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yesmylove
08-19-2010, 10:03 AM
Has anyone tried the buffet of buffets, and if so which casinos have the best buffets. I understand that it has just gone up it price. How were the crowds and did you have long waits in line. We are hoping if we work it right that we can get in four meals instead of three. We will be there Oct 3-8/10.
Thanks

everylastbreath
08-19-2010, 11:05 AM
IMO the Rio has the best Buffet (regular buffet, I'm not crazy about the Seafood one), followed by Paris. Yes the lines are very long at times, I guess if you tried to eat earlier/later than normal lunch/dinner times you might not hit as big a crowd.

BTW- Right now Harrahs has some kind of deal for $39.95 all day Buffet, you can go to any of their buffets anytime all day, which is probably why the lines are so long, but it's a great deal if you want to eat all day for a set price.

skiingfast
08-19-2010, 12:47 PM
I would say that you generally pay for what you get in Vegas. The way to save it find a buffet that is cheaper for lunch, because most of the food will be the same although maybe they don't through a couple items out until night.



The lines to get food are seldom a problem because they have enough food serving areas for the number of tables. The lines to get into buffets is a pain though. Because you have lots of people from LA and lots from the east it makes it seem like people are eating a meal for 4 hours. Even fairly standard buffets I've had to wait 20 minutes for brunch and for dinner 30-45 minutes.


My best advice though is if you want to eat a lot and get drunk. Use a breakfast buffet to sober up. Have a small dinner so your stomach isn't full of alchohol asorbing food.

Tommy_B
08-19-2010, 12:48 PM
Has anyone tried the buffet of buffets, and if so which casinos have the best buffets. I understand that it has just gone up it price. How were the crowds and did you have long waits in line. We are hoping if we work it right that we can get in four meals instead of three. We will be there Oct 3-8/10.
Thanks
I have not tried the Buffet of Buffets, but of the hotels listed I think Caesars is the best, the Rio & Planet Hollywood are okay.

Oh, but I do love Paris's breakfast buffet.....

My favorite buffets on the Strip are Mandalay Bay & Wynn.

The B of B looks like an interesting deal though.

canadadisney
08-19-2010, 01:06 PM
We were there the middle of July. We signed up for a rewards cards at Planet Hollywood and bought the b o b for 39.95. We then we went PH buffet at about 11:00am and waited about 15 min for a table (maybe 40 people in line). Later that afternoon (about 4) we stopped at Ceasars with no wait- walked right up. At about 10pm we went to Rio. We got there about 5 min. before they closed, no line. We wook the next day about 10 with plans to eat at Paris but when we got there the line was well over 100 people. Your pass expires at the 24 hr mark even if you are already in the line so we didn't want to risk it. So we ran down to Harrah's and had thier buffet- maybe 5 people in line. After our buffet at Harrah's we happened to be walking back through Paris and the line was even bigger. Our ranking of the day went:
Planet Hollywood
Rio
Harrahs
Ceasars

PaulDavid's mom
08-19-2010, 03:20 PM
Both my husband and I LOVE the RIO! It's a really nice selection.

yesmylove
08-19-2010, 03:30 PM
Thanks for everyones help. We want to try Ceasars, PH, Rio and we are staying at Paris so we will go there as well. We will probably be the first in line for breakfast, comming from Toronto and the time change we will be up early. Two years ago when we were there we were looking for something to eat at four in the morning, our time would have been 7:00 at home. Our first couple of nights there we were going to bed when Vegas was ready to party. We are old, what can I say, it took a couple of days to change our body clocks.:rotfl:

everylastbreath
08-19-2010, 04:19 PM
Yesmylove, I can totally relate, (we come from the east coast, so we are 3hrs ahead of Vegas time) I solved that problem by flying in our first day as close to late night (Vegas time) as possible, this way we can stay up a little and go to sleep on Vegas time, this way waking up in the a.m. on their time. Last thing you want to do in Vegas is fall asleep at 7pm... haha :rotfl:

Figment1983
09-09-2010, 04:48 PM
Paris' breakfast is very good, I love the buffet at Planet Hollywood for dinner, they have really good crab legs. I have to say the buffet at Caesars for dinner was probably the worst buffet I've been to in Vegas. It was small and had very little selection, and what they did have, nothing really impressed me.

S. C.
01-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Yesmylove, I can totally relate, (we come from the east coast, so we are 3hrs ahead of Vegas time) I solved that problem by flying in our first day as close to late night (Vegas time) as possible, this way we can stay up a little and go to sleep on Vegas time, this way waking up in the a.m. on their time. Last thing you want to do in Vegas is fall asleep at 7pm... haha :rotfl:

I'm on EST and stay up until 4am here most of the time. I would fit right into Vegas time :)

bcla
01-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Old thread, but I recently tried this thing.

Currently there's a $15 "upcharge" every time one tries to use the pass at either the Caesar's buffet or the Rio Seafood Buffet. You do it twice, and it $15 twice.

I think the key to getting your money's worth is to fit dinner in twice into your schedule. Our experience with the lines were that at Rio's Carnival World Buffet there was a tiny line at 4 PM for dinner, which got to maybe an hour long by 4:30 PM. YMMV. All we did was two dinners at Rio and one breakfast at Paris. You get your money's worth with two dinners anyways. Other than that, I don't think I could have handled lunch (already bombed after breakfast) and didn't particularly want to deal with the lines.

The other odd thing was hearing several native French speakers talking to each other at Paris. Seemed a bit odd that Europeans were visiting Las Vegas and deliberately experiencing the theme park equivalent of France.

