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Big Marina Grill and Deli

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4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-1945
+1 763-571-0222
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love lamb, kibi, falafel, and tabouleh. If these are your kinds of food, this is a great buffet to try them all. They also have some American dishes on their buffet. The restaurant is clean but not fancy. It's serve yourself, but the staff goes out of their way to make you welcome. Filled with families, yet easy to... More 

Thank DeeElsie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I ordered food for a large catered party. I made plans with the manager more than a month in advance. I called a few days prior to the event to confirm the order of food. However on the day of the event when we went to collect the food, it was not there. They told us that they gave the... More 

1 Thank Malaika M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Small place, family style always busy, good food acceptable variety of food a good place to try something different

Thank javisan2020
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is good. They make a very nice lentil soup. The buffet selections are of a good variety. The tabouleh is heavy on the parsley and lighter on the grains, which I prefer. Not too long ago they added mussels to the seafood choices. There's a good mixture of meats, fish and vegetables. My only complaint is that the tea... More 

Thank Spaneen O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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893 reviews
652 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped in for the lunch ordered up the Gyro Sandwich to go. Large portion, fresh as can be, delicious.

Thank surestop
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I normally stop at the NY Gyro shop one block further south of the Big Marina Deli when I need a middle-eastern food fix. I read some of the reviews here before my trip to BMD and was kind of uncertain about what to expect. Rest assured good readers as of my Feb 3rd 2017 visit to BMD the buffet... More 

Thank LaLaLaLa L
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Menue changes often, but is a fun place to go for comfort food. They have great tea and lots of deserts. Make sure you save room.

Thank Gayle J
Inverness, Florida
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Their food is spectacular or at least was..Just before we moved to Florida, the Big Marina pulled out their water fountain in the middle of the room and replaced it with hot/cold buffet tables. We recently returned to Minnesota and I wanted to go there for a middle eastern food fix. I was... More 

1 Thank BMessersmith
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This buffet was not the most awesome buffet that I had ever been to, but it was decently priced and clean. The food was good and there was a wide variety but nothing that really stood out. The soda was exceptional, I do remember that! Would go again but would not be my first choice for a buffet. Weird mix... More 

1 Thank tonip961
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I found a '2 for the price of 1' lunch buffet coupon for Big Marina several months ago and decided to try it. Much of the food looked unfamiliar to me, so I took a little of a lot of different things just to see what I liked. Surprisingly, everything was very good, and I went back for seconds for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4755 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421-1945
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Columbia Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 763-571-0222
Minneapolis, MN

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