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Grand Luncheon Buffet

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rows of tables of attractively displayed dishes from the expected to many not usually found on other buffets. Most are labeled as to their content - helpful! Great chance to try some dishes you've wondered about. The event is both elegant and casual. Wait staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed November 5, 2018

While touring the island we decided to splurge on the luncheon buffet at the Grand Hotel. It isn't cheap, but for ordinary folks it can be a once in a lifetime thing. If you sign up for the hotel tour, you get a discount on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard C
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you Richard for the thorough review! We are delighted you and your wife were able to experience the Grand Luncheon Buffet and found the variety of entrees so enjoyable!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

I especially enjoyed the shrimp and the smoked trout! And the pastries are fabulous! So many salads I didn't try even half of them and I was forced to stop!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lynda C
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you Lynda! We're delighted you enjoyed the Grand Luncheon Buffet at Grand Hotel!

Reviewed November 1, 2018

My husband and 30 year old daughter went to the island for her to see. We moved to San Diego 40 years ago from Michigan and her first visit here was great. She had seen pictures of the Grand and loved it They thought we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank seniortripper5
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We're delighted we could accommodate you during your visit with us and we're so glad you enjoyed the food and service!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

No point skipping lunch when the same creativity and super ingredients that characterize breakfast and dinner in the main dining room are available in an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Be warned! If you indulge, plan for a late evening dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Palantir3
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us!

Reviewed October 21, 2018

The facility, decor, atmosphere, service, and food variety and selection were all fabulous. Would recommend it to anyone! Do not worry about crowds. They can handle them very well. Have to make a reservation which is quite easy to do.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidhV2343GA
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thank you David! We're so glad you enjoyed the variety and service!

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I first visit to the island & every one talks about this hotel & eating here. We walked in 36 degrees from downtown to have the lunch buffet. I knew going in that we would have to pay 10$ each to enter...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cattop812
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

We regret that you felt this way about your recent visit with us. We would like to ensure you that we put out all of our entrees at noon when the Grand Luncheon Buffet begins. Our staff continually replenishes the buffet throughout the service so...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I had waited almost 40 yrs to visit the Grand Hotel. We did the luncheon on a Saturday and wouldn't you know...there were 450 Girl Scouts there and a history group! It was chaos! What I thought would be an elegant luncheon, turned into an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Slick5276
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and furnishings of Grand Hotel. We would like to apologize for what sounds like a busy day in the Main Dining Room. We do occasionally host Girl Scout Troops as it is a great experience of many of...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

What a nice fancy place for a lunch buffet. What a terrible joke for a supposedly super quality luncheon experience... I think all the food including deserts came from CostCo or Wal-Mart. Nothing seemed to be prepared in-house. Shrimp were good, pork tenderloin dry, one...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lewisra2
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

We regret that you felt this way about dining with us at Grand Hotel. We would like to assure you that all of our entrees and desserts are made fresh daily in the kitchen. We strive for excellence in all areas of hospitality including the...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Other than the friendly service and a great selection of food, it wasn’t that amazing. The one dish that I thought was excellent was the bread pudding. The dessert table redeemed the whole experience. That and the fact that we were able to tour the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tosh_247
GHKellie, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Luncheon Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

We regret that your experience wasn't that of five stars Tatia. We're glad you enjoyed the dessert table and we will be sure to take your comments to our management staff to assessed. Thank you.

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wanderingstorm
February 3, 2019|
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Response from MichiganMom71 | Reviewed this property |
That is correct- no tipping is allowed at the Grand Hotel at all.
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LoveTravel179038
November 1, 2018|
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Response from GHKellie | Property representative |
We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed the waffles so much! Unfortunately our chef likes to keep our recipes a secret! (:
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DayTrip21581
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Jean B | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are taken for the lunch buffet. There was plenty of room when we went in September.
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