All you can eat seafood...

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2008/03/29 08:19:16 (permalink)

All you can eat seafood...

Anyone ever try Crusty's in North Stonington, CT?

At $70 a person seems a bit pricey but then think of all that lobster and crab!
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    leethebard
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 08:38:24 (permalink)
    No, but an old China Buffet here in Brick,NJ just closed and reopened as "Eastern" Buffet, an all you can eat seafood buffet...many kinds of seafood and sushi.Mixed reviews,at best...and at $20+ per person, not really on this family's family plan!
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    jimsock9
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 08:38:30 (permalink)
    Ohhhhhhh, no no no no no no noooooo.......not me, anyway.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 08:51:28 (permalink)
    From the home page:

    fixed, all you can eat, buffet price of $69.95! Tax and gratuity not included.

    It might be good, but $70 per person is a little out of my price range.

    And, if you call it "Crusty's".....
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 09:05:03 (permalink)
    "only" $69.95? I don't think so! There are plenty of decent buffets I can go to for $9.99 that feature crab legs, shrimp, and seafood dishes.

    Andrea
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 09:33:14 (permalink)
    Try Minado Sushi Buffet on Glen Cove Road On Long Island. I believe the town is Mineola.

    Lunch is about $15.00. The sushi is prepared right in front of you. The salads and tempura are exceptional.

    Dinner goes for about $25.00 and they open a hibachi area where I belive you can even get lobster.

    I have only been there for lunch. This place is super clean.

    If you try it or have been there let me know what you think.

    http://minado.com/
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 09:37:59 (permalink)
    If it's the place I'm thinking about, Custy's, that price includes whole lobster. Also items such as prime rib , shrimp, king crab etc. etc.
    The restaruant use to be in Rohde Island. If you think about it $70 is not a lot of money for the offerings. Chow Jim
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 10:03:18 (permalink)
    I figure it's almost certain, when at a buffet of any kind, that some of the foods have been just sitting there for a while. Sometimes a long while. The restaurant doesn't want to just throw away any foods that aren't eaten, so they let it sit there....and sit there....Now, the foods that are freshly replaced are hot and fresh. How many times have I been to a buffet and taken food, sat at my table & started eating, only to find out it's somewhat dried out and not hot anymore. Then you look over at the buffet and see that same food being replaced, right after you took your plate of it. Now you're in that situation - eat your dried and cold food or push your plate aside and go get the fresh hot food you paid for. (Which makes you a "food waster" with little manners in the minds of others).
    No, if I'm ever going to do the buffet meal ever again I'm not gonna spend $70 on it....not buffet food for $70. $10 tops. Buffets are a great idea that doesn't quite work out.
    And then there was the time in West Palm Beach that my wife & I saw a kid taking low-mein out of his mouth and putting it back into the serving tray. No kidding.
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    sk bob
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 20:53:24 (permalink)
    Custys & Nordic Lodge in R.I.are not "regular" buffets. they are all you can eat WHOLE MAINE LOBSTER buffets, with shrimp,steak, etc. not a bad price if you want all that.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/29 21:13:01 (permalink)
    If you check out the web site, they offer lots of things for the $69...I have eaten there, and found the food to be great with lots of fresh seafood.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/30 09:51:30 (permalink)
    I can't eat $69 of food --- I can go to a seafood restaurant and order lobster, etc. off the menu and have a beer for less than $30, and be stuffed to the gills. Some might find it appealing, though, if they have bigger appetites.

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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/30 11:43:20 (permalink)
    There are several AYCE seafood buffets in my area starting at around $15. Unfortunately, seafood means "fried" in my area.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/30 12:52:03 (permalink)
    This is slightly off topic but I will tell you a true story that happened to me.

    All of you remember 9/11. I was schedule to fly that day to Portland Maine. I was on a bird watching trip to Acadia National Park. I was to fly into Portland and stay at a Marriott facility hotel. As all knows, all flights were cancelled. I could not get a flight out until the following Sunday. We flew directly slightly west of NYC and you could see the smoke very clearly.

