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Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An Ok Dinner

We went there for dinner because the restaurant in our hotel was closed for maintance, we checked out the Buffet, and most of the hot dishes were empty. We chose from the menu, I thought it was a bit pricey, the Ginger Beef was very tasty, but more onion than beef for $13.99. Chop Suey, was pretty... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
JW51
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Crofton BC Canada
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Carbonear, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to buffet is amazing. Well worth the money, but you better be good and hungry, Chinese food and their chicken wings are fantastic.

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Thank Minnie D
Crofton BC Canada
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went there for dinner because the restaurant in our hotel was closed for maintance, we checked out the Buffet, and most of the hot dishes were empty. We chose from the menu, I thought it was a bit pricey, the Ginger Beef was very tasty, but more onion than beef for $13.99. Chop Suey, was pretty much cabbage. It... More 

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Thank JW51
Carbonear, Canada
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lots of food but most of it tasted all the same. Not much flavour. It was really Kind of disappointing. With an increase in price it should at least taste good. The chicken balls were all greasy.

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Thank Annette E
Carbonear, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

great food but a bit pricey. lot's of seating. the water pond is a nice touch. staff are ok. buffet is ok.

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Thank lori1976r
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

great waitresses , very friendly ,courteous,,good food ,,place is clean ,,,,good variety of food ,, tasty ,, for the price can't beat it ,,,

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Thank nomoremould
Barrie, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

very disappointind visit.went to dons because of some of the reviews i read.if i had my time back i would have went to mary browns.buffet started at 5 we got there at 5.05.the first time there. when i walked in the door and saw the size of the buffet that was disppointing enough until we picked up our food. the... More 

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Thank George L
Carbonear, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

for the size of the area of carbonear. this buffet was awesome....my husband had the cantanese chow mein,,,,best we have ever had....the beef and broccoli in the buffet was the best....the server SHARON WAS THE BEST...kept checking on us....will definitely go back soon

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Thank buggsybunny50
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Ate here yesterday for the first time and was very surprised at the limited selection for the outrageous price of $18. There were about a dozen choices, no salads, no desserts. Chicken balls were tough and wings were greasy.

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Thank Lindanfld
Harbour Grace, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Haven't been there in a while. Have they upgraded?....according to the other reviews?? I'll have to try it again but I said last time I wouldn't go back.

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Thank Babsy57
St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I find the buffet at Don's is always well stocked and the restaurant itself has been renovated over the past couple of years. A nice place to dine with friendly service. The food is quite good.

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Thank J S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Carbonear

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings

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