Best all-you-can-eat restaurants in Toronto

All-you-can-eat restaurants are popping up all over the city, so be prepared to EAT! You can find AYCE options in a wide variety of mouthwatering cuisines, and even brunch! Get ready to stuff your face with Chinese, Mongolian, Portuguese and Brazilian barbecue, plus endless Indian buffets. You better come hungry, because here are the best all-you-can-eat restaurants in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Copacabana]

La Latina

150 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8

Copacabana serves up unlimited Brazilian barbecue all week long. Diners can pile their plates at the galleria with salads, pastas and other buffet favourites, then head back to their tables for the main event. Traditional Rodizio-style service features meats served right off the spit and sliced at the table, including chimichurri steak, Moroccan chicken, pork sausage, lamb, shrimp and more. Live samba performances spice things up on Friday and Saturday nights.

Lisbon By Night

802 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V3

This popular Portuguese restaurant serves all you can eat grilled fish. Fill your appetite with endless fresh fish, with sides of soup and grilled pineapple. If the unlimited food isn’t enough to get you into Lisbon by Night, it also has live music and dancing. The rodizio-style fish service is available Wednesday to Sunday.

Free Times

320 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S3

Open for an impressive 35 years, this resto is known for its authentic Jewish Sunday brunch buffet. For the past 21 years, the buffet has been a part of the Sunday morning brunch routine for many Torontonians. Some of the delectable options include smoked salmon, potato latkes, lox, eggs and challah French toast. Every week the Free Times Café brunch welcomes live local performers for some entertainment during chow time.

Little India Restaurant

255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4

This lunch buffet is open seven days a week, with a menu that changes daily, but you can always expect some authentic Indian cuisine. Guaranteed to be fresh, the buffet includes tons of fresh vegetables, seafood, chicken and meats. Plus, its has 10 different types of pickled vegetables and sauces in medium, mild and hot! The lunch buffet is available in between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Korean Grill House

214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z2

This AYCE menu is available for those looking for lunch and night owls needing a late-night feast. The items on the menu come raw, but that’s because it’s a barbecue joint, so the grilling happens at the table. The menu includes beef, pork, ox liver, salmon and squid. Side items include steamed rice and beef broth soup. The lunch menu is available 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., while the night owl menu is available from 10 p.m. until close.

Brar Sweets & Restaurant

199 Advance Blvd, Brampton, ON L6T 4N2

Aptly named, Brars’ Grand Buffet is open for lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.). Authentically Indian, the buffet is entirely vegetarian, consisting of dishes like paneer, samosas, aloo gobi and vegetable biryani. The restaurant first opened in 1986 and now has two locations, one in Etobicoke and one in Brampton, as well as their own line of Indian products sold at Wal Mart and Loblaws.

Gauta Ma

1416 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z6

East-end Gautama is known for its amazing buffet lunch and authentic Indian offerings. The vegetarian options are plentiful and everything is fresh. The décor is more upscale than average AYCE places, with tablecloths and hardwood flooring. You don’t want to miss this one.

The Dakota Tavern

249 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3A1

Saturday and Sunday, the Dakota Tavern hosts its famous Bluegrass Brunch. The brunch starts at 10 a.m. and is family-friendly. It wouldn’t be Dakota Tavern, one of the premiere live music venues in the city, without some entertainment - a live bluegrass band accompanies brunch each morning. The menu includes all the brunch staples: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit salad and coffee.

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