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Waterfront Buffet

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Atlantic Ave., 777 Harrahs Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Formerly Fantasea Reef Buffet)
+1 609-441-5576
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not what it used to be...

Not as good as it used to be...brunch was way overpriced even with the BOGO deal. Food was mediocre. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the worst buffet, just average. It used to be very good and offer a wider variety and fresher options. The chicken has also changed from the original recipe they once... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mickeymotto
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not as good as it used to be...brunch was way overpriced even with the BOGO deal. Food was mediocre. Don't get me wrong, this isn't the worst buffet, just average. It used to be very good and offer a wider variety and fresher options. The chicken has also changed from the original recipe they once used. Unless your stock piling... More 

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Thank Mickeymotto
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Mickey! Thank you for your comments. We invite feedback to continue to improve. We will pass your comments along and hope to have you dine with us again very soon. More 

Bayville, New York
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top notch buffet. There was every kind of food you can think of there. Italian, Seafood (including fresh crab legs), Chinese, Japanese, American, etc... The desserts were endless as well. We enjoyed everything we ate. We would definitely go back here again!

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Thank Cynthia V
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hey Cynthia! Thanks for your review and compliments. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience here at the Waterfront Buffet. We thank you for your loyalty and can't wait to have can't wait you back again very soon! More 

Ronkonkoma, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious and so much to choose from. Staff friendly to children and even made chicken strips for them when asked. Kids had a blast.

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Thank DJLEP2014
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review and compliments to our staff. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience at the Waterfront Buffet. We hope to have you back again very soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancee and I stayed at the tropicana but decided to try harrahs buffet after hearing good reviews. Like previous comments the food didn't taste very hot/fresh, more like reheated and warm. My fiancee ate a lot of the seafood choices and later that night she was sick, she thinks because of bad seafood. For the price I expected a... More 

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Thank Blase G
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We are concerned that your overall expectations were not met and we are sorry you were disappointed in the food and the service. Please check your messages, so we can arrange for the restaurant manager to contact you directly. More 

New York City, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large Buffet Area near the Harrah's Pool. Nice setting. Comfortable booths and tables. We prefer a booth overlooking the pool. Large variety and selection of food: Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood-(Crab Legs very popular), Fish, Pizza, Pasta, Asian Stir Fry, Dumplings, Noodles; Salads, Soups, large selection of Good/Very Good Desserts, with some sugar free choices. Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks. Service is... More 

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Thank Charles D
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Charles! Thanks for your review and compliments. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience at the Waterfront Buffet. We hope to have you back again very soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Every thing I come to this place was great, Never let me down a single time. Recommended to visiters to AC

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Thank Alan H
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi Alan! Thanks for your review and compliments. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience here at the Waterfront Buffet. We thank you for recommending us to others and hope to have you back again very soon! More 

Knoxvlle, Tn
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Visited the Waterfront Buffet during my 3-day stay in Atlantic City. All I can say is, if my meal hadn't been comped, I would have asked for my money back. I'm not into seafood, so about half of my dinner choices were eliminated. The roast beef was like leather; the veggies were cold; baked potato was luke-warm and the butter... More 

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Thank luckylady47
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your comments. We invite feedback to continue to improve. We will pass your comments along and hope to have you dine with us again very soon. More 

Utica
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If your going to atlantic city wterfront buffet is a must great price great food and the crab legs are excellent desserts are superb try it you will be back the best buffet in atlantic city.We will be back on our next trip couldnt eat all the good things on buffet we will sample the chinese lin the net time.

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1 Thank Joseph F
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hey Joseph! Thanks for your review and compliments. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience here at the Waterfront Buffet. We hope to have you back again very soon! More 

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We visit Harrah's in AC on Sunday. We paid 85.00 for dinner. The only thing good was the crab legs. Shrimp was soggy and mussel were filled with sand, my husband had a bad oyster, food was just luke warm. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!

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Thank Walnut3720
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We are concerned that your overall expectations were not met and we are sorry you were disappointed with the food. Please check your messages, so we can arrange for the restaurant manager to contact you directly. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Our timing was limited for dinner but it was a great selection and our server was a charming British woman. We also had brunch not worth the price for brunch but definitely for dinner.

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Thank TheImmortalFrankster
CS A, Guest Relations Manager at Waterfront Buffet, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your review of the Waterfront Buffet! Sounds like you enjoyed our selection of food and appreciated our friendly and attentive wait staff! Hope to welcome you back soon! We appreciate your loyalty! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Atlantic Ave., 777 Harrahs Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Formerly Fantasea Reef Buffet)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-441-5576

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?