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The Buffet

#20 of 712 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
Closed now
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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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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought a group of friends from out of town to this buffet. I remembering it being better in the past. The crab legs were small and really hard to break open, even with a cracker. Nothing else stands out in my mind, which is not a good thing when you have so much to choose from. The desserts are... More 

Thank happyfeetx
Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Th e food is excellent and the price is very comparable to every other place there to eat. Tons of things to choose from

Thank dmp62765
Las Vegas, Nevada
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111 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Premiere Club member I get a decent discount in the buffet, so I always take advantage of it and stop here for a meal.  I usually come in for breakfast, but there are a number of lunch/dinner items on the menu as well.  Something everyone must try is the ravioli, which is among the best I've ever had.... More 

Thank wking555
United States
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buffet was quite good. There weren't so much choices for me to eat. I am vegetarian so i just ate salad and some fruits. Lucky it wasn't very expensive. We paid $12.99 per person for lunch. If you are vegetarian this place is not for you.

1 Thank Tina B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the food and the friendly staff at the Eldorado Buffet.We had a meal there every night.The food is very good and nicely presented.The waiters/waitresses made sure that we had everything that we need.There was one particular water who sang a song to the guests that was sitting at his tables.We also heard him singing while he was getting... More 

Thank Judy S
Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $29 per person, I expected a bit more of a selection. This is just your average buffet. And food was not even hot

Thank Nostalgia212
P_Campitelli, F & B Coordinator at The Buffet, responded to this review

Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments in regards to your recent visit. We work hard to offer exceptional food along with outstanding service and I want to apologize that in this instance, we fell short. I will be sure to pass your feedback along to our entire team as we are constantly using this... More 

Tehachapi, California
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379 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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!

1 Thank E8527NLkevinm
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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

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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, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?