April 19, 2019

These 12 Cincinnati Buffets Satisfy The Most Major Munchies

Dining rooms may be closed until further notice in order to help flatten the coronavirus curve, but that won't stop us from daydreaming of the days when we could take a trip to our favorite local buffets and gorge ourselves on pizza, brunch or international eats. Once we're able to indulge in some of life's greatest guilty pleasures, this is where you can head to satisfy a hunger of epic proportions.
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New Krishna Indian Cuisine
11974 Lebanon Road, #100, Sharonville
If you’re looking for a spot to eat your heart out in Sharonville, New Krishna Indian Cuisine is your go to. The enormous buffet runs all day long, except for a mid-day close from 2:30-5 p.m. You’ll find all the traditional Indian eats like curry, masala or samosas and a tasty variety of dishes you may not recognize (but should absolutely indulge in). New Krishna has all of the Northern Indian dishes you crave, with a great atmosphere in which to enjoy it.
Photo via Facebook.com/NewKrishnaRestaurant

New Krishna Indian Cuisine

11974 Lebanon Road, #100, Sharonville
If you’re looking for a spot to eat your heart out in Sharonville, New Krishna Indian Cuisine is your go to. The enormous buffet runs all day long, except for a mid-day close from 2:30-5 p.m. You’ll find all the traditional Indian eats like curry, masala or samosas and a tasty variety of dishes you may not recognize (but should absolutely indulge in). New Krishna has all of the Northern Indian dishes you crave, with a great atmosphere in which to enjoy it.
Photo via Facebook.com/NewKrishnaRestaurant
Lucy Blue
1126 Main St., Downtown
Did someone say all-you-can-eat pizza? The downtown Lucy Blue location certainly did. The weekday lunchtime buffet is dishing out pies, salads and soups until 2 p.m. 
Photo via Facebook.com/LucyBluePizza

Lucy Blue

1126 Main St., Downtown
Did someone say all-you-can-eat pizza? The downtown Lucy Blue location certainly did. The weekday lunchtime buffet is dishing out pies, salads and soups until 2 p.m.
Photo via Facebook.com/LucyBluePizza
Grand Finale 
3 E. Sharon Road, Glendale
This iconic Glendale eatery serves up tons of nostalgia — and nostalgic dishes — any time of day. Open for more than four decades, the people-pleasing menu is locally famous for both its homemade dessert options, which range from a creamy key lime pie in a hazelnut crust to bananas foster and cherries jubilee, and broad brunch buffet. The buffet highlights restaurant hits with a sampling of crepes, crunchy fried chicken livers, eggs, breakfast meats, biscuits and gravy, hot cinnamon apples, chicken a la king and a spread of Grand Finale desserts.
Photo via Instagram.com/thegrandfinalerestaurant

Grand Finale

3 E. Sharon Road, Glendale
This iconic Glendale eatery serves up tons of nostalgia — and nostalgic dishes — any time of day. Open for more than four decades, the people-pleasing menu is locally famous for both its homemade dessert options, which range from a creamy key lime pie in a hazelnut crust to bananas foster and cherries jubilee, and broad brunch buffet. The buffet highlights restaurant hits with a sampling of crepes, crunchy fried chicken livers, eggs, breakfast meats, biscuits and gravy, hot cinnamon apples, chicken a la king and a spread of Grand Finale desserts.
Photo via Instagram.com/thegrandfinalerestaurant
Frisch’s Big Boy
Multiple Locations
Frisch’s has been a staple in the Cincinnati community for decades. Well-known for their burgers and fish sandwiches, they also bring in quite the crowd for their affordable breakfast buffet, ranging from $7.59-$8.99. The buffet offers all the breakfast classics like french toast, biscuits and gravy, meats, eggs and more. Served until 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, until 1 p.m. on Saturday and holidays and until 2 p.m. on Sundays. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Frisch’s Big Boy

Multiple Locations
Frisch’s has been a staple in the Cincinnati community for decades. Well-known for their burgers and fish sandwiches, they also bring in quite the crowd for their affordable breakfast buffet, ranging from $7.59-$8.99. The buffet offers all the breakfast classics like french toast, biscuits and gravy, meats, eggs and more. Served until 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, until 1 p.m. on Saturday and holidays and until 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Grill of India
354 Ludlow Ave., Clifton
Grill of India is a bit of a secret among the main crowds, but is deeply loved by their loyal followers. Right in the heart of Clifton Gaslight District, this spot has been cooking up classic Indian cuisine for years. The lunchtime — and dinner! — buffet has an endless supply of all the classics you desire. This low-key environment is the perfect setting to eat your heart out.
Photo: Alexandria Dupont

Grill of India

354 Ludlow Ave., Clifton
Grill of India is a bit of a secret among the main crowds, but is deeply loved by their loyal followers. Right in the heart of Clifton Gaslight District, this spot has been cooking up classic Indian cuisine for years. The lunchtime — and dinner! — buffet has an endless supply of all the classics you desire. This low-key environment is the perfect setting to eat your heart out.
Photo: Alexandria Dupont
Greyhound Tavern
2500 Dixie Highway, Ft. Mitchell
The Greyhound Tavern has offered down-home comfort food to Northern Kentuckians since the 1920s. The atmosphere is pleasantly country-fied, with wood paneling, vinyl tablecloths and multiple fireplaces, and so is the menu. The tavern is known for its herbed secret-recipe fried chicken, available daily with family-style specials on Mondays and Tuesdays and a starring role on the Sunday brunch buffet, which also features a carving station, casseroles, goetta, biscuits, mashed potatoes and other hearty fare. 
Photo via Facebook.com/GreyhoundTavern

