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nelson84
10-18-2009, 01:56 PM
I have a bunch of kids and they are picky eaters, so we need a variety of food. Any good buffets? That are not to pricey? I googled a few favorite restaurants:

in-n-out burger is there
fat burger is there

Is there any other good restaurants I have to try? What about mexican food, where is the best one?

ncc1701
10-18-2009, 03:33 PM
pooh: The buffet at the Mirage is good.Try going at lunch when it is a little cheaper.The Saturday/Sunday brunch have wider selections For upscale burger the Burger Bar in Mandely Place & BLT Burger in the Mirage are good.We always go the Wolfgang Puck's Spago cafe in the Forum shops, if you have children with you they can get the pizzas.Be prepared if you are staying on the Vegas Strip, it is not cheap for dinning.:goodvibes
If you have a car you can head into the residential area for more regular price food.

Mirage 2006 2008
NYNY 2003 2004 2005

jlima
10-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Breakfast buffets are ALWAYS cheaper than any other meal.

For instance, the breakfast buffet at The Orleans is $6.49.

Their dinner prices range from $13 - $19, because they have seafood night, steak night, etc.

Brunch on Sundays is $15.

If you time it right, you can pay for the breakfast price and be there when they are changing over for lunch, if it's a buffet that stays open all day.

Check the website of wherever it is you want to go; for hours, prices, etc.

And ALWAYS ask for children's prices. Every place is different - under a certain age is free; up to age ___ is a children's price and older than that pays adult price.

Have fun planning your trip!

nelson84
10-19-2009, 01:39 AM
If it gets to pricey we will hit the in-n-out burger or even mcdonalds.:thumbsup2

disneyobsessed808
10-19-2009, 05:17 AM
pooh: The buffet at the Mirage is good.Try going at lunch when it is a little cheaper.The Saturday/Sunday brunch have wider selections For upscale burger the Burger Bar in Mandely Place & BLT Burger in the Mirage are good.We always go the Wolfgang Puck's Spago cafe in the Forum shops, if you have children with you they can get the pizzas.Be prepared if you are staying on the Vegas Strip, it is not cheap for dinning.:goodvibes
If you have a car you can head into the residential area for more regular price food.

Mirage 2006 2008
NYNY 2003 2004 2005

The buffet at the Mirage is by far my favorite buffet in Vegas. I'm also a foodtv fiend and Rachael Ray liked the Sam's Town Casino Buffet. I thought it looked pretty good

carebee21
10-19-2009, 01:51 PM
We love the buffet at Rio for dinner. It's a bit off the strip but there's a free shuttle from Harrahs. They have the best selection. A tepanaki (sp?) station, seafood selections every night, soup, salad, carving station, chinese food station, mexican station and italian station. They also have a lot of kid friendly food (corn dogs, mac & cheese, pizza, mashed potatoes, fries). It's not cheap but it's really good.

And in our opinion the Flamingo has the best breakfast buffet. They have tons of fresh fruit, a made to order omelet station, fresh made crepe station and then all the usual breakfast foods. Plus you can sit by the window and watch the flamingos and fish while you eat.

If you're looking for cheap buffets, your best bet is going to be downtown. I've never eaten at any of them, but I know they are much more reasonable priced than the strip buffets.

If you're looking for good italian, in Caesars Palace there is a restarant called Trevi. It is really good. The down side is they don't have a kids menu, but they will split a plate for kids.

For good mexican, there's a restaraunt in NY NY. I can't recall the name but it's the only mexican in there. It's pretty good and very reasonably priced for being the strip.

If you have picky kids and you're looking for something familiar that you know they like there's tons of chain restaraunts on the strip. There's Outback, Hardrock, PF Changs, Cheesecake factory, Rainforest Cafe. And there's also McDonalds, Chipotle and Panda Express.

I would also check out Serendipity at Caesars Palace. They have regular food that should please a picky eater(soups, sandwiches, nachos) but they're ice cream deserts are too die for. They are huge, you only need one for every 2-3 people but that's what they're known for. Yum Yum Yum!!!

If you have any questions or need any help with planning or anything, let me know. I live in Vegas so I'm pretty familiar with most things ;)

Kalice
10-20-2009, 12:39 AM
Hi, This site is good for Vegas Buffet info! http://www.l*******************/buffets.cfm

kailuagirl
10-20-2009, 12:17 PM
We like the buffet at Golden Nugget if you are downtown, our fav. buffets are at the Bellagio (it's expensive, but soooo worth it, I think dinner is $28 for adults) and the mandalay bay one is good too. We've tried Excaliber (terrible, dirty, nasty, don't go there), Paris (it was just ok), what was the Alladin (again just ok) MGM (just ok) I know there's more but that's all I can think of right now. You can look up all the prices hours, etc. online and plan ahead. I think that would help. We also tried the Rainforest Cafe at MGM and thought it was overpriced for what it was and not very good.

