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Old Country Buffet

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13603 Grove Drive N, Maple Grove, MN
612.494.6606
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another disapointing visit to OCB!

Visited on family night for a child's birthday celebration. Very disappointed for the following reasons: 1) No balloons, had to ask our server, he brought out two but no helium so they ended up on the floor, 2) Cotton Candy machine not working, 3) Desserts such as cobbler, chocolate pudding cake... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
NANCY B
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Champlin, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a few years. I wondered if I dare go right at noon. No problem, no crowds here. After eating the food I know why no ones here. All the food I used to enjoy is GONE! Well it's still here but it's cold and in the case of the chicken, it was too dry to eat.... More 

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Saint Michael
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There was barf in and outside the men's restroom. The carpet needed cleaning and was threadbare. Booths and tables were not cleaned for new customers. Some of the food was o.k. but some of it was dry and not flavorful. This restaurant seems to be getting worse each time we visit; we probably won't go there again.

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Thank Leigh H
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This buffet used to offer better quality food. I have trouble chewing the roast beef, even after cutting off all of the fat. The mac 'n cheese is watery, fried potatoes (or Chicken, for that matter) are soggy and lukewarm. Salad Bar is good, as is the Taco Bar, and they usually have at least 1 decent soup. Beverages are... More 

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Thank Tom B
Champlin, Minnesota
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249 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Visited on family night for a child's birthday celebration. Very disappointed for the following reasons: 1) No balloons, had to ask our server, he brought out two but no helium so they ended up on the floor, 2) Cotton Candy machine not working, 3) Desserts such as cobbler, chocolate pudding cake etc, were not available for the first hour of... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I think the new menu and decorating is a great improvement from what they were a year ago. The food isn't overdone and dry, they keep the bins full, not a place for the health-conscious (it's O.C.Buffet.) Staff is attentive, friendly, do their jobs well. It's clean, even the restrooms. Great place to bring children.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Done trying to eat good food here. Sometimes they've gotten better - four weeks ago we had delicious brussel sprouts and (one of my favorites) fried okra (much better than you would think it is) - but their chicken pot pie portions have become very very small. May 2 tablespoons of chicken, veggies, and sauce inside. Very pathetic. We went... More 

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Thank eaiwm
Champlin, Minnesota
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249 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The OCB in Maple Grove, MN has been struggling for the past year. Not enough staff means food items not refilled as needed, dirty food areas (especially the ice cream area) and poor atmosphere. However, the past two visits, one last week and one about 6 weeks ago show that new management has brought in additional and much needed staff.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a disgusting visit. It was Sunday afternoon around 12:15 PM so a peak time and this place was awful. Pork chops were stale and old and most of the food was tasteless and bad quality. The price is high and quality poor. Please done waste your time or money. The Beef roast was dry and the chicken was... More 

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Davao
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My first time at Old Country Buffet was not too bad, but nothing exceptional either. I always think that all-you-can-eat places ar a good deal, and, I guess, it was. However, there are a few things that I think they could could have done better; the rolls were too hard, probably from being left out under the heating lamp too... More 

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Thank Mitch S
Saint Bruno, Canada
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were on the road for the last 18 hours and looking for something else than the fastfood we got all day long. The name of the restaurant looked promising so here we are looking for the nice buffet we all expected. Surprise! Surprise! The food was over processed and fresh as a meal that have been reheated 3 times.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13603 Grove Drive N, Maple Grove, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Maple Grove
  • Phone Number: 612.494.6606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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