Greyhound Tavern

2500 Dixie Highway, Ft. Mitchell
The Greyhound Tavern has offered down-home comfort food to Northern Kentuckians since the 1920s. The atmosphere is pleasantly country-fied, with wood paneling, vinyl tablecloths and multiple fireplaces, and so is the menu. The tavern is known for its herbed secret-recipe fried chicken, available daily with family-style specials on Mondays and Tuesdays and a starring role on the Sunday brunch buffet, which also features a carving station, casseroles, goetta, biscuits, mashed potatoes and other hearty fare.
Photo via Facebook.com/GreyhoundTavern
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern
4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is an all-American restaurant located in an incredible building with lodge-style decor. Parkers is known for their delicious sea and land dishes and their upscale environment. On Sundays they offer a brunch buffet where guests can choose from breakfast classics such as scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy, or opt for shrimp cocktail and the chef selected craving station. 
Photo via Facebook.com/ParkersBlueAsh

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

4200 Cooper Road, Blue Ash
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is an all-American restaurant located in an incredible building with lodge-style decor. Parkers is known for their delicious sea and land dishes and their upscale environment. On Sundays they offer a brunch buffet where guests can choose from breakfast classics such as scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy, or opt for shrimp cocktail and the chef selected craving station.
Photo via Facebook.com/ParkersBlueAsh
Elephant Walk
170 W. McMillan St., Clifton
Clifton’s Elephant Walk Injera & Curry House does double duty as both an Indian and Ethiopian restaurant. The double-sided menu features cuisine from both countries, which have somewhat similar flavor profiles. If you’ve never eaten Ethiopian food, it’s kind of like Indian — both countries offer stew-style dishes consisting of ingredients like chicken, lentils, cabbage and lamb, but Ethiopian dishes also rely heavily on beef, which you won’t see in Indian cuisine. The restaurant also offers a genius daily lunch buffet with both styles of international eats for customers to mix, match and try a bit of both. Slap some saag on a plate with a little doro wat and see which you prefer. 
Photo: CityBeatarchives

Elephant Walk

170 W. McMillan St., Clifton
Clifton’s Elephant Walk Injera & Curry House does double duty as both an Indian and Ethiopian restaurant. The double-sided menu features cuisine from both countries, which have somewhat similar flavor profiles. If you’ve never eaten Ethiopian food, it’s kind of like Indian — both countries offer stew-style dishes consisting of ingredients like chicken, lentils, cabbage and lamb, but Ethiopian dishes also rely heavily on beef, which you won’t see in Indian cuisine. The restaurant also offers a genius daily lunch buffet with both styles of international eats for customers to mix, match and try a bit of both. Slap some saag on a plate with a little doro wat and see which you prefer.
Photo: CityBeatarchives
The Grille at Palm Court
35 W. Fifth St., Downtown
If you’re feeling fancy (and like you can eat $39.95-worth of crab legs), head to the Hilton Netherland Plaza for Sunday brunch at Palm Court. The giant display takes over the stunning Art Deco bar and grill space in the hotel with carved roasted meats, made-to-order omelets, salads, seafood, some version of eggs benedict, potatoes, breakfast meats, pastries, fancy cheeses, plenty of shrimp and crab claws and a 20-foot dessert spread. The offerings change weekly, but it’s always seasonally inspired, super fresh and real classy.
Photo: Mesa Serikali

The Grille at Palm Court

35 W. Fifth St., Downtown
If you’re feeling fancy (and like you can eat $39.95-worth of crab legs), head to the Hilton Netherland Plaza for Sunday brunch at Palm Court. The giant display takes over the stunning Art Deco bar and grill space in the hotel with carved roasted meats, made-to-order omelets, salads, seafood, some version of eggs benedict, potatoes, breakfast meats, pastries, fancy cheeses, plenty of shrimp and crab claws and a 20-foot dessert spread. The offerings change weekly, but it’s always seasonally inspired, super fresh and real classy.
Photo: Mesa Serikali
Amma’s Kitchen 
7633 Reading Road, Roselawn
Amma’s serves only vegan and vegetarian Indian food, but you won’t miss the meat when the flavors are this complex and amazing. On Wednesdays, the lunch buffet offers a slew of vegan-only entrees. Features include familiar dishes like vegetable korma and chana masala, as well as unique items like the uthapams, a South Indian style pancake. Homemade breads include the puffy pillows of cooked dough called batura. They also carry Indo-Chinese dishes like the gobhi manchurian, a fried cauliflower dish smothered in a house made Manchurian sauce.
Photo via Facebook.com/AmmasKitchen

Amma’s Kitchen

7633 Reading Road, Roselawn
Amma’s serves only vegan and vegetarian Indian food, but you won’t miss the meat when the flavors are this complex and amazing. On Wednesdays, the lunch buffet offers a slew of vegan-only entrees. Features include familiar dishes like vegetable korma and chana masala, as well as unique items like the uthapams, a South Indian style pancake. Homemade breads include the puffy pillows of cooked dough called batura. They also carry Indo-Chinese dishes like the gobhi manchurian, a fried cauliflower dish smothered in a house made Manchurian sauce.
Photo via Facebook.com/AmmasKitchen