Georgia: Buckner's Family Restaurant
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Amazing All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Every State

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Georgia: Buckner's Family Restaurant
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Quantity and Quality

Sometimes, you just want to stuff yourself silly, and a good all-you-can-eat meal is just the ticket. While some of the nation's best buffets are always a safe bet, your options truly run the gamut, from family-style chicken dinners to Brazilian steakhouses to endless streams of sushi. Hungry yet? Here are some of the best-reviewed places in each state to eat until you burst. 

Related: 30 All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Restaurants Reviewers Love

Alabama: The Old Cookstove
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Alabama: The Old Cookstove

Danville
There is indeed an old cookstove inside this charming country restaurant with a big porch and red-checked tablecloths. If you make the drive, don't forget your appetite. The buffet offers heaping portions of "homemade food cooked just the way grandma made it," including chicken wings, meatloaf, pot roast, country fried steak, sweet potatoes, fried green tomatoes, cobbler, and German chocolate cake. Friday nights feature seafood items such as fried catfish, steamed shrimp, and stuffed crab.

Reviewer rave: "Not like many buffets where you can tell large cans of pre-prepared food from other companies might have been used. There are many of your standard buffet choices, but the taste is not standard. They don't always have the same meats and sides, but you know whatever is there is going to be full of flavor and taste fresh." — Katea9tails on TripAdvisor

Alaska: Gold Creek Salmon Bake
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Alaska: Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Juneau
What could be more Alaskan than an all-you-can-eat feast in the wilderness? That's what you get at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, where the star of the buffet (the salmon, of course) is cooked on an open wood grill. The menu also includes baked chicken, potatoes, rice pilaf, baked beans, salads, cornbread, and more. Roast some marshmallows around the fire to complete your feast.

Reviewer rave: "The food was very good, especially the salmon, which could be accented with a yummy glaze. There was storytelling and marshmallows cooking around the fire. The property was beautiful along a creek and waterfall, so it was nice exploring the grounds. We even did a little gold panning." – KathyG31 on TripAdvisor

Looking for more excellent destinations for a fresh catch-of-the-day? Be sure to check out The Best Seafood Restaurant in All 50 States.

Arizona: Junn Sushi
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Arizona: Junn Sushi

Tempe
There's a glut of all-you-can-eat sushi joints out there, but regulars say Junn Sushi is one that gets it right. For two hours at a time, diners can feast on a never-ending stream of favorites such as shrimp tempura rolls, dragon rolls, nigiri, and more. Picking the most expensive option even opens up the rest of the menu, including sashimi, poke bowls, and appetizers.

Reviewer rave: "I'm a big fan of Junn. I have been here multiple times with different size groups [and] the food is consistent and the service is fairly quick … If you're looking for a place to stuff your face with decent-quality sushi on a dime, I would highly recommend you stop by and check out this gem!" — Chase B. on Yelp

Related: The Best Sushi Restaurant in All 50 States

Arkansas: Monte Ne Inn
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Arkansas: Monte Ne Inn

Rogers
Bring your appetite to this humble but well-known fried chicken joint, where meals are served up family style. You'll get endless pieces of juicy chicken, plus bean soup, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sweet corn, coleslaw, and homemade bread with apple butter. If you're not utterly stuffed, tack on some cobbler for an extra charge.

Reviewer rave: "We love this place! The food never disappoints, great service, and a down-home atmosphere. It's no fine-dining establishment, in the best possible sense. No fluff, just great food, served family style." — kellbeezy1987 on TripAdvisor

M Grill - Brazilian Churrascaria
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California: M Grill Brazilian

Los Angeles
This classy Brazilian Steakhouse on busy Wilshire Boulevard is one of Southern California's best bets for an all-you-can-eat feast. Start out at the buffet, where you'll find lighter options such as a cheese platter, salad fixings, and smoked salmon, plus hot items including fried plantains, cream of corn, and mashed yucca. The star of the show, though, is the never-ending cuts of sirloin, lamb, bacon-wrapped chicken, sausage, and more, cut and served at your table.

Reviewer rave: "Amazing food. All the staff are so friendly and take their time to make sure you have a good time. The meats are fresh and flavorful. The salad bar has a variety of options, all of which are delicious. I continuously eat beyond my belly capacity when I come here because the food is so good." — Stefanie G. on Yelp

Colorado: Radha Govinda's
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Colorado: Radha Govinda's

Denver
For a healthier way to stuff yourself, this all-vegan restaurant offering lunch and dinner buffets — many with locally sourced ingredients — is ready and waiting. Depending on the night, you could find Mexican-inspired options such as Spanish rice, fajita veggies, or green chile enchiladas; Asian fare could include a vegetable curry, sushi, and seasoned lentils.

