The List: Local all-you-can-eat spots

Nicholas Dekker
Texas de Brazil

You shouldn't go to a gallery opening on an empty stomach, so it seems entirely appropriate to prepare for Open Door Art Studio's “All You Can Eat” by filling up at one of these all-you-can-eat spots.

The German Autobahn Buffet at Schmidt's

Make a run at all the bratwurst, knockwurst and Bahama Mamas you can eat. Fill in the gaps with potato salad, and then circle back for a cream puff or two.

Banana Leaf

There's no rule saying buffets have to be meat-centric. Banana Leaf features a lunch and dinner buffet that relies heavily on vegetarian and vegan dishes from southern India.

Udipi Cafe

Likewise, Udipi's all-you-can-eat lunch buffet focuses on vegetarian specialties from southern India.

Sunday Brunch at Union Cafe

Union's all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch includes the requisite waffle bar and omelet station.

Rodizio Grill

You can go “Full Rodizio” at the Arena District Brazilian steakhouse, where they will ply you tableside with an unending selection of rotisserie-grilled meats, plus sides and salads.

Bottomless Mimosas at Forno

This wood-fired pizza spot in the Short North offers a bottomless mimosa to go with a weekend brunch menu featuring pizzas, French toast and brasato.

Taj Palace

Taj Palace is one of many Indian restaurants that doubles as an all-you-can-eat affair. The eatery offers a daily lunch buffet and a dinner buffet most evenings, including an exclusively vegetarian focus on Tuesdays.

Old Bag of Nails

On Wednesdays Old Bag of Nails features endless shrimp and chips.

Matt the Millers Sunday Brunch

All three Matt the Millers locations offer a Sunday brunch buffet with everything from waffles to fried chicken to eggs benedict. There's even a kid's version. Add-ons include the Bloody Mary Bar and the Crimson Cup coffee bar.

Haruki East

This Hilliard-located Asian-cuisine outpost features all-you-can-eat sushi.

New India

New India offers a full buffet of naan, tandoori-grilled meats, curries and biryani specialties.

Anna's Greek Cuisine

The generous Sunday brunch at Anna's up on Sawmill Road includes a huge selection of Mediterranean dishes, ranging from omelets and lentil soup to hummus, spanakopita, mousaka, lamb Parnasos, baklava and everything in between.

Texas de Brazil

Like Rodizio, Texas de Brazil at Easton is a churrascaria, or Brazilian steakhouse, where servers swing by your table with different meats on skewers, then slice off pieces on request. Carnivorous offerings range from lamb chops to flank steak to chicken sausage and on and on.