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Best Buffet in Reno?

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Best Buffet in Reno?

Does anyone know who has the best buffet in Reno? El Dorado or Atlantis? Thanks.

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1. Re: Best Buffet in Reno?

Good Question.... I'm curious too

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2. Re: Best Buffet in Reno?

I have tried the buffets at Circus/Circus, Eldorado, Silver Legacy, Harrah's and the Hilton. My opinion would be Harrah's, Silver Legacy (close second), Eldorado, Hilton and Circus in that order.

Haven't tried the Atlantis or Peppermill buffets.

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Circus Circus-RUN AWAY! Run far away!

Eldorado was good on seafood night (Friday), raw and sauteed oysters were a rave at our table. Variety was nice as offerings were grilled, steamed, wok-fried, and fried.

SL-Good variety, tad pricey and the lines can get long, but a good pick.

Harrah's-Standard stuff. Our group enjoyed the beef as it was rare and not jerky. However, overall, Harrah's did not float our boat.

Hilton-Unless they have changed significatly, our last buffet was terrible. Shrimp was skimpy and tasted old, variety was limited and service was not with a smile. I was really disapointed with this one. Unless you are staying there, I would not make a special trip.

Atlantis: Great on seafood feast night. Variety was pretty good, fresh items.

Peppermill: Enjoyed the buffet, but with all those neon lights, I think I burned my retina's out.

Have a great trip!!

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Thanks zydeco, Atlantis it is!

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Fitzgerald's- Everything is very fresh and tasty, but the selection is somewhat limited as it's a relatively small buffet. Fortunately, they usually have my favorite dishes as main courses. Unfortunately, the buffet isn't open every day during the off-season. It's great for any meal, but especially for breakfast. Inexpensive, too.

The Eldorado- A bit more pricy than Fitzgerald's buffet, but the vast selection of dishes ranging from the exotic to home-style "comfort food" make it more than worth the price. If you can't find something you like at The Eldorado's buffet, then you're just not hungry.

The Peppermill- Very good food, leaning just a little more towards upscale dishes than the Eldorado's buffet. If I recall correctly, the prices are a bit higher than the Eldorado's buffet as well. It's great for a date, but not the best choice in town if you just want to eat. The staff is exceedingly friendly.

I personally like the neon glitz of the Peppermill and the over-the-top rainforest decor of their buffet (it IS a casino, after all), but I can see how it might not suit everyone's taste.

The Silver Legacy- Sort of in the middle on all counts: The food is pretty good (but not great) and the selection is average-sized. Prices are much cheaper during the week, making it a better deal. Lunch and dinner are reasonably good, but I prefer breakfast at Fitzgerald's (cheaper and tastier) or The Eldorado's (more choices) buffets.

Circus-Circus- Their buffet has improved noticeably over the past year, but that's not saying a great deal. It's not cheap, the selection is only mediocre, and the individual dishes aren't particularly tasty.

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Anybody have an update on which buffets are the best now? We'll be there in a couple weeks and want to go to one. We've been to Eldorado's, which we really liked, Circus Circus, which we weren't too fond of, and the HIlton, which was pretty good, but these were all a few years back. Thanks.

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I use to always say Atlantis had the best. I just went back to Harrahs 3 nights ago and it was very good. The seafood was just as good as Atlantis and the other choices were better. As far as buffets go, I vote for Harrahs or Atlantis. By the way, I have hit ALL of them because my parents and kids love buffets. My least favorite is Sierra and Nuggett.

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8. Re: Best Buffet in Reno?

I still like Atlantis the best...the food is good, there is a very large selection, and I like the atmosphere. I recently tried the Peppermill, which was pretty good, but not as large a selection (although the staff there was super nice and the dessert bar had a large selection of scooped ice cream, which was a nice touch).

I know it's not in Reno, but if you ever have a chance to drive up to the south shore of Lake Tahoe you HAVE to try Harrah's buffet- extensive choices and beautiful views.

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9. Re: Best Buffet in Reno?

Hey, thanks! We haven't been to Harrah's, Atlanis, or Peppermill. We may try one of them.

Fonz, is the Harrah's in Tahoe the one that's high up (maybe near the top) of the hotel? If it is, I think that's the one we went to a few years ago when we were in Tahoe. It was great! Beautiful views! We may try to go there again sometime-not sure if we'll be in South Lake Tahoe this time.

My mother, who's going with us, would like to know how the Silver Legacy buffet compares to Eldorado's. Can anyone let us know?

Thanks! We leave in a few days.

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10. Re: Best Buffet in Reno?

Diek-

Yes, the buffet at Harrah's is on the 18th floor (?) at the top of the hotel. Great views of the forest and some partial views of the lake...