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  • Market Buffet And Grill

  • 3.0 stars
    (109 reviews, average rating: 3.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Buffet
  • (705) 792-1888
  • 141 Mapleview Drive West Barrie, ON L4N 9H7
  • Neighbourhoods: Ward Seven
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MaryW
2 Reviews
2012/06/23
  • We went for my husband's 40th Birthday. We had a...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • We went for my husband's 40th Birthday. We had a great time. Prices are very reasonable. There were kids on one table, grown ups in another.
    Anyway with all the fun and excitement my kids had she forgot her purse with an ipod in it.
    You could imagine. Did not realize until late that she forgot her purse. (my daughter is only 9 yrs old)
    Anyway i thought it was lost, someone picked it up and ran with it.
    In my surprise worried all night. Called in the morning they were still closed.
    Decided to drive down. When i got there i saw through the window, staff were working hard.
    I pounded on the window, someone saw me. I called them to tell them who i was. I asked them if they found a purse, in my shock they said yes.
    Wow what a relief. In todays society it is rare that you find honesty.
    I am very impressed. Not only with there food, but also with their staff .
    Thank you,
    Mary

  • Order: Buffet
 
BarrieFoodie381
4 Reviews
2012/02/19
  • AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Our family LOVES this place, we'd even moved 5 hours away and would make a special trip and do the drive just to come here- it's that amazing!

    We'd gone in 1 day a bit early & met the owner (who was quite a gentleman & held the door for myself & 2 daughters ;)

    My (now) hubby even proposed here :)

    We bring friends here and promote it whenever we have the chance, our girls (who are fussy eaters, won't eat anything green, hate mushrooms etc) ALWAYS find food to eat here and leave with overstuffed bellies :)

    Great selection, great food, great service--SIMPLY GREAT--you won't be disappointed!!!

  • Order: eat eat anything & everything here ;)
 
johnnylovesfood
5 Reviews
2011/09/12
  • johnny loves food
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I searched buffets in ontario on You Tube and Market Buffet popped up. It now the evening of Monday Septermber 12 2011. I will check this smorgasbord in the near future. A lot you fellow patrons were stumped to have to prepay before you are allowed to eat upon those plastic plates. Well, welcome to the American style of Buffets. I go to Golden Corral and the Olde Country Buffet Market Buffet follows similar suit. I like how the menu changes everyday. Not the case at the U.S. Buffets. Oh remember in America you find areas where you Prepay for gasoline. After 4 PM, the American buffets serve STEAK. TWO INCH THICK STEAK. I will eat about 4 or 5 steaks and were not talking tiny slivers of steak; but eacn steak fills a large dish plate. John Pinette is a 500 pound comedian who jokes about showing up to these buffets and scaring the owners with his voracious appetite. Like mine. You can pay $25 per head at Mandarin Buffet.
    In closing I went to the Mohigan Sun Buffet in Connecticut to the $26 dollar FOUR SEASONS BUFFET. This is the best buffet that I have personally experienced . The clams were very fresh so as the crab legs and sushi. The pastas and pizzas were memorable. The Beef Brisket and Prime Rib Roast were barbecue grilled to a beautiful pink hue inside. The taste was heavenly. What a grilled morsel of prime beef should be. Flavourful, moist and soft not at all chewy. Well lets get back to the Market Buffet. Some would say it was like Trucker type truck stop food. That is what you will all encounter at the Olde Country Buffet and Golden Corral Buffet south of the border folks. The americans charge $11 bucks at their buffets.

  • Order: Always the meat
 
gpl
12 Reviews
2011/08/29
  • We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 8
  • We went here to celebrate my sister's birthday. We had no idea what to expect, but my sister said she likes it. We were here on a Saturday night, and the price was 14.99 per person - and kids 3 and under were free! Which is perfect, considering we had 3 young ones with us as well!

    The only "bad" things I would have to say about this place is that we had to prepay for our meals, which upon entering, depending on when you go and who's in front/behind you, you could either feel like herded cattle or you just don't know where your place in line is. It took quite a bit for us to get through to pay and get our drinks - 2.99 for unlimited pop - but once we were through we were seated immediately. If you go at rush hour, don't expect to get a quiet spot, but at the same time, it wasn't overly loud or have much echo! There weren't many booths, and the tables are semi-cozy next to each other.

