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remixedcat

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what is your fav buffet place? Wed, 01/18/12 8:26 PM (permalink)
so what is your fav buffet place?
Ponderosa
Shoney'sRyan's/Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet
Golden corral
Souplantation/Sweet tomatoes
Chuck-A-Rama
CiCi's
Shady Maple
casino type buffets
KFC buffet
Luby's
Sizzler
USA Steak Buffet
Chinese Buffet (please specify!)
Other (Please specify!)
 
#1
    jeepguy

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    Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 3:33 AM (permalink)
    I'd have to go with...Chuck-A-Rama!!! LMAO!
     
    #2
      ChrisOC

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      Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 8:06 AM (permalink)
      Sharon Zheng Buffet (Chinese)  Egg Harbor Township NJ
      Great hot & sour soup and all you can eat,  made to order sushi. 
       
      #3
        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 9:02 AM (permalink)
        I don't go to places that serve buffet style.
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 9:18 AM (permalink)
          Michael Hoffman


          I don't go to places that serve buffet style.

           
          Michael perhaps you might change your mind if you visit Ellendale's in Nashville.  This is not the Golden Corral or Ryan's.  It is much more upscale according to Poverty Pete and The Mayor.
           
          I have seen the setting and it is very picturesque with nice gardens and a nice place to start off Sunday morning.
           
          http://www.ellendales.com/home/our-menus/brunch-menu
          http://www.ellendales.com/home/about
           
          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN

           
          #5
            SeamusD

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            Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 10:31 AM (permalink)
            Phil's Chicken House in Endicott, NY.
             
            #6
              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 11:23 AM (permalink)
              Sundancer7


              Michael Hoffman


              I don't go to places that serve buffet style.


              Michael perhaps you might change your mind if you visit Ellendale's in Nashville.  This is not the Golden Corral or Ryan's.  It is much more upscale according to Poverty Pete and The Mayor.

              I have seen the setting and it is very picturesque with nice gardens and a nice place to start off Sunday morning.

              http://www.ellendales.com/home/our-menus/brunch-menu
              http://www.ellendales.com/home/about

              Paul E. Smith
              Knoxville, TN

              Oh, we'll be there. lleechef has nothing against buffets. I'm the one who doesn't do buffets or salad bars.
              <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Thu, 01/19/12 11:24 AM>
               
              #7
                MetroplexJim

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                Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 11:43 AM (permalink)
                My all-time favorite was the Sunday Brunch buffet in The Palm Court at the Plaza back in the 1990's when Donald Trump owned it. 
                 
                Since the hotel was turned largely into condos several years ago The Palm Court is now strictly a la carte.
                 
                #8
                  Big Frank

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                  Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 12:37 PM (permalink)
                  Blue Willow Inn - Social Circle, GA
                   
                  #9
                    rumaki

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                    Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 1:23 PM (permalink)
                    I've only been to a Luby's once, but at that time, it was a cafeteria, not a buffet. 
                     
                    I hate buffets as a rule, though I did enjoy the small brunch buffet at Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, KY.   It seems, though, that they are now experimenting with a menu brunch rather than a buffet.  http://www.beaumontinn.com/dining.htm
                     
                    I was in the business class Sky Team lounge at Heathrow over the holidays, and watched a small kid go up to the hot food table, lick her fingers, and use those same fingers to push some hot pasta dish off the serving spoon on to her plate. 
                     
                    As I said, I hate buffets.
                     
                    #10
                      Greymo

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                      Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 1:50 PM (permalink)
                      I could write a book about the very unsanitary things that I have observed people doing at buffets.  Here are a few examples:
                       
                      A child   (about 10 years old)  is standing at a buffet table and picking orange sections up one by one, smelling them and putting tem back into serving container.
                       
                      Many people tasting their food as they move along in line, licking their fingers and then picking up a serving utensil.
                       
                      People blowing their noses as they are in line to get food
                       
                      People picking through containers of food looking for that certain "special" piece  (at least that is what I assume that they are doing)
                       
                      People overloading their plates and walking back to table with plates dripping  or food dropping off.
                       
