This was my third trip to the area and my third trip to Shady Maple. My friends, who had never been to the area, were amazed! My food was good, hot, and there is a great variety. My amazement, however, is in the way that they get as many people as are trying to eat, through the building, seated, tables cleaned away, and continue to smile. The building holds around 2000 people and though it was crowded we didn't feel overrun. This was a Saturday night and it really was packed. The food is ok but the variety and the fact that it was hot and fresh makes it a cut above normal buffets. I would always recommend this to someone at least once!