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Gold Coast Buffets for Families: All You Can Eat Options

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If you are looking for Gold Coast buffets for dinner that will make your mouth water, then we’ve got the details you are looking for in our detailed all you can eat buffet Gold Coast article. Here you will find the details of all our favourite all you can eat dinners on the Gold Coast in one handy list.

The Gold Coast offers adults and children an impressive range of buffet restaurants to choose from, whether you are looking for a fancy seafood buffet on the Gold Coast or a buffet dinner that wont break the bank. Regardless of what you’re craving, the Gold Coast has an option suitable for every family.

If you are looking for buffet breakfasts on the Gold Coast, we know that too, so click over to that article. In THIS article we are just telling you about all the best dinner buffets on the Gold Coast!

Where is the best Gold Coast buffet?

Well, the word ‘best’ is subjective, right? What I might think is the best, you may not. Does seafood make the buffet the ‘best’ or is about the flavours or the pure variety or the volume of food on offer? Are you looking for a cheap buffet Gold Coast? Only you can decide. So if you are on the hunt for some buffet restaurants Gold Coast style, we have listed the ones we know about (most of which we have tried – we’re good like that! 😉 ) to help you decide what suits your family. If you are looking purely for a list of seafood buffets on the Gold Coast, head over to that article.

This article gives you a list of Gold Coast dinner buffet options ranging from a high end buffet dinners at 5 star hotels to the best buffet dinner for large families. Without further adieu, here’s our list of the best Gold Coast buffets that are kid friendly for you to choose from. (We’ve not included pricing as these change so frequently we cannot keep up, but the link we’ve supplied will help you find that out!)

If we know of a discount buffet dinner on the Gold Coast, we have included that too!

1. Waves Seafood Buffet Restaurant – Voco Hotel

If you’re planning to indulge in a buffet dinner at Waves Seafood Buffet restaurant on the Gold Coast, you can expect an abundant selection of fresh seafood dishes. As the name suggests, Waves Seafood Buffet offers a range of seafood options including prawns, oysters, crab, fresh fish, and more.

We visited Waves recently and we found that in addition to the seafood selection, you can also expect to find a variety of salads, hot dishes, and desserts (hello chocolate fountain!) to complement your meal. The restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere with casual dining, making it a perfect spot for a large family gatherings where you can fill your boots (well your tummies) with all your favourite dinner options.

We found the staff knowledgeable and friendly, providing a great dining experience. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, Waves Seafood Buffet is a must-visit for those looking for a delicious all you can eat feast on the Gold Coast.

Even though Waves is a cheap buffet on the Gold Coast, they still offer and additional 20% off all dining in all of their restaurants and bars for seniors. Simply present your seniors card when paying to receive the discount.

Find out more on their website here.

2. Bazaar

Bazaar Gold Coast is located in the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise, where they serve their impressive buffet for dinner every day of the week. We just love it!

This all you can eat buffet Gold Coast restaurant prides itself on providing a buffet full of global flavours. From a Middle Eastern souk to Latin American bodega, you will be spoiled for choice with the range of options here. As well as all your favourites, they offer to cook dishes ‘made to order’ with only the freshest ingredients to give you a ‘gastronomic’ experience when you join them.

Address: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

3. Shoreline Restaurant

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Buffet dinner on the Gold Coast

Located within SeaWorld, the Shoreline Restaurant’s buffet is open 7 days a week, encapsulating a variety of favourites for the whole family to enjoy. Their dinner lineup includes yummy things from land and sea alongside live cooking displays.

Address: 120 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

Website: click here

4. Citrique

Located in the Marriott on the Gold Coast, families on the hunt for one of the best seafood buffet dinner Gold Coast should consider stopping by to experience Citrique’s offering. We have also tried their buffet dinner on a recent stay and can hand on heart say you won’t be disappointed with the all you can eat options here. As per the photos you can see that they also really went out of their way to make the kids feel special.

Adults and children can look forward to fresh prawns, mussels, scallops, smoked salmon, oysters, and more. They also have wood-fired pizza, roasts, desserts, and more available. Don’t forget, they also do an incredible breakfast buffet too!

Address: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

5. Frenzy’s Food Court

Families can head over to enjoy the Southport Shark’s Gold Coast buffet dinner where they serve an all you can eat buffet dinner seven days a week. From Monday to Thursday enjoy the full range of incredible dishes, then from Friday to Sunday enjoy even more with the addition of prawns, mussels and other delicious seafood dishes. The buffet runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm every night.

Address: Musgrave Ave, Southport QLD 4215

Website: click here

6. Brazilian Flame Bar and Grill

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Buffet dinner on the Gold Coast

Families can enjoy an all you can eat dinner at Brazilian Flame Bar And Grill, consisting of BBQ, garlic bread, and more. Prices for the dinner starts from $59.95 for adults, kids aged 6 – 12 $19.90 (under 5s eat free with a paying adult). For more information on the menu, head over to the restaurant’s website.

Address: T2.04 Soul Boardwalk, 4 The, Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Discount offer: click here for an all you can eat discount. (Check T&C’s)

Website: click here

7. Terraces Restaurant

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Fresh prawns and crabs for dinner

The Terraces Restaurant serves one of the best seafood buffet dinner Gold Coast has to offer, including something every member of the family can admire. The menu includes fresh seafood alongside plenty of other flavours from noon for lunch, and 5:30 pm for dinner throughout the week.

