The Ten Best Buffets in Miami


Courtesy of Zuma
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There’s more to the Magic City than beaches, bright lights, and late nights. It’s also about food — glorious amounts of it. Miami boasts some of the best all-you-can-eat spreads in the nation, and we’re not talking about heated trays filled with mystery meats under harsh fluorescent lighting or substandard sushi selections that have been sitting out for who knows how long. We’re talking about mountains of impressively hand-shucked oysters, cuts of tender Brazilian meat stacked high on skewers, and a mix of shareables like golden yuca fries and brightly flavored ceviche that can be found only in the 305.

It’s time to ditch those subpar buffets that sacrifice quality for quantity. Indulge at other local restaurants that rightfully deliver an infinite menu of sumptuous dishes. For alcohol aficionados, some places even offer bottomless mimosas and other booze-infused drink specials. Fistfuls of Alaskan king crab with a side of champagne showers, anyone? Follow us to the best of the best all-you-can-eat options in Miami. Warning: Big appetites are necessary.

10. Ginza Japanese Buffet
What’s better than going through the buffet line at Ginza? Going through it again! Located at 16153 Biscayne Blvd., this buzzing buffet was built for two kinds of people: (1) those who love large quantities of food and (2) those who love soy sauce. And typically, they’re the same person. Ginza features a hibachi station, fully loaded sushi bar, fresh seafood, pan-Asian delights, and dessert station. Lunch costs $10.95 Monday through Friday and $11.95 Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is $17.95 Monday through Thursday and $19.95 Friday through Sunday.

9. 94th Aero Squadron
Sunday brunches are a beautiful thing, especially for partiers who danced a little too hard the night before. Make it a buffet-style brunch, and it’s even better. Make it a buffet-style brunch with airplanes, and you’ve hit gold. Overlooking Miami International Airport’s runway, 94th Aero Squadron presents a not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch feast that has no limits. “Feast” is an understatement — the World War II-themed eatery boasts everything from carving and breakfast stations to an elaborate seafood boat and entrées such as paella, stuffed shells, and lamb estofado. The buffet brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices are $15.95 for children 6 to 10 years old and $32.95 for adults. Unlimited champagne or mimosas are included in the adult price. You’re welcome.

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