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Old 08-19-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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Buffet of Buffets

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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #5
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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:
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Both my husband and I LOVE the RIO! It's a really nice selection.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #8
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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
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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.
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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
I'm on EST and stay up until 4am here most of the time. I would fit right into Vegas time
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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