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American-style Buffets

foodfever Feb 11, 2014 12:29 PM

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. wienermobile RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 12:32 PM

    Cafe Sierra at the Universal Studios Hilton

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      westsidegal RE: wienermobile Feb 12, 2014 12:13 PM

      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. Servorg RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 12:39 PM

      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...

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 12:49 PM

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

        1. wienermobile RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 12:54 PM

          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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            jessejames RE: wienermobile Jun 28, 2014 12:46 PM

            What salad bar?

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              Servorg RE: jessejames Jun 28, 2014 02:17 PM

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

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                jessejames RE: Servorg Jun 28, 2014 02:45 PM

                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!

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                  polldeldiablo RE: jessejames Jun 28, 2014 07:00 PM

                  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.

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            STEVEMIU RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 01:01 PM

            Golden Corral


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              wienermobile RE: STEVEMIU Feb 11, 2014 01:07 PM

              ….in that case add Sizzler.

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                Servorg RE: wienermobile Feb 11, 2014 01:13 PM

                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?

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                  foodfever RE: Servorg Feb 11, 2014 01:29 PM

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

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                    STEVEMIU RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 02:48 PM

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

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                      westsidegal RE: foodfever Feb 12, 2014 04:12 PM

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

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                        foodfever RE: westsidegal Jun 28, 2014 12:38 PM

                        Max $20 per person

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                  Dirtywextraolives RE: STEVEMIU Feb 11, 2014 01:30 PM

                  Are they even in LA??

                3. ipsedixit RE: foodfever Feb 11, 2014 06:20 PM

                  Hometown Buffet.

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                    aizan RE: foodfever Feb 12, 2014 12:27 PM

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

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                      ilysla RE: foodfever Feb 12, 2014 01:17 PM

                      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?

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                        Foodnut8 RE: foodfever Jun 28, 2014 07:14 PM

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

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