    I landed in Portland, Maine, got my rental car and proceeded to my hotel. I was shocked when I got there as there were dozens of government cars which were CIA, FBI and many others. Fortunately I had a room reserved as the feds have all the other rooms. The reason they were there as the chief dude that masterminded the attacks stayed there before they hijacked the planes that did the dastardely deed. When I walked into the reception area, the feds were everywhere with dogs, guns and other weird stuff. I felt guilty even though I had done nothing as they viewed us very weird with their sunglasses.

    I checked in very uneventally.

    The next day I drove to Acadia National park and hiked up Cadillac mountain. It is a stone mountain and when you reach the summit, you can have a 360 degree view of the surrounding waters. It was great.

    After the hike, If proceeded to Bar Harbour for some blueberry ice cream and some blue berry beer. After that I drove the coast line down to Belfast Maine where I saw Young's Lobster Pound. I stopped there and noticed that their barn had thousands of lobsters in their stainless steel containers that was constantly bathed with the fresh sea water from the bay.

    It was not exactly a restaurant but it was as they cooked your choice of lobster and veggies. I ask what I should get? The owner or manager indicated that they had a huge problem as they had not been able to ship for a week due to the airlines being grounded and they were going to have to start releasing lobsters back to the bay due not being able to ship. The owner told me to pick what I wanted and he would fix it for $5.00 per lobster. My friend and I picked two 2 lb lobsters each. They do not serve beer so while they were cooking the lobster, I went next door and bought a six pack of Bud Light. I came back and the lobsters were ready. I went out on the deck which overlooks the bay and pigged out. It was super.

    This is a true story.

    http://www.frommers.com/destinations/belfastme/D47325.html

    http://www.acadiavacations.com/d344/d344-05.htm

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    uncledaveyo
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/30 13:02:40 (permalink)
    I love the part of that story when you went to the %69 buffet.

    Anyhow, $69 seems to be an exhorbitant amount of money for a buffet. Even with the finest foods on the planet, they would still be sitting in a warming tray pre-cooked. If one is going to splurge, at least go somewhere where they are cooking exactly what you want to order.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/31 10:23:05 (permalink)
    wow... if this is Custy's... I didn't know it still existed...
    way back in the 70's one of my brothers took antoher of my brothers there as a thank you for helping him move or something.
    and then got mad at him after paying for the all you could eat lobsters when the brother he was paying for blew chunks ( sorry ) in the parking lot from stuffing himself so much.

    ahhhh...memories.. *L*
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/03/31 10:26:51 (permalink)
    Skip Crusty's, go to Foxwoods.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 10:51:33 (permalink)
    I'm not sure where you can find a 9.99 buffet with crab legs that would be worth eating.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 11:29:31 (permalink)
    Red Lobster-all you can eat crabs/shrimp----NOT
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 11:42:03 (permalink)
    China Bufffet in Dayton offers at least 6 varieties of shrimp, mussells, stufffed clams, california rolls,spiced calamarie salad and fried, whole baby octopuus, "scallops?'(I think they are fake, fake crab claws. and both Dungeness and snow and deviled crabs. Along with all the typical chinese items for under 10 bux(drink is $1.75). I never figured out how they doit and we have eaten there for 4 years now and the buffet is the same each day.
    Denver had the Boston Sea Party back in the mid 70's. It featured hot and cold sefood of every type you could wnat. For entree you chose Prime Rid, NY strip or chick lobster(they used to offer smaller lobsters on the buffet but too many people tried to carry them home) I made the mistake of ordering the lobster. It was too rich to eat after trying to get my moneys worth on the buffet!) That cost $25 per person in 1975 dollars. Very steep.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 14:23:29 (permalink)
    There are lotsa sea food buffets in LV., on certain nights, 20 bucks or so. I have not tried one I did not like.

