Eat Your Way from Asian to Vegan at Tampa's Popular Buffets

When you're traveling with picky eaters or are short on time, sometimes a good buffet is the perfect answer. Everyone gets exactly what they want, at the portion size they want and usually at a decent price. Luckily, Tampa has many quality buffet options to choose from. To help you find the perfect buffet, 10 Best has put together a list of the city's best representing a variety of cuisines, locations and price points.

The Fresh Harvest buffet located in the Seminole Hard Rock Casino is a full-cuisine buffet that is regularly restocked with an ever-changing and slightly overwhelming variety of delicious dishes. Located just off I-4, it's easy to find even if you're not interested in taking advantage of the games and entertainment. Maybe just one run at the slots?

Ethnic buffets are very popular and a good way to introduce hesitant diners to a new cuisine. Go out on a limb and try Tampa's Queen of Sheba. Offering a weekday lunch buffet, this restaurant serves traditional Ethiopian fare. If you like spices and don't mind eating with your hands, this is a perfect choice.

Come along with 10Best for a tour of the best buffets in Tampa. You will see that sampling buffets in Tampa doesn't mean skimping on quality, originality, or the dining experience.


Palma Ceia
Hao Wah
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One of the great buffet options in south Tampa is Hao Wah. This spacious Pan-Asian restaurant is spacious and family-friendly. Reliable, quality food at a reasonable price is the name of the game here. The options are wide-ranging, from a broad...  Read More

Taste of India
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When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Taste of India. The restaurant is located in Brandon, just a short drive from downtown Tampa, and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at...  Read More



Sweet Tomatoes is an all-inclusive buffet-style cafeteria that specializes in soups and salads. Great family dining that provides healthier alternatives for both adults and kids. This restaurant features an open and airy atmosphere with tons of...  Read More



Focusing on natural and healthy foods and personal care products, Abby's Health & Nutrition has been a Carrollwood landmark for over 15 years. Opened by Abby Sayler, a well-regarded local nutritionist, Abby's is a full-service store stocking...  Read More



Gaspar's Grotto is a popular bar and restaurant located in Tampa's Ybor City historic neighborhood. Perfect for visitor's who have not had the opportunity to experience the annual Gasparilla Celebration, Gaspar's celebrates the famous pirate...  Read More

Palma Ceia
Queen of Sheba
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If you're looking for a first-time experience in your buffet dining, Queen of Sheba might be your best bet. This popular Ethiopian restaurant offers a weekday lunch buffet. Ethiopian cuisine is quite different from almost any other food, using...  Read More

Airport Area


The first thing you notice as you enter Oystercatchers is the amazing view. This seafood restaurant, nestled among lush, tropical landscaping, takes full advantage of its location at the edge of Tampa Bay. Inside, the decor is bright, simple and...  Read More

Firestick Grill
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The recently renovated Amalie Arena boasts one of the finest buffets in town. Their on-site restaurant called the Firestick Grill opens their buffet two hours before any event and features a revolving menu that rotates with each event you are...  Read More

East Tampa
Fresh Harvest
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As anyone who has visited Las Vegas knows, the buffet is a central experience to the casino culture. Luckily, Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Casino didn't forget this when they established Fresh Harvest. Everything is top-notch at the Hard Rock and...  Read More

Texas de Brazil
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Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian-American churrascaria, which is the Portuguese word for "barbecue," and has its origins in the campfire cooking of the gauchos of Southern Brazil. Be prepared for a different dining experience. You start your meal...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye is a freelance writer that adopted Tampa as her hometown over a decade ago and never looked back. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no snow climate, and in her spare time...  More About Skye