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Tinkerbell_Girl
10-04-2006, 10:27 AM
I will be in Las Vegas in Nov. I was wondering what are some good buffets to go to?

Also I am staying at Aladdin. I stayed there back in 2001 and thought it was a nice hotel. How is it now with the construction? Are they still doing construction?

Thanks!

CDSTapisRouge
10-04-2006, 11:33 AM
The Aladdin buffet is our FAVORITE :thumbsup2 we go their at least once everytime we visit. If they are still doing the Slot tournament it is a great deal. You pay like $25 for to be in the Slot tournament, you get so many plays on the machine, a free gift, free meal at the Buffet and $10 (or was it $5?) free play in the other slot machines. So for the $25 you get way more in return. It is not a set time either, it is on going all day long, you play when you want to and they take all the totals for the day to come up with the winner of the Big prize. We would do the slot tournament just to get the free meal. Anyway... LOVE the Aladdin Buffet...

We also ate at the Buffett at the Paris Hotel. That was really good too.

staley7580
10-04-2006, 02:13 PM
The Rio!!!!!!!

JC Butterfly
10-04-2006, 02:49 PM
I really liked the buffet at the Luxor. Not because it was anything "special" but because it was a whole lot cheaper than the others, like $8 for breakfast and it was just as good if not better to me.


I hated the buffet at Bellagio. Choices were just not to my liking. Food temp was warm, never hot. And hated that we spent all that money just to try it. Next time we'll splurge for a sit down place if we'll spend the money anyway.

Lewisc
10-04-2006, 04:00 PM
The best in terms of quality:
Paris
Bellagio
Wynn

The buffets at the Monte Carlo and TI are good for the money.

justkeepswimmin
10-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Lived in Las Vegas for a year. Locals loved the Rio. We were more partial to buffet at the Aladdin. It was excellent in terms of quality. Rio's buffet is HUGE and still pretty good quality. The Rio also has a seafood buffet that is pricey but excellent if you are into seafood.

jemilah
10-04-2006, 09:41 PM
If you can get off the strip The Green Valley Ranch is the BEST!!!! Just ate there Sunday and it is consistantly the best. Run away from the Excaliber and Circus Circus , our local hospitals have better food!

woody73
10-04-2006, 10:19 PM
. . . Run away from the Excaliber and Circus Circus , our local hospitals have better food!

LOL!!

Tinkerbell_Girl
10-05-2006, 08:22 AM
Run away from the Excaliber and Circus Circus , our local hospitals have better food!

:rotfl: Thanks for the advice! And to think I was going to stay at Excalibur, until I got a room at Aladdin for $50 more.

woody73
10-15-2006, 11:01 AM
. . . I got a room at Aladdin for $50 more.
You won't be disappointed.

Woody

Stacerita
10-15-2006, 05:59 PM
One of the buffets that we have enjoyed was downtown at the Union Station. (I think that's the name). It was a very fresh and clean. Lots of variety. And I dont recall it costing that much. But then again, I had been drinking all weekend so anything would have tasted good.

Rio is also good.

pearlieq
10-16-2006, 09:24 AM
The lunch buffet at Flamingo is a great value for the price. The food is quite good.

I also agree with the previous poster that the buffet at Luxor is not really anything special, but decent and a good value for the money.

The food at MGM was OK, but the price was outrageous. We weren't that bowled over by Cravings at the Mirage. It was fine, but not worth the premium price.

The buffet at Excalibur was pretty scary. Walk over to the Luxor and spend the extra $2. It's worth it!

Downtown, DH really liked the buffet at Main Street Station. I thought it was fine, but he really raved about it. There was a lot of variety and the pizza was quite good.

Emmo
10-16-2006, 04:12 PM
Is the Circus Circus breakfast buffet bad too?

We are staying there in November and might try it one morning, which others should we try for brekkie that are close to CC?