In N Out burger is a must!!! Yummmmmm

Trader Joes is great to pick up snacks

We like Mexico Tacos (it's kinda fast food, but it's really good and cheap) and there is a really good mexican restaurant named something liked Michalengio (is somewhere in the title, bad spelling here) sorry I can't remember, it's on Decater, there slogo is save water drink margaritas. We've eated there 3x and liked it.

My SIL's good friend opened a family style italian restaurant there (they were based in LA but moved to vegas) I can find out what it is if you are interested.

My must do for the kids are take them to see the bellagio water show, look at the lions at MGM, M&M factory, if they like pirates then treasure island show. We did the Shark Tank at Mandalay and if you've been to another aquarium you don't need to go, it was just ok, nothing spectaluar. Stay out of the Wynn, I heard it is totally totally not kid friendly, no strollers allowed. About 6 years ago we were checking out the Palms and noticed they had a really cool place they "babysit" your kids for you and it's a huge playzone thing (can't remember what the ages were of your kids) and not sure if it's still there.

Have fun!!

nelson84
10-20-2009, 04:54 PM
We love the buffet at Rio for dinner. It's a bit off the strip but there's a free shuttle from Harrahs. They have the best selection. A tepanaki (sp?) station, seafood selections every night, soup, salad, carving station, chinese food station, mexican station and italian station. They also have a lot of kid friendly food (corn dogs, mac & cheese, pizza, mashed potatoes, fries). It's not cheap but it's really good.

And in our opinion the Flamingo has the best breakfast buffet. They have tons of fresh fruit, a made to order omelet station, fresh made crepe station and then all the usual breakfast foods. Plus you can sit by the window and watch the flamingos and fish while you eat.

If you're looking for cheap buffets, your best bet is going to be downtown. I've never eaten at any of them, but I know they are much more reasonable priced than the strip buffets.

If you're looking for good italian, in Caesars Palace there is a restarant called Trevi. It is really good. The down side is they don't have a kids menu, but they will split a plate for kids.

For good mexican, there's a restaraunt in NY NY. I can't recall the name but it's the only mexican in there. It's pretty good and very reasonably priced for being the strip.

If you have picky kids and you're looking for something familiar that you know they like there's tons of chain restaraunts on the strip. There's Outback, Hardrock, PF Changs, Cheesecake factory, Rainforest Cafe. And there's also McDonalds, Chipotle and Panda Express.

I would also check out Serendipity at Caesars Palace. They have regular food that should please a picky eater(soups, sandwiches, nachos) but they're ice cream deserts are too die for. They are huge, you only need one for every 2-3 people but that's what they're known for. Yum Yum Yum!!!

If you have any questions or need any help with planning or anything, let me know. I live in Vegas so I'm pretty familiar with most things ;)

Where do you find the best coupons for meals and everything else? Is there any on line or are the best ones in the hotel lobbies?

kaytieeldr
10-20-2009, 11:08 PM
If you're looking for cheap buffets, your best bet is going to be downtown. I've never eaten at any of them, but I know they are much more reasonable priced than the strip buffets.
Main Street Station. One of the two best buffets in Las Vegas... so good, and so reasonable, I forget what the other one is :teeth:

Also, depending where you're staying, several hotels offer all-day passes to their buffets.

kailuagirl
10-21-2009, 02:23 AM
I never looked online for coupons for meals, but at the airport grab all the tourist booklets and there are tons of coupons inside. Alot of the hotels also have coupon books that come with the room filled with coupons. Where are you staying?

jlima
10-21-2009, 02:55 AM
Where do you find the best coupons for meals and everything else? Is there any on line or are the best ones in the hotel lobbies?
Sign up on line for hotel emails & offers; and pick up the free magazines (What's On, etc) at the airport, in the taxis or at the front desk/bell desk of your hotel.

luckey-lasvegas
10-22-2009, 11:19 AM
If you need a break the TownSquare Mall is nice. They have a playpark for the kids and several restaurants. I reccomend the Claim Jumper. The portions are HUGE so plan on sharing things which will help woth the cost. La Sala at Planet Hollywood or the Showcase Mall has good cheap mexican food.

http://www.claimjumper.com/

http://www.townsquarelasvegas.com/

chalee94
10-27-2009, 10:05 AM
if you are on the strip near the planet hollywood shops, there is an earl of sandwich that is a great inexpensive choice.

