguire2016
Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A hidden gem really you get a variety of foods and drinks. It is always clean and they have different stations with different foods, really is a great buffet place, best one around that is !

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Thank Nicole870
Ludington
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Rock is the Food Court at Ferris State University. It is great with a lot of food choices, including a made to order stir fry station. It is a great deal at $10/person which includes all you can eat, beverage and desert. They have a lot of seating and can accommodate any size group.

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Thank LakeshoreLady2
Big Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We love going to the Rock! It is on the campus of Ferris State University so expect it to be busy and noisy most the time. There's lots of seating and a great and huge selection of food choices. There is outdoor seating in good weather too. The price is very reasonable for all you can eat. There's a deli... More 

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Amazing number of choices to suit everyone and only for about $10 per person. No deal like this in town. Mongolian grill, salad bar, sandwich station, comfort food, waffles, cold cereal, burger grill, egg station, desserts, slushies, coffee, cappuccino, wok area, pasta station. Can't go wrong.

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Thank love2travel250
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great variety and plenty of room to sit around and visit..It is buffet style, self serve all you can eat ..The price is right and you will not go away hungry.. The food is always plentiful and the deserts are tasty.. you will certainly need to go to the gym after going to the Rock..

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Thank Al M
Byron Center, Michigan
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The assortment is fantastic! $10 for everything. You name it...Italian area..Asian area...sandwiches and wraps...dessert bar...any drink imaginable...FULL salad bar....breakfast bar all day...(best hash around!)..stir fry bar...breads of every kind...Mexican bar...cheeseburgers, deep fried mushroom, tater tots...meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies...fruit bar...hummus and dips...and on and on and on. This is a restaurant that is located on the campus of Ferris State University... More 

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Morley, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

The Rock was amazing! The food was very delicious. It's very family friendly with lots of food choices. The choices are from Traditional Pizza to a Mongolian Grill. There is a waffle maker, Icee machine, and ice cream bar which my children loved! Even though it is mainly based for college students, people from all ages can go. Over all... More 

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Thank Bjjanisz
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

My son works for Ferris and had some free passes for the family to eat at The Rock. It is buffet style, but there are SEVERAL buffet stations with different foods to choose from. Desserts are included. The restaurant is on the college campus but the community dines there as well. It is very kid friendly, the food is really... More 

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Thank Lilac41059
Big Rapids, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food here is good and all you can eat not bad priced many different foods to choose from plenty of room for seating and has a Mongolian bar too

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Chinese, Mongolian
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Knollview Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231 591 2206

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?