I can be a picky eater, which dinner buffet would be good for me? :confused3

:Pinkbounc 20 days to go!! :banana:

jemilah
10-16-2006, 05:46 PM
The CC buffet is so cheap because the food is terrible, powdered eggs are not my idea of good food ! There are so many other choices to choose from , skip circus circus at all costs!

monami7
10-16-2006, 05:51 PM
The Wynn has the bes buffett I have ever been to ANYWHERE!!!
Go for breakfast at about 10am and they will switch to lunch while you are there. You can stay all day if you want.

"Got Disney"
10-16-2006, 11:46 PM
WE go to Vegas 4 times a year and we love the Rio buffet. They have 2 buffet's There sea food and Around the world Buffet...we love the Around the world. (think it is still called that)?Have a great time. :)

OKWAnneMarie
10-17-2006, 10:00 AM
The Aladdin buffet is our FAVORITE :thumbsup2 we go their at least once everytime we visit. If they are still doing the Slot tournament it is a great deal. You pay like $25 for to be in the Slot tournament, you get so many plays on the machine, a free gift, free meal at the Buffet and $10 (or was it $5?) free play in the other slot machines. So for the $25 you get way more in return. It is not a set time either, it is on going all day long, you play when you want to and they take all the totals for the day to come up with the winner of the Big prize. We would do the slot tournament just to get the free meal. Anyway... LOVE the Aladdin Buffet...

We also ate at the Buffett at the Paris Hotel. That was really good too.




I just came back from my 25th Anniversary trip in Vegas (stayed at Bellagio). We saw alot of construction at the Aladdin and I heard they moved the buffet and downsized it. People weren't too happy. We loved it last time we were there.

We gambled a little bit at the Wynn and received 2 free breakfast buffets and 2 free dinner buffets (which were both FABULOUS!!!!!). You have to get the red players card and gamble until you earn 250 points for 2 free buffets.

We also had the Paris breakfast buffet (wonderful) and the Bellagio breakfast buffet (which was just ok).

If you are thinking about other dinners besides buffets, our best meals were at Olives at the Bellagio, Mon Ami Gabi at Paris and Prime at Bellagio.

Enjoy your trip!

DisneyPhreak
10-23-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah, they've moved the buffet at Aladdin (at least for the time being). Its alot smaller and no where as good. Too bad because before it was one of the best around, especially for the price.

As far as best buffet goes, I would pick in this order...

Wynn
Bellagio
Mandalay Bay or Rio


Hard to imagine that you would come away disappointed with any of those.

woody73
10-24-2006, 01:03 AM
. . . We saw alot of construction at the Aladdin and I heard they moved the buffet and downsized it. People weren't too happy. We loved it last time we were there.
Just back today after five days in L.V.

Saw extensive construction at the Aladdin and its mall. We've previoulsy been to the Aladdin's Spice Buffet and were very pleased. Stopped in, but with so may other choices, I wouldn't bother going there during the construction.

Woody

woody73
10-24-2006, 01:04 AM
. . . As far as best buffet goes, I would pick in this order...

Wynn
Bellagio
Mandalay Bay or Rio

Hard to imagine that you would come away disappointed with any of those.
I agree.

Woody

Tinkerbell_Girl
10-24-2006, 09:26 PM
Just back today after five days in L.V.

Saw extensive construction at the Aladdin and its mall.

How is construction affecting the casino? Is it hard to get around with everything going on?

Thanks!

woody73
10-25-2006, 12:37 AM
How is construction affecting the casino? Is it hard to get around with everything going on?

Thanks!
No, it's not hard to get around. Just expect some areas to be boarded up during construction.

Woody

mommaU4
11-02-2006, 09:09 AM
For us the Rio buffet is a tradition everytime. :thumbsup2
Luxor is good for breakfast and not too expensive as someone else mentioned.

We usually do buffets for breakfast or lunch so it's cheaper. The dinner prices are so high and we don't eat alot of meat or any seafood, so it's not really worth it for us.

