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The Buffet Trick in Las Vegas

SP33DFR34K 17,902 January 17, 2011 at 06:01 PM in Grocery (2)
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The buffet trick is paying for a cheaper meal by showing up right before the changeover between meals so you get better items. This works best during the weekday since the savings is pretty substantial.

I'll use the Buffet at The Wynn, since I can confirm it works there and is my favorite Las Vegas Buffet.

Here are the prices as of today:

Breakfast
Monday - Friday $19
8AM - 10:30AM

Brunch
Saturday - Sunday $30
8AM - 3:30PM

Lunch
Monday - Friday $23
11AM - 3:30PM

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday $35
Friday - Saturday $39
3:30PM - 10PM

For example, if you eat dinner on Fridays at the Wynn it would be $39. But if you show up around 3PM and sit around for a little bit, you pretty much get the full dinner experience for only $23, a savings of $16 per person. You may be eating a little earlier, but if you stuff yourself full this will be your dinner.

I hear this also works at the Bellagio and Studio B Buffet (The M Resort), but haven't confirmed this myself.

Enjoy the crab legs!

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great post Speedy! I can vouch for the crab legs .. excellent!
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that's nice, vec
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oh i agree, best buffet i've had in vegas.
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this works at the buffet at Paris as well. same changeover times as wynn from lunch to dinner
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people keep talking about the m resort buffet, but i was overly dissapointed in their selection. it was crab legs and very little sushi options. there was no calamari, no clams, not much of anything.

did i miss something?
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nod You posted this for me when we went to Vegas this past fall. It was one of the SD highlights of our trip. Since we got seated right before the changeover we were able to see the difference and the dinner buffet was much better than the lunch one. I would also add to show up at least 15 minutes before 3. There was a line of people ahead of us that were doing the same thing. laugh out loud
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Has anyone tried the 24 hour buffet day pass?

I saw it last time I was at Vegas but I didn't get to try it. It is valid for 24 hours at the following buffets:

* Carnival World Buffet at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
* Flavors at Harrah’s Las Vegas
* Paradise Garden Buffet at Flamingo Las Vegas
* Emperor’s Buffet at Imperial Palace
* Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas
* Lago Buffet at Caesars Palace
* Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

I believe it costs around $46 for the pass, but a friend told me if you time it correctly, you can get 4 meals out of the 24 hours.

Just take a late dinner on the first day (say around 7-8pm). Breakfast the next morning, lunch in the afternoon, then dinner again (before 7pm) and BOOM! 4 buffet meals at different locations for just $46! Sounds pretty slick to me.
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yay! Type-2 Diabetes, here I come!
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Quote from TheZoo View Post :
Has anyone tried the 24 hour buffet day pass?

I saw it last time I was at Vegas but I didn't get to try it. It is valid for 24 hours at the following buffets:

* Carnival World Buffet at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
* Flavors at Harrah’s Las Vegas
* Paradise Garden Buffet at Flamingo Las Vegas
* Emperor’s Buffet at Imperial Palace
* Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas
* Lago Buffet at Caesars Palace
* Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

I believe it costs around $46 for the pass, but a friend told me if you time it correctly, you can get 4 meals out of the 24 hours.

Just take a late dinner on the first day (say around 7-8pm). Breakfast the next morning, lunch in the afternoon, then dinner again (before 7pm) and BOOM! 4 buffet meals at different locations for just $46! Sounds pretty slick to me.
I haven't tried it personally, but I know this works fine.
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I have tried that 24hour buffet pass and yes, if you eat a late dinner, that will work. As a matter of fact, you can have 10 meals if you want. From what I understood, they told me there is no limit to how many times I want to go in (at any of the buffets), so technically if I really wanted to get my moneys worth, I could have gone in to the buffets every 2 hours.

I recommend going to the Paris buffet on the weekends for brunch as thats when they have their champagne brunch. The food is amazing and they give you free champagne.
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I have tried that 24hour buffet pass and yes, if you eat a late dinner, that will work. As a matter of fact, you can have 10 meals if you want. From what I understood, they told me there is no limit to how many times I want to go in (at any of the buffets), so technically if I really wanted to get my moneys worth, I could have gone in to the buffets every 2 hours.

I recommend going to the Paris buffet on the weekends for brunch as thats when they have their champagne brunch. The food is amazing and they give you free champagne.
Thanks to Slickdeals and similar tips, my boyfriend and I went to Vegas for 2 nights + air for $200 total over Christmas. We stayed at Harrah's, and the room came with one free pass for the 24-hour buffet. We did a lot of standing in line for buffets, but we figured that you can theoretically hit up all 7 of the buffets were you so inclined - but only if you time everything perfectly. You'll need to go to the popular locations, like Caesar's/Paris, when there are less people (maybe around breakfast/lunch if you can), and then the less popular places during dinner hours.

For what it's worth, the Imperial Palace is worse than a cheap Chinese take-out place (and I can say that - I'm Chinese...). But Caesar's Palace was amazing, even for lunch.
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I actually didn't really like the "Lago" buffet at Caesars. To me there wasn't much selection (although we had the Bellagio one the night before so that may be why). We went there for lunch and were a bit disappointed. I liked the Rio World Buffet as well as the buffet in Paris. I wanted to try the Spice Market buffet in Planet Hollywood as I heard that one was really good but didn't have enough time.
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The buffet at the Caesar's is deceptively one of the worst buffets out there. It's selection is very limited and with a hotel of that calibre, you'd expect something on the lines of Bellagio. However, it's closer to Flamingo than anything else. ActuallY i think i prefer the Flamingo one instead. Go to PH, Rio, or Paris, much better there.
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awesome idea

ive done it and it works
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I do that when I go to a Chinese buffet here in Orlando also.I go at 3:00 pm and the buffet changes to dinner at 3:30 or 3:45.They charge me lunch prices.
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