The Loose Moose Cottage Concord NC

Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC

Fancy buffet dining inside Great Wolf Lodge at The Loose Moose Cottage

I have, to be honest with you, I am not a big fan of buffets. Especially the franchise restaurants you go to like Golden Corral and Ryan’s, yeah not a fan of those. Most of the time the food is bland, and taste like it all came out of a can. What I am a fan of, though, is buffets at little country restaurants. The quality is better and the place is usually cleaner. Now on a recent overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge (Click link for that post) in Concord, NC, we ate at a buffet restaurant. This is the review of The Loose Moose Cottage in Concord, NC.

Although it is still a commercialized restaurant, it is different than your Ryan’s and Golden Corrals.

The Loose Moose CottageThe Loose Moose Cottage is a buffet restaurant located inside Great Wolf Lodge. Although it is still a commercialized restaurant, it is different than your Ryan’s and Golden Corrals. The food is much better here at The Loose Moose Cottage. They serve a better quality of food also. The Loose Moose Cottage serves Breakfast and dinner. What makes it especially nice is the convenience of it. Since it is located within Great Wolf Lodge, you just walk over and eat. It is really that simple.

One of the best things that I had here was the baked ham.

The food was really good here. The only thing I really did not like on this occasion was the chocolate cake. It was pretty dry, almost like it had been sitting out for a while. One of the best things that I had here was the baked ham. It was to die for. Several people in my group also commented on it too. As stated above, the food seems to be a better quality here, that also means a higher price. I am not sure if the price was higher because of the convenience factor or not. This could also be the case.

Great Wolf Lodge can seem like a money pit while staying here. They have everything to entice your kids to want to spend money on. Once they get you in the door they have so many things to do and spend money on. I am sure there are other options as far as restaurants go that are close by. The food may be just as good as The Loose Moose Cottage but by the time you leave you could have just stayed in the house and enjoyed a world class buffet.

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Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

American, Greek-inspired comfort food at Park Place Restaurant.

A few months ago I was out with my family and we were in search of a place to eat for dinner. What we wanted was something quick and cheap, so we decided on Showmars in Pineville, NC. Meanwhile, we passed right by a diner that looked like a local establishment. It looked like a place I would love to try. That place was Park Place Restaurant in Pineville, NC. Continue reading “Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC”

7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC

Clyde's Dinner decorated for fall
Clyde’s dinner in Waynesville, NC decorated for fall

If you are in Waynesville, NC these are 7 Must-Try Restaurants

I have stated many times that Western North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. There is something about that part of the Smoky Mountains that has a special place in my heart. It could be the childhood memories that I have experienced there. Or like a close friend of mine said when talking about a restaurant we both have been going to since childhood and now the food has gone down,”It is not really about the food for me anymore but about the atmosphere and tradition.” Either way, food and places we visit as a child hold special places in people’s heart. It is a way of connecting those memories with the past. Even if the food or place is not as good, you still like to visit it for the memories. Each time I have visited Maggie Valley, NC, we also visited nearby Waynesville. Waynesville is similar in style to Asheville, NC, but on a smaller scale. There are many really cool and unique shops located in downtown Waynesville. There just as many awesome restaurants throughout the town too. This is my list of 7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC. Continue reading “7 Must-Try Restaurants in Waynesville, NC”

Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC

Clyde’s Dinner, where the home folks eat

Clyde's Restaurant where the home folks eat
Where the Home Folks Eat

This week we stopped by a restaurant in Waynesville, NC. According to the menu located in the restaurant, this is “where the home folks eat. These are the places we love going to. Clyde’s Dinner looked like an awesome place to try out and they made us feel like home folks too. Continue reading “Clyde’s Dinner Waynesville, NC”

Joey’s Pancake House Maggie Valley, NC

Joey’s Pancake House offers the best breakfast in Maggie Valley

Every year we make the trip up to Maggie Valley in the fall. It has become an dsc_0032annual tradition in our family. One of the main reason we love going there is because the area is so low key. Most of the businesses there are owned by locals. This includes the restaurants. There simply are no franchise restaurant to be seen. Every year we see new attendants in the old buildings. They come and go. There is one, though, that has stood the test of time, Joey’s Pancake House. Continue reading “Joey’s Pancake House Maggie Valley, NC”

Canyons Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC

Canyons has the best view of any restaurant in the Boone area.

Our last stop on our trip to Boone, NC lead us to a unique place. We passed by this place last year and we simply ran out of time to stop. I promised myself I would stop the next time I was in the area. The main drawing point was the views I could see from the road. I had to get a closer look. This is Canyons Restaurant in Blowing Rock, NC. Continue reading “Canyons Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC”

Dan’l Boone Inn

Try the Dan’l Boone Inn for the best comfort food in town.

Boone, NC is a town that has tales of folklore as tall as the mountains that surround it. Boone got it’s named from the famous American Pioneer, Daniel Boone, that is said to have frequently camped there while passing through. Located in the heart of the town is a restaurant that is serving up country ham biscuits that some day may add to the town’s folklore traditions. This is the Dan’l Boone Inn located in Downtown Boone, NC Continue reading “Dan’l Boone Inn”