John Boys is pretty much the opposite of hot, and proof that hotness, to a certain degree, is irrelevant. This restaurant has had no entry in Urbanspoon for years, and in fact I didn’t write about it once because I couldn’t find an entry for it in Urbanspoon. It’s only when you realize that the clientele of this place couldn’t give a flip about those kinds of tools is when you get it. This place is about serving people for whom trends are never “OMG, so last week!” The selling point is simple fare, sold at a great price.
The price point for John Boy’s buffet is $7.50, about 4 dollars less than Golden Corral. As a consequence, this place is well served by an older crowd. They’re the kind of folk whose opinions won’t be given away in facial expressions. You’ll have to look at their eyes, and the corners of their lips to know how they think and feel. Or maybe, just count the numbers in the eatery. That will give you a clue.
This place is very comfortable for someone like me to eat. The plentiful supply of good vegetables and ample quantities of meats make this a good pit stop for a diabetic. And there are lots of families here as well, often large ones, with grown kids and mostly grown grandkids, and some patriarch at the head of his bountiful table.
Now, at the price, don’t expect fancy meats or television ads. The food, however, for what they serve, is competitive with any buffet in the area. And for those who wonder what ever happened to the cafeterias of the 20th century, well, they either evolved into these modest (and critically underserved) buffets, or they perished from the face of the earth.
John Boy’s Home Cooking
3050 Main Street W.
Snellville, GA 30078