Sometimes there are just too many decisions in life. Sometimes you want to sit back and be. When the mood strikes, nothing hits the spot quite like a buffet or an all you can eat menu; there’s no menu choice to make, no risk in ordering the wrong dish.
If you’re looking for the best buffet or all you can eat experience in SLC – here are some of the choices on offer. Let us know if we’ve missed anyone!
Traditional / American
We’d be remiss not to start this list with this Utah original. With more than 50 years under their belts and multiple locations around the valley, this buffet is a popular spot with Salt Lakers of multiple generations. Every day of the week sees a different specials theme; keep an eye on the Sunday Family Dinner specials including funeral potatoes!
The restaurant offers as many as 200 different items across different services and three locations: South Salt Lake, Taylorsville and Orem. The restaurant offers everything from seafood, sushi, a Mongolian grill station and much more, even pizza and wings. King Buffetis unique in that it even offers items from the buffet TO GO! You pay a simple price per pound and can take away as much as you like.
- King Buffet (various)
- Charlie Chow’s (SLC, Mongolian grill)
- Kung Fu Hotpot (SLC, hot pot)
- Paradise Buffet / Chinese Gourmet (Murray)
- Golden China (Taylorsville)
- Chow time Buffet & Grill (West Valley City)
Pictured top of page is a snap from Mr Shabu in downtown Salt Lake City – our favorite shabu shabu spot in Salt Lake City. This Japanese hot pot dish is cooked table side in your own personal pot of bubbling broth. Unlimited meats and veggies are then served for you to cook as you please.
Indian & Nepali
Many Indian restaurants offer an AYCE buffet setup as standard during their lunch hours. Our pick is the unique Saffron Valley trio of businesses with locations in the Avenues, Sugar House and South Jordan. Each restaurant focuses on slightly different regional dishes of Indian – and each offers a lunch time buffet well worth your case.
The seasonal seafood buffet at Deer Valley is one the hands down best buffets in the state in its own right. The ritzy affair costs $75 but provides an array of fresh seafood including a poke bar, chilled shellfish, hot seafood appetizers and entrées, carvery specials, vegetable specialties and prime rib along with a baker’s dozen of house-made desserts.
Our pick in this section is one most folks don’t know about. In fact the sushi AYCE deal at upscale Sapa on State Street is quite time limited – available Monday-Thursday 5-6.30 p.m. You’ll need to plan your visit accordingly but you’ll be rewarded with one of the best places in the state for sushi.
Mi Ranchito on State Street offers a lunch buffet Monday – Thursday 11am – 3 pm. On Friday nights the restaurant offers a 100% vegan friendly dinner buffet 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sees Mi Ranchito offer a full authentic Mexican buffet all day long.
Both locations of El Paisa provide an all you can eat taco bar. West Valley & Ogden provide the bar for lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Ogden location also offers the taco bar for dinner Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (11 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.) this Murray Utah restaurant offers an all you can eat taco buffet for $9.99.
EJO Korean BBQ is one of our favorite all you can eat experiences in town. Why? Well, all you an eat meat that you grill yourself table side – is one huge reason why! At this Korean AYCE affair you simply order up plate after plate and cook as you like. There’s also a hot and cold buffet station with all the fixings and side dishes you need, everything from fried rice and japchae noodles through kimchi.
Umami Japanese BBQ offers another unique experience, and indeed, to our knowledge it’s the only all you can eat Japanese restaurant in Utah full stop. Prices start at $16.99 at this Vineyard Utah restaurant where table side BBQ meats inlclude everything from brisket to Hokkaido style lamb to New York strip steak to Gyutan cow tongue!
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