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Tom's Buffet

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364 Broadway St, South Haven, MI 49090-1459
+1 269-639-1666
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a great place to eat. We are just so sorry to see it closing, but understand that Tom wants to spend time with his family. Enjoy your retirement!

Thank heifer_01
Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I tried Tom's twice, many of the dishes on the buffet were empty or the stuff that had been there a while, Cold or was just crusted over. It's not good and I would not risk exposing myself or friends to bad quality food.. It's a cute place, the servers and staff are excellent but its all about the food... More 

Thank LouieBran
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went for lunch on a Monday about 1:30. Very small buffet and many of the items were either gone or almost empty and not very appetizing to look at. Beverages are extra. Old and dated decor. Mostly Chinese food. Dirty floor.

Thank Azure H
Mooresville, Indiana
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178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Maybe we didn't come when everyone else does around here, but we came during the noon hour. The food was cold. They took their sweet time refilling items from the buffet. My egg drop soup was awful...and I know egg drop soup!

Thank EggDropErin
Urbana, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I was worried that the quality has suffered as some recent reviews indicated, but I was happy to see that the quality was a good as ever. We went on a Friday night, so it was crab and steak at the buffet. All you can eat crab legs at that price (I think it was around $15) is something you... More 

Thank ze44
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Always enjoy the weekend buffet with all you can eat crab legs. The food is fresh and Tom makes his own egg rolls so they are really good and fresh.

Thank 202lynnef
London, GB
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241 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I loved their vegetable and mushroom lo mein - full of flavour and not oily. The prawns from the sweet and sour prawns were delicious - like tempura prawns. I have to admit I didn't try the sweet and sour souce (it comes separate), as it looked a bit too orange, but the noodles were moist and tasty enough that... More 

Thank Janie M
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

The food was dried out from sitting on the buffet too long. The Chinese was "American Chinese"--not authentic or creative. At least the service was good.

1 Thank 761rickh
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We love Tom, owner and chef here. Although the buffet is limited, the food that he puts out is basic and very good. The last few times we were there though the quality and supply had tapered off. I know that Tom has expressed a wish to retire for some time now and maybe he's just tired. When we have... More 

Thank Rendell W
Otsego, Michigan
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Very clean restaurant with nice décor. Very friendly staff. Outside landscape needs maintenance to create a good first impression. The food......we came into the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m.. I had the Hot & Sour soup which was good. The rest of the Buffet was cold and tasteless. Their recipe book needs some big time help. The good things about... More 

Thank JR1224

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Broadway St, South Haven, MI 49090-1459
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-639-1666

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