Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants

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pigface
Cheeseburger
2003/05/27 19:01:12
Anyone see this recently on Epicurious.com ?
I've been to the Hopkins House in Pensacola ... YUM
That trip got me addicted to this site
http://www.epicurious.com/ego/rfl_meals_on_wheels

Liketoeat
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/05/27 21:57:46
Being new to Roadfood.com, it may be inappropriate to comment on two all-you-can-eat restaurants which are not included in your list of Top Ten such restaurants. If that be the case I apologize for this posting. However, this topic brought to mind two most delicious such restaurants in and near ElDorado, AR (south central AR). One is Abe's Original Old Feed House Restaurant at Lawson, AR (a country crossroads 10 mi. east of ElDorado). This is the first of a now small chain of Old Feed House Restaurants, but being the original and being located in an old country store building, it is the best & most unique of the group. It's only open like 4 or 5 PM to 9 PM Thurs. thru Sat. evenings. All you can eat offerings are fried catfish (one of their specialties), boiled & fried shrimp, other seafood items, barbequed ribs & other barbeque items, fried chicken, variety of salads, vegetables, and desserts (with huge homemade cinnamon rolls being another specialty). Usually full, busy, loud, but most delicious & enjoyabale; a fun place. Another great all you can eat place in ElDorado proper is, of all places, Ryan's Steak House (of the Ryan's chain). I would certainly never put any other Ryan's in which I've ever eaten into any "all time best" category, but there is just something about the variety and quality of food at the ElDorado Ryan's which totally sets it heads & shoulders above all the others and in the category of "among the best ever all you can eats". I've heard a number of other people express this same surprising opinion.
Michael Stern
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/05/28 04:30:42
quote:
Originally posted by AndyNYC1

My feeling is that you're not supposed to eat all you can. I've tried. It hurts.


Hand-stitched sampler on the wall at the late, great Mendenhall Hotel in Mississippi: EAT 'TIL IT OUCHES " />
dbear
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/05/28 12:11:11
Folks in southern new england like the Nordic Lodge in Charlestown, R.I. for all you can eat. The viking buffet includes lobster and other seafood, various steaks, chicken, salads and sides and many different deserts. I think its $50.00 per person, but most people could probably eat that much in just lobster. If you can eat 20, you get 20. I've only been there once, and sort of expected it to be as AndyNYC1 describes, but it was actually quite good and relatively sedate, considering.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/05/30 16:17:07
If you're ever near Lancaster, PA you need to try the Willow Valley Smorgassbord. Wonderful home cooking and plenty of it. It consists of about 50 feet of all types of down home PA Dutch food, and the desserts are out of the world. Atmosphere is very nice, it's not a run down place, and the prices are super.
carri51106
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/05/31 20:05:59
The best all-you-can-eat place I've ever been to is in Orlando, Florida. If my memory serves me right, it's called Boston Lobster Feast. Anyway, it was $25 per person, plus drinks (I think). It was worth every penny! They had prime rib, whole lobsters, and every kind of seafood you could imagine, plus salads and desserts. I can't wait to go back...a long way from Iowa, though!
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/03 19:43:51
O-Nami Japanese Seafood Buffet in Torrance, CA. All you can eat fresh sushi and sashimi (and I'm very picky about it being fresh), teriyaki chicken, stuffed lobsters (6 is my record-----so far!) and stuffed shrimp almost as big as the lobsters. Salads, desserts and lots of hot and cold entress. Top it off with a bill of $22 a person and it's truly a find!
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/03 19:46:30
Dearfolk,
Plantation Buffet in Athens, Georgia for breakfast or lunch.
Spiced Right Bar-B-Q in Lilburn, Georgia for the buffet line.
Shealy's Bar-B-Q in Batesburg/Leesville, South Carolina.
Jackie Hite's Bar-B-Que right up the street from Shealy's and around the corner, next to the railroad track.
The rest evade my memory: I'm trying to lose 30 more pounds. Salad bar, here I come, crunching away those calories!
Shrinkingly (But Not Violet!), Ort. Carlton in Athens, GA.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/03 19:59:58
In Owensboro, Kentucky, the Moonlite BBQ. See the review by the Stern's in the books or on this website. We love to visit the Moonlite with visitors to this area. It is a 99.2 mile drive from home to that wonderful Buffet...and that is just the distance/time needed to focus one's appetite on the coming experience.
Mutton, Brisket, Pulled pork, Ribs, Chicken, Ham, Plenty of hot and cold side dishes, and at least 5 varieties of pies and cobblers plus a few cakes and soft serve for those needing a sweet-tooth release. It is on Slow-Time, while Louisville (and Us) are on Fast time...this means that we gain an hour on the way, and lose it coming home...It makes the trip seem less "long".
CCJPO
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/03 20:05:18
Boomtown Casino, west of Reno about 6 miles off of I-80, their seafood buffet is great, all you can eat lobster, peel and eat shrimp, oysters; on the half shell or shooters, oysters w/ spinach, bacon and garlic, clams casino, crab claws and legs, scallops, etc. Cost about 20 bucks, less for kids. Also the Reno Hilton Sunday buffet. I can't leave out John Asquaga's Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. Also good are Tony's Thai lunch and dnner buffet in Fallon, Nevada, about 60 miles east of Reno and any Basque restaurant in Winnemuuca, Nevada, especially the Martin Hotel. Although only have a maximum of 2 Picon Punches, a third will require a ride home from the local gendarme, which they will provide if they are not busy. the Overland in Fallon is also quite good, plus they have a great bar. Enjoy

