Buffets are the lifeblood of Las Vegas Dining. They have been feeding visitors since the beginning of the strip but they have changed a lot in recent years. The days of all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets of questionable quality
Vegas Buffets are now truly stunning, both in choice, quality, and, unfortunately, Price. Seemingly every Casino and hotel offers a Buffet and the choice is endless. so how do you know what is the best buffet in Las Vegas 2023? Well, we are here to help with our top 10 buffets in Las Vegas. A lot has changed with Las Vegas Buffets in the Last Couple of Years…
About this List
Most Vegas Buffets are built with huge investments and reputations. Things have not changed hugely in the Buffet world for a few years and many of there operating on the reputations they built years ago. However, this sort of stagnation can lead to standards slipping and quality and choice not living up to the reputation.
Our list is not based on any reputation or past glory. It is an up-to-date insight into which Vegas Buffets offer the best value, choice, and quality in Las Vegas.
We will start you off with a few hints and tips and insights into the world of Las Vegas Buffets before heading into the meat of this post the Top 10 Las Vegas Buffets.
Last Update February 2023
Las Vegas Buffets
For those who are totally new to Las Vegas, here is a quick description of what to expect from a Buffet. After a bit of a queue to pay, followed by a queue to be seated. You will be provided a table and offered drinks, preferably bottomless (See Below). And that’s about it.
The rest is up to you. Dotted around the outside of the table area will be various stations offering everything your heart could desire. You simply grab a plate and help yourself to anything and everything. The foods are normally grouped into categories, Starters, Salads, Carvery, seafood, various World Cuisines, and then dessert. But the order and combination is totally up to you.
Big favorites are always seafood. Crab legs and Claws, Oysters Shrimp, and Sushi always take a hammering. As do the Carvery Stations where huge joints of Prime Rib, Tri-Tip, Brisket, Ribs, Turkey, and Sausages are carved up and slapped on the plate by a helpful assistant. Don’t be shy, they will provide whatever you ask for.
Some Stations provide live cooking stations for foods that must be cooked to order. Omelets, Crepes, Steaks, and stir-fry can all be whipped up to your exacting specification.
Our Favourite option, most buffets now offer the option of bottomless drinks. Here you pay one price, normally around the price of 2 normal drinks, and then just keep getting refills of your preferred beverage.
This works great for a boozy brunch or indulgent dinner and can save some serious cash if you are one for hitting the drinks hard. The better ones offer champagne, and select
Just about every bottomless drinks option, we have encountered limits you to 2 hours. This is to stop the people who paid once at a small meal and just sat there getting wasted. I think these are called alcoholics. For us much over an hour in a buffet and we are ready to pop.
When Will the Buffets Re-Open?
Vegas is beginning to open up again after the pandemic shutdown, but there is are signs of the buffets starting back soon. With some even already open, even on limited numbers and hours.
Buffets were the first thing to close and could be the last to re-open. There was even talk of this being the END of Las Vegas (and beyond) buffets!
Several Chain Buffet restaurants in California and Florida such as Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes have gone into permanent liquidation leading many to believe this is the Death knell for the Elaborate and gran Buffets of Las Vegas.
The truth is No one really knows, bloggers and experts all want to tell you “their” truths to seem knowledgable or exaggerate an “inside source”. The Management teams are all tight-lipped and really it is anybody’s guess.
We explore the question in more detail here, including a full list of what is open right now! We expect to fully update the below list in the coming months to accurately reflect the situation on the ground as things open back up.
A number of Buffets on our list Closed their doors for Covid and have now announced they will NEVER re-open. Here are the fatalities so far:
Rio Carnival Buffet
2023 Price Hikes
There have been some pretty savage price hikes since the reopening of the various Buffets in Las Vegas. Some of these have taken the prices to really quite eyewatering levels. Is $79.99 really an acceptable price point?
We know prices have shot up all around the states for all kinds of things, food, drink, attractions, fuel, car hire, everything really, but these buffets were already at pretty eye-watering levels, so these price hikes do feel a stretch too far.
Restricted numbers and limited competition seem to be making these prices tolerable for some, but we hope, as things get back to normal and rival buffets start applying some commercial pressure, that prices will start to creep back down.
Rember Prices change all the time, and Casinos will even Prive Goige at busy times so the prices we list are just typical, you may end up paying more, even less on very rare occasions, so make sure you double-check the current price () and even then if you are visiting at a busy time they may be surge pricing in effect.
