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RE: Seafood Buffets 2007/05/01 10:41:53 (permalink)
There are some foods that I believe actually benefit from more time in a chafing dish (such as curries and stews), but seafood generally does not. That's why I prefer to get my seafood from places that prepare it as you order it. Also, in buffets that include a substantial amount of seafood, as in other buffets, there are some dishes that are good, but most, in my experience, are average or worse, so you have to pick and choose carefully to eat well. You usually can eat all that you want for a reasonable price, so the value is usually there, but when I want seafood, I go elsewhere.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2007/05/01 11:27:13 (permalink)
My doctor reminded me of this...Remember...You never know whose hands have been touching those tongs,serving spoons and forks on the buffet line.Or,how clean they are...
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2007/05/01 14:00:13 (permalink)
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My doctor reminded me of this...Remember...You never know whose hands have been touching those tongs,serving spoons and forks on the buffet line.Or,how clean they are...


The same can be said for the out of sight kitchen of any restaurant. Some are as clean as a hospital operating room, and in the other extreme some are filthy, putrid germ pits. I'm not a big buffet fan, but I'm not afraid to eat at a clean open kitchen place like the afore mentioned Minado.......the place is spotless.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2007/05/01 14:04:35 (permalink)
I wasn't talking about the kitchen staff...I was talking about the customers who go through the buffet line ( especially kids who sometimes forget to wash their hands )...
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2007/05/05 02:51:56 (permalink)
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Originally posted by olphart

I went to the San Jacinto Inn as a kid. It was right next to the Battleship Texas near the San Jacinto Monument. They were famous for their seafood buffet.

Now there is the Monument Inn. I’m not sure if it’s the same operation or not, but it is in the same vicinity if not the same location. I wouldn’t mind checking it out. I can easily eat $24 worth of r’oysters and fried shrimp alone!
It's been several years since my Sister and Brother in Law hosted a catered reception at the Monument Inn. I don't know how it is now, but the food then was superb.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/06 06:59:01 (permalink)
todai buffet is my favorite all you can eat buffet
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/06 08:33:44 (permalink)
Pretty much negative on ALL types of buffets. I go to Myrtle Beach all the time where they are rampant. Regardless of the quality of the food (usually poor), I just don't like the ambiance of those places. Just feed troughs with little kids clamoring for ice cream. There are just so many better choices. I'd rather pay a few bucks more for some good table service.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/06 09:19:26 (permalink)
Pretty much have to agree on the feed troughs. There was one buffet that I did enjoy and it was the Champagne brunch at the Salado Inn. I have been to Capt. George's Seafood Buffet but the one in Virginia Beach. Friday nights were all you could eat king crab legs. My first thought was considering how cheap the buffet was, how long had these crab legs been sitting in some warehouse. But the way folks went at them you'd think they just got unloaded from one of then Deadliest Catch trawlers.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 01:06:20 (permalink)
Fiskebar: - At The Fish Bar it is all about fish and sea food, about fresh, healthy, and delicious food and about god wines. The atmosphere is informal and the interior is quite rough.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 08:52:43 (permalink)
Yes, I love seafood very much! Since several years I'm in love with fish in general - I like it more than crabs or oysters - for example green pike, salmon or plaice. Every month I allow myself a rich buffet.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 08:55:59 (permalink)
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 09:12:03 (permalink)
On our family vacations to Rehoboth Beach, DE we almost always made a trip down to Ocean City to enjoy a seafood meal at Phillips ( http://phillipsseafood.com/ ).  So, when Phillips took over the old Flagship restaurant on the Washington, DC Maine Ave. Pier we had to visit.  It was and still is a buffet.  After a quick survey of the buffet and the "scene" we turned and left for a decent a la carte seafood meal at Bish Thompson's in Bethesda.
 
Aside from enjoying #10 cocktail shrimp at a swanky brunch, we don't "do" seafood buffets:  too much chance for something happening.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 11:07:35 (permalink)
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todai buffet is my favorite all you can eat buffet


Todai is hands down the only seafood buffet I've ever been impressed with.  Likely because every Todai I've been to has such heavy traffic the buffet turns over probably every 15-20 minutes.  It's fresh or it's gone, there's no in-between.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 12:48:52 (permalink)
Wesley's, in Northeast, Maryland, does a good seafood buffet on Wednesday night. The owner has high standards for both sanitation and quality
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 17:09:05 (permalink)
We used to visit the TODAI in Irvine, CA for lunch or a Sunday Dinner with my Mom who lived in the nearby Leisure Village in Laguna Hills.
That one, and the SUMO located next to the I-5 , also in Irvine were the two Buffets of choice for us.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/19 17:27:27 (permalink)
I understand your reluctance on buffets but if you are near northern NJ you should try The Manor.  Dress well, they have a dress code.
 
http://www.themanorrestau...om/the-manor-room.html
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/20 14:13:22 (permalink)
I found them on Yelp once when scouting out restaurants near where I was shopping. Good to get verification.
 