shoemakerb
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/24 15:33:54
I have been to some great buffets in my time, and all are defunct or not what they used to be. I guess there are limits on what people will pay for a buffet, and putting on the same spread now that cost ten bucks in the 70s and charging $30 or $40 must not be an option. So, places economize or die.

I did go to one place recently that impressed me - the Virginia City Buffet in Bally's Wild West Casino, in Atlantic City. The price was (I think) $18.95 and the lines were long (reservations were requested). However, the quality and variety were much better than the typical buffet. At dinner, you get a coupon good for a steak or part of a roasted chicken at the grill. Then, there's the usual salad bar, there's a small Italian section, a Chinese section, a deli section, and I forget what else - let's just say a LOT of variety. Big dessert section too.

For variety, this is easily the best buffet I've visited since the 70s (I'm not counting buffets with a narrower focus, like barbecue restaurants, or restaurants that just serve large portions). I imagine Vegas has a lot better, but for those of you limited to the east coast, it'll do.

(P.S. While in AC I also tried White House Subs, recommended here. The Sterns were right. I know of no better sub shop anywhere. It is in a seedy part of town, so try to get there before dark).
peppertree
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2003/06/24 20:17:31
Mandalay Bay Casino Las Vegas. Bay Side Buffet. Especially Sunday/Holiday Brunch. Wow. This is like something a king would expect. It is good beyond words. From the Champagn to the Prime Rib and the fantastic dessert concoctions it is an experience you must have once. (at least). The bill is $23.00 before tax.

This buffet should be top priority on any lifetime buffet "to go" list. I am not more than a $10./day gambler. My #1 reason to go to Vegas, is the buffets. There are good reviews on all the buffets in the Las Vegas Journal online.

Mandalay Bay has a website. Look it up and fly to Vegas but be there on a Sunday or holiday for this treat.
sugarlander
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/04 11:51:29
Las Vegas: Bellagio lunch buffet: several kinds of shrimp, 4 kinds of mashed potatoes.

Houston: Rio Ranch daily breakfast buffet: best waffles ever, with fruit and serve-yourself homemade whipped cream, omelets made to order, eggs benedict on Sunday.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/04 12:05:12
Are you folks trying to let me know that there is no more $2.95, all-you-can-eat seafood at the San Jacinto Inn in Texas?
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/04 12:08:58


In Virginia Beach, Captain George's Seafood Buffet has an absolutely huge buffet. It's pricey, something like $30 for dinner, but you talk about.....! The buffet table is 50 feet long and there's every kind of seafood plus non-seafood items as well. They have a location in Williamsburg and also Myrtle Beach too, but I've been told that the Va. Beach location (the original, I think) remains the best.

