Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Old Country Buffet in Watertown Closes; Liquidation Auction Taking Place Today

A chain of buffet restaurants has officially disappeared from the local dining scene, as its last Boston-area location has closed down following a bankruptcy filing.

According to a post from Auction Nation, Old Country Buffet at the Watertown Mall in East Watertown is now shuttered, with the Arsenal Street eatery having a liquidation auction today. An article from Reuters indicates that the closing of the Watertown spot comes two days after Buffets LLC--which operates under the Ovation Brands name--filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the filing including Old Country Buffet, Fire Mountain, HomeTown Buffet, Ryan's, and Tahoe Joe's. This was the last outlet of Old Country Buffet in the Greater Boston area, and it appears that the Dartmouth location may have closed as well, as it has been taken off the chain's website; if so, the chain no longer has any locations in the entire state of Massachusetts.

The address for the now-closed Old Country Buffet in East Watertown was 550 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. The website for the chain can be found at

Thanks to one of our readers for bringing this to our attention.

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]