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Old 05-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Originally Posted by ackmondual View Post
I usually do 2 to 3 plates, + dessert. At times, I do let the "getting value for your $$" get out of hand.

When I was working, I would think ahead and purposely eat one less plate as to not be in a total food coma after lunch.

I remember in Las Vegas where we'd vow to do a la carte, but a buffet ended up being only a $2 more.

Indian food, there's no cheap Indian food. The lunch buffet is about even or cheaper than a $9 to $12 single entrée.
I don't usually like buffets, but the Buffet Maharajah is incredible. Evidently, it's the biggest in North America and worth every penny.

Buffet Maharaja - Events
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Location: Silicon Valley
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I don't feel they're worth the price, so I only do all you can eat buffets if I'm going with someone else who wants to go.

The only thing I like about them, really, is that if I don't like something, I can go get something else.

I also like taking home leftovers, and you can't do that with a buffet.

I'd rather spend the same amount of money for menu items and be able to take the leftovers home.

Oh, and do I overeat? Not always, but usually a little. Even though I'm pretty fat nowadays, lol, I don't eat huge quantities at one sitting, normally. And I'm not really into sweets. So, I'll usually try out a soup, some salad, some entrees. Might go back for more entree (because meat is a special treat for me - can't normally afford much meat). Might have a small bite of a dessert.

If someone gave me a hard time about food on my plate at an all you can eat buffet, I'd tell them they need to invest in some hogs to fatten up out back. Or open up a menu-only establishment. That's ridiculous.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Location: The analog world
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Very occasionally, our family eats at Sweet Tomatoes, usually for some sort of fund-raiser. It's nice to have a little of this and a little of that. One plate plus a second helping of a favorite dish is my max. I do not feel guilty at all if I leave a bit of something on my plate. Sometimes, a dish that looks great just isn't all that tasty.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:04 PM
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I try not to eat at those too often because it usually means I go in happy and leave miserable!

Pay per weight is a better for control and to reduce waste.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:16 PM
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it means,,,4-5 plates..
stuff yourself,,,,

throw caution to the wind and eat something you like,,,guilt free..
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Location: USA
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I don't eat a lot at one meal, so if I'm going to Golden Corral, I do the takeout method:fill the container and have it weighed. It's usually about $7 and feeds me for probably 3 noon meals. There is also a Chinese buffet and I do the same for about the same price. This is maybe a once a month routine. Other days, I cook at home or have some sort of tv dinner and usually on the lookout for something new and different to appear on the market, which doesn't happen often and sometimes, when something shows up, it doesn't live up to it's publicity.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Originally Posted by WoodstockSchool1980 View Post


Quantity over quality. I avoid "all you can eat" places. They make me sick. Portions at most ordinary restaurants are too large.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Originally Posted by ramkobe View Post
1-2 servings?
3-5 servings?
Eat till you explode then eat again?
I eat until I feel full but not the point where I feel sick.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Until I've had as much as I want.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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That brunch is awesome. It ought to be for $49.50
Price list here:
Salty's Waterfront Seafood Grills - Saturday & Sunday Brunch: Salty's on Alki Beach
Yes, they have limo service.

If it's an American buffet, I get a plate of ribs and another plate of mashed potatoes and gravy. And done.
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