Smoke House: Best Vegas-style Buffet in LA
Vegas is fun but now I know where to go for some decent buffet crab legs!
A couple of weeks ago, I checked out Burger Continental for their brunch buffet and it was absurdly good for the cheap price of less than $7. But I wondered where could I find a Vegas style buffet in LA?
I had gone to the Smoke House recently for drinks and saw they did buffet on Sundays. If you got there before 10:30, it was only $20 (and $25 after). I went last Sunday and probably was full after my first plate but it’s a buffet and I had to keep going to get my money’s worth (good thing I don’t eat buffet very often).
My first plate was seafood. Now, eating raw oysters at 10 a.m. may be off-putting to some but even my vegetarian BFF who was with me was impressed how I tackled the oysters, mussels, shrimp, ahi sashimi and crab legs. I would have been happy just eating the shrimp and crab legs but I went exploring.
I headed over to the carving station and picked up ham, turkey and roast beef. The ham and roast beef were tender and juicy. I could have done without the turkey but maybe trying to go all Thanksgiving at now 10:20 a.m. was overwhelming.
By now, I was feeling like I was missing vegetables. I filled up half a plate with salad and fruit but couldn’t resist getting a piece of fried chicken and one giant beef rib. I skipped the pasta, omelette and crepe stations. There were also some “Latin” food and I got a tamale and a couple of taquitos. The tamale wasn’t great but better than the ones I had during the tamale crawl.
The champagne was actually pretty good and it was unlimited as well as the OJ. I had a couple of chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert but they had a whole pastry section.
4420 W Lakeside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
Hmmmm. Have you read “Kitchen Confidential” yet??? If you’re lucky, it’ll put you off of all you can eat buffets, especially ones on Sundays from places that don’t usually do them.
Ha, of course I’ve read it! I’ve read all of Bourdain books. Even his crappy fiction.
Smoke House has been in business for many, many years. They’re best known for their Kraft-astic cheese bread. It’s old school. You should check it out before trashing it.