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oshel Feb 24th 2005 4:28 pm

American buffet restaurants
 
Which do you prefer?

KarnalEcho Feb 24th 2005 4:34 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by oshel
Which do you prefer?

Ryans is good and we have a local one in Ga. called The Chinese Buffett. It is superb. seafood, chinese, pizza, steaks you name it. :D

NC Penguin Feb 24th 2005 4:43 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by oshel
Which do you prefer?

Does the question refer to buffets in the US that serve American/Americanized food or simply any buffet style food served in the US? :confused:

BTW- what do you like that you've tried, so far?




NC Penguin

Rete Feb 24th 2005 4:45 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by oshel
Which do you prefer?


This American doesn't like buffets. I find the hot food cold and the cold food warm. I fear the germs swarming over the food from the people who fingered the foods before me. Ever notice how many people sneeze into their hands, don't wash them afterwards and them proceed to open doors or handle the food tongs at a buffet? I have ... I'll take my chances on just a few people in the kitchen and my server handling my food instead.

Bob Feb 24th 2005 4:48 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
T...Ever notice how many people sneeze into their hands, don't wash them afterwards and them proceed to open doors or handle the food tongs at a buffet? I have ... I'll take my chances on just a few people in the kitchen and my server handling my food instead.

what an image :D

Though there is a really good buffet place in bangor, has everything, roasts, pizza, pasta, deserts....quite a fun place.

oshel Feb 24th 2005 4:49 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by NC Penguin
Does the question refer to buffets in the US that serve American/Americanized food or simply any buffet style food served in the US? :confused:

BTW- what do you like that you've tried, so far?




NC Penguin

American buffets in America - american food

Just Jenney Feb 24th 2005 5:00 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
This American doesn't like buffets. I find the hot food cold and the cold food warm. I fear the germs swarming over the food from the people who fingered the foods before me. Ever notice how many people sneeze into their hands, don't wash them afterwards and them proceed to open doors or handle the food tongs at a buffet? I have ... I'll take my chances on just a few people in the kitchen and my server handling my food instead.

Rete, I feel the same way. Plus, I just can't help but be suspicious about any food coming from a restaurant that will let me eat as much as I want for only $5.99. As they say, "You get what you pay for."

~ Jenney

Rete Feb 24th 2005 5:01 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by oshel
American buffets in America - american food


What do you consider American food? Americans eat Chinese, Italian, Greek, Thai, Indian (Yuck), German, French, Polish, etc. specialities.

I'm in New York City area, the only American type restaurants are diners. And diners don't have buffets in my area.

precise_diamond Feb 24th 2005 5:09 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
This American doesn't like buffets. I find the hot food cold and the cold food warm. I fear the germs swarming over the food from the people who fingered the foods before me. Ever notice how many people sneeze into their hands, don't wash them afterwards and them proceed to open doors or handle the food tongs at a buffet? I have ... I'll take my chances on just a few people in the kitchen and my server handling my food instead.

I hate buffets too and agree entirely that the food is never hot. Also I have seen the servers tipping new food on top of "old" to fill up the dishes. That is disgusting, imagine the food in the bottom of that dish, germ breeding grounds for sure. I only go to an eaterie that will serve me freshly cooked food. I never mind waiting while it is cooked, I wait at home while it cooks after all.

clydegirl Feb 24th 2005 5:10 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
What do you consider American food? Americans eat Chinese, Italian, Greek, Thai, Indian (Yuck), German, French, Polish, etc. specialities.

I'm in New York City area, the only American type restaurants are diners. And diners don't have buffets in my area.

The diners I've been in ,you don't need a buffet as you get so much food you end up bringing home styrofoam boxes full of leftovers :)

vegas Feb 24th 2005 5:28 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 
Sweet Tomato salad buffet restaurants

Rete Feb 24th 2005 5:29 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by precise_diamond
I hate buffets too and agree entirely that the food is never hot. Also I have seen the servers tipping new food on top of "old" to fill up the dishes. That is disgusting, imagine the food in the bottom of that dish, germ breeding grounds for sure. I only go to an eaterie that will serve me freshly cooked food. I never mind waiting while it is cooked, I wait at home while it cooks after all.


Glad to see from you and Jenney that I'm not alone with those thoughts.

If the OP is ever in the Pennsylvania/Duetsch area around Lancaster, he should try one of their great restaurants such as "Good 'n Plenty" They serve family style which means that they bring dishes of food to your table so that you have a wide selection of various meats, veggies, gravies, etc. and you help yourself. The last time I ate at one, we had mashed potatoes, string beans, carrots, corn, turkey, roast beef, chicken, various types of breads and rolls, corn relish, etc. Whatever you don't eat you can take with you. And the price was reasonable at $11.99 per person and the kids under 8 are charged 5 cents a pound ... they are weighed at the front of the restaurant so a kid who weighs in at 30 pounds only paid $1.50 for dinner.

There was one restaurant there whose name I don't recall and they were buffet only. The difference with them is that instead of dumping more food on the old tray, they would remove the tray and replace it with a new tray. Don't know what they did with the old tray and I ain't asking.

precise_diamond Feb 24th 2005 5:32 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
Glad to see from you and Jenney that I'm not alone with those thoughts.

If the OP is ever in the Pennsylvania/Duetsch area around Lancaster, he should try one of their great restaurants such as "Good 'n Plenty" They serve family style which means that they bring dishes of food to your table so that you have a wide selection of various meats, veggies, gravies, etc. and you help yourself. The last time I ate at one, we had mashed potatoes, string beans, carrots, corn, turkey, roast beef, chicken, various types of breads and rolls, corn relish, etc. Whatever you don't eat you can take with you. And the price was reasonable at $11.99 per person and the kids under 8 are charged 5 cents a pound ... they are weighed at the front of the restaurant so a kid who weighs in at 30 pounds only paid $1.50 for dinner.

There was one restaurant there whose name I don't recall and they were buffet only. The difference with them is that instead of dumping more food on the old tray, they would remove the tray and replace it with a new tray. Don't know what they did with the old tray and I ain't asking.


Gosh I had a shock when I read this: "kids under 8 are charged at 5 cents a pound" I thought you meant they are part of the menu. :D :D

AdobePinon Feb 24th 2005 6:00 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Rete
This American doesn't like buffets. I find the hot food cold and the cold food warm.....

I'm with you on that one. The salad bar is the prime place to get your ticket to the hospital. No, thank you! Goes hand-in-hand with the nasty hot air blowers in the restroom. :scared:

Yosser Feb 24th 2005 6:07 pm

Re: American buffet restaurants
 
Yer all paranoid if you ask me!

Ci Ci's pizza is good, all you can eat salaid, pizza and desert for $4.95 a head.

Personally I couldn't give a toss if someone scratched their arse before handling the tongs at that price!

Local Mandarin Chinese buffet is O.K at $7.95 a pop, probably some chopped up moggy thrown in instead of chicken, whack some extra sweet n sour on, you won't tell the difference.


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