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“Very nice buffet with a great variety of foods”

Toucan Charlie's Buffet
Ranked #7 of 922 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet
Description: Toucan Charlie's serves up everything from salads and delicious desserts to juicy hand-carved meats and culinary delights from around the globe, the choices are practically endless. Enjoy made to order items like omelets and sizzling Mongolian BBQ in addition to traditional favorites like roasted and fried chicken and hand-carved Prime Rib.
Los Altos, CA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very nice buffet with a great variety of foods”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We ate at Toucan Charlie's on a Saturday night--steak and seafood night. The selection and quality of food was one of the best we've ever experienced at a buffet. There were a number of kinds of beef, including whole filets mignons, steaks, and excellent prime rib. Seafoods included dungeness and snow crab, prawns, shrimp, raw oysters, lox, white fish, salmon and a number of hot seafood dishes. There was an entire section of Mexican food that looked delicious...likewise an Asian counter. There were salads, cheeses, and way too many other foods to mention.

The restaurant's main competition is the Island Buffet at the Peppermill, which doesn't compare either in terms of quality or variety. In addition, the atmosphere is much nicer at Toucan Charlie's, as it's set up in sections that seem much calmer and more upscale than the totally open restaurant at the Peppermill. The only disappointment at Toucan Charlie's was the desserts. While there was a decent selection, the ones we tasted were pretty run-of-the mill. The cakes, especially, were a disappointment. Also, smaller portions or more mini-deserts would be appreciated so one could sample more of the selections.

Visited October 2013
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Antioch, California
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“Good sunday brunch”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Had Sunday brunch.had to wait in line but not too long.Had large variety and selection of food.everthing was fresh.Service was good even though place was very busy!

Visited October 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Buffett”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Food is great, selection is excellent, we try to hit this several times a year. We have never had a bad experience here.

  • Visited July 2013
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American Canyon, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best buffet we've tried in Reno”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My hubby is a major crab fan so we came here for the Saturday steak and seafood buffet. Yum! We've tried Carvings in the past a few times and enjoyed Toucan Charlies more. Lots of great seafood options plus everything else you can imagine. Prime rib was great as well as all the seafood: snow crab, dungeanous crab, shrimp, prawns, salmon, clams, oysters, mussels, and more. $29.99 each for adults on Saturday night. We thought it was well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great variety and prepared right”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Our dinner buffet was really good with a huge selection that included everything from prime rib to Chinese to shrimp to Mexican. Salad and soup bar was fresh and the desserts were scrumptious!

  • Visited September 2013
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