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Vegas seafood buffet?

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I'm looking for seafood in particular this week - shrimp, crab, perhaps scallops even? (Lobster isn't necessary, but crab is.) Any suggestions for a good place to go for an all-you-can-eat experience that hopefully won't break the bank? We're not staying on the strip and have a car, so we can definitely drive for the tasty.

Thank you!

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  1. Oh, definitely the Rio seafood buffet- it is without equal. Steamed rock lobster tails and king crab legs- not on ice- steamed, hot, and with all the drawn butter you can suck down :) Tops!

    1. I just went to the Rio Seafood Buffet for the first time a few days ago and I wasn't thrilled with it. $38 per person and not worth it IMO. The lobster tails are so tiny you barely get any meat out of them. They are not the big red lobster tails you would expect. They didn't have any scallops or lobster bisque which I was really looking for. What they did have that was good were crab legs, oysters, sushi, ahi tuna and very good gelato for dessert. Not at all worth it. You can get crab legs, sushi and fried shrimp at most buffets in Vegas. I would just go to the regular buffet at the Rio which is about $23 per person and has crab legs, sushi and fried shrimp too.

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      1. re: Illuminatus

        I have to respectfully disagree on two counts- 1) "The lobster tails are so tiny you barely get any meat out of them. They are not the big red lobster tails you would expect. " right. That's why it's a buffet- go get more! Fill up your plate and you're fine- the meat comes out easily as they split the tail for you. Not full enough? Go get more! :) 2) "You can get crab legs, sushi and fried shrimp at most buffets in Vegas" yeah but not of the quality at Rio, at least not crab legs. And many places only served chilled legs- not hot and steamed.

      2. Nothing in town is really good. Rio is okay but expensive. Main Street Station has a seafood Friday and Saturday Seafood Buffet for $16, but you get what you pay for. Rampart Buffet seafood night is Thursday. $18. There's two seafood only places, Todai in the Miracle Mile Shops. If you value your stomach, you'll stay away and a decent place on Decatur called Makino.

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        1. re: shamu613

          gold coast buffet is "seafood" on fridays. I've yet to try it. the roomie gets a free buffet coupon every month from the GC - it's a sub-par buffet so i doubt the seafood buffet will be much - my guess, it's 1/2 the price of the rio seafood buffet.

          my last visits to the bellagio and wynn buffets had a large selection of seafood - of course, the kingcrab legs, shrimp cocktail and the sushi/sashimi, but they had at least 4 fish selections as well. Bellagio usually has the chilean sea bass which is usually a decent .

          happy eating !

        2. My wife and I agree that the seafood selection at Wynn's buffet is good on weekdays and great on weekends. Best we have seen in many visits to Vegas, but we have never been to the Rio buffet so it is hard to compare.