There are plenty of alternatives to fast food restaurants such as Red Lobster, Sizzlers, Ponderosa Steakhouse and Golden Corral, particularly if you have children. Many of them offer 'all you care to eat' buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Portions in America can be large, but most restaurants are happy for you to share with others in your party. Just ask for however many forks you need.
The Red Lobster seafood restaurants are a particular favourite of ours for a more special family meal. A little more expensive than the usual fare, but well worth it. It can get very busy (particularly in the evenings ) so it is worth making a reservation.
The extensive menu is mainly based around fish dishes, but meat meals are also available, especially the famous Surf 'n' Turf platters, which have fish and steak options.
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The Sizzlers restaurants are good value family eateries, which centre around an 'all you care to eat' buffet. This is not just a salad bar, but is quite extensive, including meat dishes such as chicken or meatballs, pasta including the childrens' favourite macaroni cheese, salad and fruit.
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Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurants are similar to Sizzlers in that you queue up, order and pay for your meal and then are seated. With Ponderosa, the 'all you care to eat' buffet, which contains over 100 items including desserts are included with your lunch or dinner entrees, and are available at an extra $3.99 with sandwiches. This is a very extensive buffet, but is not available as an option on its own.
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The Golden Corral® family restaurants boast the biggest and best buffet and grill available anywhere. Their famous Golden Choice Buffet® contains an array of hot meat options, as well as pasta, pizza, fresh vegetable choices, a salad bar and a selection of carved meats at dinner and on Sundays.
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