Best All You Can Eat Buffets In Chicago

January 20, 2016 7:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Fogo de Chão’s Facebook)

While there is a huge portion of our population that is now focused on New Year’s weight loss and fitness resolutions, there are others on the other end of the spectrum who are looking for all-you-can-eat buffets… gluttony is not always a bad thing.  Here you will find the five best all-you-can-eat buffets in Chicago.

(Photo Credit: Sushi Para M's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Sushi Para M’s Facebook)

Sushi Para M
1633 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 252-6828

The AYCE Sushi selection is fairly priced at around $20 and is endless. Patrons will want to arrive at the restaurant hungry because it offers great value for your money. The AYCE option is simply much more cost effective than ordering individual rolls. The food is always fresh and of high quality. The added benefit is that Sushi Para M is a BYOB restaurant.

Red Apple
6474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 763-3407

The Red Apple serves AYCE dishes from around the world for around $20 per person.  In particular, they serve a wide selection of authentic Polish cuisine. This restaurant gives customers the opportunity to sample dishes that one may not see at other restaurants. This is probably one of the best Eastern European restaurants in Chicago. The food at the Red Apple is what would be expected in a home-cooked meal, with infinitely more options.

(Photo Credit: Fogo de Chão's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Fogo de Chão’s Facebook)

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
661 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 932-9330

This is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse.  Their salad bar is second to none, and every cut of meat is perfectly cook and incredibly flavorful. This is not a budget buffet, as such, individuals are highly recommended to go there on an empty stomach so that all food can be sampled. They have a card with a red side and a green side. If the green side is facing up, the servers will quickly arrive at the table to offer the cut of meat on the skewer. It is truly never ending. If customers are not careful, one will eat much more than they should have, and those individuals will leave very happy in a meat-induced-coma.

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India House Restaurant
59 W Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 645-9500

Visitors in Chicago do not need to travel to Devon Avenue to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine. The food and selection during the daily lunch AYCE buffet at the India House will satisfy everyone… from the native to the first-time visitor, this is an outstanding Indian restaurant. The ambiance, service, food quality and buffet pricing are all solid reasons to give them a try. If visiting in the River North area, the India House is the place to be.

2458 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-5520

Nellie’s is a family-owned Puerto Rican restaurant located in the heart of Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Their weekend AYCE buffet is very popular.  For around $16, customers will get made-to-order omelets and unlimited orange juice and coffee.  This is not the typical all-you-can-eat corporate giants. The quality, selection, price and service make Nellie’s a standout for weekend AYCE buffets.

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Michelle Guilbeau is a writer, reviewer, teacher and business owner. She also has experience in school administration, literacy coaching and is proud founder of and Michelle enjoys sharing her knowledge of cities, food, travel, education and parenting issues with her readers. Her work can be found on

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