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A plate of some of the delicious items from the buffet at the Blue Willow Inn. Photo: Curtis Compton / Staff

A plate of some of the delicious items from the buffet at the Blue Willow Inn. Photo: Curtis Compton / Staff

1) Blue Willow Inn

You say, “I don’t even *like* Southern food normally and I love their food (even though it is VERY Southern). Pecan cheddar biscuits… fried green tomatoes… those are my favorite items there. It’s a bit of a drive, but it is worth it.”

2) Café Bombay

3) John Boy’s

4) Daddy’s Country Kitchen

5) Journey’s End

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The sweet, syrup-drenched Gulab Jamun from MGR Palace. Photo: Becky Stein/ special

The sweet, syrup-drenched Gulab Jamun from MGR Palace. Photo: Becky Stein/ special

1) MGR Palace

We say “It’s no surprise that one of the Atlanta area’s best Indian restaurants also has one of the best lunch buffets around.”

2) Blue Willow Inn

3) Sweet Tomatoes

4) Mirch Masala

5) Captain Billy’s Fish House

627 comments Add your comment

Mr. A

August 31st, 2009
11:53 am

Buckners in Jackson……….. the best even if it is too expensive!

Foodie

August 31st, 2009
1:11 pm

BUCKNERS IS THE BEST, everything they serve—Then I would say Swapna (East Indian) on Cobb Pkwy, Marietta–and Atlantic Seafood.

Mary

August 31st, 2009
1:56 pm

Buckners in Jackson, GA is the BEST fried chichen in the state of GA!

buck

August 31st, 2009
1:58 pm

Phils Southern Cooking in Stockbridge. The best food hands down, including all fresh veggies. Best fried chicken in the world.

Buffet Fan

August 31st, 2009
2:04 pm

Old Times Country Buffet in Warner Robins, Georgia. The best selection and taste of all time! A gazillion southern vegetables seasoned to perfection. They have fatback on the buffet for goodness sake!

Toney

August 31st, 2009
2:04 pm

The Blue Willow Inn out in Social Circle. It’s a bit of a drive, but well worth it.

Keep It Real

August 31st, 2009
2:41 pm

Rusans Sushi best $10 sushi lunch in ATL…

Bridget

August 31st, 2009
2:45 pm

Buckners in Jackson is the best.

cursive

August 31st, 2009
3:00 pm

Asian Buffet in Stone Mountain… Great chinese buffet!

AJ

August 31st, 2009
3:25 pm

DONNY’S
Sandy Plains and 92

SWEET TOMATOES

GOLDEN CORRAL

Trojan '73

August 31st, 2009
4:57 pm

Buckner’s in Jackson, GA Buckner’s in Jackson, GA

IW

August 31st, 2009
5:22 pm

Journey’s end in Loganville , GA

TA

August 31st, 2009
5:37 pm

Without a doubt, Papa Buffet in Morrow. Great combination of Oriental and American foods

cbgb

August 31st, 2009
6:45 pm

I can’t say for sure it’s the best cause I haven’t been to them all but here’s another plug for DONNY’S in Mayretta. Good price, too. Check it out.

Kat

August 31st, 2009
7:03 pm

Dekalb Farmers Market rocks!

LS

August 31st, 2009
7:11 pm

Swapna on Cobb Parkway is incredible, and Unique Indian in Smyrna next to HH Gregg, while a much smaller buffet, scores for food quality and service. 2 top notch Indian buffets within less than a mile of each other!

Lisa

August 31st, 2009
7:21 pm

Old times Country Buffet in Macon and Warner Robbins. The absolute best southern food in Ga.

Liz

August 31st, 2009
7:24 pm

OK Cafe at Northside Drive/West Paces Ferry. God bless the “OK Takeaway”!

kay

August 31st, 2009
7:41 pm

Hands Down Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle, Ga.

I have to go Check out Buckner's Buffet in Jackson, Ga

August 31st, 2009
7:46 pm

It sound like a winner for sure. Have to go this fall during the week when it’s less of a crowd!

The Holiday Inn has a buffet in Forysth, Ga (Not Forysth County) has a killer buffet. Small town fill and rich southern cooking.

The New Perry Hotel, (A Old hotel that was remodeled) has a wonderful buffet, and sweet potato suffle to die for.

John

August 31st, 2009
8:03 pm

The Lighthouse in Griffin, GA. Great catfish.

Cardog10

August 31st, 2009
8:04 pm

Holiday Inn has rich southern cooking? Listen people, fried crap and canned vegetables isn’t “southern cooking”. It’s like saying Taco Bell is rich Mexican food. You might enjoy it, but don’t call a chain buffet “southern cooking”

Bill

August 31st, 2009
8:12 pm

Larry’s in Trenton is the best easily.

All American Dude

August 31st, 2009
8:13 pm

While not exactly a buffet, per se, the Dillard House in Dillard has some awesome food. They bring everything to your table for one price & there are LOTS of things they bring!!

CHILL

August 31st, 2009
8:13 pm

Donnys on corner of Sandy Plains and 92 is the absolute best!!!

da best toriy boo

August 31st, 2009
8:24 pm

hey folks you ever heard of GOLDEN CORAL ……

Spalding Drive homeowner

August 31st, 2009
8:24 pm

Dillard House, Dillard GA is the best classy’ast buffet around, well worth the trip, great little get away with the hotel and all ya’ll.

Judy

August 31st, 2009
8:28 pm

The Bulloch House in Warm Springs, GA. Great southern food and fried green tomatoes!

Katharine

August 31st, 2009
8:30 pm

It depends on what you want.

Nori Nori in Sandy Springs has a truly spectacular sushi buffet with an enormous variety of salads, hot dishes, sweets, and other items.

For Southern food, I agree with those who have posted about the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA. It has won numerous awards for good reason.

Indian … that’s a tough one. We have some very good Indian buffets in the city. I like Sri Krishna Vilas in Alpharetta. Minerva’s buffet is larger, but I like the quality of SKV a bit better. Your mileage may vary, as the saying goes. :)

I don’t know if salad bars are in their own category or not, but Soup Garden on Cobb Parkway has been a favorite of mine for years. They offer soup, baked potatoes with trimmings, desserts (terrific gingerbread), and a refreshingly interesting salad bar with the very best honey mustard dressing I’ve ever tasted.

glenn

August 31st, 2009
8:36 pm

Bullock House (Warm Springs)is the best I have had. Outstanding food and service.

Goldenglove002

August 31st, 2009
8:58 pm

Ru Sans has a buffet every Wednesday full of great Sushi and other assortments for about 10 bucks. Absolutely great deal

Steve

August 31st, 2009
9:04 pm

Come on ya’ll, “Rays on the River” Food quality, Ambiance and experience is where it’s at!!! No I don’t work there, just like to eat there.

Shar

August 31st, 2009
9:18 pm

DeKalb Farmers’ Market. No comparison. It’s inexpensive, it’s interesting and it’s close!

dawg

August 31st, 2009
9:22 pm

BLUE WILLOW in SOCIAL CIRCLE,GA GREAT FOOD!!!!!

Al

August 31st, 2009
9:24 pm

The Redd House in Jefferson – Home cooking straight from scratch! Family run business in the middle of no where. They do no marketing at all, it is all by word of mouth. Really great prices for what you get – all you can eat.

Steve

August 31st, 2009
9:25 pm

Buffets? Really? I’ve tried many for lunch hoping to find quality and diverse food selections, but you end up eating too much, feel gross afterwards, and scope out the crowd – obesity everywhere.

For $6-10, just have ONE plate of DECENT fresh food somewhere. As southerners, we are disgusting with the way we are fat and/or obese.
Golden Corral? DISGUSTING. Tried it once and the food was bland and greasy.

Doctor Dan

August 31st, 2009
9:28 pm

Another vote for Donny’s on Sandy Plains Rd at Hwy 92. Great selection of fresh veggies, good desserts and the price is right.

Jim

August 31st, 2009
9:39 pm

Someone listed Ray’s on the River, someone else listed OK Cafe.

Do you folks know what a buffet is?

takeoffyourgirdleSteve

August 31st, 2009
9:42 pm

Loosen up brother, put on your mumu and stop checking out the Southern obese! If you can’t say anything nice…. and all that. Vatica is kind of buffet-like. I vote for it.

Sue

August 31st, 2009
9:44 pm

Buckners Jackson, GA
Phil’s Southern Cooking in Stockbridge,Ga – My fav Fried Chicken ,Pick Collards and Veggies
Blue Willow Inn Social Circle, Ga – Reservations may be Required
Garden Patch Barnesville, GA

AJ

August 31st, 2009
9:52 pm

Buckners in Jackson GA

Not Disappointed!

August 31st, 2009
9:52 pm

Wilkes House in Savanah, Ga is a must. You set at picnic table with strangers and they serve great food and conversation.

Win

August 31st, 2009
9:54 pm

Best buffet and some doofus says “OK Cafe”. Gotta love it. It’s good but no where close to a buffet!

Cardog10 is an idiot!!!!

August 31st, 2009
10:00 pm

Cardog10 you’re an idiot!!!!!!!!! The person was talking about the Kitchen at the Holiday Inn in Forsyth, Ga. I’ve been there also. It’s not canned veggies, it’s fresh and they have great food. Somebody rents the space and they serve to who ever. Cardog10 It’s not a chain you doo doo bird! Travel and see Georiga for a change!

****** FYI***** Did anyone know that Paul Deen of “Lady & Sons of Savanah, Ga” Once rented a spot at the Days Inn and served food from there, so don’t count out the Little Hotels in small towns.

Wow! Let's eat!

August 31st, 2009
10:01 pm

Oh, I promise to Diet tomorrow for a Hamburger today!!! Oy!

Joe

August 31st, 2009
10:04 pm

The Filling Station in Dalton, Ga.

Gainesville Ray

August 31st, 2009
10:06 pm

Hands down West Family! highway 75 between Cleveland & Helen! Country buffet including the best Country fried steak & gravy!!!

Lisa

August 31st, 2009
10:10 pm

The Green Manor in Union City! Yum! Yum! Yum! I went there to meet a friend and her family last month and was skeptical because I’d never heard of it (yes, shame on me!). But it was great! If you like “down home” southern food, it’s a real delight! My mouth is almost watering thinking about the dressing. I felt like it was Thanksgiving!

FoxyladyD

August 31st, 2009
10:11 pm

The best buffett in the “A” is in my kitchen on a Sunday evening!, Stop wasting your money and learn how to cook……….

Cathy

August 31st, 2009
10:22 pm

I like Blue Willow for the ladies church group; Buckners for the over 50 seniors church group, Dillard House and BullocK House for senior church trips. You can tell where they are by the posts. All my obesity will be dealt with on a higher plain. Heaven-bound and you are welcome to dine with me anywhere but the best eating will be at The Lords Buffet. I won’t argue the issue.

VandynNashville

August 31st, 2009
10:24 pm

Find it amusing that the question was Buffet and someone put OK Cafe. Good but not a buffet. I have to agree with Papa Buffet, Buckner’s, The Lighthouse in Griffin and Blue Willow Inn. Papa is right by My folks’ place and we have ate there several times. Buckner’s is a great down home cooking place with Live Country Singings in an adjoining building just creates a down home southern experience. Make sure and try the Brunswick Stew.

mullet13

August 31st, 2009
10:24 pm

In Athens, Food for the Soul for authentic, delicious southern cooking. Peking on Atlanta Hwy. has the best lunch buffet.

As noted by many, Buckner’s has the best fried chicken.

Koko

August 31st, 2009
10:26 pm

Cafe Bombay in Druid Hills. Best Indian buffet.

NewRN

August 31st, 2009
10:29 pm

Buckner’s is no better than a feed trough. Bad food, sloppy service, and crowded group tables with stark lighting illuminating the gluttony. Dillard’s was quantity over quality, but beautiful scenery. It’s not as good as it was but Blue Willow does have good food, service, and variety for the price, and they have a pleasant atmosphere with nice presentation for their buffet, unlike the other places I’ve mentioned.

Chuck Uga

August 31st, 2009
10:30 pm

Golden Corral? Sweet Tomatoes? They said “BEST BUFFET,” not “BEST WAY TO GET TOMAIN POISONING.”

Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker. Dillard House in Clayton. I will have to try the others mentioned (if I can find them).

Nita

August 31st, 2009
10:37 pm

Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker, GA has been there since the early 50’s. Their food is excellent,, and the portions are quite large. Drive in, Diners and Dives from the Food Channel was there recently to film a segment on the show. The are open for breakfast,, lunch and dinner.

Madison

August 31st, 2009
10:39 pm

Sorry Bill but Randy’s is better than Larry’s.

Robert

August 31st, 2009
10:42 pm

Baby Jane’s in McDonough. Awesome fried chicken, plus fried green tomatoes a couple of days a week…. and only 6.50 with tea!

lots of eating

August 31st, 2009
10:44 pm

You all need use the ZTRAINER! But most of these places are great for dining… my vote goes to The Blue Willow Inn!

Wendy D

August 31st, 2009
10:45 pm

DeKalb Farmers Market of course! So many different types of wonderful food from all over, at a reasonable price. The one drawback is that the dining area is by the frozen / refridgerated foods so it’s kinda cold. Bring a coat!

A

August 31st, 2009
10:45 pm

RuSan’s sushi lunch buffet, but please can they turn the awful dance music down. Who wants to hear loud club music when you’re trying to eat lunch?

Louis

August 31st, 2009
10:47 pm

Loganville’s Journey’s End…equal to the few good ones above, and tops among the best~! Grreat Fried Chicken, Dumpling Soup, Green Fried Tomatoes…Seafood Special on Friday and Saturday nites can’t be beat, too. Been eating there almost twelve years consistently, both noon and nite. A wonderful tradition in Loganville. Started as a wing off Blue Willow Inn in Social, and went on its own a few years ago…and improved on Blue Willow in quality and value. Ya’ll come, hear~?

jamie

August 31st, 2009
10:48 pm

every time we have some poll, some jacka@@ like Steve gets on her. You need to go back to New Jersey or wherever you are from…I am sure you are “disgusting”.

Carl McKinney

August 31st, 2009
10:53 pm

Geneva’s Restaurant and Peachtree Cafe both in Thomaston, Ga; both have great food and service. cream corn, collards, meatloaf and chicken dressing at Geneva’s, fried corn, jalopena cornbread, fatback and country fried steak at Peachtree Cafe. Both have great desserts and the southern trademark ice tea!!!!!!

BIG T

August 31st, 2009
11:01 pm

BLUE WILLOW IN_ SOCIAL CIRCLE…….HANDS DOWN!!!!!

lor

August 31st, 2009
11:02 pm

Old Times Country Buffet in Valdosta, GA, a little further than Warner Robbins

Tommy

August 31st, 2009
11:05 pm

Daddy’s Country Kitchen in Acworth. If somebody has better fried chicken, it must be in Heaven. Veggies are great and the cobblers are wonderful.

Uncle Tom

August 31st, 2009
11:05 pm

Hmmm, I’d say Kacey’s on Lavista Road across from the Honeybaked Ham store…

Michael

August 31st, 2009
11:17 pm

Kasey’s at Lavista Rd and Montreal in Tucker…and only $7.00 (includes drink). Wednesday nights they even have a whole turkey on the buffet!

Katherine

August 31st, 2009
11:17 pm

Cafe Bombay for Indian is awesome!

JDJ

August 31st, 2009
11:26 pm

Panahar lunch buffet, Northeast Plaza on Buford Hwy. Excellent Indian food, many veggie dishes as well as chicken, lamb and beef. YUMMY stuff!

OptionBee

August 31st, 2009
11:29 pm

Many of you are evidently not from the south. I have tried buffets (southern food, not communist dishes)all over the south, and several that come to mind are: Shirley’s in Newnan; Buckners; the original LaPrad’s on Lake Burton (closed now); and a place in Sandersville that was a converted old house with screen doors. You have to have driven the back roads of Georgia to truly judge southern food! Many of our small towns have great local “Meat and 3’s). Buckners, I will have to say, the only way you could get a better piece of chicken is if you were a rooster!!!

Shannon, M.Div.

August 31st, 2009
11:32 pm

Blue Willow Inn… I don’t even *like* Southern food normally and I love their food (even though it is VERY Southern). Pecan cheddar biscuits… fried green tomatoes… those are my favorite items there. It’s a bit of a drive, but it is worth it. When you’re there, check out the Lewis Grizzard pieces adorning the wall (for those who want an AJC connection). The BWI has won numerous awards.

I took my grandmother to the Green Manor in Union City, and she wasn’t very impressed with the selection. What they had was pretty good, but she was disappointed in what they didn’t have.

WILLIAM

August 31st, 2009
11:32 pm

Cheep buffets are contributing to the grand obese problem in America. The amount of fried, fatty food consumed by patrons of these palaces of gluteny is disgusting. Sitting and watching a little child go back for seconds and return to a table where there rear-ends hang of the chairs is a site truely to behold. Also, the folks who work there are thin, wonder why? I have been to buffets. I seldom go now. I’d rather have my food prepared as I’ve ordered it. Each to his own way to die earlier than expected…….

Georgia 1st

August 31st, 2009
11:32 pm

Historic Green Manor in union city by far is the best place in the metro area. I’ve never gone there and had a bad experience.

DecaturCyn

August 31st, 2009
11:35 pm

Here’s another vote for the DeKalb Farmer’s Market buffet. The fresh vegetable creations are never boring, and the price can’t be beat.

Joe

August 31st, 2009
11:40 pm

CiCi’s pizza is fire. Ryans has some good food too. Just EAT EAT EAT EAT fatty’s

Jim

August 31st, 2009
11:40 pm

Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA and Larry’s Buffet in Trenton, GA are both exceptional.
Sounds like I need to try Buckner’s in Jackson, GA.

KJ

August 31st, 2009
11:42 pm

“The best buffett in the “A” is in my kitchen on a Sunday evening!, Stop wasting your money and learn how to cook……….”

Wow, this article was up several hours before some retard inevitably posted this. A new record?

Frances Hendricks

August 31st, 2009
11:44 pm

The Rabbit Town Cafe in Gainesville has a great southern buffet with different choices daily.

Shannon, M.Div.

August 31st, 2009
11:46 pm

Something that folks recommending Buckner’s aren’t mentioning (that I’ve seen): it’s a family-style restaurant, where you’ll be sitting at a table with strangers if you don’t come with a large party.

Some of us are shy. :) I certainly wouldn’t want to go over to Buckner’s without knowing that in advance.

Stretch

August 31st, 2009
11:50 pm

I have ate at all those mentioned above, save a few private kitchens, and I must agree that Buckner’s is the BEST! Nothing on the table is less than wonderful. The only downfall is that you might have to wait a little while to get your fill. I have eaten many luches at Phil’s in Stockbridge and they are a close second! I wish they would all deliver to Carrollton! I gotta get back on the road!

