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The Buffet

#46 of 745 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 29
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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
Better than most!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Patricia B
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Rancho Cordova, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food selection was fairly limited... roast beef (featured), some pasta w/sauce, and basic vegetables. Standards like fish and ribs. The food tasted good enough and satisfied my need for an evening meal. Not the best buffet in Reno, but good enough to satisfy my hunger.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very good food, and a terrific variety every night. Great place for one person or a group of people. very accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not the best buffet in Reno. I think that title belongs to the Sunday brunch at Sterlings. But very good food. It's usually good quality ingredients and properly cooked, at least for a buffet. Service is unusually good for a buffet.

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Parkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A wonderful variety of foods to choose from! Our only complaint there was children! We do not enjoy crying, yelling and bratty kids when trying to enjoy an evening out to dinner! Several were allowed to dish up their own plates, instead of their parents doing it for them! They were rude, pushing in front of adults to get their... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very good food with lots of variety and the wait staff was very pleasant and very attentive. Clean and non smoke free restaurant.Great value too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It's a good thing when you come across a Champagne Brunch but even better when ALL the food was good! Everything from fried chicken, omelet bar, sushi, salad bar, etc., overall a great choice to eat at.

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Additional Information about The Buffet

Address: 345 North Virginia Street, 345 N Virginia, Reno, NV 89501
Phone Number: +1 775-786-5700
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
Cuisine: Contemporary

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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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