Grand Buffet Shutters in Festival at Bel Air

The restaurant and carryout closed over the winter.

Grand Buffet was in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center
Grand Buffet was in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center
The Grant Buffet restaurant in the Festival at Bel Air shopping center is no longer in business.

The eatery that combined Japanese, Mongolian, Chinese and American fare in a buffet and carryout setting was nonoperational in late December and as of Jan. 20, the phone was disconnected.

According to the most recent site plan of the shopping center, the 7,500-square-foot space near Advance Auto Parts and Sesason's Pizza is available for a new tenant.

Management from the Festival at Bel Air did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

What do you think about Grand Buffet closing? Tell us in the comments!
FLRush January 20, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Was just in there a couple of weeks befoe Christmas. Seemed to do a good business and we always enjoyed the food. Sorry to see them closed.
Dennis Slitzer January 20, 2014 at 08:24 PM
We used to eat lunch there almost every Sunday until we moved from Harford county a few years ago but would still eat there when we visited the Harford county area.
E January 20, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Have never eaten there but, know they have been there a long time. Sorry to see any business close. In this economy more and more people are eating at home or drive thru foods because they're cheap. Hope things change for the better soon.
Terry Feather January 21, 2014 at 06:08 AM
We will miss the Alaskan crablegs on the weekends. :-(
Jan Potochney January 21, 2014 at 07:27 AM
So sorry to hear this. Use to lunch there a couple times a month. Haven't been since November. Sad to see any business close.
Judy langenfelder January 21, 2014 at 07:43 AM
There is a new sign with a different name .
Maggie Mae McGrath January 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM
The owners live in my neighborhood. I guess they finally got busted for illegals. It was about time.
Mary-Beth Patterson January 21, 2014 at 01:40 PM
The new sign is a new Vietnamese restaurant located next door. The Grand Buffet did have good food. My family and I ate there often. Unfortunately, we stopped going as I felt it was starting to look run down and the buffet counters were dirty looking. They looked like they needed to be "scraped" clean. Never saw any bugs or anything like that. In my opinion the restaurant business is hard and long hours. Got to be too much. ????
Lois Raimondi Munchel January 21, 2014 at 05:27 PM
Sorry to see it leave. Enjoyed our meals there. We do need a good buffet in this area. I'm a vegetarian and other family members eat meat; so a buffet answers both our needs. Recently went to one in Aberdeen and though it had good reviews; we found it not to our liking. It wasn't as great as Grand Buffet. Hope it continues as a buffet similar to the Grand.
Kari Gibson January 21, 2014 at 09:54 PM
The people who owned this own rental properties on Bright Oaks Court. Their rental properties have been raided several times for illegals. A few years back one of their illegals was hit and killed while crossing 924. I lived next door to the tenants at that time and after that happened they moved in the dead of night. For days on end law enforcement was beating on doors. I understand they are dealing with federal charges and the court proceedings are expensive forcing them to close the Grand Buffet.
Eddie Stevenson January 23, 2014 at 03:09 PM
I loved the place. Sorry to see it go.
June Schmidt January 24, 2014 at 10:22 PM
We need an AMERICAN Buffet with other ethnic foods included. Bring back Cactus Willies or Golden Corral to Belair. Not another high price restaurant. The seniors need a break.
Dottie Hall January 26, 2014 at 04:01 PM
Best buffet in Harford Co. Loved seafood nites. Really gonna miss it.
Larraine Formica January 27, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Meh. We don't do buffets. All they do is encourage people to overeat.


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