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Review of Butcher Block Buffet - CLOSED

Butcher Block Buffet
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Dirty, dirty place with bland food. I witnessed another customer grabbing croutons with her bare hands, a tipoff that a lot of the clientele is of the older 'I don't care' ilk. There was lots of food, sure, but it was all virtually tasteless. To top it off, the prices were too high. I felt like I paid too much to eat at a sub par and small Old Country Buffet.

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4  Thank NewsLynne
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d f, Manager at Butcher Block Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

Hello Lynne,

Our restaurant is known for it's cleanliness so your review on that aspect dismays us.We apologize of you found any aspect of our restaurant not to your cleanliness standards.

As for your claim of a customer using their hands to grab croutons...clean tongs are provided for all items on all our buffets and while it it highly doubtful this happened, it is equally impossible to watch every customer that makes trips to our bars. If it did happen and we saw it or if it was reported we would remove the item in question with a fresh product immediately and inform the guest to use the tongs that are provided.

If this did happen it is a very rare and isolated event as the bars are constantly visited by many guests at the same time.

As for our buffet being too expensive...Our Buffet prices are $10.49 for dinner and $7.99 for lunch. These prices include as many trips as one likes to the salad bar (over 50 different fresh items) hot bar (nearly 60 hot items) , dessert bar (25 different items) and a ice cream bar.

We also have a fresh meat carving station...

Nearly all items are homemade and 99% of our guests find that the value is excellent for the price.

We hope you will give us another chance and should you not be satisfied again please take a moment to report your issues while you are there so we can take care of it in person instead of this medium.

Thank You.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We have stopped at Butcherblock Buffet on several occasions as we were returning from touring and hiking in the Virginia and West Virginia mountains. There is something there for all pallets. They have had these items (plus dozens more) each time we went:

Homemade Yeast rolls
Fresh and crisp salad bar with the works including feta and blu cheese along with many homemade salads...potato salad, pasta salad, and coleslaw.
Also a smoked and grilled meat section with the best ribs I've ever what's, several types of wings...the plain smoked were wonderful. Southern barbecue with 3 or 4 sauces and two types of slaw.
Also wonderful crispy fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, several types of potato dishes Plus sweet potatoes. Numerous casseroles, two soups and always thick New England clam chowder, calves liver (icky...hate liver) and chicken livers and gizzards. Numerous cooked vegetables. I won't go into all the desserts, but all homemade and hubby said delicious. Ice cream also!
The restaurant was clean and staffed with helpful and happy workers. This is located in an older, outdated building with a large fireplace. It's definitely worth the stop.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I stayed in Winchester for a whole week on business and I ate here every night. I never got sick of it because the food and selection was great. Employess were top notch too.

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stopped here on our way home to Buffalo. So glad we did! The food was fantastic, good home cooked food. The desserts were just as good. Salad bar looked good, didn't try because there were too many other things we wanted to try. Salad bar looked fresh with a variety of fresh fruit. Will definitely be back when traveling through this area in the future! It really was that good :)

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Thank generalsgirl
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Best pot roast and macaroni and cheese I had had in a long time. Our server was constantly picking up our dirty plates and make sure we had plenty to drink. Will definitely go back.

Thank CrystalSueH
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