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Buffet Hours & Pricing
Closed
Lunch10:30 AM - 4:00 PM$14.99Lunch10:30 AM - 4:00 PM$14.99Lunch10:30 AM - 4:00 PM$14.99Lunch10:30 AM - 4:00 PM$14.99Lunch10:30 AM - 4:00 PM$14.99
Evening4:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16.99Evening4:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16.99Evening4:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16.99Evening4:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16.99Evening4:00 PM - 9:00 PM$16.99
Weekend10:30 AM - 9:00 PM$16.99Weekend10:30 AM - 9:00 PM$16.99

Kids Pricing

1-12:
$1.00 / year of age
Drink is included in buffet pricing. Call for Senior pricing. All prices listed are before tax and subject to change without notice.

About Pizza Ranch Waukee

Ready for a legendary experience? Visit Pizza Ranch to find cravable pizza, the Country’s Best Chicken®, crisp salad and veggies, and savory starters like Cheesy Ranch Stix! Find the best buffet in town with convenient delivery, online ordering, and catering services. Schedule your next meeting or party in our two community rooms that seat up to 60!

We’re located in the west Des Moines suburb, just minutes from parks, schools, and golf courses—including the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. We support local Waukee organizations with Community Impact events, and would love to help support yours! Call us today for more information.
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Special Pricing

Kids Eat Free

Tuesday4pm-9pm
Free
One child 12 & under per full-priced paying adult.

Take 2

EverydayRegular Buffet Hours
$8.00
To-go only. Includes 2 slices of pizza or 2 pieces of chicken (or one of each) plus 2 sides. Or build your own salad from the salad bar. Drinks and additional sides are available for additional cost.
Explore the Local Menu

New at Pizza Ranch Waukee

Pizza Ranch is featuring a new, limited time salad on our Salad Bar! The Italian Chopped Salad features romaine lettuce, pepperoni, black olives, red peppers, sliced banana peppers, shaved parmesan cheese, and croutons. Try it with our Italian Herb Vinaigrette. Add it to a plate of your Pizza Ranch favorites during your next visit to our buffet or make it your main entree.

How do you top Pizza Ranch's Cheesy Ranch Stix? Any way you want! Our new Loaded Cheesy Ranch Stix are now topped with an extra layer of flavor. Skillet crust, melty cheese, herbs and spices, and up to two of your favorite toppings! They're the ultimate appetizer on the buffet or on the go.

Recent Reviews

4.2 out of 5
Rating 4.2
(173 Total Reviews)
  • Rating 5.0
    The restaurant was incredibly clean. Restroom was very clean as well. There was only one man working in the front but he did a great job balancing all the tasks to make sure everything was running smooth.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thank you, Sarah M, for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear you had a great experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope to serve you again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Great food. Very clean. The works were GREAT.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks so much for the review, Kenneth! We hope you'll come back soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Food and service was great as always!
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks Dave! We hope to see you again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Food and service were outstanding!
  • Rating 2.0
    good chicken
  • Rating 1.0
    The buffet had only one ‘one’ topping pizza and all the rest were ‘specials’ (veggie, chicken ranch, etc) that no one was taking. The entire time we were there, no new pizza came out. Pizza Ranch buffet used to always have at least a pepperoni and beef or cheese out at all times. The buffet is way overpriced. We spent over $90 for 6 of us and that included an 11 year old and a buy one get one 1/2 off. Disappointed with what used to be a great place to visit.
  • Rating 5.0
    The chicken is the Best around. The meat is tendeotr and moist. The skin is very good. The salad is always fresh. The chocolate chip cookies one of a kind. This is to say the rest of the food is wonderful, hot and plenty to go around.
  • Rating 5.0
    Always great food selection at the Waukee Pizza Ranch.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks John! We appreciate the kind words! Come again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Food was fresh & hot!!
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks Julie! Come again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Food was tasty, hot and place was clean as a whistle.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for visiting, Gary! We hope to see you again soon!
  • Rating 1.0
    We went to Waukee pizza ranch around 4:30 food was old cold when we were ready to leave our 2 year old wanted to take her chicken leg home because it was hot she was not allowed to take it the lady said she couldn't take it with her
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    I'm sorry you did not enjoy your visit, Bonnie. I will discuss these issues with our managers to make sure we improve!
  • Rating 4.0
    Friendly cashier and other employees.

    Good bus service clearing used plates.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for visiting, Warren! Please come back soon!
  • Rating 1.0
    Disappointed. Food was fine/good but issues with staff cleaning and loud group. When we entered there was an EXTREMELY loud group of high schoolers at a table laughing, then standing up to leave, saying goodbye. None of the staff said anything to them or requested they quiet down and it went on for at least 20 min. Later, there was an employee full on sweeping near the buffet as people, including myself, were getting food. Later, she started vacuuming which was very loud and it was only 7:30pm. Store doesn't close until 9pm. When she started vacuuming and we saw what I think was a Shift Manager counting her drawer we thought maybe they closed early. It seems the employees are certainly concerned with ending their shift right at 9pm and going home. I spoke with the employee vacuuming and asked them politely to not vacuum yet as there were people dining. She put it away and came out with a rolling sweeper which is more appropriate if she felt the need to keep cleaning. Another issue is that while we were eating there were employees hovering over our table (not kidding) as I finished some last bites, hoping to take my plate. They did this more than once to us and to another couple at a table nearby. The employees at this location need additional training on interacting with diners more appropriately.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thank you for visiting, Felicia. We have to make sure we're cleaning throughout the shift, or the dining room would be dirty and unappealing. That being said, our cleaning should be done in sections where no one is seated so we don't interrupt our guests.
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will work with our front of house staff to fix the issues you encountered during this visit.
  • Rating 5.0
    Love ❤️ Love ❤️ to eat at Pizza Ranch in Waukee, Iowa
    Staff is super nice and very friendly
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for visiting, Ann! We appreciate the great review! Come again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Got everything we asked for
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, Brenda! We hope to see you again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    It was wonderful thank you and thank you for the birthday meal
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for visiting, Mary Kay! Come again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Good food, great variety, attentive staff
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks Barb! We hope to see you again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Food was hot and good.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for choosing the Ranch, Pam! Come again soon!
  • Rating 5.0
    Always good food. Could have been a better selection of pizza and dessert pizza out
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, Cindy! Please request any pizza you are looking for, and we'll make it fresh for you!
  • Rating 4.0
    Food was good. Pizza buffet has trouble keeping up.
    Response from Pizza Ranch Waukee
    Thanks for visiting, Robert! We appreciate the feedback.

Nearby Locations

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Urbandale

Main Phone
(515) 331-4610(515) 331-4610
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Ankeny

Main Phone
(515) 964-9990(515) 964-9990
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201 SE Oralabor Road Ankeny, IA 50021 US