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Mar 10, 2011 05:44 AM


I lived in Vegas for 10 years and left in 2001 and am bringing the family out for a visit. So many new hotels but I remember that the GOLDEN NUGGET had a great buffet. I'm sure they're many more by now. Whats cooking?

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    1. just came back from Vegas Vacation ..!
      I'm a tough critic, and enjoyed The M Resort the best ...!
      It's in Henderson, on LV Blvd, about 12 miles south of Mandalay Bay...

      Their prime rib was the best Vegas buffet version , gr8 garlicy crust, nice & tender...
      plenty of choices in both comfort foods, and gourmet foods....

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      1. re: ellen4441

        Glad to hear it met your standards.

        1. re: monku

          hi monku, thanks !! It was even worth the 45 minute wait to get in ! Above & beyond !
          Also really liked the BEEF RIBS on the Orleans Casino Buffet, (as always !)

          1. re: ellen4441

            I'll take your word for it, but those are either the smallest beef ribs I've ever seen or they're "pork" ribs next to that piece of brisket.

            1. re: monku

              re : beef ribs at Orleans buffet...
              Hi monku ; actually, that was a small piece of brisket crust to the left of the brisket..
              ...along with 2 beef ribs....

              1. re: ellen4441

                ......then the smallest beef ribs I've ever seen.

      2. I realized I'm not much help to the OP, who mentioned "Strip " buffets...
        but, since you talked about the Golden Nugget buffet.....& it's been awhile since you been there, it's time to try it again, cuz it's been renovated/expanded ; it's upstairs now....

        (sad to say, I did'nt try it this trip, but hopefully next time !!)

        1. Apparently there are some buffets where you can pay the lunch price at 3:45pm, and then enjoy the dinner menu that they start laying out around 4pm? I think I've heard this about the Wynn Buffet?

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          1. re: jackattack

            I've done it, but I usually arrive one hour before the meal change over time. Not sure I'd gamble with 15 minutes before. Let me know if it works.
            There are some buffets that do shut down between meals, in that case it won't work.

            1. re: jackattack

              yes, the Wynn Buffet is one of those buffets, where you can try & get in for lunch, & stay thru the
              "changeover" , .... (the dinner buffet starts at 330 pm there....)

              But, It CAN backfire , if there is a long line to get in ... (try & plan accordingly, lol ..)
              It's quite a big price difference, $24.00 for lunch, vs $35 for dinner ...
              (and about 40 bucks for the "gourmet" weekend buffet )

              pps I took this pic of prices on the way in for our Friday , March 4th Wynn dinner buffet...
              figured it was a nice place to treat my Vegas buddy to, being he got us come hotel comps ...

              those are my Aunts Lamb chops...

              I enjoyed some real good chicken piccata with capers (to the right of my prime rib slices, it's hard to see)
              While I liked the prime rib, my vote goes to The M Resort for best prime rib on buffet !!!

              Creme brulee dessert very good; also nice crepes made to order on Wynn buffet !

              1. re: jackattack

                Pay attention to your link.
                It says the Wynn dinner buffet starts at 3:30pm.
                (I've got the same pic as ellen4441 from 2/19/11)

                1. re: monku

                  :) monku !! :)

                  After eating at The M Resort buffet for the 1st time last week, I can see why it's so popular !
                  (we had to wait 45 min. to get in, on a weeknight)
                  gr8 combination of good comfort foods, as well as fancier foods...
                  and my fav. part was that excellent prime rib !

                  Heck, I wish I knew that wine & beer was complimentary...
                  and tnx to my fellow Chowhounders, now I know about their homemade root beer, as well!

              2. i am in vegas about every 4 weeks and have to vote for m as well .stay away from rio .I do like the wynn and belligio but lately i been going to m its on st rose off the 15. i think they also have free wine at M i dont drink but i have heard that they do.also a good root beer.

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                1. re: tnsquire

                  Rio was built and owned by the Marnell family.
                  M Resort was also built by the Marnell family, last fall they had to sell and now it's owned by Penn National Gaming.

                  Free beer and wine and they do have an excellent root beer on tap.

                  1. re: monku

                    Incorrect. The Marnell family has not sold the M Resort. Penn National Gaming has merely bought out the debt.

                    BTW... us locals would like all you tourists to know that the buffet at the M is terrible. Stay away. :)

                    1. re: shamu613

                      Penn National's plan is to convert that debt they own into an equity stake.