12 Best Buffets in Las Vegas: Menu, Hours & Prices 2024

Las Vegas is home to premier buffets like the Bacchanal Buffet and budget-friendly AYCE like the Garden Buffet at South Point Casino. Whether you are looking for the widest variety of dishes or the most extravagant dishes, Vegas got you covered.

If money is no object, then head into the $80 Bacchanal Buffet, which features over 250 dishes. On the other hand, if you want to save a few bucks then the South Point Casino got you covered with Vegas’ most affordable buffet, priced at $18 per person. For unique specials, try the Wynn Seafood Buffet or Palms Resort’s popular Prime Rib & Snow Crab Dinners.

So, to give you the lowdown on what’s currently available, here’s our guide to the best Las Vegas buffets including the most diverse, best-reviewed, award-winners, and locals’ favorites.

Vegas Buffets – A Little Background

The tradition of Las Vegas buffets began in the 1940s as a way for casinos to provide as much food as possible to their esteemed gamblers while enticing them enough to keep spending on the floor. Why spend money on fine dining when you can save up on a buffet and spend more on the crabs table.

The blueprint came from El Rancho’s Buckaroo Buffet, essentially a chuckwagon where gamblers could eat as much as they wanted for no more than a dollar.

From these humble beginnings evolved the modern Vegas buffet, characterized by elegant or outlandish décor, vibrant open kitchens and counters heaving under the weight of juicy cuts of meat, enticing seafood, irresistible desserts and myriad dishes from around the world.

Buffets used to exist for all budgets, and often, they were run at a loss by the casinos as a way of enticing gamblers through their doors and onto the betting floors.

In the past, Vegas had almost a total of 70 buffets but that number has greatly shrunk over the decades to the current less-than-20 open buffets. Some of the reasons for this include the amount of food that goes to waste, impracticality of offering fresh foods every day at a large scale, and the hygiene standpoint.

It’s becoming apparent that many buffets have been lost forever since money is now being invested only where it guarantees a return, but some buffets, especially those in the biggest and most famous casinos, are tentatively keeping their doors open.

So now let’s look at the vanguard of buffets that are already open for business.

Buffets on The Strip

The upscale and high-end buffet offerings in Vegas are located on the Strip, so if you are looking for the cheapest options, this is not where you should start.

However, this is the place to be for the most exciting offerings including international dishes and exquisite presentations!

Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace

Bacchanal Buffet

When the extravagant Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace first opened in 2012, it was intended to be the buffet to end all buffets, and no expense was spared in its creation.

In 2020, Bacchanal’s management took advantage of the enforced closure to give the buffet a $2.4m makeover, and now that it’s back, arguably better than ever.

As before, Bacchanal boasts ten kitchens, and nine live-action cooking stations, and showcases a constantly evolving range of food from around the world, featuring Mexican, Italian, Asian, and American cuisines.

Opening times and prices

Bacchanal is open for dinner every day and also offers brunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Opening times and prices are as follows:

Buffet Meals Adults (Over 10 years old) Children (4 – 10 years old)
Regular Brunch

(Monday & Thursday: 9 am – 1 pm)

$64.99 $32.50
Crab Brunch Weekday

(Monday & Thursday: 1 pm – 3 pm)

$79.99 $39.99
Crab Brunch Weekend

(Friday – Sunday:

9 am – 3 pm)

$84.99 $42.99

(Tues & Wed:

3:30 pm – 10 pm

Thursday – Monday:

3 pm – 10 pm)

$79.99 $39.99
All You Care To Drink $24.99**  

Kids over 10 pay full price, and kids aged 5-10 are given a reduction of around $20-$35 depending on whether you eat brunch or dinner and whether it’s a weekday or weekend. Kids below 5 eat for free.

**All You Care to Drink is an unlimited drink package that includes draft beer, house, wine, champagne, and mimosas. All non-alcoholic drinks are included in the Bacchanal Buffet price.

Dress code

Dress code is “smart casual”, so in other words, within reason, you can wear what you want.