Walk Around First – There is SO much on offer you can’t possibly try everything. Take it all in a work out what you really want most.
Start Small – It can be hard to judge how much you would actually like to eat and it can be tempting to pile the plates high. But this mixes flavors and makes eating less appetizing. We try and eat as we would in a restaurant. So grab a few appetizers, pause, maybe soup or a fish course, Pause, then some more main meal-type items, pause, seconds, pause, dessert.
Try to talk to each other – Even if it’s only about the food. Just because you can behave like a pig in a trough doesn’t mean you should!
Avoid the Stodge and Carbs – We can get unlimited mash, fries, pasta,
TRY NEW THINGS – Buffets are the perfect place to try new foods, flavors, and cuisines. Take small samples of anything you have never tried and if you can’t stomach them, it’s no bigger, just leave and go back for something else. It’s not like a restaurant where you can get selection regret
Try and Save Room For Desert – The deserts are some of the best items on offer. However, we all save them for last and it can be easy to be halfway through your third helping of carvery when you realize there is no room left…
Don’t Waste Food – It’s not only bad manners but some Buffets will actually charge you for intentionally wasting food. Take whatever you want. If something really is not to your liking leave it. But don’t just grab things you know you won’t eat. Yeah, we don’t get it either, but people do this!
Don’t only Eat at Buffets – We love Vegas Buffets, but the truth is they are all a bit samey, and not the best quality at times. It’s also an awful lot of food. We limit Buffets to 1-2x per trip. It’s a splurge and a fun one at that, but with so many other fantastic places to eat in Las Vegas, you really shouldn’t limit yourself to buffets.
That is why you need to know exactly which buffets are best so you can target only the top choices and get the best out of your trip…with that in mind, let’s get cracking!
Top 10 Las Vegas Buffets
10 – The Buffet At Luxor
Best Budget Boozey Brunch
- Brunch – $28.99 Mon and Thu 8 am – 3 pm (Tue and Wed – Closed )
- Weekend Brunch – $31.99 Fri – Sun 8 am – 3 pm
- All You Can Drink Mimosas and Bloody Marys – $14.99
Ok, we are starting our list off with 3 MGM Buffets, and in all honesty, they are pretty similar. In the past, these would not have made the cut, but it’s really slim pickings in Vegas at the minute. We start at Buffet at Luxor.
We will start with the best bit, and for only $14.99 you can get the All You can drink Mimosas. You can sink a lot of Mimosas in 90 mins and at Vegas prices, that’s a good deal.
The Buffet has a really good selection, as you would expect. A Carvery Station, Made to Order Omelets and Eggs Benedicts, Huge Salad station, Fresh Pizza, World Foods, and a really good Dessert selection.
It’s never going to win any awards, and overall you can definitely do better, but it is reasonably priced and you can’t go wrong with all yu can drink mimosas.
9 – MGM Grand Buffet
- Brunch – $27.99 Mon-Thurs 8 am – 3 pm
- Brunch – $36.99 Fri-Sun 8 am – 3 pm
- All You Can Drink – Basic – $18.99
- All You Can Drink – Premium – $27.99
We are going, to be honest, this one makes the list as it is OPEN! This makes it a good Buffet Choice and in the top 10 in Vegas right now, as we can’t actually put together a list of 10 OPEN Buffets right now! Really with the current reviews, we are thinking maybe this is not a great choice, but if you really want an all-you-can-eat stuff-fest it is right there for the taking.
The MGM Grand Buffet used to be right up there with the best, maybe just creeping outside of the top 10 but a very solid offering. Post-Covid the reviews have been less than great. With many complaining of limited choice and long lines. Honestly from what we can see it’s not far off a standard Vegas Buffet, and people’s expectations may be a little off right now. The prices are astronomical, but they are in ALL Vegas restaurants right now.
We think people are expecting a top-end Buffet for $36.99 and that is not what they are getting atm. $36.99 is a bargain weekend price right now in Vegas, Even Golden Corral has jacked their prices up!
The All You Can Drink Packages add some really good value to the Buffet. With the price of drinks in Vegas, $18.99 for unlimited Beer, Wine, and Mimosa is fantastic value. The Premium PAckage opens up the Spirits Bar so you can get some basic cocktails or Drinks with Mixers. Overall we just stick with the Basic as this is a Brunch Buffet.
One way to get some really good value here is through MyVegas. It’s one of our Top MyVegas Rewards and one of the few available Buffet options, offering a 2for1 Reward so you can basically dine half-price.
