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“Not as advertised”
Review of Starvin Marvin's

Starvin Marvin's
Ranked #103 of 352 Restaurants in Branson
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet
Description: In 1984 Larry and Jeanette Rogers made the move of their dreams. They loved the Ozark Mountains and while they owned their own restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana their hearts belonged to Missouri. With each other, they took a leap of faith. Starvin' Marvin's was originally in a log cabin just west of Silver Dollar City. As Branson boomed, Starvin' Marvin's moved to the "strip." Locals came to enjoy the quality of their homemade food. Cashew and Sweet & Sour chicken, hand battered onion rings, smoked BBQ ribs and saddle blanket sized pork tenderloin were just a few of the favorites. In 1994, they decided to bring some of their own heritage Cajun cooking into Marvin's. Known for their "seafood with a Cajun attitude" the addition was a success. Customers come for the All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet and "The best legs in town." In August of 2019, after years of serving their customers, their son Duane purchased Starvin' Marvin's from them to continue the family legacy.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based upon the reviews and the restaurant’s website, we were expecting some authentic Cajun food. The fried shrimp and frog legs were good, as was the peel and eat shrimp. However, we were totally disappointed in the boiled crawfish. It must have been boiled for 20 minutes because it was extremely gummy. Additionally, it tasted like swamp water. We won’t be going back to eat here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Amanda R, Owner at Starvin Marvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you thought the shrimp and frog legs were good. We do apologize if we didn't hit the mark for the remainder of your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in after being at White Water. It looked like a ok buffet. The price should have made us leave but we stayed. The food was cold, tasteless and really lacked appeal. I ate and within 30 minutes had to stop and was throwing up. Made it another 45 minutes had to stop again. Eat there with caution. What a waste of hard earned money.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank KimE702
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Amanda R, Owner at Starvin Marvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We so thank you for making us aware of this experience. We do apologize that this was your experience. Management was notified of this review and food was checked as well as Heath Inspected.

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Reviewed 8 August 2021

This was one of the best buffets I have been too! All the food was fresh and absolutely delicious! My husband really enjoyed the catfish with the Cajun seasoning! Sandie was our waiter and she was wonderful and was super nice to our 2 young kids!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Amanda R, Owner at Starvin Marvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this review and for sharing your experience with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the catfish and that Sandie gave you such great service.

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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Talk about a fresh buffet, this is where it’s at. The food is tasty and great!! It’s kinda pricey but so worth it. For a family of 6 we paid $127 for a great seafood buffet. Our waitress was very helpful and so nice, she did great. We where happy to spend out money there for more then one day .

Date of visit: August 2021
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Amanda R, Owner at Starvin Marvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us this review and for the valuable comments about your families experience. Being a family owned and operated business for over 37 years, such reviews help us hit the mark.

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Reviewed 7 August 2021

We enjoyed eating off the menu, but others enjoyed the buffet. Seafood was excellent! We will definitely return!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank Barbara H
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Amanda R, Owner at Starvin Marvin's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome to hear this review!

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