Winter is coming. No, really it is. A bomb cyclone is about to hit the East Coast and it’s terrifying. We might not be getting hit with pounds of snow but us Austinites shiver at temperatures below 50F.
Time to bulk up on all-you-can-eat options in Austin and hibernate the rest of winter away.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT MEXICAN BRUNCH BUFFET: GRIZZELDA’S
For $20 you can eat all the queso & guacamole, eggs and pancakes to order, build your own taco bar, seasonal chilaquiles, enchiladas, salads, fruits, and desserts. $5 margaritas and $15 mimosa pitchers. Make reservations at 512-366-5908.
PRICE: $20 brunch buffet
WHEN: Every Sunday from 10:30 – 2:30
105 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702, grizzeldas.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT KOREAN BBQ: CHARM KOREAN BBQ
All-you-can-eat Korean bbq for only $25 – sliced pork belly, beef brisket, bulgogi, and chicken. The cold buckwheat noodles, spicy mixed cold noodle, chungmu kimbap, kimchi stew, and denjang jijigae is unlimited too.
1200 W Howard Ln, Austin, TX 78753, charmkoreanbbq.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT HOT POT: LITTLE SHEEP MONGOLIAN HOT POT
I could eat Mongolian hot pot all year round but especially during the cold winter months. Unfortunately, the Austin location doesn’t have the true $30 all-you-can-eat, but you still get one meat and a bowl of veggies to dip to your heart’s delight.
PRICE: $10.99 before 2:30pm, $15.99 for dinner
2400 Seton Ave, Austin, TX 78705, littlesheephotpot.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT MEXICAN BRUNCH BUFFET: FONDA SAN MIGUEL
I’ve done Fonda San Miguel’s Sunday brunch several times and it’s always so good. The buffet features an assortment of Tamales, corn pudding, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, ceviche, guacamole, nopales, mole negro, camarones, quail, lamb, cochinita pibil, and assorted desserts.
PRICE: $38.95 and cocktails vary from $5 mimosas to pricier margaritas & cocktails.
WHEN: Sunday from 11am – 2pm
2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, fondasanmiguel.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI: SUSHI JUNAI
Don’t expect Uchi quality sushi but Sushi Junai’s all-you-can-eat sushi for $27 is a stellar deal.
PRICE: $19.99 for lunch and $27 for dinner
1612 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUNDAY BRUNCH: MOONSHINE PATIO BAR & GRILL
Unlimited Southern brunch buffet that’ll send you back to bed in a food coma – green chile cheese grits, fried chicken, mac & cheese, and more.
PRICE: $17.95, excluding drinks
WHEN: Sundays from 9am – 2pm
303 Red River St, moonshinegrill.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DINNER: CAFE JOSIE
Date night at Cafe Josie with an all-you-can-eat dinner – fried Brussels sprouts (I eat these for dessert), smoked pepper pimiento cheese, shells & cheese, fried oysters, white anchovy caesar, avocado salad, smoked sweet potato hummus salad, beer battered acorn squash, fried chicken, pork belly, and the list of mini plates goes on.
WHEN: Monday – Saturday night
1200 W 6th St, cafejosie.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUNDAY BRUNCH: JACK ALLEN’S
Stuff yourself with chicken fried chicken, chicken fried pork tenderloin, migas, layered enchilada casserole, green chile pork & eggs, jalapeno sausage, and more.
PRICE: $17.99 per person with $4 drinks
WHEN: Sunday brunch buffet is 10am – 2pm
Multiple locations, jackallenskitchen.com
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SUSHI: SUSHI BANG BANG
Another all-you-can-eat sushi option is Sushi Bang Bang in North Austin. Unlimited fresh nigiri sushi, maki rolls sushi, hot & crispy shrimp, vegetable tempura, freshly grilled teriyaki, udon and ramen noodles, and more.
PRICE: $25.99 during the week and $28.99 during the weekends
14005 US-183 #1000, sushibangbangtx.com