Now that summer is here, many Fort Smith residents are taking the time to hit the road and visit other cities and towns in order to refresh and recharge. One of the most popular destinations for River Valley residents is Little Rock. Arkansas’ capitol offers numerous museums and historic sites for tourists to see. Some are free, but some aren’t. This could hinder budget-conscious vacationers unless they are willing to cut a few corners to save some dollars. A great way to cut corners for those traveling on a budget is to skimp when it comes to dining out.
Now this does not mean having to resort to desperate measures like living off of baloney from Wal-Mart while you are on vacation. The truth is that major cities like Little Rock do offer restaurants where the prices are more reasonable. The key is taking the time to look. These restaurants are not going to be found in the tourist areas. In fact some may not be located on a main street. One of the better priced restaurants in the Little Rock area is an Asian buffet located just across the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. That restaurant is Royal Buffet, located at 109 East Pershing North Little Rock, Ark 72114.
So why is Royal Buffet worth the drive? There are several reasons to consider. First and foremost, this is a buffet, this means that for one price you can eat your fill and not leave hungry. You will have your pick of 50 plus items to choose from, and you can go back for seconds and even thirds.
The second thing to consider is that the food in itself is decent. You will always take a chance with Asian buffets when it comes to quality, but Royal Buffet serves a quality selection for the most part. The one thing to avoid is any item that looks like it has been sitting (you can usually tell which items on a buffet were recently served and which items have been sitting for awhile) out for a bit. Unfortunately most buffet places will not replace a dish until it is nearly gone, so be sure to check before you start eating.
Vacations can be costly, but there are ways to cut those costs. One way is to seek out restaurants that are reasonably priced, or visit an all-you-can-eat establishment. Many of these restaurants offer quality dining for a fraction of what you will pay in the tourist quarters. This year spend your money on attractions instead of dining.
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