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The Buffet

#18 of 696 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Chinese, American, Italian, Contemporary
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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
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Sun - Sat 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great and the customer service was wonderful. The only bad thing was the veggies in the omelet were not cooked all the way but other then that it was great.

Thank andreasU1481HH
Gresham, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good to get coffee, juice, fruit etc. made to order omelettes, good pastries. Service is great, glad we could use comps to pay.

Thank Karen G
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are not into buffets but decided to go here since options for lunch were limited elsewhere. This buffet exceeded my expectations and I will be back if I am ever in Reno again. Salads, fruit, Italian, Mexican, Asian... and traditional mashed potatoes and meat. Each station had such a variety of foods and I tried a bite of almost... More 

Thank Trini4life25
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to The Buffet at the Eldorado for years now and it is still my favorite. The staff are attentive and the food is better and seemingly fresher than any other buffet in town. Getting back to the staff being attentive, it seemed like anytime my class got empty, someone seemed to appear as if by magic to... More 

Thank Scott S
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to try the Buffet in the El Dorado for lunch. I am on a low carb diet, so buffets in general can be difficult. I started out with their salad bar. Right off the bat I was happy because they had real bacon waiting there to accompany the salad I was preparing. Most of my meal consisted of the... More 

Thank Justin L
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Their special Italian Buffet they serve during the Italian festival is amazing. They had it all! AND it was all outstanding. Loved the calamari, muscles, mushroom ravioli, and desserts the most.

Thank lew w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful variety and they aim to keep all the food fresh. With smaller portions put out you sometimes have to wait while they are refilling the tray but they make it up fresh so it is great.

Mount Vernon, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I confess that I am not a fan of buffets. I don't usually find the food to be as fresh and the meat to be very tender. But this buffet breaks my stereotype. There was a wide range of foods to choose from, and I found the dishes to be delicious. The one complaint I have is with the meats.... More 

Thank rainier1954
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This outstanding buffet gets even better when you sit at their excellent granite counter bar with comfortable high back stools and multiple widescreens. It's great to time your meal with a great sporting event. When the cashier lines are long you can just signal to the bartender to set you a place before you enter and then go right in... More 

Thank Michael G
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the bait and went to brunch. The ad made this place out to be similar to the World Buffet at the Rio in Las Vegas. The two are not comparable. This place is a budget buffet of less than inspiring offerings. It's a tires menu that likely could not compete with Home Town Buffet of The Golden Corral.... More 

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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
Chinese, American, Italian, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?