    There is a place near me, Fishermans Delight, NE of Terrell Tx.. It's all you can eat salid bar, peel n eat shrimp, fried shrimp, hush puppies, fried shrimp, and fried catfish filets, $12,95. It works for me!
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 14:28:46 (permalink)
    There used to be a really cool all-you-care-to-eat seafood place in Anderson called, "The Landing." I was a kid, ergo I don't know what the price point was, but the food was great. They even had frog's legs. Also, it wasn't one of those that brings it to your table, slowly, so that your brain has time to tell you you're full between helpings; it was about four or more bars, help yourself, set up with everything imagineable. It was right next to Grady's Sporting Goods, if anyone is familiar with it.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 16:14:01 (permalink)
    I'll pass on the Nebraska peel-and-eats, thanks.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 17:29:28 (permalink)
    Gh, are the Texas peel n eats ok? :~0
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 18:22:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Jimeats

    If it's the place I'm thinking about, Custy's, that price includes whole lobster. Also items such as prime rib , shrimp, king crab etc. etc.
    The restaruant use to be in Rohde Island. If you think about it $70 is not a lot of money for the offerings. Chow Jim


    per person?
    Look, A dozen large rabs at Cantler's feed two people, - along with some hush puppies and coleslaw, and your completely stuffed for ~$80. So, $140 for two people, plus whatever drink you get, tax tip and drinks is outrageous.
    Here's another way to look at:
    A la carte from the dinner menu is cheaper: here's all what you'd have to eat from the dinner menu to equal the same $70.

    Shrimp Coctail appetizer - $13.95
    Lobster Bisque Bowl - $7.95
    Ceasar Salad - $10.95 (and that's entree size)
    Ultimate Surf and Turf - $36.95
    total= $68.80

    People don't eat that much.
    At ~ $55.95, it might be worth it. That's $20 over the ultimate surf and turf entree, figuring a salad, a side or two and dessert - all in portions that people could actually eat.
    At $70, the restaurant is almost asking people to waste food.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 19:04:59 (permalink)
    I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs.

    I really don't eat much at one time and generally don't do all-you-care-to-eats, simply because:

    1) I hate buffets.
    2) Quite often, I simply can't justify the cost of my one trip to the trough.

    I appreciate the philanthropy of those folks who don't eat all-you-can-eat at charity functions in order to help the cause.

    If I go to a buffet, I get what I want, sit down, eat what I've chosen and don't go back.

    Ergo, I cannot routinely justify the cost of an all-you-care-to-eat buffet.

    However, I could lay waste to $70.00 worth of cooked-to-order lobster in a heartbeat.

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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 19:16:42 (permalink)
    Best Buffet in Plano, Tx ( just north of Dallas) on Friday nights only- all you can eat lobster and steamed crab legs-$19.95/per person- drinks extra- they replenish constantly- the lobster is sort of stir fried- and can be a little dry if you choose claws-(it is cut into manageable pieces) but if you get tails- they are great- I can certainly eat $20.00 worth of lobster (plus all the other stuff they offer). Took my friend's 15 year old son- believe me, he ate is $$$$ worth in crab claws alone!
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 19:22:10 (permalink)
    How much does lobster cost, retail, in ya'll's areas?
    Here, it's nigh on to $13.00 per pound.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/02 19:23:42 (permalink)
    Plus, with a serious all-you-care-to-eat seafood buffet, I wouldn't waste my room with soups, salads and sides. More than likely not, anyway... .
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/09 19:03:58 (permalink)
    Oh, Lord,Matilda-I am coming to your area-Lobster is 26.00 a lb. here!!And it isnt that good.
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    RE: All you can eat seafood... 2008/04/09 21:24:31 (permalink)
    Here in Ohio our local Meijers sea food dept has live lobsters anywhere from 1lb to 2lb(rarely bigger). They vary from 10-15 bux a lb. The defrosted tails run from 16 bux to 26 bux a lb depending on type/quality. Cold/warrm. Maine/rock. They also have clams, oysters, scallops ans shrimp. PASTURIZED CRAB, DUNGENESS AND STONE CLAWS. IF YOU WANT A FEAST AT HOME YOU COULD DOMA LOT WORSE!
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