Restaurant Review/Tampa Bay
Lupton's Restaurants and Catering Services
5299 E Busch Blvd, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
I am no big fan of buffets. Something about standing in line with a bunch of strangers and waiting my turn to dig into a pot that they picked through doesn't appeal to me. Heat lamps over the food slowly and completely disintegrating any flavor that may have once been there. Not to mention the sneeze guard that is either too high or too low to protect anything and surely can’t protect you from dirty hands. I try to avoid buffets but have friends that love these places so I do go occasionally.
My best experiences with buffets have been with Chinese food. This month, for the first time in a while, I have gone to not just one buffet but two. I went to Lupton's for breakfast and a week or two later went to Golden Corral for lunch. I'll talk about that in my next review.
I would have to rate Lupton's a too bad, so sad. The nightmare begins when you walk through the door. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating but all of their finesse can't hide the fact that the place is dirty. It smells kind of musty too but you don't notice if after you've been there for a while.
Some of the food is passable, like the bacon and pancakes and french toast. If you like your eggs extra hard, you will love their eggs. They also had grits, and rolls and fruit. The sausage was way to fatty and greasy.
Breakfast for two came to about $20.00 and for me a bad case of heartburn.
When we were ready to get the bill our waitress, who had been so attentive, disappeared. The cashier had to get another waitress to ring us up. All in all I suggest if you want a nice breakfast in clean surroundings, keep driving past Lupton's