Reservations are available through www.opentable.com. It is possible to get in without a reservation, but booking is advisable. During peak times especially, it can be all but impossible to get a table without a reservation.

Look out for

The roving carts serving a dim sum selection are an exciting addition since the reopening. Also on offer are wagyu hotdogs, grilled baby octopus, crab legs and street tacos, to name but a few.

Other important information

Time at the buffet is limited to 90 minutes – this is less than the two hours usually permitted at most Vegas buffets.

Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan

Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan 1
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Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan 2
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Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon prides itself on taking the buffet concept and giving it a wicked, creative twist. Expect to find a selection of traditional classics alongside some more original culinary creations and seasonal dishes. This is considered one of the best buffets in Vegas.

Opening times and prices

Wicked Spoon currently only offers breakfast and lunch on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Opening times and prices are as follows:

Buffet Hours Price
Weekday Brunch Monday to Friday
8 am – 3 pm
Children (ages 5 -10): $23.50
Adults: $47
Weekend Brunch Saturday and Sunday Friday
9 am – 4 pm
Children (ages 5 -10): $27
Adults: $54
Holiday Brunch Specific hours vary from season to season Children (ages 5 -10): $31
Adults: $62
Bottomless Beverages (Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Champagne, Bud Light Drafts) Monday – Sunday
At all meals (90 minutes limit)
Regular: additional $25 per person
Specialty: additional $45 per person

Bottomless drinks (Mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, or Bud Light Drafts) $25 per person – in 90-minute limits.

Children 4 years or younger eat for free.

Dress code

Guests are required to wear resort attire. Prohibited attires include hoods/hoodies, face paintings, uncovered tops, and bottoms. Note that you can only wear uncovered swimsuits inside pool areas of the resort and not at Wicked Spoon.


Wicked Spoon now accepts walk-ins and reservations. Call 1.877.893.2001 or click on this reservation link.

Look out for

Wicked Spoon is known for its small plates rather than large troughs of food. Intriguing options include bone marrow, Korean apricot glazed pork belly with kimchi and cashews, gourmet pizzas and one of the best selections of gelato in town.

Also Read: Secret Pizza at Cosmopolitan: Location, Menu, Prices

The Buffet, Bellagio

The Buffet, Bellagio 1
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The Buffet, Bellagio 2
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Bellagio has tried to create a buffet experience unlike any other, with a range of fresh and interesting dishes from world cuisines such as American, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

You can watch as food is prepared before your eyes in the live cooking stations, and for lovers of dessert, the gelato station will be a particular highlight.

Opening times and prices

Bellagio currently runs a brunch buffet every day, with prices being slightly higher at the weekend. Opening times and prices are as follows:

Weekday Brunch

Mon – Fri: 8am-3pm

Weekend Brunch

Sat & Sun: 8am – 11am

Seafood Brunch

Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm

Bottomless Drinks

Daily (2-hour limit)

Holiday Special Brunches

8 am – 3pm

$55 – $60
Holiday Special Dinners

3pm – 9pm


Bottomless drinks has a 2-hour limit with drinks like House wines, draft beers, Mimosas, screwdriver, Margaritas, and Bloody Mary.

Children aged 6-11 pay 50%, children below 6 eat for free.

Dress code

The dress code for this buffet is “resort casual”. Tank tops and swimwear are not permitted.


Reservations are possible – call (877) 234-6358/702-693-7111.

Look out for

Bellagio’s eggs benedict is legendary, and the smoked salmon and scallop ceviche is also worth looking out for. There’s also a fun make-your-own pho station.

The Buffet, Wynn

The Buffet, Wynn
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Boasting no fewer than 16 food kitchens serving a wide range of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Buffet at Wynn is one of Vegas’ premium dining experiences.

Check out the Latin Street Food station, enjoy the fantastic selection of sushi, eat your fill of succulent cuts of meat, or make your way to the all-new egg benedict station – this is a buffet that truly has something for everyone.

Opening times and prices

The buffet offers gourmet brunch and seafood dinners every day of the week.

