Price Per Person:
Buffet mixed with a coffee shop so your choice of how you want to order.
At the Fremont Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.
Not the biggest buffet in town but plenty to choose from. Coffee shop menu has all the usual suspects.
Downtown's version of upscale.
Lots of Asian favorites on the menu.
Unexceptional in just about every regard but for these prices there is nothing to complain about.
Buffets are common at Las Vegas hotels. So are coffee shops serving up all manner of sandwiches, burgers, and breakfasts. But it's rare that you find the two mixed together as you will at the buffet at the Fremont Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas.
When you arrive you get a choice of either the sit-down coffee shop menu where you make your selection and a waitress brings you food or you can do the buffet where you grab a plate and start foraging.
If you choose the former you're going to find a pretty standard coffee shop selection of items. Breakfast selections are served all day so if you're hankering for pancakes and bacon at ten o'clock at night, you can get them here. After that it is mostly sandwiches, salads, burgers, and a few steak and prime rib type entree offerings. Because the Downtown area is popular with tourists from Pacific countries, you'll also find several Asian favorites on the menu.
If you decide to do the buffet, you'll find eight stations including soup and salad, a fruit bar, a build-your-own hamburger station, a carving station, Asian selections, Italian fare, and deserts (for example). It isn't as huge as some of the buffets on The Strip but really, do you need 15 different types potatoes?
The other thing that isn't as big as it is at the Strip buffets is the price. Breakfast and lunch buffets are under $10 and the only reason that dinner buffets are a few bucks over $10 is because they do all-you-can-eat prime rib, seafood, and steak nights (check the website for the schedule and exact pricing).
The coffee shop items are equally bargain priced, with a full meal easily had for under $10 and an extravagant one for not much more than that.
And the additional good news is that the food is not bad! As you might expect, you aren't going to find stuff that will get their chef's their own show on The Food Network, but it's all generously portioned, flavorful, and well-prepared. Hard to ask for more than that at these prices.