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15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
775-588-6611
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasantly Surprised

From the moment we stepped up to the friendly cashier until the moment we left our,window,table with view by the lake we enjoyed great service. Friendly from start to finish. Food was good if you chose wisely. There are lots of choices,so not dofficult. Not gourmet but very fair for the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Nicolette K
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment we stepped up to the friendly cashier until the moment we left our,window,table with view by the lake we enjoyed great service. Friendly from start to finish. Food was good if you chose wisely. There are lots of choices,so not dofficult. Not gourmet but very fair for the price - $21.95 per adult. We happened to go... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Though I could eat shrimp cocktail and prime rib all day, a lot of the food was overcooked. The deserts were...damp and dry? The mimosas were made with the kind of champagne you buy for 3 bucks.

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Ridgedale, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Took the 4 of us out to dinner, we wanted crab legs. The buffet is huge but it just wasn't that good. The crab legs were full of water. It's really just a bunch of crap. You feel like you need to eat to get your money's worth, but for the money.... View was good, but that's about all that... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

quality food and nica ambiance- on the 18th floor of Harrah's- great view. Seafood buffet on Friday's includes shrimp and crab legs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was so sad to visit this restaurant after many years only to find it has really declined. A visit to the Forest Buffet was one of the highlights of a Tahoe weekend when we were first married. People were lined up as soon as it opened, so I expected this buffet to be good, albeit not as good as... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The view from Harrah's Forest Buffet is incredible from the 18th floor. Food was so-so. Prime Rib was good, but everything else was bland and over-cooked. Brunch was $17.99 adults and $12.99 for kids. Instead of going to the buffet, try the restaurant across the hall where they offer good food and great view.

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Simply one of the best buffet places you'll ever eat at. They have everything here you could possibly want, and more.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have to say this was the worst buffet I have ever experienced in my 62 years on this earth. The caesars salad was soggy, the shrimp were slimy, the roast beef was dry and sliced thin, the ribs were greasy and the deserts were uninspiring. Please do not waste your time or money. I was shocked to see lines... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good food but the buffet lines were very difficult to negotiate. The set up forced everyone to wait in a line even if they didn't want to.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My family and I couldn't decide what we wanted to eat one night for dinner so we figured we'd give this buffet a try. We were so glad we did. We got there early enough to where we literally just walked in and got a table right away (when we left 45 minutes later, the line was wrapped around to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
  • Phone Number: 775-588-6611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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