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  • what is your fav buffet place?
    Ponderosa
    3%
    1
    Shoney's
    No votes
    0
    Ryan's/Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet
    9%
    3
    Golden corral
    12%
    4
    Souplantation/Sweet tomatoes
    18%
    6
    Chuck-A-Rama
    3%
    1
    KFC buffet
    3%
    1
    USA Steak Buffet
    No votes
    0
    Chinese Buffet (please specify!)
    6%
    2
    Other (Please specify!)
    45%
    15
    Total votes : 33
  • Post #31 - January 19th, 2012, 1:30 pm
    Post #31 - January 19th, 2012, 1:30 pm Post #31 - January 19th, 2012, 1:30 pm
    This same poster has put this same list on Roadfood.com. I suspect it is actually a marketing organization looking (in the wrong places) for some feedback on places they represent.

    Buddy
  • Post #32 - January 19th, 2012, 1:42 pm
    Post #32 - January 19th, 2012, 1:42 pm Post #32 - January 19th, 2012, 1:42 pm
    I always get Spam e-mail from Todai Sushi and Im tempted but I think I know the outcome deep down
  • Post #33 - January 19th, 2012, 1:48 pm
    Post #33 - January 19th, 2012, 1:48 pm Post #33 - January 19th, 2012, 1:48 pm
    These are our favorite local places:

    India House in Buffalo Grove which has always had a nice variety of fresh tasting dishes and good service.

    Lone Tree Inn on Milwaukee Ave. in Niles for Polish which always has great potato pancakes, blintzes and, unil recently, great oxtail stew.

    For Thai, the lunch buffet at Siam's House also on Milwaukee Ave. in Niles where the Basil Chicken makes my nose run most of the time. We have been going to Siam's House since the late '90s and they have never changed the items on their buffet which is OK since we really like everything on it. The only drawback to Siam's House is that they are often very slow to refill the buffet.
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  • Post #34 - January 19th, 2012, 2:20 pm
    Post #34 - January 19th, 2012, 2:20 pm Post #34 - January 19th, 2012, 2:20 pm
    saluki68 wrote:India House in Buffalo Grove which has always had a nice variety of fresh tasting dishes and good service.

    In spite of my snarky first post in this thread, I must admit that I truly like the buffet at India House in BG.
    We have also been to the Schaumburg Shaw's the last two Thanksgivings and have found the food and service to be terrific and well worth the $ 45 per person charge. To those interested, its basically their Sunday brunch on steroids--- all of the usual dishes plus turkey ( + trimmings ) and beef tenderloin.
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  • Post #35 - January 19th, 2012, 3:40 pm
    Post #35 - January 19th, 2012, 3:40 pm Post #35 - January 19th, 2012, 3:40 pm
    I second Red Apple. I've only been to the one in Niles. Out of town: Amishland in Tuscola, IL. I miss Ponderosa. They had the best ham cubes.

    Golden Corral sucks.
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  • Post #36 - January 19th, 2012, 3:50 pm
    Post #36 - January 19th, 2012, 3:50 pm Post #36 - January 19th, 2012, 3:50 pm
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:This same poster has put this same list on Roadfood.com. I suspect it is actually a marketing organization looking (in the wrong places) for some feedback on places they represent.

    Buddy

    Buddy,

    Thanks, for the heads up. As much as it may be true -- and we don't necessarily doubt that it is -- the responses have been thoughtful and contain information that will probably be of use to many LTHers, so we're going to leave it alone. There's no direct marketing or spamming taking place on the thread or in the original post. Should that change, we'll make an adjustment.