                      Once, I actually saw a man bring his soiled plate to the dessert bar.  We were sitting right next to it and this is what we saw him do.  He loaded his plate with different items.  He got to one last item which he wanted...........his plate was full......what to do?  He solved it right away by scraping the serving of chocolate pudding he had on his plate back into the serving container and now had room for that piece of pie (or whatever) that he thought he needed.  You  bet I called for the manager on that!
                       
                      I could go on and on but guess I have explained enough so that you can understand why I hate buffets.
                       
                      P.S.     I have seen  people acting like this at the most elegant buffets (and costly) in town too so it is not the type of buffet.  It is that people have dreadful manners no matter where you might go.
                       
                      #11
                        fishtaco

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                        Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 2:14 PM (permalink)
                        Reuben E. Lee, Riverboat Harbor Island, San Diego. Killer brunch.
                         
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                          mayor al

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                          Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 3:22 PM (permalink)
                          We have a branch of the Paula Deen chain in our local Caesar's-Bally's-Horseshoe Riverboat Casino. While not regular customers , we have enjoyed the Friday night Seafood Buffet and the Sunday Brunch several times. The place is always clean and well-stocked. We consider it to be the 'nicest' buffet in the area.
                          We seldom go to the 'trough' buffets that our grandkids tend to want to choose when we go out, but do make a Ryans stop when we have too. Not my first choice, for sure.
                           
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                            ces1948

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                            Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 4:59 PM (permalink)
                            Only have the Golden Corral of the ones on your list. We do have (at least to my family) a decent Chinese buffet with sushi and a large stir fry station. (Mikasi or something like that in Jensen Beach, Fl)
                             
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                              TJ Jackson

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                              Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 7:24 PM (permalink)
                              My favorite buffets are the asian ones that include - at no additional charge - a mongolian grill
                               
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                                Rabkin

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                                Re:what is your fav buffet place? Thu, 01/19/12 9:48 PM (permalink)
                                The best buffet I've ever had the distinct pleasure of dining in is, without hesitation, Boma - Flavors of Africa ( http://disneyworld.disney...oma-flavors-of-africa/ ) at the gorgeous Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World.
                                <message edited by Rabkin on Thu, 01/19/12 9:50 PM>
                                 
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                                  Adjudicator

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                                  Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                  @ Farmer's Market - Thomasville, GA
                                   
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                                    Adjudicator

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                                    Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 8:24 PM (permalink)
                                    TJ Jackson


                                    My favorite buffets are the asian ones that include - at no additional charge - a mongolian grill


                                    Yeah they are good!  The concoctions some of the customer's come up with.  Well they are -- you know... 
                                     
                                    LOL
                                     
                                    #18
                                      remixedcat

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                                      Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 8:30 PM (permalink)

                                      so buffets inc is gonna close 81 locations! in this economy where those 50 some approx workers per location are going to have to find new jobs in areas where jobs are slim pickings!
                                      and how in the **** can a buffet company have that much freaking debt!!???
                                       
                                      #19
                                        mar52

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                                        Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 10:08 PM (permalink)
                                        Could it be the amount that people eat and the amount that is wasted?
                                         
                                        The money spent on advertising?
                                        Rent?
                                        Insurance?
                                        Salaries?
                                        as opposed to what is taken in?
                                         
                                         
                                         
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                                          ces1948

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                                          Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 10:19 PM (permalink)
                                          Good corporate citizens right? Johnson City Ryan's closes An employee of the Johnson City location called the Press this morning to report that he arrived at the restaurant this morning to find a letter on the door announcing the store's closing.
                                          The letter informed visitors that the restaurant had "permanently closed."


