Buffets: The place to go when you’re hungry and just want to try a little bit of everything. In Utah, diners will find a range of delicious buffets serving up everything from authentic Indian dishes to Italian favorites. Whatever your stomach is rumbling for, you’ll find it at the 7 best buffets in Utah.
When you think of buffets, Indian food may not be the first thing you imagine. With locations in Midvale, Park City, and American Fork, its apparent that Ganesh Indian Cuisine has been attracting a hefty crowd of hungry Utahans for quite some time. The restaurant’s most popular special? The lunchtime buffet. This is great all-you-can-eat Indian food (lamb curry, chicken tikka masala, naan, etc.) at a reasonable price that will keep you coming back for more.
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The family-owned Great China Restaurant is just as affordable as its fast-food competitors. The unlimited lunch buffet is just $7.50, drink included. Whether you’re looking to get some delicious veggies or a full plate of egg rolls and noodles, this is the place to go.
Pizza Pie Café’s tagline is “Real American Pizza.” At Pizza Pie, it feels like the world is at your fingertips—a world of cheesy, garlic-y, pepperoni-laced goodness, and tantalizing dessert pizzas. But if you don’t want pizza, no problem: you can have pasta or salad (or all three!). With 10 locations in Utah, Pizza Pie Café is easy to access and a fun spot for family dinner. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying a slice of the dessert pizza of the month!
Sushi Ya isn’t a buffet in the typical sense, but an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant that functions more or less as a buffet in spirit. One entry to the restaurant will give you as much sushi as your stomach desires. Any rolls that you order and don’t eat will go on your bill, but after you taste this sushi, you won’t want to let any of it go to waste.
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Tucano’s is a household favorite in Utah, especially amongst those with a passion for good meat and/or the restaurant’s delicious, grilled pineapple. At Tucano’s, you have unlimited access to an enormous salad and side-dish bar, in addition to unlimited access to their meats, which servers regularly bring by your table. The secret of Tucano’s is its practice of the Brazilian tradition of grilling, known as “churrasco”—a fusion of South American and European gastronomical culture. Odds are, your conception of good meat, beans, and even salad will change after you indulge yourself at this satisfying restaurant.
In some ways, King Buffet really feels like the king of all Utah buffets, especially given its incredible variety of buffet items. Every day, the restaurant offers over 300 items on its buffet bar, including an impressive selection of traditional Chinese dishes. King Buffet also has pizza and other traditional American foods in its buffet.
The Skyroom Restaurant is an on-campus, weekday lunch buffet at Brigham Young University. Sound weird? It’s not. This place isn’t exactly a college hang-out—it’s a professional restaurant that caters to visitors, professors, university administration, and students as well. The Skyroom’s unlimited lunch buffet is $15.99, and if you eat here, odds are you won’t be needing dinner.