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garryd451

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Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 2:45 PM (permalink)
I just read the Breakfast off the Beaten Path thread and also the I want an all you can eat Breakfast Bar! thread

There were only 2 or 3 post on all these pages about all you can eat for Breakfast in the Mid-West States or the Great Lakes. Anybody know why? I would really like to know about GOOD all you can eat breakfast Bars in Indiana and Michigan!
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 4:29 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by garryd451

    I just read the Breakfast off the Beaten Path thread and also the I want an all you can eat Breakfast Bar! thread

    There were only 2 or 3 post on all these pages about all you can eat for Breakfast in the Mid-West States or the Great Lakes. Anybody know why? I would really like to know about GOOD all you can eat breakfast Bars in Indiana and Michigan!

    Good breakfast buffet is an oxymoron.
     
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      Sundancer7

      RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 4:35 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

      quote:
      Originally posted by garryd451

      I just read the Breakfast off the Beaten Path thread and also the I want an all you can eat Breakfast Bar! thread

      There were only 2 or 3 post on all these pages about all you can eat for Breakfast in the Mid-West States or the Great Lakes. Anybody know why? I would really like to know about GOOD all you can eat breakfast Bars in Indiana and Michigan!

      Good breakfast buffet is an oxymoron.


      That is not true!!!

      I enjoy a breakfast buffet several Sunday's a year at Shoney's in Knoxville after church with my family. It is always fresh, tasty and very good.

      In addition the entire church group enjoys the same.

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 4:44 PM (permalink)
        Well, I just don't eat food in places where they have to have sneeze guards.
         
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          garryd451

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          RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 5:01 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

          Well, I just don't eat food in places where they have to have sneeze guards.


          In Michigan, the State Health laws, required that the eating establishment must have Sneeze Guards on all Buffets, Salad Bars, Breakfast Bars and etc.
           
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            dreamzpainter

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            RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 8:35 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

            Well, I just don't eat food in places where they have to have sneeze guards.
            Not to mention that if I wanted cold rubbery eggs, pasty grits and limp bacon Id have stayed home an let the wife cook..
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 8:39 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by garryd451

              quote:
              Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

              Well, I just don't eat food in places where they have to have sneeze guards.


              In Michigan, the State Health laws, required that the eating establishment must have Sneeze Guards on all Buffets, Salad Bars, Breakfast Bars and etc.

              I know. That's why I don't eat in places that have to have them. You see, there's a reason they have to have them. I don't eat where people are sneezing on the food. If they can't bring the foood to me from a place where little kids can't get their snot-covered fingers in the potatoes and tomatoes I am not interested in eating. Call me crazy.
               
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                garryd451

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                RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 8:44 PM (permalink)
                I just thought a good hometown type of buffet or breakfast bar was roadfood, something to look forward to, not rubberry eggs, dry toast, or hard bundt bacon, but good homesome, tasty food.
                 
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                  RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 10:12 PM (permalink)
                  Garry, It's always seemed to me really good breakfast buffets, at least on weekends, have been found in the downtown or Northside hotels in Indy.

                  Maybe not Roadfood, but it answers your question in a positive manner, unlike...well you get the idea.



                   
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                    garryd451

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                    RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 04/20/05 10:52 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Gizmolito

                    Garry, It's always seemed to me really good breakfast buffets, at least on weekends, have been found in the downtown or Northside hotels in Indy.

                    Maybe not Roadfood, but it answers your question in a positive manner, unlike...well you get the idea.


                    Gizmloito

                    Thanks, and thanks for the poitive manner.

                    I haven't been to Indi., for quite sometime, I haven't seen the Indiana State fair in at least 6 years and the Indi Zoo and Children Museum in at least 9 years, so You got me thinking about a road trip to Indi.

                    Thanks,
                    Garry
                     
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                      RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Thu, 04/21/05 7:32 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Gizmolito

                      Garry, It's always seemed to me really good breakfast buffets, at least on weekends, have been found in the downtown or Northside hotels in Indy.

                      Maybe not Roadfood, but it answers your question in a positive manner, unlike...well you get the idea.




                      What ya tryin to say? huh? huh?
                       
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                        garryd451

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                        RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 01/4/06 9:59 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by garryd451

                        I just read the Breakfast off the Beaten Path thread and also the I want an all you can eat Breakfast Bar! thread

                        There were only 2 or 3 post on all these pages about all you can eat for Breakfast in the Mid-West States or the Great Lakes. Anybody know why? I would really like to know about GOOD all you can eat breakfast Bars in Indiana and Michigan!



