Sometimes being unrestricted is much needed. The buffets in Chicago aim to lift limitations and let you choose your own boundaries. Buffets do not always have to be traditional style, as you will see, some of the buffets in Chicago are quite exquisite with their offerings. From fresh cut meat at your table, to all vegan dishes– Chicago gives you options.
Buffets In Chicago – All You Can Eat:
Red Apple Buffet – Polish $$
Red Apple Buffet serves up traditional Polish cuisine in the best fashion imaginable– unlimited. You can trick yourself by starting with a salad loaded with vegetables, but I know that the second, third, and maybe even fourth plate will be loaded with potato pancakes, pierogis, and blintzes. Their large selection of handmade desserts will allow you to leave completely satisfied and slightly immobilized.
3121 N Millwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
6474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
Market Creations – Healthy / Breakfast & Lunch $
Market Creations focuses is offering a modern dining escape from your busy work day. They have multiple locations that serve a variety of Asian, American, sushi, salad, and deli creations. They are very health and earth oriented– think biodegradable containers. Their food is MSG free and transfat free oil is used. They provide organic offerings, fat-free dressings, and tons of fish and other low cholesterol choices. For a healthy breakfast or lunch escape, Market Creations does not fail.
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
130 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Aurelio’s Pizza – Pizza $
Aurelio’s satisfies that mid-week pizza fixation with their lunch buffet. This traditional style pizza buffet offers all of the necessities– a handful of pizzas, pasta, salad, and of course dessert (that includes a drink too). Their is something about their pizza that makes it nearly impossible to stop eating until you physically cannot anymore. From my experiences, that is the reason to visit a pizza buffet though– satisfaction overload.
They have a multitude of location to choose from:
Aurellio’s Pizza Locations
Pearl’s Place – Southern Cuisine $
Pearl’s Place introduces southern comfort food to make it one of the coziest tasting buffets in Chicago. They take home-style cooking and combine it with the service of fine-dining for an all-round experience. They have special menus for each buffet course– breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each buffet is true to southern roots and exceeds expectations. Many of the buffet items are made to order, which assures the highest quality. Pearl’s Place is no doubt one of the best buffets in Chicago, and restaurants in general.
3901 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60653
Cumin – Indian / Nepalese $$
Cumin delivers traditional Indian and Nepalese cuisine to the Wicker Park area in a superb fashion. Their simple, yet modern venue invites you in– while their service keeps you coming back. Nepalese is prepared in a fashion using no dairy products, which is a huge plus for some people. All of their dishes are rich in flavor, and bold on the tastebuds. Along with their meat entrees during the lunch buffet, they offer around four-vegetarian options as well.
1414 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
House of Sushi & Noodles – Japanese / Sushi $$
House of Sushi is a sushi lover’s blessing. Their all you can eat sushi buffet can be had for under $20! They offer both lunch and dinner service for a quick break from work, or after work socializing and saki. When it comes to sushi buffets in Chicago, House of Sushi & Noodles is unmatched when it comes to price and quality.
1610 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
The Grille on Laurel – American $$
The Grille on Laurel sets a standard for buffets– reasonably priced, with elevated quality. This upscale venue provides a warm, comfortable atmosphere that is divided into a dining room and lounge. The buffet consists of a multitude of options. An omelette station (which is freshly cooked for you), a carving station with ham, turkey, and roast beef assures perfect cuts, while the breakfast side serves bacon and sausage, eggs Benedict, potatoes, bagels with cream cheese and lox– it hits the spot like no other. This northern gem is worth pursuing.
181 E Laurel Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Texas de Brazil – Steakhouse $$$
Texas de Brazil may be a Brazilian style venue, but they serve up food like Texas. Their buffet is very admirable with a huge selection of options. You essentially make your way up to the buffet to load your plate with appetizers– you will then be greeted at your table by a cutting station with various styles of succulent meat. You choose what you would like, and they cut it for you right then and there. To prepare yourself, I recommend showing up after fasting for 12-24 hours. Enjoy.
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
House of Blues – Southern Cuisine / Gospel Music $$
House of Blues combines their Sunday brunch buffet with a live gospel choir every week. The buffet consists of breakfast favorites, southern staples, and a carving station loaded with tender meat selections. Their chicken and waffles is a must. This event is always energetic and a perfect way to kick off Sundays with the family.
Near North Side
329 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60654
Arya Bhavan – Vegan Indian $$
Arya Bhavan took the initiative to turn fantastic traditional Indian recipes into equally delicious vegan dishes. They serve their vegan buffet all day on Saturday. They pride themselves in being one of the top vegan restaurants in Chicago, and now they are one of the top buffets in Chicago. They aim to use the freshest ingredients, and organic whenever possible. Their motto is “Eat Well | Feel Well | Think Well | Heal Well”. There are not many places that you can eat, and actually feel better after your meal.
West Rogers Park
2508 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659