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Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by marktaylor, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. marktaylor

    marktaylor Low-Roller

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    does anyone have any info on the 4 different palace station buffets available on my vegas
    the four are
    green valley ranch
    sunset station
    palace station
    red rock casino

    i understand there not going to be to bellagio type quality but are they ok for a couple of blokes to get free food from or is it just not worth it
    thanks

    mark
     
  2. smartone

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    I've eaten at both the Green Valley and Red Rock buffets. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at any Station buffet. They're priced and "stocked" to attract locals... frankly, I think they're probably a better "value" than down on the strip and you certainly won't go away hungry.
     
  3. KazooTom

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    Both the Green Valley and Red Rock are considered the higher end of the Station's buffets. Neither would be considered gourmet, but both are very good and a good value. Our experience at both has been positive. The food is kept fresh and tasty. You would probably be pleased with either.
     
  4. marktaylor

    marktaylor Low-Roller

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    thanks for the replys , ill keep all four and take a little off strip time to try them out , thanks again
     
  5. 33X

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    I would rate them in this order:
    GVR
    RR
    Sunset
    Palace.

    GVR is by far the best. There's not much difference between RR & Sunset. I would not personally eat at the Palace Station Buffet.
     
  6. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Station casinos are noted for their buffets. To attract locals, you have to provide vaule and quality on the food end.
    We have enjoyed fequenting nearly all of them over the years.
     
  7. marktaylor

    marktaylor Low-Roller

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    good to know thanks for the info
     
  8. $hayne

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    I ate at Red Rock and GVR last weekend and enjoyed both buffets.
     
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    We've tried them all, and as previously noted, RR & GVR are the top 2. Unlike the others, we actually like Palace's buffet, particularly for bkfst & lunch. The variety is not as big, but the food was all of good quality. We ate at Sunset this fall and thought the quality had gone way down to where it was by far the worst of all the station buffets. (Even the fried chicken was not good).
     
  10. Lucky55

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    GVR buffet is very good for the price
     
  11. tominiowa

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    Red Rock and GVR are by far the top of your list.
    Sunset is fine if out that way but not worth the drive special.
    Palace is simple basic food , but with a 2 fer one it is great for cheap burger and basic fast food. Plus the people there seem happy to see you.
     
  12. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Since the refurb job a couple years ago, Palace has really improved. For basic food at a good price, it's a decent alternative to higher-priced Strip offerings.
    What I like about Station buffets is that their breakfasts have lunch items on it, making it more like a brunch. I remember going to PH for breakfast one day and Boulder Station the next, for a third of the price, and having a much better experience at Boulder.
    I also agree that Sunset have gone down from what it used to be.
     
  13. POPO2012

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    The breakfast buffet at GVR is hard to beat or match for quality and value. We ALWAYS hit it for at least one breakfast. The Bellagio breakfast buffet is completely overrated and over priced IMO.
     
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    I would add that the service is really good at all their buffets as well. They cater to locals so they have to have great customer service to keep them coming back!
     
  15. warpdrvr

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    We ate at both GVR and RR on MyVegas comps last week. GVR I think was the better of the 2 in my opinion. Word of warning: We went to RR on a Monday and it took us about 45 minutes to get seated. Seems they do a "Military Monday" special. Not sure what it is, but the locals were out in force for it. Don't know if it's RR specific or at all the places. Want to give a shout out to the girl who was manning(?) the egg/omlet station. She closed right as I walked up, but as I walked away disappointed, she called me back and made my eggs for me. She went the extra mile and I appreciate that, and showed it by giving a larger tip than usual for egg cookery....

    Disclaimer: I want everyone to understand I'm not bashing the military! I respect and value them immensely. Just saying it was crowded....
     
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    i've been to gvr, red rock, santa fe. gvr is my fave out of those, but they are all decent and not badly priced. lots of variety too.
     
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    I agree with smartone's assessment.. I enjoyed BOTH of those. As a sidebar I also did the GVR brunch many years back and REALLY enjoyed it. Again as stated by many... Solid good food and value play. Just don't go in expecting lobster thermidor, caviar by the bucket , beef wellington or yak tenderloin glazed with truffle sauce at the buffet.. LOL!!
     
  18. marktaylor

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    no caviar !!!!! sod that im not lowering my standards LOL
    thanks to all those that commented will definately be doing GVR and RR when i come for mytrip
     
  19. Champster1

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    +1. The Palace Station buffet is $ for $ 1 of the best values in vegas!!! With your stations players club card it's $6.00 breakfast, $7.00 lunch ( price of a #2 large at mcDonalds) and $8.00 for dinner ( prime rib, all you can eat shrimp etc...). $10.00 on Brunch days. What more can I say? You will spend $15.00 at Johnny rockets in the fashion show mall, when you could get on the free Palace Station shuttle ( at the fashion show mall) and feed 2 folks for the price of 1 at Johnny Rockets. I am a big fan of the value that all the Station buffets. ( in case you haven't figured that out)!!! I believe that every dollar saved is an extra $ on "hard6" when the crap tables are hot!!

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  20. Sam D

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    I would avoid Sunset Station's buffet. It used to be quite good but the last 2 times I was there it was downright horrible. There seems to be a lot of difference in the quality of Station's buffets. I have had very good experiences at Boulder Station and OK experience at Palace Station's buffet.
     
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