MichelleVW
11-02-2006, 09:14 AM
Last time we ate lunch at a buffett off the strip, I am almost positive it was the Orleans, and it was AWESOME. I'll check with DH to make sure that's where it was, but it was really really good, and I'm pretty picky about food.

pxlbarrel
11-03-2006, 05:42 AM
Stay away from the Imperial Palace buffet as well... My dad got a comp breakfast buffet from them (4 of them) so we went there for breakfast despite our better judgement (who can wreck breakfast, right?). Ugh. I lasted half a plate before I had to..ummmm...expedite my trip to the washroom....and I'm the one with the cast iron stomach!! People usually shorten the the name of that place to IP...we just call it the IPoo. :rotfl2:

We'll be in Vegas and was going to take my parents to Aladdin for the champagne brunch. I don't think I want to do that now since the buffet is a victim of their renovations. Is there another champagne brunch out there that isn't overly expensive but good that anybody can recommend? I'm also looking for a good seafood buffet that isn't the Rio (too expensive).

Stitch 03
11-03-2006, 11:14 AM
Best buffets

Bellagio
Wynn
Paris

If you do Bellagio buffet for breakfast, they will do made to order pancakes (I love them with blueberries).

Aladdin use to be on my list, but is currently removed. According to information posted on another site, the buffet was moved to another location to accomodate construction. Apparently, this temporary setup does not match what used to be in place.

dr&momto2boys
11-03-2006, 03:09 PM
The Alladin was our hands-down favorite--but I don't know if it has changed with new owners. The Rio gets my vote for 2nd best--even worth the trip off the strip. For a relatively inexpensive breakfast or lunch we like Excalibur.

dr&momto2boys
11-03-2006, 03:11 PM
I'd say Paris is definately one to try too. It's a little more unique than some.

disneegrl4eva
11-03-2006, 03:21 PM
I'd say Paris is definately one to try too. It's a little more unique than some.



hands down Le Village buffet in Paris....if I could only pick one buffet to go to it would be this one...but just for breakfast...and go early...the lines for this place can be astronomical

Dizneydaz
11-05-2006, 10:14 AM
We love Paris, especially for breafast. I really enjoy the made to order crepes. :goodvibes But yes, get there early. When we were there in May they were getting ready to do some construction and redo the entrance and the line area. I don't know if this was done yet. When we were there in May we decided on breakfast since my DD was 6 at the time and they charge adult prices for her age. We didn't want to spend $25-30 for her lunch and/or dinner. :confused3

For seafood, you should check out Todai Seafood. It's located in the Alladin Dessert mall (name?) They will valet park you for free too! It was really good, and more seafood choices than you could ever eat. Alot of sushi too! It can be crowded. Kids pricing is based on their height. It wasn't cheap, but it sure is good.

Last time we stayed at the Orleans and received free buffet coupons. Their buffet is okay-nothing great, just mostly decent food. My DD really loved playing in the kid's play area ($4/hr) She kept telling us to go gamble! Also, we bowled there too!-very fun.

Have fun!

LuvTigger
11-05-2006, 06:45 PM
BF's dad lives in Vegas, so we spend a lot of time there. He takes us to Silverton (at the south end of the Strip -- the WAY south end), because it's convenient to his house. Up until this year, it's just been "okay" (but heck, he was paying, so who are we to complain??).

Well, this year, we went to Silverton. The buffet has been completely renovated, and is now called "Seasons." We were so impressed! It is only $13.99 for dinner, and the selection is amazing. There is a salad bar with a variety of salads, an Italian section with a variety of pizzas, pastas, and garlic bread, an Asian section with a variety of Asian-influenced foods, an American section with things like prime rib, pork chops, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and an awesome dessert section with a gelato bar (I think I would go for that alone!) and mini-desserts (so you can eat lots of them). They also have a seafood section which had things like peel and eat shrimp, fried shrimp, and crab. The selections can vary a little (we went twice, and there were some differences, but the different sections don't change).

We thought it was an excellent value, and the food was very good. I have been recommending it to all of my Vegas-bound friends!

