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“Good Buffett” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Island Buffet at The Peppermill

Island Buffet at The Peppermill
2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
(866) 821-9996
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Ranked #43 of 784 Restaurants in Reno
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Peppermill’s Island Buffet offers an abundant selection of hot entrees, carved meats, savory soups, fresh salads, several made-to-order specialties and home-baked desserts.
Camino, California, Usa
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Good Buffett”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Quick seating and good variety of food. Prime rib was better than most buffets. Drink refill could have been a little quicker.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Way too salty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a very attractive buffet. It is the typical United Nations type... foods arranged from several different countries... Italian, Mexican, Asian, American. However, most of the food was incredibly salty. On top of that, I, personally, have a sodium intolerance which causes me to retain excess water.

Surprisingly, I took some small samples of the Asian food and it didn't taste overly salty (as far as Asian goes). But I had a slice of Turkey that was almost inedible due to the salt.

Although it was getting late, there was a short line that did not move for a while. It looked like they didn't have enough help to clean off the tables.

That all was enough to keep us from dining there again during our stay..... oh well, the Gelato was great.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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reno, nv
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Finally, they have made a perfect buffet experience for Sunday brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Yes, the price is high, but all the comparable buffets in town have upped their prices. The Peppermill management have been diligent in correcting the serious food problems noted in 6 months past. They are careful to keep the food fresh and well stocked. They have added dim sum to the Chinese section. Prime rib is offered at medium and rare degrees of doneness and served by a pleasant carver. The dessert server is pleasant and eager to please. Thanks for listening to your customers and keep up the good work.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Foresthill, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Seafood buffet!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I went for the crab, shrimp and oysters! These were fantastic. Other friends in our party commented on what a wonderful array of different foods they offered.

Visited March 2014
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Reno, Nevada
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Pricey but good for an occasional visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very good selection of foods and usually very high quality. Local seniors get a very nice discount if you are a Peppermill member

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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