1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

When we're in Vegas we only dine at buffets.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Mirageluvr, Jul 31, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    Ijamsville Maryland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Are we the only ones that are true fans, and exclusive to buffets? IMO, where else can you sample foods from around the world prepared properly, all in one sitting? Add to that the new option at many buffets of unlimited beer and wine and we're hooked. Some of our favorites are the Mirage, Rio, Red Rock, GVR, MSS, PH, Silverton, The M, and a number of others. We only have breakfast, and an early dinner buffet, as three buffets would leave me needing a new wardrobe. LOL For breakfast I always have a made to order omelet with everything in it, plus a sampling of all the other breakfast items, especially bacon, and maybe even a little sushi for fun. My wife will have a salad, and pizza, or something just as crazy as that for breakfast When it comes to dinner, well, there's split crab legs, shrimp, Chinese, sushi, stir fry, steaks, and just about anything else you could want.....and then you have desert. Oh yes, dessert. My mouth is watering thinking about it. Every minute my Vegas countdown ticker inches ever closer to Sunday Brunch in Vegas, where we're headed right after we pick up the rental car....with bottomless mimosas and champagne. Yeah, I'm ready. LOL
     
  2. hotreds

    hotreds VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    5 miles past "Resume Speed."
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Could not do it. More power to you!
     
    A/C in December!?
    Will give them a try!
  3. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2015
    Messages:
    563
    Not sure I could do it. We always hit up Bacchanal and then maybe one or two others (in 7 nights) if we're drunk, or just can't decide what sounds good. We have talked about for our upcoming trip getting the 24 hour "Buffet of Buffets" pass from CET, not to eat at any of them necessarily, but just to go in and sample each. Not sure its worth the money, but the experience might be worth the price of admission.

    The only CET buffets we've done (aside from CP) is Paris, and Harrah's. We liked Paris for breakfast, Harrah's was meh.

    I think if all I did was eat buffets it would force me to try a lot of things I ordinarily wouldn't as to me most buffets (with some notable exceptions) taste the same.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    15,186
    Location:
    Central California Coast
    Different strokes. Haven't had a Vegas buffet in years, won't have one during the upcoming trip. And that is why traveling is a good thing -- everyone gets what he/she wants.

    Addendum: I can hang with a brecky buff it they have fresh stations.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  5. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    4,706
    Location:
    Chicago South Suburbs
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    No thanks. Buffets are fun from time to time but I would rather get that full service dining experience. And when it comes to international, I've always found it better to get it from a place that specializes in that cusine over a buffet that does the most familiar dishes in a bland way.
     
  6. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,526
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    Not my thing either. Bacchanal every once in awhile. Did Spice Market on a Groupon twice (once it was good, once it was bad).

    If anything I may do a breakfast buffet if I"m in a hurry and I know I won't be eating again for awhile.
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,589
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Mirageluvr, nothing wrong if it's what you enjoy. You brought up some good points, especially about the variety. The Vegas buffets you mentioned are a cut above most of the buffets offered throughout the country in quality and freshness.

    You're on vacation! Enjoy yourselves and do what you like to do. I enjoy buffets also. I tend to go to the ones you mentioned and also to the higher end ones like Bellagio, Wynn, and WS. These places has high traffic as far as customers so the food is always fresh.

    Even though buffet prices has skyrocketed, I think it still offers value for what you get.
     
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
    Going to Hawaii's 9th island!!
  8. DrLect

    DrLect Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    160
    Location:
    The North Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Breakfast buffets are fine in the absence of a good old fashioned casino coffee shop. I prefer hot foods served directly to a table. I find dinner buffets largely overpriced, with many items I simply would not ever order, let alone eat. As to desserts, I find most buffet's dessert offerings to be average at best and usually not worth the calories they contain.
     
    New Year's Eve Dinner
  9. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,323
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I used to be until I hit my 40's. Then the following things happened:

    1)My metabolism slowed down, so I couldn't eat as much without disastrous consequences.
    2)I had eaten at each of the buffets, so nothing was "new"
    3)I started getting comps to the higher end restaurants, so buffets were no longer a "necessity"

    However, you gotta do what you gotta do. As long as you're enjoying it, knock yourself out.
     
    GGWU!!!!! My "rebate" for the years play!!
  10. UTE

    UTE Plastics

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,699
    Location:
    Salt Lake/Las Vegas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Add...

    4) As we age we appreciate quality more than quantity.

    Bill
     
  11. knasinnh

    knasinnh Tourist

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    and....

    5) I would rather save room to drink more.
     
  12. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    899
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    4
    We got the 24 hour buffet pass on our trip this week for one day and it ended up being a great deal, especially since we were able to comp it. We ate at the Bacchanal twice, Paris once (blah), and Spice Market once. For us, buffets are a big part of the fun of Vegas.
     
  13. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    15,186
    Location:
    Central California Coast
    One of the things about "diversity" for us, and as pointed out above, if we want northern Thai or Vietnamese, Yucatan Mex or border Mex, bistro, whatever, most places we travel have a diverse food scene -- Vegas certainly does, local big name and chain -- so we eat around the world one dedicated/knowledgable restaurant at a time versus one pass through the line. Again, it's the not the one way, the only way, it's just our way.
     
  14. stephenamorgan

    stephenamorgan Tourist

    Joined:
    May 18, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Vegas has so many restaurants we try to squeeze into a trip that its hard to enjoy a buffet. If my wife and I overdo it for one meal that ruins our plans for our next meal. We usually try to enjoy a breakfast buffet and one dinner on each trip if it works out.
     
  15. VegasBJ

    VegasBJ VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    4,473
    Location:
    rolling hardways
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    229
    I do the opposite and do zero buffets. Haven't been to a buffet in many years. I find that the food is overly salted as well.
     
  16. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    3,148
    I do enjoy a Vegas Buffet --
    because I can try a little bit of everything.
    And have learned ( the hard way !) about NOT overeating at one.
    *
    I still feel the more expensive Vegas buffets - are still a bargain.
    But I only do those once a trip.
    I will hit up any number of Seafood Buffets during one trip.
     
  17. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,188
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    I do a lot of buffets in vegas, but I would quibble with calling it 'dining', and the notion that the noted buffets are preparing dishes from around the world 'properly'.

    Personally I love breakfast buffets as breakfast food is hard to screw up (and delicious), they are cheaper, and like you I skip lunch.

    But I do far fewer dinner buffets.
     
  18. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    Ijamsville Maryland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    This year I'm checking out the Bellagio and Aria. I've also tried the Wynn, MB and Paris. The old Imperial Palace buffet for one that was not so special. ;-)
     
  19. Mirageluvr

    Mirageluvr Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    Ijamsville Maryland
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I totally agree with your points. I will dine at Ruth Chris or Morton's, but when I'm in Vegas, bring on the buffets. I guess my palate is not as refined as some, but I do enjoy them. :licklips:
     
  20. runningonthehub

    runningonthehub Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Messages:
    334
    Location:
    Chicago-Hyde Park
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    58
    When I first started going to Vegas, I loved buffets. Now. as I have gotten older, I find that all I need is an inexpensive breakfast buffet. I don't even want a dinner buffet anymore. I find that all I need is a sandwich for dinner.
    I have gotten to the point where if I see a lot of food, I lose my appetite.
    So, one buffet per day is more than enough for me.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.