8 – The Buffet at Excalibur
Best Budget Strip Brunch
- Brunch – $28.99 Mon – Thu 8 am – 3 pm
- Weekend Brunch – $31.99 Fri – Sun 8 am – 3 pm
We are going, to be honest here while selecting Buffets for this list used to be challenging due to the competition, it’s now actually hard to come up with 10 open buffets at all. Based on this the Excaliber gets on the list as it is open, we would not usually include an Excaliber venue on a list of anything!
However, this “pre-Judgment” might have been a mistake on our part as the Buffet at the Excalibur was far better than we expected. The price point is very attractive and even better with the 2-for-1 on My Vegas, and on the whole, we found a huge selection of decent food of reasonable quality. At this price point, you are not getting high-end ingredients, but good quality home-style food in spades.
You get everything you expect from a good Buffet, Cavery Station, Breakfast items, American, Chinese, Dimsum, Mexican, and cook-to-order Omelets and Pancakes.
Where the Buffet really shines is the dessert stations. There was a great selection of Pies, cakes, and sweet treats. This buffet is probably worth it just as a dessert Buffet!
Honestly, for the price, this is a really good option and the best of the MGM Buffet options besides the Bellagio.
7 – Garden Buffet at South Point
Best Budget Off-Strip
- Breakfast (Bottomless Bloody Marys) – $16.95($13.95) – Mon – Fri – 7am – 10am
- Lunch – $19.95($17.95) – Mon – Fri – 11 am – 3 pm
- Brunch (Bottomless Mimosas) – $28.95($25.95) – Sat-Sun 8 am – 3 pm
- Dinner (Prime Rib) – $28.95($25.95) 4 pm – 9 pm
- Seafood Night – $49.95($44.95) Friday – 4 pm – 9 pm
(Club Members Price)
The South Point Garden Buffet has developed a bit of legendary status. As it’s off-strip it needs to do a little more to draw visitors in. This tends to be the Buffet (And Casino) of Choice for locals and more hardcore gamblers.
The prices are really low and the food is still reasonably high quality. It is obviously not going to compete with a $60 buffet at a tp Resort, such as the buffets coming up. But it still offers everything you would expect and decent quality.
Breakfast is really affordable, and when you factor in the Bottomless Bloody Marys it’s a steal! The Champagne Brunch with Bottomless Mimosas is another triumph! Seafood Night is a little more expensive but comes with two beers or wines and a host of prime seafood options. Crab Legs, Oysters, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Sushi, and a host of other options.
At all meals, there are a huge array of options including at least 5 action stations offering world cuisines including Mexican, Chinese, Mongolian, Seafood, Barbeque, and Italian. There is always a carving station offering roast meats (including Prime Rib) and a great BBQ Section with smoked Ribs, and various comfort foods.
Finally, the low prices get even lower if you sign up for The Club, Southpints Reward Club. The South Point is a real Gamblers’ casino and has far looser slots, or so the rumors go, so if you are heading all the way down here, you might as well do a little gambling and the rewards club is a must. And it gets you a few extra dollars off the buffet – $13.95 for a breakfast Buffet with bottomless Bloody Marys is pretty much unbeatable!
It’s a fantastic option and it’s just a shame it’s so far off the strip, but then if it wasn’t it probably would not be as cheap!
6 – Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station
Best Downtown Buffet
- Brunch – $23.99 – Mon-Fri 8 am – 2 pm
- Weekend Brunch – $26.99 – Sat-Sun 8 am – 2 pm
- Dinner – $32.99 – Fri-Sat 4 am – 9 pm
The Garden Court is renowned as Downtown’s Best Buffet. This legendary establishment has been closed for much of the pandemic but has finally opened back up for brunch and select Dinner, namely Friday and Saturday, to give guests a chance to sample the old magic of the Garden Court.
The Garden Court, apart from its wonderful setting, has always been known for its large array and variety of foods. Many Downtown Buffets run a race to the bottom where the cheapest wins, but they can be quite terrible in terms of quality. The Garden Court bucks this trend, while remaining pretty cheap, it offers an amazing array of quality items.
There is definitely a Home-Style feel here rather than up-market, but that’s no bad thing and most of the items are well prepared and hot, some things get left out a little too long, and the quality control can be iffy, but take your time and choose wisely and there is plenty of really good option. The desserts are a real highlight here. Again, think homestyle. Apple Pie, Rhubarb Pie, Carrot cake, etc… all served as big chunky slices
The Reopening has been somewhat limited, Brunch has replaced the separate Breakfast and lunch options and there is only a Dinner Buffet on Friday and Saturday. But this will hopefully expand as tourism increases in the City.
