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The Buffet

#24 of 781 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Chinese, Contemporary
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345 North Virginia Street, 345 N Virginia, Reno, NV 89501 (4th Street)
+1 775-786-5700
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7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Buffet features fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as...
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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice buffet.

This is one of the best buffets in Reno. They have a good selection of food to choose from including crab legs, shrimp, Mexican, Asian, salad bar, sliced brisket, ham and sausages, many side dishes, pot stickers, pasta, and a decent dessert bar. The wait staff is friendly and bring you drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Gail0922
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best buffets in Reno. They have a good selection of food to choose from including crab legs, shrimp, Mexican, Asian, salad bar, sliced brisket, ham and sausages, many side dishes, pot stickers, pasta, and a decent dessert bar. The wait staff is friendly and bring you drinks, extra napkins, or whatever you need with a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my son and 4 of his friends to dinner here and it didn't break the bank. The boys loved the food and so did I. There was something for everyone and I thought the boys were going to bankrupt the buffet. The Mexican and BBQ section was fantastic as was the salad and dessert selection. We will come back... More 

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Thank Mark D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Buffet provides quality food in a modern environment. There is a good variety of dishes with the Italian and Asian food standing out. The fresh carved meats are also a high quality. If you are looking for a buffet in Reno, this should be towards the top of the list.

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Thank ElGuru71
Hilliard, Ohio
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Not being really into the casino and gambling (although the wife is), whenever I end up in Reno, the highlight of my stay is the Buffet at the El Dorado. The quality and selection and variety of food is quite good considering the price. This trip we only had time to eat there once however as always, I left satisfied.... More 

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Thank RonH43026
Santa Clara, California, USA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The El Dorado Buffet was excellent. The variety of food was outstanding. The service was fantastic. The buffet was always nice a clean not messy. I recommend this buffet.

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Thank Jaymi G
Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Local favorite is the mushroom raviolis. You can't beat the value for the price. Tip- They offer the excellent Ferrari/Carano wines by the glass at their bar for bargain prices. (They own the vineyard). I'm a local. All of the restaurants at the Eldorado are a safe choice. This is the best value.

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Thank SpoiledfromReno
Chattaroy
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Cakes were dry. We tried them 2 days in a row and they were not fresh. Meat (brisket) was dry. Soups were good but fresh fruits (cantolope and honeydew) weren't juicy. There is always a good selection of meats and sides

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Thank carola597
Chester
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We went for dinner and discovered it was seafood night. The food was excellent!! We actually went back the next morning for breakfast and the same great food!

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Thank Jeffrey M
Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I wouldn't go there. There food was not great and there hours suck. They are never open your hungry.

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Thank Karen K
Santa Cruz
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The deesserts are good, The sausages were very dry. I did't find a good selection of seafood. The Chinese food was limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 North Virginia Street, 345 N Virginia, Reno, NV 89501
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-786-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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