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Farmer's Pick Buffet

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777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9299
+1 319-429-7146
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 10:30
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Liberty, Missouri
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213 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This attractive space is inside the Isle Casino. There is plenty of room so help your host select a table that works for you. The buffet is spread out, and I suggest a walk first to review the options (which can't all be seen from any vantage point). Food was fresh and well-prepared. Dessert includes many pies and cakes providing... More 

Thank Baldy47
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad you were impressed with the quality and selection at the buffet. It's great advice to make sure to scope out all the options before making a plate, you never know what you'll want to try once you see it! Overall, it sounds like you had a great time and we look forward... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The choices were endless! Seafood, roasts, Mexican, Asian, Italian, fried chicken, and so many desserts.

Thank Paula B
IsleCustomerSupport, Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Paula, it sounds like you had a delicious experience at Farmer's Pick! We always want to make sure we have a wide variety of choices to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy. We also pride ourselves on the freshness and quality of our food. Our staff works very hard at creating the best dining experience for all... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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345 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We often eat at casino buffets and the food in this was so fresh and had so much more flavor than typical buffet food. The staff was quick and friendly. The dessert section had pie and cake, as well as an oreo brownie the kids loved. We did overhear workers talking about the salad bar worker going home sick, so... More 

Thank Guitarjess
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

The title of this review is great, Jess! Before we even started reading, we had a smile. This kind of experience is what we're always shooting for, and we're glad your time here was so positive (and delicious). We hope the service and great food brings you back... We'll try and save you a seat! More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This buffet was amazing they has so many options. Steak salmon fish Mahi Mahi chicken beef salad bar.. everything was great! Would definitely eat here again! Wish I lived closer it was 17.99 for the buffet and with all the options definitely worth it!

Thank amberchap
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed dining at the buffet, Amber! We try to offer a ton of options so everyone can find something that they like, and it seems like that was a big plus for you. We look forward to having you back - Enjoy your next meal! More 

United States
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here numerous times and really want to find something I love. In fact will be there again tomorrow with some friends. Unfortunately, I always leave a little disappointed. Like many others have said, there is never a wait, even on big promotion days, which is great. Selection is generally really decent. Salad bar is always cleaned up and... More 

Thank wanderingslife
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks for continuing to visit us. It's great to have such loyal guests, and we hope we can 'wow' you the next time you visit! While being consistent can be good, we will continue to work to give you that visit you're looking for. We know it'll come - thanks for visiting, and we look forward to your next one! More 

Austin, Minnesota
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

All way's a good place to eat. A big buffet full of lot's and lot's of food and dessert's and much more to choose from. In my eye's it is a little over priced.

IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Food quality & options - that's what we're all about. Thanks for providing some feedback for us, and we hope the great things we offer keep you coming back whenever you get the hankering for a good ol' fashioned buffet. We'll save you a seat... enjoy! More 

Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had excellent food at the buffet. All hot meats, potatoes etc. great salad bar and dessert bar. Server for our drinks was very efficient.

Thank pashimp
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Treating yourself to a nice getaway can be just what the doctor ordered. Great food makes for a wonderful way to unwind and relax. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another wonderful... More 

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176 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a breakfast buffet one Sat. We were surprised how quickly we got in, not at all busy. Food was OK but you could tell it had been there awhile because it was lukewarm, if not cold. Nice variety, not much for pastries. We had to flag down a server for more coffee. For the price, not impressed.

Thank Marlys V
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us, Marlys. We're glad that you could sit down and enjoy a little food on your Saturday, but we wish we left a better impression. We hope you decide to give us another try - Our food quality is usually much better, and we'd love the chance to prove that. Thank you for your feedback, and we... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat ! I would recommend coming here for all ages . Great food great service and the hotel is a great place to stay .

Thank Tomenne
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Thanks for passing along such great feedback to us! We really appreciate your kind words. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy visiting us as much as we love having you! Great food and great service just can't be beat so that's what we always strive to give at Farmer's Pick. We hope to see you back again... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We were there on a Sunday morning, expecting a long wait but that didn't happen. The buffet isn't extensive but everything was well prepared and hot. By 11:30a they started adding lunch options, in addition to the breakfast choices.

Thank Janis K
IsleCustomerSupport, Guest Relations Manager at Farmer's Pick Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Janis, we appreciate you taking the time to relay to us some details about your experience with our buffet. We hope you were cheering hooray that there wasn't a long line at our buffet! When your stomach is grumbling, you most definitely want to listen to people in line mumbling. We try our best to ensure that our guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Japanese, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 Isle of Capri Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50701-9299
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-429-7146
At Farmer's Pick Buffet, our chefs work with local farmers and businesses to provide guests with the freshest ingredients in order to create a flavorful menu that provides pure satisfaction with every bite. From the new-and-improved dessert station, to delicious new menu items, Farmer's Pick Buffet is sure to have something for everyone!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?