Frank
hucknbock
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/04 13:32:56
When in Bangor, Maine, try Miller's Restaurant. It's got a great local reputation (always a good sign), and I must say the food is particularly tasty for a buffet. You can also order off the menu. The buffet has separate tables for italian, mexicana, and Chinese, a make-your-own-pizza table and a separate alcove for desserts. Nothing too exotic, but if I remember right, the cost is only $12.95 or so.
Bill B.
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/04 13:41:13
I miss the Gold Buffet in North Kansas City. Years ago, it was a sweet place.

There can be a big difference between "all you can eat" and "all you'll care to eat." I've been in places where all I cared to eat was not very much.
Pogo
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/05 01:17:10
New Orleans Manor in Nashville, TN.

It's been more than five years since I last ate there.... but I hear it is still the same. Last visit it was $35. That include prime rib, King Crab legs that were the diameter of a 50c piece, and allready cracked for you. Seafood Island, Dessert Island. Everything was far above average and when you get back with your new plate of food, there is a fresh linen napkin, refilled drink, and mess cleaned away.
cheesehead
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 11:29:50
We now have 3 chinese buffets. All have opened in the last 5 years. The first one that opened, was sub-par, but still exists. The second one was a Mongolian BBQ Buffet. Rating is ok, but not as good as some I ate at in California. The 3rd one, World Buffet, is the best. They have over 150 items on the tables. They do offer a little non-chinese and a type of pizza for kids (never tried it). The Chinese table has everything from fried rice to General Tso's chicken, Mongolian Beef, Kung Poa chicken, salted shrimp, in other words, a wide variety. You can also order from the menu and the food is prepared from your order. They have a hot and sour soup that is to kill for. The Szechuan, Hunan and some Mongolian are spiced hot, not mild, HOT.

We have another 3-4 Chinese resteraunts here, but I will put World Buffet up against any of them.

One of the funny things about all the Chinese resteraunts here, they have quit serving Chinese style BBQ ribs. Within a year, they ALL stopped.

The best part is, if you don't feel like going there, you can order off the menu and if the order is over $15, they will deliver @ no charge.

Yeah, about once a month.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 11:38:14
Quote "One of the funny things about all the Chinese resteraunts here, they have quit serving Chinese style BBQ ribs. Within a year, they ALL stopped".

This thought was posted by another on the previous post. Somehow I get the feeling that all the Chinese buffets are owned by the same group. We have many in Knoxville and I notice that the decor, lighting and pictures are are the same. The buffets have different names but the menu, taste and appearance is exactly the same????

Perhaps it is the same in your area? Regardless, it is getting very tired very quick.

Mandarin House in Knoxville is the only Chinese Buffet that I enjoy and I am beginning to worry about them as they have been expanding at a exponentially fast pace. I do not believe their quality will survive.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:29:21
Maybe they use the same wholesalers? The Chinese buffets around here do have a few of the same items but all are different, and none are as good as they were a few years ago. It may be a trend that has run it's course. Several around here have converted back to a la carte dining. It is not uncommon to find pizza, mashed potatos, and french fries on a "Chinese" buffet around here.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:36:39
quote:
Originally posted by Bill B.

I miss the Gold Buffet in North Kansas City. Years ago, it was a sweet place.

There can be a big difference between "all you can eat" and "all you'll care to eat." I've been in places where all I cared to eat was not very much.

billyb,
I won tickets for the Foster Brooks show there. I still remember my friend and I attending
the buffet and Show.The owner's name was Carrol,
(can you remember the last name?) and Foster kept making fun of him. Seemed quite extravagant for KC, but in a rat pack sort of way, in the '70's.
cheesehead
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:44:12
Nope. I can't say whether or not they are part of chains, if so, it is different chains. The sub-par buffet has a similar looking buffet in Northern Wisconsin. The World Buffet may also be part of a chain, but they are far superior in food preperation, taste, variety, quality of product, in every way possible. Their resteraunt is much cleaner and brighter in appearance from the other buffets.

