We really enjoyed eating at the Sleeping Bear Inn last night. It was our first time there in several years. We all had the seafood buffet. The server brought delicious salads ... nice greens, real bacon crumbles, ripe tomatoes, and a tasty blue cheese dressing for me. It was a good indicator of the food to come. We had French onion soup, with a lovely rich broth, also brought to us first. (Chicken tortilla soup was the other choice.) The rest was buffet. there were many choices. A fabulous seafood mornay with pasta, king crab that was yummy and sweet, not a bit fishy, shrimp cocktail, really big and chilled with a nice cocktail sauce, fried and steamed shrimp, fried clams and scallops, both tasty and not over-cooked, with a really good home-made tartar sauce, clams casino (a nice surprise on a buffet, and again, well-executed!), lobster mac and cheese (good cheddar flavor with a nice bread crumb topping, but not any noticeable lobster in my serving...still a good flavor though....), and several other alternates to seafood....a really good eggplant parm., and a sweet and sour chicken that had lovely white meat pieces and a distinct not gloppy sauce. I was really impressed with the tastes. Sometimes food can get lost on a buffet, but these choices were quality dishes. A dessert table had what looked to be homemade choc chip cookies, a nice looking berry pie, and petit fours. Our foursome tried these, and again, they were tasty. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The obvious drawback was that we all exceeded our limit, since it was a buffet, but all four of us agreed it was delicious. We look forward to dining there again.
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