(but when i'm looking for buffets, i like to go all out (or "all in?" ;) ) and eat at the wynn or bellagio.)

cadchick
11-02-2009, 09:27 PM
We have done two trips to Vegas with our kids (11 & 8). We always go to
Terribles. They are located about 2 miles off the strip near the Hard Rock. They have a smaller buffet (all meals less than $10). They also have a restaurant (most entrees less than $10). There are plenty of chain restaurants less than a 2 miles from the Strip. If you rent a car, check your GPS. Our favorite on Strip buffet (cheaply priced) is Excalibur. This is a large buffet with plenty to pick from. I believe we spent less than $50 for a family of 4. We've been to nicer buffets (the Wynn, the Venetian) but have found for young kids, they are not interested in more refined dining menus or ambiance. They want comfort food. I can remember spending $85 at a nicer buffet and still having to stop at the food court at the Fashion Mall to make my little one happy.:cutie:

DisCookie
11-23-2009, 04:17 PM
There are some coupons at
http://www.destinationcoupons.com/Nevada/Las_Vegas/las-vegas-coupons.asp
including a $5 off one for the Spice Market Buffet!

I always hear good comments about that place. I went there myself for breakfast and it was fantastic, great deal with the $5 off. There was lots to choose from, lots of fresh fruit, giant granola, yum yum!

I went there for lunch once as well, it wasn't so good. There was definitely tons of things, but I didn't really like the way they tasted for some reason... After that, I opted to skip trying to have dinner there.

Maybe one of these days when I go back, I'll time my breakfast just right to give their lunch a second chance;).

Judy from Boise
11-23-2009, 07:41 PM
We like to eat in the themed area in NYNY, we usually get dogs at Nathans, then stroll around and decide on dessert from all of the bakeries. There is also a nicely themed food court area in MGM

woody73
11-29-2009, 08:36 PM
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(but when i'm looking for buffets, i like to go all out (or "all in?") and eat at the wynn or bellagio.)
We like the Wynn's buffet.

Woody

redboxcar
12-08-2009, 11:46 AM
My favorite buffet is the Carnival World buffet at the Rio. Like someone said earlier, it's a little off the strip but you can catch a free shuttle from Harrah's. It's a little pricey, but it's the best buffet in Vegas (my opinion, obviously)! Because it's themed a "world" buffet, you should really be able to find something for everyone here, because there is ALL KINDS of food! It's great. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

gbatch
12-19-2009, 03:55 PM
Bellagio has a outstanding buffet

VAN
12-22-2009, 09:27 AM
http://www.vegas4locals.com/couponsdining.html

I've printed off the Nathan's coupons and used them the last couple times I was there and saved a bundle. We also bought the American Casino Guide and used coupons from there.

This past trip we went to Terrible's on Paradise and thought the buffet was good and nicely priced (used coupons from ACG). Also got comped a lunch at M Resort (6 miles south of Mandalay Bay) and cannot believe how great the buffet was ... think it was worth $15 but included beer and wine in the cost. Gorgeous resort and buffet!!!!

Also go to restaurant.com and use a discount code (right now it's 80% off with SANTA code). There were some places in the PH Miracle Mile shops (Tacone Flavor Grill was one). Very easy to use.

Also, Ellis Island (dumpy casino behind Bally's) has an unadvertised Steak and Eggs breakfast special for $5 ... EXCELLENT!!!! We went twice earlier this month! You have to ask for it though because it is not listed on the menu or anything.

Hope this helps!

CookieGVB
01-30-2010, 09:11 PM
For Mexican food - we LOVED Que Mas on Craig Road, I think. They also participate in Restaurant.com

Breakfast buffet in the Paris is excellent - not cheap, though. Fresh-made crepes - absolutely delicious - I wanted to just make a meal of the cream that came with them...

GrazingGoat1966
02-05-2010, 04:11 AM
If you're after a cheap buffet at the northern end of the strip try the Sahara. Sure it's not the Ritz but last time I was in Vegas it had the cheapest dinner buffet we found ($11.99 + tax) and no-one died of food poisoning!!! Bonus!!!!

aclov
02-06-2010, 09:41 AM
There are some coupons at
http://www.destinationcoupons.com/Nevada/Las_Vegas/las-vegas-coupons.asp
including a $5 off one for the Spice Market Buffet!