The Prices have jumped a little bit it’s still a bargain of a Buffet.
5 – Bellagio Buffet – Open
- Brunch – $44.99 Mon – Thu 8 am-3 pm
- Brunch – $49.99 Fri – Sun 8 am-3 pm
- Dinner – $66.99 Fri – Sun 5 pm-9 pm
- All You Can Drink Package – $24.99
5th Place seems a bit harsh on the Bellagio Buffet. In all honesty, it is a very good
The Biggest downside to the Bellagio is it’s just nothing special. It has everything you would expect and it’s all cooked and prepared very well and there is a huge offering, far more than anyone could try in one sitting. It just lacks that WOW of the buffets coming up, and is a bit below par for the level of the Resort.
We Happily eat here on comps and My Vegas Rewards but if spending our own money we think you can do better. And this year’s price hike has made it even less appealing!
Finally back open for Dinner, the Brunch price has dropped a little but the Dinner price is pretty eye-watering. Still, it’s one of the few dinner buffets available so they can set whatever prices they want!
This is definitely best on a MyVegas 2 for 1
4 – Palms A.Y.C.E
Best For Lobster
- Breakfast – $24.99 – Mon – Fri 8-11 am
- Brunch – $32.99 – Sat & Sun – 8 am – 4 pm
- Dinner – $36.99 – Mon & Tue 4-9 pm, Sat 5-10 pm, Sun 5-9 pm
- Lobster Dinner – $64.99 Wed 2-9 pm
- Crab Dinner – $58.99 Thu 4-9 pm
- Prime Rib Dinner – $42.99 Fri 4-10 pm
It would take a lot to drag us off the strip, all the way out to the Palms, and the A.Y.C.E Buffet probably isn’t enough. The Bellagio Buffet beats it hands down almost every day of the week. So why is this above the Bellagio in our ranking? Wednesday.
Yep, the Bellagio Beats the A.Y.C.E on 6 days of the week, but on Wednesday things really change. Infact, this might be the BEST buffet night overall in Vegas, Why… It’s Lobster Night!
All You Can Eat Lobster used to be common in Vegas, but now it’s a complete rarity. The Palms Buffey is infact the only place you are going to find Endless Lobster anywhere in the City today. The Lobster station limits you to one WHOLE lobster and a tail per serving, but there are no limits on how many times you can lie up for another serving!
The only downside to such a good offering is the fact that it does get quite busy. Queues will form from around 12pm to get on the Seating waitlist. It’s a bit crazy really and you need to be prepared for a long wait just to get a table!
Outside of the Lobster Dinner, the buffet is actually a really good offering. Being off the strip means we are hard-pressed to really recommend heading out there, but if you do then it’s a stand-up buffet, well worth its position on the list (maybe below Bellagio). There is a really good carving station, mountains of shrimp, BBQ, Salads, Pasta, and a fantastic dessert stand.
It really feels like a pre-covid buffet and has a fantastic price point compared to on-strip buffets. For the price of an Uber, maybe it is worth heading off the strip?
3 – Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan – Open
Best Boozy Brunch
- Breakfast – $38 Mon – Fri 8am – 11am
- Lunch – $45 Mon – Fri 11 am – 3 pm
- Brunch – $49 Sat & Sun 9 am – 4 pm
- Bottomless Booze – $24 Beer and Wine, Champagne, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for Brunch
- Speciality Bottomless Booze – $40 – New
Full Review from our latest Visit
If you are looking for a boozy brunch that doesn’t quite bust the bank as much as the Sterling, then The Wicked Spoon is a
The Secret was to replace the large, heated trays of slop with individually served mini dishes. This enabled the Buffet to serve restaurant-quality dishes rather than just a mish-mash of dishes pilled onto a plate. This changed everything and became the model used in the other high-end buffets.
Today Wicked Spoon still provides the same incredible individual dishes along with some of the more usual fare. Quality is a little off what it once was and this seems to be a recurring theme across Vegas. But this is still one of the absolute best. For Dinner, we head elsewhere but for an amazing boozy brunch, this is still our favorite choice for quality variety, and value.
We hear a lot of “not what it used to be!” reviews, but we feel most of these are rose-tinted glasses or cases of over-expectation, it’s still a phenomenal buffet and really keenly priced considering the competition!
