The Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Every State
Pile up your plate with everything from fried chicken and mashed potatoes to sushi and stir fry at the best buffets across the country. Come hungry!
Alabama: Martha’s Place, Montgomery
Everything tastes just like Mama used to make it at Martha’s in Montgomery. Even celebs like Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, and Sissy Spacek have dug into helpings of fried chicken, cornbread and collards cooked by Miss Martha herself. Don’t leave without a slice of her sinfully delicious sweet potato pie either! Don’t forget to check out this guide to the best comfort food in all 50 states while you’re at it.
Alaska: Gold Creek Salmon Bake, Juneau
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When in Alaska, do as the Alaskans do, aka eat plenty of salmon. And there are few better places to do that than at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, which runs from May to September. The open-air buffet, held in the Southeast Alaska rainforest, features Alderwood-grilled salmon, Gold Rush potatoes, wild rice pilaf, and baked beans. For dessert, enjoy homemade blueberry cake or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Thinking about an Alaskan move? You should, because they’ll pay you to move there.
Arizona: Wandering Horse Buffet, Scottsdale
Even if you don’t book a room at the Talking Stick Resort, you can still enjoy a meal at Arizona’s top buffet. Offering Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, and American dishes, there’s something for everyone at the Wandering Horse, whether you want sushi or prime rib. Afterward, head to the adjoining casino where you can play one of these seven games with the best odds.
Arkansas: Brown’s Country Restaurant, Benton
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You’ll find 100 feet of down-home cooking at Brown’s, where the star of the show is the golden-brown fried green tomatoes. Although according to diners, you also can’t go wrong with the fluffy cornbread, crispy catfish or homemade “chicken n’ dumplins.” The connecting country store even makes its own creamy fudge and chocolate for anyone with a sweet tooth. Don’t miss these 25 old-fashioned general stores across the country.
California: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, San Diego
Two words: unlimited champagne. That’s reason enough to head to the Sunday seafood buffet at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse in southern California. You can enjoy the deluxe $48 brunch spread (which includes features like a raw bar and both a made-to-order omelet and pasta station) while soaking in a stunning view of the bay below. Before you go, learn the strategies to navigating a buffet like a boss.
Colorado: Cinzzetti’s, Northglenn
You don’t need a passport to get an authentic Italian meal, thanks to this themed buffet located just north of Denver. If the bottomless plates of fresh handmade pasta and pizzas aren’t calling your name, “Mama’s Meatballs” or the calamari fritti just might. And of course, no one can turn down one of the 16 different flavors of gelato. Here are some of the dishes chefs always get at Italian restaurants.
Connecticut: iD Brazil Churrascaria, West Haven
Meat-lovers rejoice! At this Brazilian steakhouse, you’ll be treated to 12 different types of meat, including brisket, ribs, sausage, and even bacon-wrapped chicken breasts. Pair your proteins with a piled-high plate (or two) from the salad bar and side dish buffet—we recommend trying the farofa, which is Brazilian stuffing, or the fried plantains. This is what you should avoid ordering at a steakhouse.
Delaware: King Buffet, Dover
Come for the food, stay for the service at King Buffet in Dover. Because while the Asian eats are everything your Chinese takeout dreams are made of (plus, there’s a Mongolian stir fry bar!), the friendly servers and hosts combined with the quick and attentive service is what will really make your meal great. Here’s what to order from the “secret” menu at Chinese restaurants.
Florida: Boston Lobster Feast, Orlando
Disney World isn’t the only magical place that Orlando has to offer. The Florida city is also home to the Boston Lobster Feast, a super-sized seafood buffet featuring over 60 items. While its namesake lobster is a must, there are also plenty of other under-the-sea options, like fish cooked any way you’d like it, oysters and clams on the half shell, and giant snow crab legs. Don’t forget to check out the coolest secret location in each state.
Georgia: Nori Nori, Atlanta
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You’ll get both quantity and quality at this all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant. Everything on the menu, including what appears to be an endless sushi spread, is made with the freshest ingredients. You’ll want to make a pass by the Ramen bar, too, and finish off your meal with some green tea ice cream. Also, did you know the wasabi you get in restaurants isn’t real wasabi?