Old Country Buffet Has Stepped-Up Their Game
Buffet Style Restaurant - Compliment
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO -- Let me start by saying we have a Golden Corral and Old Country Buffet within a short driving distance from where we live. I’ve already written a review of Golden Corral, which sadly to say was not a pleasant experience.
When my kids were younger we used to visit Old Country Buffet but steadily became less and less impressed with the food and service provided. So, for a few years we simply quit going there. Fast forward to 2013 and my kids now have kids of their own and we recently visited Old Country Buffet once again. The difference between what I remember some time ago and now is absolutely striking.
The entire restaurant has been remodeled on the inside since I was there last time and is now open, airy and well lit. The staff was friendly and very helpful.
The hot food is indeed hot, which some years ago was not always the case. For health reasons it’s important to keep hot food at a certain temperature and I’m happy to say that seems to be the case now. All the food was presented in a visually pleasant manner, which got the hunger pangs going. Food was replenished quickly by employees with plastic gloves for cleanliness. Serving spoons were changed as needed, which is something I quickly notice in any restaurant/buffet. There constantly seemed to be employees cleaning, which is important to an enjoyable dining experience.
The cold foods were kept nice and cool on beds of ice in an visually appetizing manner. There seems to be a couple of new salad items added to the line-up, which was nice to see.
Oh, then came the deserts. There are definitely new desert choices to choose from, which makes picking only one or two virtually impossible. One thing I notice with the cake and pie choices was a full size cake or pie was presented along with the individual items. It just seemed to add to the whole desert atmosphere. In the end I somehow managed to make a choice and was very pleased with the taste.
There are the old favorites to choose from in the drinks department, along with some new items. I was definitely impressed with the choices and presentation.
All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised with everything Old Country Buffet has done and added to their menu line-up. If the NEW Old Country Buffet continues with their new food items and improved service we will most certainly be back. For now though I’m only giving them 4 stars out of a possible five, the future will tell where this is bumped up or not.