Finding the Best Buffets in Las Vegas
What used to be considered a cost-effective and valuable way to feed guests who were looking more for a meal than a dining “experience,” buffets have evolved into a way to satisfy both those who only look to food for sustenance as well as aficionados.
Some might say they’re looking for quantity over quality when it comes to all-you-can-eat, but the Las Vegas buffet has willingly raised the bar, so that even if you’re there to simply eat all you can, you’re also eating the best you can.
You could conceivably eat your three squares a day at the buffet at the same property where you rest your head (your hotel would love that). Caesars Entertainment has even created a 24-hour pass—The Buffet of Buffets—that allows you to dine at each of their properties, including Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio, Paris, and, of course, Caesars Palace. But be warned: If you want to add the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars or the Village Seafood Buffet at Rio, that will cost you an extra $15–$30, depending on which meal and which buffet you upgrade to.
The 10 Best Buffets in Las Vegas
1. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars
2. Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan
3. The Buffet at Aria
4. Buffet Bellagio
5. The Buffet at Wynn
6. Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood
7. Cravings at the Mirage and The Buffet At Treasure Island are a tie
8. Studio B at the M Resort
9. Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch or Texas Station
10. Garden Court at Main Street Station
A Word about Buffet-Line Strategy
Popular buffets develop long lines. The best way to avoid the crowds is to go Sunday–Thursday and get in line before 6 p.m. or after 9 p.m., but we recommend the early strategy, when the food is fresher. If you go to a buffet on a weekend, arrive extra-early or extra-late. If a large trade show or convention is in town, you’ll be better off hitting the buffets of casinos that don’t draw big convention business.
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Photo credits: Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood By Matt @ PEK from Taipei, Taiwan [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons