With so many terrific buffets in Las Vegas, one might actually believe that Sin City is the only place where you can find truly epic buffets. That’s not exactly true, of course. While it’s also true that lots of buffets outside Las Vegas aren’t exactly all that great, you can say the same thing about some of the Sin City buffets.
The good news is that there quite a few buffets around the US that offer excellent value for money, and you don’t have to go to Las Vegas. Here are some buffets you should try out—it’s absolutely worth the gamble.
Borgata Buffet in Atlantic City
Many consider Atlantic City as a close family relation to Las Vegas, as you can find casinos in both places. You can find buffets in Atlantic City as well, and quite a few folks regard Borgata Buffet as the best of them.
Nowadays after the pandemic, they’re closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. But they’re open from 8am to 9pm from Friday to Tuesday. And on Saturdays, they extend the time up to 10pm.
Fans have always appreciated the wide range of offerings in this buffet, as you have carving stations, pasta, fresh seafood, comfort foods, and yummy desserts. Also, you’ll like the freshness of the spreads, which isn’t always a given in too many buffets.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania
This is regarded as the largest buffet in the whole US. Come on in, and you’ll find the offerings spread out over 200 feet. You’ll find plenty of different stations, including carving stations, fried seafood, and even omelet stations.
The Shady Maple Smorgasbord is also located in Lancaster County, which is the very heart of Dutch country here in the US. That explains why you’ll also find plenty of Dutch cuisine classics in this buffet, including traditional comfort foods and family recipes.
Prices are cheaper for breakfast and lunch buffets. They offer a different dinner menu each night, and that also changes the pricing. Tuesdays might be the designated Seafood Night, and diners might have to fork out $27 for that day. It might be Shrimp, Steak & Rib Night on Thursday, and that’s only for $21 for each adult.
Charley’s Buffet in Lincoln, Missouri
Lincoln is actually a rather quiet town, and you might not see anything all that interesting as you drive through it. But then you may stumble upon a long line outside a rather ordinary-looking building, and you may have found Charley’s Buffet.
You really should check out their Facebook page, so you know if they’re open or not. Sometimes they’re open, and then they might close down for next week. In some cases, they might only open on Fridays and Saturdays. They have also usually closed during the winter season (December to early March) each year.
But if they’re open and you’re nearby, you really have to try this place. They generally offer familiar American dishes, including your favorite comfort foods and Southern-style treats. You can have pork chops and fried chicken to go with mac n’ cheese and green beans. For dessert, you can try their pies, puddings, and cobblers.