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“Standard awful casino buffet fare”
Review of The Kitchen Buffet

The Kitchen Buffet
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Northwood
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Buffet
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet
Lakeville, MN
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Standard awful casino buffet fare”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This buffet really sets the standard for horrible buffet food. It is hard for me to understand how anyone in a chefs uniform would assume so much fried food would be presentable after sitting in a buffet steam table for any period of time. They have an Asian section that has a number of fried items that are always wet and soggy. The weekday carving stations (I have never eaten at the buffet on weekends when I am told prime rib is available) have dried out portions. In fairness on one occasion I had carved ham that was good. Pizza station items have no flavor. Italian section food is consistently dried out with little Italian flavor. I have had ribs that were not edible. The fish entrees are hit and miss. I think they always have some type of fried shrimp that is food service grade. The soups have always been below average. The salad bar is fresh and has a good variety. The desserts are actually pretty good as well.

I do want to give some credit to them- On two occasions that I have ate at the Woodfire Grill (do not confuse with the Kitchen Buffet. The grill is VERY good) there were very long lines going into the buffet. When I asked my server what the lines were for she informed me that they offered free buffets for women to support breast cancer awareness. This is an awesome promotion for a great cause and they should be applauded for this.

Visited August 2013
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Riceville, Iowa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Average buffet”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Average entree selections. Beef at the carving station is ok, not great. However, I love the salad bar's fresh spinach and crumbled blue cheese. The desserts are also great, with pecan and coconut cream pies being my favorites. You can use your casino player's card for a discount. Pricey for the value. Service staff are attentive.

  • Visited September 2013
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Gladstone, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not Impressed!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Buffet very limited, food was generally tasteless,service was good , but overall not a good value.Better off going to Burger King.

Visited July 2013
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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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“Good buffet”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The buffet has a reasonably sized selection of food, the quality is good and the price was right. Lunch buffet is a few dollars less than the evening buffet with the same food

  • Visited June 2013
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12 reviews
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“Good variety of food, but hit or miss”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Per plate was pretty expensive at $14 per person, which includes non-alcoholic beverages. There's a huge variety of food to pick from, but I'd recommend taking small samples of things to try, then load up on what tastes good. The pizza I tried wasn't very good, but the fried catfish was outstanding with a thin/crisp breading and really flaky inside. There's a small discount for casino members, but it's still tough to justify eating there unless you are REALLY hungry.

  • Visited July 2013
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