StageTek
01-10-2013, 01:21 PM
Seemed a bit odd that Europeans were visiting Las Vegas and deliberately experiencing the theme park equivalent of France.
I see Americans in Paris going to McDonalds. That always seemed a bit odd to me.

bcla
01-10-2013, 11:19 PM
I see Americans in Paris going to McDonalds. That always seemed a bit odd to me.

But that's an American's idea of an American fast food joint in Europe. It would tend to be true to what it's supposed to be. It's not like my example of a theme park.

Paris Las Vegas is an American's idea of France dropped in the middle of the Strip. It's totally manufactured. Not that there's anything wrong with a manufactured experience (c'mon we're all Disney fans) but I found it odd that a Frenchman, Belgian, etc would want to experience an American's idea of a European village. At the very least there are more authentic and less theme parkish European style restaurants and cafes in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is considered one of the best restaurant destinations in the world today because people are willing to spend.

QueenDoOver
01-19-2013, 12:56 AM
My husband and I have done the buffet of buffets several times over the last few years. We like some of the food at each. I especially like the variety at PH. My husband loves the crepes at Paris breakfast. What we have really learned is to just enjoy the food we want and walk away when done. We know that even a modest meal will cost $20 so to get 4 pretty good meals for $40, we think it is still a good value. My husband is diamond club so we skip most lines, and will even just go in for coffee and dessert some of the time. But regardless, it is a good value.

StageTek
01-19-2013, 01:07 PM
But that's an American's idea of an American fast food joint in Europe. It would tend to be true to what it's supposed to be. It's not like my example of a theme park.

I apologize. I was just offering my opinion on something that seemed odd to me.

MichaelColey
01-19-2013, 07:15 PM
I just did the Buffet of Buffets earlier this week. It's $47.99 plus tax now (for TR members) and (as mentioned) a $15 surcharge on Bacchanal and the Rio seafood buffet.

To get the most value, you definitely want to start with a late dinner, then do breakfast, lunch and an early dinner the next day.

I planned on hitting 6 of the 8 (doing TWO dinner buffets both nights), but ended up only making it to 5. I was too stuffed.

Flavors (Harrahs) was my least favorite. Blah.
Paradise Garden (Flamingo) wasn't much better.
Spice Market (Planet Hollywood) was good.
Bacchanal (Caesar's) was phenomenal, WELL WORTH the extra $15. So much great food.
Le Village Buffet (Paris) is awesome for breakfast.

Next time, I hope to hit Carnival World Buffet one night. I have no intention of doing Emperor's Buffet (The Quad) or the Seafood buffet (Rio).

bcla
01-21-2013, 09:16 PM
I just did the Buffet of Buffets earlier this week. It's $47.99 plus tax now (for TR members) and (as mentioned) a $15 surcharge on Bacchanal and the Rio seafood buffet.

To get the most value, you definitely want to start with a late dinner, then do breakfast, lunch and an early dinner the next day.

I planned on hitting 6 of the 8 (doing TWO dinner buffets both nights), but ended up only making it to 5. I was too stuffed.

Flavors (Harrahs) was my least favorite. Blah.
Paradise Garden (Flamingo) wasn't much better.
Spice Market (Planet Hollywood) was good.
Bacchanal (Caesar's) was phenomenal, WELL WORTH the extra $15. So much great food.
Le Village Buffet (Paris) is awesome for breakfast.

Next time, I hope to hit Carnival World Buffet one night. I have no intention of doing Emperor's Buffet (The Quad) or the Seafood buffet (Rio).

Carnival World actually has snow crab legs. I think the Rio seafood buffet has lobster tails and oysters on the half shell. I don't believe you can actually pile on the lobster tails though. I think you get one or twp at a time and they probably make you go back to your table and then wait in line if you want more. Also - the regular price for the seafood buffet is maybe $5 more than the Carnival World buffet. I'm not sure why they upcharge $15 other than they want to discourage people from doing it as part of the 24 hour buffet cycle.

Also - the adult price is $52.99 if you start on a weekend or certain holidays. The single buffet prices are maybe $1 to $2 more on weekends/holidays.

MichaelColey
04-01-2013, 07:58 AM
I went again a few weeks later, and the prices had gone up. I think it was $49.99, and Bacchanal had quite a bit higher of a surcharge than before ($25 I think?), which they didn't disclose until I was at Bacchanal. Ridiculous. The lines were awful at Bacchanal. Over an hour to pay, then 20 minutes each time you went through the meat/seafood lines. It wasn't like that the first time I went.I just did the Buffet of Buffets earlier this week. It's $47.99 plus tax now (for TR members) and (as mentioned) a $15 surcharge on Bacchanal and the Rio seafood buffet.

To get the most value, you definitely want to start with a late dinner, then do breakfast, lunch and an early dinner the next day.

I planned on hitting 6 of the 8 (doing TWO dinner buffets both nights), but ended up only making it to 5. I was too stuffed.

Flavors (Harrahs) was my least favorite. Blah.
Paradise Garden (Flamingo) wasn't much better.
Spice Market (Planet Hollywood) was good.
Bacchanal (Caesar's) was phenomenal, WELL WORTH the extra $15. So much great food.
Le Village Buffet (Paris) is awesome for breakfast.

Next time, I hope to hit Carnival World Buffet one night. I have no intention of doing Emperor's Buffet (The Quad) or the Seafood buffet (Rio).