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Forest Buffet

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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than expected

This is a big, help yourself buffet restaurant with spectacular views over the lake and mountains. There was an interesting choice of food (Italian night) with all sorts of cuisines represented. Some of the meat was a bit tough although there were plenty of other choices. We particularly enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Glos,
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big, help yourself buffet restaurant with spectacular views over the lake and mountains. There was an interesting choice of food (Italian night) with all sorts of cuisines represented. Some of the meat was a bit tough although there were plenty of other choices. We particularly enjoyed the choice of puddings. Decent value at $27 a head including... More 

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Thank GlostilIdie
Woodland, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. Super long line that moved at a decent pace. We were seated to the back of the restaurant. Waitress and waiters were friendly and attentive. The food was OK. Nothing to write home about. This was my first time at this restaurant and will be my last. I'd rather pay $35 for a decent steak... More 

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Thank DeBofamily
Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I thought this was a good buffet. I wouldn't say the best I ever had, but what they did offer was good and I thought they had a lot of desserts. At times there were an hour wait with lines and I would not wait that long for any buffet. However, we went again at an off time and it... More 

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Woodland, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We did not go in expecting a huge mark above home town buffet. We did not expect the worst buffet we have had. The food was old and cold. The prime rib and other steaks were like rubber. The crab was old and had poor flavor. For all of the hype we had herd about this place. A two hour... More 

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Thank dannis f
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Good typical Casino Buffett. Food quality os okay to good, but it should be a little better for the cost. Great selection. Fridays is Seafood night that cost around $10 more but all you can eat is a good value. If you don't care for seafood don't go on Frida's because then the value is really not there.

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Thank SilverLionService
Redding, California
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Whenever we are in South Lake Tahoe the Forest Buffet is a definite place for dinner. The variety of the buffet exceeds many buffets. The quality of food is definitely above average for any buffet. The price for dinner at about $20.00 each is fair for the quantity and quality of food served at this buffet. I will definitely return... More 

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Thank rkickin
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I needed to find a quick lunch for 64 people attending a Pangu Shengong course in South Lake Tahoe. I contacted Amber and she was extremely helpful booking a reservation for us and coordinating everything. The buffet was the best solution for a big group of people. Now for the food. They had an Asian, breakfast, sushi, fast food, salad,... More 

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Thank weight39doug
Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This was by far the worst food I've ever had... Everything's was like warm . The prime rib was so grisly and fatty I almost threw up. It was basically cafeteria food. Expensive too!

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Thank kimhoff
Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were there for dinner on a weeknight in the low season. The restaurant was pretty busy, but no wait to be seated. Our server was really nice and kept our drinks filled and plates cleared. The food is about what you would expect from a good Chinese buffet, but with more choices. The standout had to be dessert -... More 

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Thank wyatthawaii
Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Weekend getaway with family. Regular price for adult (no senior rate) is $35.00. Make sure you get a "game/casino card" on the ground floor before purchasing. That card will give you $3.00 discount for maximum of 4 adults. My kids 4 and 6 paid $16.99 each and they barely ate anything. Our total bill for 4 adults and 2 kids... 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: Scenic view, 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?