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Old 02-03-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Do you have many buffets in your area? What are some of your favorite ones? Do you end up eating too much when you go to buffets? Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? I have trouble controlling myself when I eat at buffets....
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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We don't have many buffet places in Europe generally speaking and I can't say I miss it . I personally find the food to be a lot less good quality and I prefer to eat less but better.

I think buffets encourage you to stuff yourself simply to get good value . As far as I am concerned there is so much a human being can eat comfortably and I don't see the point.


The best buffet I know is oddly enough on the Brittany Ferries ferry back from France to England , they actually have a superb "haute cuisine" selection and their fresh seafood ( off a local fishing boat every morning) is unbelievable... I am slaivating just thinking about it.

Their Desserts and Cheese selection are wonderful too.


So I will thoroughly enjoy my fresh Langoustines and Crab Mayonnaise and the cheeses but even then there is so much my stomach can take...
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I love buffets but I have learned not to pig out. We have a oriental place nearby that we just love to go to, the food is so good there. I just feel like they are so expensive now and I don't eat that much so I know they are glad to see me come in.

I use to LOVE breakfast Shoney's buffet but I haven't been there in years, again, cost so much and I don't eat that much and we no longer have one close to us anymore.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I live close to Laughlin Nevada and most of the casinos have buffets...I don't eat buffets quite as much as I used to because I tend to eat TOO MUCH. Buffets turn me into a little kid in a candy store and I want to sample everything....The trouble is that all of my samples end up creating a big mountain on my plate. How about you?
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm like a pig at a trough when it comes to buffets.

I should do this:
But, instead, I do this:
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Normally they're a turn off for me, but there are exceptions.

Sometimes a Chinese buffet just hits the spot. I can't explain it. Once every few months.

There's several Indian buffets near work. They're expensive, but really good. They do really good lunch business so everything is super fresh. One is a little more upscale, but either one is fine with me.

There's a Greek place, really simple buffet menu - gyro meat, lentils, curry chicken, rice, cucumber salad, hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh, salad and fruit but it also does brisk business and everything is fresh and really good. We put a hurt on each other, that place and I. I'm useless the rest of the day too.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I've never, ever been a fan of buffets and try to avoid them at all costs. If I end up having to go through a buffet line I take tiny portions of just a few items and that is it for me. If there is an option for ordering off the menu I will always choose that instead of the buffet.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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Most buffets are pretty gross . . . the food can sit for a long time, lots of opportunity for spread of germs, tendency to overeat poor quality food. I try to stay away.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Most buffets are pretty gross . . . the food can sit for a long time, lots of opportunity for spread of germs, tendency to overeat poor quality food. I try to stay away.
I so agree...ugh
People leaning over the food, breathing on it, hair hanging close to it...gross
I even seen people use their fingers to pluck out a chicken wing...ugh

When our favorite pub puts out a buffet for like Super Bowl I have to eat before we go out because I won't touch it
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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I live in Las Vegas, so the buffets are great. I can get a high quality lunch buffet at Green Valley Ranch for under $10. I make a point to be hungry, and yes I really pig out. That is my meal for the day LOL.
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