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Altoona Gourmet Buffet

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520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602-2802
+1 814-942-6663
11:00 - 21:00
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

First, you get your option of booth or table. They are very accommodating with your request. Next, when you visit the buffet, you have your choice of salad, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Chinese, American and Sushi. Always 2 soup choices and 2 main meat choices, ie. Ham, Steak, Sausage and always fried chicken. Then the desert bar has too many... More 

Thank Deborah S
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This place has an enormous selection of food and is very fresh. To top it off, they also have a hibachi grill!

2 Thank wmellott79
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

My family dines here often. I love everything chicken...and they have lots to choose from. My son loves the frog legs. They have a large salad bar and American Foods such as french fries, chicken tenders, pizza, ect. I've always seen fresh food, clean tables/buffet, and attentive staff. My daughter loves the fountain and live turtles in the lobby.

Thank 5377fam
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

I went there for dinner with friends, because we saw good commends online. I like hibachi, and I picked some scallop, noodles, and vegetable and told chef cook well done. When I went home I started to throw up and had very bad stomachache, for two days I couldn't eat anything. I believe the scallops i ate were bad or... More 

Thank Fortunewookie
Colver, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Definitely a wide assortment for Chinese food. This is a great place to go with a large appetite. Also, if you have people in your crowd that do not enjoy Chinese food, they have American options on the buffet.

Thank Holli U
Ashville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

While its not the most authentic Chinese. It is however one of the best places in the area to get good food at a decent price compared to most. The Hibachi Grill is where you get the best food compared to the rest of the buffet which is typical buffet food.

Thank Adam K
Triangle, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

One of the few left in town. Use to go to Hong Kong Buffet all the time, but they had to close for personal reasons. The Gourmet Buffet is the Next Best Place to dine! If you have sensitivities to perfumes and such ...you may want to choose a table rather than a booth! Last time there, someone bathed in... More 

Thank Pb4xav
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

If you are looking for selection this is your place, however food is sub par, not good Chinese, and everything else tastes like its off a bad buffet ( it is a buffet)

Mattawamkeag, Maine
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

One of the best buffets in the area, happened upon it while shopping in Altoona and decided to give it a try. Place was very busy but was seated right away, waitresses were always there keeping drinks full and removing plates. Food was very good, a very good selection and also suschi bar. Will definatly go back when I am... More 

1 Thank fireeater77
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

We really enjoy the buffet. We especially like being able to choose what we want to have cooked for us on the grill. My boyfriend loves the sushi. The service is usually very good and the place is clean.

Thank Bobbi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 W Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16602-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 814-942-6663

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