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Old 08-10-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I like the Indian Buffets, but most of them seem to have cut out all of the meat (beef, lamb) except for Chicken....seems like kind of a ripoff. I guess the cost of meat is just too much now.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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I do if they are good Chinese ones or various ones (like Golden Corral).

My partner does not and it is very frustrating. I would like someone who likes a good buffet as a dining companion. I like someone who paces himself or herself and then enjoys the variety.

Too many people see it as gluttonous to go to buffets and all you can eat but I just like the idea of sampling stuff, a little here and a little there. It's my ideal way to eat.

Unfortunately we rarely go to buffets.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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I like going to buffets with my kids because I know they are bound to have things everyone will like. I like having lots of choices.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I love Breakfast Buffets, I can eat about half my weight in Bacon alone, it's like a drug.
My second choice would be a chinese buffet, I can try things I wouldnt normally order for takeout.
Problem is.. i'm a spoiled rotton New Yorker and it's very hard to come by good chinese where I live now..
When a Navtive floridian says XXX has good chinese, chances are it sucks.. It's tough just finding a good egg roll here..
That was last year..

I will still take a good breakfast buffet any day... It's not the norm, different.

The other's Blahhh.. I'm not even sure I like eating out anymore.
Seems I can make anything my fussy family member will eat..MUCH better at home.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Ahhhhh, buffets, where the food isn't really very good, but YOU GET A LOT OF IT!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I do if they are good Chinese ones or various ones (like Golden Corral).

My partner does not and it is very frustrating. I would like someone who likes a good buffet as a dining companion. I like someone who paces himself or herself and then enjoys the variety.

Too many people see it as gluttonous to go to buffets and all you can eat but I just like the idea of sampling stuff, a little here and a little there. It's my ideal way to eat.

Unfortunately we rarely go to buffets.

Yup, I usually limit myself to 2 moderate sized plates........so I do not leave feeling stuffed.........I HATE feeling stuffed.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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No way. Unless I am trying to feed a bunch of children, like a baseball team on a trip, for example. The only one I enjoy is the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday.
To me, a buffet is the worst representation of a restaurant's food. Like, would you prefer to go to a wedding reception with a buffet line (picture canned green beans swimming in water), or a sit down dinner?
Then there's usually the distasteful diner who hogs all the crab legs, or shrimp, or you name it. Gross gluttony is not something I want to see.
DH and I call buffets, eating at the trough.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Phillip's Seafood Buffet FTW!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I can think of a handful of buffets that were really worth returning to from time to time, but they are few. I have never eaten at a chinese or Mexican buffet that was better than mildly fair. This goes for ones like the HomeTown buffet and Golden Corall. I do like GCs chicken...it is the overcooked rest of it that is awful....

When I think of good ones, I think of the Barzilian steak houses with the wonderful salad bars or some of the Vegas buffets that are usually Sunday brunches and cost $40 to $80.00. The best thing about a buffet is, when dining with young children, you can get food that is slightly healthier than going to a fast food restaurant and yet the kids can find something they like.

We have a Sunday brunch buffet here in NWA that is great once in awhile. They have the most unusual salads I have ever eaten and they are delicious.

Nita
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I had a fabulous brunch buffet at the Contemporary Resort at Disney World many years ago.
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