Like the country it governs, DC is a veritable melting pot of cultures, and frequently those cultures will line up those pots, add plates, cutlery, and a sneeze guard, and make a buffet. Making sure you stretch your dollar, waistline, and sense of plate-loading ethics, we tracked down the finest all-you-can-eats in the city…
10 baller buffets to enjoy and enjoy and... enjoy
1. Diya Restaurant2070 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna
2. Mirage Café5916 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
3. The Lafayette800 16th St NW, Washington
4. HeeBeen Restaurant6231 Little River Tpke, Alexandria
5. Filomena Ristorante1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
6. San Miguel Cafe5900-B Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
7. Farmers Fishers Bakers3000 K St NW, Washington
8. Sichuan Express1825 I St NW, Washington
9. Cafe Recess209 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington
10. Georgia Brown's950 15th St NW, Washington
This Tysons Corner hot-spot is not only a killer Indian resto, they're also a buffet with a myriad of options like naan, curries, and rice pudding.
This Falls Church spot features Peruvian/Middle Eastern cuisine with Latin-fusion twists, such as kabobs, baklava, and ceviche.
Located in The Hay-Adams Hotel directly across the street from the White House, The Lafayette is class all the way, serving contemporary American cuisine in an upscale and sophisticated atmosphere.
This Korean BBQ is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza, which features all your Korean faves plus sashimi and sushi as well.
An Italian resto that's tough to rival in the Georgetown area, Filomena doles out a wide array of pastas, salads, meat, poultry, and seafood.
It may be in a run of the mill strip mall, but San Miguel Cafe features one of the best Latin lunch buffets you'll ever have, with made-to-order fajitas and other tasty options.
Yes, you guessed it, there are farmers, fishers, and bakers involved in this joint, who bring you fresh seafood, sushi, steak, and bake bangin' beignets with raspberry coulis, hot fudge sauce, bourbon caramel sauce. A true farm-to-table set up, Farmers Fishers and Bakers has a partnership with North Dakota Farmers Union that provide seasonal ingredients for a diverse menu of regionally-inspired farmhouse comfort food.
Only come here if you're seeking authentic Chinese food in heaping portions. We're talking seared meats, pork buns, noodles, and more by the boat-load.
This Cap Hill eatery tackles a number of different cuisines, from Spanish to American to Korean and Chinese. And the surprising part isn't that they offer so many different kinds of food, it's that they do them all pretty damn well.