Reviewer rave: "Wow, what an incredible experience. I'm not much of a vegan, and quite honestly I've never thought meatless could taste so good. The peanut sauce broccoli dish was the best — could literally eat that all day. The peace and vibes were equally incredible what a phenomenal establishment." — Greg W. on Yelp

Connecticut: Seasons
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Connecticut: Seasons

Uncasville
Seasons can accommodate a crowd: This massive buffet at Mohegan Sun resort can seat close to 800 guests. The spread is equally big, with selections that represent a wide range of cuisines. You'll find barbecue ribs, baked rigatoni, stir fry, rotisserie chicken, prime rib, and so much more. Longtime patrons say you should save room for the scooped cheesecake.

Reviewer rave: "This is one of the best casino buffets I have been to east of Vegas. … It was late, around 10 p.m., and I was amazed at the selection of food available at this late hour — and they were still replacing fresh items. There was all types of food, from Italian, Asian cuisine, hand-carved roast beef, and turkey. The desserts included cheesecakes and ice cream! The food was hot and delicious." — Gerard D on TripAdvisor

Related: The 15 Best Casinos Not in Las Vegas

Delaware: Old Mill Crab House
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Delaware: Old Mill Crab House

Delmar
This casual spot on the Delaware-Maryland border, a local staple since the '80s, offers four gut-busting, all-you-can-eat specials every day: steamed shrimp, snow crab, fried chicken, or blue crab. All are served up with sides including fried shrimp, clam strips, hush puppies, and corn on the cob. If you aren't up for stuffing yourself silly, there are plenty of other menu options, and devotees say portions are more than fair.

Reviewer rave: "If I lived in the area I would eat here all. the. time! Yes, it's that good. Our waitress was awesome and friendly, even with the place being packed. Parking seemed to be plentiful, and the entire atmosphere was what we wanted that night (or any night crab is on the menu)! After finally writing this review I wish I was there right now." — Steve S. on Yelp

Florida: POC American Fusion
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Florida: POC American Fusion

Coral Gables
Just try to go hungry at this unassuming Asian-American fusion buffet featuring more than 150 items presented with a fine-dining flourish. There are rolls upon rolls of sushi, but you'll also find plenty of hot entrees, a huge soup and salad bar, a carving station, a raw bar, and tons of desserts. A brunch buffet adds waffles, pancakes, eggs, crepes, yogurt, and more.

Reviewer rave: "This place is sooo good, and I'm really picky when it comes to buffets. It's a good price and the quality of the food is there … The sushi chefs are right behind the counter constantly refilling plates and are open to creating a specific one if you ask. There's also a station for grilled meats, which is delicious." — Laura C. on Yelp

All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants
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Georgia: Buckner's Family Restaurant

Jackson
If you're craving scratch-made comfort food but don't want to fight the crowds at a buffet, sit down at Buckner's and simply spin your lazy Susan. It will be replenished constantly with favorites including fried chicken, barbecue pork, creamed corn, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, and peach cobbler. "Recycled teenagers" — that is, the 60-and-up crowd — get a nice discount, too.

Reviewer rave: "We eat at Buckner's every time we travel south. This is some of the best home cooking I've ever had. They do not keep you wanting to refill anything on the table. They really watch each table and keep the food coming." – X1156TCkathyl on TripAdvisor

Hawaii: Old Lahaina Luau
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Hawaii: Old Lahaina Luau

Lahaina
One of the best all-you-can-eat spreads in Hawaii comes with a show — a dazzling traditional hula — and breathtaking views of the Pacific. But the food at Old Lahaina Luau is definitely a big attraction, too. Feast on succulent pork cooked in an underground oven, fish, chicken, salmon, fried rice, crab salad, passion fruit cake, and much more.

Reviewer rave: "From the moment we were greeted to the moment we were seated, we were thoroughly impressed. This was only our second luau, but this was fantastic. Our waiter was incredibly thoughtful and really took care of us. The food was memorably delicious. The music and dancing were outstanding! A definite must when visiting Maui!" — JohanneC926 on TripAdvisor

Idaho: Chuck-a-Rama
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Idaho: Chuck-a-Rama

Boise
This well-regarded Western-themed buffet chain is among the best the Gem State has to offer when it comes to all-you-can eat feasts, and it's been going for 50 years strong. Daily favorites include baked and fried chicken as well as carved ham, turkey, and roast beef. On certain nights, there are also international staples (on Wednesdays, there are Asian favorites like orange chicken; Thursdays include enchiladas and other Mexican dishes). Seniors always wrangle a discount.

Reviewer rave: "I will admit hands down, this is without a doubt the best buffet I have ever eaten at. The selection was great. The hot dishes hot, the cold dishes cold. The salad bar was amazing, with more choices than you could imagine … Do not pass this place by, you will not be disappointed." — 924jimmier on TripAdvisor

Illinois: Warsaw Inn European Buffet
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Illinois: Warsaw Inn European Buffet

Lynwood
Take your taste buds on a trip back to the old world at the homey spot known as the Warsaw Inn European Buffet, where the daily buffet's spread is sure to leave you stuffed. Offerings include roast beef, baked ham, Polish sausage, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, pierogi, stuffed cabbage, and more. As if that's not enough, rotating nightly specials include roast duck, pork chops, ribs, and baked fish.

Reviewer rave: "Don't miss this place. If you like real, authentic home-cooked Polish food, this is it. Very friendly atmosphere and wait staff. Food reminds me just how my grandmother used to cook. From scratch and fresh." — christmas55 on TripAdvisor

Warsaw Buffet
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Indiana: Gasthof Amish Village

Montgomery
Anyone who's spent much time in the Midwest knows it's hard to beat an Amish buffet for homestyle cooking. At Gasthof Amish Village, your hearty appetite will be rewarded with classics such as fried chicken, roast beef, baked ham, homemade noodles, creamy mashed potatoes, and buttered corn. Of course, you can top off your meal with classic pies, cobblers, and bread pudding. Seafood lovers should go Friday night for fish favorites; Saturdays include ribs and barbecue.

Reviewer rave: "Regardless of where you live, this is worth the trip. Every single thing on their buffet is incredible. I could go on and on about the food, but just get there, wear your stretchy pants and be prepared to waddle out the restaurant." — Miriam B. on Yelp

Iowa: Bluff Lake Catfish Farm
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Iowa: Bluff Lake Catfish Farm

Maquoketa
All-you-can-eat seafood in Iowa? Yes indeed, and devotees say it's finger-licking good. Head to Bluff Lake Catfish Farm Friday through Sunday for different all-you-can-eat specials: Friday nights feature catfish; Saturday nights feature haddock; and Sunday nights feature shrimp and chicken. All meals are served family style with coleslaw and fries.

Reviewer rave: "A very out of the way place that is fun to visit. Cool location down a gravel road, and great for a group. There is a full bar, and large waiting area, as well as being surrounded by water, and there is a waterfall across the lagoon ... Great service, loads of food for the price." — cldeergirl on TripAdvisor

Kansas: The Breadbasket
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Kansas: The Breadbasket

Newton
The type of feast you can expect at The Breadbasket depends on when you visit. There's a daily breakfast buffet with biscuits and gravy, pancakes and French toast, bacon and sausage, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, and more. On Friday or Saturday nights, a German buffet is loaded with favorites including borscht, sausages, and sauerkraut; Sundays go all-American with turkey, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and other crowd-pleasers.

Reviewer rave: "We eat here often and greatly enjoy all of their foods. The homemade breads and pies are fantastic. Their borscht and green bean soups are my favorites. We recently went for the breakfast buffet which was a real treat. Just about anything you would want, they have." — 955rebeccak on TripAdvisor

Kentucky: Bubby's BBQ
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Kentucky: Bubby's BBQ

Corbin
For carnivores, a meal at Bubby's makes a trip to southern Kentucky a must. Though you can order sandwiches and platters of barbecue a la carte, the much-loved buffet is definitely the star of the show. It includes mouth-watering dishes including ribs, wings, pulled pork, fried catfish, baked beans, and mac and cheese. Save room for peach cobbler and other sweet treats, too.

Reviewer rave: "Found a real down-to-earth hometown cooking restaurant on vacation. We are from the deep south, and I've never eaten turnip greens that rival my own. But this place does it. The selection of homestyle sides nearly outshine the fantastic BBQ meats. Didn't try any fried foods, no need. Barely able to waddle out on my own power." — Lora H on TripAdvisor

Louisiana: Salvo's
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Louisiana: Salvo's

Belle Chasse
The all-you-can-eat specials at Salvo's, open since 1984, start at 5 every night. The boiled seafood specials vary depending on what's fresh; endless fried shrimp is served Tuesdays, fried catfish Wednesdays, and fried frog legs on Thursdays. All-you-can-eat sides such as potatoes, corn, and sausage come included. Don't feel like stuffing yourself? Reviewers say the generously sized po' boys are to die for.

Reviewer rave: "Best boiled seafood around. You must order the chargrilled oysters! Shrimp are buttery and the crawfish always boiled perfectly. Can't miss out on any of the crab choices as well. Personally, always order a bowl of shrimp and corn bisque." — am2piper on TripAdvisor

Maine: Ricetta's
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Maine: Ricetta's

Falmouth
New England isn't known for its all-you-can-eat options, but a welcome exception is Ricetta's, a local brick-oven pizza joint beloved for its lunch buffet. Hungry diners typically get to choose from soup, a salad bar, rolls, dessert, and several types of pizza. Flavors are always rotating, but the chain prides itself on unique flavors such as shrimp scampi, buffalo, and PLT (pancetta, lettuce, tomato).

Reviewer rave: "We both ordered the lunch buffet and it did not disappoint … The pizza here is cooked in a wood-fired oven, and the crust is excellent. The variety and creativity of the pizza toppings is great. The salads are a little above average, but if you are opting for the buffet, you will probably be hitting the pizza pretty hard." — NorthernTraveler701 on TripAdvisor

Maryland: Avery's Maryland Grille
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Maryland: Avery's Maryland Grille

Frederick
Got a craving for one of Maryland's most famous exports? Stop in at Avery's Maryland Grille and you can gorge on crabs, crab soup, french fries, hush puppies, cornbread, coleslaw, and steamed corn for one flat price. For a bit more, you can add fried clam strips and popcorn shrimp; steamed shrimp and clams; and even snow crab legs. If you don't think you can do an all-you-can-eat feast justice, the a la carte menu is packed with seafood favorites, steaks, and sandwiches.

Reviewer rave: "To say we got our money's worth is an understatement. We had a fantastic meal at the restaurant with a waitress who was super friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every bite we consumed and were already planning for when our next visit should be while we were halfway through our meal." — Amy B. on Yelp

Massachusetts: Nijiya Sushi
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Massachusetts: Nijiya Sushi

Medford
Nothing is off limits at Nijiya Sushi, a relatively new all-you-can eat Japanese restaurant in suburban Boston. For two hours, indulge in nigiri, sashimi, and rolls upon rolls of maki, but that's not all — you can also choose from appetizers such as spring rolls, tempura, gyoza, and shumai, plus teriyaki, katsu, stir-fried noodles, and other entrees. Save by going during the week, when prices are lower.

Reviewer rave: "What makes this restaurant really nice is that there isn't a buffet where the food sits there for a while getting soggy — you order off of a paper menu and check off the items that you want … You can't beat the value! The sushi is fresh, tastes good, and there's plenty of variety — also tempura and sashimi if you want." — ChillinTheWorld on TripAdvisor

Michigan: Iva's Chicken Dinners
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Michigan: Iva's Chicken Dinners

Sterling
No-frills Iva's Chicken Dinners isn't known for its ambience, but no matter: You're here because of the comforting, unlimited-portion family-style chicken dinners. Choose from Southern or stewed chicken for your main entrée, and keep it coming. On the side, dive into endless chicken noodle soup, relish, cabbage salad, cottage cheese, veggies, biscuits, gravy, stuffing, and whipped potatoes. If you aren't absolutely bursting at the seams, homemade pies are available for dessert.

Reviewer rave: "Great food, quiet atmosphere. We came in for the chicken, but also got a mini history lesson on Iva herself and all the family that's passed through by way of the family photographs that hang on the walls. We absolutely loved it, and it is now our go-to place for chicken while in the area." — SummerRoader on TripAdvisor

Minnesota: Ted & Gen's BBQ Steakhouse
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Minnesota: Ted & Gen's BBQ Steakhouse

Aldrich
Friday and Saturday evenings are the marquee all-you-can-eat event at Ted & Gen's, an open-pit barbecue joint, when sliced-to-order prime rib is the draw. But on Thursdays and Sundays, a four-meat buffet includes favorites such as fried chicken, barbecue chicken, and ribs, ham, Swedish meatballs, and cod; sides of cowboy beans, corn, potatoes, and salad round out the menu. Wednesdays feature endless portions of fried chicken, baked potatoes, salad, wings, and pasta.

Reviewer rave: "This place has become our favorite place to eat. Whether you order the buffet or a meal, it always tastes great! They have the best-tasting food, and their ribs just fall off the bone. We love the four-meat buffet … This place is really reasonable to eat at, and the service is great." — Brenda L on TripAdvisor

Mississippi: Mama Hamil's
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Mississippi: Mama Hamil's

Madison
Southern soul food is the name of the game at Mama Hamil's, which has grown from a modest log cabin into a cavernous buffet that draws patrons from across the region. They come for the endless portions of meatloaf, pulled pork, chicken and dumplings, red beans and rice, fried okra, potato salad, cornbread, banana pudding, cobbler, and much more. Mama Hamil's even caters for the holidays, offering spiral-cut hams, turkey breasts, and seasonal sides for folks who want a homemade dinner without the stress.

Reviewer rave: "If you're a fan of down-home Southern cooking, you'd be hard pressed to do much better than this place. Wide variety of food choices with about something for everyone, staff is super friendly and welcoming. I will 100% be back my next time in town." — Ted K on TripAdvisor

Missouri: Charley's Buffet
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Missouri: Charley's Buffet

Lincoln
Tucked away in central Missouri, Charley's Buffet is one of those rare mom-and-pop restaurants that is a destination in itself, devotees say. Make the drive and you'll be rewarded with a completely homemade spread billed proudly as "worth the weight." Buffet staples include favorites such as fried chicken, green beans, smoked ham, and fresh, buttery rolls. But the real showstopper is a dessert bar chock full of pies, cobblers, cakes, brownies, and cookies.

