Written by Abstract Samm
Fill up your plates at any of these all-you-can-eat style restaurants in and around Savannah. From buffets with your best friends to family style service with total strangers, this is the place to be when you want to get second helpings.
Starting off the list is Old time Country Buffet on Stephenson Ave. Dependable as always, Old Time Country Buffet has all of your favorite soul food favorites. From the fried chicken and mashed potatoes to the full dessert bar, a little bit of every comfort food you can imagine is waiting for you on their line. Fill up for a flat rate at Old Time Country Buffet from at least 10:30 am – 8 pm every day. On the weekends they remain open a little later, so plan for lunch or dinner with these folks any time and don’t be surprised if you run into this name in other parts of Georgia. They have so many locations in the area and no matter where you might run into an Old Time Country Buffet, you can be sure that the meal will be tasty and filling.
Not too far from Old Time, the Sakura Buffet on Eisenhower Dr sits comfortably next to the Goodwill and is within 5 minutes of an array of shopping options. From one of our two malls to Shoe Carnival and even Five Below, Sakura Buffet is a convenient stop among plenty of reasons to shop. All you can eat sushi, crab legs, and other Chinese/American dishes are constantly refilled at Sakura Buffet. Even vegetarian diets are able to fill up at this popular restaurant. Take the pressure off of planning lunch or dinner by visiting Sakura Buffet from 11 am until at least 9:30 pm and maybe even get some retail therapy in while you’re at it.
When you’re the type of person who loves adventures, taking a ride off the beaten path is never out of the question when searching for a good meal. The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet is worth taking a ride down Bob Harmon Road. Consistently cheap and filling, this small spot keeps the bill small and the plates large with made from scratch dishes. Don’t expect too many frills with this small gem, they like to keep things plain and simple like mashed potatoes and gravy at The Frog and The Peach Southern Buffet. If you’re extra hungry for some straight up southern cooking during the week, come by Monday through Friday from 11 am – 2 pm or 5 pm – 8 pm.
Weekends only for the breakfast buffet at either of two Sunrise Restaurant locations here in Savannah. From Southern Oaks Court to Johnny Mercer Blvd, both locations offer from scratch made biscuits that can put major chain breakfast places to shame. Bacon, eggs, gravy and hashbrowns are only the beginning of the Sunrise Restaurant breakfast buffet. Both locations are open daily from 6 am – 2 pm but the breakfast buffet is only available on weekends and the occasional holiday. Even if you’re only able to come in for an off the menu meal, Sunrise is notorious for keeping their food fairly priced and portions large. Try out the Savannah BLT for a tasty take on the classic sandwich.
This two story restaurant and bar sits right on the east end of River Street, providing a great riverside view along with plenty of handcrafted burgers. Order up a milkshake with anything on their menu and get ready to relax and unwind in what was once a trade warehouse back in the 1800s. Here in Savannah’s Historic District, one of our favorite ways to celebrate a historic building is by finding creative ways to use it. Lizzy’s Burger Bar & Grill has become a part of Savannah’s living history. From 11 am until at least 10 pm every night, Lizzy’s Burger Bar & Grill is waiting for you just a short walk down River Street.
Not a buffet, but still all you can eat, The Lady & Sons is another one of Paula Deen’s restaurants here in Savannah. You might recognize the name from any number of cooking shows and magazines from any time in the last thirty years. Though they followed the trend of removing their buffet service, this “family style” dining situation keeps the food you like most coming until your family can’t eat another bite. Once they get you good and full, The Lady & Sons staff will push the envelope and bring out some dessert. As long as you can keep putting it away, they will keep bringing it out. Sit down to soul food the way only Paula Deen could prepare it at The Lady & Sons on Congress St from 11 am until at least 9 pm every day. Regardless of how great the food is (and trust us, it is) you will leave with bragging rights to take back home. Dining at any of Paula Deen’s legendary locations is something you will want to tell people about.
