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Harrah's Forest Buffet

15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
775-588-6611
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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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Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I guess I've been spoiled by other buffets, especially the Harrah's Reno buffet. The Forest is not even in the same league. The food was generally OK, but the selection was 1/2 what was available in Reno. Service was friendly, but I had to wait over 30 minutes in line before entering. The good news was that my "Reno Local"... More

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Visalia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a great place for dinner. We had a beautiful view. Lots of choices for dinner and dessert. The banana"s foster was amazing!! Would eat here again!!

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have taken in the Forest Buffett for at least 30 years and we still find it to have the best selections of foods, best service, best views and fair prices. We paid $21.95 for each of us and it was worth it. Please try it if you haven't already!! We'll be back again.

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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

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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SACRAMENTO
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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

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
86 helpful votes 86 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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