My remark about Chinese BBQ spare ribs was about ALL the Chinese resteraunts in town, not just the buffets. Counting the buffets, we have a total of 8 -10 chinese resteraunts and none offer BBQ ribs anymore.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:54:16
Out here in Seattle, we have a few all you can eat sushi places.

All are more than viable -- none spectacular. Always more than well worth the price charged.
efuery
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:55:17
While I can't say I have ever had outstanding food at an all you can eat place. Some of the better ones I have experienced were Master Grill in New York and the first Churrascaria to open in Danbury (now closed). Chinese buffets are always mediocre. I always thought it would be funny to name and all-you-can eat place "Ralph's". Get it!?
zataar
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 13:58:45
quote:
Originally posted by bill voss

quote:
Originally posted by Bill B.

I miss the Gold Buffet in North Kansas City. Years ago, it was a sweet place.

There can be a big difference between "all you can eat" and "all you'll care to eat." I've been in places where all I cared to eat was not very much.

billyb,
I won tickets for the Foster Brooks show there. I still remember my friend and I attending
the buffet and Show.The owner's name was Carrol,
(can you remember the last name?) and Foster kept making fun of him. Seemed quite extravagant for KC, but in a rat pack sort of way, in the '70's.


I grew up 7 blocks from the Gold Buffet. Carrol Meyer(s?) and his family owned it. Spent alot of time in the bowling alley that was connected to it while I was in Junior High, although I wasn't supposed to. My then boyfriend worked as a busser and dishwasher at the Buffet, so I hung out in the kitchen sometimes. There were 3 separate kitchens actually. A very old woman made all the pies from scratch and offered me a job there. I was 15 years old therefore, my mother wouldn't allow me to accept the job. She didn't want me around the boyfriend that much! They regularly had some pretty big name entertainment. It was a curious place, rat packy is a good description. Carrol Meyers' son owns a restaurant on the Country Club Plaza, one of the few locally owned non - chain restaurants there.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/21 14:54:24
When my wife and I were on our Florida Honeymoon in 1981 on our second day we discovered Duff's Smorgasbord in Ft Myers, across the bridge from our location on Sanibel Island. Several vists later and 12 pounds heavier, our honeymoon was over. I don't think they are around anymore, but what a great variety of food for a very reasonable price.

The worst: The Olive Garden (It wasn't my idea). They had one of those promotions of "bottomless pasta and salad", except every serving kept getting skimpier and skimpier, while they kept asking us, very pointedly, if we wanted more wine. "No, I think two glasses is enough since there's no way to get out of here except by car". I've never been back (not that I wanted to go in the first place). -----Ken
olphart
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 07:31:00
quote:
Are you folks trying to let me know that there is no more $2.95, all-you-can-eat seafood at the San Jacinto Inn in Texas?

If you ate at the San Jacinto Inn for omly $2.95, then you gotta be older'n dirt. Maybe even older'n me!
Mark in Ohio
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 09:08:02
quote:
Originally posted by ken8038

When my wife and I were on our Florida Honeymoon in 1981 on our second day we discovered Duff's Smorgasbord in Ft Myers, across the bridge from our location on Sanibel Island. Several vists later and 12 pounds heavier, our honeymoon was over. I don't think they are around anymore, but what a great variety of food for a very reasonable price.