Understood to be one of the best buffets that Savannah has to offer, El Potro Mexican Restaurant on Abercorn has a reputation for serving up the flavor. Whether you’re ordering off the menu or taking advantage of the buffet, servings are always large and they don’t mind altering your plate. If green sauce sounds better or maybe you don’t want a specific vegetable, they are happy to accomodate. From 11 am – 10 pm, get lost in a sea of all your favorites from Mexico and find out why nobody seems to have a bad word for El Potro Mexican restaurant. They have you covered from the moment you walk inside and are sure to have you tasting a little of everything as nothing on the buffet ever looks bad.
Sometimes, a breakfast buffet is the best way to keep everyone in your group happy when fueling up for a day of exploring the historic district. Quinn’s Breakfast & Lunch on Drayton St is a small spot that might be easily overlooked if you don’t know what to keep an eye out for. Look for the red awning sometime and see what’s on the bar. We’ve heard that their biscuits and gravy is unmatched, something that is not usually heard of in the same thought sequence as buffets. You can be certain that the staff here is keeping the buffet options fresh and restocked constantly. Open early, you can gather everyone up and meet at Quinn’s Breakfast & Lunch anytime from 6:30 am – 2 pm.
Featuring a well stocked buffet that changes every day, La Comarca is the place to be for authentic cuisine from Mexico, especially when you want to enjoy a lot of it. There is no menu to speak of at La Comarca so what you see laid out is what you’re going to get. People drive from hours away to sit down at this small space on Ogeechee Rd and you won’t question why after lunch or dinner with La Comarca. From 10 am – 9 pm during the week and 10 pm on the weekends, you can find out why La Comarca is one of Savannah’s best secrets. With the way people keep returning to La Comarca, they are bound to need a larger space in the future. For now, just hope they aren’t too packed when you arrive. Don’t fret if you see a lot of cars, their service is quick and effective meaning a packed house is still a happy one.
Here in Georgia, we are full of southern charm throughout the entire state and Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room encompasses exactly what mealtime is all about around here. Sit down at a giant table with new friends you haven’t met yet and before you know it, asking someone to pass the mac n cheese might turn into a day spent with friendly strangers. You never know who you will be seated with or what is being served at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room so the experience is never the same twice. Every morning Tuesday through Friday, a line forms on Jones St waiting for the doors to open at 11 am. This lunch runs until 2 pm and is first come, first served. Take on a meal that tastes good, served family style, and makes sure you scratch that social itch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.
Local lore and legend centered around The Pirate’s House is a pretty common topic of conversation in the Savannah area, even for locals who have heard or told the tale hundreds of times. Along with being located conveniently close to River Street, The Pirate’s House on Broad St offers a southern style lunch buffet that folks can’t stop talking about. When you think about the mysterious tunnels located under the establishment and all the stories surrounding them, knowing that a buffet is worth conversation makes you wonder what all the hype is about. Every day from 11 am – 3 pm, The Pirate’s House is waiting for you with fried chicken, collard greens, and plenty of staple dishes related to southern style dining. Check out the holiday themed buffet if you are in the area around Christmas time, they provide a classic spread that might even put the lunch setup to shame.
Not quite in Savannah but close enough to make the trip, Himalayan Curry Kitchen is a buffet located about 20 minutes away from the Historic District. When the craving for some well made Indian food hits, the drive to this restaurant on Ford Ave is worth the time and gas spent. Tuesday through Sunday, you can try their lunch buffet from 11:30 am – 2:45 pm. Butter chicken is just one star recipe they serve up with this spicy spread of Indian cuisine. Whether you’ve done this before and know what to look for, or want to test the waters with something new, Himalayan Curry Kitchen in the Ford Plaza is ready for you to eat all you can at their lunch buffet. The restaurants in Richmond Hill might not get the same coverage that Savannah does, but the area is full of hidden gems like the Himalayan Curry Kitchen.
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