The Bottomless Booze option is really good value. Our glass was perpetually full and we ended up losing 3-4 bottles of fizz, and an afternoon, between the 2 of us. Our server definitely earning his tip.
There is now the new Specialty Bottomless Beverages, another Wicked Spoon First. This opens up a selection of Craft cocktails such as Morning Buzz, Whiskey In The Jar, and Seasonal Sangia. These are priced at $15 individually so it won’t take long to get your $40 in a 2-hour session!
Note, slightly less keenly price post-pandemic!
2 – The Bacchanal at Caesars Palace
Best Show Stopper
- Dinner – $79.99 – Mon – Thurs 3:30 pm – 10 pm
- Dinner – $79.99 – Fri – Sun 3 pm – 10 pm
- Brunch – $64.99 – Fri – Sun 9 am – 1 pm
- Crab Brunch – $79.99 – Fri – Sun 9 am – 3 pm
- Bottomless Booze – $19.99 Beer, Wine, and Mimosas
Where the Wicked Spoon went the Bacchanal followed but it took the $100 million investment Ceasars gave it and took the buffet to a whole new level. The enormous Bacchanal Buffet is like nothing else on earth. One visit is not even going to scratch the surface of what is on offer. Most dishes are served in the small plate format and are of excellent quality.
Real Imagination and flair are used to create the dishes and it really is foodie heaven. The Chefs are right on trend as well so Red Velvet Pancakes, Avocado on toast (With Crab), and Chicken and Waffle are all present along with restaurant classics like Truffle deviled eggs, Lobster Egg Benedict, and applewood smoked wagyu.
All the Buffet Favourites are present too like prime rib, Pizza, Carvery meats, Sushi, and Dim Sum. The Seafood section is also top-notch stacked with Crab Legs, Shrimp, Oysters,
The desserts are a thing of beauty and the taste to match. Fresh Crepes, a Myriad of cupcakes, Creme Brulee, Fantastic Gelato, and a myriad of other little sweet treats
Is there a downside, yeah, the $79.99 Price tag for dinner! It’s probably worth it but it does sting the wallet. Keep an Eye on Group-on as they periodically have some great offers.
Reservations – The Bacchanal now offers reservations, and these are a really good idea if you are planning on dining at peak times.
1 – The Buffet at Wynn
- Weekday Brunch – $46.99 – Mon – Thu 8 am – 3 pm
- Weekday Dinner – $65.99 – Mon – Thu 3 pm – 9 pm
- Gourmet Brunch –50.99 – Fri -Sun 8 am – 3 pm
- Gourmet Dinner – $70.99 – Fri – Sun 3 pm – 9 pm
- Bottomless Booze – $29.99 Beer, Wine, Sangria, and Mimosas and Select Cocktails
Here it is our Number one Pick for Best Las Vegas Buffet.
Walking into the Buffet at Wynn is a little like walking into Willy Wonkers Chocolate Factory. Its Decor is utterly stunning and very surreal. With, Huge bright floral Displays contrasting clean white lines it is a wonderful place to visit. Then you start eating.
The Deserts are out of this world. And play to the Wonker theme with mini dessert cones, Madeline candy apples, Cake Pops and warm Chocolate Lava Cake, Mini Creme Brulets, Hunks of delicious cheesecake, and a million other treats. Honestly, we could just eat dessert here and not bother with the mains.
The Savoury offering isn’t too imaginative, it is really just the standard Buffet Menu but everything is top quality, fresh, and perfectly prepared. It’s not a brash and over-the-top place trying too hard to be noticed. It just does everything right. A lot of the dishes are cooked live at the 16 Cooking Stations so you know the food is fresh.
The Gourmet Weekend options are definitely worth the extra, Stone Crab, Snow Crab Legs, Prime Rib, Leg Of Lamb, and fresh grilled Sirloin Steaks. We also really like the Bottomless Booze. This is a 2-hour Buffet so a bottomless boozy brunch is something to get really excited about. It’s pricey, but at vegas prices, 2 cocktails are going to set you back $30, so 2 hours of unlimited will set you up for the day!
Whereas so many of Las Vegas’s Buffets have dipped in quality, the Wynn is the one Buffett that seems to have weathered the storm intact. The quality is every bit as good as it used to be, and while there are still some scathing reviews, we honestly don’t know if they were even at the right Buffet, or were just expecting bottomless Michelin star food for peanuts.