The worst: The Olive Garden (It wasn't my idea). They had one of those promotions of "bottomless pasta and salad", except every serving kept getting skimpier and skimpier, while they kept asking us, very pointedly, if we wanted more wine. "No, I think two glasses is enough since there's no way to get out of here except by car". I've never been back (not that I wanted to go in the first place). -----Ken

[:P] Ah, good old Duff's Smorgasbords. I fondly remember the one in Urbana, Ohio. They had moving food (think of an airline baggage conveyor belt)steam pans where you stood still at a serving island and dished out your selections as they moved by you. I remember gorging on their Sweet and Sour Chicken and starting to choke, the whole place started getting quiet as everyone started wondering if the Heimlich maneuver would be necessary, fortunately it wasn't.
sizz
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 12:35:30
The Peppermill Hotel and Casino "Island Buffet"............. in Reno Nevada.
This is not your cheap Army chow hall type of buffet that one finds in small town USA.
Check out this link to their menu.............
http://www.peppermillreno.com/restaurants/islandmenu.html



1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 14:38:31
quote:
Originally posted by fpczyz

The Peppermill Hotel and Casino "Island Buffet"............. in Reno Nevada.
This is not your cheap Army chow hall type of buffet that one finds in small town USA.
Check out this link to their menu.............
http://www.peppermillreno.com/restaurants/islandmenu.html





I'm not sure what you mean by small town mess halls. The most memorable
Buffet I can remember was one in Ness City, Kansas while heading west on K-96.
All middle European foods freshly prepared, and CHEAP!
Bill
zussers
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 15:05:19
I generally am afraid of buffets, all those kids grabbing at the food with their snotty hands... but I love the buffet at The Dupont Lodge right before you get to the Cumberland Falls in KY. I believe it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer at least. You have a beautiful view of the river as you eat. Sometimes you can even see raccoons through the window. They serve a variety of items, lasagna, fish, roast beef, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes... It's a fun experience to eat and walk down to the falls. I have never actually stayed at the lodge, but have enjoyed many an afternoon sitting on their back patio watching the river go by with a full belly!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/01/22 16:14:22
quote:
Originally posted by zussers

I generally am afraid of buffets, all those kids grabbing at the food with their snotty hands... but I love the buffet at The Dupont Lodge right before you get to the Cumberland Falls in KY. I believe it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer at least. You have a beautiful view of the river as you eat. Sometimes you can even see raccoons through the window. They serve a variety of items, lasagna, fish, roast beef, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes... It's a fun experience to eat and walk down to the falls. I have never actually stayed at the lodge, but have enjoyed many an afternoon sitting on their back patio watching the river go by with a full belly!



Have you ever seen the moonbow at the falls? Cumberland falls is one of the few places in the world where you can view this. I have never stayed at the lodge but I have experienced the night time equivalent of the rainbow. It is only visable during a full moon and is visible nowhere else in the Western hemisphere.

I have attached the website for your info.

http://parks.ky.gov/cumbfal2.htm


Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
cwbyht
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 10:01:19
I went to ryans and people got sick, watching me eat mountains of mashed potatoes, and chicken legs. For deserert I ate 7 slices of banana cream pie. An old lady gave me a dirty look, and told her husband I was disgusting! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Crusinsusin
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 12:44:31
The lunch buffet at the grand old Balsams Resort in tiny Dixville Notch, NH doesn't really qualify as an AYCE restaurant (or roadfood, for that matter), but for what you pay at some restaurants for a lot of greasy food, you can't go wrong. You don't have to be a hotel guest to partake (for guests, it's included in the room rate), and I understand they also have a breakfast and dinner buffet. This past summer, it was $28 per person. I try to get there every couple years when I visit my parents each summer. This year, we went in honor of my (egad!) 50th birthday and it was just as classy as always. I got my money's worth just at the dessert table.

A big treat to gorge yourself on food you'd never make at home and then wander around the grounds or sit on the porch and listen to the rich people decide whether to play bocce or croquet. Then get in your tired old car and go home.
mek
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 14:15:53
http://www.cozyvillage.com/dining.html
GordonW
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 14:59:32
Chuck a Rama, in Salt Lake City (sort of).

http://www.answers.com/topic/chuck-a-rama


Browniebaker
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 15:08:30
quote:
Originally posted by Pogo

New Orleans Manor in Nashville, TN.

