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.