Daily Gourmet Brunch 8 am – 1 pm Adults: $54.99

Kids: 50% Off

Daily Seafood Gourmet Dinner 1 pm – 9 pm Adults: $74.99

Kids: 50% Off

Endless Pour Package 8 am – 9 pm $32.99
Ultimate Endless Pour Package 8 am – 9 pm $42.99

Endless Pour Package includes limitless pours of select cocktails, mimosas, wines, and beers.

If you choose not to take advantage of the endless pours offer, non-alcoholic drinks other than espressos are included in the price.

Children ages 3 to 9 eat for half price. Kids below 3 eat for free.

Dress code

The dress code is listed as “resort casual attire”.


Reservations are allowed for large groups of more than seven. Even without reservations, the buffet tries to keep wait times below 30 minutes as much as possible.

Look out for

Wynn’s buffet offers great fresh sushi along with carne asada tacos, creative juice combinations, and a dessert section that includes a chocolate fountain. Seafood dinner crab legs are a must try, they are even cut in half already for your convenience.

MGM Grand Buffet

MGM Grand Buffet
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The MGM Grand Buffet currently offers brunch daily. The prices are surprisingly reasonable, allowing you to sample a huge range of delicious treats along with free-flowing beer, wine and champagne in one of Las Vegas’s most iconic resorts.

Opening times and prices

Buffet Hours Prices
Weekday Brunch

(Mon-Thurs: 8 am – 3 pm)

Adult: $31.99

Children (5-11): $17.99

Weekend Brunch

(Fri – Sun: 8 am – 3 pm)

Adult: $37.99

Children (5-11): $18.99

All You Can Drink Specials:

(Gold: Beer, Wine, and Mimosas

All You Can Drink Specials:

(Grand: Beer, Wine, Mimosas, and Well Liquors)


Children below 5 eat for free.

Tip: You can eat at the buffet for 15% off by showing your MGM Rewards card.

Dress code

The dress code is listed as “casual”.


Reservations are possible on the site (mgmresorts.com) but aren’t required.

Look out for

For meat-eaters, the prime rib, brisket, fried chicken, and roasted turkey. Seafood lovers are spoiled for choice, with the clams, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktails, and mussels. If you have a sweet tooth, you’re also sure to love the German chocolate cakes.

The Buffet, Luxor

The Buffet, Luxor
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Luxor’s buffet has opened up again, albeit on reduced hours, and currently offers competitive prices for brunch. They are not yet offering dinner sittings.

Opening times and prices

Luxor’s buffet is currently open for brunch from Wednesday to Sunday. Here are the opening times and prices:

Opening hours Adult Prices Children (5 – 11 years old) Prices
Weekday Brunch

(Wed & Thurs: 8 am – 3 pm)


Locals: $27.99


Locals: $14.99

Weekend Brunch

(Fri – Sun: 8 am – 3 pm)

$33.99 $18.99
Unlimited Drinks

(Wed – Sun: 8 am – 3 pm)

$14.99 + tax  

The Local’s Weekday Pricing is a Nevada locals’ discount offer only available to locals with valid Nevada ID or driver’s license.

Children under 4 eat for free and military personnel receive a 10% discount.

Also, there is the Manager’s Special for drinks (Unlimited Drinks): for $14.99 + tax, you get 1.5 hours max of unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary, check with your bartender for more details.

Dress code

No dress code is stated, casual attire is acceptable.


No reservations are required.

Look out for

A particular highlight is the 30ft salad bar – but the homemade pizza station and carving station are the places to head if you’re not so much into greens and veggies.

Related Read: Best Restaurants in Luxor and Luxor Food Court

The Buffet, Excalibur

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The Buffet, Excalibur 2
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The Buffet at Excalibur is known to offer adequate dishes for an adequate price. It is not the flashiest or most extravagant Vegas buffet, but it does offer enough traditional dishes and a few international offerings that make it stand out.

Prices are fair and the ambiance is standard for Vegas buffets.

The Excalibur buffet is a true definition of “if it is not broken, do not fix it!”

