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The Garrison Sunday Brunch Buffet 6002 N Post Road

I enjoy buffets. It may because they remind me of my time in Vegas or maybe they just appeal to the Glutton in me. In either event here we are at the Garrison. Home to what may be the Mac Daddy of Sunday Brunch Buffets in Indianapolis. They have a smaller buffet at lunch during the week. We reviewed that about 18 months ago. It was because of that trip that we are here today.

I have said before that taking pictures of a buffet can be awkward and this was no exception. I did manage a few shots but for the most part I just took shots of our over stocked plates.

They offered everything you might need for a first or salad course.

And of course a dessert table that would make any casino proud.

The main buffet line is immense, featuring all the protein and veggie options you would ever want. Baked white fish, BBQ ribs, fried chicken and of course sausages and bacon. They also have a separate carving station featuring glazed salmon, ham and roast beef. In the opposite corner is a waffle station and an omelet station.

My first plate of protein was actually a bowl with ribs, bacon and sausage. Underneath was a fried chicken breast. The food was all very good. I discovered their fried chicken on my first visit. It is salty and crisp and the white meat is surprisingly moist; considering that it is warming in a chaffing pan. Some of the ribs were a bit chewy but were still good.

These may be ready-made salads but they were still tasty. The 3 bean and Tortellini salads are not often options on a buffet.

I know the height of gluttony. One piece at a time just would not do for me. I had to shove 3 into my bowl. All of their pies and cakes are done in-house by their pastry chef who spent several years at the “Dutch Oven”.

The buffet is staged in the Blue Heron Ballroom with 2 adjacent dining area for over flow. It is a spacious and beautiful room. One whole wall is nearly all glass with large double doors leading to a grand terrace.

I would also like to comment on the service. I don’t think I have ever seen such an attentive team of servers at a buffet before. Prompt refills and removal of dishes. I also would like to compliment Marsha, our server. Thanks from me as well.

Forgot to mention the price. It is $19.99 per person drink included.


7 responses

  1. I think we need to go back. Yes. That dessert table, though, ferreal NOM! 😛

    January 28, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    • I am telling you it is a foodies dream.

      January 28, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      • I know!

        January 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm

  2. Wendy Smith

    I love the Garrison brunch! The only issue is the food coma that’s sure to follow. I never want to drive home after!

    January 31, 2019 at 1:17 am

    • I agree completely. Pat and I were both ready for a nap after eating.

      January 31, 2019 at 7:52 am

  3. Oh, my goodness. I am SO JEALOUS. I’ve never seen a buffet such as this! Pies and cakes as part of a buffet?? Unheard of. Everything looks amazing.

    February 2, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    • I know. It is pretty amazing. It reminded me of some of the buffets in Las Vegas. Of course afterwards you need help getting up and are ready for a nap.

      February 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

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