Stewed Tomatoes

August 31st, 2009
11:50 pm

Buckners by far. What you can’t eat you just rub all over yourself.

KA

August 31st, 2009
11:53 pm

I like Sweet Tomatoes for a fresh salad and soup buffet. And I like the DeKalb Farmer’s Market for all of the interesting tastes. I don’t want Jamie to call me a jack@@, but I do have to agree with Steve. Most Southern Food buffets are laden with fat, salt and sugar; even the poor vegetables are shiny with grease. Several trips to the battered and fried buffet, plus dessert and multiple glasses of sweet tea probably amounts to three days worth of calories, salt and fat grams. I grew up in the South and I like my meat grilled, vegetables steamed, and my salad with a little vinegar and herbs, with no fatty add-ons of cheese, croutons, chips, ham, egg etc. I don’t like my food smothered and covered, greased and salted and sugared up.

jennii c

September 1st, 2009
12:02 am

Annie Laura’s – Riverdale….if you’re ever in Raleigh, NC……Larry’s Seafood and Soul Food.

Steve

September 1st, 2009
12:07 am

I’m a fan of the weekend buffet at The Palace Indian restaurant at Holcomb Bridge and Peachtree Pkwy. On weekends they bring out a wider variety of items that are not available on the weekday buffet. I have no idea what many of the dishes are called but like them!

BTW, for those who voted for Matthew’s I agree they’re great but they’re a cafeteria not a buffet.

Phil

September 1st, 2009
12:11 am

I was at an all you can eat KFC that was pretty good. I don’t remember where it was though . . .

TeeBerry

September 1st, 2009
12:25 am

West’s Family Buffet between Helen and Cleveland. Phenomenal food. The slaw is worth the price of the whole meal. Tea is great. Chicken. Corn. Everything!! It really is good.

Also, it is absolutely the cleanest restaurant I’ve ever been in. It’s an O/C ’s paradise. Honestly.

L.j.m

September 1st, 2009
12:26 am

Try Runway Fish House in Baldwin, GA. It is a buffet that all who love seafood will enjoy. They also have great soups, salads, and kid friendly food as well! So skinny and overweight can come together and enjoy fried, baked, and broiled seafoods.

NavyMom

September 1st, 2009
12:39 am

Blue Willow Inn is the ABSOLUTE BEST! I would love to be able to eat their deserts but they are TOO rich. Yes I still have a bite and pay for it later:-(
I’m definitely going to have to try Buckners.
I went to Matthews in Tucker but wasn’t impressed by the way it looked.
People stick to the topic – BUFFET not RESTAURANTS – GEES!
@the idiot who said people in the South or Georgia are fat as $%# – goes to show how IGNORANT you are. Just because you eat at a buffet doesn’t mean you eat all the unhealthy things.

T

September 1st, 2009
12:39 am

Have ya’ll forgot about Mama Louise and the H&H down in Macon? The Allman Brothers would’ve starved without her and that killer fried chicken and cornbread, black-eyed peas and greens!

granni

September 1st, 2009
12:40 am

The best buffet is my dining room after Sunday service.

NavyMom

September 1st, 2009
12:41 am

@Phil there use to be one in Cobb County close to Windy Hill area and it was pretty good but that was years ago – don’t know if that was it or not.

Alan

September 1st, 2009
12:41 am

After having a gastro-bypass, I seldom eat at buffets. If I am out with friends and we end up eating at a buffet, I normally get charged a child’s price after I show my surgeon’s card documenting my surgery. Golden Corall, however, charges full price even though I explained I could only eat a few bites limited to only a few foods, and no sugared foods, deserts, or drinks. Even with the card to prove it, they wouldn’t listen. Golden Corall could care less about people who are trying to live healthy. They just want your money. So they are marked off my list. I hope that everyone will forget them as well!

Sunshine

September 1st, 2009
12:45 am

The Redd House in Jefferson is the Georgia’s Finest. It is all about Great Food, Love of Family and Southern Comfort at its best. It is worth the drive. Be sure to bring the whole family and enjoy a true Georgia meal cooked by a loving, hardworking and caring family. Be sure to tell Andy & Karen thank you for making you dinner.

John

September 1st, 2009
12:55 am

The Blue Willow and Buckner’s is 1. and 1A

The Sarge

September 1st, 2009
1:53 am

Well, let’s see:
The economy’s in the dumper
Folks, left and right, are outta work
Our Government’s spending like a drunken Sailor on weekend liberty
Overweight adults and kids are rampant throughout the land
(Do feel free to add, by priority, the issues in your life which need attending)

Is it really the responsible thing to devote an article on the best places where one can stuff their faces into oblivion? Maybe it’s just me, but I rather think not. If the article’s author feels that, for the stated issues, we are in need of “comfort food”, perhaps some literary talent should be aimed at producing “food for thought” articles instead, not “how to hasten your demise”.

Old School

September 1st, 2009
2:08 am

Mama Bear may or may not have a point. All-too-often, I see kids in these “all-you-can swalla” joints going ape shucks, running up and down the isles, sticking their grubby fingers in the offerings…and it’s up to that waitress to clean up the inevitable mess these unsupervised kids will leave in their wake. Now I’m not suggesting, for one minute, that Mama Bear’s kids fit this description…this may just be a point for M.B. to ponder (if the shoe fits, yada yada yada; if not, perhaps this may be a point of departure in understanding the behavior of those around you).

Bon Apetite!

NorthGeorgia

September 1st, 2009
2:49 am

The Runway Fish House in Baldwin (it is actually next to the runway at Habersham County Airport) is a good seafood buffet, but only if you like everything fried. Everything. Fried.

West Family Restaurant on Helen Highway north of Cleveland is wonderful, starting with breakfast and coming back for the seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings. The service is excellent, with staff that has been there for many happy years.

House of Lin (GA 400 at GA 53 in Dawsonville, just north of the North Georgia Outlet Mall) is a fabulous Oriental buffet that includes sushi, for under $15 (less at lunchtime!).

In Atlanta!

September 1st, 2009
3:09 am

This is for the ATLANTA area!! Sorry, but Buckners in Jackson is NOT Atlanta. Neither is Old Times Country Buffet in Warner Robbins. Or the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. And Larry’s in Trenton….are you serious?!?! The quickest way to get there from Atlanta is through TENNESSEE!!!!! Idiots!!!

Molly

September 1st, 2009
3:27 am

OK Cafe is NOT a buffet …… !

J.T.

September 1st, 2009
3:38 am

Jone’s Kitchen in Jesup, Ga. if your down that way. Best buffet in the Brunswick area. $7.50 Get there early for the banana pudding

YoungerThan ThatNow

September 1st, 2009
4:18 am

Ole Times Buffet is a small chain with restaurants in Macon, Warner Robins, Tifton, Valdosta, Fitzgerald and Tallahassee FL, to name a few. It’s good most of the time, but at times you get that ‘quantity over quality’ feeling there. Buckner’s in Jackson is very good but is tragically over-priced. But they’re aiming for the Yankees runnin’ up and down the slab who don’t know country from sushi, and don’t realize how much they’re paying for it. The Blue Willow is very good, and crowded usually… which is a good sign.

But friends, south of Macon there are better places than all of these on just about every corner in every small town you can name. So, come on down south and we’ll go have a good country lunch and you’ll still have money to get home with… and desert’s included!

Jason

September 1st, 2009
4:34 am

IMHO, the Market Diner in Thomasville is the best buffett in Georgia. I stop every time on the way to Florida and again on the way back.

Susie

September 1st, 2009
4:46 am

DeKalb Farmer’s Market – best prices and good vegetarian selection, in addition to other meat recipes not found elsewhere.

cadawg

September 1st, 2009
5:25 am

Jones in Jesup, GA I’ve never met anyone, that ate there, that doesn’t agree. I would fly all the way from San Francisco to Georgia, just to eat there! Everything is cooked in a true southern style! Great atmosphere, too! You never know who’ll be sitting at the table, a construction worker, a lawyer, a working mom, or a Senator or Govenor.

Moved South for the Food

September 1st, 2009
5:40 am

Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker. You have to get over the appearance to really enjoy the food. Some people say the run down appearance is part of the appeal. Peeling paint and brown lunchroom trays may be nostalgic but sticky floors and dirty tables is not! Come on Mike, clean up the place! You are sitting on a gold mine!

Moved South for the Food

September 1st, 2009
5:46 am

Oh, BTW, all of you folks that are concerned with the obese people of the south. The north is just as fat as the south. I worked in healthcare for 15 years and saw just as many overweight patients up there as I see down here. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes here and pizza and beer up north. Same issue, just different geography.

Ishmael

September 1st, 2009
5:51 am

I haven’t been by there lately, but The Pickrick always had great fried chicken.

bill

September 1st, 2009
6:22 am

#1 is Lady & Sons in Savannah with the best collard greens and hoecake cornbread. #2 is Stella’s in a little town called Claxton, #3 is Geneva’s on Bee Road next to Krystal’s in Savannah

Topp Dogg

September 1st, 2009
6:29 am

People who eat at buffet type establishments ,overeat because they want to be sure to get their moneys worth.This is why the men are slobs and the women are hogs.Its called grasing not eating!

Atlanta Native

September 1st, 2009
6:50 am

Thanks for answering my number one question about the Scooby Doo show there Shaggy. None of those are buffets. You are a stoner after all!

Heck...

September 1st, 2009
6:51 am

Who is PAUL Deen?

Willis

September 1st, 2009
7:04 am

Why is it that a simple “poll” soon deteriorates into social commentary about our eating habits, apostrophe use, and obesity, to mention three? And Alan wants us to know about his gastric bypass and that we should not patronize Golden Corral because they won’t give him a discount.

Am I an idiot too?

Willis

September 1st, 2009
7:06 am

Top Dogg says: Its called grasing not eating!

Sir, what is crasing? Perhaps you meant “grazing.”

BBro

September 1st, 2009
7:09 am

The Filling Station in Dalton, Ga. lol, good place to gas up :-)

FoxyladyD
The best buffett in the “A” is in my kitchen on a Sunday evening!, Stop wasting your money and learn how to cook……….

You go Girl, do you need a goodman that works and is hungry :-)

Judy

September 1st, 2009
7:09 am

Alan, the restaurants should not have to adjust to your new eating habits..You chose your new life and need to adjust to the world accordingly..and also, good for you for trying to live healthier.

Latrice P

September 1st, 2009
7:13 am

Buckner’s 1168 Bucksnort Road, Jackson, GA 30233 phone. 770.775.6150 is wonderful, Blue Willow 294 N Cherokee Rd Social Circle, GA 30025 (770) 464-2131is excellent as well, Pelican Point Seafood 1381 Sapelo AveTownsend, GA 31331-5731(912) 832-4295 has a to die for buffet of FRESH seafood its worth the drive outside of Savannah, Lady&Sons in Savannah Ga. (Paula Deens ) is great as well.

Judy

September 1st, 2009
7:18 am

The Lady and Sons were one huge dissapointment to us. We were rushed in, rushed to order, the food was below average, then we were rushed out. I think they are living off press coverage and Paula Deen’s show or her wonderful personality.

Atlanta Native

September 1st, 2009
7:21 am

Shaggy, I have an 8 year old. Scooby Doo is prime entertainment for him. Even he knows what a buffet is.

Gordon Karns

September 1st, 2009
7:25 am

No question on this one
Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle. Simply the best hands down !!

djsteve

September 1st, 2009
7:25 am

I’ve seen no mention yet of the Smith House in Dahlonega, GA. It, too, has a fantastic buffet.

Jeanine Bartlett

September 1st, 2009
7:25 am

Smith House in Dahlonega

Paul

September 1st, 2009
7:27 am

Nori Nori in Sandy Springs

Henry Co. Redneck

September 1st, 2009
7:27 am

Baby Jane’s in McDonough has the best blond waitress. The young asian gal ain’t bad either. Fried chicken livers on Wednesday…yum.
There is/was a buffet on Fulton Industrial Blvd also. Not sure if it’s still open.

YaYa

September 1st, 2009
7:40 am

BUCKNERS!!!!!

M. D. Cain

September 1st, 2009
7:44 am

The Redd House in Jefferson is the best. Great Buffet.

Road Scholar

September 1st, 2009
7:46 am

Papadeaux’s in Alpharetta has a great Cajun buffet for lunch from Monday to Saturday. Some veges with good cajun food!

Ji

September 1st, 2009
7:54 am

I highly recommemd the place called Eat Too Fat in Ga where lots of overly fat men and women gether eating like happy pigs. Good luck to raise your blood pressure and medical bills!!!!!

Missy

September 1st, 2009
7:54 am

Buckner’s in Jackson is hands down the BEST!!!!!

Buffet Champ

September 1st, 2009
7:57 am

Without a doubt, in the metro Atlanta area, the historic Green Manor in Union City is one of the best. The peach punch is worth the trip. Pricey, but worth it.

Elizabeth

September 1st, 2009
7:57 am

Buckners in Jackson!

Vince

September 1st, 2009
8:01 am

Sorry folks, but Donny’s on Sandy Plains serves canned vegetables.
Baby Jane’s and Phil’s Southern Cooking get my votes.

MsAtl

September 1st, 2009
8:03 am

Kasey’s at Lavista Rd and Montreal in Tucker…and only $7.00 (includes drink). FRESH well seasoned veggies and meats. The salad bar is amazing! I don’t eat everyone’s meatloaf and collards but they got it! I asked the waiter who was the cook. He says the recipes come from a little old black lady and she trained a latino guy as her apprentice.

Lil T

September 1st, 2009
8:07 am

Miss Julia’s in Butler, Georgia on Hwy 19 is the best. She has an AWESOME buffet every day and after church on Sunday it is like eating bread from Heaven. She has great side orders, hamburgers [real ground beef!] and sandwiches. Her breakfast is awesome with homemade biscuits and great down home service. A very clean and hospitable restaurant. Call ahead plenty of room for family style.

Snellville

September 1st, 2009
8:12 am

The Magnolia Place in Winder is the best. Fried chicken, country steak, vegetables, salads, and lots more. Also the best banana pudding ever made!!

W.R. Jacket

September 1st, 2009
8:14 am

The Steakhouse in Hawkinsville, GA. Amazing!!!

J

September 1st, 2009
8:17 am

Swapna in Marietta. Best place to go if you love curry!

J

September 1st, 2009
8:17 am

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gatiger

September 1st, 2009
8:22 am

Please add your weight after your nomination, then we will know if your are a serious buffet diner.

Gritz

September 1st, 2009
8:25 am

Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker, GA!!!!!!!!!!!

dgard

September 1st, 2009
8:26 am

Have a sleeper for you. John Boy’s Country Buffet on Canton Hwy in Marietta. Undoubtedly the best fried chicken I have ever eaten, and I have been to Buckner’s, Blue Willow, and the Dillard House. The atmosphere is not what you would expect, but food is awesome. $7.00 per person, including drink.

UGASlobberknocker

September 1st, 2009
8:27 am

To “by the way disgusted”

If Georgia is so offensive to you, wont you please leave. Delta has hundrfeds of flights a day out of town..do us all a favor and be on one today.:

cowo

September 1st, 2009
8:28 am

Blue Willow – the fried green tomatoes and mashed potatoes are killer!

John

September 1st, 2009
8:29 am

@IN Atlanta
Maybe people are giving examples from outside Atlanta because there’s nothing worth a darn in Atlanta. And that goes for things other than just restaurants . . .

Brenda

September 1st, 2009
8:32 am

Papa’s Buffet in Morrow has become my new favorite over the summer. I took my family there for my Son’s 12th birthday. Food is fabulous. My personal favorite’s that I used to frequent once a week are “The Real Chow Baby” on 10th and Howell Mill and “The Sweet Tomato” 4 locations in Atl. area which I feel are the two for the health conscious in mind. Eat healthy, live longer…but hmmmm I may try Blue Willow soon in since it has been mentioned by many.

Terri

September 1st, 2009
8:35 am

Blue Willow—–Social Circle

Rex

September 1st, 2009
8:37 am

As much as I love the DeKalb Farmer’s Market…it is not a buffet. By buffet they mean All U Can Eat. YDFM is a cafeteria, not a buffet. As far as buffets go, Manchurian Garden, off of Jimmy Carter and Kasey’s on LaVista are pretty good. I’m pretty much over buffets, though. Who wants to leave an establishment feeling uncomfortable?

Brenda

September 1st, 2009
8:39 am

Buckners in Jackson is hands down the best! Their chicken is adicting, and the peach cobbler is delicious.

wrl

September 1st, 2009
8:40 am

In downtown Winder, there is a place called The Magnolia Place. It is by far the best buffet in North Georgia. The vegetables are all fresh and home made, the chicken tenders are fabulos and the country fried steak and gravy is the best I’ve ever had. All the desserts are fresh and home made with the most fantastic banana pudding you’ve ever tasted. I’m getting hungry just thinking about them. Price is 7-10 dollars with tip, you cannot beat this place!

An Observation

September 1st, 2009
8:42 am

Has anyone ever noticed that the majority of the people heading into a restaurant that serves an ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet look like they are the last people on earth that need to go to an ALL YOU CAN EAT place???

These places need to have a nutritionist at the door or have a scale and if you are a certain percentage over weight you can come into the restaurant and order off the menu but not be allowed to do the ALL YOU CAN EAT option. I know people would be screaming that it would be in violation of their rights, but it might help to reduce the obesity within the State of Georgia. ALL YOU CAN EAT places, know matter how good the food might be, seem to only add to the problem of obesity. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I just don’t see a lot of thin people eating at these buffet restaurants.

Harald

September 1st, 2009
8:44 am

I think Chick-fil-a on Peachtree has a good buffet…and any McDonald’s…their Sweet-tea is the best!

Truth Seeker

September 1st, 2009
8:44 am

Disgusted and William….do you proof read anything before you post it? Disgusted you are probably not from Georgia as you can’t write a sentence without throwing out the f*** bomb, how sad. I will take fat any day over rude, uneducated, arrogant and self centered (by the way you fit all of these).So why don’t (see there is a right time to use an apostrophe!!!)go move in with William. He is as big a moron as you appear to be. William….CHEEP??????? How about cheap. Try that spelling on for size. But wait there is more…

Caramel

September 1st, 2009
8:45 am

BLUE WILLOW INN HANDS DOWN!!!!

SheShe

September 1st, 2009
8:46 am

Sweet Tomatoes!

Eastcobbmomm

September 1st, 2009
8:49 am

From a true Georgia peach born right on Peachtree: If you don’t like it here – go home – Delta has several flites daily to wherever you came from. We don’t go up North or to the Midwest and tell you how to do your thing. We like us, the way we are, and our food. And, having a Yankee husband, I know from personal experience food always tastes better with the Southern hospitality that’s always served with the food.

