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Do You Buffet.?

Discussion in 'Grub' started by Hugo Hackenbush, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Hugo Hackenbush

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    I know many do not like to eat at buffets. I can understand when I see some of the lesser quality buffets.

    But there are many(at least some) better quality buffets in Vegas.

    I like the casual atmosphere in a buffet. I also like to eat so I can chow down. When I was married we did more restaurant type settings, but good buffets too....

    How about you ?? Do you like buffets, especially the higher quality buffets.?
     
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    If we buffet it's breakfast, but even that's been years.
     
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    Rather eat something that is cooked to order. Plus, I prefer quality over quantity. For $25 they charge you for a lunch buffet. I can go to Julian Serrano and have 3 or 4 tapas and a drink for about the same price.
     
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    Same here...

    We aren't big breakfast people, so typically if we eat anything, it's something quick from Starbucks or Subway. However, my in-laws are big breakfast people and love to get the breakfast buffet, so occasionally we may join them. Really, a sit down breakfast at a cafe runs you about the same as the buffet by the time you add in your drink, tip, etc. and there's not a huge difference in the quality of the food, I mean it's breakfast for christ's sake.

    As for the other meals, when we first started going to Vegas, we had a few dinner buffets on some of the promos like the Wynn's and what not. And while I agree the quality of those buffets is actually pretty decent food, the reason we don't eat there anymore is because for 50+ dollars pp, I can go get a much better meal in a much better setting/service for about the same price if not cheaper. You really need to either love grazing (having a little bit of everything) or have the appetite to eat a large quantity to make a buffet a value proposition.

    I learned a long time ago that I prefer quality over quantity (only took one all-inclusive vacation to figure that out!), so buffets really don't do anything for me.
     
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  5. Nevyn

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    I generally like to do the breakfast buffets. They suit me well as I love breakfast food, can eat a fair bit in the mornings, and like doing them a bit late and skipping lunch. They are also trickier to screw up.

    Dinner buffets I mostly avoid. The inexpensive ones are generally pretty nasty, and eating pretty nasty in volume does not appeal.

    The expensive ones are priced almost like a sit down meal. And a sit down meal has better atmosphere, allows time for conversation, and has items that are paired together.
     
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    In around 20 Vegas trips, I've never been to a buffet. I'm not against them and have planned to visit one in the past, but I never follow through.

    I think that in the back of my mind, I know that I would absolutely stuff myself to the point where I'm tired and didn't have room in my stomach for more alcohol, which would be a tragedy.
     
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    Only when I'm with the guys. And then only brunch for me. Last trip I made them do the Border Grill Brunch. $35, AYCE, everything ordered off the menu and made to order. A great meal. Will be a regular stop when I'm there on a weekend. I refused to go to the Mirage buffet for dinner a couple days later and did far better trying out "The Still", in the old Revolution Lounge space.
     
  8. gmille58

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    We are in the breakfast or higher end buffet group now as most others have said. Although I do like a decent seafood buffet. After years I have finally gotten to the point where I eat my meal and leave. My wife has always been able to eat like a rational person, and i would think that we weren't getting value. All you can eat is just a marketing slogan, not a personal challenge.

    Since we are not 'foodies' when we do go to the nicer buffets, I enjoy trying the types of things that we would never make at home, and I would be hesitant to order as a main course.
     
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    I use to buffet about 20 years ago but lately I can barely eat a lot. I have gone to Wynn Buffet and Wynn CC Jazz brunch and Bacchanal at Caesar's and it is good for a quick bit since I don't have to wait in line and can get a table quick.

    I think since I'm older and don't want to stuff myself at the buffet, I don't go to them much but I will say the Dimsum Buffet Wing Lei had for Chinese new year was really good. Too Bad they only have it for two weeks out of the year.
     
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    I / we do not buffet, as we just do not want to overeat like that, which tends to happen if visiting a buffet
     

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