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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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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95 reviews
36 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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23 reviews
5 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I had the pleasure of having lunch at Oceans Buffet today. I primarily dined on food that came from the freshly cooked hibachi line. Delicious shrimp and vegetables! I also had some very good egg drop soup and fried shrimp from the buffet. Everything was great! The bill for 4 of us came to $37. Not bad at all for... More 

Thank GeoShero
Miami, Florida, United States
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I will say that the ambience does suggest that these are cheap eats. Right next to The Oaks Mall, the food is decent, but there is choice. Popular things such as ice cream, hibachi and sushi are available. I have had turkey and roast beef at this buffet. However, the fried rice and General's Chicken are not as good as... More 

Thank Edwin A
Crystal River, Florida
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253 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I have learned to go to buffets only at peak times to avoid food that has been sitting too long and is dried out so I felt good going here at 5:30pm. I was extremely disappointed to have several "hot dishes" that were cold. Additionally, most of the food was below the standard I grew used to having on Long... More 

Thank Bigal1217
Gainesville, Florida
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Today for some reason the sushi was not on point like it usually is, it wasn't as fresh. The buffet was very good I did enjoy the variety of food on the bar.

Thank KEENA61
Columbus, Ohio
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and there was something for everyone. Our picky daughter loves rice and honey chicken...check! My hubby and I enjoy a variety of items, but I have to say my favorite here was the salt and pepper shrimp (I added a little sauce from the General Tso's chicken) and the fried fish. The in-laws enjoy the... More 

Thank hollyrey
Old Town, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

They have a great selection of food to choose from along with fresh food you pick to be grilled how you like. There food ranges from American to Chinese.

Thank Miranda D

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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, Japanese, Sushi, Seafood, Asian
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?