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Rumor: MSS buffet is being turned into a food court

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Joe, Oct 25, 2020.

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  1. Joe

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    It is a rumor on a different group. The buffet area is being turned into a food court. No other details at the moment.
     
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  2. joespoolhall

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    Not a real big suprise. Covid gave reason to close buffets and this break gives hotels a nod to reimagine said space.
     
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    makes sense during these times
     
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    I actually don't mind food courts, since even before the pandemic, I didn't frequent buffets too often (unless they were comped. LOL). I just hope that if the rumor is true, that they have some decent eateries and not just a bunch of the standard fast food places like Micky D's, Subway's, Starbuck's, etc.
     
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    If it is a food court, I hope Boyd allows comps to be applied. Not all food courts do since many vendor locations are not owned or controlled by the casino.
     
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  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I'll be the first to post that I am sadly dissappointed. MSS buffet was one of the things about Vegas that made it Vegas to me.

    The food wasn't spectacular. But the ambiance, the old school Vegas feel, and the people stuffing their faces made it special for me. :(
     
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    The last time I was at the buffet at MSS (early 00's), I saw a kid walk up to the ice cream machine, put his mouth on the nozzle and pull the handle, soo... um... this is not a terrible idea.
    :wink2:

    Used to love to have breakfast there in the 90s with my husband when we stayed downtown.

    Things are always going to change in Vegas. This pandemic is likely to be with us a while and attitudes may change about things like the buffet. Vegas will always adapt, IMO. It's not always the way we would choose, but usually Vegas just keeps Vegas-ing along. :)
     
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    Sad to hear it may be going away. It had definitely lost its luster, but was still a decent breakfast choice. Plus their collards were great.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of buffets, but I hope they reconsider.
     
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    Breakfast was the best......but what if boyd upped its fare and offered a “station” food court.......Mexican American Chinese Hawaiian flair etc. Served cafeteria style —I’ll have that this and that. Individually priced but comp-able. Free iced tea or coffee for all!!
    If it’s a food court similar to Orleans then only fuddruckers was acceptable to me. :blink:
     
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  11. Electroguy563

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    I don't see that much of a difference in safety and hygiene protection if they reconfigured the buffet where you don't touch the portions and workers will place the food on your plate or tray.

    I know the dining room will have to be reconfigured for safety and health.

    Maybe this is why MSS is considering Food Courts. Less costly to run?
     
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  12. VegasSam

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    I really liked their breakfast buffet. My thinking is if they do a food court it’s for safety but after a couple of years and all is under control again buffets will make a comeback. Buffets are a Vegas tradition!
     
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    I still miss the old buffet at the GN when it was downstairs.
    It was so good and often a line wrapped around the casino.
    Those were the days.
     
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    Hopefully its not another McDonalds, already one close by in the Plaza. Think outside the box and get a few things that aren't already downtown. I always eat at Triple 7's there rather than the buffet. I never usually eat much for breakfast in Vegas.
     
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    I'll admit the buffet has dropped in quality over the years but it was such a pretty room. I loved taking long walks to the food station and looking at the antiques.
     
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    The local Boyd casino here is throwing walls up around the open side of the buffet. Saw all the booths had been taken out. Rumor is the old buffet here will be used for conference space/private rentals.
     
  17. Electroguy563

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    One of the things I liked about buffets in Vegas is their "theme" nights. They have seafood night, steak and scampi night, prime rib night, and then there are the special dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

    And Breakfast Brunches. Even plain Breakfast at a buffet is a Vegas tradition.

    These will be gone if they go with a Food Court. Not sure if Food Courts even do breakfasts. Maybe now they will.

    There are times change is not necessarily a good thing.
     
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    The food was meh, but like pretty much all of MSS, the room was beautiful. If they rip it out and replace it with a plastic could-be-in-a-shopping-mall food court it would be a travesty.
     
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    A Food Court is .......never a good option.......IMHO.
    Yes....the food quality dipped at MSS Buffet over the years.
    Didn't most buffets ?
    But those " Theme " Nights at the buffet - used to bring in a crowd !
    And food servers at the stations would add some safety measures.
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    I always ate more slowly and relaxed at MSS Buffet.....and walking back up to my next course
    was a nice break during my meal..
    It was just a more relaxed atmosphere than a Food Court or Diner/ restaurant.
     
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    When I first started going to LV in the middle 60's they were called a Chuck Wagon.
     
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