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Old 06-23-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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That brings up the question, what does everyone consider the line between inexpensive and expensive? Use weekday normal dinner buffet prices as the point of comparison.
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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From the M resort site:

Lunch Mon. - Thur. 11:00am - 2:30pm $16.99
Children 5 years – 8 years $11.99
Dinner Mon. - Thur. 2:30pm-8:00pm $24.99
Children 5 years – 8 years $17.99

Prime Rib Brunch Fri. 11:00am - 2:00pm $24.99
Children 5 years - 8 years $17.99
Seafood Buffet Fri. 2:30pm - 8:00pm $39.99
Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 8:00pm $39.99
Children 5 years – 8 years $26.99

I would say that for the average person their lunch price is doable but their dinner makes it off limits. Of course that is based on demographics, but I don't think I am that far out of the ball park. The attraction of the buffets was suppose to be lots of good food for a great price.

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Old 06-23-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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$40 to me is too expensive for a buffet. For that much money I'd rather have sit-down service. $25 is about the most I'd spend for dinner and we've been to some decent ones for that much. Orleans is good. Red Rock is one of our favorites although I don't recall what the price was. We also liked GVR.

I thought the M was way overrated. Maybe we just caught it on a bad day, but it wasn't very good. I actually like the breakfast buffets better than dinner. My breakfasts are typically just standard fare so no reason to spend a lot. The biggest problem with buffets is (obviously) over-eating. If you can keep from stuffing yourself, great, but easier said than done.
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:54 AM
 
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Silver Sevens buffet. $8 with coupon for dinner. I stick to the basics like carved turkey with veggies, salad bar and dessert. The selection is slim but everything is edible and the wait is minimal. The after midnight coffee shop specials are decent also.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Silver Sevens buffet. $8 with coupon for dinner. I stick to the basics like carved turkey with veggies, salad bar and dessert. The selection is slim but everything is edible and the wait is minimal. The after midnight coffee shop specials are decent also.
Small buffet and mediocre food
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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M Resorts gives out free buffets for the folks who play there. I ate there last night and the food quality was very good, the same as the last five years. Noticed that a new item was BBQ beans and corn bread.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Noticed that a new item was BBQ beans and corn bread.
Do they give the slot players their own section of the casino?
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:45 AM
 
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Small buffet and mediocre food
You wont find anything better for the price in this valley.
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Old 06-25-2016, 04:12 AM
 
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I'll get to the inexpensive value buffet which is the intent of the thread in a minute. First, I have to mention Wynn is no longer a great buffet. It is certainly nice but it's not $43 nice, which is what it will cost you for Dinner. On weekends it goes up to $50. No way no how; as expensive as Bacchanal is I'd rather spend my $$ there. I still find Bacchanal overpriced, but it DOES have a number of unique touches, like a large selection of cured meats, steamed hot crab legs, some unique Asian items, Kobe sliders (very unlikely it is Kobe beef, but good nonetheless) & stuff like mango juice.

Of the other buffets mentioned, Paris & Planet Hollywood are nice but not great value if we're talking inexpensive. Paris used to be better but they basically cut back their nice cheese selection to garden variety stuff; they still do have the best Andouille sausage I've found at any buffet. I tend to prefer PH, as they have a number of nice items including a middle eastern section & generally very good paella. An added bonus is you go below the casino so the buffet is generally much more quiet & peaceful than the often noisy obnoxious traffic in PH. Rio's Carnival World buffet can be a decent value if you get in just before dinnertime & take advantage of the locals discount (25% for most people; 50% if you are Diamond or above M-F & Sunday for dinner); sadly, the seafood buffet is just one tiny section of the Carnival World Buffet these days & isn't what it used to be. You can still get plenty of seafood options like Crab Legs, shrimp & often salmon or other types of fish at the regular buffet.

For value, I like Aliante's buffet

Medley Buffet | Aliante Gaming

Breakfast is $6.99, Lunch $8.99 & Dinner $11.99

It's not as good as mid-tier buffets like Paris or Planet Hollywood, but if we're talking value it takes the cake. Food is generally fresh & well prepared tho of course at times it could be better; for breakfast, I love getting fresh-made eggs & egg-white omelettes & the bacon is always good & plentiful. As an added bonus, if you have a higher level player's card & pay with points it gets cheaper. I pay 1/2 price, or $3.50 for breakfast, $4.50 for Lunch & $6.00 for Dinner if I use points (which I always do). They mail out offers every few months for B1G1 buffet so you can get that same pricing 1 or 2 times every 3 months. Saturdays they have Steak night for dinner which is $15.99, I use points to get it for $8.00. Great stuff.

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Old 06-25-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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I'll get to the inexpensive value buffet which is the intent of the thread in a minute. First, I have to mention Wynn is no longer a great buffet. It is certainly nice but it's not $43 nice, which is what it will cost you for Dinner. On weekends it goes up to $50. No way no how; as expensive as Bacchanal is I'd rather spend my $$ there. I still find Bacchanal overpriced, but it DOES have a number of unique touches, like a large selection of cured meats, steamed hot crab legs, some unique Asian items, Kobe sliders (very unlikely it is Kobe beef, but good nonetheless) & stuff like mango juice.

Of the other buffets mentioned, Paris & Planet Hollywood are nice but not great value if we're talking inexpensive. Paris used to be better but they basically cut back their nice cheese selection to garden variety stuff; they still do have the best Andouille sausage I've found at any buffet. I tend to prefer PH, as they have a number of nice items including a middle eastern section & generally very good paella. An added bonus is you go below the casino so the buffet is generally much more quiet & peaceful than the often noisy obnoxious traffic in PH. Rio's Carnival World buffet can be a decent value if you get in just before dinnertime & take advantage of the locals discount (25% for most people; 50% if you are Diamond or above M-F & Sunday for dinner); sadly, the seafood buffet is just one tiny section of the Carnival World Buffet these days & isn't what it used to be. You can still get plenty of seafood options like Crab Legs, shrimp & often salmon or other types of fish at the regular buffet.

For value, I like Aliante's buffet

Medley Buffet | Aliante Gaming

Breakfast is $6.99, Lunch $8.99 & Dinner $11.99

It's not as good as mid-tier buffets like Paris or Planet Hollywood, but if we're talking value it takes the cake. Food is generally fresh & well prepared tho of course at times it could be better; for breakfast, I love getting fresh-made eggs & egg-white omelettes & the bacon is always good & plentiful. As an added bonus, if you have a higher level player's card & pay with points it gets cheaper. I pay 1/2 price, or $3.50 for breakfast, $4.50 for Lunch & $6.00 for Dinner if I use points (which I always do). They mail out offers every few months for B1G1 buffet so you can get that same pricing 1 or 2 times every 3 months. Saturdays they have Steak night for dinner which is $15.99, I use points to get it for $8.00. Great stuff.
I totally agree for the Wynn buffet. Don't think any others you mentioned are inexpensive on the strip anymore if you pay full value but I do like Planet Hollywood. Aliante IMO is hit or miss but not bad. Rio is not what is was as you said and would just rate it a bit above average just because of the huge selection (some of which is trash like corn dogs!).
Gold Coast though good is barely average and Palace Station rates lower. Suncoast is pretty good also. Haven't been to Rampart for a long time.

Orleans, Palms, Red Rock and South Point are the winners for this thread IMO.
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