Queues – at busy times, the queue can be upwards of 2 hours, even more at really busy times. This is madness and we could never encourage anyone to waste those amount of time queueing for a Buffet. The Wynn offers the chance to Pre-Pay and then pretty much skip the queue. This is a must-do if you are going to be there at peak times!
It’s a close call between the Wynn and Bacchanal, honestly, it’s very hard to call both are stunning Buffets, with Bacchanal providing the theatre and Drama whereas the Wynn is just Perfection, as you would expect from the stunning Wynn hotel. The Wynn pips it as the Bacchanal prices are just so steep and the Brilliance of the Wynn comes at a more reasonable cost. Neither will leave you disappointed, however.
The wicked Spoon may be a victim of its own success it was so highly rated as the realities of running a restaurant bite and costs need to be cut the quality has been allowed to skip slightly meaning people are more often left a little disappointed. It’s still a great shout for a boozy brunch, a real close third.
The A.Y.C.E is the new kid in town and with its bottomless Wednesday Lobster dinner is a real contender, nibbling at Wicked Spoon’s third place. The top 4 are streets ahead of the rest, but they are also twice the price, so it’s what you expect. The two Garden Buffets are fantastic value but off-strip, and the MGM Buffets are acceptable, but not up to the levels of past experiences.
Have Your Say
Let us know your favorite Buffet. Was it on our list? Or do you think we have made a terrible omission? Have you tried any of our top 10 and had a disaster experience? Everyone has their off days but do you feel the quality is slipping? Let us know below if you have anything to say about the Las Vegas Buffet Scene. And if you have any questions just fire away in the comments below.
34 thoughts on “What Is The Best Buffet In Las Vegas 2023 – Top 10 Buffets in Las Vegas”
My boss will is going to Las Vegas on a business trip next month, so got me to look for places to eat in Vegas.
He will be there on Thursday and Friday. Since he is a vegetarian, I may recommend him The Mirage as it offers a wide variety of selection. Or do you have any better suggestions for vegetarians? To me, the Carveries look awesome but no good for a Veggie!
Mirage is a great all-rounder and he will definitely find something good to eat there.
The Spice Market at Planet Hollywood doesn’t do too well on our list but it has quite a good vegetarian selection with lots of tasty options from the middles east and India. This is what it does best now and for a vegetarian, it might still make a great choice.
Thanks for reading
What a great guide to the buffets in Las Vegas. I used to live super close to there, and so I have visited quite often. I really didn’t realize there were so many great buffet options. My and my girlfriends did the pool hopping 😀 I couldn’t see myself ordering the bottomless drinks, but Caesar’s Palace is on my bucket list for hotels to stay at. So I really want to try The Bacchanal at Caesars Palace for their buffet. Thanks for the great selection!
We would love to live local to Vegas, all though maybe with our penchant for bottomless drinks that would not be a good idea!
Caesars is an awesome hotel and one of our favorites in the city. The Bacchanal is an incredible buffet, any of our top three are just incredible very few people come away disappointed.
Thanks for reading
The Buffet at Wynn looks like a real ringer. Top quality with a fair price as well. It does have that Willy Wonka’s look, I must say, which for me would be an endless craving for the greatest desserts they have to offer. If I’m ever catching a Golden Knights game on a Vegas Vacation, I’m definitely making time to visit this buffet.
Yeah, Dessert is a big issue at Vegas Buffets, they are always incredible but remembering to leave room with all the other fantastic things on offer can be tricky. They are definitely the star of the show at Wynn!
Hope you get to try them out soon!
I’m planning to storm Las Vegas very soon! and I can’t wait to check out some of these awesome buffets!
Vegas has been on my list of places to visit for a LONG time and I intend love to enjoy every bit of my trip over there.
Hopefully, there are some tasty but still healthy options on the buffets?
Hope you have a great trip to Vegas, we are heading out again very soon.
Yes, there are loads of healthy options available. Every Buffet will have a big Salad Station on top of numerous options on the various stations. The problem is being all you can eat, even taking the healthy options can still add up to a whole load of calories. And if you are not going to go hard maybe an All You Can Eat buffet isn’t the best choice.
Have a great trip
Good afternoon Steve and Katie,
Here I come across one of your great posts. I must say this one is a very yummy one.
I love buffets and sometimes go to a WOK one on the coast. Good quality and value.
Good advice to have a look around first and not fill up on things you eat at home.
I think I would like to try the Aria buffet first as I love seafood.
In total, I find these buffets rather pricey compared to the Costa del Sol but then Vegas is Vegas right? I will have to go there at least once in my life.
