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“All quantity and low quality”

Market Buffet and Grill
Ranked #8 of 21 Quick Bites in Barrie
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I should know better by now.This is just another typical low quality buffet.I cant say that anything i ate here was particularly good or bad it was all just so so.

Date of visit: June 2018
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1  Thank IrishRover36
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

First timers, so I stuck with the ribs. Being a buffet, I ate the equivalent of more than a full rack of ribs. Better than a rib fest, where you choose one flavour (MBG has 3 flavours of ribs) and, whereas the rib fest rack has a few overcooked ribs on the end, all of the ribs you choose at MBG are juicy, meat-off -the-bone tasty. Also sampled their brisket and pot roast (both tender & juicy- delicious). Even their vegys were cooked right- the cauliflower still had a crunch to it. Dessert tray was ordinary, but I wasn't there for dessert.

Date of visit: June 2018
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1  Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There’s Sunday mornings when you just don’t feel like preparing anything. That’s the time to head to The Buffet. Decent prices (discounts for Seniors) and a comfortable atmosphere. Pay as you enter, sit and fill your face. Anything from bacon and eggs, any style, to salads and meatloaf. Great dessert section too. We like going before the go to Church gets there as it isn’t quite as busy until they roll in. Not a place we visit all the time but it’s a nice treat every so often. Cheers!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We had a family dinner tonight for a first time at this place, and sadly, all of us were disappointed with food.
1.Salmon and haddock were over cooked and dry; so is most of meat choices: over cooked and under spiced.
2. Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for salad look like they were from a day before: soggy and old.
3. French fries was barely warm and also soggy.
4. Macaroni and cheese taste like Kraft dinner, or maybe it was Kraft dinner.
All and all, food was not enjoyable, which we can not say about ice cream: that was delicious.
As for an atmosphere, it was ok, mediocre, plain and simple.
Unfortunately, we would not recommend this place and/or will return to.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank GalinaK573
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We've always enjoyed Market Buffet in the past, but in our most recent visit we were greeted by a sign explaining that due to the increase in Ontario's minimum wage that the owners have no choice but to increase the cost of the buffet.

While the minimum wage has gone up by 20.7%, Market Buffet increased their prices by 36.4% (From $10.99 to $14.99 for lunch). I've read that labour costs in the restaurant industry are roughly 33% of total expenses, so a 7% increase in pricing would be completely justified. This increase is 5x that.

While I understand the need to increase prices for a variety of reasons, blaming this increase on the legal requirement to pay a living wage to employees is misleading and outright manipulative.

I'm frustrated and disappointed that Market Buffet is attempting to vilify labour laws and workers rights.

Date of visit: March 2018
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4  Thank Luke G
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