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Hot Dog Empire

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Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 9:55 AM (permalink)
I have  a really good friend that lives in northern Maine and he's coming down to visit family for Easter. I fig'd it would be a great idea to take the wife, him and his GF to the Nordic Lodge in RI fro dinner and catch up on our lives. I went to the website to check on the hours and discovered that the cost of the buffet has skyrocketed to $82.00!!! a person and they have a 2 hour limit now.
 
 
They were good the last time I was there.....but certainly NOT $82.00 worth. What a shame.....for 4 people @ $328 I could throw 1 heck of a spread at my house!!
 
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    chewingthefat

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    Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 11:18 AM (permalink)
    That is outrageous, I'd love to know what they serve!
    I just Googled their menu, looks fantastic, but not $82.00 fantastic.
    <message edited by chewingthefat on Thu, 04/21/11 11:22 AM>
     
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      eruby

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      Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 12:12 PM (permalink)
      While the menu says thay have Angus steaks, even with AYCE lobster I think $82 is high. And the 2 hour time limit fails, IMHO.
       
      http://www.nordiclodge.com/menu.html
       
       
       
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        Hot Dog Empire

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        Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 1:06 PM (permalink)
        Last time I went there was several years ago and it was $30/person. Really good time, fresh food......they have their own lobster boats too, so that means they get the lobsters even cheaper than wholesale. I just think that in today's economy, with Lobster selling  at really low retail prices, that they could'nt justify $80+. I realize that they offer more than Lobster but, lobster is probably the highest cost item.
         
        Maybe it's just me and im getting cheap in my old age.........
         
         
         
         
        <message edited by Hot Dog Empire on Thu, 04/21/11 2:38 PM>
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 5:18 PM (permalink)
          Easter Buffet's in the Phoenix area at the nicer places ranges from $40.00 to $90.00! The Phoenician Resort - $89 for adults; $44.50 children 12 and under! The new Talking Stick Resort & Casino - $52.00 
          <message edited by Foodbme on Thu, 04/21/11 5:34 PM>
           
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            chewingthefat

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            Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 6:13 PM (permalink)
            Foodbme


            Easter Buffet's in the Phoenix area at the nicer places ranges from $40.00 to $90.00! The Phoenician Resort - $89 for adults; $44.50 children 12 and under! The new Talking Stick Resort & Casino - $52.00 

            At $90.00 a head, they should call it "The Cheek Spread"

             
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              Hot Dog Empire

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              Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 6:35 PM (permalink)
              Foodbme


              Easter Buffet's in the Phoenix area at the nicer places ranges from $40.00 to $90.00! The Phoenician Resort - $89 for adults; $44.50 children 12 and under! The new Talking Stick Resort & Casino - $52.00 

              The thing is though, $82/pp is the normal price - all the time! I heard they went up to $45.....then I checked today and it's $82. Anyways, I guess there will always be a select demographic of people that will pay it, no matter what the cost. I just cant justify it. I know everyone is hurting across the country, but here in new england its no better. I wouldnt be suprised if this increase is the final nail in the coffin for them/
               
              After some research, I found that the $82 does cover the tip and tax as well. So if you left 15%, that would lower the cost PP to $69.70, tax would bring it down to $64.47....so I guess it's all in how you calculate it. So I researched it more and found another "all you can eat" seafood place about an hour away from there.
               
              www. custys. com They were $79.95 PLUS tax, Plus tip! That brings it up to $97.95!!
              <message edited by Hot Dog Empire on Thu, 04/21/11 6:50 PM>
               
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                Hot Dog Empire

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                Re:Nordic Lodge Thu, 04/21/11 6:39 PM (permalink)
                chewingthefat

                At $90.00 a head, they should call it "The Cheek Spread"

                LOL, I agree. I went online to the 2 casino's in CT and they BOTH offered buffet's with seafood for under $20/pp ea. I know their hoping youll go drop some cash at the tables, but I can bring a group of 4 there for the same price as 1 person at Nordic.
                 
                Maybe i'll just search the Road Food database for restaurants in his area and post the pics after.
                 