Thanks for Reading.
Yeah, the Seafood at Aria is really good.
The Buffets in Vegas are a bit pricy than elsewhere but when you see the quality, variety, and quantity you will probably see where that cash is going.
Damn, as a food lover, you just wet my appetite sooooooo badly! I read through very excitedly. My sister was telling me of her trip to Las Vegas late last year and how she thoroughly enjoyed the food, from Indian, to Japanese to Middle Eastern and I promised myself that I just have to add Las Vegas to my bucket list and here you are providing me with the best top 10 buffet in Las Vegas for 2019.
I am also quite surprised with the prices, I expected all of them to be off the roof but they aren’t bad for buffet, not a one time restaurant meal but a eat-anything-you-can meal. It’s not as expensive as I envisioned it would be,so this is a plus, I just have to save the money for the food adventure now as I already have the work made easier for me by this list. And I can’t wait to be at the Rio’s Carnival World Buffet, that’s the buffet I’m trying out first.
Great to see we have got you hungry, I must admit just writing this was hard as we were constantly hungry writing about all the incredible foods on offer.
Some of the Buffets like the Rio are surprisingly cheap but others really are pretty pricey but they are really worth it as it is a feast of little compare!
Hope you get to Rio Soon and enjoy the huge selection they have there.
Hi Steve,thank for this excellent article I really loved the way you broke things down so we could get a better understanding, although the Las time I visited Las Vegas I made a trip to Rio Carnival world buffet because I have heard alot about it i wanted to give them a try,but I never knew that they were other better Buffet’s I would try one those one especially your No1 choice when i fome next.thanks ones again for this article.
Just about every hotel has it’s own all you can eat buffet, this list only really skims the cream of them off the top there are many many more out there. The Rio Carnival is a shadow of its glory days and you really can do better now.
Hope you get back to Vegas soon to check out some more Buffets
It’s nearly twenty five years since I was last in Las Vegas so this article was a real eye opener for me. I remember the all you can eat shrimp buffet at Caesar’s Palace was amazing, but it seems that things have moved on, both in terms of the quality, but also the variety of food on offer. This is a great guide to buffets in Las Vegas, Well done for doing so much research.
Yep Vegas has completely transformed in the last couple of decades, you should definitely check it out and see just how different the place is. The buffets have come along way since the ultra-cheap all you can eat shrimp buffets of yesteryear.
If by research you mean stuffing our faces on all our trips then yeah, we did good!
Hey thank you for the awesome post! I’m planning on visiting Las Vegas in the future, and if there is one thing I love, as well as my wife, it is a great Buffet! I was reading though your article, and the one buffet that caught my attention the most was the Aria Buffet! Seafood is absolutely amazing, and if there is a buffet of seafood, I’m all about that!
The Aria Buffet is really impressive, The seafood is the star of the show but there is a whole lot more going on besides, with an all toy can drink pass you are sure to have an amazing time at the Aria!
Great question! I know that Vegas is known for its amazing buffets, so this information can be invaluable when it comes to planning a trip. I’ve definitely heard good things about Aria buffet and Wicked Spoon, but places like Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station is something I haven’t heard so much about. I think I have to agree with your #1 pick at the Wynn, and The Bacchanal looks pretty outstanding as well. With so many fine choices to choose from I am sure to get my fill during my next Vegas trip. I’ll save your post for when it’s soon time to travel and also share with some friends who enjoy Vegas as much as I do. Thanks for the great recommendations and keep up the good work!
Glad you enjoyed reading the post, we certainly enjoy doing the research for this one as it involves us stuffing ourselves with food on a regular basis! It really is hard to pick just one Buffet i in the City as even the poor ones are still pretty awesome, but the top end such as the Wynn, The Bacchanal, and Wicked spoon are just incredible!
Hope you have a great time feasting on your next visit!
Great guide! I have learned a lot.
Unfortunately, I have never been to Las Vegas! But, We are definitely planning a trip in the near future, so getting the research in now! I will definitely refer back to this page nearer the time. I have heard a lot about Vegas Buffets but never knew they offered such variety and quality, I just thought they were alters of gluttony!
It is always good to know about such places.
Thanks for sharing,
Glad to see you getting a head start on your Vegas Research. Yes, Vegas Buffets have changed a lot in recent years and continue to do so. We are looking forward to getting back and checking up on the best and our favorites.
