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The Rock

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American, Chinese, Mongolian
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1420 Knollview Dr, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2289
231 591 2206
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the money, best place in the town to eat! Breakfast is to order. Lunch and dinner are great! Sunday lunch after church is becoming a happy habit.

Thank Don C
Stanwood, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know when you attended school, but the food in the dining hall left a lot to be desired. That was then and this is now! The Rock is the main dining hall for Ferris State University and they welcome the community. First, there are a variety of stations you can choose from and the menus change daily. There... More 

Thank Linda R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rock is definitely a nice experience. Varied food options from day to day at some stations while keeping standard items such as pizza at others. One feature is the Mongolian style grill- the first station as you enter the area. The setting is friendly to visitors and locals in addition to the normal college students that call Ferris State... More 

Thank Jeff V
Big Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank dianemaguire2016
Big Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 !

Thank Nicole870
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank LakeshoreLady2
Big Rapids, Michigan
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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 

Thank shelley s
Big Rapids, Michigan
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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.

Thank love2travel250
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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..

Thank Al M
Byron Center, Michigan
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Chinese, Mongolian
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 Dr, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2289
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Mecosta County  >  Big Rapids
  • Phone Number: 231 591 2206

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