                                          Read more: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Business/article.php?id=97668#ixzz1k3ilWdFs

                                          From the comments.
                                          zacb18 writes:
                                          January 20, 2012
                                          10:33 AM

                                          My name is Andrew Bailey. I live in Johnson City, Tennessee. On January 12th I was hired to be a Manager in Training (MIT) at Ryan's Steakhouse. I was ecstatic! I had been looking for work for a really long time. I was told to call on the 15th to get my schedule. When I called Ryans said my first day would be 9:30 Friday morning. I arrived 15 minutes early today because I was so excited to start my new job. When I arrived, there was not a single car in the parking lot. I assumed I was early and the first to arrive. At 9:33 I walk up to the front entrance and there was a sign taped to the door saying. "We are sorry fore the inconvenience but this Rayns location is Permanently Closed." My hapiness instantly turned to sadness. I did not receive 1 phone call to notify me that 81 Ryans restaurants were closing after Thursday night as a result of a bankruptcy filing by its parent company, Buffets Inc. I'm speechless!!!!!!!...........I was planning on my first two checks from Ryans to help cover my rent, food, and other essential bills. I stopped looking for work when I was hired because I had faith that Ryan's Steakhouse was going to be there for me. Now I am back to the drawing board.


                                          Read more: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Business/article.php?id=97668#ixzz1k3jIXO26

                                           
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                                            remixedcat

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                                            Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 10:19 PM (permalink)
                                            thing is they spent a lot of money buying ryan's buffet out when they had problems themselves. I think that's what did them in... 
                                             
                                            some buffets.blogspot.com site has tons on them. 
                                             
                                             
                                             
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                                              mar52

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                                              Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 10:56 PM (permalink)
                                              A blog about buffets?
                                               
                                              #23
                                                remixedcat

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                                                Re:what is your fav buffet place? Fri, 01/20/12 11:45 PM (permalink)
                                                yes it is, it's not mine though.... 
                                                 
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                                                  mar52

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                                                  Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sat, 01/21/12 12:07 AM (permalink)
                                                  It's just amazing to me that there are blogs on any and everything.
                                                   
                                                  Las Vegas had those buffets but they were lost leaders for customers to drop coins into their slot machines and tables.  They made money one way or the other. Now they're not even low priced.
                                                   
                                                  The buffets in Los Angeles come and go.  All the Scandinavian buffets are long gone.  Several of the Chinese (???) buffets have closed even when they were packed to capacity.
                                                   
                                                  A lot of them are owned by groups and you can only divide the bottom line so many times and make it worth it.
                                                   
                                                  I only go to a buffet if that's where everyone else wants to go... or my mother.
                                                   
                                                  You can also only fool people once or twice.  Hometown Buffet has the television advertisements where they show steaks and racks of ribs.  When you're there they slice you off a piece of overcooked steak...not the entire steak.  They offer you one or two ribs after you've waited for them to be brought out from the back.
                                                   
                                                  They are not what they advertise.
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    remixedcat

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                                                    Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sat, 01/21/12 12:09 AM (permalink)
                                                    the pics on ryans/ocb/htb/gb are really stock photos and people think they are honestly going to get fresh greens, juicy steak, and all that... ha ha...
                                                     
                                                     
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      leethebard

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                                                      Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sat, 01/21/12 10:30 PM (permalink)
                                                      Shady Maple in Amish country, by far....Ate at a Golden Corral once...dirty, cheap, and disgusting!!!
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        bosco lover

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                                                        Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sun, 01/22/12 1:00 PM (permalink)
                                                        i quite enjoy sweet tomatoes, wish we had one in our town. and i like the mongolian bbq part of a chinese buffet, the rest of the chinese food is usually too greasy and fried for me
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Wabbit

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                                                          Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sun, 01/22/12 1:08 PM (permalink)
                                                          Sunday Brunch at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond VA. It is a Buffet ,But the food is made to order . The historical setting and quite good food is worth the trip. The Champagne does't hurt either!
                                                           
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                                                            chewingthefat

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                                                            Re:what is your fav buffet place? Sun, 01/22/12 1:19 PM (permalink)
                                                            Never been to a GOOD Chinese buffet... they all have the same cheap crap!
                                                            The Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Broadmore in Colorado Springs is something to behold!
                                                             
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