It's been more than five years since I last ate there.... but I hear it is still the same. Last visit it was $35. That include prime rib, King Crab legs that were the diameter of a 50c piece, and allready cracked for you. Seafood Island, Dessert Island. Everything was far above average and when you get back with your new plate of food, there is a fresh linen napkin, refilled drink, and mess cleaned away.


I am sad to say that New Orleans Manor has gone downhill. I used to love that restaurant, but after not having been for a while, I went about a month ago. What a disappointment. The restaurant bills itself as "the home of the seafood feast," yet the much-touted steamed king-crab and snow-crab legs were so overcooked and dry, the crabmeat came off the shell in tough and stringy shreds. Several of the peel-and-eat shrimp was a little mealy, clearly less than fresh. Even though there were several delicious dishes such as the prime rib, spinach lasagna, oysters Rockefeller, fresh oysters on the half-shell, barbecued spareribs, pecan pie, carrot-pineapple cake, and pumpkin-cream roll, the meal just was not worth the $35.00 per-person price. I'm never going back.
NAAMikey
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/02 15:35:57
About fifteen years ago, my father and I were driving cross country with a moving van. I was returning to NY from living in Cal. I remember stopping at this one place called " The Royal Fork Buffet" in Terra Haute, IN. As I recall the food was very good and there was plenty of it. My Dad and I still talk about the places we ate at years ago on that trip and also a motorcycle trip about 25 years ago. We are planning to do it again before it gets too late for both of us. We will certainley be bringing "Roadfood" along for the the ride.
Mike
Tedbear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/05 19:04:07
quote:
Originally posted by hucknbock

When in Bangor, Maine, try Miller's Restaurant. It's got a great local reputation (always a good sign), and I must say the food is particularly tasty for a buffet. You can also order off the menu. The buffet has separate tables for italian, mexicana, and Chinese, a make-your-own-pizza table and a separate alcove for desserts. Nothing too exotic, but if I remember right, the cost is only $12.95 or so.



Although it has been a number of years since I ate there, I do recall that Miller's had better-than-average food, and was a very good value. It is a little off of the beaten path, but is worth seeking out.
cwbyht
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/06 08:13:09
quote:
Originally posted by cwbyht

I went to ryans and people got sick, watching me eat mountains of mashed potatoes, and chicken legs. For deserert I ate 7 slices of banana cream pie. An old lady gave me a dirty look, and told her husband I was disgusting! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Of course, I am older now, and am lucky if I can even eat a second plate. I guess quanity is not so important anymore. Lately, I have been going to the Catfish buffet in McKenzie Tennessee. The buffet includes alot of southern fare, Plenty of fried catfish, chicken, and the best creamed gravy, I have ever tasted. You can even get grits, and turnip greens. For desert, the peach cobbler cannot be beat!
Mosca
Filet Mignon
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/06 09:46:09
Generally speaking (and excluding breakfasts) I have never had anything but barely edible crap at all you can eat places, with one exception.

Back in the early '90s, the Marriot East Side in NYC used to have an all-you-can-eat prime rib and lobster buffet. It was just spectacular, all the sides were freshly made rather than canned or frozen, the desserts were top notch. The one memory from there that I have isn't the food, though. It is a mamory of some really old guy walking back with a plate of 3 whole lobsters. We saw him eat seven of them, and he may have had more before or after we left. The next time we went there the buffet was gone.

The best all you can eat breakfast I've ever had was at the Fairmont Orchid in Kohala, with baked goods from Mamane Bakery and fresh island fruits.


Tom
AndreaB
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/06 15:47:13
We used to have a very good seafood buffet in Lexington, KY, called "The New Orleans House". It wasn't cheap, but it was very good. I think I probably ate my weight in raw oysters when we went!
(not really, but you know what I mean). They had broiled seafood, fried seafood whatever you could imagine and it made for a very nice dinner.

