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2011/04/21 09:55:44 (permalink)

Nordic Lodge

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 2011/04/21 11:18:48 (permalink)
    That is outrageous, I'd love to know what they serve!
    I just Googled their menu, looks fantastic, but not $82.00 fantastic.
    post edited by chewingthefat - 2011/04/21 11:22:58
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 12:12:45 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 13:06:35 (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.........
     
     
     
     
    post edited by Hot Dog Empire - 2011/04/21 14:38:33
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 17:18:16 (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 
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/04/21 17:34:28
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 18:13:16 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 18:35:44 (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!!
    post edited by Hot Dog Empire - 2011/04/21 18:50:34
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/21 18:39:22 (permalink)
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    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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/22 04:41:19 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/25 18:51:59 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/25 18:57:51 (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!
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/25 21:08:38 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/25 21:39:53 (permalink)
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    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.......
    post edited by Hot Dog Empire - 2011/04/25 21:42:05
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/25 21:54:30 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/26 12:08:02 (permalink)
    Just get 5 or 6 of them, Ellen!
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/26 22:01:45 (permalink)
    after that she'll have to find a pastrami sandwich for dessert.
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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/26 22:17:07 (permalink)

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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/27 00:14:41 (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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    Re:Nordic Lodge 2011/04/27 21:24:38 (permalink)
    Custy's is CLOSED!!!
    Nordic Lodge is it.
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