Opening times and prices

Open every day of the week, the buffet serves both a weekday and weekend brunch. No dinners. Here are the details:

Opening hours Adult Prices Children (5 – 11 years old) Prices
Weekday Brunch

(Mon – Thurs: 7 am – 2 pm)

$31.99 $17.99
Weekend Brunch

(Fri – Sun: 7 am – 2 pm)

$37.99 $18.99
All You Can Drink Specials

(Beer, Wine, Mimosas, Well Liquors)


Tip: Present your MGM Rewards card at the buffet to enjoy one complimentary beer or cocktail.

Dress code

The dress code is listed as “casual”.


Reservations are not required.

Look out for

Highlights at Excalibur include smoked brisket, iced shellfish, and beef birria. Try the Made-To-Order Crepes and Omelet stations during the weekend brunch, it has more offerings.

A.Y.C.E. Buffet, Palms Casino Resort

A.Y.C.E. Buffet
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Palms Casino Resort is known for having some of the most expensive, luxurious rooms and some of the most exclusive games floors in town, but the Palms A.Y.C.E. Buffet is a surprisingly affordable, great-value all-you-can-eat option.

It has space to seat up to 250 diners and features seven different food stations that promise to take you – and your taste buds – on a journey around the world.

The different sections include World Pan, Revival, The Greenery, The Roastery, The Hearth, Smoke & Fire and Sweet & Light.

Dishes are grouped by how they are prepared rather than their country of origin, and each station serves a range of lovingly created and beautifully presented dishes representing the best of American and international cuisine.

This buffet may have taken a little longer to return after the covid-enforced closures than some of the others.

However, as of April 2022, it’s open and ready to welcome diners back for weekday breakfasts, weekend brunches and daily dinners, giving you another excellent option for a classic Vegas buffet.

Opening times and prices

Weekly specials at the Palms buffet include lobster dinners on Wednesday and Thursday, prime rib & snow crab on Friday nights, and brunch buffets daily with bottomless mimosas.

Children’s rates are for those aged 3-11 – ages 12 and above pay full price. Children below 3 eat for free.

Here are the hours of operation and prices:

Buffet Hours of Operation Prices
Brunch Mon, Tue, Fri: 8am – 2pm

Wed & Thurs: 8am – 1pm

Sat & Sun: 9am – 4pm

Adults: $32.99

Kids: $19.99

Dinner Mon & Tue: 4pm – 9pm

Sat: 5pm – 10pm

Sun: 5pm – 9pm

Adults: $36.99

Kids: $21.99

Lobster Dinner Wed: 2pm – 9pm

Thurs: 2pm – 9pm

Adults: $64.99

Kids: $54.99

Prime Rib & Snow Crab Dinner Fri: 4pm – 10pm Adults: $42.99

Kids: $29.99

Dress code

There’s no particular dress code for this buffet, so within reason, you can wear what you want – dress the way you would go to any casual restaurant.


Reservations are only needed for the Lobster Dinner Buffet on Wednesday and Thursday. You may also choose to reserve for group dining of 20 or more during brunch or dinner.

Look out for

Lobster is the star of the show. Only available on Wednesday and Thursday, the lobster dinner is the most expensive buffet on the menu. Combine this with the Friday prime rib & snow crab dinner and you have yourself an award-winning buffet.

On regular brunches and dinners, the carvery has a wide selection of cuts that will go down well with dedicated meat-eaters, fans of seafood should look out for the piles of delicious shrimp, and those with a sweet tooth will want to head straight for the Sweet & Light area.

But of course, there’s so much more to discover for yourself, which is a big part of the fun!

Circus Buffet, Circus Circus

This buffet is not a cheap-eats buffet but is at the more affordable end of the scale, Circus Circus’ buffet is now open again post-pandemic. Renowned more for its fair prices rather than the high quality or wide variety of its fare, this is a good option for those who want to experience a Vegas buffet without breaking the bank.

