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The Best Things To See At A Buffet  

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List Rules Food items you pile on your plate or in your bowl only. Vote up the foods you always make sure to get and are most disappointed to not see.

A buffet offers freedom to choose - and often the freedom of piling your plate as high as you like - but what foods are are the best of the buffet line? No matter what kind of buffet we go to, from a classy casino buffet to an all-you-can-eat buffet chain, there are always dishes we're hoping to see. Sure, it's easy and fun to take a chance on a suspicious dish at a buffet, but the best buffet foods are ones you can rely on if your gamble doesn't pay off.

There are buffet backbones like salad bars, carving stations, and potatoes baked and fried. There are also fancy foods like crab legs and fondue, that are game changers when it comes to the best foods at a buffet. Almost anything at a buffet can be a "bar" - with interactive stations allowing you to make omelets, baked potatoes, waffles, and more. Are these flexible foods the best things to eat at a buffet?

What are your go-to buffet foods? Vote up the best buffet items that you can rely on. Add any of the best main course and side dish buffet foods we've forgotten, no drinks or desserts.

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Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Ice cream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Meat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Macaroni & Cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Salad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Rolls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
Rolls
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Pasta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Steak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Fruit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Lobster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Pastry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet

Croissants, Danishes, petit fours, strudel, oh my!

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Pork ribs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Taco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Egg roll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Mozzarella sticks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Waffle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Berry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Dumplings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
Dumplings
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Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Garlic bread is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet
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Omelette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things To See At A Buffet