Becky

September 1st, 2009
8:49 am

You can eat (fairly) healthy from a buffet..But most people don’t..This is why we don’t go to them anymore..Not all people that eat at a buffet are fat though..

Bill

September 1st, 2009
8:50 am

John Boy’s on Canton Highway in Cobb is the very best in quality and price ! Golden Carrol is right near the top on Barrett Parkway. This big fella needs to check out this Donny’s !

hunter

September 1st, 2009
8:53 am

WOW!!!! I cant believe you guys have heard of BUCKNERS!!! It is hands down the best. you sit at these tables with other people unless you have a big group with you. also in the middle of these tables are big lazy susans with everything you need and i mean everything. and yes the fried chicken is the best you’ll have anywhere even the blue willow. we would go there straight from hunting camp and everyone in there was wearing camo..lol i mean a bunch of hungry hunters. get fried chicken and pour honey all over it.OH MAN!!!! Mashed potatoes,corn bread and black eyed peas!!!! make you slap yo’ mama!!!!!

Liz Caldwell

September 1st, 2009
8:53 am

I agree Kacey’s on Lavista. We were at Emory for 3 weeks before we could find a veggie bar. No one there could tell us where one was and we just happened to run up on Kacey’s the last week we were there and every time we come up and have time we will go eat lunch there.

Also, I have eaten at the Holiday Inn in Forysth while there for training and their buffet is very good. So don’t knock the Hotel food until you try it.

s

September 1st, 2009
8:54 am

bucky o'neil

September 1st, 2009
8:56 am

Daddy’s in Acworth. Best fried chicken and good vegies.

rl

September 1st, 2009
9:04 am

Blue Willow in Social Circle…fried green tomatoes, peanut butter pie, cream corn, and okra. mmmm…..it don’t get much better…oh, and a tall glass of sweet tea!

Rick Day

September 1st, 2009
9:07 am

Believe it or not, the best buffet in Atlanta is at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference at 800 Spring @ 5th Street. Under $10.00 including drink,deliciously cooked entrees, fresh vegetables, never canned. Sandwich station and an action station serving up burgers, pizza or the specialty of the day. Themes daily, including southern, Jamaican, Italian, French, etc. Great staff. I eat there at least 2 times a week. Breakfast buffet is to DIE for! Let’s not even talk about the daily dessert selections, including freshly baked cobblers.

I’m going to go have some breakfast now! Don’t forget your Midtown Alliance card for an additional 10% off!

JIMBOB

September 1st, 2009
9:08 am

Ydfm is good, haven’t been to Kacey’s in a year or so, but it was surprisingly good, even the fried chicken was crisp and not too greasy/heavy, the Palace at Holcomb/Ptree Parkway has a great lunch buffet, and Ms. Linda’s in Alma, GA was excellent (when I was last there, in 1997).

Blue

September 1st, 2009
9:09 am

For those of y’all getting on the girls case that mentioned the OK Cafe . She specifically mentioned the “takeout” at OK Cafe” which is of course a buffet .
Blue Willow has seen it’s best day come and go.

Hey, Gainseville Ray!

September 1st, 2009
9:12 am

I don’t know about the food at West Family, but they sure must be good folks. When my Uncle passed away the day after Mothers Day, they sent the biggest funeral wreath I have ever seen. (My Aunt and Uncle were regulars)

Union City

September 1st, 2009
9:13 am

I have to agree with Buffet Champ, Historic Green Manor is the best in the metro. Its running close to Blue Willow, but the Peach Punch takes it over the top. I dare you go to go anyday monday thru friday or sunday.

Eric

September 1st, 2009
9:14 am

The truck stop off I-75 at Unadilla.

B.

September 1st, 2009
9:15 am

Grand Buffet II 2625 Piedmont Rd Hot, Fresh and all you can eat

LB

September 1st, 2009
9:16 am

John Boys on Canton Hwy. in Marietta. It is great, down home cooking!

Foodie

September 1st, 2009
9:17 am

No one mentioned JohnBoy’s in Marietta. It is like Donny’s, but better. I have eaten at most of the posted restaurants everyone has mentioned, but BUCKNERS is still the crown jewel of the state. Remember to list BUFFETS not restaurants.

Terri

September 1st, 2009
9:19 am

BLUE WILLOW DOES NOT SUCK IT’S THE BEST HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick Day

September 1st, 2009
9:20 am

Oh and I am 6-8 and 235#. I eat a buffet once or twice a week. Fat, I am not. Those who offered examples outside the Atlanta area (Macon? WTF?) are obviously all graduates of the public school system.

Comprehension issues.

Those who are Nutri-Nazis obviously are conservative christian republicans. They seem the only ilk who like sticking their noses into other people’s private choices.

Here, have a plate of humility.

Paddy

September 1st, 2009
9:20 am

If the Dillard House qualifies then it is #1. If not, it has to be Blue Willow in Social Circle. At Dillard you don’t go to a buffet line but you can’t possible eat all the great food put in front of you.

PillsburyDoughGirl

September 1st, 2009
9:25 am

Ryans……. always works for me.

Paddy

September 1st, 2009
9:25 am

An Observation…..you ain’t from around here, are you?

peanuts

September 1st, 2009
9:26 am

Oh, quit lecturing about obesity, gluttony, etc. It was a simple question and I’m sure it was intended to evoke fond memories of occasionally pigging out. Spare us the lectures on healthy lifestyles and join in the fun or wait until another topic comes along. (Maybe – where to go to get a healthy, cheap meal.) In the meantime I’ve got to vote for Mrs. Wilkes in Savannah. Yes, I know it’s not technically a buffet because it’s served family style, but it’s got all the variety of the a good buffet and it’s all you can eat. I take 50 eighth graders there as a part of a field trip and they rave for days about how good it is.. If you have a chance eat the turnips or collards, They’re the best I’ve ever put in my mouth.

BANDITDAWGG

September 1st, 2009
9:26 am

plaintation buffett in athens just iff the premeter.

Mr Mr

September 1st, 2009
9:26 am

I have to comment about all the votes for BLUE WILLOW in Social Circle…I am originally from the SOUTH but not from GA…if this is what you guys consider GREAT, then God bless you…Upon moving here, all I heard about was Blue Willow…rave reviews…so me being a ‘foodie,’ I gathered some friends and made the trek down to see what the fuss was about…TALK ABOUT A LET-DOWN…the fried selections were greasy, only some of the vegetables were good…I can say that the dessert table was better, but overall I was not pleased….BE CAREFUL if you are seeing all the votes for this place and decide to go and eat GREAT food…it is OK southern standards at best

Buffet Fan

September 1st, 2009
9:28 am

If you are in Atlanta, check out Old Times Country Buffet in Warner Robins on Russell Parkway. It is amazing and a LOT closer than the Valdosta location. Will only take you about an hour and 15 minutes to get to this little slice of heaven! Rutabagas on Sundays, seafood buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Yum!

brett

September 1st, 2009
9:28 am

Without a doubt..Lady and Sons in Savannah. It’s absolutely worth the 3 1/2 hr wait everytime! Paula Deen didn’t make it famous for nothing.

Seth

September 1st, 2009
9:28 am

RuSans is great for Sushi buffets at lunch.

Ray’s on the River as an amazing Sunday morning buffet

I have heard great things about Swampna Indian buffet on Cobb Parkway, but I haven’t gone yet.

Red Neckerson

September 1st, 2009
9:28 am

CarDog10 – get out of the backseat from time to time. They don’t ship the food in from the home office at Holiday Inns. Most are locally owned and cook fresh. try before critiqueing.

Phil W.

September 1st, 2009
9:29 am

Rick Day, going through life big and stupid must have been tough on you and your family.

SICK

September 1st, 2009
9:29 am

I have to say that Southern food rocks, but I would never eat at a buffet. I am a Food Safety Instructor and know that restaurants can’t control guests 100% of the time and buffets are one of the most unsafe food environments. I would eat food dropped on the ground with more confidence.

Amanda

September 1st, 2009
9:33 am

I love Blue Willow but for something closer to home, Panahar on Buford Hwy has an amazing lunch buffet during the week and on weekends.

dude

September 1st, 2009
9:34 am

don’t waste your time at Journeys End in Loganville. You can count the selection on one hand and the quality is nothing to crow about.

Now, Buckner’s in Jackson, Ga, that is top of the line. We stop there on our way to the races in Daytona every time. My only complaint, they aren’t open on Monday’s for the return trip feast.

Deke

September 1st, 2009
9:35 am

Paco’s in Mableton. They offer a Mexican buffet that is second to none. Mexican wings, melted queso, along with build your own burritos/tacos/fajitas/salads, etc. Their service is impeccable, and the food is DELICIOUS.

Stiffback

September 1st, 2009
9:36 am

The Green Manor, hands down. Union City’s finest. That hamm and fried chicken is kickin’.

Slowmo

September 1st, 2009
9:37 am

Has the buffet at the Bellagio in Las Vegas been mentioned? It’s pretty good. After that I would vote for Fogo de Chao.

midtown mom

September 1st, 2009
9:40 am

Jim,
OK Cafe has a separate section in the back of the restaurant with a buffet for take out. Check it out before you go assuming! It’s very pricey but worth EVERY penny.

Melody

September 1st, 2009
9:41 am

DeKalb Farmer’s Market

Red Neckerson

September 1st, 2009
9:41 am

Cincinatti Bowtie – your Skyline Chili on spaghetti sucks.

deejay

September 1st, 2009
9:41 am

Hey Katherine, thanks for the tip about Indian Buffet at Sri Krishna Vilas in Alpharetta. Indian food is the best and its healthy too.

sr citizen dawg

September 1st, 2009
9:43 am

Blue Willow and Buckners.

Edward

September 1st, 2009
9:44 am

No doubt those here complaining about others mentioning the severe obesity witnessed at the buffet tables are the very people being pointed out. You know you’re obese, you do not have a “glandular problem”, you’re just a fatty. If you don’t like being labeled a fatty, do something about it: learn to eat properly and lose the flab.

Now, as to a really good buffet, the Sydney’s International Seafood & Grill http://www.sydneysbuffet.com/web/index.html

is a great buffet, especially in the evenings when the steak and korean bbq and noodle stations are operating. A huge variety of delicious items, and the steaks are cooked to order and done exactly as you like. A great value.

deegee

September 1st, 2009
9:46 am

Those steam tables at the buffet establishments remind me of giant petri dishes filled with food borne bacteria just waiting to find a host. I would rather eat cat food that is cooked to order than buffet food that has been reheated countless times and sits in a steam table insert for hours.

Liz

September 1st, 2009
9:47 am

Captain Billy’s Fish House in Stockbridge is awesome!

Fernando

September 1st, 2009
9:49 am

Whenever I go to Atlanta, I go to Maru Sushi! Service and food can’t be beat.

ATL People!

September 1st, 2009
9:49 am

Guess all these comments prove what I’ve noted all along: There is not great buffet restaurant in Atlanta. All the votes went to places outside the metro!

dave

September 1st, 2009
9:50 am

The Old House – Statham, Ga

Ga Values

September 1st, 2009
9:52 am

I live a few miles from the Blue Willow. I am really confused why so many people think it is the best in the area. The food is ok but not great, I often just stuff myself on the Blue Willow squares. Their vegetables are often musshy and over cooked. Even if the food was that good why would anyone wait over a hour to get in? Most of us locals avoid the place other than on mondays and eat at the Buckeye in Jersey or Smilies in Porterdale.

Stan

September 1st, 2009
9:52 am

Not a buffet but the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten is at Michael’s in Thomson, GA (near August), meat and 2 veggies and drink, out the door for 5.49

Phil W.

September 1st, 2009
9:54 am

Cincinnatti Bowtie…I know it is not southern but Skyline Chili is awsome. We make it once a month, year round. I like it best on Sabret or Nathens hot dogs.

ricardo blankas

September 1st, 2009
9:56 am

es mi escuela…tengo mucho hambre por 5 cinco tacos con queso caliene!

Sick in Stone Mountain

September 1st, 2009
9:58 am

*cursive* I really hope you were kidding about the Asian Buffet in Stone Mountain. You do know it got a score of 16 and was shut down for awhile right? And 2 months after they opened the got another score of 60! DO NOT GO TO ASIAN BUFFET!

Terri

September 1st, 2009
10:02 am

Swampna Indian buffet on Cobb Parkway, Is also good, I’ve been there several times

Pat Napier

September 1st, 2009
10:03 am

Hong Kong II in Griffin, Ga..Great Chinese as well as sushi and catfish.

Its the "ME" in you

September 1st, 2009
10:16 am

Just when you were beginning to enjoy having new places to eat, along comes me….Have any of you paid close attention to the health code Score at some of these places? I started looking for scores at the buffets in our area. I found some behind potted plants (Green Tomato in Law’ville) they were 2 #’s about closing the doors. Then we went to another across town they were 3 numbers above door closing….Taco Bell scored 100%! We ate there, but I still remember the rat pellets! Just be careful where you eat and pay close attention to the health scores. (I’ve found buffets are the worse for having low scores.) They should be in plain site as you walk in the door, If not then they may be hiding something that can hurt you.

Bruckners, Blue Willow, Dillard House, all have fantasic ratings. Clean, with wonderful food…Golden Corral has a Med to high rating, They are good early in the day, later too many kids playing in the food, yuck! and due to the time the food has been there it is bland. I was at one in law’ville about a week ago could not eat the food. I ended up wasting my money on a meal that just was not very good, except the okra, it was hot, fresh and great. That was it!

tman

September 1st, 2009
10:27 am

Slomo I agree, Fogo de Chao

Kaye

September 1st, 2009
10:29 am

Ryan’s Steakhouse (great food, low price) and Fire of Brazil (pricey, but delicious)

Churchill's MOM

September 1st, 2009
10:38 am

My Husband is from Virginia and loves the Blue Willow, I am from Augusta and will eat there if he really wants to. I think their food is what Northerners think Southern cooking is but it is not what I grew up with.

KA

September 1st, 2009
11:23 am

Someone called my comment ‘drivel.’ Were you drooling over a fried pie when you typed that? We were asked to name the best buffet and I named Sweet Tomatoes and DeKalb Farmers Market. I also gave my opinion that what’s offered on most Southern Food buffets is high in calories, fat, salt and sugar. I am Southern, and have never cared for prepared foods that are breaded and fried or covered and smothered with fat, salt and sugar. Asian buffets also have a lot of fat, sugar and salt in their foods. Georgia has high obesity, which is directly linked to diabetes, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, etc. It’s interesting that we can find the nutrition listings for meals at all popular chain restaurants, but is any nutrition information posted at buffets? Wean yourself from the additives and you will discover some healthy and delicious food. An occasional pig-out at one of these buffets won’t kill you, but a regular diet of that Southern Comfort Food will likely harm you and could shorten your life.

Fat Slob

September 1st, 2009
1:20 pm

I like all buffets, especially the ones with tons of fried chicken and country fried steak. I can put down a ton of food in one sitting. I especially like to go in about 3 PM and eat till about 6 PM—that keeps me full until about midnight, when I order a big pizza and top it off with a big chocolate shake about 1 AM. The more food the better!!!

STILL HATIN @ENZION .....

September 1st, 2009
1:44 pm

BLUE WILLOW INNN IS THE BEST BUFFETT EVER. IT’S THE BEST SOUL FOOD PLACE IN ATLANTA!

Kyle

September 1st, 2009
2:04 pm

Golden Corall in Stone Mountain, YUM!!!

Tonya

September 1st, 2009
2:07 pm

Buckner’s is by far the best buffet ever. I’ve traveled extensively and the food is great.

blondval

September 1st, 2009
2:24 pm

Sorry, folks…. I live in Dillard. People will say to me “Oh, the Dillard House is SOOOOO good! It’s all you can eat!” NO!!!! NO!!! NO!!!! “SO good” and “all you can eat” are two totally different things and they VERY SELDOM ever come together!! Their fried chicken is great and their sweet potato souffle is to die for (make it dessert) but other than that, it’s not worth $18.00.

Joel

September 1st, 2009
2:26 pm

Maru Sushi in Smynra off of S. Cobb Dr. is vote hands down. Been going twice a week for well over a year now. RuSans can’t compete with the quality or the warm ambiance that Maru has.

Fishawk

September 1st, 2009
2:29 pm

I still love Piccadilly cafeteria and Dekalb Farmers market is the most unusual as well as delicious.

Norvee Michelle

September 1st, 2009
2:32 pm

Blue Willow Inn in social circle!

Andy in Blairsville

September 1st, 2009
2:37 pm

Buffet Schmuffet

September 1st, 2009
2:44 pm

someone wrote, “House of Lin (GA 400 at GA 53 in Dawsonville, just north of the North Georgia Outlet Mall) is a fabulous Oriental buffet that includes sushi, for under $15 (less at lunchtime!).”

The House of Lin has been closed numerous times for health code infractions. I’ve even seen them “recycle” uneaten food.

Frankly, I don’t see the big attractions of those “big” buffets (like Blue Willow and Green Manor), with people in each others’ way, balancing plates, waiting for the bins to be refilled … If I’m going to drop $20 for a meal, I want it to be fresh, good, and brought to me by a friendly server.

I agree with Old School. Mama Bear’s children might be normal and decently-behaved, but I once saw a family get up from a table at Lettuce Souprise You and left it positively surrounded with crumbs, food, papers, napkins, etc. Even the floor and chairs were filthy. We have kids and even we were appalled at the mess of a baby and child. We also thought it was very discourteous of that family to not even attempt to tidy up, but to leave that disgusting mess for the staff, who had to bring out the vacuums and a small pail of soapy water to clean it. If our baby drops something, we pick it up. It’s just good manners.

Mark

September 1st, 2009
2:55 pm

I bet all you people who know about the best buffets are discustingly FAT!

Wayne

September 1st, 2009
3:01 pm

OptionBee: LaPrad’s on Lake Burton ….now that brings back some memories for me back around the mid 1960’s. That was some fine southern food and my first experience at a country buffet. Too bad it is now gone.

FoxyladyD: what time should we get to your house this Sunday evening???

DonH.

September 1st, 2009
3:02 pm

Thanks Steve for correcting that Mathew’s is NOT a buffet but a cafeteria where you are charged for each item you ask for on your tray. You do walk a “buffet line” but are charged per item. The fried chicken and meat loaf is delicious.

Since Buckner’s is being mentioned by so many, can anyone please post what they charge as it may be “worth the trip” down there? I think they won “Best Fried Chicken” here on the AJC by readers. Thanks!

blondval

September 1st, 2009
3:09 pm

Mark: No…just “Ruebenesque”.

Duluth, GA

September 1st, 2009
3:14 pm

I have to go with Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, although you can’t go wrong with Buckners!

JoeFann

September 1st, 2009
3:19 pm

Since the topic has moved outside of Atlanta, I’ll chime in. While living in Atlanta, my favorite was always Pa-Pa’s in Doraville. Unlikely that it’s still open. Best banana pudding I ever had. I’ve had good and not so good meals at the Blue Willow. Nice setting, but in winter, their vegatables aren’t fresh either. I thought it had changed hands after the all the accolades, but Journey’s End in Loganville picked right up where BWI left off. Buckner’s is good, if you like family style and don’t mind the surroundings. By the way, the best fried chicken I’ve had was at the Chatter House in Gray. Very small buffet, three meats and eight veggies, but well prepared. Mrs. Wilkes’ Boarding House in Savannah is more tourist spot than southern cooking. Since Mrs. Wilkes passed, I can’t say. Though related, I was disappointed with the food, “dumbed down” (little seasonings) to not offend more palates. Also family style, as are the Dillard House and the Smith House in Dahlonega, though their food is more authentic. Ole Times is also a chain, though a VERY consistent one, throughout middle and south Georgia. Lots of pork seasonings, lots of salt, but good. I agree with folks that mentioned Soup Garden in Marietta. Especially on Wednesday, the German Potato soup is KILLER! Great salad bar, gingerbread and blueberry bread. Too bad more places can’t make a go with a soup and salad menu. I really enjoyed Souper Salad in Lawrenceville. Selah.

tammie weathers

September 1st, 2009
3:20 pm

MATHEWS IN TUCKER GA….YUM YUM YUM,,BEST COUNTRY FOOD IN THE WORLD

blondval

September 1st, 2009
3:21 pm

I know it’s not in the area but did anyone ever go to the Ponchetrain Hotel in New Orleans. They had a Sunday buffet years ago and finally had to stop because they lost so much money. Prime Rib (How much prime rib would you like, sir?) shrimp romalade (Several shrimp salads, all made with jumbo shrimp, several chicken salads made with white meat only) BUT you didn’t fill yourself up because for dessert they had, among all the other things, their famous “Mile High Pie”. The last imne I was there in the 80’s it was about 25.00, if I remember corectly. If they still have it, it should be $75.00 now! (and worth every penny!)

You ate and went home and went to bed! (even in the afternoon!)

Buckner's?

September 1st, 2009
3:33 pm

I am seeing a lot of unwarranted love for Buckner’s in Jackson. The fried chicken is really the only thing they have that is any good. I prefer juicer, more flavorful dark meat for fried chicken. Buckner’s only offers oddly cut pieces of breast meat. It’s pretty good though. After the fried chicken, the peach cobbler is pretty good and everything else is garbage. The ham is ok but usually overly salty and kind of dry. The mashed potatoes are extremely bland and all of the other veggies are the same – bland canned veggies. At around $15 a person, it’s a little overpriced. If you are looking for a place to stuff yourself without having to leave the oomfort of your table, Buckner’s is great. If you want great southern food, go somewhere else.

Diane

September 1st, 2009
3:39 pm

The winner has to be Daddy’s Country Kitchen in Acworth on S. Main Street. This is the best southern cooking buffet you’ll ever eat. And you wouldn’t mind unbuttoning your pants to pack in more of this freshly prepares southern food.

Really?

September 1st, 2009
3:40 pm

I think everyone who said Ole Times in Warner Robins may need to have their head examined.

That said, my favorite buffet in the Atlanta area is Cho Won Buffet on Satellite. It’s a Korean BBQ buffet, one side cooked Korean dishes and one side different types of raw meat that you take back to your table to grill. SO good!!

FoodKing

September 1st, 2009
3:44 pm

Golden Corral? Good food? LOL!!!! Please, lay off the crack before posting. That place will make you sick–they had to shut down awhile back after people got poisoned eating there.

Foodie

September 1st, 2009
3:45 pm

Buckners Restaurant 770-775-6150 Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun. I drive 56 miles from Marietta to eat there.

Tyler Pike

September 1st, 2009
3:47 pm

Sonny’s all you can eat ribs. Hwy 120 in Lawrenceville. That place is ‘da bomb. Actually, even better would be my dad’s vinegar based sauce on some of his bbq in an all you can eat setting. That would be heaven on earth.

macdaddy

September 1st, 2009
3:47 pm

MY FAVORITE IS THE ADAIRSVILLE INN RESTAURANT IN ADAIRSVILLE GA JUST 45 MINUTES NORTH OF ATLANTA!

Nick G. Demendoza

September 1st, 2009
4:00 pm

King Buffett-ROSWELL GA. 30075, all you can eat seafood, sushi, tacos, chinese pizza, etc. $14. and worth it! + TV; bar if needed, alchohol xtra, banquet room too… Service can be good, or bad though.

Golden Corral-ALPHARETTA, GA N.Pt. $13 Service w/ Lots of beef, turkey, fish, chicken, veggies, pizza, salads, desserts…

Sweet Tomatoes-N.Pt. Healthy dishes, and beverages.

Shanda B.

September 1st, 2009
4:03 pm

Asian Buffet in Stone Mountain is the best!!!!

Beth

September 1st, 2009
4:06 pm

Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker. Yum!

MARK

September 1st, 2009
4:08 pm

Has to be Buckner’s @ I-75 Jackson exit—–nothing else comes close.

rlm

September 1st, 2009
4:19 pm

Any buffets in metro Atlanta? What’s with Social Circle, Warm Springs and Jackson GA.

I'll Repeat AGAIN!!

September 1st, 2009
4:24 pm

MATHEW’S IS NOT A BUFFET…it’s a cafeteria..put the chicken leg down and read the prior posts.

They charge for whatever you take fools! lol

KB

September 1st, 2009
4:32 pm

Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville, GA is good. Also, Rabbittown Cafe is good. And of course, not a buffet, but good country food in Buford at Homespun Restaurant.

Jim

September 1st, 2009
4:34 pm

Smith House in Dahlonega…

It ain’t really a buffet, but hey, why get up and walk to the feed trough when they’ll slop ya right where yer sittin’?

Journey’s End is also awesome. Blue Willow Inn caliber food at Golden Corral prices.
Speaking of Blue Willow Inn, does anyone else think that the big, huge, ugly strip center they built behind it is ugly as sin?

And the best post in this thread so far has to be about the big blonde waitress at Journey’s End.

tep

September 1st, 2009
4:36 pm

Blue Willow Inn – anyone who has been to Buckner’s has got to try the Blue Willow – they will change their mind.

Melissa G.

September 1st, 2009
4:38 pm

The Blue Willow Inn has an endless buffet that includes fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, dozens of vegetables, biscuits, cornbread, and countless desserts.
How good is that!!

Allie

September 1st, 2009
4:38 pm

Journey’s End in Loganville is great for Southern food (my 86-year-old picky mother-inlaw’s favroite!) and we have always had good service.

For Mexican food, you cannot beat “El Rodeo” buffet on Canton Hwy. in Marietta.
For about $7 per person, you can fill up on great enchiladas, burritos, and taquitos.
Great service!

DTfor3

September 1st, 2009
4:39 pm

Wendy’s used to have the best – with the buttered hamburger buns used as garlic bread. Mmmm…

Now… its got to be Ci-Ci’s pizza… just amazing food!

Jim

September 1st, 2009
4:39 pm

On another note http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=pm62m87zz0mh&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=28548635&encType=1

My wife introduced me to a chinese buffet in Conyers. If it works, the link above shows it. It’s the best little chinese buffet in the world.

Amy

September 1st, 2009
4:46 pm

Blue Willow, Dillard House or the Smith House in Dahlonega.

Blessed4ever

September 1st, 2009
4:48 pm

Chanterelles in Atlanta, located in the West End across from Hank Aaron’s Krisy Kreme…proves to be a mixture of carribbean and soul food…the baked rosemary chicken and rice is awesome.

Kev

September 1st, 2009
4:59 pm

Zuma Sushi has the best sushi lunch buffet in ATL. It’s in VA Highland. Freshest fish, great decor, beautiful neighborhood, and quick & friendly service. I’m not saying this to insult anyone, but if you think Ru San’s is good you simply don’t know what real sushi is supposed to taste like.

Buckner's?

September 1st, 2009
5:09 pm

I see a lot of Golden Corral haters out there. Maybe you haven’t been in awhile. They have really stepped up their game with the grilled/carved meats. There are a few other decent items on the dinner buffet and the breakfast buffet is killer. Good omelet station and awesome cinnamon rolls when they are hot and fresh. I am not saying it’s the best buffet in Atlanta but it’s pretty good food for a good value…if you can get past the chaotic feeding trough atmosphere.

I heard Green Manor in Union City is a good southern buffet. I am going Friday for lunch so I guess I will find out. Hopefully it is a better alternative to Buckner’s. Also, Chow Baby is really good. The fact that you basically get to be your own chef with so many choices to create your own stir fry is cool. If your meal is bad, it’s your own fault.

Larry

September 1st, 2009
5:11 pm

The PhatAss House in Atlanta, some good eatin there.

LV

September 1st, 2009
5:13 pm

I wish you people would stop recommending Buckners. The line on Sundays is long even when I sneak out of church early.

The cobbler there is bad for you, you really don’t want any of it and you should leave it all for me.

Jessica

September 1st, 2009
5:14 pm

WHY would you go to a buffet on a limited diet and then blame the restaurant for your not being able to eat? That really doesn’t make sense.

Dawg88

September 1st, 2009
5:14 pm

Simply Southern on Hwy. 20 in Free Home. All you can eat for $5.49. Great fried chicken. Just like Grandma used to make.

KW

September 1st, 2009
5:15 pm

Blue Willow? It may be a charming place to eat, but it’s certainly not a top buffet! I’m looking for a little more than Fried Chicken, ham, potatoes and peach cobbler when it comes to a Buffet. Yes, they have a few more items than that, but not by much.

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/KYOU37

September 1st, 2009
5:19 pm

China Buffett on sundays only though!!! ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS… LOCATED ON AUSTELL ROAD AND EAST WEST CONNECTOR (AUSTELL, GA) “CHINA BUFFETT”

ONLY 9.99 AND THE BUFFETT IS HUGE!!!!!!

Atlanta Native

September 1st, 2009
5:31 pm

Oh yeah, I forget that Brazilian joints like Fogo De Chao are all buffets. I generally avoid buffets at all costs (annoying servers at places where they want me to line up at a trough instead of ordering table service) due to my tendency to put on the pounds easily. However, I will go for Brazilian if that’s where the crowd is going. For buffet food, the ones I’ve been to have all been great and where else can you get tenderloin, lamb chops, marinated sirloin, great sausages, boiled jumbo shrimp, cold cuts and cheeses galore and a really great salad on a buffet?

I look forward to the voting by readers v. the AJC picks on this one.

BTW is it OK to hide bacon from the buffet in between your folds for later? Technically, it is inside you.

B'ville Boy

September 1st, 2009
5:34 pm

The Lighthouse Resturant has Good Catfish, but it’s in Milner, not Griffin. The Country Kitchen in Barnesville has the BEST seafood buffet on the weekend!

EAV Blue

September 1st, 2009
5:38 pm

Mirch Masala! Amazing Indian food.

Native Son

September 1st, 2009
5:50 pm

I’ve not been lucky enough to try it myself, but my wife swears by The Blue Willow in Social Circle. She says they’ve taken southern cooking to a whole new level, and if you knew my wife’s culinary taste, this would absolutely qualify as a testimony.

P.S: She’s a caterer, and a damn excellent cook\baker and neither one of us is overweght.

Leigh

September 1st, 2009
6:08 pm

Hey Alan – unless you want to reimburse Golden Corrall etal for all the OVEReating you have done all your life at buffets, then don’t expect them to give you a break when you eat smaller amounts now. Quit whining – grown men should not need a note from home in order to go out to eat.

hunter

September 1st, 2009
9:24 pm

Maru Sushi Off south cobb dr. and the east west connector. Great buffet all around, even if you don’t even like sushi!

Tara

September 1st, 2009
10:17 pm

Maru Sushi!!!!!

Naomi

September 1st, 2009
10:28 pm

Charlie’s in Fayetteville hands down. All of the food is well seasoned, cooked to perfection and the price is very reasonable.

Eric

September 1st, 2009
11:13 pm

BBQ Masters Mobile Express is the best bbq ever the sauce is to die for, i wish the Executive pitmaster would tell me what he puts in that sauce, Please!! Please!! Please!!! don’t take that sauce away from me

Bill

September 1st, 2009
11:30 pm

For long-timers in Atlanta, memories of Ma Hull’s and Deacon Burton’s come to mind … Thelma’s too!! And sad that LaPrad’s is gone :-(

I Get Around

September 1st, 2009
11:45 pm

Mandarin Garden on J.C. Blvd. in Norcross. While it caters mostly to oriental-style food lovers, you can also find 4-6 different types of wings (all are fantastic) and lots of veggies and other meats/seafoods to choose from. It is charged by the pound for take out (depending on what you get, some prices are different per pound), and if you eat in, it’s all you can eat for a modest charge. Since moving to Lawrenceville, I have really missed it, and eat there whenever visiting my daughter, who lives 2 blocks from it. Try it! You’ll love it!

I Get Around

September 1st, 2009
11:53 pm

P.S. Mandarin Garden also has sushi/sashimi, crab legs, prawn, fish prepared many different ways, fried chicken, tons of different salads/dressings (made there) and many different mushrooms. It’s not just ONE little island of a few items. There are 3 islands of foods (both sides) and a horseshoe shaped buffet that goes around it. It’ll take you 30 minutes just to check out everything available! This place is fantastic. No, I’m not affliated with it in any way…but when I find something good, I want to tell people!

jennifer

September 1st, 2009
11:58 pm

Jones Kitchen in Jesup GA

dawg-dude

September 2nd, 2009
3:44 am

1)Buckner’s- Jackson
2)Ole Time’s- Dublin
3)Pelican’s Point-outside of Darian
4)Seminole Wind- Thomasville

Miss_Lola

September 2nd, 2009
3:49 am

Fogo de Chao.

Buffet; they come to you (with the exception of the salad bar, which is NOT an “ordinary iceberg lettuce” affair.

Pay one price; all you can eat. That’s a buffet.

DFM? NOT a buffet in the sense of all you can eat….but they DO have a lot of unusual choices which are made in store from their own ingredients.

Fogo de Chao is a true buffet-and – is in Atlanta.

Billy

September 2nd, 2009
3:54 am

#1 BUCKNERS -BUCKNERS- BUCKNERS

Hugh

September 2nd, 2009
9:46 am

I second the vote for Daddy’s in Acworth. Their strawberry cobbler isn’t out on the buffet table but ask for it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you can die happy…

My allegiance lies with Auburn, not the SEC

September 2nd, 2009
9:50 am

Fogo de Chao is simply amazing, but second mortgages are harder to come by these days….

Hugh

September 2nd, 2009
9:50 am

Second on the list should be Doug’s Place in Emerson (AKA, Emerson Hooters) the waitresses are worth the trip there!

Momma Bell

September 2nd, 2009
11:51 am

Fresh and everyday – Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker, GA.
Splurge and need to unbutton your top botton – Blue Willow and Buckner’s
Matthew’s is great b/c it is priced well, cooked fresh and changes daily!!

James

September 2nd, 2009
12:01 pm

Mark

September 2nd, 2009
12:01 pm

Daddy’s Country Kitchen on South Main in Acworth has a $7 all you can eat buffet that is fantastic southern country fare.

Island Eagle

September 2nd, 2009
12:34 pm

Another vote for Buckners and then Old Time Country in Warner Robbins. El Potro in Brunswick has a fantastic Mexican buffet.

Fat Tony

September 2nd, 2009
2:06 pm

Definitely Buckners. Worth the drive and worth the $$. In fact, stop what you are doing. Get in your car and go eat there right now.

lard azz

September 2nd, 2009
2:12 pm

William @ 11:32…they don’t care.These lard azzes could care less about good health. That’s why are system is breaking down.

GENE

September 2nd, 2009
2:16 pm

SUE’S IN ELLIJAY WILL TOP ALL OF THEM SUE’S LOG CABIN ON HY 76 CHICKEN CHICKEN THE BEST PLACE TO EAT . YOU GET TO SEE THE NORTH GA MT’S .

milan

September 2nd, 2009
2:22 pm

For the BEST South Indian Buffet – MGR palace in the Walmart Plaza in Stn Mtn- Great Variety+ includes Dosa and Nan.

cmal

September 2nd, 2009
2:25 pm

JOURNEY’S END Loganville is probably the best all round eating place. They usually have about 5 main courses, more than most places. Example: Friday. Bar-B-Que,shrimp,chicken,salmon,fish,oysters,roast. Dessert Pecan Pie, Cobbler,various cakes. Salad bars serves boiled shrimp. Where as Buckners only serves chicken.

am

September 2nd, 2009
2:27 pm

Hey Sunshine!! I can top that, when taking my obviously frail, sick, wheelchair bound father out to the doctor the week before he died we decided to grab a quick lunch. After paying the big bucks at Golden Corral and fixing my father a plate he was to ill to eat. The MANAGER REFUSED to give an 80 year old man a to go box! Even after explaining he was ill and hadn’t had any food at all. I have never been back! My sister has occasional business meetings not scheduled by her there, and she will stop and pick up a drive through lunch rather than eat there!

Sarah

September 2nd, 2009
2:28 pm

Whatever happened to Morrissons Cafeteria and the White House restaurant both in Buckhead both with good home cooking buffets

Diva_Lady

September 2nd, 2009
2:42 pm

Blue Willow Inn & Anna Poorna on Chamblee Tucker for Indian cuisine

smile216

September 2nd, 2009
2:50 pm

Blue Willow is absolutely the best. Everything there is first-rate! Not a Buckner’s fan at all. Fried chicken there is good, but the sides are average at best.

OTP

September 2nd, 2009
2:53 pm

BLUE WILLOW INN. hands down. enough said.

Carla John

September 2nd, 2009
3:06 pm

I don’t do buffets. I would never touch a handle that has been touched by many, many others. Ew!!

Falcons Fan

September 2nd, 2009
3:21 pm

Cafe Bombay! Great Indian Food….think you need categories unless this ia an all Southern Cooking thing

Ms. C

September 2nd, 2009
3:22 pm

The best kept secret buffet in Tucker Georgia on Lavista Road, up from Red Lobster coming from I-285 is called KACEY’S. It’s only $7.00 which includes the ice Tea. Fried Green tomatoes, Fresh Collards, Home cook candid yams, ribs, fried chicken, baked chicken, fried fish,etc. the dessert bar needs improving, but the salad bar is great as well. each day some of the menu changes, but nothing is a failure. Try it, you will like it for the money.

Robert in St Mtn

September 2nd, 2009
3:23 pm

Blue Willow in Social Circle.

Wayne J

September 2nd, 2009
3:25 pm

Apparently many of you people are not aware that there is a “OK CAFE”- Takeaway, which is a buffet.

Drifter

September 2nd, 2009
3:26 pm

Buckners is good, but it’s not really much of a buffet…my grandmother used to bring that much variety of food to the table for every meal. If that’s your definition of a buffet, then the Dillard House is the best in Georgia…it’s going to cost you $20+ per person though.

PJ

September 2nd, 2009
3:56 pm

Golden Coral in Jonesboro!

muckdog

September 2nd, 2009
4:26 pm

John Boy’s (formerly Sonny’s) on Canton Hwy. Love it. Kind of rundown but always crowded. Not the best southern food I have had, but a good selection and very consistent with their quality. Plus, less than $8 with tip.

Jessica

September 2nd, 2009
4:28 pm

I miss Captain Billy’s Seafood buffet in Marietta. Nothing has topped that since!

southern belle

September 2nd, 2009
4:36 pm

folks, this story is called “Best of the Big A”–ATLANTA? heard of it? this isn’t about valdosta, jackson, savannah, social circle or anywhere else OUTSIDE of the metro atlanta area! i thought i’d get some good buffet recommendations, but instead the comments are mostly about place no where near Atlanta. learn to read!

back to answering the question… i like the Golden Corral in Kennesaw!

Vancza

September 2nd, 2009
4:36 pm

Aja in Buckhead – $10 all you can eat sushi during the week and it’s GOOOOOD sushi.

muckdog

September 2nd, 2009
4:37 pm

Sal Grosso at Powers Ferry and Windy Hill is also very good. Brazilian steakhouse. It is not as good as Fogo, but it is also less expensive. Worth the cost for special occasions. Capt’n Billy’s was good.

Lee

September 2nd, 2009
4:43 pm

Has to be John Boy’s in Marietta

Posey

September 2nd, 2009
4:56 pm

Henry’s Restaurant Hwy 441 Clayton GA ~ limited choice but the absolutely best fried catfish you will ever eat. Can’t beat the homemade icecream either.

Paul

September 2nd, 2009
5:03 pm

Loretta’s in Oakwood. Not actually a buffet but more like a cafeteria setting. Country cooking at it’s best!!

Bill

September 2nd, 2009
5:05 pm

“In Atlanta,” I had to bend the rules because Larry’s is that good. I’ll bet most of the buffets mentioned do not use FRESH veggies. Everything is fresh at Larry’s. That’s Larry’s in Trenton, Ga. — the best buffet in Atlanta.

Hugh

September 2nd, 2009
8:16 pm

Hey Southern Belle, what about the people that live outside the “Metro” area? They read too…
If you go to Kennesaw, Daddy’s in Acworth is just a short drive from there and well worth the trip. You will forget Golden Corral because of the food, the price and the hospitality…

don’t forget to ask for the strawberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla…

Old Time Atlantan

September 2nd, 2009
10:27 pm

For a straight Southern buffet, I like Matthews better than anywhere else I’ve been lately. I’ve been eating there more that 40 years and the food is still great.

I like Mary Mac’s a lot , too, but it ain’t even a buffet. Still good Southern cooking, though.

And whatever happened to American Lunch?? That was my all time fave in the 60’s.

luke

September 2nd, 2009
10:34 pm

JOHN BOY NOT TO CLEAN FOR SURE SEE LULU

Old Time Atlantan

September 2nd, 2009
10:35 pm

I almost forgot.. I went to Paula Deen’s place in Savannah. Ok, so it’s a little touristy and the buffet is a bit pricey for dinner, and the selection isn’t huge, but, regarding the buffet – what there was was cherce!

Darlene

September 2nd, 2009
10:39 pm

The Flying Biscuit….best in Georgia.

su phu

September 2nd, 2009
11:45 pm

Sidney’s in Duluth on Pleasant Hill…off exit 104 on interstate 85

Kat

September 3rd, 2009
12:39 am

Whole Foods and buffet are two words that don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, but the store has one of the best around. It’s probably the only healthy buffet that exists, and has an incredible variety of quality, flavorful foods. You won’t find wilting iceburg lettuce on the salad bar; it features several different types of flavored tofu, a slew of vegetables and toppings. They also have a large amount of hot food that you would find at a typical buffet: macaroni and cheese, green beans, meat and potatoes but made with few, fresh ingredients listed next to each dish. Decadent desserts like tarts and cakes make it the perfect place to stop in for a quick bite or to dine and feast.

Kat

September 3rd, 2009
12:50 am

I hate the images that the term ‘buffet’ conjures up; sneezeguards, hairnets and large vats of pudding. I always avoided them like the plague until I ate at Moksha Indian Restaurant in Alpharetta. Unfortunately, their location is victim to the construction on Old Roswell Road, and the restaurant is hidden behind a closed road near Mansell. The lunch buffet is incredible and serves a great selection of Indian cuisine that is a steal for only $10. Hot naan is delivered to the table and a good mix of vegetarian and non-veg options are available. The dessert is an amazing hybrid of bread pudding and carrot cake and the restaurant is decorated beautifully. I could eat at this buffet everyday.

Paddy

September 3rd, 2009
1:40 am

Grossed out….If you eat a big meal, the best way to digest it is to lie down. The blood then concentrates in your stomach and is digested better and faster. I know you were trying to be sarcastic but you actually got one right for a change. Blind squirrel kind of deal.

Leah Sears

September 3rd, 2009
2:46 am

Don’t forget Savannah’s Lady and Sons!!!

RWLS

September 3rd, 2009
3:46 am

Mathews in Tucker…Hands down, up, sideways…Good eating!

Paddy

September 3rd, 2009
7:54 am

connoisseur of food….boy you sound like a fun guy. Guess you would not like Jack’s They only serve items on the endangered species list and it is all fried. Nobody that eats at Jack’s is fat. Snail Darters are really small and not too filling. The Spotted Owl is good with a big portion size.

WDP

September 3rd, 2009
9:01 am

Blue Willow — canned vegetables. Way to much money for the quality of the food.
Matthews in Tucker -now thats home cookin at its best.

Foodie

September 3rd, 2009
9:56 am

ARE WE TALKING BUFFETS OR CAFETERIAS? Because Matthews and the Dekalb FM are cafeterias, even though they are good they are not buffets! I do remember Ma Hull’s, now that was good eating.

MWC

September 3rd, 2009
10:08 am

Once upon a time…Blue Willow was pretty good. Have you been there lately? Thumbs down…
I’m goin to FoxyLadyD’s houzz!

Foodie

September 3rd, 2009
10:18 am

Are we talking about buffets or cafeterias? Matthews and Dekalb FM are good, but they aren’t cafeterias! I am a native Atl. so I do remember Ma Hull’s(good eating) and fun.

Melissa

September 3rd, 2009
10:59 am

Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet! They have the BEST pizza buffet – great tasting pizza & lots of variety.

Carrie

September 3rd, 2009
11:12 am

Stevie B’s! YUM

Lisa

September 3rd, 2009
11:14 am

Stevi B’s!

HH

September 3rd, 2009
11:15 am

For Pizza, you’ve got to try Stevi B’s, Melissa above it right. For a high end buffet with lots of options– Whole Foods is great.

Indian Lover

September 3rd, 2009
12:25 pm

Swapna on Cobb Parkway. Best Indian Buffet hands down. Great selection and very high quality!

Kelly

September 3rd, 2009
12:28 pm

I love Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet — their loaded baked potato pizza is amazing

Anonymous

September 3rd, 2009
12:32 pm

I also would like to vote for Green Manor in College Park. Their Southern style food is very fresh and very very tasty!

Mona

September 3rd, 2009
12:41 pm

Both Baby Janes in Hiram and McDonough – great fried chicken, meat loaf and veggis!

Mona

September 3rd, 2009
12:41 pm

Both locations for Baby Janes – Hiram and McDonough!

Deacon Bob

September 3rd, 2009
12:51 pm

Orient Garden in Suwanee for the best Sunday lunch buffet.

Queen

September 3rd, 2009
1:01 pm

Katy’s in Lagrange, Georgia They have Pork Chops on Tuesdays they are the best and these wonderful mini-biscuits to die for. The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia is wonderful also! Yes I know Lagrange and Social Circle are not exactly Atlanta but…The food is worth the drive. Around Christmas The Blue Willow has Santa and Mrs. Claus they come around to the tables and there is a guy who plays the accordian. Love, love love the atmosphere.

Tamika

September 3rd, 2009
1:01 pm

Golden Corral

Queen

September 3rd, 2009
1:03 pm

Stevi B’s Loaded Baked Potatoe Pizza is awesome and the White Cheese Pizza.

Kat

September 3rd, 2009
1:06 pm

Sheeeeesh people. Do y’all need geography lessons……the title is Best Buffet of ATLANTA!! Not all of Georgia!

Best in Ga. is Buckners, Dillon House, Bullock House (Warm Springs) and Smith House in Dahlonega.

But I refuse to eat at Ryans and Golden Coral type…… Folks are just plain NASTY at those places!

DD

September 3rd, 2009
1:08 pm

Sushi Kiku on Lenox lunch Buffet. It makes RuSan’s look like yuppee prison food!!! Only $10.95… by far the best sushi experience for the dollar.

Anthony Tate

September 3rd, 2009
1:25 pm

Harvest Table in Augusta is pretty good. Paper plates kinda get on your nerves after a while. If you are feeling VERY adventurous, try R&D’s in Sylvania, Georgia. Awesome spread!!

Che

September 3rd, 2009
1:26 pm

Blue Willow in Social Circle…only the BEST

c

September 3rd, 2009
1:29 pm

Big DADDIES DISHES BIG DADDYS SOUL FOOD OLD NATIONAL HIGHWAY and RIVERDALE ROAD .KILLER PEACH COBBLER AND SWEET POTATOE PIE AND MEATS VEGTABLES AND SERVICE.

P. Davis

September 3rd, 2009
1:37 pm

Beautiful Restaurant on Cascade Road S.W Atlanta. The best Breakfast and Dinner in Atlanta. You will really enjoy the food.

GaNative

September 3rd, 2009
1:37 pm

OUR WAY in Avondale Estates

Summit Dawg..

September 3rd, 2009
1:40 pm

Don’t know about buffet, but the best “Soul Food” was Son’s Place off edgewood….Just recently closed.. Sad day, not sure if it was the economy or what? We miss you Len!!!!

PaulaP

September 3rd, 2009
1:44 pm

I don’t consider myself a buffet aficianado but I do know what I like best, and to me, hands down it’s Buckner’s. The chicken and peach cobbler alone are worth the trip down there. Just good food and plenty of it. And the servers are so nice, too.

lawana

September 3rd, 2009
1:46 pm

Buckner’s in Jackson GA. My entire family loves it! I have sent so many people that way and they all loved it too. #1. If you haven’t gone, then you must. It is true about sharing the round with strangers. Just take a group with you. Table holds 10.

rachel

September 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Someone earlier said Papas buffet in morrow, ga….that place is umm…how do you say it…N A S T Y !!!!!

GRITSiam

September 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm

Blue Willow in Social Circle, especially on Friday or Saturday nights when they add seafood (crab legs are the best). Dillard House in Dillard. The Smith House in Dahlonega.

Kim

September 3rd, 2009
1:52 pm

Green Manor in Union City.

BEVERLY

September 3rd, 2009
1:59 pm

Please tell me where Phil’s Southern Cooking in Stockbridge is located

Amee

September 3rd, 2009
2:00 pm

Buckners is great! Blue Willow is great! Journey’s End is great! The Redd House in Jefferson is great! Winder, GA has a restaurant called The Magnolia House and it’s great! All southern cooking. If you also want some great southern cooking that isn’t buffet style try “Butch’s” in Jonesboro, GA

Brad in Buford

September 3rd, 2009
2:04 pm

Chef’s on South Lee Street in Buford has the best Southern Food. Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.Arrive early on Sunday to beat the Church crowds.

C'mon People

September 3rd, 2009
2:12 pm

Ok, this is not a health forum topic. This is a survey of the best buffets. If you don’t like buffet dining, then don’t go and don’t comment. We don’t need to hear you critizing the people that do. If people want to eat at a buffet, that is their business….not yours!

Jim

September 3rd, 2009
2:16 pm

I am not sure about other location, but the best have to be New China Buffet in Woodstock.

Done eating getting sleepy

September 3rd, 2009
2:21 pm

Owens in College Park..Sory they closed down. I was having a flashback..
Golden Corral Breakfast Buffet is hard to beat.

Look, a Krystals!

September 3rd, 2009
2:23 pm

QT’s breakfast sweet bar. So much chocolate and sugar in one case you get jittery just sliding open the glass door.

Done eating getting sleepy

September 3rd, 2009
2:23 pm

Here’s something to ponder for the health nuts who don’t like a buffet. When we all go to our reward don’t worms have a buffet?

LivininATL

September 3rd, 2009
2:23 pm

Rays on the River is the Best
Blue Willow is way overrated…not good at all!

Colleen

September 3rd, 2009
2:33 pm

None of the resturaunts I’ve ate at in Georgia have been any good. If you want a good buffet, that is clean and nice, go to Huntsville, Al. Georgia is full of nasty, greasy people who cook our food, ewwwww!

Shane Harrison

September 3rd, 2009
2:44 pm

Let’s play nice, people. There’s no need for name calling — or discussions about health issues. There are plenty of other places to do that. Food is supposed to bring us together. We all have to eat.
And just for clarity’s sake, let’s go with the all-you-can-eat buffets. Many places have steam tables that you can pick from and then pay by the portion or by weight (yeah, yeah, I can hear the jokes already, so no need to post them). I think of those more as cafeteria-style.
And I’ll probably post this in the original entry, but because Monday is a holiday, the winners, voting and new question will all go up next Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

David

September 3rd, 2009
2:44 pm

The Holiday Inn in Forsyth County one exit past the GA Public Safety Training Center, right off the freeway. It has a great soul food buffet with excellent service and great freshly prepared food.

STILL HATIN @ENZION .....

September 3rd, 2009
2:48 pm

BLUE WILLOW INN….THAT’S IT. NOTHING ELSE CAN COMPETE!

Atlanta_Ed

September 3rd, 2009
2:55 pm

Carvers on West Marietta in Atlanta.

terriq

September 3rd, 2009
2:56 pm

terri

September 3rd, 2009
2:58 pm

Parrothead

September 3rd, 2009
3:00 pm

1. Jimmy
2. Warren

The Professor's Wife

September 3rd, 2009
3:26 pm

Our Way Cafe in Avondale Estates!

ray

September 3rd, 2009
3:30 pm

This little spot I take my family to is called CiCi’s in McDonough. It is wonderful pizza, and a good American place.

Quinncie

September 3rd, 2009
3:33 pm

Old Country Buffet. LOL.

Quinncie

September 3rd, 2009
3:34 pm

BECKY – Good one!!!

Sally

September 3rd, 2009
3:37 pm

Bulloch House in Warm Springs, hands down! I’m not obese, do not eat fast food, and am not from the south, and they have the best Southern Food I have ever tried.

Billy Ocean

September 3rd, 2009
3:38 pm

Blue Willow. Hands Down

Billy Ocean

September 3rd, 2009
3:38 pm

Blue Willow at Social Circle

Fatty McBuffett

September 3rd, 2009
3:39 pm

Phil – Shaddup and eat your tofu! Buckners is the best in the state. From someone who travels the state and knows every meat and 3 and/or buffett in the land, Buckners tops the list. Blue Willow is probably next. Country time in WR, Macon and Dublin is good but simply not in the same ball park. Chineese I have been to several great ones……probably the best is Chef lins in Dalton GA. Indian food however I am not the authority. I don’t even want Chic peas on my salad.

Sally

September 3rd, 2009
3:47 pm

Hey Southern Belle. Most of us do not LIVE in Atlanta and most country folks that can cook good Southern food live in the country. And last I checked, Kennesaw isn’t in Atlanta, or in Fulton County for that matter. Golden Coral? Seems like you need to broaden your horizons a little.

Janice Green

September 3rd, 2009
3:48 pm

Self Control Steve! Really! No Thanksgiving dinner for him.

ATL

September 3rd, 2009
4:00 pm

Ok, the Blue Willow Inn food is not that great,
a real BUFFET TO ME IS THE LIGHTHOUSE (GRIFFIN GA.)
AND BUCKNERS (JACKSON).

senoiadawgs

September 3rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Blue Willow USED to be #1. Far from it now, overpriced and not even close to as good. Save your money folks. Had rehearsal dinner there 7 years ago and it was still fabulous. Downfall started about 4 years ago in my opinion. Last time I went was the last way overpriced and food tasted really old, with poor service which had become a theme for me at this place.

Bulloch House in Warm Springs if they have opened back up is the best around to me. New owners got caught up in some kind of Ponzi scheme several weeks back and haven’t heard any updates. Good prices and very fresh food.

TJ

September 3rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Phil’s Southern Best is phenomenal… it’s like you’re at grandma’s house in the south. The food doesn’t taste “commercialized”… but just like home. I also vote for Buckners… AND the atmosphere of both places make you feel like true neighbors. I’ve eaten all over Atlanta and nothing can top these stops in Stockbridge and Jackson.

TJ

September 3rd, 2009
4:05 pm

Oh… there’s this restaurant in Union City called Green Manor… I believe. It’s up there with Buckner’s in Jacksonville and Phil’s Southern Best. It looks like a bed and breakfast….

senoiadawgs

September 3rd, 2009
4:06 pm

Oh, best in GA, Yoder’s Deitsch Haus, Montezuma, GA… All veggies come from the surrounding fields small Mennonite community outside of Montezuma between 75 and Montezuma

Melanie

September 3rd, 2009
4:09 pm

Cafe Bombay in Druid Hills. Will. Change. Your. Life. Quick service, delicious buffet–all you can eat Indian food!

Col H

September 3rd, 2009
4:15 pm

My mommy’s house at Christmas and Thanksgiven in Crandall Georgia.

Bulldog Bob

September 3rd, 2009
4:19 pm

Definitely Buckners in Jackson, Georgia. The best fried chicken and baked ham on Sunday. Fast and friendly service.

David

September 3rd, 2009
4:23 pm

Blue Willow Inn, Social Circle, GA

Fibber’s, Cedar Bluff, AL

Tyra Ellis

September 3rd, 2009
4:26 pm

Busy Bee Cafe on Martin Luther King Drive in Southwest Atlanta near the AUC Campus.

happywithalife

September 3rd, 2009
4:26 pm

Steve if Georgians, our food choices and lifestyle bother you so much maybe you are in the wrong place. bye!

