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Paula Jun 20th, 2001 12:56 PM

Las Vegas Buffets
Can anyone give me their ideas on the best value in food buffets. There seems to be endless choices-some good and others bad. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!

Barbara Jun 20th, 2001 01:08 PM

See post labeled <BR>"The Mirage Las Vegas How to get an upgrade , buffets and other tips" for info (you can do a 'text search ' on the top of this page with "las vegas" alone or with words like 'buffet') <BR>(My message there: <BR>Author: Barbara ([email protected]) <BR> Date: 6/19/2001, 6:08 pm ET <BR> Message: See article in July/August Travel/holiday magazine for tips, especially re 'upscale' buffets)

Bill Jun 20th, 2001 01:32 PM

Paula, The one rule of thumb I've learned when it comes to buffets is: You Get What You Pay For! If it's a cheaply priced buffet it's going to be a cheaply presented and prepared buffet. My favorite was the buffet at The Excalibur, but I am sure there are better ones in town. Good luck (at the buffet and the slots!).

lynn Jun 20th, 2001 02:47 PM

Paula - <BR> <BR>1) Bellagio <BR>2) Paris <BR>3) Mandalay Bay <BR> <BR>If you really want over-the-top, try the Sterling Brunch at Bally's. Price tag is high but they serve Perrier-Jouet champagne, caviar, lobster, rack of lamb, etc. <BR> <BR>Lynn <BR> <BR>:-)

wendy Jun 20th, 2001 07:10 PM

I was suprised how good Harrah's was. Luxor takes the cake though.

Rhonda Jun 20th, 2001 08:13 PM

So far I've tried MGM's buffet which was horrible, Rio's buffet which had a large variety but too many kids running around. The Paris buffet is very nice. I can hardly wait to try Bellagio's. Heard a lot of good things.

JB Jun 21st, 2001 09:49 AM

Bellagio has a great buffet. The lunch buffet was incredible and for what they served you the price was a deal - you will not need to eat the rest of the day. They have a lot of gourmet stuff, not just meatloaf and fried chicken type stuff. Very nice and desserts are unbelievable! Worth the price of $14.00 at lunch.

philip Jun 21st, 2001 09:58 AM

How do you define value? If it great quality at a moderate price ($20 for dinner) Bellagio's Buffett is really nice and worth the cost. If value only means that you want to pay rock-bottom price and quality doesn't matter, there are plenty of low-priced places to go to instead under $10. <BR>Just an observation, I was shocked at how many people don't tip the staff at a buffett. Yes, they didn't bring you your food but they are getting your drinks and taking away your plates. A $1 a person is just the right thing to do.

Silvia Jun 21st, 2001 10:20 AM

Mirage has an excellent buffet.. i live in the area and everyone who visits is always pleased with it. Rio has more than one buffet...if you do the seafood buffet you get all you can eat crab, shrimp etc and it's very good. I agree with other posts..a cheap buffet usually means food that isn't so good. <BR>

Nadine Jun 21st, 2001 11:20 AM

The buffet at the Paris Casino was excellent!!

Steph Jun 21st, 2001 12:44 PM

Buffet breakfast and dinner at Bellagio was second to none. The quality and variety of the food was excellent. I just couldn't believe the long line up for the dinner. Well over an hour wait and it was 8pm on a Monday!! I slipped the hostess $10 and she sat us right away. Just a tip!!

AV Jun 21st, 2001 02:31 PM

Main Street Station has one of the better buffets in town. It is not quite on par with the Mirage buffet, but is considerably less expensive. It has everything from brick-oven pizza, Chinese, Mexican, to your usual buffet fare.

annemarie Jun 21st, 2001 03:58 PM

The Bellagio and Paris both have excellent buffets...they are pricier than most so look into their prices, and if okay for you, go for it. When we went with the family last year, we found that the buffets at Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace were really very good and an excellent value if taken at lunch time or in the late afternoon....ten dollars at the MC and a little less at CP. I had done a lot of reading up on buffets and read that the ones at MC, Luxor, Excalibur, MGM, etc. did not have a very good reputation. Even the one at Rio, which has been known to be excellent , has lost its appeal and quality. Treasure Island's was really not very good...we had the champagne Sunday thing and it was just a pass. Hope this helps.

jan Jun 21st, 2001 06:47 PM

RIO, RIO, RIO!!! <BR>The Rio hotel is not on the strip, but not far, you can take the free shuttle bus from Harrahs to the Rio. Or take the cab. Worth the money.. Rio has the worlds largest buffet- Carnival World Buffet. Food is wonderful!!

lynn Jun 21st, 2001 07:24 PM

Paula - <BR> <BR>The Rio used to be wonderful but has fallen from grace lately. I must admit I haven't been recently but almost everyone I talk to says the same thing; it's not worth it anymore. <BR> <BR>Stick with Bellagio or Paris and you'll do well. <BR> <BR>Lynn <BR> <BR>:-)

Jack Jun 21st, 2001 07:27 PM

Rio's buffet is like upgraded fast food, but as noted, there's plenty of it. No question there. <BR>

dana Jun 21st, 2001 07:38 PM

Did not care for Caesar's buffet that much, but loved the Rio's buffet! I must admit, the atmosphere almost put me off the first time I saw the Carnival World buffet, but having given it a chance, it's our favorite in Las Vegas, and we go everytime we get to Vegas! Love the Mongolian stir-fry part of the buffet and the dessert selections are phenomenal and they have a lot of sugar-free desserts as well for the diabetic person

dave Jun 22nd, 2001 08:01 AM

Just got back from Vegas last week. Do not miss the breakfast buffet at the Paris. It's $13 per person, but worth every penny. Harrah's also had a very good buffet that's more affordable. We usually eat early dinner there once each trip. And yes, the seafood buffet at the Rio is excellent. I can't speak for the Bellagio, but I'm sure it's great as others have posted.

Ron Jun 22nd, 2001 09:25 AM

I'll echo Dave on the Paris buffet for breakfast. The bonus is that if you go there at around 11:00 am, they start putting out lunch at around 11:15 so you can have the more expensive lunch at the breakfast price.

amik Jun 22nd, 2001 03:12 PM

Monte Carlo. <BR>I am a bit surprised nobody mentioned it. <BR>We've been there 2 years ago. Inexpensive and very rich variety, and good food. <BR>Yes, MGM has been known for years as maybe THE WORST buffet in LV. <BR>Bon Apetit. <BR>Amik.

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