Charley's Buffet Lincoln
By Danielle Breshears
If you think you’re lost, keep driving. Those are the instructions you will get if you are heading to one of Mid--Missouri’s best hidden gems, Charley’s Buffet.
About ten miles south of Cole Camp, Charley’s Buffet draws big crowds with even bigger appetites each Friday and Saturday night for down-home, Midwestern cooking.
Charley’s is a family-owned business. Charley and Evonne Peaster started the restaurant but have since passed it to their daughters, Tracy and Launa. The two now spend all week preparing homemade foods, so that they can open each Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 8:30 pm, and their work pays off. The lines often spill outside of this humble, delicious restaurant. And the lines don’t look to be getting any shorter. MSN Food and Drink named the eatery one of the ten best all-you-can-eat buffets in the United States.
When you make it inside, you can finally enjoy comfort food classics, such as pulled pork, roasted ham, fresh veggies, and creamy mashed potatoes. Be sure not to fill up: there’s a seemingly mile-long dessert table with more than forty homemade pies, cobblers, cakes, and cookies.