What do you think of buffet restaurants?

@clubtde (126)
United States
September 1, 2006 4:12pm CST
What are your opinions on buffet restaurants? Are they a good value? Are they clean? How is the food?
22 responses
• United States
23 Sep 06
i like some buffets, most of them are a good value because your almost guranteed to get something you like, most places are clean but some of the food is nasty.
@shaggydog (648)
• Canada
23 Sep 06
Buffet restaurants are alright, but when i spend money to go out to eat i want to be waited on that's just me
@oscarc (864)
• India
23 Sep 06
that's the primary reason for buffet restaurants to be so popular..they are good value if you eat well..if not it's quite a waste of money..and you'd be better off ordering food..but they are definitely clean and food usually is good..
@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
19 Sep 06
I love them, even though I can't eat alot, they have a very big variety of foods
@fritz27 (1137)
• United States
19 Sep 06
it does depend on where you go, but for the sake of answering....i live those places. especially the salad or seafood bars.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
19 Sep 06
Buffets can be a good value for those with a good appetite. If you like variety and it is an upscale buffet - prime rib, crab legs, etc., even if you are a light eater, you may still find the value in it. Just remember there are no doggie bags at the buffet. Eat all you want, but don't hurt yourself. You can come back another day and the same menu will be there. Are they clean? You decide. Pick your place. Check it out. Look at how the food is presented. Is someone constantly watching to clean up spills and keep the serving utensils clean? Are the plates removed from the table as soon as patrons finish? Is someone picking up debris off the floor? Use your eyes. Some cities have a grade system A, B, C, D by their local Health Department. This letter is posted at the front of the restaurant. If it is not an A, run, don't walk away. They have problems. How is the food? How many cars are in the parking lot? Have they gotten reviews in the newspaper? If all other things are equal, what have you got to lose? Try it. Let your other senses guide you. If it looks appealing and it smells good and others are saying its OK, then go for it.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
17 Sep 06
I think they are a good value. Everyone gets to eat whatever they want. No complaining at the table. It is a good deal too, cheaper to eat there any most other sit down resturaunts. My fiance and I eat at a local Chinese buffet for lunch the bill with tip is $18.00 and we don't eat dinner.
@ehans2 (309)
• United States
16 Sep 06
if you are a big eater then they are great but if you only go up one or two times its not worth it
@Willems1 (10)
• South Africa
16 Sep 06
Beffet Restaurants, is always good vallue for money, the only problem I'f got is that you do not always know how fresh the food is prepared, If you like going to these tipe of restaurants I suggest that you go on buzzy nights that way you know the food is fresh and not from the day before.
• United States
5 Sep 06
i like buffets cause you can take a little bit of a lot of different things. instead of ordering off the menu and only getting one or two different things
@krishna183 (2286)
• India
5 Sep 06
buffet restaurants are very very profitable to start .. its a win win situation .. the restuarant earns twice of what it spends .. the customer gets to eat everything that we wud like to eat .. and goes back satisfied
@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
2 Sep 06
I usually feel that I get my money worth when I go to buffet restaurants because I am a big eater.
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
2 Sep 06
I am in favor for them for the most part
• United States
2 Sep 06
buffets are good. like the chinese ones. but its always best to go when its busy so u know the food is fresh :D
• United States
2 Sep 06
I love the buffets,the chinese ones are good. I have stopped going this year. I don't do them anymore as there are so many problems. I have seen the people,let there kids serve food and play on the floor. People stand behind you reaching for other foods. There is always someone leaning their long hair all over the place. There are just so mamy reasons. I have really stopped as I saw on tv. All the bacteria that was in the restarants. The bathrooms are not far from the bar and not kept up. Which lead to it being Fesis on the dining floor. People leave the rest room without washing there hands. fesi was on the handles,as they then reach for the tongs. Yes I have seen this myself. I will stop now,I don't eat out as Much as before.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
2 Sep 06
I was told my friends who work in various restaurants, that it is an opportunity for the owners to clear all old stuff kept in deep freezer at the buffet lunch or dinner. I am not sure how far it is true.
@pcruz77 (452)
• Guam
2 Sep 06
That highly depends on where you're at. I love going to the Korean and Chinese buffet restaurants. I am a guy with a big a stomache and for a $10 all you can eat buffet, I am in...eating is like the best hobbie and neccessity of life.
• United States
2 Sep 06
I think it depend on which restaurant you do. I go to the same one in my town. They got Chinese, Korean and Japanese. For the pricewise, I think they are reasonable. Foods are good too.
@crazynate (246)
• United States
1 Sep 06
We've got a few chinese buffets here in town that have quite good food...decent price as well...
@HomerBundy (1327)
• United States
1 Sep 06
I think buffets are great to get a good variety of foods...Buffets these days, such as ones in various Las Vegas hotels offer foods of many cultures...this makes it easier on families that can't decide where/what to eat...you dont have to go to a specific restaurant like chinese, mexican, american etc...its all there.!. i think the negative is trying to get your money's worth and over eat to make up the $15.99 price...