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Were there any free buffets you refused?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by TyrC, Mar 2, 2015.

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  1. TyrC

    TyrC Tourist

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    Getting a free comp is something many players dream of
    getting. For many low level players a free buffet may be the best
    they can get. I was offered free buffets at the Imperial Palace. Looking
    at the choices and quality I turned it down.

    There used to be a classy joint on the Strip called Holiday Inn Boardwalk.
    It was famous for a 24 hr. buffet at a crazy low price. It was infamous for being
    barely edible. Steve Wynn bought it. I believe he tore it down to build some
    dump called, Bellagio.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G., but N.A.H.

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    There are some that I wouldn't pay to eat at, but that's not the question.

    I'm a cheap ba**ard, so I haven't turned down any free buffets, but I usually have a few to choose from.

    On my way out of town I usually eat at the breakfast buffet at Silver Sevens.
     
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    bdautch High-Roller

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    I've considered doing that in New Orleans. It's such an incredible food town, and the buffet at Harrah's is so utterly bland/mediocre, that I thought about nixing it. In the end, I decided that breakfast couldn't be too bad and I settled for that. But I wouldn't take a free buffet there over eating lunch or especially dinner elsewhere in NOLA.
     
  4. PaulBowdry

    PaulBowdry Low-Roller

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    I turned down a comp once to the buffet that was in the movie Vegas Vacation. Give me some of the yella. Dont get cheap on me. Nope never turned a comped buffet down. I mean take the comp and find some fruit or something edible.
     
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    BlueBellThunder High-Roller

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    You're thinking of the Dunes that was imploded to build the Bellagio. The Boardwalk casino became City Center.
     
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    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    No....Bellagio is on former Dunes site. The old Boardwalk came down for City Center.
     
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    Yes, a couple of times when the line was obnoxiously long.
     
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    Oh yeah. I forgot about that. I had two free buffets at red rock but the line was so long I said told my cousin that we could do better elsewhere and went downtown.
     
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    When I was in college the boardwalk buffet was visited every time we made it to vegas. One time at like 3:30 am my friend was passed out in the booth and we were asked to leave. We then stumbled downstairs and played $1 blackjack. Best part of the buffet was the ticket you got for a steak. You only got one steak. Always thought that was funny.
     
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    I don't remember the steak ticket. I do remember a lobster ticket at one casino in St. Louis, however, so I don't doubt it. The only time I remember the Boardwalk buffet was one night before midnight. There was a group of us, all of whom had consumed several adult beverages, and the only kind of restaurant all would agree to was a buffet and the Boardwalk was the only one open. I know I was laughed at on Usenet (anyone else remember that one?) when I said I actually enjoyed it. :)
     
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    Ate at the Boardwalk buffet w/steak about 2 am once, never did eat there again. I used to get 6 free IP buffets per day so I ate there many times w/out any issues.
     
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    Ever since my buddy got a 2 comp from the pit boss at the Beau buffet one trip and invited me,

    I turn down every buffet.
     
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    Last trip I cashed in a myvegas reward for a mgm breakfast buffet but didn't bother to actually use it. I at least got my LP coins back for it. If I were offered the Monte Carlo buffet for free I'd pass on it.
     
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    at the MGM 2x last trip and Monte Carlo.. didnt like the MC at all
     
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    Casino run earn a buffet promotions all the time. Just because I've earned them doesn't mean I'll use them. If I can transfer the buffet to a credit at another dining outlet I will but otherwise, that's okay. I usually don't want to eat at the buffet and if its a promo where everyone can get a buffet easily, I'm not going to stand in line to get one.
     
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    I was in vegas last week. I play craps but didn't have much luck the first 3 days but the last 2 days I got comp meals. unfortunately I was leaving that last night so I didn't want to lose a lot of time eating at the buffet so I just picked up something at the take out place (at the Cal) so I didn't use my comp offer. too bad, wish that I got it earlier.
     
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    A few years back, my dad got comp'd two buffets at GN after some decent play at craps...we went in (against my better judgement), dad had a few things to eat, NOTHING looked appetizing to me at all...I watched Dad eat...we walked out...unfortunately I goi the "hangries" and we got into a bit of a tiff about the whole thing, kind of embarressed about it in retrospect, but we made up pretty quick...and the rest of the trip we ate well!
     
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    I did receive a free IP buffet, and looked around and only ate a couple things from it before leaving and getting food elsewhere. There have been a few buffets where I looked around and passed on them. I received a free MGM buffet as well, and although I was able to cobble together a meal, I wouldn't return.

    I typically eat one or two at most during a long trip. I really liked the new Caesars buffet, and the Bellagio is a good deal at 3:20 (lunch price, dinner offerings at 3:30). The Stations casinos serve a decent breakfast buffet, and the Wynn, Mirage and PHo buffets were also enjoyed over the years. I'm eating lighter, and prefer hit and run options, or a nice sit down meal over a buffet.
     
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    Heh heh, I still remember doing that at the paris village buffet, paying the lunch rate and just waiting for the dinner menu to come out. I haven't done that in years (probably at least 6 years) since I don't eat that much anymore so not worth paying for buffets.
     
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