Salad Bars in Orange County, California
"Our buffet restaurants utilize a 'scatter' buffet system that allows for a wide selection of food and easier access than traditional buffets. Our focus is traditional 'home cooking' which includes carefully prepared salads, soups, entrees and desserts. We strive to provide a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Our complete meals include beverage and dessert for one low price. We serve lunch and dinner daily and most of our restaurants offer weekend breakfast.
The quality of our food stands apart from other restaurants in the buffet category. This is achieved through our commitment to using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in our salads, made-from-scratch soups, entrees and, of course, our delicious desserts. Unlike other buffet restaurants, we prepare our food at continual intervals throughout the day and serve it in small quantities (enough to feed 8 to 12 guests). Some of our recipes have been passed down within our families."  Anaheim, Buena Park, City of Industry, Corona, Garden Grove, La Habra, Lakewood, Oceanside, Placentia, Santa Ana, Temecula|
|Marie Callenders Restaurant & Bakery|| ||
Famous for pies, but have a good menu, too. American cuisine, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, salad bar, bakery.
Tart sliced apples, sweetened and lightly-spiced with cinnamon.
'No Sugar' Apple
Our original apple pie without the added sugar.
A variety of only the finest, plump ripe berries, baked in this double crust pie.
Blueberries enhanced with flavorful apples.
With juicy, tart, red cherries.
Real vanilla and a dash of nutmeg accent this rich egg custard.
Our traditional apple pie with a crumbly cinnamon streusel topping.
Our most popular pie! Slightly tart, slightly sweet, topped with a light golden meringue.
Holiday fruits and rum accent the authenticity of this festive holiday pie.
New York Cheesecake
Prepared from scratch in the traditional New York style, thick and creamy smooth served in a generous slice.
With thick sliced peaches.
Our famous pumpkin pie has just the right amount of spice.
Raspberries and blackberries baked together, with a hint of apples.
'No Sugar' Razzleberry
A 'no sugar added' version.
Tart and refreshing rhubarb.
Sour Cream Apple
Baked apples, sour cream topping, sprinkled with cinnamon and buttery pecans.
One of your favorites. Fresh ripe bananas, rich vanilla cream, fresh whipped cream or a fluffy meringue.
Chocolate blended with our creamy vanilla custard.
The President's Favorite! Coconut folded into our rich vanilla cream.
Chocolate cream, coconut and chopped pecans over a layer of chocolate.
Rich chocolate fills a chocolate cookie crust, with a rim of freshly-whipped cream.
If you're a lover of cheesecake, this pie is for you. A melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese filling in a graham cracker crust, with a pure sour cream topping.
Kahlua Cream Cheese
Try the special taste of Kahlua mocha throughout our velvety cream cheese pie in a chocolate cookie crust.
The tart flavor of key limes, blended creamy and smooth in a graham cracker crust.
Lemon Cream Cheese
Our melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese pie with a tangy lemon topping.
Lots of buttery, caramelized pecans baked in a luscious filling.
'Sky High' Boston Cream
Our famous flacky crust, vanilla cream, layers of rich vanilla cake, more vanilla cream, topped off with a glaze of chocolate fudge and real whipped cream. You must try this one!
An old favorite has a new name. Our famous sour cream pies are now called 'Double Cream Pies' to better reflect their unique style, premium quality and gourmet taste.
Double Cream Blueberry
Creamy vanilla custard and sour cream top a bed of savory blueberries, enhanced with flavorful apples.
Double Cream Cherry
Extraordinarily cheery. A unique Marie Callender's exclusive.