(OT, but I'd also like to recommend Terra Rossa in the Red Canyon Ranch Resort -- it's NW of the Strip. This is VERY good Italian food! The quality of the food and service are both excellent. It's a little pricey for some things like osso bucco ($40+), but other items like my lasagna were very reasonable ($14 or so). Apparently the chef won the Hell's Kitchen show -- I don't watch it, so I'm not familiar with it.)

calena
11-06-2006, 10:56 AM
We went to the buffet at Luxor, Paris and MGM. All were good, but if I were to only recommend one it would be Paris. The dessert at MGM was the best. Atmosphere at Paris and Luxor were good. Food was good at all. Luxor was the cheapest of the bunch, but I would go there again no problem. Great salad bar at the Luxor.
Deb

thunderbird1
12-09-2006, 12:42 AM
I'm glad to hear the Wynn buffet getting so many "top 3" reviews. We're lucky enough to be staying there for one night in a couple of weeks, and are looking forward to trying their buffet. One question--does anyone know if they have a child's price? When we were at Bellagio a few years ago, it was one set price, no matter what age. I don't mind paying $30 for an adult at a spectacular buffet, but when my dd was 5 (and had a cold and would only eat chicken soup :rolleyes: ), it was a bit of an ouch. TIA!

woody73
12-09-2006, 09:30 AM
We ate at the Wynn buffet in October, and did not see separate prices for children.

Woody

Lewisc
12-14-2006, 07:58 AM
I'm glad to hear the Wynn buffet getting so many "top 3" reviews. We're lucky enough to be staying there for one night in a couple of weeks, and are looking forward to trying their buffet. One question--does anyone know if they have a child's price? When we were at Bellagio a few years ago, it was one set price, no matter what age. I don't mind paying $30 for an adult at a spectacular buffet, but when my dd was 5 (and had a cold and would only eat chicken soup :rolleyes:), it was a bit of an ouch. TIA!

Many of the hotels in Vegas charge extra for the third guest in a room, regardless of age. Some hotels specifically include infants. Vegas is getting away from the family image.

madcoco
12-16-2006, 11:00 PM
BF's dad lives in Vegas, so we spend a lot of time there. He takes us to Silverton (at the south end of the Strip -- the WAY south end), because it's convenient to his house. Up until this year, it's just been "okay" (but heck, he was paying, so who are we to complain??). Thanks for the info We have lived here for 12 years now(now moving) and never ate there. Not many places we haved missed. It's a hobby. :thumbsup2 We're in the West just off of Desert Inn/Rainbow with a great view of the Wynn Resort and strip. The Wynn is our favorite buffet for lunch. Last time I noticed, children 3-8 eat at half price.
OT, but I'd also like to recommend Terra Rossa in the Red Canyon Ranch Resort -- it's NW of the Strip. This is VERY good Italian food! You mean at the Red Rock Resort. :thumbsup2 It is very good imho and a friendly room manager/chef that likes to mingle with his dining guests. Vegas is not the land of cheap buffets anymore. Have a happy holiday. pirate:

slruud
12-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Not a buffet, but during our trip a couple weekends ago, we passed by Ellis Island which is a casion/BBQ restaurant/restaurant associated with the Super 8 Motel next door. I had read about it on Flyertalk/Fatwallet and knew to ask about the steak special that was not on the menu. 10 oz. sirloin, salad, choice of potato, and vegetable for $4.95. Liter of wine $9.00. Steak and eggs for breakfast was $3.49. Ellis Island is a block off the strip at the corner of Flamingo and Koval.

FreshTressa
12-25-2006, 11:28 PM
We always like Bally's big kitchen. It is a good value....lots of seafood, good price, not too crowded. The rio used to be amazing, but it has been 4 years since I have gone, so not sure how it is now.

