Las Vegas all-you-can-eat buffets never looked or tasted so good! It all started back in the mid 1940’s, when PR man Herb McDonald launched the $1 Buckaroo Buffet at the Rancho Casino. It was open 24 hours a day and touted itself as the “Double-Barreled Value of the Year.”
While the days of $1 all-you-can-eat (AYCE) may be long gone, Las Vegas buffets deliver the best bang for your fork, serving up some of the finest cuisine from around the world. Much like most Strip casinos-resorts, many Vegas buffets have evolved into extravagant superbuffets. These eateries are expansive and feature serving stations and “islands,” each offering specific cuisines. Buffet prices range from modest to wow, that’s expensive! Be sure to come hungry–unless it’s a dirt-cheap eatery, I’ll just pick won’t justify the price tag.
There are literally dozens of buffets on the Strip. Sifting through them to find the right eats for you and your fellow travelers will be enough make you lose your appetite! Use this guide to find the Best Vegas Buffet to fit your every taste and budget.
Top 10 Las Vegas Buffets
1. Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
Renovated in 2012, Bacchanal reinvented the traditional buffet and created a modern and upscale dining experience. Winner of multiple local and national awards, this buffet’s presentation is unique and selections are expansive.
Take a look at Bacchanal’s many accolades:
- “Best Buffet”-In Vegas Magazine Awards 2015
- “Best Seafood Buffet”-Desert Companion 2015
- “Best Buffet”-USA Today (2012, 2013), Las Vegas Review Journal (2013) and Las Vegas Weekly (2013, 2015), Las Vegas Weekly Reader’s Choice (2015, 2016)
See why Tom’s Foodie Blog rates Bacchanal as the best buffet in Vegas:
- Update: Best Las Vegas Buffet Bacchanal or Wicked Spoon?
- Top Flight Family’s Video Review of Bacchanal
2. Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan
With sprawling design creating a “food hall” and craft style food preparation, in 2012, Wicked Spoon emerged as the new gold standard for Vegas buffet dining. A mix of classic comfort food and gourmet indulgence, check out what Foodnut.com has to say about this beautiful location.
Read Some Thorough reviews of Wicked Spoon:
- Food Nuts – Wicked Spoon Buffet Review
- Jen’s Review of the Wicked Spoon Buffet
- Another in depth review on Wicked Spoon
3. The Buffet, Aria
Enjoy market-fresh produce, global gourmet recipes, and a friendly atmosphere at this exquisite eatery. Experience first hand freshly baked Naan bread among other international culinary traditions. A favorite among food bloggers, feast your eyes on these food photos and rave reviews.
Check out this review for The Buffet at Aria Hotel:
- Review: The Food Buffet at The Aria Hotel, Las Vegas
- Vital Vegas: If You Can Find It, The Buffet at Aria is Worth Another Taste
4. Cravings, Mirage
Featuring eleven international serving stations, you’re sure to get what you crave as you explore this vibrantly designed “street of restaurants.” Unique for its enhanced self-service beverage stations with 150 Coca Cola flavors, and unlimited beer & wine with every entry, be sure to come hungry and thirsty.
5. The Buffet, Bellagio
Indulge in the best dishes from around the world, brought to you live, at cooking stations manned with talented chefs prepared to wow your palette. See why Oyster.com believes its price is worth the experience.
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6. Le Village Buffet, Paris
Take a trip to the enchanting French countryside as you explore live-action cooking stations and multi-flavored dishes. Le Village buffet highlights the five provinces of France where the best of the best can be experienced. Discover the riches of the French food legacy and understand firsthand why this cuisine is legendary.
See why Le Village Buffet ranks 4 stars on Open Table:
7. The Buffet, Wynn
The Wynn Buffet is visually stunning, the design and décor is only outmatched by over 120 artfully presented dishes and 15 live-cooking stations. Here, fine-dining meets casual comfort. Not to miss is the large chocolate fountain and hand-dipped treats. High quality and variety of gourmet selections justify the higher than average buffet price.
See why Wynn Buffet is one of the best:
- The Buffet at The Wynn Review, Las Vegas
- 21 Things You Need To Know About The Renovated Buffet at Wynn
8. Carnival World & Seafood Buffet, Rio (just off Strip)
This spacious, fun, and relaxed dining locale was the first of the superbuffets and continues to outdo itself for over 25yrs! Now offering over 300 food selections enjoy the endless samplings of culinary delights from around the world. And seafood lovers, for $15 upgrade, be prepared to plunge into seafood heaven. See why locals vote them best buffet in Vegas year after year.
Read Frommer’s review of Rio’s Carnival World Buffet here:
9. Feast Buffet, Green Valley Ranch (Henderson)
Enter a space that feels like an open-air Tuscan Market and feast your eyes on hundreds of fresh specialties from around the world. Featuring 6 live cooking stations, see why Feast has been voted “Best Brunch buffet” by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
10. Studio B Buffet, The M Resort (Henderson)
Over 200 fresh food selections and multiple live-action cooking stations make the short drive south on Las Vegas Blvd. well worth the trip! (It’s also a convenient stop driving in from Southern California.) An added treat are the large bay windows overlooking the city and 116 video screens featuring food demos, hotel promos, and Food Network clips. It’s easy to see why Trip Advisors rate this eatery 4.5 out of 5.
5 Best Cheap Vegas Buffets
Budget buffets can sometimes mean all-you-DON’T-want-to-eat. That said, if you know where to go, Vegas offers several yummy yet inexpensive buffets and eateries. Check out these cheap buffets where cheap stands for low prices, not substandard quality.
