Great American Steak and Buffet Serves Big to Hungry Crowd
The local buffet serves tons of choices and is a popular local favorite
I’ve driven past Great American Steak and Buffet Company on Route One countless times and never stopped in, but, boy, was I missing out. The all-you-can-eat restaurant features three hot food bars, a salad bar and a dessert section, all for around $10 a person.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect walking in, but the parking lot was full and there was a line was out the door. Small groups made it in under 10 minutes, but I saw the same large groups still waiting as I left.
The interior is large and full of tightly packed tables, most seating up to four people. Every table was packed and food attendants were constantly bringing out fresh tray from the kitchen.
Within second of seating, I was greeted and sent off to the buffet with a promise of my drink by the time I got back. The selection of food was all-American classics like pot roast, mac and cheese, french fries and fried shrimp.
I was able to load my plate two times before giving in, and, for such a low price, I’m happy to say everything tasted pretty good. Bonus points to the tender pot roast and large salad bar, but the amount of grease left on the fried items was extreme.
The desert section variety ranged from baked goods to pies and pudding to frozen yogurt. Humorous yet wasteful, a large whipped tower of butter was in the very center of the display, and I saw several people mistake it for whipped cream, taste it and trash their smothered dessert.
Though busy, my server checked in several times and kept my iced tea full. All around me people were laughing and enjoying the food, if the loaded plates were any indication.
If I’m ever in the mood to binge on all the best of the worst for you, I know where I’m going, but the salad bar isn’t enough of a draw for a healthy eater. Great American serves both a lunch and dinner buffet, but try and steer away from the extremely crowded Sunday Brunch.