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                  BackAlleyBurger

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                  Re:Nordic Lodge Fri, 04/22/11 4:41 AM (permalink)
                  anyone paying 82 bucks for a single meal is a complete idiot in my book.... thats just asinine.... i dont care who you are or how much you have in the bank
                   
                  tips and tax included is nice, but for 82 bucks they better be including a "happy ending" for dessert
                   
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                    pnwchef

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                    Re:Nordic Lodge Mon, 04/25/11 6:51 PM (permalink)
                    To me it doesn't matter what the cost is as long as my family sees it as a  good memory or a unforgettable experience. Disneyland/California Adventure is $101 per person one day pass, Brunch per person some places $82, All Star club tickets to a Mariners Game $175 per person. When I get to spend time with my family, and we all have fun together doing something that's a bit different, I see a value at any cost.....At first glance I may see the Brunch as expensive, at second glance, and it's something my family would love, I see it as a bargain..............If that makes a person an Idiot, then I'll be an Idiot...........pnwc
                     
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                      Greymo

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                      Re:Nordic Lodge Mon, 04/25/11 6:57 PM (permalink)
                      Well,  our family is heavy into sports  which  costs a lot of money  so  we have managed to make  wonderful memories with  less expensive deals than this.  For example,  I took  five kids to a  local diner this am  where we  all had a wonderful meal....................the  waitresses were great;  the food  was good  and  we  all laughed our heads off with the conversation...............total cost  was  under  sixty bucks  with a  great  tip!
                      <message edited by Greymo on Mon, 04/25/11 7:03 PM>
                       
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                        sk bob

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                        Re:Nordic Lodge Mon, 04/25/11 9:08 PM (permalink)
                        Hot Dog Empire, you're not going to get lobster on the buffet at the casinos for $20 pp.
                        last time we were at Nordic Lodge,'05 or '06 I think I remember it being $40 or $45. we used to go once a year when we lived in Connecticut & went to the beach in Rhode Island.
                        if you just eat 6 or 7 lobsters, just the tails & claws & a couple steaks like I used to, you could justify the cost.
                        the steaks are on the small side 6 or 8 ozs.
                        stay away from the fillers, salads etc. 
                        I could justify $82 for this buffet versus $28 for a pizza in Brooklyn.
                         
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                          Hot Dog Empire

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                          Re:Nordic Lodge Mon, 04/25/11 9:39 PM (permalink)
                          PNWCHEF


                          To me it doesn't matter what the cost is as long as my family sees it as a  good memory or a unforgettable experience. Disneyland/California Adventure is $101 per person one day pass, Brunch per person some places $82, All Star club tickets to a Mariners Game $175 per person. When I get to spend time with my family, and we all have fun together doing something that's a bit different, I see a value at any cost.....At first glance I may see the Brunch as expensive, at second glance, and it's something my family would love, I see it as a bargain..............If that makes a person an Idiot, then I'll be an Idiot...........pnwc

                          PNWC.......I have to admit that you put the situation in a whole new perspective for me. Expensive or not, I get it- your right. Its about the memories.
                          I need to factor that in when thinking about events like this......
                          Thanks.......
                          <message edited by Hot Dog Empire on Mon, 04/25/11 9:42 PM>
                           
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                            ellen4641

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                            Re:Nordic Lodge Mon, 04/25/11 9:54 PM (permalink)
                            those 6-8 ounce "angus" steaks DO sound small, SK BOB !! I had been thinking about that Nordic Lodge as a possibility , but after reading your post, SK BOB, it's not BEEFY enough for this gal !!
                             
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                              ann peeples

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                              Re:Nordic Lodge Tue, 04/26/11 12:08 PM (permalink)
                              Just get 5 or 6 of them, Ellen!
                               
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                                sk bob

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                                Re:Nordic Lodge Tue, 04/26/11 10:01 PM (permalink)
                                after that she'll have to find a pastrami sandwich for dessert.
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:Nordic Lodge Tue, 04/26/11 10:17 PM (permalink)

                                   
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                                    Hot Dog Empire

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                                    Re:Nordic Lodge Wed, 04/27/11 12:14 AM (permalink)
                                    Well, I did find another place with what I thought, was an equal place.......turns out, its a place that's "kind of" the same........minus sales tax & tip........I cant help but think that.....despite the high cost....... maybe Nordic.........is the way to go.
                                     
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                                      sk bob

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                                      Re:Nordic Lodge Wed, 04/27/11 9:24 PM (permalink)
                                      Custy's is CLOSED!!!
                                      Nordic Lodge is it.
                                       
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