Double Cream Lemon
Layers of rich lemony custard with a sour cream topping - light and refreshing.  Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Buena Park, Chino, City of Industry, Corona, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Ontario, Orange, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Temecula, Westminster, Whittier|
|Orange County Mining Company Restaurant|| ||
A restaurant with a first class view! Fine salad bar, too. "It pictures mines and wealth; it portrays tales of hope and faith in search of silver. Along the Silverado, eager miners drove their tunnels, and prospectors combed the mountain side and canyon bottoms, all in search of signs of precious metal. Silverado Canyon, formerly known as Canada del la Madera to the Indians and Spanish Californians, was an already explored canyon when J.E. Pleasants and Sam Shewsbury pioneered in the Santiago Canyon of which Silverado is a branch. Goats were raised at nearly all of the ranches and for years vied with bees as the principal industry. The sleepy canyon settlements idled quietly until one day in the fall of 1877, Hank Smith and William Curry came upon silver ore.
The first claim, Southern Belle, remained relatively dormant. Then another mine, The Santa Clara, was located. An article published in the Los Angeles Times heralded the discovery of silver and from that point on, men rushed into the canyon seeking fame and fortune. Creaking wagons, some of which had come across the plains, spring wagons, carts, dilapidated old surries and shiny rigs from livery stables clattered over the rocks at the crossings and sweating horses dragged the outfits into the new found El Dorado. With the arrival of prospectors, new shops, hotels and saloons emerged. It is in the tradition of the Old Silverado grubberies and saloons that the Orange County Mining Company was patterned.
The Orange County Mining Company actually sits upon one of the old silver mine sites at the canyon. Relics displayed within the restaurant's interior are genuine artifacts of the mining era.
"In 1954, Sherwood 'Shakey' Johnson pooled his funds of $3400 with those of a college friend Ed Plummer to open the first Shakey's®. The building was a remodeled grocery store located at 57th and 'J' Street in Sacramento, California. The parlor opened on Friday evening, April 30 with $1.85 in the till and the two owners and their friends to serve. As the ovens were not complete, only beer was sold the first weekend. Johnson played the piano and entertained, and Plummer served beer.
Today... pizza is still the mainstay at Shakey's, whether it's our original thin crust version with its crisp crunchy taste, or the classic hand-tossed pizza with dough baked thick and chewey. Shakey's customers also find a wide spectrum of ala carte items including marinated deep fried chicken, our exclusive Mojo® potatoes (french-fried slices in seasoned bread), pasta, an extensive salad bar and an elaborate all-you-can-eat buffet."  Brea, Chino, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, La Habra, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, Tustin, Whittier|
"It all began on January 27, 1958 with fifty dollars in the cash register. 'Sizzler Family Steak House' opened its doors in Culver City, California and offered four steak items.
Today, Sizzler's menu features a variety of quality USDA steaks and other grilled foods including, fish and shrimp. You can order any of these items on our renown sizzlin' platters. These 'hot plates' are sure to grab your attention when they are paraded through the dining room. Sizzler also offers one of the freshest salad bars around, with dessert and hot appetizers included.
Since 1958, Sizzler® has grown into one of the nation's leading restaurant chains with more than 250 locations throughout the United States."  Anaheim, Buena Park, Chino Hills, Corona, Diamond Bar, El Toro, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, La Mirada, La Puente, Lake Elsinore, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Murrieta, Norco, Oceanside, Orange, San Dimas, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Stanton, Temecula, Tustin|
"Souplantation Restaurants originated in San Diego, California in 1978. Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. currently has 97 premier salad restaurants in 15 states under the names Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. Our restaurants feature fresh, wholesome foods with pride of the concept showcased on two 55-foot salad bars. Our salad offerings include 3 fresh-tossed salads prepared exhibition-style as well as a large assortment of fresh cut produce, dressings and toppings together with several signature prepared salads. In addition to great salads, we are proud to serve our made-from-scratch soups, hot pasta, a variety of freshly baked muffins, pizza focaccia and other breads, plus a dessert bar centered around a frozen yogurt station with toppings complemented by fresh fruits and puddings. A weekly rotation of our menu items creates an even greater variety for our guests."  Brea, Carlsbad, City of Industry, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Temecula, Tustin|