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“A Cut Above the Rest--The Wood Grill Buffet” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wood Grill Buffet

Wood Grill Buffet
Ranked #7 of 251 Restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington, DC
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Cut Above the Rest--The Wood Grill Buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Our family likes buffets, though I do try to avoid them as eating too much is the inevitable result. We stumbled upon the Wood Grill Buffet on Trip Advisor looking for restaurants in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area. We have a timeshare in nearby Massanutten and visit this area often.

Unlike many buffets, each table has an assigned waitstaff person. Ours was very attentive and service was first rate. The food is varied from hush puppies to steak, shrimp to barbecued ribs. The french fries were quite good, as were the homemade potato chips. There is a wide array of vegetables, multiple meat and fish dishes, and some excellent dinner rolls. Pizza is even available. Virtually everyone will find something to like here.

Desserts were remarkable both in terms of the variety and the quality. Among the offerings were several pies, as well as various cookies, cakes and other goodies. The pecan pie I had and the sugar cookies were particularly tasty.

I found the fried chicken a bit dry and different members of our party found one dish or another not to their liking. However, in general the dishes were much better than what I have found in most buffets. Even the coffee was superior to what I have had in much higher priced restaurants.

In short, The Wood Grill Buffet is a great place to take your family of all ages and a great place to satisfy the culinary wants of almost anyone, from vegetarians to meat and potatoes folks, all at a cost that will not break the bank.

Prices were reasonable as well. The bill for the four of us with tax was less than $60.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very, very good this time around!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Everything was great this time! I'm glad it was so good. The salad stuff was a nice variety and fresh and chilled. It was nice to put it on chilled plates( cold plates in the cooler next to hot plates).
The bar was well stocked and very clean. Amazing variety of foods for every taste, even the picky eaters or the health nuts. Sugar free deserts for people who need or want that.
Price can seem a little high but its worth it.
Waitress was very nice and did an excellent job. Even being at a buffet tipped her really well. They sang the birthday song and brought pie to the birthday people. A lot of people don't realize your servers only make around $2.15 an hour (or close to that amount, depending on states and areas you visit, varies a little). They have other duties other than just bringing items you may need. If they do a decent job for you, then tip them well, they deserve it! Could you imagine waiting on someone for so little!! Don't be greedy and take care of the people that take care of you.
It reflected at this restaurant today that they must have good help because it was very clean and in the best shape I've seen it in.

Can't wait to enjoy this fine restaurant again, in the past when it wasn't on its best I've said so, and this time was delicious:-)

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2 Thank Carla P
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

What a place! It was my first time here and I’ll definitely be back. The food is fresh and tasty. Their steaks are just great! You will spend great time as a couple or as a family. Waiters are very friendly and super customs oriented which is very important. It shows that management of this place pays a lot of attention to the services. Well done Wood Grill Buffet!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew D
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Clayton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Large selection, good food, decent price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

The Wood Grille Buffet is always a stop for us when staying at nearby Massanutten Resort. The selection and quality are always much better than Old Country Buffet. The staff kept all of the items replenished so the food was always fresh. Great desserts and carving stations.

This place can get pretty crowded so plan accordingly. If you've never been here you should give it a try.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shadow310
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Hamburg, NJ
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mediocre food and lots of it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

I thought most of the food was mediocre. The salad bar was decent and everything looked fresh, but everything else was ok. Jack of all trades but master of none. There was a wide variety but you would be better off picking a restaurant that specializes in a particular cuisine. Dessert was not good, marshmallows were stale, cookies were hard. On the plus side my kids loved it and no waiting.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jwrva
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