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Buford’s: Proud of Our History, Excited to Serve New Generations

Buford’s is the region’s premier restaurant, with a broad selection of sumptuous entrees including steaks, seafood, pastas, BBQ, salads and sandwiches, along with a wide variety of appetizers, sides, and desserts. Our ever-changing specials ensure that you will always find something new!  Join us on Friday and Saturday nights for our mouth watering prime rib.  Come early to get yours before it’s gone! 

Our full-service bar offers domestic and craft beers, both in bottles and on tap. Our variety of wines include popular local favorites.  Classic cocktails and mixed drinks are always available. 

Come in with your family and friends to enjoy an outstanding dining experience in an upscale casual environment.  Our friendly staff are sure to please and are poised to welcome you back on your return visit.

Have a group?  Private dining rooms are available at Buford’s for family gatherings, reunions, business meetings, club events, sports teams and more!   Our large banquet and event space is famous for hosting the finest wedding celebrations in the area. We are the home of renowned charity balls, dances, concerts, meetings and conventions. 

Are you hosting an event at your own location?   Buford’s will soon be offering full-service catering to make your next event the best it can be! 

Ready to make more than just a night of it?  Check out the Stay & Play options at the Best Western Starlite Village (event tab).  Book our popular Romance Package or enjoy the outdoors with our Stay & Play Golf or Stay & Kayak Packages.

  Buford’s is located inside the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites at the Junction of Highway 169 and Highway 7 in northwest Fort Dodge.  Free parking is available.

Buford’s is locally owned and operated.  We hope to serve you soon!  Come and enjoy the best dining experience in Fort Dodge!

Italian Rigatoni with meatballs on a plate
Cajun Andouille with pita bread
double down burger with onion rings, bacon, and fries
Harvest Chicken Salad