Johnnie

September 3rd, 2009
4:30 pm

John Boy’s on Canton Rd. in Marietta. Small, with a limited spread, but if the clientele is any indicator, the plain Southern cooking is WELL RECEIVED by those standing in line to get a seat.

Noel

September 3rd, 2009
4:40 pm

I can’t believe nobody’s mentioned the Smith House in Dahlonega. No place else even comes close. No standing in a buffet line, they just keep bringing the platters of succulent meats, fresh southern vegetables, home-made bread and pitchers of iced tea as long as you want.

Bo

September 3rd, 2009
4:46 pm

Nori Nori in Sandy Springs is the best sushi and seafoods buffet. It also has beef salad and grill beef, chicken, shrimp,… for $25/adult.

Sydney’s International Buffet is ok but not worth it comparing to Nori Nori. The price is $23.00/adult but worth only $15 or less. I would not go back here again since I found Nori Nori.

SFC BRENT BAGLEY

September 3rd, 2009
4:47 pm

From Coastal Georgia, the late (Sema) Wilkes House in Savannah, now run by her children, is tops for a country meal served family style and Darien’s DJ’s has a seafood buffet served wkds that is sensational.
South GA treats such as shrimp and grits and Brunswick stew add a regional twist to the spread. With tax and tip, each one of these can be had for less than $20.

Toph

September 3rd, 2009
4:51 pm

I like Stevi B’s pizza – good food, not too expensive, fun place to take my kids, they love it.

Midtowner

September 3rd, 2009
5:13 pm

A new Japanese luncheon buffet, Kangbuk, on L’ville-Suwanee Rd between Old P’tree Rd and the Super H Mart in Suwanee is great… Ashiana Indian buffet at the Global Mall on Jimmy Carter Blvd at 85, and Swapna on Cobb Pkwy.

Big Mike

September 3rd, 2009
5:17 pm

Haveli’s (Indian) in Marietta is awesome!

Barbara

September 3rd, 2009
5:38 pm

John Boy’s on Canton Rd in East Cobb, Marietta. The best! And only $7.00 with tea and tax.

Mike S

September 3rd, 2009
5:40 pm

Nori Nori Sushi/Japanese buffet is where it’s at. GREAT variety of salads, sushi, seafood, etc.

Quinncie

September 3rd, 2009
6:11 pm

NOTHING BEATS OLD COUNTRY BUFFET!

Cardog10

September 3rd, 2009
6:18 pm

I love how all the sudden there are 5 posts by “different” people for the same crappy restaurant. They all have simple names like “Sarah, Jim, Bob”… hahahaha. I don’t blame people trying to support their company, but why do we have these blogs? They are never accurate.
4 people in a row said “Stevie B’s Pizza”, lol, I’ve never even heard of this place. I live in ATLANTA… none of these places are even in the perimeter. I would have to agree with the Farmer’s Market buffet, even though it’s by the lb… still cheap. What other buffet do we have besides foreign buffets? (I do like Bombay) … We need a good American buffet in the perimeter.

Debbie

September 3rd, 2009
7:04 pm

PaPa’s in Conyers is great not fansy but good food.

Booger

September 3rd, 2009
10:12 pm

so there are no good ayce in Atlanta?? Almost everyone mentions restaurants a half days drive away. How about the Soup Garden on Acres Mill Road – Cumberland Mall area – fantastic soups, salads, banana bread, corn bread, deserts, are you hungry yet?? And it is HEALTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ernest T Bass

September 3rd, 2009
10:54 pm

Lady and Sons in Savannah, B&J’s Steaks and Seafood in Darien and Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle.

ronald

September 4th, 2009
7:48 am

Hey Alan Golden Coral is a business just as well as your doctor. I am sure he didn’t cut his sugery charge for your operation so why should golden coral. Keep in mind a buffet offer a variety of food designed to offer something for everyone. People forget or ignore the fact that no one can eat everything on the buffet but you can have a wide selection. Eat a little or eat a lot same price.

Miss Billie

September 4th, 2009
8:25 am

John Boy’s on Canton Road in Marietta preceded Donny’s on Hwy. 92 and remains the best, in my opinion. You’ll wait a while to get a table there on Sunday between 12 and 2 pm.

They Don't Clean their shrimp

September 4th, 2009
8:59 am

Cursive:
I’d have to disagree about the Asian Buffet in Stone Mountain. They don’t clean their shrimp. Their buffet is horrible.

I haven’t found a place here yet that can get down on the buffet. But I will have to check out the ones mentioned here.

Sense Common

September 4th, 2009
9:09 am

Blue Willow gets my vote if it was so expensive. But food and price considered I would have to go with Buckner’s. But there are many listed here I have never tried and will need to explore. Especially those in the Macon area since I’m down there often.

As to small town hotel chains, someone defended the resturants as well as they should. Holiday Inn doesn’t own the resturant, they lease the space. Out of metro Atlanta, but for a good southern breakfast buffet try the Holiday Inn in Tifton.

Sonny B

September 4th, 2009
9:15 am

Baby Jane’s in McDonough is excellent and when compared to the pricing of those already mentioned, it’s a steal. $6.49 including your drink.

geezeeman

September 4th, 2009
9:22 am

REDD HOUSE in Jefferson. As Al said, unbelievable food in the middle on NOWHERE. One trip there and it will be the Buckners on the Northside.

Lee

September 4th, 2009
9:35 am

As read in the VENT years ago: Buffet stands for bIG uGLY fAT fOLKS eATING tOGETHER!

JEB

September 4th, 2009
9:37 am

First, OK Take-Away IS a buffet. You can dish it up, then sit down right there and eat it. It’s “good grub.” My favorites are the Bullock House in Warm Springs and Katie’s in Columbus.

Bushwacker

September 4th, 2009
9:40 am

Geez Alan, what a unique concept, a business in it for the MONEY???

If you do not like what GOLDEN CORRAL serves you do not have to eat there.

Sunita Noronha

September 4th, 2009
9:43 am

Depot Country Station in Covington, GA is the best. The food is delicious, service is excellent and it’s a wholesome experience. Buckner’s is second.

Karen

September 4th, 2009
9:46 am

Our Way Cafe in Decatur. The mac&cheese is heavenly.

alt_eats

September 4th, 2009
9:47 am

Easy answer for me…DeKalb Farmer’s Market! It’s ITP – so very little driving if you live intown. You pay by the weight – so you don’t overeat. And, it is a great place to sample new dishes from around the world. Bring a sweater and don’t expect much ambiance.

DB

September 4th, 2009
10:03 am

Journey’s End in Loganville. Owned by the same people & same recipe as Blue Willow In in Social Circle

DEANA

September 4th, 2009
10:05 am

My favorite is Shirleys in Newnan. You feel like you are part of their family!

Jake

September 4th, 2009
10:22 am

Matthews in Tucker.

AEIOU

September 4th, 2009
10:40 am

S&S cafeteria in Macon.

L.T.

September 4th, 2009
11:30 am

The Redd House in Jefferson is the best hands down. It’s a family owned business and they know how to throw down on the southern food!

Ashlie

September 4th, 2009
11:34 am

Sweet Tomatoes… Lots of salad options, pasta prepared to order, and a variety of soups and bakery items!

Holly

September 4th, 2009
11:38 am

Buckners is an awesome place to eat. You don’t visit a buffet that everyone else stands over; they bring the buffet to you. You sit at a table with a lazy susan and feast on the food in front of you. We go all the time, and we meet people from a variety of places-rarely ever local. Buckners is such a great place, that people know of it and come from all over to eat there-mainly from the southeast. I have met people from Florida to North Carolina, everyone knows about their fried chicken. The food is delicious and the people working there are polite. If you like down home cooking, this is the place for you.

Smiley

September 4th, 2009
11:39 am

Guy’s come on,Have anyone heard of Big Daddy’s in Riverdale, Ga. Some of the best food is there.. Try it you will love it.

Matt

September 4th, 2009
11:46 am

Garfos in Kennesaw – All you can eat Brazilian Buffet! Amazing people, awesome food! http://www.garfos.org/ It costs about $8 for lunch. We eat there as often as we can.

Jimmy B

September 4th, 2009
11:56 am

West Family Restaurant in Cleveland is the best. The food is wonderful and reasonably priced. Best fried chicken in Georgia. They make you feel at home and the service is great.

rik

September 4th, 2009
11:57 am

Whole Foods, Any Whole Foods. expensive but good and not processed

Sting 'em Buzz

September 4th, 2009
12:03 pm

take a drive up to Blue Ridge, Ga and go to Dillard House….you will not be disappointed

willie b

September 4th, 2009
12:06 pm

try a new place in forsyth.Gracies Home Grill located next to Red Dog safety outfitters. Excellent country cooking.

mojo3

September 4th, 2009
12:36 pm

If you’re not looking for an atmospheric place…but simply “delicious food,” I’d like to suggest the “Fried Green Tomato,” buffet. It’s located in Powder Springs, Georgia. And, the price for this
wonderful southern food, is a mere $6.31! You can’t beat it! Weekly menu of food being offered.
Each day, different meats/veggies. Closed one day out of week. Give them a try! You won’t be
sorry…merely FULL!!!!

CJ

September 4th, 2009
12:36 pm

Jackson? Warner Robbins? The question was: Where is the best buffet in ATLANTA? Do those who frequent buffets in area codes beginning with 7 have diminished reading comprehension skills?

Keep It Real

September 4th, 2009
12:43 pm

PELICAN POINT in Darien Ga… Best seafood buffet…

Rudy

September 4th, 2009
12:48 pm

Louise’s in Griffin,GA…home cookin at its best!

King of Stone Mountain

September 4th, 2009
12:59 pm

Many of the blogger’s choice locations are located OUTSIDE OF METRO-ATLANTA. Did anyone read the header by any chance? ;-/ Either Donnie’s location 1) on Hwy78 or 2) Steve Reynold’s @ Beaver Ruin Rd. is highly recommended, for the price.

KAREN

September 4th, 2009
1:01 pm

##################################1

are you kidding me? you better call PAPA!

$7.50 at PAPA’s Buffet in Morrow at the old Pilgreens. I am talking a mini-CHOW BABY SZECHUAN grill, cooked to order a Southern fest, 8 flavors of REAL ice cream, about 10 cakes and pies, mouth watering fresh fruit and veggies bar. Great Chinese selections including soups, egg foo yong, rice dishes, crab ragoons and check this out SUSHI!!!!!!!!!
Also top notch To boot $1.00 beers
how you duin!

Hal

September 4th, 2009
1:09 pm

The best you will find anywhere is “Dukes Bar-B-Q buffet in Ridgeland, South Carolina. For $8.00 you can eat till you POP. The tastiest veggies anywher.

Grimace

September 4th, 2009
1:12 pm

No Ryan’s on the list??? Their Mexican items are the best in the state!!!

I just wish McDonalds would start a buffet

skeet

September 4th, 2009
1:13 pm

Havelli in Marietta. Great flavored North Indian food.

Melissa

September 4th, 2009
1:19 pm

Stevi B’s Pizza has the best buffet!

CVL

September 4th, 2009
1:39 pm

Ignore the haters folks…moderation is the key. If you arent going every week you are probably ok.

Of most mentioned here that I have been to, I have to put in another vote for Buckners. The chicken, tea, and cobbler are one of a kind, and they really know how to make vegetables.

Ive been to Kasey’s too……they are probably the best value, but not quite in Buckner’s league. I’d bet good money that Buckner’s is a major player in the restaurant industry in North Central GA, at least along 75.

How can you call

Becky

September 4th, 2009
1:49 pm

Cardog10@6:18, Stevie B’s is a pretty good place for AYCE pizza if you want variety.. Thye have flavors that other pizza joints don’t have..It’s not the greatest place, it’s just vairety that makes it good..That, plus if you want a certain kind of pizza and they don’t have it, they will make you a whole pizza and bring it to your table..Cost is about 6.00 per person..Be aware though, that if you have young kids, they have a few games that give out tickets for them to trade in for junk…

Grimace

September 4th, 2009
2:06 pm

Melissa,

You are right about Stevie B.’s, but don’t forget Cici’s.

People need to understand that chains are the best by definition. If these one of a kind places were any good they would open more locations and be chains too!

Travis

September 4th, 2009
2:15 pm

The dining hall at Kennesaw State University. all you can eat.

Shane

September 4th, 2009
2:22 pm

Blue Willow in Social Circle

Stevi B's is Great!

September 4th, 2009
2:23 pm

I agree…Stevi B’s is the best Pizza Buffet in Atlanta!!!!

GO HAWKS

September 4th, 2009
2:36 pm

Pizza hut shaw tay!

Grimace

September 4th, 2009
2:38 pm

Good call, Travis!

ARA runs most college dining halls. They are chain, so by definition they are good!

Shilo

September 4th, 2009
2:39 pm

The Smith House, in Dahlonega Georgia

Mfoy5199

September 4th, 2009
2:44 pm

All the pizza pasta and salad you can eat. Who can beat that. Fast and friendly service, and a great price.

Mfoy5199

September 4th, 2009
2:46 pm

Stevi bs pizza all the pizza pasta and
salad you can eat. Great food
great service at a great price

david

September 4th, 2009
2:51 pm

Stevi B’s is the best!!! Enter your comments here

Danny

September 4th, 2009
4:14 pm

The best and most expensive buffet is Fogo de Chao. All the meat you can eat and they even bring it to your table.

Ryan

September 4th, 2009
4:23 pm

Some people must be slow to comprehend. Last time I checked, the article said, “Which ATLANTA AREA establishment comes to mind when you want no limits on dinner?” Last time I checked, Macon, Warner Robbins and Jackson, Georgia weren’t in the Atlanta area.

KimWhit

September 4th, 2009
4:52 pm

Green Manor Inn is the best!

Linda

September 4th, 2009
5:28 pm

I’m from southeast Georgia, but the next time I’m in the Atlanta area, I will definitely try Buckner’s or Blue Willow Inn from all of the other comments I’ve read.

Louis

September 4th, 2009
5:28 pm

Unlike as stated above, Journey’s End in Loganville is no longer operated by Louis Van Dyke, whose Blue Willow Inn is in Social Circle. It was sold several years ago to Korean management. Its new leader was smart enough not to monkey with a successful menu and service which, along with Blue Willow, serves a wonderful buffet. Journey’s End’s fried chicken is luscious…as are its fresh veggies when available. Price is right also. Look for senior discounts~

Mia

September 4th, 2009
5:32 pm

Shirley Country Kitchen Too on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan GA has the most absolute best buffet there is if you want the BESSSST then skip the rest and go on to Shirley’s in Newnan, you will be glad that you did. I can taste the fried chicken and peach cobbler now.

Bob

September 4th, 2009
5:43 pm

Yes, I know what a buffet is, but I’d take Harold’s Barbecue on McDonough Blvd, and their stew and cracklin’ cornbread any day of the week……..try it, you’ll like it.

Carol Lucker

September 4th, 2009
5:45 pm

No question, my family loves Stevi B’s Pizza! Great value, Great Pizza and the gameroom is a bonus!

Gourmet Bird

September 4th, 2009
5:47 pm

Easily the best buffet in GA is the Sunday morning brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead. For all of you who responded that you like golden corral an/or RuSans, please continue going there. Do not let me see you at any worthwhile restaurant in your overalls. It might ruin my meal

Topp Dogg

September 4th, 2009
5:56 pm

Lets see buffet,what a great place to spread the Swine Flu among a bunch hogs!

Bob

September 4th, 2009
5:58 pm

Someone mentioned using the same spoons to dip food in these buffets is something to think about, what with all this Swine Flu. I think I’ll refrain from a buffet for a while, or take some antibacterial stuff to clean my hands after each dipping………..

Tim

September 4th, 2009
6:15 pm

The Green Manor in Union City is Atlanta’s little hidden secret. The freid chicken is the best and always hot. The veggies are too!

Barbara

September 4th, 2009
7:26 pm

Please add Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville to you list of places with true southern food. It is “great” and everything is made from scratch – those buttermilk biscuits are made from White Lily Flour for beginners. They have two locations but the best is on Green Street.

Rachellar

September 4th, 2009
7:26 pm

S and S Cafeteria on Cambellton Rd (Stanton Rd exit 166) in Atlanta has wonderful fresh veggies, corn bread, desserts, chicken that does not look like it has been on steroids. They have been in same location for over 38 years, have many long time employees (original chief and assistant chief/original chief came from another S and S and been in their employ for 41 years. You would be surprised at how many people working the line and the take out have been there for more than 10 years. Best egg custard pie anywhere. When you go there: say hey to Kay who has worked the dinning room for years.

Booger

September 4th, 2009
7:56 pm

seems that the Stevie B’s folks are in the lead, with Buckners running close behind. All total, I say the total real buffets in Atlanta nominated are up to 2 or 3 so far.

Joseph

September 4th, 2009
8:07 pm

West Family Restaurant is Great!!!!!!! Wonderful country cooking and courteous staff.

Moira

September 4th, 2009
8:35 pm

Nori Nori in Sandy Springs for sushi and seafood buffet and Bombay Cafe for Indian

Hungry for Pizza

September 4th, 2009
9:12 pm

Stevi B’s Pizza- where else can I feed my family for less than $25 these days? It’s kid friendly, everyone gets the kind of pizza they want, and I don’t have to clean up.

Buffet Expert

September 4th, 2009
9:15 pm

We live east of Atlanta. Since this is an AJC poll aren’t we talking about metro Atlanta, not just within the city limits? That being said, for southern, it has to be Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, For Pizza, it has to be Stevie B’s in Covington. For chinese, there is no such thing. For fat people, eat less, for skinny people, screw you!

Conyers Gal

September 4th, 2009
9:21 pm

Funny! We live in Conyers and have a CiCi’s. Only the manager of that place would vote for it! :-) We’ll try Stevie B’s next time we want a good pizza buffet. I’ve actually heard people talk about their potato pizza being great.

Stevi Fan

September 4th, 2009
9:29 pm

2 kids, 2 adults 22.08?? That was my total at Stevi B’s last night. Last week at McDees it was 28!! The best part was, after we ate my wife and I got to have adult conversation while the kids went to play!

FloridianInGA

September 4th, 2009
9:37 pm

Dillard’s House in Dillard, GA, they bring the ENTIRE menu to your table, award winning, seen in Southern Living Magazine.

Steve is an idiot

September 4th, 2009
9:37 pm

Not all people that eat at buffets are obese. If its not your cup of tea, move on. We dont care what you think, the thread is for the readers pick of buffets not your bs rant.

Stickler for the rules

September 4th, 2009
9:41 pm

Sorry buffet expert. You are right about Stevi B’s but Covington is NOT Atlanta. I think I still cast my vote for it, though!

