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“Down home cooking at it's best”

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Cateran's Buffet Restaurant
Ranked #444 of 914 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: American
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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
“Down home cooking at it's best”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

I have been to this restaurant many times and every time it is fantastic. Sunday is the best time to go if you can get in the door. The ham is honestly the best I have ever had anywhere along with the fried okra.

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Good Experience, Good Food”
Reviewed May 25, 2009

Located on Wade Hampton Boulevard, near downtown Greenville, Cateran's Buffet is a great place to stop into for lunch to get Southern style meats and vegetables. This is a small buffet, but the food on it is great. I recommend the country fried steak, fried okra and turnip greens. The staff genuinely wants the customer to be happy (and full of tea). That being said, they do not have sodas. That and the fact that they do not accept credit cards are my only two complaints.

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Berkeley, California
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“Mediocre Food”
Reviewed January 11, 2009

Based on the reviews here, my family and I were expecting a lot more. Unfortunately, the majority of the food was nothing better than I'd expect to find in any regular cafeteria. The fried chicken had a mealy taste to it, the macaroni salad was nothing but mayo, and the mashed potatoes tasted as if they were made from a package. Heck, I've had instant potatoes that tasted better and more authentic.

The french fries were good, as was the banana pudding, but everything else was a huge disappointment. With as many restaurants as there are in Greenville, I can't imagine anyone choosing Cateran's, save for those who go way back with the restaurant. However, the service was incredible and was some of the best we've ever had. If only the food could stand out as much....

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Greenville
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“The Best Comfort Food in Greenville”
Reviewed November 9, 2008

Whether you come to Cateran's for the fried chicken, catfish or the homemade vegetables, you know that it is the best place for comfort food in the upstate. My family comes here at least once a month, and has been doing so for years, and their food consistently tastes as good as my grandma's. If you're in Greenville, you should check this place out.

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Greenville, SC
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Great Southern Food”
Reviewed October 20, 2008

Cateran's is the best place to go in Greenville if you are looking for home cooked Southern food. Their buffet has great fried chicken, fried okra, mac and cheese and banana pudding. Their food is better if you come at least 45 min before closing, as sometimes they run out of food.

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