Market Diner v. Seminole Wind - which has the better Southern food?

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Greg

Raleigh, NC

#1 Jul 24, 2009
Putting everything else aside (atmosphere, prices, ownership) and just focusing on the quality (not quantity) of food alone, which one of these two buffets does Southern food better?

I've always been going to Market Diner whenever I'm down in the area, but apparently Seminole Wind has come into existence over the past few years. I know people say Seminole Wind has a wider selection, but what about the quality of each individual dish?

For me, it's all about quality. I want the veggies to be fresh, not from cans. So how do the two places compare in this regard?
Susie Q

Red Oak, IA

#2 Jul 28, 2009
The majority of stuff tastes like it come from the same place.
Susie Q

Red Oak, IA

#3 Jul 28, 2009
typo; comes from the same place.
John

Thomasville, GA

#4 Jul 29, 2009
A friend of mine took me a while back to this small buffet place over in Pelham in the Hands Building (I think that is the name of that building) He told me I had to try it, he found it one day when he had to go over there for business. Anyway I don't know the name of the place but I am sure it is the only one in downtown so it is easy to find.

It is hands down one of the best I have been too. Not a huge selection like Seminole Wind but plenty.

Here is the good part, they grow most of what they serve and everything is fresh and local. They can and put up fresh vegetables to use in their restaurant. Just like one would do at home with fresh vegetables. This place is very, very good and fresh. Taste just like you went to your grandmothers house for Sunday dinner.

It has been several months since I have been, I don't even think I have been this year but the last time I went,(I have been 3 times total) it has been beyond good!

Anyone else been there?
Robert

Bainbridge, GA

#6 Aug 9, 2009
Tommy and Mary are related so some of the food is probably the same.
However, I prefer Seminole Wind because to me the food is better and the place is cleaner. They're vegetables taste fresh and I have been there when fresh peas,greens, melons, etc. were brought in. So for me it's Seminole Wind hands down. They serve quality food as well as quantity.
Nafu

Thomasville, GA

#7 Aug 11, 2009
Does Seminole Wind have any plans to continue to expand their locations? I know there is one in Cairo and Thomasville so far.
Robert

Colquitt, GA

#8 Aug 16, 2009
Yes, they are opening one in Tallahassee the first of September.
Anita

United States

#9 Aug 17, 2009
My husband and I love Seminole Wind.The food is great and the restaurant looks very clean.Sure wish they would put one in Bainbridge.
John

Thomasville, GA

#10 Aug 19, 2009
Good, I hope they continue to expand all across the area!
Ken

Clarklake, MI

#11 Sep 9, 2009
The Market Diner gets my vote. The food is excellent and the staff is attentive. Also the buffet is hotter and has heat lamps. As for clean...at leastl they don't sweep around the buffet while there is food on it which they did while I ate at Seminole Winds.
Wow

United States

#12 Sep 11, 2009
It's all about the same considering it's the same family of people who own the two. family members tend to follow the same recipes or close to it. it's not a huge debate.
Kaye D

Moultrie, GA

#13 Sep 15, 2009
i dont mind them sweeping the floors while im there, but swatting flies is gross.
Tessie

Moultrie, GA

#14 Sep 15, 2009
is it ever alright to cheat on your spouse ?
CMM

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Sep 23, 2009
If you want excellent, REAL southern cuisine, try Audrey's in Cairo on 93 South. No restaraunt beats her southern cooking! It actually has taste and great taste at that. No school cafeteria tasting food there like you get at Seminole Wind or the Market Diner. No religious or political views shoved down your throat their either.
George

Thomasville, GA

#16 Sep 26, 2009
CMM wrote:
If you want excellent, REAL southern cuisine, try Audrey's in Cairo on 93 South. No restaraunt beats her southern cooking! It actually has taste and great taste at that. No school cafeteria tasting food there like you get at Seminole Wind or the Market Diner. No religious or political views shoved down your throat their either.
I really don't mind the religious or poltical views being displayed. They are there for you to read or ignore, NOT shoved down your throat. However after eating at Audreys, I'd much rather eat at the school cafeteria!
Barbra

Thomasville, GA

#17 Oct 1, 2009
Tessie wrote:
is it ever alright to cheat on your spouse ?
No, never!
CMM

Tallahassee, FL

#18 Oct 8, 2009
George wrote:
<quoted text>I really don't mind the religious or poltical views being displayed. They are there for you to read or ignore, NOT shoved down your throat. However after eating at Audreys, I'd much rather eat at the school cafeteria!
You obviously have no taste buds left.
Billy Bob

Thomasville, GA

#19 Jan 6, 2010
Crawdaddy's and O'neils is better than either one.

Actually they are way better.
big john1

Moyock, NC

#20 Jan 7, 2010
Tessie,it might be ok to cheat if you need some attention super bad and hubby is to busy,,but keep it in the family!
Dean

Thomasville, GA

#21 Jan 9, 2010
CMM wrote:
If you want excellent, REAL southern cuisine, try Audrey's in Cairo on 93 South. No restaraunt beats her southern cooking! It actually has taste and great taste at that. No school cafeteria tasting food there like you get at Seminole Wind or the Market Diner. No religious or political views shoved down your throat their either.
ROTFLMAO!!!! You must be related.

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