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cheese chicky 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. monku RE: cheese chicky Mar 10, 2011 06:41 AM

    Recent LV buffet discussion

    1. ellen4441 RE: cheese chicky Mar 13, 2011 06:27 PM

      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
        monku RE: ellen4441 Mar 13, 2011 06:35 PM

        Glad to hear it met your standards.

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          ellen4441 RE: monku Mar 13, 2011 08:06 PM

          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 !)

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            monku RE: ellen4441 Mar 13, 2011 08:28 PM

            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.

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              ellen4441 RE: monku Mar 14, 2011 10:28 PM

              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
                monku RE: ellen4441 Mar 14, 2011 10:33 PM

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

      2. ellen4441 RE: cheese chicky Mar 14, 2011 10:37 PM

        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 !!)

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          jackattack RE: cheese chicky Mar 15, 2011 01:55 PM

          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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            monku RE: jackattack Mar 15, 2011 02:46 PM

            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
              ellen4441 RE: jackattack Mar 15, 2011 09:19 PM

              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
                monku RE: jackattack Mar 15, 2011 09:38 PM

                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
                  ellen4441 RE: monku Mar 15, 2011 09:59 PM

                  :) 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!

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                tnsquire RE: cheese chicky Mar 15, 2011 09:29 PM

                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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                  monku RE: tnsquire Mar 15, 2011 09:48 PM

                  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
                    shamu613 RE: monku Mar 16, 2011 11:36 AM

                    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
                      monku RE: shamu613 Mar 16, 2011 04:16 PM

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

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                  gracefulbutcher RE: cheese chicky Jun 29, 2011 06:04 PM

                  My husband and I heading to vegas in a little over a week. The Studio B was my top buffet priority, but I can't figure out to get there. What is the best way to get to the M from the strip?

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                  1. re: gracefulbutcher
                    Eric RE: gracefulbutcher Jun 29, 2011 06:53 PM

                    The M Resort is on Las Vegas Blvd South. Just head south on the Strip and you'll see it. Or you can always use Mapquest or Google Maps.

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