Like a 128-pack of crayons, a buffet dinner offers an array of colorful options irresistible to starving artists. Enjoy artful cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of steak and seafood at JoDean's Steakhouse and Lounge in Yankton.
JoDean's Steakhouse and Lounge's chefs silence growling stomachs with hearty steaks, seafood, and daily all-you-can-eat buffets. In a spacious dining room with walls peppered in antique agricultural memorabilia, early-rising appetites are rewarded with a brunch buffet at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, which unfurls a more than 50-foot buffet overflowing with french toast, ham-and-cheese omelets, roast beef, and scrambled alarm clocks. On Friday and Saturday nights, patrons can belly up to an all-you-can-eat buffet to mix and match seafaring flavors such as crab legs, roasted catfish, and fried oysters. Beyond the buffet, diners limber chomping muscles with new york strip steaks ($9.99) or USDA-certified Choice 12-ounce sirloins ($16.99), or catch sea-dwelling dishes of fantail shrimp ($6.99 for lunch, $15.99 for dinner) or king crab ($24.99), which rules over sea kingdoms with a shelled fist.
JoDean's Steakhouse and Lounge
A giant American flag subtly waves hello to patrons from its post high above a fleet of tables, and farming tools plant themselves firmly on a wall inside JoDean's Steakhouse and Lounge. The patriotic theme extends to the kitchen, where chefs grill, fry, and steam USDA Certified Choice steaks, fresh seafood, and sandwiches. More than 50 feet of covered islands emit puffs of steam during daily buffets, including everything from sirloin tips and all-you-can-eat crab legs to Sunday-morning ham-and-cheese omelets. Inside the dining room, framed prints by Bob Byerley adorn the wall, and the lounge boasts a hearty wooden bar where dates can enjoy libations and small talk about acid rain. A number of banquet rooms are available for parties of up to 250 people, and the parking lot can watch buses, RVs, and small aircraft as owners dine.