The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese buffet fare at Crystal Palace Chinese Restaurant, located on Capital Boulevard.
Crystal Palace Chinese Restaurant stocks its extreme buffet with a wide selection of familiar Chinese dishes, including Szechuan, Hunan, Cantonese, and pan-Asian entrees, kid-friendly foods, and fresh healthy options. Diners can relax at Crystal Palace for a leisurely lunch buffet ($7.29 per person, $4.49 for kids ages 7–10, $3.29 for kids 6 and younger) or dinner buffet ($11.99 per person, $7.99 for kids ages 7–10, $6.29 for kids 6 and younger) without worrying they'll overstay their welcome, unlike well-adjusted prison inmates. With endless helpings of sesame chicken, sautéed meatballs, and teriyaki chicken, customers can stuff their cheeks with a smorgasbord of Asian entrees.
Salad and grill bars offer wholesome indulgences, from crisp greens to heart-healthy salmon to charcoal-striped fresh veggies. Little ones are free to try the Asian fare, or fill their plates from a buffet bar all their own, full of time-tested kid-friendly dishes, such as chicken nuggets and mac 'n' cheese. For dessert, a fruit bar sings a fiber-rich siren song, and the full ice-cream and dessert bar offers decadent alternatives to satisfy even those that sleep on a bed of peppermint patties and a pillow of Mark Twain–shaped marshmallows.
Crystal Palace closes between lunch and dinner service, so check the website for daily hours.
Capital Buffet draws on spices, cooking methods, and ingredients from diverse regions of the south to assemble a smorgasbord of classic American cooking. It fills trays with dishes such as New Orleans–style jambalaya and southern barbecue chicken. The cooks at Capital Buffet can also cater their hearty dishes for lunches, meetings, and intimate competitive-eating contests.
4011 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604Get Directions