I always hear good comments about that place. I went there myself for breakfast and it was fantastic, great deal with the $5 off. There was lots to choose from, lots of fresh fruit, giant granola, yum yum!

I went there for lunch once as well, it wasn't so good. There was definitely tons of things, but I didn't really like the way they tasted for some reason... After that, I opted to skip trying to have dinner there.

Maybe one of these days when I go back, I'll time my breakfast just right to give their lunch a second chance;).

The coupon for Planet Hollywood including Earl of Sandwich states this on it. Is this easy to get?

Must show Planet Hollywood a-List Players Club Card

KKB
02-09-2010, 12:03 PM
overpriced marginal food...you can eat much better for better prices all over the strip. (even chains are well-priced and reliable, and portions are generally always plenty large)
Earl of Sandwich is a a good lunch go to.

kaytieeldr
02-09-2010, 09:54 PM
The coupon for Planet Hollywood including Earl of Sandwich states this on it. Is this easy to get?

Must show Planet Hollywood a-List Players Club Card
Yes, especially if you come in off the street (Strip side). Enter the Miracle Shops to the right, over by the Harley Davidson Cafe. It should be one of the first stores at that entrance.

VAN
02-17-2010, 11:33 AM
The A-List Players card is just the "slot" club for Planet Hollywood. It is free to join ... just look for the Players Club and sign up!!

kaytieeldr
02-17-2010, 11:51 AM
You know, I don't remember highlighting the part about the players card, or why I would have done that... :confused3

Heidict
02-17-2010, 11:12 PM
You know, I don't remember highlighting the part about the players card, or why I would have done that... :confused3

You didn't. ACLOV actually bolded it when they typed it originally.

all4nyy
03-10-2010, 01:37 AM
Ellis Island has a $6.99 steak dinner

Mr Lucky's at Hard Rock Hotel has a $7.77 steak dinner and a $9.99 all you can eat prime rib

The M Resort south of the strip has a HUGE buffet.

South Point also south of the strip has a nice buffet.

Also the Excalbur has $29.99 all you can eat all day buffet you get a wrist band and for one day can go in and out of the buffet whenever you want.

kaytieeldr
03-10-2010, 01:59 AM
You didn't. ACLOV actually bolded it when they typed it originally.
Oh, thanks! I don't usually quote posts in full (note to self: you are doing that this time :)), so it didn't make sense to me. Nice to know I'm still a little sane! Thanks, Heidict.

kaytieeldr
03-10-2010, 02:00 AM
Also the Excalbur has $29.99 all you can eat all day buffet you get a wrist band and for one day can go in and out of the buffet whenever you want. Check around. Excalibur isn't the only casino offering this - prices vary, of course, and so does quality. I know either the Orleans or the Gold Coast or both have the same deal, at a comparable price but in my opnion better food :teeth:

And the $7.77 deal at Mr. Lucky's is, I think, not on the menu. You need to ask for it.

aclov
03-10-2010, 08:21 AM
I read the M Resort buffet includes beer and wine - is this true?

all4nyy
03-11-2010, 12:38 AM
I read the M Resort buffet includes beer and wine - is this true?

Yes they do its a tap beer not Miller or anything like that but i hear its good. And a local wine

aclov
03-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Is M Resort off the strip? I saw they have a cooking show that sounds interesting you do have to buy a ticket but it includes the buffet.

all4nyy
03-11-2010, 11:30 PM
THe M resort is not the "strip" but it is only Las Vegas BLVD. If you have a car go from the main hotels towards the welcome to Las Vegas sign and keep going you will pass south point and the its a little bit more. You will see it in the distance as it is the only tall building on the left side after the welcome to las vegas sign. I have seen vans the M resort has and they maybe able to pick you up excially if you are going to the show. I haven't seen the show yet, so i can't tell you how it is.

aclov
03-12-2010, 11:36 AM
THe M resort is not the "strip" but it is only Las Vegas BLVD. If you have a car go from the main hotels towards the welcome to Las Vegas sign and keep going you will pass south point and the its a little bit more. You will see it in the distance as it is the only tall building on the left side after the welcome to las vegas sign. I have seen vans the M resort has and they maybe able to pick you up excially if you are going to the show. I haven't seen the show yet, so i can't tell you how it is.

Thank you, I won't have a car, but maybe I'll inquire about the van transportation.

Heidict
03-13-2010, 07:17 PM
Thank you, I won't have a car, but maybe I'll inquire about the van transportation.

