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Old 05-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Location: Western Oregon
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Originally Posted by 70Ford View Post

That brunch is awesome. It ought to be for $49.50
WOW! I was smiling and my mouth was watering, just watching it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Location: Pacific NW
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To me, it's the 1-2 servings.

I haven't eaten at one in many years, but what I do appreciate about them is the ability to have just exactly what I want, in whatever weird combination I want. It's not so much about quantity.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:36 PM
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I like the Indian buffets as you can select a small portions of a number of dishes as opposed to choosing ONE dish. I can always find a dish that I like, especially among dishes I am unfamiliar with.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I don't go to buffets, but if it is something like an all you can eat fish fry, I've never had room for seconds,
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Location: PA
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Originally Posted by 70Ford View Post
Warning: This article contains stories that might make you question humanity. Getting punched in the face for a crab leg? Wow. Just wow.

Restaurant Adds Surcharge For All-You-Can-Eat Customers Who Don’t Clear Plate
None of that surprises me. I guess for some people, "all you can eat" means a free-for-all. The Chinese buffet that we go to has signs telling people not to take just the fish off of the sushi and leave the rice behind, or to take the entire clam and not leave the shell. I've not yet seen anyone get into fisticuffs over the crab legs - "yet" being the operative word. I have seen a guy run in the restaurant and faceplant in the waiting area. I've also seen a toddler almost fall out of her high chair. None of the adults were at their booth at the time, and the oldest person there had to be, what, 7? Just because the place doesn't have white tablecloths and a prix-fixe menu doesn't mean that these people have full license to act like morons.

Anyway, "all-you-can-eat" depends on what it is that I am eating. If it's a Chinese buffet, it means hot and sour soup, maybe some dim sum...the number of plates depends on how hungry I am and whether or not I am eating crab legs, oysters, crawfish, or the like, as the non-edibles take up some room on the plate. At an Indian buffet, I'll maybe have two or three plates. I wouldn't go back to Old Country Buffet if it were free.

ETA: That guy who sued the sushi restaurant for discrimination sounds like a real d-bag.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ramkobe View Post
What does "All You Can Eat" mean to you?
It means I don't want to dine there.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:40 PM
Location: In a house
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The only time I really ever go to buffets anymore are when I get comped for breakfast at casinos. The last time I went was maybe - five years ago?

I can tell you what I had too - same thing I always get.

A bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, raw onion and capers.
At -least- 8 slices of bacon, more if it's especially tasty.

Possibly one waffle with butter, but no syrup because they don't serve real maple and I'm a snob.
Possibly an omelet from the omelet-maker station, with cheese, mushrooms, and bacon in it.
Fruit chunks - pineapple and melons, no grapes or bing cherries.

That's about it. If I'm not full yet, I'd have more bacon.


I did go to a Brazilian barbeque once, and stuffed myself *almost* sick, primarily with filet mignon medallions wrapped in bacon, and grilled pineapple. But I had a whole lot of other stuff, I think I went up to the actual buffet part of the place and just took a look and went back to my table with just a piece of bread. I'm not even a big meat-eater - but boy oh boy was this place twistedly amazing.

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Old 05-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I absolutely HATE being full and bloated.

So for me...all-you-can-eat usually means eating 2 moderately sized plates of food. Most deserts at AYCE places suck.......don't like ice-cream or pie very much, so I usually skip.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:29 PM
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Eat until you are full or more aptly go to these types of dining establishments (if you like the typical foods) when you have eaten light for a few days or have a group of teens 20 somethings to get your money's worth.

When I was teen and young adult there were a few all you can eat buffets and all you can eat offers (Longhorn Steakhouse used to have all you can eat ribs) that my parents would take me because they knew they'd get their money's worth.

Last one I went to myself was a northern Florida Bar b q place near Jacksonville a few years back while on a long weekend vacation trip. The restaurant was known for it's ribs and I was starving having spent a long day out and about, I think I had six half racks.

The strategy is to not let the restaurant fill you up on bread and potatoes and keep them on standby for the next hot helping. And avoid desserts. The Mongolian barbecue's are also the other I've enjoyed. As others have mentioned often the places that focus solely on all you can eat are not very good quality.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Location: tampa bay
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I remember a few years back I went to an all you can eat crab leg dinner with my sister-in-law...we reordered six times and after we were done the chef came out to meet us and admitted he expected us to be two huge guys instead of two slim women!!!
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