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Carnation Buffet

5020 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
205-425-6100
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Ranked #13 of 80 restaurants in Bessemer
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went at about 5 on Sunday afternoon. The place wasn't busy or dirty. However, they were quite slow about refilling the food & didn't have as many choices as most other buffets.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

You will not leave this place unsatisfied. Great Chinese, Salad, Sushi, Hibachi grill, American, and deserts

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near Birmingham, AL
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stop & eat here every 3 or 4 weeks on our way to or from Birmingham, AL We have arrived anywhere from 11am to 3pm & have never found any reason not to eat there & leave happy. The all you can eat buffet is only $6.99 on weekdays before 3:30pm when supper begins. We choose to go between... More

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Army, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I waited all day to go and arrived about 2:30, in time for the lunch buffet. First, it is clean and the warming trays are steaming. The hostess was friendly and the bathroom (ladies) was clean. The food: lo mien noodles, green beans, and chicken & broccoli were about average in flavor. Second, the egg drop soup was heavy on... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Carnation Buffet is your typical Chinese buffet, but it also has some American & Japanese dishes. The buffet is all you can eat, but you can also order off of the menu. My wife and I have done both. I will say if you order off the menu, the portions are enough that 2 people can eat off of one... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The food was not bad, didn't have too much MSG in it. Plenty of selection including (thinly sliced) prime rib. Good sized salad bar and dessert selection. A afair bargain for the money and the food wasn't bad either.

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Bessemer, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Nothing special or really different about this buffet. The staff was friendly and the place seemed clean, didn't actually see the health rating to confirm that fact. The food was typical of other area buffets, but the ability to choose ingredients for the wok and have made to taste was very nice. Food temp was fine on everything we tried... More

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Lunch: This restaurant has been discovered by all the workers in the area as THE place to go for a good selection of food at a reasonable prices. The is a large amount of various seafood items and a great variety of asian foods from hot spicy wings to fish, to pancakes?. The serving staff is very attentive and helpful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012 via mobile

I didn't see any difference in this buffet that any other, the service was sub par, the food all tasted the same and the price was high for what we got. I don't think that I will be back

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birmingham alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

So there were 4 of us for dinner here we hadn't had any reviews on it prior to going, nor had we known anyone that had gone so we decided to be the guinea pigs..... and IT WAS GREAT! They have about 8 buffet bars, and for dinner they even have cooked to order steak (very thin) and hibachi food... More

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