Thanks to the latest openings report, I had a reason to voluntarily go to the mall for dinner. Pan Pan Seafood (or diner, whichever) is a southern/fried seafood place in Northgate Mall and I was surprised to find a pretty palatable buffet right next to Sbarro’s and Steak Escape.
I’m not sure how long Pan Pan has been there, but apparently long enough to have a bunch of celebrities come through, from Babyface to Evander Holyfield, according to the photos above the buffet line. My indecision and the sight of ribs made the buffet the obvious choice. I tried a little of everything, including some dark turkey meat and stuffing, mac and cheese, fried shrimp, soft shell crab, greens, and black-eyed peas.
The ribs were pretty bizarre – they tasted exactly like Liquid Smoke – and everything else was pretty flat (it’s a buffet after all), but the black-eyed peas and turkey and stuffing were surprisingly good. Since they serve breakfast all day, I had to get a biscuit, and it was my favorite kind – huge and doughy and super buttery.
The lunch buffet is $8 and the dinner is $12 – not a bad price for all you can take (but as the sign says, absolutely no sharing or doggie bags). So if you find yourself at Northgate Mall and want some great turkey and stuffing, you know what to do.
Pan Pan Seafood @ Northgate Mall (map)
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am – 8 pm