Sometimes it’s easy to thumb your nose at buffet dining and dismiss it as being unhealthy, low-quality or just generally beneath you. However, there are plenty of exceptions to the buffet stigma that prove all-you-can-eat doesn’t have to be a Sizzler-esque experience. There’s something magical about exercising your right to pursue happiness in the form of limitless food, and these 14 places from across the country manage to help satisfy that urge while still allowing you to keep your dignity in-tact.

Broward-Palm Beach

Pier Top Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66

To discover a truly dazzling buffet, you have to go to the heavens, and on Sundays, the glass elevator at Pier 66 takes you there. Pier Top is on the 18th-floor, rotating observation deck of the iconic Hyatt Regency Pier 66. Call it “brunch” if you like, but this is really a celebration of all…More >>


Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill

Their motto is “eat like a sultan,” and if sultans had to pick up their own trays and silverware, we’d believe it. Start at the beginning and work your way through this beautifully presented buffet of fresh Mediterranean specialties…More >>

Inside Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill (Dallas)


Little India

At this point, Indian buffets are almost ubiquitous. Which is handy, because that means you never have to go very far in Denver for an inexpensive hit of saag paneer or tandoori chicken. But with the profusion of options, it’s also more and more difficult to tell the good from the bad…More >>


V Star Restaurant

When it comes to stuff-your-face gluttony, no one does it better than the Asian-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet at V Star. Located in a strip mall just off of I-45, this place almost literally has it all. A fruit bar, salad makings, a soup station and a seafood bar overflowing with oysters on the half shell, shrimp, king crab legs and spicy crawfish get your engine revved…More >>

Kansas City

Sung Son Vietnamese Bistro

More than just the eighth wonder of the world, the all-you-can-eat buffet is as American as apple pie and as easy to come by as ranch dressing. But finding one that co…More >>

Los Angeles


Most Indian restaurants specialize in Northern Indian dishes. Mayura’s lunchtime buffet is a chance to delve into South Indian cuisine, specifically that of the tropical state of Kerala on India’s Southwest coast, where you’ll find more coconut, tamarind, and plenty of yogurt, lentils, chiles…More >>

Inside Culver City’s Mayura

Flore Vegan Cuisine

On Sundays, Flore Vegan Cuisine offers an all-you-can-eat vegan brunch for $10, tax included. Served buffet style, it makes for the perfect post-hangover meal. The menu varies, but mainstays are tofu scramble, “sausage,” “bacon,” French toast, waffles, potatoes, fruit, coffee and orange juice…More >>


Nikki Beach

All-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffets aren’t about precision-cooked food; they’re about luxuriating in horn of plenty-type decadence…More >>

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