Reviewer rave: "The line wait is worth it. The staff is fun and courteous. The food is always cooked to perfection and is very tasty — reminds me of my grandmother's and mother's cooking. The dessert bar is long and filled to overflowing with all kinds of sweet offerings. You won't be disappointed." — Karen G on TripAdvisor

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Montana: Soup and Such
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Montana: Soup and Such

Billings
Soup and Such bills itself as Montana's largest salad bar, and it's an excellent option for anyone who wants to fill up without being bogged down by greasier fare. Never-ending soup, salad, and breadsticks are on offer for all dine-in patrons; daily soup options include baked potato chowder, New England clam chowder, chili, creamy tomato basil, homestyle chicken noodle, and two surprise options. The 60-item salad bar includes all manner of cheeses, fruits, veggies, meat, and dressings.

Reviewer rave: "We ate lunch here today and were totally satisfied! Really nice salad bar with the freshest ingredients. A great selection of homemade soups. I went with the clam chowder and it was delicious. I wish I could have tried them all! Unfortunately I was already full from my salad and too many of the fresh breadsticks that they bring around to the table." — Richard H. on Yelp

Nebraska: Spaghetti Works
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Nebraska: Spaghetti Works

Omaha
There's a wide variety of Italian favorites at Spaghetti Works, housed in a restored warehouse in Omaha's popular Old Market district. But the real draw here for any carb craver is the endless bowls of pasta, served with garlic bread and unlimited trips to the salad bar. The restaurant won't even make you order the same thing — each bowl can be a totally different kind of pasta and sauce.

Reviewer rave: "Great food, served fast, friendly staff, and cheap! A great place to eat when on a budget and if you have big eaters. Watching your carbs? Then you might want to reconsider going here. Otherwise, try it!" — 2edg on TripAdvisor

Related: Where to Find Good, Cheap Pasta in Every State

Nevada: The Buffet at Wynn
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Nevada: The Buffet at Wynn

Las Vegas
One thing's for sure: You'll never go hungry in Vegas, thanks to massive razzle-dazzle buffet options including The Buffet at Wynn. Though it isn't the largest buffet in the Sin City, it's lauded routinely as one of the best, and the 120 options often include big-ticket items such as snow crab legs, oysters, and prime rib. Be sure to soak in the ambience, which includes 15 live cooking stations and whimsical décor with pink awnings, overflowing flowers, and a light-filled atrium.

Reviewer rave: "This is the only time my husband and I will eat at a buffet. It is so big and clean and organized, you have to love it. I personally love the rooms full of desserts. It's pricier than most buffets, but it's worth it. So many of the items they put out are gourmet and even a little too fancy for me to eat. But it's always a fun experience." — teena21_2000 on TripAdvisor

Related: 20 Bucket List Restaurants in Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Country Life
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New Hampshire: Country Life

Keene
Don't eat meat or other animal products? That doesn't mean you have to forgo the indulgence of an all-you-can-eat meal. Country Life offers a vegan buffet for lunch Monday through Thursday, a vegan brunch buffet on Sunday, and a dinner buffet Thursday evenings. The lunch buffet has featured dishes including falafel, bean stroganoff, vegan pizza, and maple tofu; organic rice, potatoes, veggies, and some sort of fruit dish or crisp are an everyday staple.

Reviewer rave: "So happy I found this place! Had a taste of everything from the hot bar and loved all of it. The salad bar was very colorful and lovely as well. The blueberry cheesecake was one of the best vegan desserts I've ever had. Would recommend to anyone no matter their diet. Simply delicious food!" — Tess H. on Yelp

New Jersey: Henri's Hotts Barbecue
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New Jersey: Henri's Hotts Barbecue

Folsom
Routinely named one of New Jersey's best barbecue joints, Henri's Hotts prides itself on fresh-cooked comfort food, available daily on an impressive buffet of 28 hot items, plus a cold bar. Dive into dishes including pulled pork, barbecue chicken, fried chicken, ribs, chili, crab bisque, mashed potatoes, collard greens, sausage and peppers, ziti, and corn pudding. Finish with the famous peach cobbler and other homemade desserts.

Reviewer rave: "The food is fresh and full of flavor. Their fried chicken is the best fried chicken around. I've never had a fried chicken breast so moist and flavorful — anywhere else, it's dry and bland. Not here. I almost forgot about the homemade dessert, which are out of this world. We always get them to go as we are usually stuffed from the buffet." — Ralph C. on Yelp

New Mexico: Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria
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New Mexico: Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria

Albuquerque
Ready to get your pizza on? Mimmo's can help. The restaurant boasts a lunch buffet every day of the week, plus a dinner buffet Monday through Thursday. Happily stuffed customers say you can expect a ton of fresh salad, several varieties of soup and pasta, and of course, all the pizza you can eat — and Mimmo's will even take requests if you don't see your favorite pie. You can also order any number of old-school Italian favorites a la carte off the packed menu.

