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Big Marina Grill and Deli

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4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
7635710222
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Inverness, Florida
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Their food is spectacular or at least was..Just before we moved to Florida, the Big Marina pulled out their water fountain in the middle of the room and replaced it with hot/cold buffet tables. We recently returned to Minnesota and I wanted to go there for a middle eastern food fix. I was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This buffet was not the most awesome buffet that I had ever been to, but it was decently priced and clean. The food was good and there was a wide variety but nothing that really stood out. The soda was exceptional, I do remember that! Would go again but would not be my first choice for a buffet. Weird mix... More 

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1 Thank tonip961
Minneapolis
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I found a '2 for the price of 1' lunch buffet coupon for Big Marina several months ago and decided to try it. Much of the food looked unfamiliar to me, so I took a little of a lot of different things just to see what I liked. Surprisingly, everything was very good, and I went back for seconds for... More 

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Blaine, MN
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and enjoy trying new restaurants. I've been here several times and have liked the food every time. There are many options and the food is different sometimes. They have nice vegetables and some seafood as well as varieties of meats. It can be a busy and noisy place and is popular. I try to go at off... More 

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1 Thank Kristin A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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556 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Driving past stopped in for the lunch special, Gyro Special Combo with French Fries $ 5.99. Good portions with the Cumber Sauce and Seasoned Fries. Very friendly staff all wishing me well with my meal.

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1 Thank surestop
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I have had the enjoyment of eating at this buffet many many times and it's always a pleasure. 3 large stations that have the hot food including American and Middle eastern food. very nice salad bar and a dessert station with numerous goodies to choose from. Food is always fresh and hot, and very flavorful. Lunch buffet is $10.95 including... More 

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1 Thank Judi-Bill
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I reviewed this restaurant because it has good food. It is located in Columbia Heights Central Ave NE, Minneapolis. I have been to this restaurant twice. I went there with my friends to eat and to enjoy having Mediterranean food and Middle Eastern food, and they offered an open buffet which has a variety of food. Eating in Big Marina... More 

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1 Thank Suhaib A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I literally take every out of town guest to Big Marina. Their choices in soups, fish and meat, sides, and desert is just amazing. I still have to find one person who didn't find something that s/he liked here. 3-4 choices of very tasty soup and as many appetizers will already fill you up if you are not careful :-)... More 

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2 Thank kemalusa
Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As others noted, good buffet food selection, friendly staff, and clearly loved by locals in the know. I suspect the person who said the baklava did not have honey or nuts probably was eating the crema rather than the baklava. They look similar.

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1 Thank Ilvnazoo
Minnesota
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Extremely polite and helpful staff made this restaurant a hit with my 94 year mom and me. Delicious gyros loaded with many ingredients. Buffet has numerous choices. Excellent tea as well as desserts. Try them all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: 7635710222
Description
Minneapolis, MN

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