                        I thought this would be a great way to get the New Year off to a Positive Start! Anyone has a GOOD POSTIVE COMMENT to make about Breakfast Bars??
                         
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                          mayor al

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                          RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 01/4/06 10:06 PM (permalink)
                          Gary
                          We enjoyed a Sunday Brunch on our visit to relatives in Michigan last Summer. It was at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. It is a really nice brunch...Not a down-home kinda place, but the food was quite good. The restaurant is in the old Railroad Station (Duh!!) and trains rush by outside as you enjoy all the usual fancy breakfast items as well as some pretty nice luncheon stuff too. Uncle paid so I wasn't aware of the cost but it wasn't a $9.95 special !!
                           
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                            garryd451

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                            RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 01/4/06 10:14 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                            Gary
                            We enjoyed a Sunday Brunch on our visit to relatives in Michigan last Summer. It was at the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. It is a really nice brunch...Not a down-home kinda place, but the food was quite good. The restaurant is in the old Railroad Station (Duh!!) and trains rush by outside as you enjoy all the usual fancy breakfast items as well as some pretty nice luncheon stuff too. Uncle paid so I wasn't aware of the cost but it wasn't a $9.95 special !!


                            Sounds like a GREAT place to spurge on a special weekend!
                             
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                              BearHit

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                              RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 01/6/06 7:42 AM (permalink)
                              The Casinos that lined the Biloxi coast had excellent food on the brunch and dinner buffets.

                              We enjoyed them more for the food than the entertainment.

                              They are slowly making a comeback after Katrina but the Coast has a LONG road to recovery.

                              Haven't been to Atlantic City yet - but it would be hard to beat the Grand or Beau Rivage brunches...

                               
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                                Greymo

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                                RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 01/6/06 8:04 AM (permalink)
                                The only breakfast buffet that I would ever eat at is an Embassy Suites Hotel. There you can pick up a plate and hand it to the cook and tell him how and what you would like in your omelette. He prepares it for you while you watch. He then asks if you would like bacon or sausage (or both) and he will put same on your plate. You get your juice and coffee from dispensers and sit down and enjoy food that a few dozen people have not been digging through.
                                 
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                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 01/6/06 8:51 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Greymo

                                  The only breakfast buffet that I would ever eat at is an Embassy Suites Hotel. There you can pick up a plate and hand it to the cook and tell him how and what you would like in your omelette. He prepares it for you while you watch. He then asks if you would like bacon or sausage (or both) and he will put same on your plate. You get your juice and coffee from dispensers and sit down and enjoy food that a few dozen people have been digging through.


                                  I agree that the Embassy Suite has a great breakfast buffet. You get what you want cooked to order with the exception of normally dispensed foods such as breads, cereals, drinks and etc. I think Marriott is try to improve their breakfast as they now do cook to order but they are not there yet.

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
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                                    kland01s

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                                    RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 01/6/06 2:00 PM (permalink)
                                    Too bad this place only does this on Sunday.... it's a fabulous buffet!

                                    http://www.portedward.com/menu.htm
                                     
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                                      RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 01/6/06 2:42 PM (permalink)
                                      Our local Shoneys closed years ago. I sure do miss their breakfast buffet. Greasy as heck, but it just seemed right for late on a Saturday night.

                                      There used to be a place in KC called Costello's Greenhouse, located on Wornall Road a bit north of the Wornall Shopping Center. Talk about a great Sunday brunch! Omelettes made to order, of course. And a waffle bar that stretched from here to there.
                                       
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                                        RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 01/8/06 4:35 AM (permalink)
                                        Golden Corral here has always been good. Old Country Buffet has been pretty good but not as good as Golden Corral.
                                         
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                                          RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 01/8/06 9:23 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Montecarlolsus

                                          Golden Corral here has always been good. Old Country Buffet has been pretty good but not as good as Golden Corral.


                                          Yes, You are so right about Golden Corral!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          But there isn't any Golden Corrals within 75 miles of me!

