Reno/Lake Tahoe Vacation: Flavors! The Buffet in Silver Legacy

Nothing much we could do in Reno except to eat. Anyway, we had planned to max out every opportunity to pig out before we leave for home. It had been a couple of weeks since we left Vancouver and frankly, we are all beginning to feel homesick.

The dinner we had the first night in Reno was at the Flavors! Buffet at the Silver Legacy casino. Here there are hardly any queue at all. In Vegas, the wait times for tables could be up to 1-2 hours. This suits us perfectly fine … the selection is wide, the price is right and the place is very clean.


This is the kind of setting we like … lots of choices and hardly anyone there. Well, I guess it’s because it’s not the weekend. I understand that Reno is very quiet during weekdays.


Arkensen and I went first for the prime roast beef. They are simply some of the best we had ever tasted. Very juicy and succulent … and because there were hardly anyone around, the people at the carving station gave us the cut we wanted and as thick as we wanted. We went for this twice.


The pork loin was equally geat too. The medallion cut is some of the largest I ever had. Man, that must have been one heck of a pig there.


The salmon was nothing to shout about.


Veggies … not my favourite but Suanne takes it.


The skin of fried chicken was really crispy.


And then there is the roast chicken.


I am not sure what this beef dish is called … but recall that it was not really good at all despite the looks of it. We took a bite and set it aside — gotta leave room for more food.


I would not have taken sausages because they were so huge — you know, one of those 9″ long ones. Just take one of these and I am already half full. The boys had this.


They even had tilapias. Hey, you know, I think Reno had quite a lot of Chinese/Asian restaurants in the casinos — seems like a lot more than in Vegas. I figure that they have quite a sizable Asian customers … but where are they mostly from? Vancouver area, you think?


The prawns were OK … a bit too small. Good prawns had to be big.


The desserts were colourful and beautifully presented. Normally we don’t go for jellies but because it was so pretty, we had one.


The pastry selection is quite limited …


… but the chocolate pecan cakes were really good …


… and so is this one.


Ice-cream is just the standard ones. No big deal really.


Had some fruits at the end.


We paid $62 for the four of us, including tips. This is worth every dollar especially with the roast beef.

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  1. Dan

    I like this site. I have been here a few times and enjoy reading and seeing(!) the pictures of the food. I will link your blog to mine.

  2. Andre

    Howdy, found your site in the foodpornwatch aggregator… (

    I saw you mentioned about the many asian restaurant choices in Reno, NV. The SF Bay Area has quite a sizable Asian population which probably has the casinos making sure that there are familiar choices for the asian clientele. I notice the indian casinos within CA do the same thing too. Great site you have!

  3. Chubbypanda

    Well, we Asianses like to gamble. Maybe that’s the reason. =)

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