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Nordic Lodge

legsdiamond12 | | Aug 26, 2012 06:06 AM

Anyone know of a place in RI called Nordic Lodge, and does it still exist? I'm from NJ, but approximately 20 years ago, a guy I worked with from Brooklyn told me about it--- he had gone up there on a bus with a group, and for about $30, they had been able to eat unlimited quantities of food-- chicken, steak, ribs, etc. Well, not quite unlimited- I believe there was a 2 hour time limit. And I think there were restrictions on alcohol. But I was young and intrepid in those days, and I decided to check it out with a few like minded friends.

If I remember right (again, this was 20-plus years ago, so forgive my absent mindedness), it was located in a place called Charleston (or Charlestown) about a half hour away from Newport. We did eat like pigs, and I had always liked the ambience and atmosphere of RI, so I was happy. As were my friends (I was doing the driving, so they were even happier; on the road back to NJ, they were soon asleep in a food dazed slumber while I tried desperately to keep my eyes a hopefully wiser middle aged adult, I wouldn't attempt this same driving "feat" of 4 hours there and 4 hours back today). In retrospect, I'm not sure how good the food really was, or whether it was really quality cuts of meat, etc.--- I'm sure I was dazzled simply by the amount of food available for not a ton of money. And, given the number of chartered buses in the parking lot from NY and other areas, I wasn't alone in feeling this way.

Haven't heard about this place in years, and I'm wondering whether anyone else has memories of it, and whether it still even exists? And, if it does, is it still $30 for all the food you can eat (in 2 hours)?

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