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The Buffet

#53 of 749 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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Contemporary
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345 North Virginia Street, 345 N Virginia, Reno, NV 89501 (4th Street)
+1 775-786-5700
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7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet
Description: The Buffet features fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as...
The Buffet features fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as weekend brunches. Don't miss the wide variety of American, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine, featuring favorites like pizza, freshly baked desserts, breads, pastries and omelets. In keeping with the Eldorado's long-standing reputation for a commitment to quality in its restaurants, the Buffet serves food fresh from the Eldorado's own bakery, butcher shop, pasta shop and gelato factory.
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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had breakfast both days we were there and the waitress was a little short and rude but the food made up for it.we had dinner there one of the nights and it was decent and the waiter was really nice and responsive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Michael C
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Anaheim
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My adult son and I arrived there for late lunch. No waiting,went right in. The presentation was wonderful-full, clean and set up nicely. The taste of the foods was beyond our expectations. I had ceviche, NY Steak, shrimps, and about four different types of cakes. Of course some pasta and potatoes. My son couldn't stop raving about his food. We... More 

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Anaheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had breakfast both days we were there and the waitress was a little short and rude but the food made up for it.we had dinner there one of the nights and it was decent and the waiter was really nice and responsive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice variety of entrees (including seafood) and good selection of dessert items. Don't usually like buffet, but would return to this one if staying in area again.

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Fernley, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went to the Eldorado for the "seafood buffet." Hostess and seaters seemed to act as if we were bothering them. Not a pleasant way to be greeted. Place looked run down, lots of missing pieces in the tile floors, and holes in the banquet fabric. Yes there were crab legs and shrimp, but both tasted frozen then overboiled. They... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The selection is very wide. The people behind the lines are very personable and mature. Very satisfied at the taste of the food. Would definitely go there again and again.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Still the best quality, cleanest and eat service at any buffet in Reno. Get a players club card for discounts, you will be glad you did. They have international items, carving station with multiple choices and the best gelato in town. Always a good meal, specialty foods Friday-Sunday.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were gambling on a place to have dinner whilst traveling through the high Sierras & chose this casino because they were rated #1 in local advertising. The food selection was grand yet every selection lacked high caliber taste. I've had better quality at food trucks.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Hubby and I enjoyed the buffet at El Dorado. Their food was definitely better than other buffet's we've eaten at. The price is little out there, but it's what you expect when you're in Reno and at a buffet. Decent selection of food. They also serve gelato which makes it totally worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went here on a Thursday night at 8 pm. No line to get in at all. Paid $16 or so, including taxes for admittance. Seated promptly. Atmosphere was pleasant and clean. I wanted to note that the buffet offerings (and prices) vary by the day of week. Monday through Thursday the price is about $16, including tax. Weekends the price... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Greasy chicken. Mushy mac and cheese. Cheeseburger and hotdogs as main course!! Tomatoes cut so small you need a spoon in order to eat, Supposed to have Mexican and Asian stations open and they were both closed at 9 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 North Virginia Street, 345 N Virginia, Reno, NV 89501
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-786-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The Buffet features fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as weekend brunches. Don't miss the wide variety of American, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine, featuring favorites like pizza, freshly baked desserts, breads, pastries and omelets. In keeping with the Eldorado's long-standing reputation for a commitment to quality in its restaurants, the Buffet serves food fresh from the Eldorado's own bakery, butcher shop, pasta shop and gelato factory.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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