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“Great buffet!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Waterfront Buffet

Waterfront Buffet
Atlantic Ave., 777 Harrahs Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (Formerly Fantasea Reef Buffet)
+1 609-441-5576
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Ranked #84 of 351 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Somerset, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great buffet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is one of the best buffets in AC. Love the crab legs and assortment of seafood dishes. It is always packed but worth the wait. I have never had a disappointing dish there!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very disappointing.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Have eaten here several times over the years and amazed by how much the quality has dropped. Prices are up and crab legs are only available during the weekend now.

Visited June 2013
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New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Beautiful Ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is the best looking buffet in AC. The interior could be that of a fancy restaurant but what is different here is it has a nice view of their pool house which is a greenhouse with plenty of plant life and sun. Most buffets are closed-off rooms with no views or partial views. The buffet at the Taj actually faces the boardwalk but they wasted it with the cheesy cheap seating area.

The way the food is presented here, you would think the options are unlimited. But there really isn't that much here. The Mongolian station takes up a huge amount of space just for its kitchen setup. I didn't see a station for fruits which I normally like to have as a dessert.

The price is quite hefty. Forty bucks for a buffet! However, the ambiance is key and will make you want to go back since its a very comfy place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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348 reviews 348 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
“Love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Whenever I'm in AC I always go to the waterfront buffet. They have a huge selection at a Great price.

Visited March 2013
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East Brunswick, NJ
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Food Variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Waterfront Buffet is one of the few buffets that I would say I'm completely happy with. There's not a lot of "extreme" food options ...just a wide variety of well prepared and tasty food. If you can't find something to eat, that you like, then you are just not hungry. Like many buffets ...the main attraction seems to be the seafood. Waterfront Buffet won't disappoint. There was a good variety of shrimp, clams, oysters, crab legs to keep any diner happy. The dessert bar however ...is a sweets lovers paradise. The baked goods are fresh and delicious ...and there's a good selection of gelato / ice cream too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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