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“Authentic southern food in hectic atmosphere”

Casey's Buffet Barbecue & Home Cookin
Ranked #42 of 711 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Takeout
Reviewed 10 April 2014

If you are looking for good and authentic southern cooking in great variety and unlimited amounts, this is your place. The price is reasonable if you are able to eat a hardy portion of food at one sitting. A meal with drink (mostly iced tea), tip and tax will run about 17 dollars. You will find all the soul standards as well as some less available items (pig's feet, chitlins, cracklins, etc). You are allowed to eat as much as you like and from the looks of most of the diners, many are going way past that. It must be said that this is not a soothing, romantic, and relaxed place to eat. Go elsewhere for that. This place is noisy, crowded, messy, and marginally clean. The surfaces and floors are past well-worn...partly because it is probably impossible to keep up with the volume of food and number of people served. The lighting is spotty, many surfaces are darkened by smoke and grease. The staff tries to keep the buffet areas cleaned up but there are way too many guests touching everything for my tastes. Our impression was that it was time to close the restaurant for awhile and do a major cleaning and re-fresh. The food itself is good, not great but the staff is friendly and attentive.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This was our TV first time to try southern cooking. What an amazing array of homemade foods! The wait staff were attentive and engaging. The buffet included a huge selection of meats, sides, and vegetables. Everything you can imagine from the bbq pork chicken and fish to fried okra, mac and cheese, and stuffed crab. The dessert selection included 3 types of cobbler, warm brownies, bread pudding,and several types of pies. They even brought chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven to our table.

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had read reviews on this place and then several locals recommended it. We also saw some flyers on it at the hotel and Ft Fisher so thought we would try it. It was exactly what we wanted--a local shack kind of a place making down to earth local food. We come from a place that doesn't have this type of food so if you want classic southern, soul cooking this is the place for you. It is very popular with the locals who confirmed this is what real soul food is.

They had popcorn shrimp, catfish bites (best deep fried catfish I've had in the south), awesome cheese biscuits, several types of greens, fried chicken, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, ribs, great squash casserole, diced turnip, several types of potatoes, three types of cobblers, beans, cornbread, lima beans, chitlins (not my thing), pigs feet, and fish. I can't recall the other items but there were more vegtables.

Service was great, even the folks around us stopped to talk about the food. Really friendly people all around. Owner was great as well.

Prices were reasonable. I think it was around $45 for 2 adults and 4 small kids. We were stuffed. If you've never had soul food or like it, we highly recommend this place.

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1  Thank bennrg2001
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

The place is old inside and there are a few holes in the carpet but just don't look at it. Keep your mind on the wonderful buffet (don't let the pigs feet and chitterlings scare you off). Everything we tried was very good and they have a good selection of veggies to pick from. Their desserts were great (with soft serve ice cream) but the soft, warm chocolate chip cookies and the peach cobbler were my favorite. Our server was very friendly and funny. I ate way too much and had to take a long walk on the beach when we got back to the cottage.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were delighted to find this place, based on earlier Tripadvisor reviews. There are so many items offered at the buffet, plus daily specials -- an across-the-board sampler of southern fare. Loved the fishcakes, greens, fried chicken, and chitlins, and wish I'd had room to sample the chicken gizzards and livers, pigs feet, pot roast, and meatloaf. Everything looked so good, and when we rolled in at 3:00 on a weekday afternoon, there was a happy crowd digging into the buffet. I can't imagine what this place is like on a weekend for dinner, but suspect it's cheerful mayhem. There's a great selection of vegetables, hushpuppies, and biscuits, every kind of fruit cobbler, and vanilla ice cream custard. Friendly staff, kid-friendly. Nothing fancy. Everything real. Two of us stuffed ourselves for under $20.

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1  Thank muckinabout
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