Phoenix All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants

Help Yourself to the Buffet Around Phoenix

Sweet Tomatoes
••• Sweet Tomatoes buffet. Courtesy of Sweet Tomatoes

There are several places in the greater Phoenix area where you can get your fill for a very reasonable price. These all-you-can-eat buffets are great for people who like to eat a lot, like lots of variety, don't like to dress up, and they will be popular with the kids, too. All of these buffet restaurants in the Phoenix area serve both lunch and dinner.

Since restaurants come and go fairly regularly, please call in advance to make sure that the restaurant that looks good is still serving all that good food.

And while we are on the subject of good food, we also want to eat food that doesn't make us sick, right? It seems that buffet restaurants have extra challenges when it comes to protecting patrons from food-borne illnesses. Here are some recent restaurant reports, including instructions on how to look up the safety record of any restaurant in Maricopa County.

Golden Corral

West Phoenix
7609 W. Thomas Rd.
623-848-1655

Glendale
5679 W. Northern Avenue
623-937-0866

Goodyear
420 N. Dysart Rd.
623-925-9075

Surprise
17674 N. Litchfield Drive
623-544-0900

Gilbert
1318 N. Cooper Rd.
480-507-3331

East Mesa
1868 N. Power Road
480-985-6793

Casa Grande
2082 E. Florence Blvd.
520-836-6322

Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet serves what they refer to as classic foods, like fried chicken, baked fish, mac and cheese with lots of choices for sides, two soups, lots of salad choices. Beverages and desserts are included.

Phoenix Metro
9620 N. Metro Parkway West, Suite 153
602-371-1070

Glendale
17125 N. 79th Avenue
623-979-5963

East Mesa
6625 E. Southern
480-985-3006

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

Sweet Tomatoes is another all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar. In addition to lots of veggies and salad fixings, you'll find foccacia breads and pizza, a pasta bar, a baked potato bar, and several soups from which to choose.

Ahwatukee Foothills
4723 E. Ray Rd.
480-705-8774

Arrowhead
7565 West Bell Rd.
623-487-0307

Desert Ridge
21001 Tatum Blvd.
480-473-3233

Gilbert
4928 S. Power Rd.
480-333-0022

Metro Center
10046 North 26th Dr.
602-749-9016

Scottsdale
9029 E. Indian Bend Rd.
480-991-6010

Tempe
1410 East Southern Ave.
480-831-1600

Souper! Salad!

Souper! Salad! is less focused on meats and sides, and concentrates heavily on fresh salad ingredients. You'll also find a baked potato bar, breads, and desserts at Souper! Salad!

Glendale Arrowhead
7480 West Bell Rd.
623-412-8321

Mesa Superstition
6910 E. Hampton
480-832-3389

Phoenix Arcadia
2651 N. 44th Street
602-840-5686

Phoenix Metrocenter
10005 N. Metro Pkwy.
602-678-5466

Cici's Pizza Buffet

Phoenix West
2270 N. 75th Avenue
623-247-4992

Mesa
1011 S. Gilbert Rd.
480-545-2866

A Buffet, But Not a Chain

These restaurants are not national chains. They are difficult to keep up with since buffet restaurants (especially Chinese restaurants) tend to come and go frequently. If you have additions to this list, or you know that one of these has closed, please let me know. They are listed here in no particular order.

Pacific Seafood Buffet (Glendale)
8172 W. Bell Rd.
623-776-7888

Pacific Seafood Buffet (Chandler)
3110 N. Arizona Ave.
480-892-5898

Jogoya Sushi Seafood Buffet (Chandler)
2100 S. Gilbert Rd.
480-812-3888

Flavors of India (Phoenix)
4515 N. 16th Street
602-277-5546

China City Super Buffet (East Mesa)
2235 S. Power Road
Phone unknown

Lin's Grand Buffet (South Phoenix)
3955 E. Baseline Rd.
602-437-5088

China Buffet (Surprise)
17119 N. Litchfield Rd.
623-584-9198

New Super China Buffet (North Phoenix)
601 W. Bell Road
602-424-1660

Finally, not all buffets are cheap. For example, in Scottsdale you'll find a popular Brazilian churrascaria. There, you'll find a wonderful market table — much more than a salad bar — as well as being served freshly grilled, high quality meats by roving gaucho chefs. This is an upscale dining experience. 

Fogo de Chão
6300 N. Scottsdale Road
480-609-8866

Read my review of Fogo de Chão.