The Iowa City Pizza Ranch has great food. It's always hot. The help is polite, friendly and helpful. Prices are very reasonable. I like that the manager is visible and aware of the customers.
For some reason this Pizza Ranch stands out above the rest. It was recently opened late August. Being that it was a new location I was expecting slow, awkward service and maybe even a few problems with the food being done properly.
I was pleasantly surprised! We had the lunch buffet which was very well priced. There were about 8 different pizzas to choose from all hot AND fresh. (not dried up looking like at many buffets) They had fried chicken that was replenished promptly when running low. Homemade potato chips, potato skins, mashed potatos a vegtable and full salad bar really made this buffet complete. Service was fantastic and friendly.
Even though the place was busy for lunch I overheard an employee standing near the pizza section of the buffet asking customers if they had any requests for the next round of pizzas.
Check it out for yourself and hopefully these strengths won't diminish once the new-ness has worn off.