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!
Massachusetts: Henrietta’s Table, Boston
courtesy The Charles Hotel
Michigan: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
courtesy Grand Hotel Mackinac Island
As if the name itself isn’t proof enough of how over-the-top this meal is, the Grand Luncheon Buffet has also won the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence multiple years in a row. Served daily in the historic Grand Hotel’s dining room, the bar just seems to go on and on…and on. Two highlights are the fresh seafood and the homemade pastries. As the most historic hotel in Michigan, the Grand Hotel has been delighting diners for more than 100 years.
Minnesota: Q. Cumbers, Edina
courtesy Q.Cumbers Restaurant
A healthy buffet sounds like an oxymoron but that’s exactly what Q. Cumbers in Edina is. The salad bar, which is over 50 feet long, is full of fresh veggies and fruits and pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s homemade soups if you’re looking for a light lunch. And if you want something heartier, the hot bar offers classics (like lasagna and pot roast) with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Here are some of the foods nutritionists always eat at buffets.
Mississippi: Palace Buffet, Biloxi
courtesy Palace Casino Resort
The whole family can enjoy the extravagance that is the Palace Buffet in Biloxi thanks to the fact that it’s entirely smoke-free and kid-friendly. There are four different themed bars (Flames, Coastal, Comfort, and Wok) plus a dessert station run by the restaurant’s award-winning pastry chef. And here’s the best news: Gorging yourself from time to time can actually help you lose weight!
Missouri: Charley’s Buffet, Lincoln
Good old country cooking, including fried chicken and mashed potatoes? Check. Fluffy dinner rolls with whipped butter? Check. A wide variety of desserts? Double check—there are 49 sweet treats to choose from! Keep in mind, however, that Charley’s is only open Friday and Saturday nights so plan your trip accordingly. Pro tip: Avoid these 10 high-risk foods at any buffet to stay healthy.
Montana: Soup and Such, Billings
At this Montana mainstay, you’ll get the best of both worlds. First, there’s the soup, homemade by owner Antonia Craighill: baked potato chowder, New England clam chowder, tomato basil, chili, and chicken noodle, plus two that change daily. And then there’s the “such,” which is a salad bar with veggies, meats, and cheeses, along with potato and pasta salads. Find out what every state is best and worst at.
Nebraska: Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet, Nebraska City
Pizza, pasta, parmesan, oh my! If it’s cheesy, doughy or smothered in sauce, you can likely find it on one of the eight different spreads at Valentino’s Grand Italian Buffet. Build your own bowl of pasta, snag a slice of pizza made with a from-scratch crust and sauce, or dig into a hearty portion of baked lasagna. Buon appetito! Don’t forget to check out these bucket list ideas for each state.
Nevada: Bacchanal Buffet, Las Vegas
Trying to choose the best buffet in Las Vegas is like trying to choose a favorite child: it’s nearly impossible. But the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace stands out for both its size (it’s the largest buffet in Sin City) and its selection (over 500 different dishes to choose from!). And among the smoked wagyu and chocolate lava cakes, there are 15 chef’s specials which change daily. Check out these Las Vegas attractions that have nothing to do with gambling.
New Hampshire: Country Life Restaurant, Keene
Dining out as a vegan can be tricky, but not at Country Life Restaurant in Keene. Not only is everything on the menu 100 percent vegetarian and organic, but they have an entire bar dedicated just to vegan food. The line-up rotates daily so depending on the day, you could have your pick of anything from vegetable pot pie to tofu cacciatore. P.S. If you’ve been thinking of going vegan, here are 12 expert tips to doing it successfully.
New Jersey: Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet, East Rutherford
With over 250 items on the menu, even the pickiest of eaters should be able to find something they love at this New Jersey restaurant. While you’ll find the usual Chinese buffet suspects (including sushi, of course), the crowd favorite is the Teppanyaki-style grill, where you can watch your meal being prepared by a professional chef right in front of you. Find out the most popular dishes around the country.