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normal, nothing fancy, but very good????

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by GES774, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. GES774

    GES774 Tourist

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    Ok which buffet would be the best for all around NORMAL as we call it food? Neither of us are seafood eater and prefer normal homestyle cooking.....ODD huh??? but would like to know want buffet you think would fit the bill for us. We would never pay $40 each to eat unless it was a Hamada or nice steak place.
     
  2. Bamfbowhunter

    Bamfbowhunter Low-Roller

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    wicked spoon has lots of good homestyle stuff.. fried chicken, mac n cheese, mash potatos.. And the deserts are awesome
     
  3. GES774

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    where is that located?
     
  4. Bamfbowhunter

    Bamfbowhunter Low-Roller

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    It is in the Cosmo
     
  5. CYaInVegas

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    The buffet at Planet Hollywood used to be very good but I haven't had it for about 2 years. I plan on trying the Wicked Spoon this Sunday. We love the buffet at M but you better have a rental car if you go there. Cab fare would be more than the meal. I'll let ya know about Wicked Spoon next week after I return.

    By the way none of the buffets are cheap any more.
     
  6. dfalk

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    Isn't wicked spoon pretty close to $40 a person? At least for dinner I though it was.
     
  7. AndyAkeko

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    Main Street Station downtown usually gets reviewed as the best budget dinner buffet in town, and it's large enough that you can skip the Hawaiian, Mexican and Asian food stations and still have enough NORMAL (as you call it) food. It's either $11 or $14 depending on the day of the week ($22 on Friday's for seafood night).

    I think the best buffet value for the dollar is still found at the M Resort for $24 on weeknights. That includes beer and wine, not to mention a huge dessert selection and eight or ten carving stations. Definitely not worth $40 on weekends if you're not a seafood eater.
     
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    If you will have a car, you'll find the best buffet values are at the off-Strip casinos. Orleans, Gold Coast, Sam's Town and all of the Station casinos. Get the players card for an extra discount and on most nights you'll pay $10-14 for the dinner buffet.
     
  10. Tammy58

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    Our tastes run the same as yours. Be aware that some of the super cheap buffets are not great. We use to eat at Gold Coast because it was so cheap, but the DH won't do it anymore. We like Harrahs, Mirage, PH. Years ago we loved MGM but 2 years ago we went back and we hated it. We DON"T do....expensive, sushi, Vegas seafood (we are from New England, we prefer OUR seafood), mexican, middle eastern. Meat, potatoes, mac & cheese, salad bar, italian, chinese is pretty much our palate. We have not tried Cosmo (price and we don't go to that area to play). Wynn and Bellagio are out of our price range. Avoid the Quad and Excaliber. I have not tried Main Street Station downtown, but based on years of reviews it is the only buffet I would try down there. Way south of the strip Silverton was average, South Point (where we like to stay) is pretty bad but super cheap and M (haven't eaten there) gets great reviews.
     
  11. jerseyguy

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    My only advice ,as gross as it sounds

    From many years of casino buffets ,mostly cheap. Before you sit down and start gorging,definitely know where the nearest restrooms are because you may be needing one in a big hurry.
    Sorry if this is offensive ,not trying to be a "wiseass".
     
  12. Nevyn

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    PH buffet.

    Monte Carlo and Harrah's buffets used to be passable for the staples, but its been awhile since I was there.
     
  13. chef

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    There are three geographic areas to pick from: Strip, off-Strip or downtown. Do you have preference?
     
  14. GES774

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    it will be the strip.....we are staying at Paris....and have done the Harrah's buffet which we enjoy very much.....just looking for an alternative for an evening close by.
    thank you for all the replies....so much info collected.:beer:
     
  15. mike_m235

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    The Monte Carlo buffet is strikingly average. Now that Nevyn mentions it, it's probably exactly what you're looking for. For brunch it's probably a bit better than okay. Put it this way -- we ate there on Saturday morning and my wife wanted to go back Sunday morning.

    Just watch the holiday weekends when they jack up the price.
     
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    I would second Wicked Spoon, although, let me suggest you do your buffet meal at lunch time or even brunch! The Cosmo's site didn't list prices, so I did some hunting and found that lunch is around $19 and brunch around $23 (don't quote me, but I think those are around what we've paid when we've eaten there during these times).

    My husband and I are both fairly picky eaters, we don't like seafood, but we have found many, many tasty treats at this buffet. The food is fantastic. I love the mac & cheese in the little individual pan and the tiny basket of fried chicken (which is a leg and a wing). I have had quite a few other offerings there too, but those two things I look for every time we go there.

    We did eat there with my two nieces last time for dinner, and it did cost a small fortune, but that's why I recommend lunch/brunch!
     
  17. chef

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    The meat-n-potato buffets are more likely to be away from the Strip; but, in regard to Strip dining - you could go to buffets like the Imperial Palace, Circus Circus or Riviera buffet and have simpler fare.
    However, there is the question of quality. On this board, they get rapped a lot.
    But, maybe they'd suit your tastes. Not everyone is looking for the high-end stuff.
    Say for example, you went to Bellagio and Wynn instead and had prime rib, a little chicken or pork loin, mashed potatoes/gravy, a few green beans, rolls and topped if off with vanilla ice cream and a cookie for dessert. That would not maximize the cost of eating at either of those places, though, the quality of chow would be better than the IP, Riv or CC, which cost considerably less.
    Any Strip buffet will have the basics, so it probably comes down to what you're willing to pay. If money is no object, go that meat-n-potatos route at the best buffet. If not, maybe consider a lower-echelon place.
    Agreed about Harrahs filling the bill for your tastes. A tip to save a few bucks is to hit the cash reigster before 3:00 and pay lunch prices for dinner, which starts at 3:00. The same applies for the Bellagio ($20.99 lunch) switchover at 4:00.
     
  18. eviliciouz

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    Bistro Buffet at The Palms is really good. We went for dinner and it was superb. They have everything including some of Hawaiian food and unlimited beer & wine. The price is right too. You can get their players card and it's only $17 per person for dinner with the players card. If not interested to get players card, they are on Restaurant.com as well Travelzoo right now for deals.

    If you want to try Cosmo's buffet go for their brunch. It comes with a glass of Mimosa or Bloody Mary and the price when we went couple years ago was $29 per person. Well worth it.
     
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    Agree 100 percent about the Palms buffet, I love it; but it does not fit the bill for.... "normal, nothing fancy".
     
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