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“Poor Service - Good Selection - Buffet is 17.95 per person”
Review of Sophia's

Ranked #20 of 165 Restaurants in Peabody
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited Sophia's Restaurant on Sunday morning June 8th 20-14 because we were staying at the Peabody MA Marriott and usually enjoy our visit at Marriott's full service restaurants.

We were seated immediately and our coffee and juice arrived promptly. We selected the full buffet breakfast for 17.95. This includes freshly made omelets, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes waffles in addition to fresh fruit, strawberries. cantaloupe, grapefruit, oranges, whipped cream assorted breads and pastries. While slightly expensive we do enjoy the full service restaurants and avoid the new Bistros.

Our waitress never asked how we were doing and did not clear the empty plates. I enjoy orange juice and was the orange juice was never refilled. The table had gotten crowded so I placed the dirty plates on a divider next to me. A waitress from another saw the plates and cleared them. Our waitresses lack of service actually worked in our favor. Because our waitress did not come to see us until after the dishes with the hot items were cleared she only charged us for the less expensive breakfast. The only time we saw her was to pour the coffee and to give us the check.

I would have rather paid for the more expensive and had better service. It seems that the other waitresses were much better and if we had one of them I think our experience would have been much better.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Three of us, 2 adults and a 10-year old child, visited Sophia's for breakfast on a Monday morning. We arrived at the reastaurant only about 20 minutes before breakfast was scheduled to end, and the restaurant was fairly empty, but the staff was very welcoming and friendly.

For breakfast, you can either order off the menu, or choose one of the buffet options. The cold buffet - cereal, fruit, pastries, etc. - was somewhere around $12 a person. The full hot and cold buffet was about $18 or $19. Not cheap for breakfast, but worth it for what you get. We opted for the full hot and cold buffet, which ended up being only $5-6 for our 10-year old. Even through breakfast was ending soon, the buffet was fully stocked and the omelet/egg chef was ready to make whatever we wanted.

I know I'll forget some of the items, but here's what I can remember on the buffet - cereal, yogurt, assorted breads, assorted pastries, fruit (grapefruit, watermelon, cantelouope, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries), bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, fancy pre-made grilled cheese (ciabatta, salami, cheese, tomato), cheeses, deli meats. At the omelet station, you could get omelets or eggs made with spinach, tomato, onion, pepper, mushrooms, cheese, ham, sausage, bacon. And you could also get mini Belgian waffles.

The food was excellent, but the real stand-out was the friendly, professional staff. I would love to go back.

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