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“Pizza Ranch--well worth another try!”
Review of Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Morton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Pizza Ranch--well worth another try!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I have been to the Pizza Ranch before and even though there was a variety of pizzas to choose on the buffet it just didn't seem to hit the spot. This week we went again even though I wasn't interested in going. It has been awhile so I gave into peer pressure (my extended family loves this place) and tried it again after a year or so of refusing to come back. I am so glad I did.

The first thing I noticed different was the staff. They were very welcoming and helpful. I didn't find that to be true of previous visits. We were greeted at the door and checked on several times during our meal. We were encouraged to order pizzas and dessert pizzas of our choosing. I love this aspect of the restaurant.

The next thing I noticed was the pizzas seemed to be kept at a better temperature. Every piece of pizza I had off the buffet was hot and tasty. Last time I couldn't find a combination that suited me. This time I fell in love with the BLT and could have eaten myself sick on it. We also met the needs of the kids by ordering a plain extra cheese pizza. Then we ended on an apple dessert pizza. Yum.

The other thing I noticed was that the restaurant was busier than any other time I had been there before. I'm sure that contributed to the fact that the pizza was hot and fresh. So I will be sure to visit during prime meal times.

I had a piece of chicken from the bar and even though I didn't care for it my husband loved it. He deemed it too moist for my taste. Yes, I like dried out chicken. The chicken flew off the bar and they were constantly replenishing the supply that it didn't have a chance to dry out. For most people that would be a plus.

They also had a modge podge of other food items on the two bars. They had a full salad bar complete with chocolate pudding to my son's delight. There was hot soup, mashed potatoes, corn and other items available with the chicken.

I'm glad I gave into the family's wishes and tried this place again because I really enjoyed it and plan to return soon.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Pekin, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Foods not bad.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The food isn't bad and they have a decent selection. They also take requests at the register when you walk in and will bring it to you. Sometimes it can get a little cluttered with dirty dishes and that becomes unsightly but otherwise it is OK.

Visited April 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“best fried chicken,good pizza.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Great place to get full !! The fried chicken is the best in town(sorry KFC) The pizza is average but always fresh.The salad bar is ok,nothing great but not terrible.Plenty of food selection including dessert pizza.Mostly a buffet style but you can order pizza off the menu too.

Visited February 2013
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Pekin, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pizza, Chicken & more!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Friendly family-feel with choices for everyone. You can request your favorite pizza at check-in & they'll deliver it to your table--decent variety at the salad, hot food (chicken is excellent & cooked in non-trans fat oil), & pizza bars--they're building a new location that will offer a wider variety of food. Price is reasonable, great value for the money.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Plenty to Eat!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is not a gourmet pizza or even an Italian style pizza place, but it is a good value for families evey day. The fried chicken is surprisingly good really. The service is friendly, although most is self-srvice. A variety of pizza is kept on the buffet and you may request any of the pizza's made there be put on the buffet, But the first pieces will be served to you at your table. The meal includes drink, buffet, salad (pretty average) and a hot chicken, vegetable, and other items on a seperate buffet. A desser pizza is the finishing touch. This is not a fine restaurant, but a pretty good value for families.

Visited February 2013
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