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3505 Metro Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7733
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Carter Lake
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great food, plenty of seating, always bringing out fresh chicken and pizza! You can order a "special" pizza if you don't see what you like on the food bar. :)

Thank C2317TYbarbaram
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not really "buffet people" ....but the offerings were o.k. ...we tried it so we could tase a little of everything....The pizza was only fair, ...the salad bar was pretty normal fare...most things were very ..Average....but, I was lucky and got some of the freshly fried chicken....WOW ...very good indeed...the place seems to need a good cleaning,...so, I dont know if... More 

Thank nadman2016
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have to say that when my in laws mentioned a pizza buffet I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised when we were able to have a private room in order to accommodate our 20 plus family members. The food was fresh, the service was fast and friendly.

Thank jeremy m
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139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I've never been to a buffet where the salad bar was completely empty of lettuce! Had to ask someone to refill it. Chicken area only had a couple pieces left. Floors were sticky, drink area needed to be cleaned. We sat our drinks on a table and when we went back with our food they had cleaned them off! Really... More 

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Omaha, Nebraska
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This places has the best fried chicken! I love that they have other items besides pizza to choose from. The mashed potatoes are awesome. They have fresh soup every day and a great salad bar. I also love that you can request a specific pizza and they will bring it to your table first before putting it on the buffet.... More 

Thank Sharon O
Manilla, Iowa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were in the area doing some shopping and decided to eat at Pizza Ranch. After we found a table it seemed a little cool but thought it was because it was only 19 outside that day. As we were trying to eat I heard a lady at the next table ask if the heat was working, she was told... More 

Thank Marjorie J
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320 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We enjoy indulging in "the Ranch" when passing through upper midwest cities that are home to the Pizza Ranch. Our children particularly enjoy the wide variety of options- salad bar, soups, pizzas, bread sticks, fried chicken, bbq chicken, wings, mashed potatoes and gravy, fries, etc. Oh, and the dessert pizza, I can't forget the dessert pizza. We always leave way... More 

Thank okmac
Waynesville, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

We actually stumbled upon this restaurant when trying to find a Pizza Hut. Glad we did as the buffet was better. All four of my children (ages 4, 7, 8, 12) as well as my husband and I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Great service and the restaurant even has a small room with a mini basketball court for the... More 

Thank Angie L
Rowlett, Texas
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

There is a buffet with pizza and fried chicken that is great for families. Their fried chicken is the best! I wish I had that recipe to make it like that at home as there is not a Pizza Ranch in my state.

Thank Carol W
Clay Center, KS
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

The food is okay, even good but way too expensive for a buffet that isn't unique or healthy. Pizza and salad bar, fried chicken and normal sides, ice cream and drinks all included in the price of about $10. I would rather go to a more expensive chain and get a lunch special.

Thank enteJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3505 Metro Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-7733
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
Part of the Pizza Ranch chain

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