Andrea
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/06 19:50:02
My all-time favorite would have to be the Dillard House, in Dillard, Georgia.
RedTailer
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/07 19:28:25
>>>>>The best all-you-can-eat place I've ever been to is in Orlando, Florida. If my memory serves me right, it's called Boston Lobster Feast. Anyway, it was $25 per person...

I really loved Boston Lobster Feast, except that I soon would give up going back for new whole lobsters, because only one out of four or so was actually tender and succulent, and the rest were rubbery and tough. But the rest of the buffet still made it worth it--especially those loads of oysters. But I've since found a Chinese all-you-can-eat seafood buffet on Hwy. 192 (sorry, I don't have the name or address--I just went by the big sign) in Kissimmee (the main drag--about halfway toward downtown Kissimmee from Disney) which doesn't have lobster, but actually had a bit more satisfying diversity of seafood, and it was more like $11 instead of $25.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/07 20:54:13

Andrea We have/had a New Orleans House in Louisville (and also in Indy). Back in the 80's it was a spectacular place to go for pigging out on great seafood (for Louisville). We tried it again in '99 while visiting the area and it had really trimmed the menu items and quality, while keeping the high prices. I am not sure if it is still open today.
garryd451
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/07 22:15:43
My favorite All You Can Eat is is an Amish Restaurant in Middleburry, Indiana. It is Family Style, Amish type cooking and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Also as You will see on their website, this is not a buffet, this is a sit-down Family Style Dinner with Homemade food!

HERE'S THERE LINK:


http://www.essenhaus.com/index.cfm?pagename=mainpage_template&client_id=essenhaus%5Fcorp&tablename=news&link_id=14343939&linkname=Restaurant
FeedYourFace
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/08 09:31:50
quote:
Originally posted by zussers

I generally am afraid of buffets, all those kids grabbing at the food with their snotty hands...

I agree with the same fright of buffets. Little kids are always grabbing, or coughing on buffets; but each man for himself.
This is a simple one becuase I haven't been to too many buffet places, but I like Ci Ci's Pizza's buffet in Lafayette, IN. It's cheap, and good all you can eat pizza.
olddocdiner
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/08 10:03:20
The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA (I'm not lying - that's the name of the town) is well know for its buffet always with fried green tomatoes. Great setting as well in an old ante bellum plantation manor.

Al-the-mayor, I've seen you extol the virtues of Moonlite BBQ before (and it does have a bodacious buffet), but since they par boil the meats before bbq-ing (as I understand it), wouldn't most BBQ purists be disappointed? There are places in Owensboror that to my mind have much better BBQ (I grew up there, and there is a kind of in-town regionalism at work - I may be jaded by that) although I have always liked Moonlites burgoo better than anyone else's.

I'm getting hungry writing about it!
chezkatie
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/08 10:26:01
I have never been here for a buffet but everyone that has raves about the fine quality of food at bargain prices.

http://www.cozyvillage.com/dine/buffets.html
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/08 10:54:13
My husband and I once went to a truck stop buffet that was supposed to be very good. Actually, it was, right up until I saw a burley guy with filthy hands drop a piece of fried checken on the floor, pick it up and put it back in the chicken bin. Ugh!!! That pretty much cured me of buffets.
jdjd1313
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/10 15:42:10
http://shtick.org/Misc/ryans.htm
Anytime I think of those all you can eat buffets I am reminded of this internet classic.
Warning--the link is pretty graphic and may be "off-color" to the easily offended.
I actually like Ryans when relatives visit my city--an easy choice if you have a few folks, especially kids, as there's a little bit of everything. Nothing spectacular, but the yeast rolls are good if you are not on a low carb diet.
I don't think I'll go for the macaroni and beef after reading this though.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/10 16:58:18

OldDocDiner
Yeah I probably should get a cut of the receipts from the Bosleys down at the Moonlite BBQ. I do like the place. About the 'Par-boiling' of the meats...I got a tour of the kitchen and Smokers last March when I had my Czech Cousin with me. They were loading large chunks of mutton into the smoker and had just filled another with Pork Butt and ribs. Neither looked to me like it had been boiled prior to being put in the smoker. I didn't think to ask, but I will next time we are down in Owensboro.
PhenoBarbieDahl
Hamburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/13 14:14:05
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


Andrea We have/had a New Orleans House in Louisville (and also in Indy). Back in the 80's it was a spectacular place to go for pigging out on great seafood (for Louisville). We tried it again in '99 while visiting the area and it had really trimmed the menu items and quality, while keeping the high prices. I am not sure if it is still open today.