    That being said, our server was quite attentive to us, even though she seemed to have endless amounts of tables, the staff were pleasant and helpful.

    The food was pretty delicious! The highlights for us: They had everything from a taco table to roast stations which included roasts and ribs! One of the roasts had been sitting under the heat lamp for a little too long which was still tasty with the yummy gravy! The other, was very succulent and moist. They had quite a display for desserts too, when we got in, they had cheesecake, however that went quickly and by the time we got to dessert, they had replaced it with chocolate cream pie. They had an array of toppings for soft serve (and I think varieties of ice cream as well, but don't quote me on that as I was far too stuffed to even think of ice cream).

    They also had a salad and fruits bar too. Perfect! Everything was good! Not many complaints with any of the food at all! We will definitely be back, if only we had a place like this closer to our side of Toronto!

    The only odd thing I'd have to say, is that they have sign to tip for good service - which you don't really know how good the service will be, so some of us didn't have change and put the tips on their credit or debit... some of us got the change to put on the table, and some of us didn't... we were a little puzzled with that but we're thinking the tips are shared.

  • Order: All you can eat buffet
 
AdamS
1 Review
2011/03/29
  • Will not Return!!! Worst Restaurant in Barrie
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • My fiance and I went to Market Buffet and Grill for lunch today and upon entering it wasn't a bad place, the young guy who greeted us at the front counter seemed very nice and was polite.

    The waitress was slightly less than what I would expect as she was not overly friendly and she did seem to happy when she asked me "how is everything" before I even had any food. My response was " I don't know I haven't had anything yet".

    From there the service was downhill.

    The food was cold and not fresh, the best part of the meal sadly was the "POGO" (corndog) which they don't even make there, it is a commercially prepared food (hard to screw up).

    Bottom line, you will never catch us at this restaurant again.

  • Order: two buffet meals, and two soft drinks.
 
RachelBarker
1 Review
2010/10/04
  • Fantastic!!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I LOVE this place!!! This was the 3rd time I've gone and, like each time before, the food was excellent! The variety is amazing! Awesome!

  • Order: Steak, Corn on the cob, Broccoli and cheese, mac and cheese, meat loaf, ect.
 
KCD
3 Reviews
2010/06/22
  • Last buffet I'll visit
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • This is the last buffet I'll try. It is by far the best that I've ever been to. The food was great, the service was extremely friendly, and unlike some buffets where you get that sick feeling after from poor quality food, I actually felt like I ate a proper meal.

    I would 100% recommend this to anyone around the Barrie area who likes buffets

  • Order: Everything
 
KitchenerFoodie832
1 Review
2009/12/22
  • I was surprised at having to pay first but...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I was surprised at having to pay first but understood why afterwards.
    I t is quite spacious and its nice that you can just get up and leave when you are done

    There is a wide selection of choices of food to suite everyone and the the food stations are kept clean and well maintained.

    I thought the food was excellent and well prepared. It tasted great

    While I agree if you are looking for high class, trhis is not the plce to go. If you want a basic down to earth meal with lots of choices, its well worth the money for it and nobody needs to go away hungry or disappointed

    I will definately go back again as it was quite enjoyable

  • Order: tacos, salads chicken pulled beef, variety of desserts, blueberry cobbler,
 
LorrieR
4 Reviews
2009/12/02
  • Ok, so if you're looking for high class food, and...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • Ok, so if you're looking for high class food, and china dinnerware.. this is not your place. If you're looking for down home cooking with a lot of variety to your choices and looking to fill your belly... this is the place. For 15.00 you can eat all you want. You have your salad bar, your fruit bar, soup/chili, your grill (the way you want it) and there's almost always fish, burgers, pizza or grilled cheese for little ones. The dish not to pass is the meatloaf!!!!!!! I will say, some nights are better then others, and you should call a head of time as they have theme nights. You might enjoy one night more then the others. But from the opinion of a family of 5, with 3 children ranging from 3-18.. this place has it all. Besides, where else can I find bread pudding the way that grandma used to make it. :o)

  • Order: The works :o)
 
Dave
5 Reviews
2009/09/10
  • We fully agree with the comments of...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • We fully agree with the comments of "foodcritic20". Not worth you time nor money. They got me once...but never again.

  • Order: buffet menu
 
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