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Best Buffet for Value

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by ivo, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. ah6tyfour

    ah6tyfour High-Roller

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    Forgot about the requirement that the choice be on/near the strip when I recommended M.

    On the strip, I would agree with Bellagio lunch being the best. It's the only "premium" buffet with a price in the low $20s (Aria is also around the same, but not as many food choices). And if you time it to enter a little before the dinner changeover, you've made out like a bandit.
     
  2. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Perhaps best dinner value on Strip is to enter the Bellagio just prior to the 3:30 lunch cut-off, pay $21.99 and actually get dinner.
    Even if you are only there for lunch, I'm agree with what others have said - it's still a good deal.
     
  3. russtcb

    russtcb Low-Roller

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    People keep telling me how good the buffet is at M. I may have to head down there next time and check it out.
     
  4. scottydoog

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    +1 for the M, excellent quality and value, especially with inclusive beer/wine, you will not be dissapointed.:beer:
     
  5. Shjf

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    If you have a rental car, one of the best buffets you'll find is at the M Resort which is south on LV Blvd. I've had dinner before at Bellagio's buffet and I swear not only is the M resort's buffet cheaper, but just as good if not better food. We'll always go out of our way to go to the M resort's buffet from now on. Lunch is $15 a person, huge huge selection, free drinks and beer. So good.
     
  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Kudos to Bellagio for allowing late-lunchers to actually stay for the dinner change-over.

    At MSS they actually close down lunch, then re-open again for dinner, thereby eliminating late-lunchers to stay for dinner.

    BTW, I love Bellagio dinner buffet and feel there is value for what you pay. Ditto for MSS although MSS is value for a relatively low price point.
     
  7. DerbyCityGal

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    The Spice Market buffet in PH was always one of our favorites while in Vegas, but on our last trip in Jan. we didn't enjoy as usual. The food quality just wasn't what it used to be, not bad just not great. Also if you like deserts all they have is cupcakes(unless it has changed).
     
  8. VermonterJohn

    VermonterJohn Low-Roller

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    The comments below refer only to dinner buffets. Those are the only ones the wife and I go to.

    It's hard to know exactly how to define "value and quality" together. For my wife and I, the buffets at the Wynn, Caesar's Palace, Cosmo and Mandalay Bay offer the best quality on the strip. But perhaps Cravings Buffet at the Mirage might represent "value" because it's still very good but somewhat less expensive. We think we get great value when we spend $35-$45 each on the best buffets in town.

    Off strip, the M resort is by far the best. Free beer and wine included with the buffet.

    Additional comments:

    1. We don't recommend the buffet at Bellagio. In our opinion, it has gone seriously downhill from its early years.
    2. If going to Caesar's Bacchanal buffet, prepare for long lines to get in, and then long lines at the most popular food stations.
    3. Mandalay Bay buffet is almost a hidden secret. Rarely crowded and excellent food.
    4. Haven't been to PH buffet, so can't comment on it.
    5. Almost mentioned the buffet at Paris which is good, but not at the level of the others we mentioned.

    John
     
  9. L1021

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    M Resort's Lunch price ends at 2:30 p.m.

    I was just at The M Resort's buffet on Monday, July 29, 2013 and the lunch price of $15.99 ends at 2:30 p.m. It is listed at the entrance to the buffet that dinner starts at 2:30 p.m.

    That Monday, I arrive at 2:55 p.m. and there was already a line for the dinner buffet. I stood in that line and was seated at 4:55 p.m. The line started moving around 4 p.m. I paid the dinner price of $23.99.
     
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  10. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED Comps on my account, or blood on my knife.

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    The best value for buffets is:
    Breakfast: MSS
    Dinner: Orleans

    That said, the gf and I went out to the M to have dinner the last trip we were there...
    We ended up only paying $5 each ($10 fsp for signing up + $5 off for out of state ID)
    Id say it was worth the $5...but I can't see it being the BEST IN VEGAS...I think a lot of people are letting the free beer/wine get in the way of good solid buffet food

    And take it from me...I'm a fatguy.
     
  11. Chrisnewton

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    What hotel Is M?
     
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  12. Candy Apple

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    That's the name of it...M.
     
  13. Chrisnewton

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    Oh thanks where is it?
     
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    Very south of the Strip.

    Just Google Map it.
     
  15. Chrisnewton

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    Lol brill
     
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  16. keno60

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    breakfast the Gold Coast is very good, omelet bar, tex-mex section, waffles, pancakes, french toast, pumpkin pancakes sometimes, great toppings including blueberries. Orleans for lunch. Both are close to strip and you can try the Palms for dinner:licklips: as some others have suggested
     
  17. eksantirik

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    During my previous visits, I found buffets to be good value for money. I tried buffets at Mirage, PH, Harrah's and found them to be pretty good.

    During my last visit end of June, I tried lunch buffet at Bellagio, champagne brunch at MGM, seafood buffet at Fremont and dinner buffet at Wynn. I didn't like any of them and none of them were good value for money. It helped that the first two were free via MyVegas game but still I had to get a lot done to win them.

    At the swanky Wynn buffet at $42 pp, I couldn't even eat any crab leg as they were awful and foul smelling. Sushi was bad as well. Only a couple items attracted my attention, but these items could be had for less than $10 at many Vegas hotels as a special item. Bellagio buffet also sucked in many ways, it was just like an overpriced breakfast buffet. In general, I didn't feel the items were fresh at any of these four hotels. Some items were made to order and I don't have anything to say for them but these options were far in between (and I don't like to wait for food at a buffet).

    I guess next trip, I'm never going for buffets.
     
  18. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Best value for our money is always M Resort. Of course, that's largely due to the use of BOGO coupons and points. We actually haven't paid them cash for a meal in years. :D
     
  19. schwaiguy

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    I found a few places in South Point, including the buffet, to be horrible. But if we don't go for Asian, we regularly hit Coronado Cafe for late night specials after the clubs. It's even better when they are cleaning, and it takes place in the Italian restaurant.

    We swear by Studio B Buffet at M Resort. I believe the quality and of variety of food and rink for the price can't be matched. Prime Rib, the Italian was great last time (eggplant rolls and lobster canoli), Korean oxtail soup (tastes like pho), Cappucino, Root Beer and Cider from the barrel. My servings of each of these things would cost the same as the buffet price. I've literally seen groups pay the $15 and just drink wine. Literally, depending on the line and whether I was in the area and had time, I would go just for the cappucino.

    Drive down the strip to Mandalay Bay.

    Keep going until you see South point on the right.

    Keep going until you See M Resort on the left.

    10-20 minutes?
     
  20. schwaiguy

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    Can you fill me in on Red Rock for lunch. Particularly do they make custom pizzas. and are they good?
     
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