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The Buffet

#20 of 709 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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345 N Virginia St, Eldorado Reno, 2nd Floor, Reno, NV 89501-1136 (4th Street)
+1 775-786-5700
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:45 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Tehachapi, California
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379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the buffet for lunch.. Lots of choices and very fresh. Salads are great and the place is crowded!

Thank Diana W
Citrus Heights
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gotta say the food was terrible. Wife loved the crab leggs and the shrimp pasta wasn't too bad, but every thing else sucked. It was over cooked, dry, or stale. Even the cheese cake was terrible. My stomach was turning and gargling for 24 hrs. Way over priced too. $58 for 2. OUCH!

Thank E8527NLkevinm
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chinese food was a little salty. I liked the prime ribs and the crab legs. The desert was yummy. Overall, the food was average but the service is excellent! We were very pleased with our server.

Thank Ivy L
Yucca Valley, CA
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great dinner, I believe it is one of the best in Reno, especially for the cost. Great Italian foods, meats, salads, soup and dessert.

Thank jgc760
northern ca.
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't visit the buffet during the week, poor selection and same high dollars charged for their week-end menu.

Thank suzyqNorthernCa_
Vero Beach
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buffet overall was average not outstanding. A good selection of foods from various nations. Dessert was the best part of the meal and there were opportunities to get a free Buffet.

Thank Anthony G
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Eldorado has a great selection of fresh food to choose from, a nice atmosphere, and pleasant wait staff to bring your drinks. Great ravioli, fish, pizza, soup, and ice cream scooped for you for dessert, with many toppings.

Thank susanpU956FZ
Cool, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and variety. Omelette bar was great. Salads were also great. Lots of variety. We went at 10:30 so still serving breakfast then change to lunch at 11am. Had best of both meals. Mimosas $4 and if at a bar $6. Service friendly and accommodating.

Thank desro35
Boca Raton
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typical buffet offering. The fish was good. The fried and breaded eggplant was also good. Rest of the items were standard buffet. Paid $16.99. The passion for food is missing. Little more effort on the food will make this a good place. Better options than a casino buffet are around.

Thank JPadmanabhan
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I think the price has reached something like $22 or $25 in the evenings on weekends, but the spread is excellent. The prime rib is excellent, the seafood selections on Friday are excellent, including steamed crab, lobster bisque, and seafood pasta... but the stand out is the dessert bar. Most of the selections are top notch, and the gelato is... More 

Thank Boyd H

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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
US$9 - US$19
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:45 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?