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Looking for an American buffet within the Los Angeles County Area where the options feature primarily American food (as opposed the popular buffets that serve mostly Chinese cuisine). Any suggestions?

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  1. Cafe Sierra at the Universal Studios Hilton

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    1. re: wienermobile

      wienermobile, i agree with you that cafe sierra is the best buffet to MY tastes, but i wouldn't characterize it as a primarily "american" buffet:
      something abut the seafood orientation, the sea snails, etc

      i am guessing that s/he want's AYCE "meaty" like what fogo de chao offers (only in a buffet presentation) or something like hometown buffet for AYCE, defrosted, cheap, bland, meat.

    2. All the big ones seems to have various choices, including Chinese, American, Mexican, Japanese and Seafood. Try Cafe Sierra in the Universal Hilton http://www.cafesierrahilton.com/index...

      1. Queen Mary? Brunch only,I believe.....

        1. Duke's in Malibu does a weekend brunch buffet also. And the salad bar at Fogo De Chao Beverly Hills is like it's own buffet.

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          1. re: wienermobile

            What salad bar?

            1. re: jessejames

              Ha ha? https://www.google.com/search?q=fogo+...

              1. re: Servorg

                Yeah just joking. But me and the lads when we go we just go right for the green light sign and don't waste getting filled up on that. Or the chicken. Or lots of non select cuts. I've been known to have 10 or 15 lamb chops just on that one dish! I love fogo!

                1. re: jessejames

                  One thing great about Churrascaria's is the server's remember who is getting all the meat and sometimes go straight to that person. Sometimes I have it flipped over to red and they still come to me assuming I mistakenly flipped it over.

          2. Golden Corral


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            1. re: STEVEMIU

              ….in that case add Sizzler.

              1. re: wienermobile

                We went once (never again) to the Home Town Buffet in Westchester. Now that is a miserable excuse for food.

                On the better (at least better than Sizzler, Golden Corral and Home Town) end of things how about Soup Plantation?

                1. re: Servorg

                  I love Soup Plantation but I prefer a place that serves meat. SP has limited meat choices.

                  1. re: foodfever

                    GC has enough meat to plug you up for a few days......

                    1. re: foodfever

                      foodfever: how much are you willing to spend per person for all-you-can-eat meat?

                      1. re: westsidegal

                        Max $20 per person

                2. re: STEVEMIU

                  Are they even in LA??

                3. Hometown Buffet.

                  1. Covel and De Neve dining halls at UCLA (De Neve is better). Dinner is $12.75 for visitors.

                    1. Odyssey in Granada Hills (nice view, decent food, good for large parties; been many moons since I went):


                      Not sure if it's Sunday brunch only?

                      1. Anyone been to the Sunday brunch at Tres at the SLS?