Would You Drive 4 Hours to Rhode Island for a $135 Buffet?
We're talking unlimited lobster! And that's just the beginning.
The Nordic is a fourth-generation restaurant in Charlestown, Rhode Island. They are seasonal, but the season lasts until December! They are known for their high-end buffet items, including over 100 high-end items like lobster, Alaska king crab legs, Black Angus filet mignon, and prime rib, just to name a few. And all you can eat!
The owners say that people travel all over the country to come to the Nordic. But it's not just the food (don't kid yourself, it's 95% the food), it's also the view overlooking a picturesque lake flanked by fire pits and farm animals.
This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant with a mind-blowing buffet that has been family-owned since 1963. They are open now until December 10. That's their last day of serving. They are open Friday – Sunday, so don't plan a midweek pig out! Oh, and save for your meal. The pricing is just about as mind-blowing as the food offered:
Adults – $135.00 Children Ages 8 to 12 – $60.00 Ages 3 to 7 – $35.00
135 dollars for dinner? A 10% service charge is shared among your server and all the support staff. An additional tip would go directly to your server. Oh, it's a dinner that you'll talk about for a long time. Just how many lobsters can you eat? But make room for the bacon-wrapped scallops, and throw in a couple of Alaskan king crab legs and a milkshake. Yes, milkshakes.
There are a couple of rules. It's a two-hour-maximum dining experience. So, rip those lobsters apart or stick to the lobster mac and cheese. There is also a dress code ("Proper casual attire is required"). No tank tops or muscle shirts for men, and as for ladies, they say to keep the bare midriff for the beach. Jeans, shorts, and sneakers are just fine.
Okay, who's heading to Rhode Island?