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Grill Marx Pasta & Steaks

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112 2nd Ave N, Williams Lake, British Columbia V2G 1Z6, Canada (Formerly Karen's Place)
+1 250-392-6012
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Williams Lake, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The present owners are trying to sell Karen's Place. If it is not sold by mid-December they will be shutting it down permanently. It is too bad as it is in a good downtown location but not many business / office people are going there. There is a good menu range. We went there as we thought the Buffet would... More 

Thank cariboo99
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nothing fancy, just really good food. Friendly service. Only thing is that they don't have interact. Cash only.

Thank Laura A
36KarenB36, Owner at Grill Marx Pasta & Steaks, responded to this review

thank you for a great review, however we have had interact for 3 months now. but thanks again, glad you enjoyed your visit Karen More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Had a super lunch today, each of our 3 meals was great, blt sandwich was very fresh and yummy, beef stir fry had lits of veggies and not loads of onions like at some other places and my chicken thai salad was simply the best i ever had, everything in it was just perfect, not to forget the service was... More 

Thank Willy B
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106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What an excellent spot! Great local home cooking. Had the grilled beef Swiss sandwich & beef veg soup special and grilled cheese with tater tots. Definately coming back as everything was delicious and fresh. Kids meal had the smartest toys and chocolate coin set up. We came back the next day it was such a pleasant and tasty experience. Tried... More 

1 Thank J C
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had lunch here, and were very impressed with the selection and the meals we ordered. Food is great, We had the reuben and the special (chicken Caesar sandwich) which was mad with "real" chicken! And an excellent soup. Service could have been better - the waitress had lots to discuss with the kitchen staff and an individual at another... More 

1 Thank Debby68
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We had Karen's place cater our conference. Karen and Ray went out of their way to keep us fed and happy - great food and service!

1 Thank Larry D
Williams Lake, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Awesome food.. all home made food. Also awesome service. Easy to find location. Owner of this amazing restaurant is very nice, always making time to talk and get to know customers.

1 Thank Charles N
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This place used to have excellent steaks, & such. Did they lose their chef I wonder?. My cards salad was good, but that's not hard to screw up

2 Thank maddielol
36KarenB36, Owner at Grill Marx Pasta & Steaks, responded to this review

Dear Maddie, I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your resent dinning with us. No I have not recently lost a Chef. But do have some new cooks. Friday Nights are Steak night. I always ask my waitress at the end of the night if everyone was happy with their food or was their any complaints.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Great food nice people very very awesome food and love the toy my son got with his kids meal and the ice cream is awesome too...

1 Thank Jaydine P
Williams Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

When we want a good quality meal at a reasonable price, we come to Karen's Place. Love the Friday night Ethnic buffet's!

2 Thank Carrie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 2nd Ave N, Williams Lake, British Columbia V2G 1Z6, Canada (Formerly Karen's Place)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Cariboo  >  Williams Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 250-392-6012
A friendly place to sit down and relax, with either your family or just the two of you. Home cooking at its best. Great food, great service. You won't walk away hungry. Every Friday night we have our theme night buffets; every FRIDAY is different. From Mexican, Greek, Hawaiian, German, taste of the sea, taste of Europe, Jamaican, to New Orleans. And our waitresses dress up to the theme.

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