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  • Post #37 - January 19th, 2012, 4:25 pm
    Post #37 - January 19th, 2012, 4:25 pm Post #37 - January 19th, 2012, 4:25 pm
    With a 6 year old - unfortunately its Golden Corral.
  • Post #38 - January 19th, 2012, 7:19 pm
    Post #38 - January 19th, 2012, 7:19 pm Post #38 - January 19th, 2012, 7:19 pm
    Without any specific comments about the poll options, I've enjoyed meals at Czerwone Jabluszko/Red Apple on Milwaukee and Senoya on Golf near Milwaukee in Niles.
  • Post #39 - January 19th, 2012, 8:13 pm
    Post #39 - January 19th, 2012, 8:13 pm Post #39 - January 19th, 2012, 8:13 pm
    I do not like buffets. I would rather order off a menu. That said, I had the brunch buffet at the clubhouse in Oakbrook that was good. I occasionally frequent the chinese and indian buffets for a quick lunch as well as the buffet at whole foods. I would like to try red apple and jolly in at some point.
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  • Post #40 - January 19th, 2012, 10:22 pm
    Post #40 - January 19th, 2012, 10:22 pm Post #40 - January 19th, 2012, 10:22 pm
    For me the exception is Indian.
    The fact that most of it only improves from sitting on a steam table all day is probably why, but the variety of spicy things at one time is hard to resist.
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  • Post #41 - January 19th, 2012, 11:20 pm
    Post #41 - January 19th, 2012, 11:20 pm Post #41 - January 19th, 2012, 11:20 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:I second Red Apple. I've only been to the one in Niles. Out of town: Amishland in Tuscola, IL. I miss Ponderosa. They had the best ham cubes.

    Golden Corral sucks.

    ... and I'll raise you one. :)
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  • Post #42 - January 19th, 2012, 11:39 pm
    Post #42 - January 19th, 2012, 11:39 pm Post #42 - January 19th, 2012, 11:39 pm
    thick wrote: Recently, I was a guest at a new place in Forest Park called the Hibachi Sushi and Buffet at about 7600 Roosevelt. I was pleasantly surprised. There were a dozen food islands offering everything from the standards to sushi, stir fry and hibachi grilled items. The food was fresh and constantly being replenished. There were people constantly cleaning the serving areas and the tables. Best part: Kids don't eat for free. Any other (of the few) Chinese buffets that I have tried pale in comparison.

    I had a similar experience to yours at a location in Matteson,Il. This is some sort of franchise or chain but I can't find a national website. The food on the buffet tables was unremarkable at best but I was quite pleased with the stir fry & hibachi.

    Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet
    112 Town Center Road, Matteson, IL 60443
    708-679-8905
  • Post #43 - January 19th, 2012, 11:48 pm
    Post #43 - January 19th, 2012, 11:48 pm Post #43 - January 19th, 2012, 11:48 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:Golden Corral sucks.

    ... and I'll raise you one. :)

    I'll see that and go all in with CiCi's Pizza Buffet.
    http://www.cicispizza.com/
  • Post #44 - January 19th, 2012, 11:56 pm
    Post #44 - January 19th, 2012, 11:56 pm Post #44 - January 19th, 2012, 11:56 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:I second Red Apple. I've only been to the one in Niles.

    Red Apple has two locations, both on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Neither one is in Niles. You probably mean the one just north of Devon in Norwood Park, which is closer to Niles than the one just south of Belmont near Logan Square.
  • Post #45 - January 20th, 2012, 12:15 am
    Post #45 - January 20th, 2012, 12:15 am Post #45 - January 20th, 2012, 12:15 am
    HMMM Favorite Buffets??? Reza Persian restaurant Andersonville (I think only Early Sundays) , Gandhi India West Rogers Park , Standard India Restaurant Boys Town, Fogo de Chao downtown. As for Old Country B or Golden Corral those places are cool too but its kinda like I wouldn't say Mcdonalds is my favorite "restaurant" even tho I really like eating there. Oh and since a few places you guys mentioned weren't in Chicago I m going to mention Shephards Clearwater FL , I go straight for the crab legs I think thats what everyone goes for. You see people stack their plate 3ft high with crab legs even tho you can go unlimited times
  • Post #46 - January 20th, 2012, 7:04 am
    Post #46 - January 20th, 2012, 7:04 am Post #46 - January 20th, 2012, 7:04 am
    nsxtasy wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:I second Red Apple. I've only been to the one in Niles.

