New changes helps Palace Station rival Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch
August 07, 2018 3:08 AM
by Marco D'Angelo
If you haven’t been to Palace Station lately you aren’t going to recognize it. They are changing the entire look of the property and when completely done the casino is going to rival Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch.
On my recent visit I was very impressed in walking around the property as the changes have been amazing. The bingo room is state of the art complete with TV’s and a bar inside. There are several new restaurants that will be opening soon as well as the two anchors of the property – the Charcoal Room and Oyster Bar – that are always busy.
One of the biggest projects during the makeover was the Feast Buffet. Station Casinos are known for their reasonably priced buffets. When you walk into the new Feast Buffet you might think you walked into one of the high-priced buffets on the Strip. I was blown away by how nice it looked. I was here on a Wednesday, so the buffet line was longer than usual. Wednesdays attract the seniors and if you are paying with comp points you dine for half price. So, an already good deal is a great deal if 50 or over.
The buffet had a wide variety of food choices similar to the other Feast Buffets until you hit the carving station, which was very impressive with an array of smoked meats. Clearly this section is the star of the show. They had brisket, top round, pork shoulder, smoked sausage and BBQ ribs. You could make a meal just hanging out at the carving section. They also had roasted chicken and turkey at a second carving station. There were Italian, Mexican and Chinese sections all with tempting choices. I tried a little bit of everything. That’s the beauty of buffets.
Though stuffed I still had to check out the desserts. I think they put the desserts at the furthest end, so we get a little exercise in before devouring all those tempting sweets. The dessert section was different than other Station buffets as they seemed to have more offerings, including little bags of freshly made caramel corn. At the ice cream machine, you had bowls, cones and waffle bowls for your soft serve ice cream. They had a gelato bar as well with amazing gelatos.
Even though Station is spending a ton on renovations, this buffet continues to be one of the biggest bargains in Las Vegas.
Can’t wait until all the upgrades are done as Palace Station will be a local’s friendly destination just off the Strip. I give the Palace Station Feast Buffet a rating of 3.5 Forks.