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Forest Buffet

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15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
775-588-6611
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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poway
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very good and the serve met all requirements for the buffet. On his occasion the wait line was very short.

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Reno, Nevada
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view on the 18th floor is stunning, the food is unreal, it is very crowded for brunch...but I don't know of one resturant I have ever reviewed that had no people in it...if they are great people flock to them, I had prime rib (it was a bit dry), almost 2 pounds of fresh shrimp...mashed potatoes and gravey....tea was... More 

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Thank Nor8560
okla
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wrote one review they wouldn't publish it. Food was cold and the ribs that were on the Chinese buffet had a bad taste there on father's day and the results of eating here not good at all. So now without saying it you now know my opinion

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Morgan Hill, California
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207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great desserts! But that should come at the end of the review, right? And you can save $3.00 off the regular buffet $21.00 (I think that's the regular charge) by getting the free casino gold club downstairs. After waiting in line for about 30 minutes (yes, they are very busy!), we were seated and quickly greeted by a server who... More 

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Washington D.C.
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we went to the Forest Buffet at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe was about 11 years ago. We looked forward to going again and were very disappointed. The quality went downhill dramatically. The food was overcooked, mushy and relatively tasteless. The service was very good, our waiter was very responsive. The lake view was wonderful as always. We were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, $125.00 for 4 people is a bit much, But it is vacation so we splurged. It was worth every penny. The food was incredible. Word of advice, get there before 5:30. We got there at 5:30 on Friday with no wait. 10 minutes later the line was out the back and they stopped seating people until others had left.

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Thank John95758
Long Beach, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Forest Buffet on Father's Day. They don't open until 5:00 pm, and by the time we got there, there was already a decent line forming. The food is typical to what I've seen at other buffets, but what really set this apart from others is the amazing view! Since the buffet is located 18 stories up, we... More 

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Thank Terri B
Granite Bay, California
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We've eaten here many times and it is usually quite good. Yesterday, we had Saturday Night Crab Special Dinner. I would say that overall, the food was good but not special. My wife said the crab was sweet and tasty. The side dishes, like the cut up fruit salad, had seen better days. That is, the pineapple and cantaloupe pieces... More 

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Thank AHIDAD
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Vegas this is not, both in food quality and price. For less than $20 per adult, it's quite a great value, especially when you count 3 champagne drinks included per person. The views were nice, the line was only a few minutes on a Sunday, it was just a nice experience. The food itself wasn't mind blowing, but it was... More 

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1 Thank Drawring_Simon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We have been going to to the Harrah's Forest Buffet in South Lake Tahoe for more than thirty five years, and the food was always top notch every time we had the pleasure of going there, but I will say we haven't been there in about a year. And this time was decidedly different! It started out with me me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Chinese, American, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
  • Phone Number: 775-588-6611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?