Stickler for the rules

September 4th, 2009
9:47 pm

Hey Stevi Fan! I think I saw you at Stevi B’s last night. You weren’t having an adult conversation, you were PLAYING air hockey with your kids, weren’t you. :-)

Brad

September 4th, 2009
10:13 pm

Bill thanks for remembering Ma Hulls when I was a student at Emory 35 years ago we would go there for the best family sitting communal food. My best memory was eating there before a Steve Miller concert and who should sit down at the table but Steve and his band

William B

September 4th, 2009
10:29 pm

I’ll say for southern food I’d go with Buckner’s for dinner. They always serve the same stuff but man it’s good!

If you are around Stockbridge for lunch I’d have to say Phil’s. You can’t beat it around here. If there are any LEO’s attending training at the Georgia Sheriff’s Association around the corner drop by in uniform and Phil usually will give you a hook up for $5.00. It’s not a big place but it’s well known and frequented by loyal patrons because they know it’s the best around.

Charles

September 4th, 2009
10:40 pm

The Golden Corral in Lawrenville. Adela and Pancho are the best.

Kennesaw

September 4th, 2009
10:48 pm

Jonboy’s Country Kitchen. Canton Rd. Just north of Barret Pkwy/Piedmont RD. INCREDIBLE EVERYTHING!!!! CHICKEN WINGS, VEGGIES, AND DESSERTS AND most importantly SWEET TEA. very home-y feel too.

The Tea Lady

September 4th, 2009
10:57 pm

Blue Willow – It holds very special memories for me. It was my mother’s favorite too. Dillard’s is good also. You should try Dillard’s breakfast buffet! It is the best.

Suzanne Deal-Fitzgerald

September 4th, 2009
11:03 pm

There is Thomas Buffet in Covington, GA in the old train depot. It’s $8 all the time for your meal and tea or coffee, and I think the food is terrific, lots of fresh vegetables and great fried chicken too.

Hey, just because a place is a buffet, we don’t have to take it as a personal challenge…

Keno

September 4th, 2009
11:09 pm

Another vote for John Boy’s on Canton Road in Marietta. It’s really good tasting Southern food and very reasonable. It’s favored by the older folks. Also, where is the Old Country Kitchen someone recommended? Marietta used to have one but it closed. It was good.

oldandntheway

September 4th, 2009
11:15 pm

Please explain the difference between a buffet and a cafeteria, and maybe also what is town or what is 2-3 hours away.

soccermom

September 4th, 2009
11:19 pm

I stopped eating at buffet’s when I started paying attention to the fact that NO ONE washes their nasty hands before they handle the serving pieces, grab finger foods, etc….not the customers, the employees or the management. There is too much sickness in the air these days to take a chance on a free for all at the buffet.

Iowahorse

September 4th, 2009
11:27 pm

So what? A soccer mom who has to clean up after and haul around dirty grubby soccer kids is inherently cleaner than anyone else? Please haul your dirt covered brats into anywhere I may wanna go ..after driving around in your McD’s trash filled mini-van or SUV after they have been touching or playing with God knows what. Yeah,..so much more sanitary. And if the air bothers you, do us all a favor,..just stop breathing and get your guzzling beast off the road. Go wash something, or learn to cook at home for all those foul little brats you love so much.

billy

September 4th, 2009
11:36 pm

billy

September 4th, 2009
11:38 pm

and you’ve got to be kidding about John Boys , it is disgusting

Cheap-eater

September 5th, 2009
12:16 am

Alan, I had gastric bypass, have never and will never use a “discount” card just because I can’t eat as much as I used to. I still eat and I know how much it costs before I go to that restaurant. If i don’t want to pay, I make the decison to go somewhere else, not smear a restaurants name because they won’t make an exception for me.

Mary Sue

September 5th, 2009
12:49 am

The best Chinese, American, Sushi and Japanese buffet is International Buffet in the Kroger’s Shopping Center in Stockbridge on HWY 138 (right off I-75). Wonderful soups, salads and desserts as well. Very reasonable. They have a large separate room for groups. Lovely young couple owns it and the buffet is enormous.

SS

September 5th, 2009
12:56 am

There are three in Griffin GA, Anderson’s for the best southern home cooking peach cobbler is great , Lighthouse, great macaroni and cheese and Louise’s, also a great place for southern cooking

DIXIE DARLING

September 5th, 2009
3:23 am

FOR FISH: TOP OF THE RIVER IN ANNISTIN, AL. SOUTHERN: BUTTLERS IN GRAM, AL. BOTH PLACES JUST ACROSS THE STATE LINE WORTH THE DRIVE

scott

September 5th, 2009
6:37 am

“The Redd House” in Jefferson GA !!!!!
The fried green tomatoes are the best !!!!

scott

September 5th, 2009
6:40 am

Almost forgot….. “West family buffet” in Cleveland is awesome !!!
Stop by on your way to Helen. You won’t regret it !!!!

Buddy

September 5th, 2009
6:47 am

Blue Jay in Odum. Odum is on Highway 341 between Baxley and Jesup. Mother and daughter team. Fried chicken, fried pork chops, roast beef. and chicken casserole were all great. Every vegetable you can think of, salad bar with homemade seven layer salad and broccoli salad. their home made deserts were sinful. Must try the coconut cake. All this for 8.00.

Buddy

September 5th, 2009
7:21 am

Blue jay in Odum. Odum is on highway 341 between Baxley and Jesup. great fried chicken, pork chops, roast beef.. Many vegetables to choose from. Salad bar with homemade seven layer salad. Wonderful homemade deserts, including coconuts cake. All this for $8.00

micah

September 5th, 2009
7:49 am

Not trying to be negative, but I have stopped going to buffets. If you see somebody get what the want, then lick fingers clean, then grab spoon for next dish, I think it will turn anybody off. Also, see a young child at nose high sneeze on the food of grab it with the fingers. I’m not overweight, or anti buffet. Just turned off by the concept.

micah

September 5th, 2009
7:52 am

Messed up. Meant to say get what “they” want. Meant to say “sneeze on the food OR grab it with fingers”

Dunwoody GA

September 5th, 2009
8:17 am

The Viceroy Royal Indian Restaurant in Dunwoody. 4719 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Amazing buffet lunch 7 days a week. $10 – $12. There is even a coupon on dunwoodynow.com. Definitely worth a try.

Mikey Mike

September 5th, 2009
8:46 am

The OK Cafe DOES have a buffet…It’s the “to go ” buffett and it’s awesome. Always go when I’m in town.

Booger

September 5th, 2009
9:02 am

i think the assignment was “the best buffet,” not that you can feed a football team for 25 dollars. The best means you ignore price. For example, the Boston Sea Party, if you like seafood, despite the fact you have to save all week to afford it.

bill young

September 5th, 2009
9:04 am

jones kitchen jesup Ga best meatloaf, potato salad, fried chicken, and biscuits your mom wishes she could make.

Tonya

September 6th, 2009
10:04 am

Buckner’s in Jackson, GA . Hands down the BEST fried chicken ever and I’m not even a big fan of fried chicken.

Jack

September 6th, 2009
11:09 am

Looks like Buckners is the place for buffet…got ta try it.

catchemquick

September 6th, 2009
11:30 am

sedneys buffet in gainesvillie real good, also the minnow bucket in elberton ga.

catchemquick

September 6th, 2009
11:30 am

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Vern

September 6th, 2009
11:56 am

I thought this was “Best Buffet”. Some of these places are definitely not buffet–all you can eat- places. When did Mathews Cafeteria go buffet?

Hemant Modi

September 6th, 2009
12:15 pm

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el gordo comelon

September 6th, 2009
12:41 pm

COMELONES DE BARRIGA GRANDE STEAKHOUSE a new cuban buffet in Buford highway,for fat people only,but price is not cheap.

MoJo

September 6th, 2009
12:45 pm

I always take my bottle of hand sterilizer in with me when eating at a salad bar and use after filling my plate…yes, the handles of the spoons are dirty; just watch folks lick their fingers if they get a drop of food on them! Perhaps establishments will begin to furnish the hand sterilizers on the bars, along with the food!
Best place is still Buckners in Jackson even though the price has gone up. Just a reminder, they do not take credit/debit cards, just cash and checks.

Shay

September 6th, 2009
1:12 pm

Ummm, OK Cafe DOES have a buffet- in the Take Away section. That’s what it is, a buffet, and it’s really good, so chill people. I think the best buffet bar is at Whole Foods Buckhead location- lots of choices and most of it is pretty healthy. (I know, what’s the point if it’s healthy.)

Ole Techs

September 6th, 2009
1:32 pm

Why don’t all you pretentious.__________s (fill in the blank) like Sarge go stick your fingers down your throats and let the rest of the world have some fun?

cholesterol too high

September 6th, 2009
1:32 pm

no wonder southerners are SOOOOOOOOOOO fat

KarmaKool

September 6th, 2009
2:11 pm

I just looked back at the top of the page, and sure enough it did say “BEST OF THE BIG A” ! I thougth that meant Atlanta, It did not say, “BEST OF GA”.

Forsyth is too far away from Atlanta to qualify, even though Buckners is good.
Macon and Warner Robins is over 100 miles away.

The Blue Willow of Social Circle put a Blue Willow in Macon a few years ago. It was NOT GOOD. It went right out of business.

The Olde Time Country Buffet? KFC? I cannot believe that these folks don’t go beyond the Roberta city limits.

You folks out to venture out beyond FAST FOOD!

Becky

September 6th, 2009
2:26 pm

Green Tomato in Lawrenceville. They make everything from scratch, even their rolls and it is only $6.

The Real Mark

September 6th, 2009
2:42 pm

I suggest all you folks venture down to Fairburn to the GREEN MANOR!

Carolym

September 6th, 2009
2:54 pm

MRS. WILKES BOARDING HOUSE in Savannah hands down. No comparison.

Georgia Belle

September 6th, 2009
3:31 pm

We enjoy *Blue Willow Inn* the best. You can’t beat their freshness and quality! It is worth the drive, every time.

robbiebob

September 6th, 2009
3:50 pm

Nobody has mentioned John Boys on Canton Highway in Marietta…come on guys…Golden Corrall
get real!!

ZsaZsaATL

September 6th, 2009
3:59 pm

Ummmmmmm didn’t this article say best in the “A”(ATLANTA!) Some of these places you all are listing are all the way in BFE. I still haven’t found a good soul food/southern buffet in the Atlanta Metro area. Gladys Knights has the most consistency with their offerings. Buffet? Hmmmmmm now thats a hard one!

MissDale

September 6th, 2009
4:24 pm

Well!! The restaurant listed the greatest number of times has been BLUE WILLOW in Social Circle, GA. The food is undescribably delicious. I try to eat healthily, and have eliminated bread items from my diet because of the massive amounts of fat in bread, but I may……..or may not try to pecan crusted biscuits that someone wrote about. Sounds delicious. But what I recommend is the sweet potato souffle……it’s sprinkled with CornFlakes and the taste is magnificent. Also, I don’t eat chicken, but the fried chicken DID “call my name”. I didn’t answer the call, but it looked remarkably delicious and I’m told that it is delicious.

As everyone else mentioned, it’s a bit of a drive, but truly well worth it. Try it! I think you’ll like it
Ciao!

MissDale

September 6th, 2009
4:27 pm

OK…………….Savannah is not in the Atlanta metro area, but……….MRS WILKES’ BOARDING HOUSE!!!!!………there is no place like it, not even Blue Willow…………….Gosh!!!! When I think of the place, my mouth waters………………Didn’t think of it initially cuz (again) it’s in Savannah, not Atlanta. But when you go to Savannah, do try MRS. WILKES’……………Superb!!!!

JKJ

September 6th, 2009
4:33 pm

I agree with AJ, the Golden Corral on Austell Rd (my mom’s favorite spot when she’s in town) and Sweet Tomatoes (my daughter’s favorite) on Barrett Pkwy in Marietta. At both places, the food is great and the service is impeccable.

tony

September 6th, 2009
5:14 pm

i would say cho won buffet on satellite blvd gwinnett-its a korean resturant. also grand buffet in gwinnett just google it you can’t beat the all you can eat seafood and not all you can waste. trust me these ethnic buffet are a must.

Danny G

September 6th, 2009
5:24 pm

Journey’s End and Mathews in Tucker. Sarge, take your comments to the Editorial page. Mama Bear, we are judging food here, not kids that need to be chained to a table because parents do not teach manners anymore and a waitress that is fed up with those rug rats. The food is good. Alan, never knew anyone that had that surgery and lived a long time, so good luck to you. Time to eat!

Borodawg

September 6th, 2009
5:37 pm

Coulda sworn the question was about ‘ATL area’ buffets…not Social Circle, Jackson, Helen, Valdosta, Gainesville, etc. We southerners like to eat…but drive an hour (or more) for a buffet?

And to those who rant about obesity – you weren’t invited.

catchemquick

September 6th, 2009
5:50 pm

sarge you need to get a life try buffet, you could like it, if you get the the chip off your shoulder. and why do call yourself sarge unless you were a army cook. oh my gosh.

Ed Biles

September 6th, 2009
6:47 pm

From 11 AM to 9 PM, 7 days a week, the best is THE GARDEN PATCH

Mary Willliams

September 6th, 2009
8:37 pm

The classiest all-you-can eat restaurants include the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, the Smith House in Dahlonega, and the Dillard House in Dillard. The food is excellent at all three – worth several days of dieting afterwards to make up for the yummy splurge. And best of all, each of them are surrounded with great sights to make a day excursion! For local, watching the budget but not the waistline, it’s the Golden Corral in Alpharetta or Cumming.

Biddles

September 6th, 2009
8:37 pm

I can’t believe someone said golden corral. I can open canned veggies and eat better than that dog food.

Mike

September 6th, 2009
8:40 pm

Daddys in Acworth

jb

September 6th, 2009
8:51 pm

Has anyone ever tried Long Street Cafe in Gainesville, off of Green Street? Great breakfast buffett!

jb

September 6th, 2009
8:52 pm

I do have to say, though, that my grits are better!!

joecamel

September 6th, 2009
8:55 pm

Sting ‘em Buzz

September 4th, 2009
12:03 pm

take a drive up to Blue Ridge, Ga and go to Dillard House….you will not be disappointed

Oh yes you will, because the Dillard House is in DILLARD, not blue Ridge.

nicole

September 6th, 2009
9:41 pm

Sydney Seafood Asian buffet in Duluth. Great fresh Asian delicacies and Hibachi steak!!

Jim Eriksen

September 6th, 2009
9:45 pm

Golden Corral is a chain. They offer a large selection including seafood. The food looks great. They don’t really season anything. The dessert selection is quite good.

otis

September 6th, 2009
9:49 pm

Nick’s on hwy. 17 in Brunswick Ga. Great veggie’s and the best fried chicken on the planet.

Big Juicy

September 6th, 2009
9:50 pm

Definitely Ole Time buffet in Brunswick, GA! The best Fried Chicken and fried fish you can find anywhere and extremely clean. Great wait service as well. Only the very hungry need apply —-

BigDawg

September 6th, 2009
10:19 pm

Coleman’s Lake (Midville, GA) for seafood.
Colonnade (Cheshire Bridge) for southern make me fat food.

d

September 6th, 2009
10:27 pm

Grand Buffet In duluth

DC

September 6th, 2009
10:34 pm

Golden Corral definitely. You can get plates and plates of food for a reasonable cost plus refills on drink’s.

Diane

September 6th, 2009
11:50 pm

Red and Green Steak House in Doraville

Joe

September 6th, 2009
11:58 pm

Buckner’s is NOT A BUFFET!

JACK

September 7th, 2009
12:08 am

REIDS CAFE IN LITTLE OLD MURRYVILLE GA. BEST PRICES THAT I HAVE EVER FOUND ON A CAFETERIA LINE, WITH SUPER FRIENDLY AND NICE COUNTRY FOLKS IT MAKES YOUR DAY..ONLY DISLIKE IS THAT THEY ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY SO I HAVE TO EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE…TRY REIDS IF YOU ARE HEADED TOWARD DAHLONEGA AND THE MOUNTAINS…YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED..

Holey Moley

September 7th, 2009
12:26 am

King Buffet on Buford Highway. Try the fried chicken’s feet. (I didn’t.)

kevin

September 7th, 2009
1:06 am

RYANS HAS GREAT FOOD

Greg

September 7th, 2009
1:20 am

McDonalds, Exit 8 Offramp, Woodstock. Best toy prizes hands down. Cheap too.

BBQ LOVER

September 7th, 2009
1:29 am

it is not a cafe or a ayce bufet however BILLS SMOKIN Q in jackson ga. has some of the best bbq and their brunswick stew and cracklin cornbread is to die for

Misterbigideaguy

September 7th, 2009
5:58 am

Sri Krishna Villas on Windward – without question

Arealblkwmn

September 7th, 2009
8:26 am

Son’s Place , in Inman Park, this is , a buffet that is actually IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA !!!…all these other places are WAAAAAAY away from Atlanta.

Otis Leroys

September 7th, 2009
8:39 am

Personally speaking, I have nothing against the Chinese, Indian, or whatever foreigner has opened a buffet type restaurant, but they all have one thing in common. Their restaurant inspection grades according to the health departments of their respected counties. Most of them FAIL. In some cases the food has been good, but then you read the report scoring when you pay for the meal on the way out which is enough to give you indigestion or scare the crap out of you.

Basically, I cannot say that one place is better than another because all the ones I have tried, have all FAILED. Also, trying to lose weight is not an option at a buffet type establishment.

Scott Seamster

September 7th, 2009
8:53 am

If you dont mind roaches crawling the walls and taking cover under the edge of your plate then Matthews in Tucker is the place for you.

Mark

September 7th, 2009
9:25 am

Willinghams Between Stockbridge and Mcdonough. I have eat at most of the places mentioned. None are as good as Willinghams all vegetables are fresh and home cooked. The best by far.

sheryll

September 7th, 2009
9:28 am

John’s Fine Food in Forest Park is great soul food and very cheap.

Hemant Modi

September 7th, 2009
9:28 am

I best food Taca Bell. I am Vegetarian & The make vegetarian food. I love Taco & some another food. you need to tell They will Make you just tell them no beff. try one time taco then make with bean, ok buy any thin try with bean.

Otis Leroys

September 7th, 2009
9:28 am

I have been to Matthews in Tucker and quite frankly, in addition of seeing roaches on the walls, I have also seen a server behind the serving line drop a piece of chicken on the floor, and put it back on a plate and give it to a customer. How is that for “customer service”?

Hungry Man

September 7th, 2009
9:30 am

Gainesville, GA – Long Streets
Spout Springs, GA – Papa Jacks
Cumming, GA – Midway Mill House
Duluth, GA – Rexall Grill (The Drug Store)

Dot to Dot

September 7th, 2009
9:32 am

Where have you folks been? You MUST go to THE GREEN TOMATO on Hwy 92 at Bells Ferry Rd. The best food and best people eat there everyday. Love it.

