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Cheap good buffet DOWNTOWN

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Loluvsvegas, Apr 1, 2017.

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  1. Loluvsvegas

    Loluvsvegas Low-Roller

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    Hey all!
    Surprising the wife for her 35th with a trip out. It is a fly of the moment thing and we won't have much money, but will mostly be hanging at the pool. We won't have much money but as usual want to live the full VEGAS experience. Where is the best buffet for decent meals that won't break the bank downtown?:headbang::feedme: I have just about all the players cards and wouldn't be mad to sign up for more...
    I've never stayed DOWNTOWN before. We have gone down there before of course to play and party and when we were at the Mob museum we decided IF/WHEN we ever DID stay downtown it'd be at the Grand. Thanks so much in advance...
    I'm sure there is a thread some where but ....
     
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    2nd that....MSS!
     
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  4. Disney Fan

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    The Fremont is usually good...
     
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    downtown only has 3 buffets: Golden Nugget, MSS, Fremont.
    GN's is not cheap compared to other downtown and off-strip buffets.
    MSS' quality is slightly better than Fremont.
     
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  6. M0rtyC

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    Plenty of great happy hours too. You could get by with MSS breakfast buffet and a nice nosh during HH. I'm going to try to Redwood happy hour this trip
     
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    Main Street Stations 777 Brew Pub has great happy hour specials.
     
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    I love Downtown, but as noted, there are only three. They can be rated and compared against each other based on price, quality, selection and value, but the short answer is that there are no good Las Vegas buffets Downtown. If a Las Vegas buffet experience is an important part of the trip expect to pay 30 to fifty dollars per person on the Strip. For that price you'll get Prime Rib and King crab legs.

    That being said, in my opinion: Fremont is dank, Golden Nugget looks nicest but is way overpriced, so winner is Main Street Station. Weekday breakfast is eight bucks and dinner is twelve. Watch out for higher priced Sunday brunch and Friday seafood. The selection and price will make you feel good about spending your money there.
     
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    Where are you staying? GN usually offers a coupon book to its guests with 2-for-1 buffet.
     
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    MSS and Sat and Sun Champagne brunch is $11.99. Sit near Manny the egg/omelet guy for entertainment
     
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    I'll join the chorus, MSS over Fremont. You'd think they'd be nearly equal, but MSS wins for a few reasons. Nothing wrong with Fremont, it's low cost, too.

    And based upon the suggestion above, yeah, don't expect lots of exotic, fine dining at a downtown buffet. They may have a "steak night" or crab legs one night, but that comes at a bit higher of a price, and it won't be 5-star. As long as your expectation isn't for lots of high end, exotic foods, you'll be fine with MSS and Fremont.

    I have never dined at the Nugget buffet. It's more expensive, and the few critiques I have seen suggest it's not very good, which I personally find hard to believe. But I'm not much of a buffet guy these days and rarely visit more than one buffet per trip, so I've stayed away from GN.
     
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    Is MSS Champagne Brunch all you can drink? For 11.99$ that would seem like a heck of a deal!
     
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    You've obviously never had their champagne:blink:
     
    Said I wasnt going back this year but you know how that goes
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    Yes, mimosas included at MSS brunch!
     
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    I prefer the one at fremont. I like the actual room better at mss but i think the food and service is better at fremont. Really they are about the same so just depends on how far you want to walk at the time. They are both decent for the price. You wont be feasting on lobster and oysters rockefeller but just regular stuff.
     
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    As long as it has booze in it, I'm sure I could stomach it! ;)
     
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    My vote goes to MSS and GN.
     
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    I could never eat at the GN again after their month long issue a couple years ago.

    None are good for anything besides breakfast/brunch. The dinners at any of them is like the buffet on Vegas Vacation. Fremont is better than MSS because they have a guy that makes omelets to order AND pancakes to order. I'd stay away from everything else there.
     
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    Agree with Main Street.
     
    Short trip to try and get back to some kind of normal.
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    Guess you never saw Manny, the egg guy at MSS. Been there for years.
     
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