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“Better than last time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Butcher Block Buffet - CLOSED

Butcher Block Buffet
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than last time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant a year ago and left middling praise. We tried it again in late February, 2014 and were more impressed with the food and the service offerings. Little things, like being offered a hot baked sweet potato not on the buffet, better selection of meats and above all the still limited range of hot veggies was much better. Salad bar items were varied and fresh, with the exception of the canned fruits.

We will go back. Maybe our previous visit was an off night.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Bob P
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88 reviews from our community

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English first
Saint Jerome, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice buffet, good food at reasonable price.
Excellent variety, staff very help full and dedicated.
Clean dinning room and big.

Visited March 2014
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Thank C Qui L
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
1 review
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Food was great!!! Service was great. Empty plates were cleared immediately! Drinks never got empty! Staff was wonderful we will absofreakinlutly be BACK!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Chappellluv
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Fayette City, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Why are people raving about this place?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Everything on my plate was cold. The waitress asked if I would like a baked or sweet potato brought to the table and I said a sweet potato would be nice. And of course it was only lukewarm at best. The lasagna was like a paste, the noodles were way overcooked. We just left there a couple hours ago and it's Saturday so they had a prime rib and shrimp night. The prime rib was dry and overcooked, like eating shoe leather, and of course, it was cold. I complained to the waitress and the manager came over to the table. He went out to the meat tables and check the temps and sure enough, came back to say that everything was not up to par and they were bringing out new meats. He offered to bring me another piece and I said OK and that piece was terrible too. Just don't waste your money. $13.99 for cold, nasty food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank katydid10
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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were traveling, and stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant. The salad bar contained a variety of fresh greens, and a multitude of choice items. The hot buffet offered a variety of chicken cooked different ways, pulled pork, vegetables, and deep fried seafood. We helped ourselves to a variety of items, and everything was delicious. Pizza was offered at a different serving table. The waitress also offered a baked potato or sweet potatoes, if we desired. The dessert area was to die for: freshly made cakes, cookies, and pies, and soft ice cream. The luch was $9.00 per person, and totally worth it. We will return whenever we are passing through. Everything was sparkling clean, including the restrooms.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank traveler459
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