Although I did not have to wait long to be served, I must agree with others the buffet was not anything to write home about. It was very expensive for lousy food. This has got to be one of the worst restaurant in Lafayette. I also recommend that Shoney's close this restaurant or give it another clean sweep. The floor is nasty. It was very disgusting to see how dirty it was under the chairs, tables and counters. There was paper and trash that look like it had bee there for weeks. No wonder no one is breaking the doors down to come in .
I was not seated and 8 persons of another ethinic race were seated before me the hostest and the cashier were of this race. This is a Discrimination place DO NOT GO THERE IF you are something other than that Race After 10 minuets of the other race being seated I went elsewhere. When I called to talk to the Manager No one would take my call.
My husband and I waited almost 10 minutes to be seated (while there was staff just standing around). This would be understandable if they were busy but the restaurant was empty. The service was horrible and what food that was on the buffet wasn't much to write home about. The restrooms had no toilet paper, paper towels or hand soap and looked like they haven't been cleaned in over a week. The staff was yelling and cursing at each other very loudly. This is the first time that we have eaten at a Shoney's and it will be the last. The first impression is a lasting one.
I am not one to normally write reviews about food or service, but this is the exception to the rule. About 10 years ago, this Shoney's was the place to go in Lafayette. Their breakfast bar was awesome. Everything was freshly prepared...grits, eggs, bacon, biscuits, pancakes all hot. My last two visits to this Shoney's find me with mediocre food that was lukewarm at best. The eggs were okay, but everything else could have been improved. One of their chicken tenders/bits (or whatever it's call) was not completely cooked. On the carpet, someone spilled chocolate milk on the floor and none of the wait staff bothered to clean it up. The last visit prior to this one, I gave this restaurant the benefit of the doubt. But two times in a row, I recommend that Shoney closes this restaurant.