Hope you have a great trip
Thanks for your fantastic reviews, very helpful. We are returning in May for our sixth trip in ten years. What’s your comments on Mandalay Bay buffet (Bayside), we eaten there in the past and been impressed?
We do like the Mandalay Bay Buffet, but we do not get out there that often. We do not find anything completely stand out about the bayside. The Mandalay Bay has a pretty captive audience, so they just do enough with the Buffet to keep the Guests happy and from leaving for other buffets without doing enough to draw people in.
The Buffet just isn’t special enough to head all the way over the Mandalay Bay just for the buffet, however, if you are staying there or are there for other reasons it’s a pretty good meal, it just lacks that special something to get it in the top ten.
To be honest, it is probably on par with the Mirage, and we are about to reformulate the list as the Mirage only got on due to included alcohol which has now been removed!
But if you want something special the Wicked Spoon, Bacchanal or Wynn, just blow the others out the water, unless you can plump the extra for the Sterling Brunch.
Have a great trip in May,
Wow. Thank you for sharing this post. It’s been the most appetizing article I’ve come across. I was looking at the prices and they’re a little steep, but it sure looks worth it. I’ve never been to Las Vegas yet but we are planning a trip later this year, I’ll be sure to check your website first. I already bookmarked it. Thank you!
Yeah, the Buffets in Las Vegas are definitely on the steeper side price-wise, however, the quality of what is included is incredible! These are not an everyday type of eatery but a real treat! We think you would probably explode if you tried eating at them often.
We think of them as an indulgent treat! and remember you really don’t need much else to eat on any day you hit the buffet!
Hope you have a great time in Vegas
Hi, we are heading to Las Vegas early next year. I have always wanted to Vist a legendary Las Vegas Buffet. The Bacchanal has been high on my list for years, it looks so incredible.
Do you think the Buffets will be open again by Feb?
Also if they do open up what are the vegetarian options like? I know the meat stations are big in these buffets but are there good choices for those of us who don’t eat meat?
Buffets are slowly opening up but in a very different format.
They are sure to open in some capacity as the demand increases, but for now, Vegas is still very quiet and the demand for the buffets low. But as it picks up they are sure to open back up. Feb is possible unlikely as a lot of demand for the buffets comes from the Conference crowd and they are pretty much all postponing or going online.
It’s going to be a tough winter for Vegas.
We had to put our plans to visit Las Vegas on hold due to the pandemic! We know Vegas is open again but we are still not really ready to visit just yet. We are planning on visiting around May time Next year! We really want to visit a Few Buffets and this Guide is invaluable to us!
Thanks so much for review all the Buffets, We are big fans of Seafood so can’t wait for unlimited Shrimp, Oysters Crabs Legs, and even Lobster! The Sterling looks incredible, but might be out of our price range!
Can’t wait, hope they are all back open by then!
Yep, we too have had out Anual Vegas Visit canceled! Along with all our other trips for the year! So disappointing!
We are hoping to get back in spring and like you hope the Buffets are open by then, there is no doubt they will reopen once demand and safety allow but when that will be is anyones guess! It could be a whole new world by then!
Good luck on your trip and thanks for reading
First trip to Vegas was great. The buffet at the m was so good. Best seafood bar I have ever had in my life. Great memories
glad to hear some good reviews coming out of the Vegas, they have been a bit mixed of late
Great article. I would expect nothing less from a fellow Steve. I haven’t been to Vegas in probably a decade, but I’m going back for a few days in January 2023. It will be mid week. I will be able to do two dinner buffets and perhaps one breakfast there. Is there much of a difference in the midweek buffet and the weekend buffet? Bacchanal is a for sure pick. If you could only do one other buffet before you come back a decade later, what would that be? I’m a huge seafood lover so that is a factor.
There is not a huge difference (apart from price) it’s just you lose a few of the premium options such as Crab Legs and Prime Rib, and you get a few fewer options, such as 3/4 types of meat on the carvery rather than 5/6/ But on the whole the things that make the buffets great, the huge endless food options are here all week. the increased price at weekend is not really worth it for the added extras, it’s just surge charging as it’s a busier period.
As for your second question, it’s quite a tough one. We rate Wynn as no1, but that’s because it’s consistently brilliant, I don’t think it would be the one we went back to after a decade, the bacchanal is a strong choice as it really is so special. But honestly, I think we would pick a boozy brunch at Wicked Spoon. That is ALOT of fun.
Obviously, we would have chosen the Sterling Brunch, but that is still, and possibly permanently, closed down.