Best places to eat in vegas? Buffets???

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  1. nelson84

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    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?
     
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  3. ncc1701

    ncc1701 Scotty I need Warp 10 to WDW

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    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.

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  4. jlima

    jlima Beep Beep!

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    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!
     
  5. nelson84

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    If it gets to pricey we will hit the in-n-out burger or even mcdonalds.:thumbsup2
     
  6. disneyobsessed808

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    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
     
  7. carebee21

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    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 ;)
     
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    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!!
     
  10. nelson84

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  12. kailuagirl

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    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?
     
  13. jlima

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    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.
     
  14. luckey-lasvegas

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    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/
     
  15. chalee94

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    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.)
     
  16. cadchick

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    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:
     
  17. DisCookie

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    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;).
     
  18. Judy from Boise

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    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
     
  19. woody73

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    We like the Wynn's buffet.

    Woody
     
  20. redboxcar

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    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
     
  21. gbatch

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    Bellagio has a outstanding buffet
     

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