Bountiful Buffet: Wellington’s

A Friday feature, Southern fried catfish. Images: Wellington’s

Located inside the Hilton Jackson on County Line Road is a delicious, Southern-style buffet that is not to be overlooked.

Wellington’s offers an extensive breakfast buffet daily for Hilton guests, and the general public is welcome to enjoy the Southern weekday lunch buffet.

For lunch, Wellington’s serves soup, a carved item, entrees, sides, bread selections and dessert selections, and it’s a bit different each day.

The Monday menu kicks off with a tomato basil soup, and the carved item of the day is roast beef with au jus and horseradish sauce. Entrees include stewed chicken and gravy, shrimp creole and rice or red beans and rice, lasagna, chicken tetrazzini or pizza by the slice. Choose from sides like green beans, English green peas, potato and bacon casserole, broccoli casserole, and greens. Desserts on Mondays include apple cobbler, banana pudding and assorted cakes and pies, which are available every day.

Tuesday at Wellington’s is dubbed “turkey with trimmings” day and the menu brings crawfish and crab corn chowder, oven-roasted turkey, meatballs and spaghetti, bayou pasta, jambalaya, smothered pork chops and shepherd’s pie. Sides to go along with entrees include cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, candied yams, butter beans, peas and carrots and greens – all the classic southern sides. Finish your meal with blueberry cobbler or Oreo chocolate pudding.

If you visit Wellington’s on hump day, it’s BBQ day, and buffet selections will include Brunswick strew and baby back ribs, pork butt, country sausage and warm BBQ sauce at the carving station. Main dishes include smoked chicken, barbecue pasta, fried chicken tenders and pork rib tips. Sides are baked beans, curly fries, corn on the cob, corn souffle, black-eyed peas and greens. Wednesday desserts include bread pudding, banana pudding and other cakes and pies.

Thursday at Wellington’s is fried chicken and corn beef day. Start off with beef and vegetable soup and sliced corn beef with honey mustard at the carving table. Southern entrees of the day include southern fried chicken, chicken parmesan, meatloaf, shrimp etouffee and rice or salmon Audubon. Southern sides include mashed potatoes, purple hull peas, green bean casserole, buttered cabbage and greens, and desserts of the day are white chocolate bread pudding and the assortment of cakes and pies.

Friday brings fried catfish and hushpuppy day at Wellington’s, and with it comes all the downhome southern fixings. Start off with seafood gumbo or chicken and andouille gumbo as your soup, then choose from glazed ham or pork roast with au jus at the carving station. Entrees include catfish and hushpuppies, country fried steak and gravy, turkey pot pie and baked chicken. Accompanying sides include squash casserole, dirty rice, mac and cheese, green beans and greens. Add cornbread or yeast rolls to your plate for a complete southern dish. Finish off your meal with peach cobbler or Oreo chocolate pudding.

The lunch buffet at Wellington’s is extensive, delicious and there’s bound to be something for everyone on any given day of the week.

Stop by the Hilton Jackson at 1001 East County Line Road in Jackson to get a taste of the south and fill up on southern favorites.

The full buffet is $15.95, or you can opt for the soup and salad bar for just $11.95.

See complete menus here.

Save room for something sweet at Wellington’s.

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Paige McKay

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