Address: Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast, 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

Website: click here

8. Harvest Buffet, Star Casino

The Gold Coast Casino buffet serves a wide variety for families to indulge in. From Monday – Thursdays it hosts a fabulous prawn buffet but on Friday, Saturday and Sundays it has the full monty when it comes to seafood buffets! On the weekend evenings this dinner buffet Gold Coast restaurant serves up freshest seafood including oysters, prawns, sushi, crabs and mussels as well as roasts from the carvery and crowd-pleasers like pizza, pasta, curries, soups and salads. Add to that dessert, featuring a chocolate fountain and you are on to a winner for every family! Prices and buffet opening hours vary on various days so check their website for details. Kids under 7 eat free.

Address: 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Website: click here

9. Korean BBQ Buffet Gold Coast

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Buffet dinner on the Gold Coast

Korean BBQ Buffet Gold Coast keeps hunger at bay with a panoply of items like grilled meats, seasonal salads, chicken wings and pasta dishes. Particularly large appetites can be sated with an all-you-can-eat banquet. The meal can be complemented with a drink such as a glass of wine or beer.

Address: 36 Davenport St, Surfers Paradise, 4217

Website: click here

10. Il Barocco

Located within the Palazzo Versace, the Il Barocco serves a seafood buffet Gold Coast for families on Friday and Saturday evenings. With fresh seafood and fish on the menu, accompanied by other popular buffet options, there’s something for everyone. Head over to the Il Barocco website to make a booking.

Address: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

Website: click here

11. Season Buffet

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Buffet dinner on the Gold Coast

Located in Southport, the Season Buffet offers hot pots and BBQ for families to enjoy. Dinner buffet is available from Thursday to Sunday. Head to the Season Buffet website to make a reservation.

Discount offer: Grab your buffet meal discount here.

Address: 80 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215

Website: click here

12. Flower Garden Buffet Chinese Restaurant

Located in Palm Beach, the Flower Garden Buffet Chinese Restaurant serves up a Chinese feast for families to sink their teeth into. With an abundance of popular dishes available, there’s something to satisfy every member of the family. For more information on the offering available, head over to the restaurant’s Facebook page or consider getting in touch.

Address: 2/1168 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221

Website: click here

13. Horizon Sky Dining – Crowne Plaza

Horizon Sky Dining, the Gold Coast’s one and only revolving restaurant is open! Get ready to take in breathtaking views of the coast from the stunning rooftop location.

Not only will you get to see some of the Gold Coast’s most famous sights, but you’ll also taste one of the region’s most delicious buffets, carefully designed by their expert chef and his dedicated team.

You’ll be feasting on mouth-watering cuisine that includes favourites such as prawn gyozas, Asian-style BBQ pork, garlic and ginger beef and so much more!

Address: 26/2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

Restaurants that no longer serve buffet dinners on the Gold Coast

We keep these listed at the bottom of our articles so that you can confirm your suspicions, that this ‘all you can eat’ restaurants on the Gold Coast no longer serves buffet dinners.

Fables Restaurant – currently closed

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Buffet dinner on the Gold Coast

We have no information about when this restaurant may be open again!

The Gold Coast buffet dinner of the Fables Restaurant includes many dishes for families to choose from. The menu includes curry, roasted meats, soup, pasta, rice, International cuisines, and more. For more information on this buffet dinner selection, head over to the restaurant’s website.

Address: Ground Floor/25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

Surfers Paradise SLSC – buffet no longer available

This place used to offer one of the best buffet breakfasts Gold Coast, with an impressive range of breakfast favourites to start the day the right way but now it’s a breakfast menu (which is still delicious and worth checking out!) For more information on the offering, head over to the Surfers Paradise SLSC website or consider getting in touch with the venue.

Address: Cnr Hanlan St & The, Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

Govindas Surfers Paradise – permanently closed

Looking for a vegetarian restaurant in Surfers Paradise? Chefs at Govindas cook Indian-style vegan and vegetarian food, which makes this restaurant perfect for people who don’t consume meat at all, as well as for those who would like to try something different.

Govindas diners can tuck into a convenient all-you-can-eat veggie buffet with hot and cold selections including a diverse choice of salads, curries and drinks for lunch or dinner. Each day, Govindas vegetarian menu includes new options so that visitors to the area of Surfers Paradise Boulevard can discover new flavours.

Address: 3120 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Website: click here

Sizzler – permanently closed

When buffets come to mind, Sizzler typically isn’t far behind. With a salad bar, fresh fruit, pasta, hot dishes, and a dessert bar available, all at a reasonable price, it’s not hard to understand why Sizzler is a popular Gold Coast buffet dinner option. On Tuesday for dinner, families can enjoy the salad bar for only $19.95.

Discounts for buffets on the Gold Coast

We always recommend checking out the discount sites for a range of discounted buffets on the Gold Coast.

Groupon logo Groupon for cheap buffets on the Gold Coast.

Scoopon logo Scoopon for cheap buffets on the Gold Coast.

Best Gold Coast buffets for dinner

Our local area is home to some of the best Gold Coast buffet restaurants, spanning from cheap and cheerful to 5 star decadence. Whether you’re seeking the best buffet Gold Coast for families with kids or the best seafood buffet dinner Gold Coast that suits all the family, there’s something to satisfy every one above.

Plus, with traditional and international options within arms reach, both adults and children are sure to leave the table with plenty of smiles and a full stomach. If you’re on the hunt for some delicious buffet restaurants on the Gold Coast, consider stopping by one of these venues.

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Karen Bleakley

Karen is a freelance writer specialising in travel, history and parenting content. Her work is regularly featured on sites such as Kidspot, Families Magazine and she spent ten years as a regular writer for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Karen is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. Karen studied writing and cultural studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and English Literature through Open University. She has taken many other courses over the last 25 years to enhance her skills including Public Relations, Search Engine Optimisation, Travel Writing and Business Management. Karen believes travel is one of the best ways to educate our kids and she loves exploring Australia with her family and encouraging other families to take the leap and move to a new country through her website Smart Steps to Australia.

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