3DisneyNUTS
12-26-2006, 01:48 PM
we had no luck at the buffets when we went in September. The best buffet we ate at was breakfast at Luxor. It was really awesome so I guess we were lucky there but dinner was BRUTAL Mandalay Bay was horrible and over priced so was their asian inspired restaurant nearby. The buffet at circus circus was BRUTAL times 1000. Cheap and not even worth it. the biggest surprise was IN N OUT BURGER off the strip. OMG YUMMYYYYYYY!!!!! We ate there the ret of the trip even in Cali we would be excited when we found it. It was such a relief to arrive at Dland and eat Disney quality food. ALthough The blue Bayou was dissappointing the grand Cali restaurants were awesome !!!!!! So i would save some $$ eat breakfast at the Luxot and not waste $$ or time on the dinner buffets. We were disappointed.

pxlbarrel
12-26-2006, 09:34 PM
We just came back. We loved the Paris buffet for breakfast/brunch. Our intention was actually to do the champagne brunch (Saturday and Sundays) at 11 am but we lined up too early (if you can imagine that....it's that Disney Drill Sarge in me working in Vegas) and we could either come back at 11 (in 20 minutes) or pay for breakfast ($8 cheaper) and have no champagne. We opted to pay for breakfast. The waitress told us to pace ourselves because the brunch food would be coming at 11....so we did. We paid $8 less and still got the crab legs, lamb, turkey, prime rib, souvlaki, crepes, shrimp plus the breakfast food (including eggs benedict and a wonderful tasting chicken vol en vent ... or chicken pie...whichever sounds more tasty).

We'd do that buffet again in a flash.

Somebody mentioned Ellis Island as a good place to eat. I agree...we've been going there for years. However, one has to be aware of certain things about Ellis Island...if you're not a smoker, the atmosphere in that casino (and the restaurant is just off of the casino) is rather harsh. A few minutes in that place and your eyes will start to close up. It's an older building with poor ventilation. My mom refused to go back there despite the good food. We went there a day later to get takeout food (bbq ribs and chicken...another good deal) but they don't do takeout. We had to sit there and wait for the food to come .... and at the same time that it came out, our waiter brought us containers to pack up the food ourselves. (That's sort of ridiculous). Despite that, the food was fantastic and we had so much of it, it lasted us for days. Thank god for a fridge.

madcoco
12-26-2006, 10:27 PM
the biggest surprise was IN N OUT BURGER off the strip. OMG YUMMYYYYYYY!!!!!
Don't you know that's what a hamburger's all about?:thumbsup2
We ate there this evening. Really wish they would branch out to the East. Did you eat at the one near I-15 and Trop? That location is Jay Leno's favorite late night stop when he's in town for the week with his show. He loves just hanging out talking cars with people. Part of their "Top Secret" menu
is no longer Top Secret but now available on line LOL.:thumbsup2 Hope you had a Happy holiday and Happy New Year! pirate:

woody73
12-27-2006, 11:41 AM
Met Jay Leno. He's very gracious. Shook his hand and took pictures with him.

Woody

thunderbird1
01-01-2007, 04:39 PM
Last time I noticed, children 3-8 eat at half price.
Vegas is not the land of cheap buffets anymore. Have a happy holiday. pirate:

Thanks for the info--you were exactly right. Of course, our 2 kids are 3 and 9. Although I struggled with it, we ultimately decided to (continue to) set a good example for our kids and not lie about their ages. When our cashier, told me the 9 yo was full price, I said "no problem--rules are rules." Then when I told him the little (28 pound) one was 3, he told me that for today, he could be 2.5. Very kind, and fair, use of discretion, I thought.

we had no luck at the buffets when we went in September. The best buffet we ate at was breakfast at Luxor. It was really awesome so I guess we were lucky there but dinner was BRUTAL Mandalay Bay was horrible and over priced so was their asian inspired restaurant nearby. The buffet at circus circus was BRUTAL times 1000. Cheap and not even worth it. the biggest surprise was IN N OUT BURGER off the strip. OMG YUMMYYYYYYY!!!!! We ate there the ret of the trip even in Cali we would be excited when we found it. It was such a relief to arrive at Dland and eat Disney quality food. ALthough The blue Bayou was dissappointing the grand Cali restaurants were awesome !!!!!! So i would save some $$ eat breakfast at the Luxot and not waste $$ or time on the dinner buffets. We were disappointed.

