St. Paul >Food & Dining > Old Country Buffet
2120 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN | Directions 5511644.917879 -93.189955
Come Hungry – This is a nice, clean buffet. I'm always surprised at the variety of foods, particularly meats: the often have steak, shrimp, and such. They also have an impressive salad bar. Each day and each night has a different menu, so you can go often and not get bored.
Self-service restaurant satisfies budget-conscious families with all-you-can-eat, all-American home-style cooking. – In Short
A strip-mall mainstay throughout U.S. suburbs, this buffet-style restaurant caters to ravenous families who pay a flat per-head fee for all the comfort food they can chow down. Serving stations present everything from fried chicken to shrimp scampi, macaroni and cheese to steamed veggies. A do-it-yourself dessert bar allows diners to make their own sugary indulgence from a supply of brownies and cakes, syrupy toppings and multiple flavors of soft-serve ice cream.
Not your Vegas Buffet – My wife and I had been in Vegas, where we went to a couple of buffets. That was last summer and we were feeling a bit nostalgic for a buffet. Since the OCB was close, we figured what the heck. Yeah, it ended up being a bad idea. As you can imagine, it was a lot of random items sitting under heat lamps. The mac and cheese was so bad and runny that it ruined everything else on my plate, which I concluded had already been ruined. The fried chicken was edible, and I did really like the dessert bar, but I think it will be some time before I forget how bad this place really is.
A real meal deal – A quick and varied lunch at least once a month satisifies my appetite. For under $8 (with tax) to get a lunch with a choice of salad, entree and dessert and different drinks with each course is great deal. I usually do water, diet Sprite, then decaf coffee. And I'm so happy they have something diet other than Coke or Pepsi. Everything tastes great, and I control the portions. For weekday lunches, seating has always been immediate.
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