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“Best meal in a buffet restaurant ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lighthouse Buffet

Lighthouse Buffet
#3 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX 77565
+(1)(281) 334-3360
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Ranked #36 of 62 restaurants in Kemah
Cuisines: American
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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Best meal in a buffet restaurant ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had lunch here while spending time at the boardwalk and were greatly surprised at how good all the food was. We have toddler twins and while out and about will hit a buffet just because there is variety and things to get the kids quickly. We don't expect great taste and quality at buffets but this place was exceptional. I mean every single thing my wife and I had off the buffet line was very good. The salad bar choices are very good, the hot dishes were all very good. There were a lot of family groups coming in and you can't beat the price for young kids. I've never said this about a buffet but I would recommend this place to anyone. I know the 'foodies' sniff at buffets, but I don't know how even they could turn a nose up here. The food was fabulous.

I gave it 5 stars based on the food, and the service could be better. It almost seemed like one of those days when not everyone showed for work and they were scrambling to take care of everybody and no one knew quite what to do. But still loved it!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Lebanon, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good family dining on a budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Chose Lighthouse for lunch on a recent trip to Kemah to cover varied tastes of those in our party. Salad bar was excellent with a wide range of choices. Hot bar was solid with a decent range of choices (pasta, chicken, fish...) and cooked buffet style/quality. Dessert was solid with a good range of cakes, cookies and other standards. Couldn't beat the price at under $10 ea. With all the other high-end eateries on the boardwalk this is a real value.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good for price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you have several people with different tastes this is the place, from pizza to BBQ to fish and shrimp and your typical buffet sides, salad bar soup and dessert bar with ice cream , the boiled shrimp was tasty, chicken nuggets,Mac and cheese , vegetables , Asian food , dining in or out

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