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Forest Buffet

15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449-9818
+1 775-588-6611
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“sushi” (39 reviews)
“fresh shrimp” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449-9818
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Decent buffet, salad bar, chinese food station, crab legs, italian station, ribs, potatoes, pizza, etc. I did enjoy their dessert bar. You can order cocktails for an additional price. Nice view

Thank diversionoaktown
Reviewed 4 days ago

My previous review, from a year or so ago, indicated the variability at this facility. I had dinner here a few days ago, and it was marginal, at best. The hostess first offered me a window table (highly desirable), but then said none were available....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

the food is good and plentiful! the price is a little high but if you have a Player's Card you get a nice discount off the regular price...but for me the main attraction would be the view...you can see the lake and all the surrounding...More

Thank 777JeffA777
Reviewed 6 days ago

At Harrah's Hotel on business and found this nice eatery on the 18th floor of the hotel. A lot to choose from, and while I opted for prime rib my work colleague worked the various selections over pretty well. We were both quite pleased with...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the view out side are wonderful,. It is located at the 18th Floor with glasses windows all around. They serve variety foods and Friday is a seafoods day.

Thank Renato E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used the be the best buffet in South Lake Tahoe, but is in dire need of a new chef. The food is so old and dry with absolutely no seasoning at all. It tastes like a college cafeteria right before they close for the...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I recently visited the Forrest Buffet at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. As you enter the buffet, it appears very nice. The staff was excellent. Very courteous and friendly. For our first plate, my husband and I visited the salad bar. It was very...More

Thank kristinw71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Lake Tahoe for decades. The buffet lines at the casino's used to be very inexpensive, so you overlooked to cafeteria style, and in most cases, taste of the food. In recent years most of the buffet's have closed as the...More

Thank JDB68
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Besides the lack of knowledge from the staff and bad attitudes the food was bad. The crab had no meat, the Chinese food was old and stale, the pasta had bad flavor. The only thing good was the prime rib but the line was way...More

1  Thank Lnbfdwf7
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Harrah's and enjoyrd the Sunday Brunch. I took lots of photos and ad they say a picture is equal to a thousand words.

Thank Gene S
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alison h
Could anyone tell me what are the carvings meats on the theme nights and what nights have turkey or salmon. Thanks
23 November 2016|
Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have turkey and prime rib almost every night. Fridays are seafood night and the prices change. You can always ask to walk in a see what's being offered before you pay for dinner.
has anyone ever gone here for thanksgiving and what was the price range
29 October 2016|
Response from Nor8560 | Reviewed this property |
Jenn I have never been on Thanksgiving yet, but usually this is just a guess, but special nights and occasions run usually about 35 to 40 dollars a person...try calling them for exact pricing their food is really good...you... More
Interested in Friday Seafood Buffet...what is price for local residents
15 September 2016|
Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if there is a "locals" price. They did take $3, off each, our price with our players cards. Again not sure if that offer is good on fridays or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, NV 89449-9818
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
  • Phone Number: +1 775-588-6611
  • E-mail