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Best Buffet In Las Vegas.

josephml1 Jan 23, 2008 11:52 AM

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

Thank you for your advice. :)

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    edinbc Jul 22, 2013 11:09 AM

    The buffet at M is always good. As a bonus it includes wine and beer.

    The Spice Market at Planet Hollywood is my No. 2 choice.

    Stay away from Rio's buffets. The food is NOT good.

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    1. re: edinbc
      josephml1 Jul 29, 2013 09:11 PM

      M is an excellent choice. thanks for sharing.

    2. BubblyOne Jun 19, 2013 05:58 PM

      Best Buffet? The one you don't go to.

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      1. re: BubblyOne
        josephml1 Jun 21, 2013 11:57 AM


      2. josephml1 Jun 17, 2013 09:49 PM


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        1. re: josephml1
          selfportrait93 Jun 18, 2013 02:23 PM

          Did you just answer your own question?

          1. re: selfportrait93
            josephml1 Jun 21, 2013 11:56 AM

            Its good? looking for new sugestions ;)

        2. josephml1 Jan 15, 2009 03:23 PM

          We had a great food experience in the PH buffet...

          Pretty good.

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            ns1 Nov 20, 2008 08:00 AM

            Any new thoughts?

            Downward trend alerts? Something that used to be mediocre but is no longer? etc...

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            1. re: ns1
              josephml1 Nov 26, 2008 04:34 PM

              I will be gad to hear it... I will be again in Vegas very soon.

            2. Xericx Jan 31, 2008 05:14 PM

              I've eaten at these buffetts multiple times due to family having comps at the casinos and line passes.

              I haven't been very recently though.

              Alladin- Great selection of international foods. Rio has a large selection but the quality is trash compared to Alladin (now Planet Hollywood)

              Bellagio- Great buffett, more on the higher end. Better at lunch and dinner when they have the King Crab legs. Nice desserts and great variety.

              Paris: French-inspiried. so get the different french food, pastries, etc. Love the banana foster.

              MGM- only good for breakfast, which I actually enjoy here for some reason. The biscuits and gravy perhaps.

              Rio World Buffett: Big selection, but the food is horrible.

              Rio Seafood Buffett: $37 bucks and the lobsters are rubbery and the oysters are not good. Rip off.

              Excalibur- HORRIBLE. Don't even attempt.

              Luxor- See above.

              Mirage- didn't enjoy. Haven't been to their newer buffett though. Dishes or whatever.

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              1. re: Xericx
                JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 31, 2008 10:28 PM

                Oh man, I remember going through the Excalibur buffet on high school band trips! It was truly hideous, it made Old Country Buffet seem gourmet by comparison.

                1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                  Xericx Feb 1, 2008 10:28 AM

                  Kraft Mac and Cheese would have been the most popular item there. Truly horrendously cheap garbage.

                2. re: Xericx
                  josephml1 Feb 1, 2008 07:42 PM

                  Excellent and very useful review thanks :)

                  1. re: josephml1
                    AGENT FOODIE Feb 2, 2008 09:59 PM

                    the one at the alladin, or whatever hotel it is now is probably the best. its not as costly as some of the other buffets in town but the quality is top notch. i thought the buffett at the bellagio, while offering more exotic or unusual items was expensive and not all that great. if you are looking for a cheaper buffett and where the quality is decent i like the buffett at the palms.

                    1. re: AGENT FOODIE
                      josephml1 Feb 4, 2008 12:01 PM

                      I will try the buffet at the alladin (Planet Hollywood) and add my comments about it here.
                      Thanks for the advice.

                      1. re: josephml1
                        NoHun Feb 7, 2008 08:18 AM

                        Other than price, is there any difference (such as food selection)
                        between eating lunch or dinner at the Bay Side Buffet (Mandalay Bay)? I’ve read reviews stating seafood (specifically crab legs) are served only during the dinner hours. Recently I’ve read conflicting statements. Any input?

                        p.s. We’re also going to Spice Island.

                        1. re: NoHun
                          josephml1 Feb 12, 2008 09:43 AM

                          Very similar buffets, My advice try the Lunch one, excellent, made to order pasta.
                          The only difference I see is the one you mention before two different crab legs on the dinner not offered on Lunch.

                          I also had an excellent buffet on the PH (aladin)

                3. josephml1 Jan 31, 2008 05:04 PM

                  What about the Buffet at the Main st Station in downtown Las vegas?

                  1. josephml1 Jan 28, 2008 05:43 PM

                    What about your favorite Chinese buffet?

                    1. seal Jan 27, 2008 08:59 AM

                      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
                        josephml1 Jan 27, 2008 05:45 PM

                        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
                          masstech Jan 28, 2008 10:32 AM

                          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.

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                          masstech Jan 24, 2008 05:44 PM

                          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
                            josephml1 Jan 25, 2008 04:54 PM

                            Do you have any favorite in downtown/fremont?

                            1. re: josephml1
                              Eric Jan 27, 2008 08:10 AM

                              The only good one is the Golden Nugget.

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                                josephml1 Jan 27, 2008 05:44 PM

                                I heard good opinions about the Main st station.

                                Have you try it?

                              2. re: josephml1
                                masstech Jan 28, 2008 10:35 AM

                                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. dogbreath Jan 24, 2008 10:50 AM

                              Best buffet. Isn't that an oxymoron?

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                              1. re: dogbreath
                                JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 24, 2008 11:15 AM

                                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
                                  dogbreath Jan 24, 2008 11:25 AM

                                  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
                                    ValleyFever Jan 24, 2008 11:56 AM

                                    Your favorite would be a Cheeseburger in Paradise

                                    Paradise Buffet
                                    200 Fremont St
                                    Las Vegas, NV

                                    1. re: ValleyFever
                                      Bill Hunt Jan 24, 2008 06:45 PM

                                      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
                                    swf36d Jan 27, 2008 05:51 AM

                                    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. ValleyFever Jan 23, 2008 12:18 PM

                                  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
                                    josephml1 Jan 24, 2008 09:36 AM

                                    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
                                      ValleyFever Jan 24, 2008 11:17 AM

                                      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
                                        dogbreath Jan 24, 2008 11:28 AM

                                        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
                                          josephml1 Jan 24, 2008 08:21 PM

                                          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
                                          GroovinGourmet Jan 27, 2008 09:05 AM

                                          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...

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