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Latter part of January 2013… arrived to sate my HUGE hunger and saw no vehicles in the parking lot. No lights inside. Sniff. Closed when it should be open.
Tried again a few days later… nope. No shoveling in enormous quantities of MANY different food-types.
Only the good die young?
300 East Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807
South side of Battlefield Road across from the Big Lots!, Food-4-Less, and CiCi Pizza stores.
Taking over the location one occupied by the Foo Kee Chinese buffet American Buffet is a marvelous addition to Springfield dining.
The two serving tables offer a multitude of choices.
Standard American fare such as mashed potatoes, fried chicken, salisbury steak and many more choices.
Then there is the small USA-style “Mexican” food offerings that allow you to create your own dishes of that food style; tacos, taco salads, etc. The burritos looked really yummy but with so many choices I will have to wait for the next visit to try the Mexican food.
Making this buffet unique is that along with American and Mexican-type foods there is also a bounty of Chinese food offerings!!!
Every item from the Chinese section tasted delicious to me. Yummy!!!!
All the standard Chinese offerings are present. I especially enjoyed the crab Rangoon that used minimal fried dough surrounding the creamy. tasty center. No BIG “wings” spreading out from the gooey center with these yummy fellows!!! A fine way to obtain maximum taste while reducing calorie content.
There is also a sushi section and a Mongolian barbeque area that appear to be typical in their offerings but I was so busy eating the delicious offerings at the main buffet I did not try those offerings.
While eating all the ingredients were tasty and appear to be of high quality.
No gristle in the chicken nor hard bits of bone in the salisbury steak and the fried chicken was large and meaty and fried excellently. The thin breading had just the right amount of “crunch” for me and seasoned well… enough to taste but not overpower the meat.
The fish was lightly breaded and tasted good. My memory is far from perfect but I believe there was also non-breaded fish offered; my favored way since the calories from breading are avoided. I always look at the fish offerings since cheaply-bought fish usually shows that it is the “cheap stuff” by the off-colors upon it. If I had seen that at American Buffet I would have remembered that!!!
There are several vegetable and soup offerings along with a small desert area I did not sample. I was too full from the yummy meats, mashed potatoes, Chinese goodies and other plate-filling gustatory delights.
I will make another trip and try to get some pictures and comment about other aspects of this new-to-Springfield non-chain, locally owned purveyor of good things to eat!!!