1. Garden Court Buffet, MainStreet Station Casino Brewery Hotel (Downtown, LV)
Voted Best Buffet in Downtown Las Vegas, Garden Court has all the fare we’ve come to expect at a Vegas Buffet–American, Asian, Italian, and Mexican. This cheap buffet also features specialty nights like BBQ Tuesdays, Seafood night Fridays and Prime Rib & Scampi on Saturdays.
2. Market Street Cafe, California Hotel and Casino (Downtown, LV)
This diner/buffet has some of the best eats at the cheapest prices around! Here, classic American and Hawaiian dishes to order meet all-you-can-eat soup and salad bars. A must try is their legendary oxtail soup.
3. Ports O’ Call Buffet, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino (1mile off Strip)
Budget buffet with a bang, enjoy 7 live cooking stations including Chinese, Mexican & Italian. View full details here.
4. Bistro Buffet, Palms (just off Strip)
Eclectic world cuisine with a relaxed atmosphere, experience over 150 items daily and live cooking/carving stations, in one of the best value buffets in town. Be sure to try their Mongolian beef, a favorite to many!
5. Seasons Buffet, Silverton (just off Strip)
Enjoy warm cabin comfort while indulging in international flavors and down home eats. With a price that can’t be beat see why Seasons Buffet’s motto is, “quality is equal to quantity.”
Vegas Seafood Buffets
The Buffet, Aria
The Fish Market station at this gourmet eatery offers fresh seafood, unlimited crab legs, fish and chips, paella and more!
Carnival World & Seafood Buffet, Rio (just off Strip)
Mountains of snow crab legs, shrimp, fresh-shucked oysters, sushi and more, for a $15 upgrade to their regular buffet price indulge to your seafood heart’s content.
French Market Buffet, The Orleans (off Strip)
Friday nights, come feast on all-you-can-eat crab legs, crawfish, clams, oysters and more seafood choices than you can crave. A locals’ favorite and an easy couple of miles off the Strip come experience the Big Easy, Vegas style.
Garden Buffet, South Point (off Strip)
At this fine eatery, specialty nights include a Friday night seafood frenzy of fresh oysters, shrimp, crab legs and scallops.
Makino, Las Vegas (off Strip)
Fresh and authentic range of seafood and sushi buffet
Feast Buffet, Green Valley Ranch (Henderson)
Their Friday night seafood buffet puts an already outstanding seafood selection over the top!
Read why Thrillist calls Feast Buffet one of the best:
Best Vegas Buffet Food Picks
Choosing a buffet may boil down to single favorite cuisine or mealtime. Is it brunch you crave, sushi your fave? This top buffet picks list will get you to the right place for your stomach’s delight!
Best Vegas Brunch Buffet
Sterling Brunch, Bally’s
This iconic eatery turns brunch into an event! From banana bread pudding French toast, to lobster tails, sushi, and so on… spend a weekend morning or early afternoon indulging in your every taste bud’s desire. Included are never-ending glasses of Perrier-Jouët Champagne & mimosas and unlimited American sturgeon caviar. Wow!
Best Vegas Sushi Buffet
Makino, Las Vegas (off Strip)
If you’d be happy up to your gills in sushi, take a short ride off Strip to this outstanding AYCE (all-you-can-eat) seafood and sushi buffet. It’s fresh, authentic, and mouthwatering with a selection that will keep you going back to try more and more.
Best Vegas Meat Buffet
The Buffet, Bellagio
Carnivores will thrive at one of Vegas’s finest buffets. Not your average cuts of meat here. We’re talking leg of lamb, Kalbi beef shortribs, and prime rib, to name a few. Check in advance for specialty nights and menus, including the Chef’s Table–a unique dining experience that features custom offerings such as tableside carving of succulent meats from their rotisserie oven.
Best Vegas Family Buffet
The Buffet (Excalibur), MORE (Luxor), Circus Buffet (Circus Circus) Grand’s Buffet (MGM)
With reduced children’s prices and plenty of kid friendly fare, these buffets will please the pickiest eaters as well as satisfy the adult palette. You’ll also enjoy not getting dirty looks from fellow diners and servers that don’t appreciate the rambunctiousness that comes along with kids.
Best Vegas Dessert Buffet
Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
Looking for the best dessert buffet in the desert? Made-to-order dessert crepes and ice cream sandwiches are just 2 of the 80 reasons why the dessert station at this mind blowing buffet is reason enough to eat dessert first…second and third!
Vegas Buffet Coupons, Deals and Discounts
Indulging in a Vegas buffet is part of the Vegas experience. Don’t let food costs rack up during your stay in Vegas! Check out the vegas buffet coupons and browse others below:
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Vegas Buffet Do’s and Don’ts
If you’re on a budget, you may want to avoid weekend dinners at the higher end buffets. When money is a concern, stick with lunch buffets, especially during the week. The food options are mostly the same as dinner but the prices are much lower.
- DO arrive before 6:00 for dinner to avoid long lines
- DON’T arrive after 9:00 for dinner or 2:00 for lunch in order to avoid eating lukewarm food
- DO try food items you don’t normally eat
- DON’T eat the same food items you can eat any time (i.e. lettuce salads, mac n’ cheese, etc)
- DO tip your waiter
- DON’T tip your waiter more than $2 per person (they’re just refilling your drinks and removing your empty plates!)
- DO eat more than you can handle
- DON’T worry about eating too much – it’s VEGAS!
A Final Serving of Vegas Buffets
Coming to Vegas and not experiencing a superbuffet is like going to Coney Island and not eating a Nathan’s Hot Dog…driving up to Vale and not hitting the slopes…or flying to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower! Take some time before your trip to scout out your most mouthwatering buffet, at whatever your budget. Be sure to contact your chosen eatery to check for specialty nights and holiday specials, and most up to date prices according to the day of the week and mealtime. Remember, it will be at a Las Vegas Superbuffet that you’ll serve, eat, repeat like never before!
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