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Boomtown Buffet

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2100 Garson Rd, Boomtown Casino & Hotel, Verdi, NV 89439-8007
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Carson City, Nevada
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107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Carson City and were traveling over 80 to Sacramento for the night. We got a late start and decided to stop for dinner at the Lobster Buffet at the Boomtown Casino.... what a terrible mistake. The cost, including tax, was $40 per person, ok it is an "all you can eat lobster buffet," fair enough. Bottom line,... More 

Thank tahoetraveler2369
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were remodeling, so the buffet was in one of the conversation rooms.. We had no wait time!! Got right in around 4pm. They change the hours noon to 9 pm, so that helped!! Lots of choices of stuff to eat salads, Chinese food, pizza, soups, fruit, roll, chicken, beef, shrimp, salmon, osters, potatoes, vegies, gravy, lots of different deserts,... More 

Thank Tammie S
Reno, Nevada
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After 5 years in Reno, we finally tried the Lobster Buffet. Once and Done! OK, I'll cut them some slack on the venue . . . they are "remodeling" the usual space and the buffet was moved to another very bland event space. ALL the workers looked totally bored and completely disinterested in doing their job . . . hostess... More 

Thank 73891
reno, nv
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Change of venue to Events Center means reduced buffet selections and lukewarm food. New buffet space is supposed to be ready on March 29. In the meantime, the favorite entrees disappeared, as well as the prepared salads. Chafing dishes cannot keep the food warm enough in the large room. Best to wait until the new room is ready and hope... More 

Thank ariellejesse
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It's $38.99 per person includes 12 and up 10 and under $18.99. I never thought lobster could be disgusting, until, I had it at Boomtown. This lobster has a funky taste and odd smell. They don't offer a great selection of foods for the price tag. If I had known the quality and selection I would've gone to the steak... More 

Thank JN P
Portland, Ore, USA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

great food , good people, great service all at a good price...this is the one place I love to go to when I come to Reno, it is the Only one with all you can eat Lobster, used to be all over Reno, but now it is just here............it is well worth the drive

1 Thank reverendcliff929
Clinton, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ok, famous lobster buffet. For $37! Famous for....little selection. Famous for...tasteless lobster. Famous for....lobster that is over cooked and shriveled. Famous for....peel and eat shrimp with the mud vein still in and head attached. Famous for....store bought calamari with factory breading(just like your store bought onion rings). Famous for...dried/overcooked/cold meat server(ings). Famous for....mushy sald bar with lackadaisical toppings. I would... More 

Thank TandJ69
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155 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I've have written a couple of reviews on the Boomtown buffet and they weren't very good. Now it is close to four stars just not in a variety to do that. The food has improved I don't know if they've got a new chef maybe an actual chef rather than just cooksor new recipes but it was tasty and good.... More 

Thank ajfred
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I didn't know you could get lobster this tasteless. So overcooked, it was like trying to eat rubber. Neither of us could finish the first lobster. Save your money and go somewhere else!!!

Thank SilentMuse
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I did not enjoy the "Famous Lobster Buffet" the 1st time I went and I did not enjoy it this last time! My warnings to my family members regarding the buffet weren't heeded so I was obliged to go along. Needless to say they were very much disappointed from the small selection of foods to the disgusting, claw less, chewy... More 

Thank LYLE M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Garson Rd, Boomtown Casino & Hotel, Verdi, NV 89439-8007
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Verdi
  • Phone Number: 7753456000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?