10 Best Buffets in New York

Instead of restricting yourself to a single dish, treat yourself to a little bit of everything! From hearty country buffets to flavorful Latin spreads, these New York options will satisfy each and every palate. Here are our favorite buffets in the state! 

Tuscan Oven Pizza & Cafe, Menands, NY

Tuscan Oven has an open buffet at brunch and lunch time where you can enjoy a wide spread of their homemade Mediterranean food. They have a wide spread of salad options, include potato salad, corn salad, and tuna salad. Appetizers and sides range from garlic knots to chicken fries to mozzarella sticks, which you can grab to complement a slice of one of their delicious gourmet pizzas (we’re talking Margherita pizza, Eggplant Bella pizza, Bruschetta pizza, and more). 

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Dragon Buffet, Albany, NY

Dragon Buffet has a lunch buffet and dinner buffet Monday through Friday, offering a wide array of foods for their customers. From fried dumplings to shrimp eggrolls, you can start your meal off small before building onto larger dishes. There’s chicken lo mein, pork fried rice, beef with broccoli, and much more! Their lunch buffet is around $6.25 per person, and their dinner buffet is $9.99—not too shabby for a whole lotta food!

The Theater Buffet, New York, NY

This dinner buffet in New York City is $35 per person and has a menu that changes every day. While you never know when you’ll be able to have the same dish twice, the Theater Buffet always serves a soup of the day and a variety of fish, meat, pasta, rice, and salad. Chef specials are made daily, and there’s even dessert to finish off your meal with!

Old Country Buffet, Buffalo and Elmira, NY

Old Country Buffet prides itself on having something for everyone. Their buffets feature some of the classic favorites, like freshly made mac n’ cheese, hand-breaded fried chicken, and fried fish. You can get mashed potatoes, vegetables, french fries, and corn bread dressing on the side. They have a spread of fresh ingredients to make a delicious salad with, if you’re in need or want of a healthier option. Best of all, you can have dessert at any point in your meal and can even make your own sundae! 

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Turkish Kitchen, New York, NY

Sunday brunch hours for the Turkish Kitchen are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s all-you-can-eat at $24.95 per person, featuring an assorted pastry tray that includes bagels, danishes, croissants, french toast, spinach pie, and cheese pie that are served with sweet butter and jams.  There’s an omelet station that’s made-to-order using fresh farm eggs; an assortment of cold salad, fresh vegetables, and dips; a variety of desserts; and the main entrée buffet.

Sahota Palace, Liverpool, NY

Sahota Palace has a lunch buffet every day of the week and a dinner buffet on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They serve authentic Indian food—with wine and beer available for of-age guests—starting with appetizers like meat samosa, chicken pakora, and batata wada (which are battered, deep-fried, spicy potatoes with peas). Their main dishes include biryani with chicken, shrimp, lamb, or vegetables; chicken or shrimp tandoori; sheekh kabob; chicken or lamb curry; and fish tikka masala.

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Mongolian Buffet, Buffalo, NY

Start your meal at the Mongolian Buffet with starters like crab rangoon, fried scallops, and fried sweet biscuits. They have a variety of main dishes for you to pick and choose from, including fried rice, chow mein, vegetables, lo mein, egg foo young, mei fun, pork, chicken, beef, seafood, and chef’s specials. If you’re in the mood for some soup, they’ve got that too, along with a special diet menu if you’re trying to watch what you eat.

Ling Ling Chinese Buffet, Geneva, NY

The lunch and dinner buffets at Ling Ling vary in price depending on whether you go during the week or on the weekend. Their dishes include appetizers like spring rolls, shrimp egg rolls, fried biscuits, crispy fried wontons, and barbecue chicken sticks. You can get a roast pork wonton soup or a wonton and egg drop mixed soup to complement one our main dishes. Ling Ling serves pork, seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetable dishes, and four different kinds of fried rice are available for your enjoyment!

Salsa Latina, Albany, NY

Salsa Latina has all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets on Monday, starting at 11 a.m. Their buffets consist of some of the cuisine you can regularly order, with appetizers like sweet plantains, taquitos, and tostones. They have bean dip, queso dip, spinach dip, and guacamole dip, too, that you can put on your food. Salsa Latina serves seven different types of quesadillas, from chicken to beef to mushroom, that come with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Umberto’s of Mamma Marisa, Poughkeepsie, NY

Umberto’s of Mamma Marisa has a Sunday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at only $14.95 per person. Their buffet is a mix of breakfast and lunch foods. You can get something as simple as a bagel or an omelet from the omelet station. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more lunchy than a stack of pancakes, you can get some penne vodka, roasted potatoes, and a little bit of fruit salad. Since it’s a buffet, though, that means you can mix and match your favorites from both meals without having to miss out on what you love!

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