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Island Buffet Wins Best Buffet in Nevada

After a four-week campaign of online voting, Peppermill Reno’s Island Buffet has emerged victorious as the Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Nevada, defeating 19 competitors throughout the state in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest. 

“It’s a huge honor to be home to the best buffet in all of Nevada, and we’re thrilled these bragging rights belong to Reno now,” said Billy Paganetti, General Manager of Peppermill Reno. “This award speaks volumes to the quality and service we provide not only in Island Buffet, but throughout our resort, and we cannot thank everyone who took the time to vote for us enough.” 

To bring home top honors, Island Buffet bested high-profile Las Vegas buffets including Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan, and The Buffet at both Wynn and Bellagio. Northern Nevada was well represented in the top 10, with Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille at Atlantis Reno taking second place, The Buffet at Eldorado Reno taking fourth, and Rum Jungle Buffet at Carson City’s Casino Fandango in seventh. 

The complete list of top 10 winners in the Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Nevada category is as follows: 

  1. Island Buffet at Peppermill Reno
  2. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille at Atlantis Reno
  3. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
  4. The Buffet at Eldorado Reno
  5. The Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch
  6. The Buffet at Bellagio
  7. Rum Jungle Buffet at Casino Fandango
  8. Studio B Buffet at M Resort
  9. Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan
  10. The Buffet at Wynn 

Acquired by USA TODAY in January 2013, 10Best provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Averaging five million visitors per month, the core of 10Best’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. 



Experience the eco-conscious Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno’s Premier AAA Four Diamond resort, boasting 1,621 luxurious guest rooms including the 600-room all-suite Tuscany Tower. Embark on a pampered journey at the remarkable three-story, 33,000-square-foot Spa & Salon Toscana featuring 24 treatment rooms, Northern Nevada’s only Caldarium with indoor pool, sun deck and full-service salon. Enjoy slots, table games and poker in the 82,000-square-foot casino and race & sports book. Resort amenities include a posh 9,900-square-foot fitness center; two beautiful pools and three outdoor jetted spas, heated with on-site geothermal energy; designer boutique shopping; Reno’s hottest nightclub, EDGE; 15 bars and lounges, including the iconic Fireside Lounge; and 10 award-winning restaurants offering authentic Chinese, inspired Italian, steaks and chops, seafood, buffet, deli and café dining.