Evidently the Indy one closed a year or so ago. Went once back in '02 and was pleasantly surprised; wasn't expecting much from steam-table seafood but everything was quite good. I guess another buffet opened in the same location, havn't heard much about it.
Fat Pig
Hamburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/14 17:33:14
quote:
Originally posted by olddocdiner

The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA (I'm not lying - that's the name of the town) is well know for its buffet always with fried green tomatoes. Great setting as well in an old ante bellum plantation manor.



There is a good story behind how the town got it's name. However I think Andy-goofin-on-Elvis-in-the-land-of-go-Dawgies-Ort is the only one could do the story justice.

It is the best AYCE around.
paoconnell
Hamburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/21 19:42:38
quote:
Originally posted by sugarlander

Las Vegas: Bellagio lunch buffet: several kinds of shrimp, 4 kinds of mashed potatoes.


Right now I live in Las Vegas, though I'm moving back to Albuquerque in a week in a half.

In my opinion, the Bellagio's food is too rich (overly buttered) for my personal tastes. For a higher end buffet I prefer the Aladdin, which is uniformly excellent, especially the Mediterranian and seafood/sushi stations, and everything in't drenched in butter.

Best lower cost buffets: Main Stret Station Downtown (basic food, some emphasis on Asian/Hawaiian food), and the Rampart buffet in Summerlin (locals casino that's more expensive than MSS but higher quality, and seafood night on Fridays is good).

Texas Station (another locals casino) used to have a good buffet with an emphasis on barbecue, but the quality has dropped over the last few years.
Fat Pig
Hamburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/22 02:37:44
I almost forgot about Lost Wages. The Bellegio is excellent. Great seafood. Love the unagi. I don't get the love affair with Rio at all. I have been to Main Street Station and it's good for the price.
cwbyht
Junior Burger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/22 08:37:58
quote:
Originally posted by sonjaab

quote:
Originally posted by jdjd1313

http://shtick.org/Misc/ryans.htm
Anytime I think of those all you can eat buffets I am reminded of this internet classic.
Warning--the link is pretty graphic and may be "off-color" to the easily offended.
I actually like Ryans when relatives visit my city--an easy choice if you have a few folks, especially kids, as there's a little bit of everything. Nothing spectacular, but the yeast rolls are good if you are not on a low carb diet.
I don't think I'll go for the macaroni and beef after reading this though.


You have GOT to click that link and read it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGH!! That's one of the grossest stories I have ever read. I can't belive someone could be so proud of such an experiance, that they would want to post it, for all to read. Do yourself a favor, and skip this story!
Sandy Eggo
Cheeseburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/22 12:28:56
We have the Old Town Buffet and COuntry Buffet places here on the west coast. My mother likes these places because they have a senior discount and all you can eat for about 8 bucks. That includes salad and soup bar, carved meats, comfort food sides, all you can drink coffee or soft drinkes and a huge bakery and ice cream bar with pies, cookies and brownies. They usually have roast beef, ham, turkey and seafood. Some even have serve steak. http://www.buffet.com/

Chef Susan
Hamburger
RE: Top Ten All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants 2005/09/22 14:37:38
I went to Sartain's in the Sabine Pass, Texas on the recommendation of a 1984(?)edition of Roadfood. It was all you can eat for something like $13...which seemed a little pricey at the time (1984!) but totally worth it. I wonder if it is still around?
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