The warmer months may mean gearing up for showing off more skin in bathing suits and dresses, but sometimes you’ve got to cheat on your diet with an unlimited binge fest. Plenty of city venues are amping up their offerings for the new season with summertime deals. From the lighter side of sushi to the calorie bomb of Buffalo wings, these all-you-can-eat deals are the best in the city. By Sarah Shaker.
Grand Buffet Brunch, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Brunch has never offered so much variety. For $39.50 per person, you can enjoy an all you can eat spread at Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya in the Thompson LES. From assorted sushi rolls, to breakfast standards like Buttermilk Pancakes and their famous Fried Chicken Wings with Wasabi Honey, there’s something for just about everyone at this Lower East Side unlimited meal. Bring along the whole family, as kids under 12 eat for only $10.
All You Can Eat Wings & Rib Tips, Brother Jimmy's BBQ
At all 6 NYC locations, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ offers unlimited wing and rib deals. Every Monday enjoy “All You Can Eat Wings & Rib Tips” for $19.95 per person. Choose Hot Wings, Rib Tips or Half and Half, plus your choice of a Bud or Bud Light Draft to wash it all down. To end your weekend in gluttony, every Sunday they’re offering an “All You Can Eat Rib Feast” for $27.95 per guest. Choose any one or a combo of their three styles of ribs – Northern, Southern or Dry Rub – arriving with two sides, corn bread and your choice of Bud or Bud Light draft. These deals have a two hour minimum, so dig in with your friends to get the most out of these unlimited deals.
All You Can Eat Tacos, Mercadito
On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights after 10pm and Sundays after 5 p.m., Mercadito in the East Village offers unlimited tacos for $23 per guest. Taco fillings include pollo, carne and pescado. Bring your appetite and love for Mexican food to make this deal worth it.
All You Can Eat Crabs, Clemente's Maryland Crab House
This is as close all you get to authentic Maryland crabs in New York, folks. For a fresh seafood fest, you don’t have to go all the way to Baltimore — head to Brooklyn instead. For $32.95 per person, crack open the all you can eat feast of Clemente’s Garlic Style or Traditional Old Bay Seasoning crabs in Sheepshead Bay. While you’re there, enjoy the raw bar selection, Crab Chowder or Crab Cakes in Chipolte Remoulade. For an outdoor cocktail, park yourself in their bayside Tiki Bar for the picturesque view of Venice Marina.
Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken & Sides, Hill Country
When you’ve got an isatiable appetite for barbeque, Hill Country will serve you heapin’ platters of Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Sides straight to your table on Monday from 5-10pm for $27 per person. Hot sides include Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash and Green Bean Casserole. For cold sides, they’ve got Confetti Cole Slaw and Texas Black-Eyed Caviar to name a few. House Specialties like Longhorn Cheddar Mac and Cheese can also be added on for $2 each. Your whole table must participate and no doggie bags are allowed.
Brick Lane Curry House
The East Village location of Brick Lane Curry House offers a daily lunch buffet. This affordable all-you-can-eat deal is priced at $9.99, plus tax, running from noon to 4 pm. Popular dishes include Fish Curry, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, a rotating selection of Biryani, flavored rice (such as tamarind rice) and vegetarian curries. If you’re Uptown, Brick Lane’s Upper East Side outpost offers the same all-you-can-eat deal on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm.
Lunch or Dinner Buffet, Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken
We all know Harlem has some of the best fried chicken in the city, so head Uptown when you’re craving an all you can eat soul food lunch or dinner at Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken. Lunch is offered from 12pm-4pm on weekdays for $10.99, followed by dinner from 4pm-closing at $13.99. From familiar comfort food sides to their hearty fried chicken, this unlimited buffet is sure to satisfy even the hungriest eater.
All You Can Eat Mussels, BLT Fish
BLT Fish in Flatiron offers All You Can Eat Mussels on Wednesday evenings, in two delicious preparations. Choose between white wine, garlic and butter or bacon, sage, butter and beer. The plates of mussels are served with French Fries for the moules and frites combination we all crave. Take advantage of this deal any Wednesday at $21 per guest.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.