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“Eat there often”
Review of Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet
Ranked #76 of 108 Restaurants in Elmira
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Linden, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Eat there often”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

My family typically eats here when we are in the area. They need to keep on the their cleaning; however. The floors to the restroom were slippery and dangerous and the rest rooms were a disaster. The food is good, though.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprisely good buffet”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Cotton candy wow! Slush heaven for my teenager. I don't go to buffet but I enjoy this one. Steak was excellent, ham a little salty but it is ham. Beans salad was not to my liking but the rest was very good. For under 45,00 for 1 adult and 2 teens not bad. Service was outstanding not dirty plate stay on the table.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Francine B
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Elmira, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NOT WORTH IT”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Been to many buffets over the years and learned that while I can't expect the best some may surprise you. This is not the case with OCB. I have eaten at OCB's in the past in different locations in different states and this was the worst of them. The place was dirty and the food was the worst I ever had. Cold food was hot (salad) and hot food was cold (shrimp, roasted beast, and pizza(?)). Their so called Mongolian Stir Fry was the biggest joke of all. A single stir fry pan over a burner I swear I saw in my high school science class 20 years ago and four choices of stir fry (one of which wasn't even available) is not what one would expect when they made such a big fuss about this feature. As for cleanliness the place wasn't to bad but I noticed that every employee that walked by our table (which was near the waitress station in a nearly deserted restaurant) ignored the dropped fried chicken bones in the center of the isle. Overall I would tell anyone who asks, or reading this, don't waist your time or money. The better choice, even if they are limited, would be to go to 5 Guys right up the road from OCB (in the Best Buy/Target Plaza).

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Robert H
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Alfred, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great comfort food and all you can eat!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

A food chain business with lots of room, food selection and unlimited beverages. More family setting, definitely not a formal restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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Mansfield PA
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not that bad!”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Despite the other negative reviews, this place isn't all that bad. Both Sunday brunch and dinner are excellent values, and the variety of foods served is wonderful. Yes, the ice cream machine can get messy, and with as many people working there, it could be cleaner. Still, it is a good value for your money and a terrific opportunity to people watch.

  • Visited November 2012
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