Reviewer rave: "Holy cannolis! I'm in love. The first time I came alone and ended up having the lunch buffet. This was an eye-opener. Pizza with the perfect crust. Fresh salad. Pasta with sauce choices. The waitress was great. Came back for dinner on a Friday night with the family. It was packed. Still great service." — MamaGina1 on TripAdvisor

New York: 99 Favor Taste
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New York: 99 Favor Taste

New York City
The four Big Apple-area locations of 99 Favor Taste, a Chinese hot pot restaurant, can tame the most beastly appetites even in the wee hours — all are open until 2 or 3 a.m. You'll choose a broth base, meat, veggies, and noodles to cook at your table, and the food just keeps coming. Still hungry? You can add Korean barbecue to the mix.

Reviewer rave: "The quality is amazing, and all of the meats are delicious. They also have an incredible sauce bar. This is the epitome of hot pot. Great service too, and it is easy to order more and more food. Come here hungry and you won't be disappointed." — Melissa S. on Yelp

North Carolina: Abele's Family Restaurant
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North Carolina: Abele's Family Restaurant

Morganton
To take advantage of the all-you-can-eat deals at homey Abele's Family Restaurant, head to this unassuming, throwback spot for breakfast or dinner. The breakfast bar, with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, muffins, biscuits, grits, fruit, and more is bound to start your day off right. For dinner, patrons can choose a meat such as country-style steak, liver and onions, or a pork chop, then dive into a buffet with soup, salad, fruit, and hot sides including cornbread and fried okra.

Reviewer rave: "This is family-style eating the way it used to be when I was growing up. All-you-can-eat vegetables and lots from which to choose. At first, I wasn't sure about ordering the meat separately. However, when the pork chops came out, there was enough to feed 3 people!! We got a couple of meals from the leftovers." — Rusty F. on Yelp

North Dakota: Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat
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North Dakota: Izumi Sushi & Hibachi All You Can Eat

Fargo
When you've got a serious appetite, it's hard to beat a restaurant that features the phrase "all you can eat" as prominently as well-regarded Izumi. It rolls out sushi and sashimi as well as favorites including teriyaki, tempura, udon, spring rolls, and even hibachi entrees. There's no buffet or lines — staff bring your choices to your table.

Reviewer rave: "I hosted a birthday dinner here for 16 people, five of whom had never eaten sushi before but reluctantly agreed to try it. We had a fantastic time and truly enjoyed the meal, due to great service and the wide variety of items. We ate family-style, passing dishes around from the all-you-can-eat menu. It really was a dining experience, and now have a number of people who will try Japanese again." — randyc49785 on TripAdvisor

Ohio: Der Dutchman
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Ohio: Der Dutchman

Plain City
You can order your Amish favorites a la carte at Der Dutchman, but the "barn raising buffet" is the marquee draw. Feast on chicken, roast beef, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, noodles, corn, green beans, salad, and more every day for lunch and dinner, but be sure to leave room for one of the massive restaurant's famous pies. Fruit pies such as apple and cherry are always on offer, as are banana crème, peanut butter, lemon meringue, and other classics.

Reviewer rave: "This is one of the best buffets we've ever been to. Great variety of meats, sides, and salads. Fresh bread and we love the apple butter! All of it fixed like mom and grandma fixed meals. Service is always good. The pies? They are to die for." — Tim B on TripAdvisor

Oklahoma: Cajun King
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Oklahoma: Cajun King

Oklahoma City
You're nowhere near the bayou, but it sure may feel like it at Cajun King. The buffet is packed with Low Country favorites such as fried catfish, gumbo, and red beans and rice; weekends also frequently feature frog legs, shrimp, crab cakes, and boudin balls. The highlight, however, might be the hot, sugary beignets; they're delivered right to the table just as you're unsure you can eat another bite.

Reviewer rave: "This place is amazing. The blackened catfish is to die for. The crawfish etouffee is amazing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the atmosphere just puts you in a good mood. They bring fried catfish to your table with a sauce and it was fantastic." — Douglas G. on Yelp

Oregon: Cedar Plank Buffet
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Oregon: Cedar Plank Buffet

Grand Ronde
This large buffet at Spirit Mountain Casino offers many nods to its location: There's natural wood and stone sprinkled throughout the large space, and cedar plank salmon and other Northwestern fare offered up on the buffet itself — customers have even spotted huckleberry ice cream. Expect a wait on the weekend, but if you're a seafood lover come on Friday night for crab, shrimp, and much more.

Reviewer rave: "The interior was gorgeous, and I really liked the layout of the food area. I found all of the food to be spectacular. The only downside to this place is that my stomach wasn't big enough to eat everything that I wanted to eat!" — 279ericai on TripAdvisor

Pennsylvania: Shady Maple Smorgasbord
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Pennsylvania: Shady Maple Smorgasbord

East Earl
Amish smorgasbords are traditionally a large affair, but 110,000-square-foot Shady Maple might be the king of 'em all. It seats more than 1,200 hungry patrons in its main dining room, and on Saturday mornings can churn through 3,000 eggs for omelets and 800 pounds of bacon. At dinnertime, the 200-foot buffet is filled with homestyle favorites including pot roast, brisket, fried chicken, and mashed potatoes, and the gift shop hawks a staggering array of collectibles, home décor, and more.

