While Las Vegas may be the all-you-can-eat-buffet capital of the world, there are many hidden gems throughout the United States that can satisfy a buffet craving when it comes along.
For those with the ultimate sweet tooth, Café Fleuri in the Langham Hotel in Boston offers an upscale luxury chocolate buffet experience. Guests from around the New England area flock there on the weekends to try the hotel’s famous chocolate croissant bread pudding, cotton candy, and whoopie pies.
Down South, The Lady and Sons, owned by queen of Southern comfort cuisine, Paul Deen, has an incredibly authentic spread with items like mac and cheese and fried chicken. For a cost-conscious price of $17.99, patrons can have their fill of collard greens and go back for seconds of pork stew.
For a Vegas-like buffet experience, Atlantic City, N.J., is the appropriate destination. While some of the newly launched hotels offer higher-end culinary delights, Harrah’s Resort & Casino has a Waterfront Buffet that puts everything out on the table, so to speak. Stations galore are filled with omelettes, carved meats, salads, and a crab leg and seafood section. And then there's the Longhouse Buffet inside the Clearwater Casino in Washington state. The international buffet has more than enough stations to please every palate, and seafood is once again the main draw.
Quality boutique-like buffets are also scattered throughout the country in places like Red Bank, N.J. The Molly Pitcher Inn has Sunday brunch and special-event brunches where locals and tourists alike make reservations to dine on a lavishly extensive buffet with views of the Navesink River.
For authentic Chinese or Cuban cuisine, travelers can jet out to Los Angeles or down to Miami for all-you-can-eat buffets that cater to the locals with ethnic dishes that bring a taste of home for many and a unique dining experience for others.
So don your roomiest pair of pants and warm up your palate for a true feast in honor of the buffets of Sin City.