If you find out anything about it in the next few weeks could you post the info? Thanks.

chalee94
03-22-2010, 11:48 AM
If you find out anything about it in the next few weeks could you post the info? Thanks.

here is the shuttle info from the m resort website. (the fashion show mall is right across from the wynn hotel for reference.)

http://www.themresort.com/visitorinfo/pdf/M_Resort_Airport_Shuttle.pdf

Anna114
03-22-2010, 11:53 AM
My favorite buffet is the Carnival World buffet at the Rio. Like someone said earlier, it's a little off the strip but you can catch a free shuttle from Harrah's. It's a little pricey, but it's the best buffet in Vegas (my opinion, obviously)! Because it's themed a "world" buffet, you should really be able to find something for everyone here, because there is ALL KINDS of food! It's great. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Great! My brother is hosting his elopement (is that even a word lol) dinner there in May. It looks huge. I heard it is the largest buffet in Vegas.

ICF
03-23-2010, 10:07 AM
Any local places for good pizza out in Vegas? On or off strip?

kaytieeldr
03-23-2010, 10:36 AM
Both the Carnival Buffet at the Rio and the one at Circus Circus claim to be the largest buffet in Las Vegas; apparently, a while back, the Travel Channel agreed with the Rio.

HOWEVER, since that time, the M Resort opened and now seems to have exceeded both those venues.

all4nyy
03-25-2010, 09:12 PM
Any local places for good pizza out in Vegas? On or off strip?

I am orginally from NY and the only good pizza I have found is WAY off the strip in Henderson, about a 20 min drive. Do you still want the info?

RObin

all4nyy
03-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Both the Carnival Buffet at the Rio and the one at Circus Circus claim to be the largest buffet in Las Vegas; apparently, a while back, the Travel Channel agreed with the Rio.

HOWEVER, since that time, the M Resort opened and now seems to have exceeded both those venues.

The Rio is also very good but cost more then the M Resorts. I have never gone to the circus circus.

Also stay away from the Palace station casino buffett it is $9 for the price it is good but you don't get nearly what you get at the others.

kaytieeldr
03-25-2010, 09:34 PM
The Main Street Station buffet is in about that same price range - depending on the day and featured items, but MUCH better selection and quality!

luckey-lasvegas
05-08-2010, 01:24 PM
Any local places for good pizza out in Vegas? On or off strip?

Try Metro Pizza, there are several locations in town.

http://metropizza.com/

Pixie_Dust
05-29-2010, 02:36 PM
I just read all 4 pages of this thread. Thanks for the tips! I had read in guidebooks that the Paris buffet was good, but did not see it mentioned in this thread. Any comments? We were planning to go for breakfast and stay through brunch.

KKB
05-29-2010, 04:09 PM
I just read all 4 pages of this thread. Thanks for the tips! I had read in guidebooks that the Paris buffet was good, but did not see it mentioned in this thread. Any comments? We were planning to go for breakfast and stay through brunch.

Used to be one of the best buffets in town, but not so much any more. Harrahs is offering $34.99 for 24 hour buffet entry at all their Vegas properties. If you time it right you could easily get in 4 meals. My folks tried Caesars twice & Planet Hollywood twice during their 24 hours. They said PH had a larger selection but CP had better food. They liked it as they could get lots of fruit & veggies (often lacking in many meals out)

Personally I no longer eat buffets in Vegas--overpriced for average or worse food, IMO.

Anna114
05-30-2010, 01:38 AM
I was in Vegas last weekend. While I didn't eat at the Paris. My brother and cousin did and they loved it. We had dinner at the Rio, at the buffet and it was delicious. I really enjoyed BB Kings at the Mirage. Had breakfast there twice.

snowiit
06-01-2010, 08:01 PM
If it gets to pricey we will hit the in-n-out burger or even mcdonalds.:thumbsup2

Just be aware that in and out burger is a bit away from the strip. I personlly wouldn't walk it. McDs is on the strip. I think one is down towards the MGM part of the strip and I think maybe one in the center of the strip but I'm not sure.

Pixie_Dust
06-10-2010, 02:35 AM
We are back from our trip! Next time, if they still have it, we'd like to try the "Buffet of Buffets," where you pay one price (around $35 each) for 24 hours at any of 7 different buffets.

This time we tried Paris' Le Village buffet for breakfast, and (not on the same day!) Harrah's Flavors buffet for lunch (because we had Mac King comedy magic tickets where you get in for the price of a drink and then can upgrade to 2-for-1 buffet for $5 more).

cats75252
06-16-2010, 03:09 PM
The buffet at Mandalay Bay seemed to be a good deal and the kids liked it.