Reviewer rave: "The food, as always, never disappoints. The selection leaves nothing out, and in my opinion, if you walk away not stuffed to the gills, then you are doing something wrong! Everything is always fresh, fantastic, and very worth the price, which is also very reasonable." — eaglesfan67 on TripAdvisor

Rhode Island: Wright's Farm
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Rhode Island: Wright's Farm

Wright's Farm
Hearty family-style dinners are the name of the game at Wright's Farm, a sprawling complex that is surely one of the biggest restaurants in the nation's smallest state. Here, more than 1,000 diners can sit down and enjoy either the signature baked chicken or sirloin steak, both served with rolls, pasta, and marinara sauce, salad, and homestyle fries. Hungry? Waitstaff will gladly bring you as many servings as you can stomach.

Reviewer rave: "Been going to this all-you-can-eat, family-style restaurant for over 30 years, and it's always consistently great! Where can you get quality hot food and fast service like this? Roast chicken falling off the bones, real french fries, salad, rolls and butter, shell macaroni with tomato sauce — all you can eat for such a low price!" — russg896 on TripAdvisor

Crabby Mike's
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South Carolina: Crabby Mike's

Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Crabby Mike's is big and brash and, on any given night, crowded with hungry tourists. But happy patrons say it's among the best places to pack it in on the buffet-happy South Carolina coast. All the favorites are here: snow crab legs, fried and broiled shrimp, shrimp and grits, fried scallops and oysters, baked salmon, crab cakes, cod, clams, mussels, mahi-mahi, and so much more. On busy days, you may even find a DJ, karaoke, and hula hoops on hand to make the wait fly by.

Reviewer rave: "Crab legs were super fresh, full of sweet, flavorful meat, and easy to crack and eat. After a so-so experience at another seafood buffet nearby, this totally hit the spot. The fried seafood was all delicious and clearly hand-breaded, not from a box. I never have fried oysters at a buffet because they're always disappointing, but these looked homemade so I gave them a try — and they were so good I went back for seconds." — Kathryn L. on Yelp

South Dakota: Carnaval Brazilian Grill
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South Dakota: Carnaval Brazilian Grill

Sioux Falls
This independent Carnaval Brazilian Grill steakhouse has become a go-to spot for hungry South Dakotans since opening in 2005. Diners get to start off at the salad bar and hot bar of Brazilian favorites such as feijoada, a stew of black beans and meat. Of course, the real feast begins when servers carve all the meat you can eat at your table. Mouth-watering selections include shrimp, sirloin, spicy pork sausage, flank steak, and more. Even better, live music is on tap Thursday through Saturday.

Reviewer rave: "Carnaval offered a very robust salad bar with different lettuce salads, various pasta and other salads, some soups, and other goodies. But the main attraction is the barbecued meat, which is brought to your table on long skewers. Everything I had was extremely tasty ... You can eat your week's worth of meat protein here in under an hour!" — markalanharris on TripAdvisor

Tennessee: Monell's
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Tennessee: Monell's

Nashville
Wear those stretchy pants to Monell's, where you'll enjoy endless portions of family-style comfort food such as skilled-fried chicken, cheese grits, pot roast, and so much more. But as good as dinner is here, you'll also want to check out the daily Country Breakfast. Selections include heaping plates of smoked sausage, country ham, fried apples and pancakes, and of course, biscuits and gravy.

Reviewer rave: "Consistently tasty Southern food served family-style. The next best thing to grandma's table, be it breakfast with a basket of fresh hot biscuits or a platter of hot fried chicken and fixings, it's lip-smacking wonderful. And what better way to spend time with your family or with others at the same table passing serving bowls." — Peggy R on TripAdvisor

Texas: Hutchins Barbeque
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Texas: Hutchins Barbeque

McKinney
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the plates of barbecue at raved-about Hutchins Barbeque with the all-you-can-eat special. Choose from meats including brisket, pulled pork, sausage, and chicken, then pile on sides including pinto beans, mashed potatoes, fried okra, potato salad, and coleslaw. But that's not all: Peach cobbler and banana pudding are part of the deal.

Reviewer rave: "Everything about this place was great. Great brisket that melts in your mouth. Excellent turkey that's not dried out, and just the right amount of smoke. Sauces were great, too — added to the flavor instead of covering it. Sides I had were really good, and they had cobbler! Highly recommend." — phil m on TripAdvisor

Utah: Ombu Grill
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Utah: Ombu Grill

Salt Lake City
Grill your own lunch or dinner at Ombu Grill, a relatively new Korean barbecue restaurant with more than 50 belly-filling options. It serves unlimited portions of meat, seafood, veggies, and other items that patrons can cook on a grill built into their table. Entrees including yakisoba and beef bibimbap. Appetizers such as calamari and dumplings are also available.

