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Harrah's Forest Buffet

15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Morgan Hill, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Forest Buffet at Harrah's used to be a really nice buffet. Elegant atmosphere and great food. It has changed! Atmosphere feels like Circus Circus buffet. Lots of kids running around, dining furniture looks very worn and the windows are dirty. (The view is one of the main attractions) The food is just average. It didn't even look appealing. The... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There was a power outage from 4 - 9 PM on 7/20/2014 that included the whole south end of the lake to the best of our knowledge. Gaming continued, but dining options were very limited. Our reservation at a local Italian restaurant was worthless as they were unable to serve. Friday's Station at Harrah's was closed but the maitre d'... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Buffets are usually a hit or miss proposition. The Forest Buffet at Harrah's Lake Tahoe scores more hits if you plan properly: SUGGESTIONS: It was a busy Thursday in Tahoe with concerts and a golf tournament, but it's always a good idea to get there a half-hour early before its opening at 5:00pm. They will open the line 15-minutes early.... More

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Long Beach, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

It's a buffet. It is the reason America is the greatest country in the world. Lots of food, not the best food, but lots of it. The fresh fruit and veges were great, nice salad selection, very fresh and tasty. The Asian selection is decent, the food was hot and plentiful. Soups, ribs, chicken, potstickers, chow mein, etc. The prime... More

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Tracy, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So, after settling into our room at Harrah’s, we headed up to the 18th floor for supper at “Harrah's Forest Buffet.” The Forest Buffet actually did not open until 5:00PM, so I thought we would “beat the crowd” by arriving before they opened. “Boy was I in for a shock!” We arrived several minutes early and I thought we would... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This buffet is on the 18th floor of the Harrah's Lake Tahoe hotel & casino. Get a seat near the window and you'll be treated to a fantastic view of the surrounding area, including the lake. The food was decent. I've been to many buffets and I don't expect gourmet fare, but for some reason I felt let down by... More

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Austin, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went for Sunday Brunch and I liked it. If you want fine dining go to one of the two restaurants, one on the top floor of Harvey's and one on the top floor of Harrah's. We did that one night too. Now, back to the buffet. It was a Sunday mimosa brunch and I thought it was fine. I... More

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Lexington, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Walked from our hotel down on the strip (that was a walk!) The hostess at the register (Donna--I remember this because my boyfriend was joking with her) was very friendly, warm and inviting. We were seated quickly, by a window...for some reason this cozy table for two didn't have us sitting across from eachother but at a side of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Horrible experience...terrible tasting, over priced food. We felt like we were dining at a hospital. For $25 a person you'd expect a good variety and food that is actually tasty. First of all they do not want anyone eating healthy...as the salad bar was so tiny it didn't even qualify as a salad bar! The sushi was no better than... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Main attraction for us was the proximity to the ski resorts. Other than that I would not stay there again. We're not big gamblers so the casino, for us was nothing but a nuisance. The casino was constantly filled with smoke and the filtration system is terrible. The only way to get to our rooms was through the casino and... More

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