                                          A friend of my 17 year old son, just got back from five days in Flordia, He ate at Golden Corral 3 times in five days!!
                                           
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                                            Adjudicator

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                                            RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 01/8/06 10:06 AM (permalink)
                                            Golden Corral? GOLDEN CORRAL???
                                             
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                                              RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 02/12/06 7:17 PM (permalink)
                                              Not a buffet, but who needs one: best fried taters in mid west can be found at M&M cafe, Michigan City, Indiana. Ask for the breakfast mess. Get the half size. you will not be disappointed. here's to good eats. jealous alice
                                               
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                                                RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 02/12/06 9:32 PM (permalink)
                                                A few years ago I had occasion to stay with friends in Medina (Cleveland area), Ohio. My buddy told me he was going to take me out to a buffet for breakfast, something I was not looking forward to. It turned out to be great and the name of the place was Eat'N'Park! I would happily do that again.
                                                 
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                                                  garryd451

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                                                  RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 02/12/06 9:36 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by kmacree

                                                  Not a buffet, but who needs one: best fried taters in mid west can be found at M&M cafe, Michigan City, Indiana. Ask for the breakfast mess. Get the half size. you will not be disappointed. here's to good eats. jealous alice


                                                  Hmmmmmmm! Sounds like I need to take my wife on a 45 mile road trip to the Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall! Now my question, how far from the Lighthouse Place is M & M Cafe?
                                                   
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                                                    RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Sun, 02/12/06 10:44 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by garryd451

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by kmacree

                                                    Not a buffet, but who needs one: best fried taters in mid west can be found at M&M cafe, Michigan City, Indiana. Ask for the breakfast mess. Get the half size. you will not be disappointed. here's to good eats. jealous alice


                                                    Hmmmmmmm! Sounds like I need to take my wife on a 45 mile road trip to the Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall! Now my question, how far from the Lighthouse Place is M & M Cafe?

                                                    According to Rand McNally, M & M Restaurant at 1608 Michigan Blvd. is less than 2 miles east of Lighthouse Place at 601 Wabash St.
                                                     
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                                                      RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 02/22/06 6:59 PM (permalink)
                                                      If you are ever at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, on the east side of Hwy 54 is a place called Kay's. The food here isn't bad, but the breakfast buffet is cooked to order - so, it really isn't a breakfast buffet, you are ordering as much as you can eat off a limited menu. The price is right (less than $20 for two with 2 breakfasts, coffee and tip) and I'm a sucker for cinnamon toast with my eggs and French toast. Service is very fast. Kay’s also has a lunch buffet with sneeze guards.
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 02/22/06 7:55 PM (permalink)
                                                        The thing you have to remember about a good breakfast buffet (if you find one) is DON'T TELL anyone about it. The more people that know; the sooner the said buffet declines in quality.

                                                         
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                                                          garryd451

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                                                          RE: Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Wed, 02/22/06 11:12 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by Adjudicator

                                                          The thing you have to remember about a good breakfast buffet (if you find one) is DON'T TELL anyone about it. The more people that know; the sooner the said buffet declines in quality.




                                                          I neeverr thught about that, but now that you mention it, I realize that it is true. Next time i going to keep my mouth shut when I find a good breakfast buffet. Thanks for the tip.
                                                           
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                                                            Re:Are there any good breakfast buffets in the Mid-we Fri, 08/21/09 12:36 PM (permalink)
                                                            I noticed in 2006 that the Golden Corral set up shop at the Meijer in Westland. If they;re like the ones in Missouri, they should have a wonderful breakfast buffet.
                                                             
                                                            Shoney's was in Michigan briefly in the 1990's. I welcomed them, but the one off I-94 kept running out of plates and other things. The manager would wander around and not notice the obvious.
                                                             
                                                            Big Boy's CAN have a good buffet. The one in Westland showed promise.
                                                             Shoney's originated as a BIg Boy franchise in Alabama and Ga., B.T.W., per a Wall Street Journal article that I saw once many years ago.
                                                             
                                                            There used to be a wonderful Sunday brunch buffet at the St. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church on Joy Rd. in Westland/Livonia/Plymouth/whatever. Don't know if they still do that or not. That was vintage 2000/2001, just before I left the state.
                                                             
                                                            A golf course off of 8 Mile and Telegraph used to have a delightful Sunday brunch buffet. Not certain if they still do or not. EXCELLENT coffee, B.T.W.
                                                             
                                                            Ryan's may have a good breakfast buffet. In Missouri they've pretty much disappeared and what's left are merged with Hometown (ex-Old Country) Buffet, but Hometown's taking a hit from Golden Corral which is expanding everywhere. Come to think of it, the only regularly scheduled breakfast buffet that I reemember in western Wayne County was Old COuntry, and it wasn't that good.
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             
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