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“Average Breakfast Buffet”

Tar Baby's Pancakes
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
388 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Average Breakfast Buffet”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Decided to try Tar Baby’s after driving by it for years. We were seated promptly by a very friendly lady. We then went to the buffet. It was nothing special. Average items were on it such as bacon, ham, country ham, cinnamon apples, scrambled eggs, pancakes, waffles and more. The food tasted good and was hot as it should be. When I got there they were out of eggs and had to wait for about 5 minutes for them to bring out more. They also have a fruit bar with all the standard fruits on it. Cost for 2 people with coffees was $25.06. The wooden part of the chairs were sticky, the rug was disgusting and needed cleaned bad. The grapefruit, sliced tomatoes, and watermelon looked like they had been on the line for a while. They also sell T shirts and books and other tourist stuff. We always wondered how it was, now we know. Will probably not go back as it was nothing that any other breakfast buffet would offer and we want to try places we have not been before while here at the beach.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We love this place”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Every time we are in the n. myrtle beach area we make it a point to have breakfast here at least once. Very affordable, great buffet and you get to keep your cup.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Neal S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What's the Appeal?”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place was raved about, and on our last trip to Myrtle Beach we decided to stop in. I have no idea what the appeal is! The restaurant is dimly lit and on the shabby side. The breakfast buffet boasted "over 60 items" - false. The fruit was far from fresh, the eggs were runny, and overall, the food was just average. The worst part? It cost almost $30 (without tip!) for two people (including juice and coffee). I understand it is a buffet, but we hardly ate $30 worth of food, much less $30 worth of QUALITY food. The only plus was the service - the lady that waited on us could not have been nicer. Great service, average food, poor atmosphere (and expensive!)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sally B
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Columbus, OH
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Staff”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Tar Baby's has been around for 40 years. I was there in May, fell in love, came back in August and the waitress remembered me! The food is standard breakfast buffet food and truly, for the price, pretty dang good! People need to realize it's a buffet and get over themselves. As for those who find the name offensive; educate yourselves on what tar baby really means and the origins of where "tar baby" came from. Great place and I'll always go back, when I'm in Myrtle Beach.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Decent Breakfast Buffet”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I hadn't been to Tar Baby's since I was in college. Family usually stays further south so not in area much mornings. This time we stayed north side and boy wanted a breakfast buffet. I ran the name and concept of place by wife and told her all innocent no harm or insensitivity meant. When you go to a buffet you have advantages; selection, all you can eat and disadvantages; low quality. Go with an open mind, expect the worst and hope for the best and good things usually happen. This meal experience is no different. Lots of meat selection, even corn beef hash. Bacon was thick and tasty, not the paper thin pre-cooked heat and eat stuff you find at other buffets. No issues with the food as it was gooood! The server lady was a little rough around the edges and did something wife, a former waitress, considered slightly rude. Other than that a good hearted diverse workforce and clientele like we are all in on the joke.

  • Visited August 2013
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