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Jan 23, 2008 11:52 AM

Best Buffet In Las Vegas.

Please let me now your opinions and what do you like about it.

Thank you for your advice. :)

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  1. I always hit up Aladdin. They have crab legs, and the buffet is farely low priced compared to some but is presented nicely. If I feel like spending a little more I usually go to the Rio's Village Seafood Buffet. Nice selection of good seafood, and still pretty cheap.

    I really only go to buffets to pig out on seafood though. If you want a great meal, and want to spend a little more, avoid the buffets. Vegas is known for its availability of high end dining. If you are open to that, I'm sure the hounds can fill you in there as well.

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    1. re: ValleyFever

      I heard very good opinions about the buffet at the Aladdin now Planet Hollywood.
      I will try it this time thank you for mention it. :)

      1. re: josephml1

        Aladdin is very worldly. My parents enjoyed it, and they are narrow minded when it comes to food. After Aladdin, I can now take them to Indian restaurants.

        And, no best buffet isn't an oxymoron. In no way do the two words contradict each other. Its simply the best of the worst!

        1. re: ValleyFever

          I like your attitude. My question is, now that you can take your parents to Indian restaurants, can you prevent them from throwing onion bhajis at each other?

          1. re: ValleyFever

            That is true... In a buffet you keep your mind open to new selections.
            I also found the buffet at the Mandalay a good one.

            But as always the best buffet food in the world won't match up to a good entree at a normal restaurant.

          2. re: josephml1

            Is it still called Spice Market? Regardless, the PH buffet is my favorite to date. Used to be Paris, and that can still be a fun one given the setting, but I was impressed with a majority of dishes at PH and the service was outstanding. I was totally underwhelmed by Bellagio. PH is a couple of bucks cheaper and way better. All that being said, many rave about the Wynn...

        2. Best buffet. Isn't that an oxymoron?

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          1. re: dogbreath

            If you have to ask, you haven't been. I went to Bellagio's several years ago and it's quite spectacular... veal osso buco with gorgonzola polenta, roast quail rubbed in Southwestern spices, roast venison... the list goes on. All of it was very nicely prepared.

            1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

              Some like buffet, some like Jimmy Buffet. I'm the latter. It's just a matter of personal preference.

              Besides, the question should have been "What is your 'favorite' buffet in Vegas?"

              1. re: dogbreath

                Your favorite would be a Cheeseburger in Paradise

                Paradise Buffet
                200 Fremont St
                Las Vegas, NV

                1. re: ValleyFever

                  Actually, a year, or so ago, we wanted a quick lunch, and it was handy - right between my wife's AM & PM meetings. Held my breath, and then enjoyed it quite a bit. The video projection and the db level were a bit over the top, as was much of the decor, but the burgers were top-notch. The wine list, while servicable, should be kicked up a notch - or two. Still, we had a very good lunch and I'd return in the same circumstances, on the next trip.


              2. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                I was at the Bellagio buffet for dinner in September and was sadly dissappointed. The veal osso bucco was rubbery, all of the fish I tried was very overcooked, and the service was nearly non existant. If you are a big dessert fan, that was the only thing I can recommend, everything I tried was excellent. This experience completely turned me off on buffets.

            2. My favorite buffet in Vegas is Bally's Sterling Brunch on Sundays. Carved beef tenderloin, lobster, good sized cold shrimp, sushi to order and good quality champagne. Service is really good for a buffet with waiters eager to carry your plate for you and glass refills. With tax it comes out to a smidge over $70 but worth it.

              There are 2 weaknesses. Dessert variety is limited although quality is not bad. Bellagio and Wynn have an advantage here, especially if you like gelato.

              The buffet takes place in the steakhouse so it's not very large. All the diners can get funnelled into the serving area and sometimes there is an idiot who takes up space and time slowing everyone else down.

              If you like good crab, Wynn followed by Bellagio might be the way to go. Planet Hollywood is not bad either. All 3 of these would be the way to go if you prefer prime rib over beef tenderloin.

              For a budget minded cold seafood lover, the Fremont seafood buffets held twice a week (maybe 3 times?) are good and about half the price as the premium buffets.

              If you like Indian buffets, my favorite is Gaylord's at the Rio.

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              1. re: masstech

                Do you have any favorite in downtown/fremont?

                1. re: josephml1

                  The only good one is the Golden Nugget.

                  1. re: Eric

                    I heard good opinions about the Main st station.

                    Have you try it?

                  2. re: josephml1

                    Main Street and Golden Nugget are both okay but not great. I give MSS a slight edge. Fremont is only good if you go on their seafood nights and enjoy cold seafood. Avoid Fitzgerald's! They almost give Circus Circus a run for their money as worst in Vegas.

                2. Just to put up a different kind of option...

                  Have you tried the lunch buffet at Lotus of Siam?

                  But even there I would still rather eat off the menu.

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                  1. re: seal

                    It looks like an excellent place... I read their menu on this page

                    Thank you for mention it i will try it. :)

                    1. re: seal

                      The lunch buffet at Lotus of Siam is not very good. Often the dishes will get dried out and the better items on the menu are not offered. It is not expensive but other buffets are much better.

                      When you order from the menu you can get their spicy sausage with crispy rice, whole fried catfish, mango rice, etc. which are over-rated but decent dishes. These items never show up on the buffet.

                      To experience LOS properly you have to order off the menu. You may also consider a wine pairing because they do a pretty good job there and that might also account for why their reputation is overstated.

                    2. What about your favorite Chinese buffet?