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Pizza Ranch

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448 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8121
+1 515-978-6603
11:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of pizzas. Asked and they made the pizza of our choice...chicken is good. Staff pleasent. Needs a litl cleanin. Will go back.

Thank Google U
Ankeny, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Saturday night 7 pm when you think buffet you think there will actually be food on the buffet line, right? Wrong! There was nothing but crumbs at the desert bar, the pizza bar and the salad bar too! We got our drinks and waited for a bit then went to the register and got our $$ back. Won't be returning,... More 

Thank Jerry M
West Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This place is generally packed, the buffet is not very large, and you end up waiting around for a lot of food. Anytime there is a charity night it is even worse. However the food itself is actually very tasty. Unfortunately the layout of the restaurant and the size of the seating area makes it very difficult to maneuver with... More 

Thank FoodGirl101
West Des Moines
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Don't go if you don't want to slip on wet floors and be served by kids. Yes it's a self serve buffet but on charity nights someone group serves you for tips whether you want them to or not. Turned my stomach having non-professionals taking my glass and refilling and taking stuff of the table. Very noisy too.

Thank Alyse C
Ludington, Michigan
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352 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We have ordered from this place in the past, and now two times in a row we have waited over 60 minutes for delivery. If you are in no hurry and don't mind your pizza or chicken slightly on the warm side, then have delivery. Otherwise go pick it up yourself or eat at their location.

Thank David W
Lewis Center, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We arrived several minutes after the lunch buffet ended on a Wednesday. Ashly without hesitation said we could still have the buffet and asked what kind of fresh pizzas she could make for us! That's service above and beyond!

Thank Bruce K
Ludington, Michigan
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352 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We ordered on line to go, and came through picking up the meals in faster time than you can at other branded fast food places, and this is not fast food, its good food fast! I especially love their chicken, but my family loves the great pizza, and you can have them built to order. Yum!

Thank David W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Has a lot of choices from salads to pizza and chicken . Good sweets also great price and good locations

Thank Jody C
Norwalk, Iowa
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The good - chicken and lots of flavors of soda...everything else not so good. I don't know what they changed in the pizza sauce over the years but it has a very bland taste now. The mashed potatoes are definitely instant and very gross. The salad bar was pretty much empty at 6:15 at night which is not good way... More 

Thank KC_Chief_32
Kenyon, Minnesota
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204 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I was traveling in Iowa with two motor coaches and needed a place for a late lunch for 85 people. We were going to arrive about 2 p.m. when they usually close the buffet. The manager was so great and worked with me and continued the buffet until we all had eaten. Of course, I had talked to him months... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8121
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waukee
  • Phone Number: +1 515-978-6603

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