    Red Apple has two locations, both on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Neither one is in Niles. You probably mean the one just north of Devon in Norwood Park, which is closer to Niles than the one just south of Belmont near Logan Square.


    Well okay, it's one block south of the southernmost Niles border. But I love it so much that I claim it as ours. :mrgreen:
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  • Post #47 - January 20th, 2012, 7:08 am
    Post #47 - January 20th, 2012, 7:08 am Post #47 - January 20th, 2012, 7:08 am
    VictorPaulDiaz wrote:HMMM Favorite Buffets??? Reza Persian restaurant Andersonville (I think only Early Sundays) ...


    I just assumed the OP meant places that were strictly or almost strictly buffet. If we can add places that have buffets just at brunch, I may have to add Seasons in Long Grove and Millrose Inn in Barrington, although it's been a long time since I went to that one.
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  • Post #48 - January 20th, 2012, 9:39 am
    Post #48 - January 20th, 2012, 9:39 am Post #48 - January 20th, 2012, 9:39 am
    The only buffet I've been to in the last several years has been brunch at the Ritz-Carlton this New Year's Day. We enjoyed it. I can't say that it's "worth" the money in terms of the amount of food one can possibly eat, but the food was all good, much of it was interesting, and we felt the whole, nice, leisurely experience was worth the money. And hey, the price includes one free drink! :)
  • Post #49 - January 20th, 2012, 10:26 am
    Post #49 - January 20th, 2012, 10:26 am Post #49 - January 20th, 2012, 10:26 am
    I went to the website for the Millrose, looks tasty gonna have to check them out for sure! Couldn't find a menu for Seasons tho. PIE LADY , I couldn't find a menu on Seasons web page, Do they have Crab legs on the buffet ?????????? I think I might be Preggs I have a craving for crab legs :shock:

    ??? NOT TO GO OFF TOPIC BUT WHO KNOWS OF ANY BUFFETS WITH CRAB LEGS ????
  • Post #50 - January 20th, 2012, 10:51 am
    Post #50 - January 20th, 2012, 10:51 am Post #50 - January 20th, 2012, 10:51 am
    Not really sure it qualifies, and it's now closed, but I really liked Mongolian Stir Fry in Schaumburg.
  • Post #51 - January 20th, 2012, 10:55 am
    Post #51 - January 20th, 2012, 10:55 am Post #51 - January 20th, 2012, 10:55 am
    Does Fogo de Chao (or other churrascaria) count as a buffet?
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  • Post #52 - January 20th, 2012, 10:59 am
    Post #52 - January 20th, 2012, 10:59 am Post #52 - January 20th, 2012, 10:59 am
    VictorPaulDiaz wrote:??? NOT TO GO OFF TOPIC BUT WHO KNOWS OF ANY BUFFETS WITH CRAB LEGS ????

    Sunday brunch at Shaw's Crab House, both locations (Chicago and Schaumburg), as I already mentioned in the first page of this topic. They have 'em hot or cold, cut into bite sizes, and we're talking the big Alaskan king crab legs, not those skimpy snow crab legs.
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  • Post #53 - January 20th, 2012, 11:05 am
    Post #53 - January 20th, 2012, 11:05 am Post #53 - January 20th, 2012, 11:05 am
    @Nsxtasy Are you serious! all the other places have the thin ones . THANX!!
  • Post #54 - January 20th, 2012, 11:12 am
    Post #54 - January 20th, 2012, 11:12 am Post #54 - January 20th, 2012, 11:12 am
    Yes, I'm serious. That's what they had when I was there this past winter. I don't know if they've made any changes, since the price of king crab legs has more than doubled since then. I'm going there (Shaw's Schaumburg) again this Sunday, so I can let you know afterwards if they still have them, or if they've made any changes.
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  • Post #55 - January 20th, 2012, 11:13 am
    Post #55 - January 20th, 2012, 11:13 am Post #55 - January 20th, 2012, 11:13 am
    Fujisan wrote:Does Fogo de Chao (or other churrascaria) count as a buffet?

