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The Buffet

#19 of 706 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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345 N Virginia St, Eldorado Reno, 2nd Floor, Reno, NV 89501-1136 (4th Street)
+1 775-786-5700
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boca Raton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical buffet offering. The fish was good. The fried and breaded eggplant was also good. Rest of the items were standard buffet. Paid $16.99. The passion for food is missing. Little more effort on the food will make this a good place. Better options than a casino buffet are around.

Thank JPadmanabhan
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the price has reached something like $22 or $25 in the evenings on weekends, but the spread is excellent. The prime rib is excellent, the seafood selections on Friday are excellent, including steamed crab, lobster bisque, and seafood pasta... but the stand out is the dessert bar. Most of the selections are top notch, and the gelato is... More 

Thank Boyd H
Lubbock, Texas, USA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to go here for lunch... I'm not big on breakfast plus the dinner menu only has a few different items compared to the lunch price.... unless there is a theme night menu.... great food, servers are kind and friendly... I have never had a bad meal at the Buffet... plus I think it is better than Flavors buffet...... More 

Thank Paul H
Reno, Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of fresh and yummy food. Love the salads and especially BBQ ribs. I am making myself hungry. Strange to say I enjoyed my meal so much I didn't have room for desert...OK I had a small cheesecake.

Thank ttribble
Sacramento, CA
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for the money. Do not miss the ravioli - both the red sauce and mushroom ravioli are worth the price of admission! Gelato is off the hook, too.

Thank PegnGeo
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always go to the buffet a few time during our stay . Nice selection and the dessert bar is never a disappointment :)

Thank 1967Chella1967
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and a lot of variety. They had everything something to satisfy everyone's appetites. Who can eat this much food?

Thank Tawanna C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Food is always excellent and the price is great compared to comparable casinos. Eldorado parking is free at their garage off of Sierra Street and the walkway to the casino is totally enclosed.

Thank James M
Sonoma County, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This was probably the best buffet I've been to because all the food selections were amazing and there was so much to choose from! The wait was really long and I thought the price was not so budget friendly. It was advertised at about $18 at the entrance, but after waiting in line for about 30 minutes it turned out... More 

Thank Carissa R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The selections at the El Dorado Buffet are plentiful with something for everyone. The only thing is that they close at 3 p.m. to prepare for dinner, so make sure you get there well before to enjoy all they have to offer. I have been here on different trips and have to say that the service for drinks, particularly refills,... More 

Thank The_Herrera5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $19
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 N Virginia St, Eldorado Reno, 2nd Floor, Reno, NV 89501-1136
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-786-5700
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?