Step out of the ordinary menu items and into a little variety with these Charlotte buffets. Whether you’re craving chicken and broccoli or Southern fried chicken, these options pile your plate high and keep you satisfied.
3302 Queen City Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Lunch Buffet: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you are looking for great value, Ichiban is the place. This all-you-can-eat lunch special will have you bringing back your plate for multiple helpings. Have your own idea for a dish? Stroll over to the hibachi station to create your own stir fry to order. Then, visit the sushi bar for a California roll and the generous buffet featuring all of your Chinese favorites. Ichiban’s selection makes it easy to find something for the whole family. With prices like this and its convenient location, customers are sure to come back for seconds.
Nana’s Soul Food
2908 Oak Lake Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28208
Price: Small plate for $9.74, large plate for $11.99, 16 oz. side dishes for $10.83
Buffet: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nana’s isn’t your traditional buffet, but is sure worth a try. If you want to break away from the typical Chinese buffet to get some home-cooked southern favorites, this is the place for you. Nana’s lets you choose from a small plate or a large plate with your choice of meats, sides, cornbread and a drink. You can order from 10 different meats or fish and 11 different sides to create the perfect Southern comfort combination. Pile that plate as high as you’d like with classics like fried chicken, smothered pork chops, macaroni and cheese and yams. Still have room for dessert? Check out the bread pudding or red velvet cake.
10215 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Price: $25 per person
Buffet: Lunch Daily – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner Sun to Thurs – 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Dinner Fri and Sat – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Looking to step it up a notch? Tin Tin offers an upscale take on Asian specialties that sets it apart from other buffets in the area. This local favorite serves crab legs, squid and oysters on the line to keep the crowds coming back for more. The sushi bar also keeps it fresh with a wide range of rolls. You may dig a little deeper into your pocket for this $25 meal, but it’s worth the extra penny. So next time you’re thinking of a little buffet splurge, Tin Tin marks the spot.
The Great Wall of China South
6666 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Sunday Buffet: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This family-owned establishment must be doing something right, as it’s been in business for more than 20 years. The Sunday Brunch Buffet dishes out authentic Chinese traditions for under $10 a person. The Great Wall also offers catering and full-service menu options, including kids’ meals and vegetarian dishes. If you’re not feeling the traditional buffet style, visit this spot for lunch or dinner to indulge in classic dishes at reasonable prices. Specialties include shrimp with lobster sauce, dynasty duck and eggplant in garlic sauce.
127 N Tryon St Suite 259
Charlotte, NC 28202
Buffet: Mon to Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Craving pizza today? This restaurant brings out the dough for its lunch buffet. With its convenient Uptown location, it’s a “must-try” on your lunch break. Pizza Up serves an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with pizza classics, including New York style. If the pizza does not fill you up, grab some pasta and salad to fill the void. All lunch specials come with pizza, pasta, salad and a drink at a great price.
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