We must have done the exact same trip as you, except in reverse. We were at DL first (ate at the BB and Storytellers at the GCH), then over to LV where we ate at the Luxor breakfast (and lunch) buffet, the Mandalay Bay (Christmas) dinner buffet, and the hands down favorite of the grandparents In-N-Out Burger! The only exception was we subbed Wynn buffet for Circus Circus (had an experience with that nightmare a couple of years ago). Our analysis was similar to yours--Blue Bayou was okay, but not as good as we'd remembered. Loved Storyteller's--went back for bkfst buffet twice in four days. Luxor breakfast (and lunch) buffet was terrific, especially considering the price. The only difference was we loved Mandalay Bay (but then, it was Christmas Day and somebody else bought for us). And Wynn, of course, was outstanding, but ouch! those prices (even with our "discount"). We would heartily recommend trying bkfst, lunch and dinner buffets in LV, as long as you're willing to pay for the better ones. The variety, the volume and, oh, those desserts. We're already ready to go back!

woody73
01-01-2007, 10:35 PM
We would heartily recommend trying bkfst, lunch and dinner buffets in LV, as long as you're willing to pay for the better ones. The variety, the volume and, oh, those desserts.

I agree -- but not all in one day. LOL!

We especically loved the desserts at the Wynn buffet.

Woody

thunderbird1
01-02-2007, 07:03 PM
I agree -- but not all in one day. LOL!


:rotfl2: :rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl:

No no no--we were down there in a group of 9, and our rule is one, and only one, big meal together a day. The rest of the time, everyone's on their own, and it's the food court, or In-N-Out, or Krispy Kremes.

judah123
01-07-2007, 07:13 PM
The buffet at the Rio is unbelievable. Each station has something excellent to offer and the desert bar is endless. The quality of food was surprisingly good for being buffet food. It would pass at a normal restaurant!

calif disney 1
01-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Rio is the best South Coast is also pretty good...

mamaprincess
01-08-2007, 09:13 AM
Bellagio
Paris's La Village
Alladdin
Rio's Seafood Buffet

I have not been to the Wynn yet but can't wait to go.

nemofanatic
01-24-2007, 10:24 AM
rio is the best

Andrea
01-25-2007, 06:19 AM
just a small warning... we just got back and ate at the monte carlo dinner buffet and it was the worse we have ever eaten at. it was so not worth 20 dollars they charge you for it

ANTSS2001
02-09-2007, 07:56 PM
I will be in Las Vegas in Nov. I was wondering what are some good buffets to go to?

Also I am staying at Aladdin. I stayed there back in 2001 and thought it was a nice hotel. How is it now with the construction? Are they still doing construction?

Thanks!

Hiya Tink !!! We were in Vegas last February and November. Both times we split our stay... 3 nites in Alladin 3 nites at bellagio, When we were in Alladin did not really notice the construction or many we are just to excited to notice. We love the buffet at Alladin and Bellagio. For affordable buffet for breakfast/brunch we ride to Stratosphere :lmao: or to Luxor $9.99 We did not gamble alot but watched shows... We also went to the old strip on day time via "the Deuce" the $5.00 for 24 hour ride, we would get our ticket at midnite always so we can use it the whole day the next day ... I know :crazy: huh !!! At the old strip we joined their comp cards and they'd give you $10.00 for 1st time users. We would use it at the penny machine and :banana: Lucky enough we double our money $20.00 we take it out and eat lunch at the Golden Nugget :woohoo: Love their bread pudding. For entertainment at nite we just sit at the Alladin mall area and listen to the band for free. Also they have the Todai :dance3: Sushi Buffet in Alladin. And if you are adventurous... we did the $10 fee for their party/mardi gra and you can join the float ! And afterwards they give you free drinks :) Also get their passport that are given all over. You can get coupons for buy 1 get free of many sorts from cookies to drinks to shows ! Have fun!:banana:

Disney owl
02-17-2007, 12:34 PM
Just got back from Vegas & lots & lots of construction going on at the Aladdin/Planet hollywood, i hope you got a good cheap rate. I wouldn't stay there at the moment.

Best breakfast buffet we ate at was the Paris. Didn't try the one at the Aladdin

woody73
02-18-2007, 09:03 AM
We enjoyed the buffet at Paris. Loved the "outdoor" french village setting.

Woody