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Ocean Buffet

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6795 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605-4312
+1 352-331-1700
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It looks clean. Large dining area. But the food was unremarkable. We tried it but won't make a return trip.

Thank Rightwhale
Goffstown, New Hampshire
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My plan was to have just salad, but this buffet offers so much food, I gave in and tried a lot...broccoli and chicken, saluted green beans, general Gao's, lo mein. I could go on and on. A good variety of soups and desserts. There is a section of fresh meats and vegetables that can be "custom" cooked for you, too.... More 

Thank maryannGoffstown_Nh
Atlanta, Georgia
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475 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best buffet I have ever had. I have been to Asian buffets before, but none with the quality of food here. It also had the largest selection I have seen. The price for lunch was crazy, $7.99, plus we got a 10% senior discount on top of that. The seafood was fantastic & so many selections. I... More 

Thank StevenHScher
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The buffet is well stocked and I have never run into empty dishes when I have visited there. The food is always hot and tasty. They also offer Sushi if that is your fancy. The servers are always around filling drinks and picking up dishes. Lots of seating and the restaurant is always busy.

Thank Kerry C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Clean good food. Friendly staff. Was surprised at the variety. Easy to get to and plenty of parking. Did I tell you the food was good? We will return

Thank TheBrat1211
Crestview, Florida
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304 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Food was plentiful and pretty darn good. Took a chance at 3 pm on a Sunday, was hoping that the buffet was not too old. Meaning that we hoped they replenished it regularly. We were not disappointed, they kept the buffet fully stocked. And the quality was worth the trip, we will be back.

Thank ScubaRock
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I have been going to the Ocean Buffet in Gainesville since it first opened. This goes back probably 8 years. I have NEVER been displeased with anything or anyone there. It is a wonderful place to eat. The food is always delicious and the wait staff is always wonderful. It is always crowded with VERY happy customers. The price is... More 

1 Thank GeoShero
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to this fantastic buffet style eatery did not disappoint. There's a mouth watering selection of ready prepared food available and you can eat just as much as you want, it is also possible to get fresh food cooked to order too. All for a gob smacking incredibly cheap $8 provided you order before 3pm.... absolutely unbeatable value... More 

Thank Redmic99
Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stumbled on Ocean's Buffet as it was close to our hotel. Appreciated seeing a giant bottle of hand sanitizer for buffet guests upon checking in at hostess stand. Dining area was clean and buffet was tended, filled, and cleaned regularly while we were there. Value for what is offered is very good. Large selections of Asian and American food for... More 

1 Thank c a
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A group of6 ladies had the buffet lunch. All were pleasantly surprised. The buffet had so many choices and each item we tried was delicious! Lots of seafood, sushi, and even roast beef. All for a very reasonable price.

Thank Gator21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6795 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605-4312
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-331-1700

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