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Dinner Food Lunch Price?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by southbeach82, Aug 26, 2014.

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  1. southbeach82

    southbeach82 Newbie

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    I'm thinking of going to Bellagio for buffet and I had friends that told me to go during the end of lunch for lunch food & price and dinner food. Does this work, anyone have experience? and if so, when should I get in line for lunch? I would be going on a Tuesday. Thanks!
     
  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Definitely works! We've gone into the buffet about 15-20 minutes before changes over to dinner....go grab some salad or shrimp & wait for the new dishes to come out. Have only done this at CET buffets / MSS & Orleans.....never been to Bellagio tho. Good luck!!
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    It works. I can't exactly remember when we got in line. Maybe 2:45 or 2:50 on a weekday. We had plenty of time to spare (3:30 cutoff). If I had to guess, if you get there by 3, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
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    They start switching pretty early so you you can get in as early as 2:45 and start seeing dinner items. I noticed that they made sure they held crab legs back until dinner time but the shrimp and the carving station switched earlier.
     
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    jbee Low-Roller

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    What happens if there is a loooong line and you do not get in for the 'lunch' portion? Check it out ahead of time and plan accordingly?
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    You might have to check on the MSS buffet. They used to close down for a couple of hrs. to changeover to dinner. Maybe that's changed now but that's how it was last time I checked.
     
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    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Bellagio is best place in town to pull this off, because of the value factor and ease in doing so. The lower cadre buffets will have substantially more bargain hunters parked by the entrance prior to the lunch-dinner switchover. Bellagio doesn't attract the same type of crowd, catering more to people oblivious to switchover deals or not caring so much about price in the first place.
    My strategy over the years at the Bellagio has always been the same - arrive about 2:45 to see if there is much of a crowd. If not, I view to the 3:00 opening fountain show (best of the day) and quickly make my way back in to beat the 3:30 price cut off.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Chef! I'll give that a try!
     
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