U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Location: Sunny Florida
7,136 posts, read 10,684,746 times
Reputation: 9448


All you can eat isn't too appealing to me because I don't get my money's worth. I like the variety of items available, but I've found that most of the time quantity is put above quality and that's not a healthy way for me to eat.
Quick reply to this message

Old 05-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Location: Heart of Dixie
12,448 posts, read 10,164,946 times
Reputation: 28069
Originally Posted by Adi from the Brunswicks View Post
...one should observe all the items like a tiger before attacking your prey...
In that case, you should pick the buffet items that are easiest to get.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
3,681 posts, read 3,266,964 times
Reputation: 6538
Originally Posted by ramkobe View Post
1-2 servings?
3-5 servings?
Eat till you explode then eat again?
It means go for the sushi and leave the lo mein to the masses!
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Location: between Mars and Venus
1,524 posts, read 780,832 times
Reputation: 2012
All you can eat means the fresh oysters aren't going anywhere except my stomach
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2014, 04:53 PM
8,182 posts, read 4,475,163 times
Reputation: 8778
to me, and only me, its what ever i want, but only one plate. but i just don't like being a hog, and being miserable all day
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2014, 05:34 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
11,444 posts, read 14,001,124 times
Reputation: 10955
It's a place I would never go to! It also means a lot of obese people!
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2014, 09:37 PM
3,043 posts, read 6,311,265 times
Reputation: 2045
I don't care for buffets. Even nice ones often the food is not hot for example. I also don't like mixing foods that don't go together. I tend to be a picky eater in general so it is a waste. I tend to make my plate like a meal I would order and then some dessert. I will say the last buffet I ate at was 6 years ago and it was an upscale one where I ate to many fresh shrimp. I have not had shrimp since.
If I ever go to Las Vegas I will try a buffet for brunch there cause I heard they are nice to eat at when you go to Las Vegas.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-25-2014, 11:54 PM
635 posts, read 661,760 times
Reputation: 813
Eat till I am stuffed or if the food isn't that fulfilling, whichever comes first.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2014, 12:36 AM
Location: U.S.A., Earth
4,348 posts, read 2,620,091 times
Reputation: 3819
Originally Posted by AnonChick View Post
Most of the Indian restaurants around here have a buffet lunch. If I go during the time they're having the buffet, I order off the menu instead. I figure it this way:

I can pay $9.99 and have all I can eat, right there and then, of some really delicious food, but I'd have to stuff myself to get my money's worth.


I can pay $11.99 and eat half the entree, half the naan, all of the appetizer and crisps with sauce that comes with the meal, and a free gulab jamun or khir for dessert, and take the other half of the entree and half of the naan home for the next day's lunch.

To me, I get MUCH more of my money's worth by ordering off the menu. Buffets cater to the "I want it all NOW" crowd. I'm more of a "I want some of this now, some of that later" type of gal.
It varies with the ones I've been to, but $14 was the cheapest a la carte item, and the portion was only enough for 1.5 meals... barely. And all there was was rice and the entrée. You've got a nice place that includes a complimentary dessert with your purchase.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-26-2014, 01:08 PM
14,663 posts, read 29,757,556 times
Reputation: 17292
Years ago I ate at buffets. No more. I have food sensitivities and also became very turned off by the hordes of obese people piling their plates until food was FALLING OFF - ugh! Plus, that stuff has been sitting around for a long time, growing bacteria, or becoming overcooked, wilted, etc. Not to mention people pawing through it. High end places are just as bad as Golden Corral or those cheap Chinese places.

Even if I thought the stuff was great, I don't eat enough to make it worth it.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top