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kozel I understand your reluctance on buffets but if you are near northern NJ you should try The Manor.  Dress well, they have a dress code.
http://www.themanorrestau...om/the-manor-room.html


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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/20 14:36:22 (permalink)
My mother loved Todai until she realized what they charged.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/20 14:52:15 (permalink)
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todai buffet is my favorite all you can eat buffet


Todai is hands down the only seafood buffet I've ever been impressed with.  Likely because every Todai I've been to has such heavy traffic the buffet turns over probably every 15-20 minutes.  It's fresh or it's gone, there's no in-between.


You definitely had my interest, but I found out that they went broke in Plano (Dallas).
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/09/20 18:20:26 (permalink)
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/20 19:23:11 (permalink)
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My mother loved Todai until she realized what they charged.


Well.... you get what you pay for.  And if you're looking for fresh seafood, that's like x2.
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/23 18:15:54 (permalink)
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On our family vacations to Rehoboth Beach, DE we almost always made a trip down to Ocean City to enjoy a seafood meal at Phillips ( http://phillipsseafood.com/ ).  So, when Phillips took over the old Flagship restaurant on the Washington, DC Maine Ave. Pier we had to visit.  It was and still is a buffet.  After a quick survey of the buffet and the "scene" we turned and left for a decent a la carte seafood meal at Bish Thompson's in Bethesda.

Aside from enjoying #10 cocktail shrimp at a swanky brunch, we don't "do" seafood buffets:  too much chance for something happening.
Hey Jim...my family also took vacation trips to Rehoboth and Fenwick Island. We also visited the Flagship (one of our faves, BEFORE Phillip's took it over. Phillips used to be great, but now only use crab meat from SE Asia. What a travesty for a Baltimore based company. You might enjoy this article.
http://hungrylikethebear....-from-the-philippines/
 
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/23 22:45:21 (permalink)
Great post. Great article. It made a believer and an ex-customer out of me
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/28 23:25:00 (permalink)
What's the place in CN or RI known as the most expensive Seafood Buffet in the USA?? I used to have a link to the place, but can't find it now.  Is it still in business?
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/29 03:21:28 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor - You may be thinking of THE NORDIC. It is in Charlestown, Rhode Island. We ate there earlier this year when I was playing cards at the Foxwoods Casino. As I recall it was about 90 dollars per person not including tip. You have two hours to eat as much as you want, or rather as much as one can cram into their pie hole. All anyone in our party ate was seafood. No one ate any salads, pasta, potatoes, etc. I take that back, I sort of cleansed my palate with some cucumbers and lemons. Was it worth it? Heck yes!!! Would I do it again? Well we did it 2 x's in the week were there. More than that would have been a sign of gluttony. But I will go again next time I am in the area.
 
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/29 03:21:45 (permalink)
Mr. Mayor - You may be thinking of THE NORDIC. It is in Charlestown, Rhode Island. We ate there earlier this year when I was playing cards at the Foxwoods Casino. As I recall it was about 90 dollars per person not including tip. You have two hours to eat as much as you want, or rather as much as one can cram into their pie hole. All anyone in our party ate was seafood. No one ate any salads, pasta, potatoes, etc. I take that back, I sort of cleansed my palate with some cucumbers and lemons. Was it worth it? Heck yes!!! Would I do it again? Well we did it 2 x's in the week were there. More than that would have been a sign of gluttony. But I will go again next time I am in the area.
 
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/09/30 14:15:00 (permalink)
CCJPO-  Thanks for the 'tip' on "THE NORDIC" that was close, but the place I was thinking of is/was CUSY's It closed a couple of years ago (I read). Not sure f I got the spelling right. It had quite a reputation over many years in RI and Stoneington, CN
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RE: Seafood Buffets 2013/11/05 12:27:51 (permalink)
B&J's in Darien Georgia has a decent seafood Buffet. The seafood is fresh and the price is good at right around $ 20.00. To me the fried shrimp and fried flounder were the two best items on the buffet and they alone were worth the price.
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/11/06 09:02:44 (permalink)
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todai buffet is my favorite all you can eat buffet


Todai is hands down the only seafood buffet I've ever been impressed with.  Likely because every Todai I've been to has such heavy traffic the buffet turns over probably every 15-20 minutes.  It's fresh or it's gone, there's no in-between.


Todai failed miserably in a flurry of bad reviews here in Plano (close-in, "high-end" suburb of Dallas).
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Re:Seafood Buffets 2013/11/06 12:12:04 (permalink)
I am rather fond of the Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet, at least the one in Little Ferry, NJ. I find that the lunch buffet is about 95% as good as the dinner buffet, at half the price.
 
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