Reviewer rave: "Very cool experience! We loved being able to pick lots of different dishes to cook and eat as we wanted. There are plenty of options, both meat and non-meats, that we got to eat and cook ourselves. Service was great, and [the server] explained the options thoroughly and clearly." — emily13anne on TripAdvisor

Vermont: Rosie's Restaurant
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Vermont: Rosie's Restaurant

Middlebury
Homey Rosie's, frequented by longtime customers since opening more than 30 years ago, prides itself on serving home-cooked favorites without the fuss. That includes all-you-can-eat specials several nights of the week, including spaghetti and meat sauce on Wednesdays, wings on Thursdays, and fish and chips on Fridays. Also available are diner-style favorites including BLTs, tuna melts, hoagies, and burgers.

Reviewer rave: "I love finding the places where the locals eat, and this is one of them: It's big and clean, and the service is wonderful. There are plenty of diverse food choices, and I love the fact that you can choose between smaller and larger portions. This is like eating at your Grandmother's back in the day (if she was a really good cook)." — Jill W on TripAdvisor

Virginia: Nanny's
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Virginia: Nanny's

Petersburg
Unassuming Southern-style buffet Nanny's is all about family, and patrons get to gobble up recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. If you're looking for comfort food, look no further than the menu of fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, brisket, roast beef, ham, collard greens, biscuits, fatback, cobbler, pound cake, and so much more.

Reviewer rave: "The food here is absolutely delicious. Everything on the buffet tastes homemade. We also like to get the to-go packages. The barbecue, slaw, and baked beans are the best in the area, and the hushpuppies can't be beat. The atmosphere is very casual, and there's always a nice mixture of locals and tourists. We are also made to feel very welcome when we walk in." — Debra57726 on TripAdvisor

Washington: Feast Buffet
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Washington: Feast Buffet

Renton
The cavernous Seattle-area Feast Buffet amazes first-timers with its massive and artful spread of seafood, sushi, sashimi, dim sum, and more. A Mongolian grill and tons of dessert options — even cotton candy — add to the variety. Reviewers say there's lobster and other premium items on weekends.

Reviewer rave: "This was one buffet where I actually felt like I got my money's worth because of so many different options and, even though we were there later in the evening, it was all still fresh and delicious. It was also busy, but everything seemed to be getting refilled as needed. We will definitely return next time we are in the area." — snzander on TripAdvisor

West Virginia: Spice Connexion
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West Virginia: Spice Connexion

Martinsburg
West Virginia might not be the place you'd expect to find tasty, authentic Indian food, but Spice Connexion serves it up in heaping portions, patrons say. The lunch buffet is the best time to fill a rumbling belly for less, offering favorites such as chicken tikka masala, lamb stew, and other rotating veggie and meat dishes, along with rice and naan.

Reviewer rave: "If you haven't eaten here yet, you're missing out. This restaurant consistently delivers on being one of the best restaurants in the tri-state area. If you enjoy Indian cuisine, dining here is a must. Check out the lunch buffet for an opportunity to sample dishes you might not otherwise be inclined to order at dinner. You can't go wrong." — Shellcapri on TripAdvisor

Wisconsin: Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty
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Wisconsin: Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty

Wisconsin Dells
Sure, it's unabashedly kitschy, but Paul Bunyan's is still one of the best places to go in Wisconsin to satisfy an ox-sized appetite. Inside the cabin-like restaurant, you'll feast on family-style meals on tin plates. For breakfast, expect campfire favorites including pancakes, sausage, fried potatoes, and buttermilk donuts. At dinner, entrees include barbecue ribs, pot roast, and fried chicken served up with veggies, coleslaw, salad, and bread.

Reviewer rave: "This place was so good, we ate here twice. The breakfast had fabulous pancakes and sausage. And then, there are the doughnuts. The doughnuts are profoundly delicious. They were so good that we drove by the Shanty to get doughnuts on Sunday morning. The previous night at dinner, I practically ate my weight in fried chicken." — Princerman on TripAdvisor

Wyoming: The Cody Cattle Company
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Wyoming: The Cody Cattle Company

Cody
Tourist favorite Cody Cattle Company, open seasonally, is one of the best places for an all-you-can-eat meal in the Cowboy State, and diners are treated to a night of singing and dancing while they chow down. The simple but tasty menu includes unlimited portions of beef brisket, barbecue chicken, potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread, Caesar salad, and applesauce. Oh, and don't forget the brownies.

Reviewer rave: "The brisket was tender and flavorful. The beans, potatoes, and coleslaw were delicious. The cornbread and brownie were perfect. And then, wait for it, the entertainment started. Can it get any better? It did! The band was three very talented musicians. They could play. They could sing. They were funny. I wish the show was longer." — kimcK6094LH on TripAdvisor