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.

Will you ever eat in a Vegas Buffet again?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by tominiowa, May 14, 2020.

  1. LivingTheDream

    LivingTheDream Tourist

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2018
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    60
    In previous years, buffets were my main source of nourishment for breakfast and dinner—virtually all were comped but I did not mind paying occasionally. Now, I’m not a huge buffet consumer but would hate to see them go by the wayside as they are part of the Vegas experience in that even though one may not care for a buffet and the quality varies, I find it comforting to know that if I want to partake in a buffet, it will be there. As a side note, I did take in at least one “to go” Cosmo buffet during the past few years—great value and can’t beat dining on the balcony at sunset!
     
  2. oghuman

    oghuman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,414
    Location:
    NYC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    43
    OK, you got me, what's a yaller?
     
  3. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    3,539
    Location:
    NY
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    0
    Definitely yes.
    At $50 per guest (many places even charging more), the buffets can afford to hire 10 servers per station
    to serve the food instead of letting guests touch the utensils.
    Considering many people will lose their jobs due to reduced visitation, it's not a bad thing to do in Vegas.
    Of course we don't know what the greedy casino companies are thinking.
     
  4. Mudhen

    Mudhen High-Roller

    Joined:
    May 1, 2018
    Messages:
    990
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    :feedme:

     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    3,019
    Location:
    Chicago
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    I prefer breakfast buffets. So if it is cafeteria style then sure why not. I'm sure they can figure something out. They put a man on the moon after all
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
  6. Marky147

    Marky147 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,870
    Location:
    England
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    I want to try the Wynn one, so will get 2 from the app next time I'm there and someone is in town with me. That way they can get the food while I stay out of the way at the table.

    It's avoiding me being a PITA for everyone else, more than the fact it would be a pain for me. I could just drive around with the plate in my other hand and use one of my crutches to ensure social distancing :p

    Only reason I don't pick up the free Aria ones every trip, is I can't imagine how annoying I would be to everyone else driving around inside a buffet, lol.
     
    Social Distancing in the Penthouse
    Hopefully an Xmas Fairytale in New York
  7. NickG

    NickG Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    232
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    I would happily go to a Vegas buffet tomorrow.
    But I also signed up as a potential volunteer for human challenge vaccine trials. I kind of wish I would just get the virus already and be done with it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,861
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I must be in the minority again, but I love buffets and they've usually been very easy to get comped. I really like not having to wait; and with few exceptions, there are always items worth going back for. In fact, if some selections were served by a stuffy waiter in a fancy setting, they could charge 3 or 4 times the price and people would rave about it! Nonetheless, I seldom have more than one buffet per trip just to avoid the excess calories. It may take years, but by the time things return to normal, buffets probably will also.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  9. Catzilla

    Catzilla VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,112
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    I used to go with my MIL to the local casino buffets all the time. She always took a pass down the buffet line with her walker, piling things on the seat as she went along. Her hands were really arthritic so it took her a while to dish things ups. I can't say if they thought it, but I never saw anyone act like they were put out. After that initial trip down the buffet line I was her legs for refills. People that would be annoyed because someone takes longer or needs help aren't who we need to be concerned about. However, that person who picks through the pan of Chinese stir fry for five minutes taking all the shrimp deserves any disrespect they get. AND just in case anyone has ever eaten with me...I NEVER do that with people waiting behind me. ;)
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  10. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    I certainly would, just because I like the freedom of having a variety of foods to choose from. I only really favor the higher quality ones anyway (Aria, Bacchanal, Bellagio, Wicked Spoon & Wynn), so I'm confident that these resorts will figure out a way to make it work.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6,972
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    I love buffets. I hope they are still around when this crisis winds down. Some improvements I don't mind they do are individual portions on separate plates. Hot soups and liquid type foods can be served upon request. Crab legs can be served instead of help yourself.

    Buffets are part of the fun experience of Vegas. The open area experience with people enjoying their foods in a family style rustic atmosphere promotes positive social attributes and goodwill to fellow humans. Buffets, 24 hr. cafes, and Steakhouses are how I envisioned my Vegas.

    I hope buffets are still a part of Vegas. I'm sure things will be figured out and some new normals will be in place. Maybe this virus will teach some people to stop being dirty filthy pigs.

     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  12. zerofan

    zerofan VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,167
    Location:
    New York
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    I only liked a breakfast buffet, never for dinner or lunch no matter where I stayed. I will miss those but not enough for me to get upset about.

    It would fill me up just about all day until dinner time - maybe with a light snack in between.
     
  13. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,011
    Location:
    Chicago & Jersey City
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    85
    I once ate at Bellagio buffet 5 straight days. Was getting some real VIP treatment by the hostesses by the last day!

    I LOVE buffets. We used to always do Bellagio on Sunday mornings before flying out. Then switched to Aria the last couple years. Eat almost all meals at buffet on cruises.

    Sadly, I've likely eaten my last buffet. Not at all a germaphobe, but the way a buffet operates is way too obvious risk. I've also probably gone on my last cruise, and any Vegas return is years away.
     
    • Wow! Wow! x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  14. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,073
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Tominiowa how ya..be... REMEMBER ME????.... regarding your question once things settle down I would have no problems going to a buffet .
     
  15. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,081
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    115
    "yeller", referring to the colour yellow from movie Vegas Vacation buffet scene. Mudhen posted a video above.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    14,238
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Hey, this film was ahead of its time, and I didn't really think of it, but the guy behind the steam line is dishing it out for them.
     
  17. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6,065
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Yes....as long as they offer individual servings & disposable gloves for diners who insist on touching items they don't take....
     
    Overdue.....c-19
  18. oghuman

    oghuman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,414
    Location:
    NYC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    43
    Thanks, I guess I didn't pay much attention to that. Chevy Chase can be funny, but I tune out when it goes to stupid.
     
  19. Marky147

    Marky147 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,870
    Location:
    England
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    I could probably do it using one crutch and hold the plate in my other hand, but with my spasticity I'm about -1000 to be coating someone in whatever my plate is filled with :evillaugh:
     
    Social Distancing in the Penthouse
    Hopefully an Xmas Fairytale in New York
  20. Vegas Todd

    Vegas Todd MIA

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2019
    Messages:
    458
    Location:
    Northeast Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    17
    Never ate at them before the pandemic.