    If the Non-stop meat action doesn't count, the salad bar has to count as a buffet ! I haven't been there in years but the last time I was there it was massive. It had seasoned asparagus the size of baseball bats , Huge Shitake mushrooms in some kind of brine, Prosciutto , everything. I swear , just going there for the salad bar was pretty awesome !
  • Post #56 - January 20th, 2012, 11:16 am
    Post #56 - January 20th, 2012, 11:16 am Post #56 - January 20th, 2012, 11:16 am
    Fujisan wrote:Does Fogo de Chao (or other churrascaria) count as a buffet?

    I suspect the main attraction of a buffet is the "all you can eat" aspect, rather than the "serve yourself" aspect. Churrascaria offers "all you can eat", so if that's what you're looking for, it counts. Same thing for Chinese restaurants offering unlimited dim sum at a fixed price.
  • Post #57 - January 20th, 2012, 11:18 am
    Post #57 - January 20th, 2012, 11:18 am Post #57 - January 20th, 2012, 11:18 am
    VictorPaulDiaz wrote: ??? NOT TO GO OFF TOPIC BUT WHO KNOWS OF ANY BUFFETS WITH CRAB LEGS ????


    Not a buffet but Glenn's Diner on Montrose has all-you-can-eat Alaskan King Crab legs on Tuesday--it's "market" price so probably worth a call first since Glenn's can be a bit pricy, although the food I've had has always been very good and fresh.
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  • Post #58 - January 20th, 2012, 11:38 am
    Post #58 - January 20th, 2012, 11:38 am Post #58 - January 20th, 2012, 11:38 am
    VictorPaulDiaz wrote:I went to the website for the Millrose, looks tasty gonna have to check them out for sure! Couldn't find a menu for Seasons tho. PIE LADY , I couldn't find a menu on Seasons web page, Do they have Crab legs on the buffet ?????????? I think I might be Preggs I have a craving for crab legs :shock:

    ??? NOT TO GO OFF TOPIC BUT WHO KNOWS OF ANY BUFFETS WITH CRAB LEGS ????


    If you've got a hankerin' for crab legs, Glenn's Diner has all-you-can-eat king crab legs every Tuesday night.
  • Post #59 - January 20th, 2012, 11:44 am
    Post #59 - January 20th, 2012, 11:44 am Post #59 - January 20th, 2012, 11:44 am
    nsxtasy wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:I second Red Apple. I've only been to the one in Niles.

    Red Apple has two locations, both on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Neither one is in Niles. You probably mean the one just north of Devon in Norwood Park, which is closer to Niles than the one just south of Belmont near Logan Square.


    The one north of Devon is the better location overall, imo. Cleaner, more comfortable, and the food seems tastier somehow. Also, the dessert selection is better, with cakes and cookies you'd actually want to eat instead of dry, over-sweet slabs of raisiny crap and bowls of Jello smothered with pudding and grapes.
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  • Post #60 - January 20th, 2012, 11:49 am
    Post #60 - January 20th, 2012, 11:49 am Post #60 - January 20th, 2012, 11:49 am
    nsxtasy wrote:
    Fujisan wrote:Does Fogo de Chao (or other churrascaria) count as a buffet?

    I suspect the main attraction of a buffet is the "all you can eat" aspect, rather than the "serve yourself" aspect. Churrascaria offers "all you can eat", so if that's what you're looking for, it counts. Same thing for Chinese restaurants offering unlimited dim sum at a fixed price.

    Well, there's also a very good salad bar there, which is definitely a buffet. The vegetarians in my office consider it a destination...seriously.

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