Elizabeth, Rex, GA

September 7th, 2009
9:34 am

The Blue Willow Inn is wonderful, especially at Christmas time. But I have got to get to Buckner’s in Jackson, it looks like they are the winners!

sr citizen dawg

September 7th, 2009
9:54 am

BABY JANES IN MCDONOUGH GA.

Amanda

September 7th, 2009
9:57 am

Thanks for all the great restaurant suggestions! Lately the only “southern buffets” I’ve found are those that serve Chinese food too…and I’m sorry, but if there’s not a fat lady in a hairnet calling me “honey”, it’s NOT southern food.

On a side note, does anyone know the name of the restaurant in Cumming that admittedly is not a buffet, but served incredible southern food? It was in a white house with a gravel parking lot and was covered up on Sunday afternoon after church. If I remember correctly it was on a main road, but kinda in the middle of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated.

bigpopa_pump69

September 7th, 2009
10:03 am

i agree about the kids in these all u can eat joints i get sick of there kids sticking there hands on all the food then whiping it on there clothes ,these are the kinda kids u jus wana slap ,so when nobodys lookin i throw food at them or jus trip and dump my whole plate of food on there nappee head.. then they go runnin back to there moma

bigpopa_pump69

September 7th, 2009
10:04 am

the blue willow and journeys end are overpriced ! however it does keep that curtain thug element out !

Leah

September 7th, 2009
10:11 am

Blue Willow Inn is the best hands down. Great fried chicken with white glove service…You must try this place.Its in social circle, a small drive but sooooo worth it.

gigi

September 7th, 2009
10:13 am

Swampna on Cobb would be my second choice in Indian cuisine, but hands down, Cafe Bombay is the best Indian restaurant there is.

David,professional dump-truck driver

September 7th, 2009
10:19 am

Daddy’ Counrty Kitchen in Ackworth has the best fried chicken of any buffet I have ever been to!!!

gigi

September 7th, 2009
10:22 am

Busy Bee’s Cafe has been serving the best soul food since 1947. All of their food is good The restaurant I believe is housed in the same building since its conception so their might be a wait, but the food will make up for all of that. Check it out, you won’t be dissappointed. When I want a pick me up I go there.

kay

September 7th, 2009
10:24 am

The Bulloch House in Warm Springs Georgia. Plus, you can walk away the calories and visit all the quaint little shops. Also very rich in history: FDR’s Little White House and pool (fed by the warm springs) and the states best rehabilitation facility.

Rachel Seaman

September 7th, 2009
10:26 am

Lu’s buffet near the mall of Georgia is the best chinese buffet. great price and good service and to top that off a great variety of foods

gdfjgeogeariuog

September 7th, 2009
10:28 am

any cruise ship with a buffet

Johnny P

September 7th, 2009
10:32 am

I gotta go with Buckners. Its good food they bring it to your table so you do not have to watch little kids ahead of you in the buffet line touch everything with their cute but dirty little hands!

brunchie

September 7th, 2009
10:32 am

Most of the restaurants named specialize in lunch/dinners but can only recommend a good place for breakfast/brunch? Ever since I went to breakfast buffet in a Chicago hotel, I’ve been looking for somewhere else since.

Love the buffet

September 7th, 2009
11:03 am

Any of those hole in the wall buffets are the best. Green Tomato Buffet in Marietta is AMAZING. Great food, great service. I love it and have NEVER been disappointed or regret going.

StuffedandHappy

September 7th, 2009
11:38 am

The Blue Willow is good, but not nearly as good as it could be. Don’t kid yourselves, folks, even there, most of the veggies are out of a can; they just season them, for the most part, pretty well. It is highly unlikely that any restaurant doing a good business could serve all fresh veggies, but it’s not impossible. Some of BW’s veggies are good; some are rather bland. The salad there is pathetic. The fried chicken has vastly improved over the years; other meats are pretty much standard fare. The desserts have improved but are still nothing to write home about. The atmosphere is AWESOME, especially at Christmas. It’s worth the trip, but I really wouldn’t call it real down-home southern cooking.

GARY CROUSE

September 7th, 2009
11:41 am

Golden Corral`s breakfast buffet is a 10!

JW

September 7th, 2009
11:47 am

Runway Fish House in Baldwin – Another vote for the fried seafood buffet!!

fallguy

September 7th, 2009
12:10 pm

Tired of everybody putting down anything Southern. I have been all over the world have eaten just about everything, but when it comes down to it I will take the cooking of the South over anything anywhere. As for those of you who like French cooking, try eating in a real Frenchmans house not some stuck up your azz French Bistro or what ever. In the French country side you will find the real food of France though to me not as good as Southern it beats the food of Paris hands down……..

Fried Chicken Corn Bread Black eyed Peas Pintos Fried Green Tomatoes Collards Greens Ga. Braised Pork and the list goes on………somebody done stuck thier foot in it if it is real Southern Cooking.

Debbie

September 7th, 2009
12:30 pm

DeKalb Farmer’s Market

Tom

September 7th, 2009
12:39 pm

Butlers Mill in Graham, Alabama is also good, its way out in the country on the Tallopossa river. Its about 30 miles west of Carrollton.

marie

September 7th, 2009
12:58 pm

Don’t understand the enthusiasm for the all-you-can-eat places. My husband and I always share an entree at a moderately priced restaurant, and often have to ask for a take out box. I don’t care to see all the over eating at the buffets. To each his own though.

marie

September 7th, 2009
12:59 pm

Well that really hurts my feelings. I had not already said that.

Critical Thinker

September 7th, 2009
1:29 pm

I agree with the ‘gross’ sentiment about Golden Corral. Went there a couple of years ago because it was selected by a bunch of family members. Went to request an egg white omelet but they could not deliver…guess it is kind of impossible to separate the whites in egg powder. :-( I won’t even get into the obviously processed foods. Just wish more establishments would provide healthy, quality food to reduce the need for the bunch of dialysis centers that keep popping up all over.

eatsider

September 7th, 2009
1:31 pm

Wahoo! in Decatur has the most amazing fresh and gourmet southern buffet. A bit expensive for a buffet, but more than worth it. Treat yourself some weekend.

Teachermom

September 7th, 2009
1:38 pm

Green Manor in Union City is like stepping into a family reunion/holiday. They don’t have everything, but they have enough to make for a very southern experience without having to drive to Blue Willow Inn.

bobdole

September 7th, 2009
1:43 pm

Anyone who suggested “sweet tomatoes” , please, remove your keyboard from the back of the computer and proceed to smack yourself upside the head. This is not a “buffet” – but rather a over priced salad bar.

teacup

September 7th, 2009
1:54 pm

Indian: Madras Chettinad in Alpharetta!

reader17

September 7th, 2009
2:09 pm

To all you weight concious idiots, find something else to fuss about please! fat folk are here to stay, and guess what we don’t particularly like you either, although truth be told we are probably not as concerned about you as you are about us, maybe we should dip you in some flour and fry you up, then maybe you would be more worthy of a second glance. LOL Seriously, Mathews in Tucker is one of my faves!

cookie

September 7th, 2009
3:09 pm

John Boy’s 3050 HWY. 78 in Snellville, GA you’ll think you were back in your granny’s kitchen. Excellent home cooked food, delish. Was very please, excellent price $7 includes sweet tea. Nice happy place to go. Staff was friendly, we ate, laughed talked and didn’t feel pressured to hurry up and go. We were a party of 10 and a toddler. First visit, won’t be my last. Wonderful place.

Health Inspector

September 7th, 2009
3:13 pm

The Blue Willow Inn is southern buffet extraordinaire. The fried green tomatoes are reason enough to visit. The peach cobbler is wonderful, too.

Brett C

September 7th, 2009
4:29 pm

Bombay Cafe – if you like Indian, you will love Bombay Cafe on Briarcliff Rd, just north of North Druid Hills Rd

Will S.

September 7th, 2009
4:58 pm

For those of you complaining about the amount of establishments being praised and lauded outside the perimeter of I-285, please consider this:

Atlanta, Georgia, is the eighth-largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States and consists of 28 counties in Georgia. Atlanta is the capital and the largest city in the state of Georgia with a population of 537,545. Its metropolitan statistical area has a population of 5,376,285, with a combined statistical area population of 5,626,400. The city itself ranks as the 33rd-largest in the United States.

With this said, why would you want to limit 5 million plus residents to a few establishments inside, and immediately outside, the perimeter? The original question did say, “Which Atlanta area establishment comes to mind when you want no limits on dinner?”. This is a big area folks!!!!! Just because someone mentions an establishment in Savannah or Anniston or Greenville/Spartanburg is not cause to bust a vein! Good Lord, we Southerners DO travel to surrounding areas on occasion. Last I heard there was still free speech in this country, and I myself like the variety readers have put forth. It DOES say Best Buffet…..but it’s just food folks! Just food! Any food joint can be represented IMHO.

Here’s my 2 cents worth (and I am SURE I will be stoned in the middle of the town square for it).

1. Jimmie’s Hot Dogs, Albany, GA – best dogs in the WORLD! Beats The Varsity by a million miles.

2. Smith House in Dahlonega….not worth it. Was there in May for niece’s grad. and the chicken was good, but just good…..most everything else was mediocre. I had eaten at LaPrades Restaurant (up on Lake Burton) sometime in early 2000s and that place unfortunately burned down on Mother’s Day 05. The standout there besides the best fried chicken I have ever had, was their signature Onion Chow Chow….it went so well with their fantastic peas and greens. I refuse to try Dillard House (in Dillard, GA, NOT Blue Ridge, GA) just because of the price and the fact that I heard LaPrades put it to shame. I don’t care what So. Living said about Dillard House or whatever the voter’s say. All three mentioned here are sit down, boarding house/family style eating with strangers passing food around. LaPrades had it……and I would hope it comes back someday!

3. Buffet at BLUE WILLOW INN….the only thing I have ever had there that I did not like was their version of Seafood Au Gratin….the freakin shrimp were NOT de-veined! Other than that, the BWI will make you wanna slap yo mammie! I first had BWI (Oct. 2001) at a catered wedding dinner across and down from BWI at Magnolia House nextdoor to the church. The Fried Green Tomatoes accompanied with a spoonful of the sweet, red, chunky stewed tomatoes over them were to DIE for! The chicken and roast beef were exceptional and the vegetables were beyond fresh! The deserts? OMG!!!! Peanut Butter Pie….nuff said! I have eaten at the BWI twice since then and will definitely go back. Whoever said it was going downhill…..well, I can’t agree. Also, I had no trouble with the amount of vegetables and the variety like a few folks mentioned.

Sorry I don’t have a new one to add. I am by no means obese, just enjoy great Southern cooking reminiscent of Grandma’s country cooking in South Georgia with all her fresh veggies grown on the farm right outside the door. To all of you sadistic name callers…..shame on you all! You can’t hate on yourselves so you mirror your feelings and hate on others? Get real.

Arealblkwmn

September 7th, 2009
5:21 pm

Can any of you read a MAP ???? The subject was the BEST BUFFET IN ATLANTA!!!…my God some of you are naming places in Alabama! !! No wonder people , elsewhere make fun of southeners…..

Arealblkwmn

September 7th, 2009
5:23 pm

Will S you have waaaaaay too much time on your hands, it is supposed to be a comment, not a thesis !

Will S.

September 7th, 2009
5:39 pm

@ Arealblkwmn…….well, yeah…..and your point? It’s all good.

Gloria

September 7th, 2009
5:47 pm

Shoneys. Breakfast Bar is yummy yummy for my tummy!

Tim

September 7th, 2009
5:57 pm

King Buffett Winder, GA

John

September 7th, 2009
6:03 pm

Cedars on Lenox road has glorious Lebanese cuisine buffet-style for lunch/brunch! And a good wine selection. Also delightful for dinner, they make you feel like family!

Ron

September 7th, 2009
7:01 pm

Go to Daddy’s Country Kitchen in downtown Acworth. Walk in, grab a plate or two, heap on the southern vittles, then sit down with the best sweet tea around.

Jack

September 7th, 2009
7:20 pm

Golden Corral in Jonesboro, GA

Chris Damico

September 7th, 2009
7:28 pm

I like Clell’s followin a good ol’ racin nite at the Dixie Speedway. Somthimes i get inda fightins with my friend Peanut and then go mak sweet times wit his wife Clarabell, she liks in da pooper.

LUKE

September 7th, 2009
7:50 pm

HOPE I DON;T HAVE TO TELL YOU ANY MORE THAT SUE’S LOG CABIN IN ELLIJAY IS THE BEST PLACE TO EAT . BAR NONE JUST OPEN FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM SIX DAYS A WEEK . TRY IT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO GO ANY PLACE ELSE TO EAT .THEY ARE ON HY 76 WEST ABOUT THREE MILES . IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR TIME TO GO THERE .

MCW

September 7th, 2009
9:01 pm

I vote for Stevi B’s

Bill

September 7th, 2009
9:03 pm

The actual best buffet is not even found in Georgia but in Graham, Ala. It is called Butler’s Mill Restaurant. The finest in seafood including crab legs and oysters and then finish it off with home-made ice cream and strawberry cobbler. The drive to get there is not bad either, beautiful country side. Open Friday and Saturday and a country buffet after church on Sunday.

methatswho

September 7th, 2009
9:05 pm

I believe the subject that we are commenting on is What is the best buffet? This is not the place to tell everyone how hateful and self-centered you are. The beginning of the article mentioned times when only a good buffet will do. I like that idea. Some people have a craving for chocolate….that doesn’t mean they eat chocolate day and night. Some people are so mean spirited and take every subject and opportunity to spew out the hatred that is in their hearts. If you don’t go to buffets don’t comment. Everyone doesn’t have to adopt your superior attitude and selfish disdain for the feelings of others. Having said that, I like Journey’s End in Loganville, I’ve been there one time and have never gone to any other buffet in GA.

Lewis Cazenave

September 7th, 2009
9:28 pm

The BEST fried chicken, for that matter, the BEST fresh-cooked, cooking in middle Georgia is one of two places, Josey Restuarant on South Dooly in Montezuma and S&S Cafeteria on Riverside Drive, in Macon. They are both awesome!

C R S

September 7th, 2009
9:30 pm

Captain Billys Fish House in Stockbridge!

Lorie

September 7th, 2009
9:46 pm

Swapna Indian lunch buffet is by far the best!!!!

Jesusman

September 7th, 2009
10:09 pm

Buckner’s is good, but for everyday buffet on the southside, Baby Jane’s in McDonough is off the chain!

Al

September 7th, 2009
10:23 pm

Blue Willow Inn and the Dillard House are the best hands down. Golden Corral is nasty and should not be included in this poll

Impervious Pearl

September 7th, 2009
10:50 pm

Buckner’s in Jackson, Georgia. The food is awesome and they keep it coming!

Joe

September 7th, 2009
10:59 pm

People the question Said best in ATLANTA….DUUUH Any HU, the very best in ATlanta is the Green Manor in Fairburn Ga. A bit costly but worth every Penny. The best Mac and Cheese in the south Period. The fried chicken is off the chain the and the sweet potatoes are the stuff dreams are made of. So I will excuse the other suggestions, because you didn’t know any better. Well now you do. No lieniency next time.

Jeff D.

September 8th, 2009
12:17 am

SWAPNA is the best Indian buffet!!!

Fatty

September 8th, 2009
12:37 am

First off Sarge, are you really so bored that you want to vent on a buffet thread about overweight Americans and complain about our government? I dont like what they are doing either but this is about the great American “BUFFET” that we all love so much. So take your off subject venting elsewhere.

Second, what will it take for people to realize that the “Buffet” topic wasn’t really intended for the “Golden Corral”, Sunday buffet at “KFC” or any of the other crap franchise buffet’s that are everywhere else in the country. Let’s use some common sense here people. If those are your favorite places to indulge, then by all means, put on your your wife-beaters, and your nascar hats and go get it before the race begins.

As for the actual topic of the “Buffet, I would have to go with The Real Chow Baby @ Howell Mill and 10th st down town and Rusan’s weekday sushi buffet.

j DUBB

September 8th, 2009
1:09 am

BULLOCK HOUSE (WARM SPRINGS) tried the rest it is the best.

FBR

September 8th, 2009
7:54 am

Been most everywhere mentioned–most more than once. Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville is far and away the best I’ve found.

DoninAcworth

September 8th, 2009
7:57 am

My friend, Bill Hargrove of North Georgia, lived to be within one week of 107 years old and his favorites were West Family followed by the Dillard House. I also say the orginal LaPrades and
incidently, they have reopened cause I drove by there yesterday. I plan on visiting there soon and
will report. Oh, the “new” menu at the Golden Corral on Barrett Parkway is awsome!

Steve

September 8th, 2009
8:31 am

Chow Baby has the best deal for a healthy buffet. What, fresh vegetables? What are THOSE, Gomer? Gee, I don’t know, Bubba, but hand me one of them butter drenched biscuits and oh looky, they are deep frying and battering bacon now!

Koz

September 8th, 2009
8:34 am

Robert

September 8th, 2009
9:43 am

Calloway Gardens Inn, the Sunday Brunch couldn’t be beat for years…

you guessed it

September 8th, 2009
10:07 am

I have been to the Blue Willow several times-with different groups of people that have wanted to go. I don’t recommend it to anyone. I think its terrible…I even ‘warned’ my friends it wasn’t that good so they might be disappointed…..and they admitted afterwards it was not what they had expected and wouldn’t be returning.

Mark

September 8th, 2009
10:19 am

The Bombay Cafe is the best Indian Food in town, and the lunch Buffet is a great value. Fresh, flavorful and beautifully displayed. Located on Briarcliff just north of North Druid Hills.

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Melissa's Mom

September 8th, 2009
10:41 am

I LOVE Matthew’s Cafeteria in Tucker, but it is not a buffet. You go through the line and the ladies behind the counter fill up your plate.

I abhor the idea of a buffet! First of all, too many people have access to the food, leaving their germs all over it and second, no one needs to gorge themselves just to get their money’s worth. It’s disgusting watching obese people pile on the vittles.

Laural

September 8th, 2009
10:52 am

Some of you people need to lighten up. It is just a question about a buffet. Please do not be so judgemental of others. Can’t we just be nice for a change and make a recommendation or find one we want to try. I thought that was what this was about. Some people seem to understand that.

Homer

September 8th, 2009
10:55 am

For all you people that voted for Donny’s. You wouldn’t know good food if you fell into a bucket of it. The way they cut up fried chicken must be Asian, you cant tell if you are geting a wing or a gizzard. For you yankees there is not enough room here to explain what a chicken gizzard is.

davismac

September 8th, 2009
11:06 am

Dougs in Emerson, GA or Green Manor in Union City, GA