Opening times and prices

Circus Circus currently offers a breakfast/brunch/lunch sitting and a dinner sitting. The price for the early sitting is the same throughout, so it is just referred to as “brunch”, but the “lunch” food items appear at 11 am. Here are the times and prices:

Opening hours Adult Prices Children (4 – 10 years old) Prices

Friday – Monday

(7 am – 2 pm)

$30.99 $22.99

Friday and Saturday Monday

(4:30 pm – 10 pm)

$32.99 $24.99

Children below 4 eat for free.

Prices are subject to change. Feel free to check in with management for any pricing updates.

Dress code

No dress code is stated.


Reservations are not required.

Look out for

The Circus Buffet’s fried chicken always goes down well, as does the fried shrimp – and the extensive range of desserts is widely appreciated too.

Also Read: Best Excalibur Las Vegas Restaurants

Best Downtown Las Vegas Buffets

At present, only one Downtown buffet has opened post-pandemic, the Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station.

Garden Court Buffet, Main Street Station

Garden Court Buffet 1

Garden Court Buffet 2

Known for its opulent Victorian-style décor, the Garden Court Buffet has reopened and is running on reduced hours. With prices far lower than most buffets on The Strip, this is another great option for those who want to enjoy a Vegas buffet for less.

Opening times and prices

Garden Court Buffet currently offers a daily brunch sitting as well as dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Here are the details:

Opening Hours Prices
Weekday Brunch

Mon-Fri: 8am – 2pm


Emerald and above: $20.99)

Weekend Brunch

Sat & Sun: 8am – 2pm


Emerald and above: $22.99)


Fri, Sat: 4pm – 9pm


Emerald and above: $29.99)

Children 4-10 are half-price, and children below 4 eat for free.

Dress code

No dress code is stated.


Reservations are not accepted and they cannot accommodate groups of more than 20.

Look out for

The Southwestern food at Garden Court is highly rated, and the rotisserie chicken is always popular.

Best Off-Strip Buffets

If you don’t mind taking a short taxi or Uber ride away from the main action, there are several decent buffet options a bit out of town that are worth considering. Here are the ones that have reopened post-pandemic.

Garden Buffet, South Point

Garden Buffet, South Point

Not to be confused with the above Garden Court Buffet.

The Garden Buffet boasts six cooking stations, including Asian, Mexican, and Italian, as well as a Mongolian grill. The food is beautifully presented, and the prices are far lower than on the Strip, making this a buffet worth traveling to.

Opening times and prices

Garden Buffet currently offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, seafood night, and holiday special buffets. Here are the details:

Opening Hours Prices

(Monday – Friday: 7am-10am)

$17.95 regular/$14.95 club members

(Monday – Thursday: 11am-3pm)

(Friday: 11 am – 2pm)

$20.95 regular/$18.95 club members
Brunch – Prime Rib & Champagne

(Sat – Sun: 8am-3pm)

$29.95 regular/$26.95 club members
Prime Rib Dinner

(Sat – Thu: 4pm-9pm)

$29.95 regular/$26.95 club members
Seafood Night Dinner

(Friday: 4pm-10pm)

$49.95 regular/$45.95 club members

Children aged 4-8 eat for half-price, below 3 eat for free.

The price for breakfast includes bottomless Bloody Marys, Prime Rib & Champagne Brunch includes bottomless mimosas.

Friday Seafood Night Dinner includes two glasses of wine, sangria, or draft beer.

To become a member of the Player’s Club and receive a discount on meals, visit the Player’s Club and sign up for free.

Dress code

The dress code is listed as “casual”.


Reservations are not required.

Look out for

Make sure you don’t miss the Mongolian grill at the Garden Buffet. The seafood on Fridays is also particularly good.

Market Place Buffet, Rampart Casino

Marketplace Buffet, Rampart Casino
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Billing itself as the only buffet in northwest Las Vegas, Rampart Casino’s Market Place Buffet combines affordable prices with a wide range of tasty dishes to sample and – for a small fee – unlimited drinks.

Opening times and prices

Here are the opening times and prices for Market Place Buffet:

Opening Hours Prices

Mon, Thu, Fri: 11am-2pm

$20.99 ($17.99 with membership)
Aloha Dinner

Sat: 4pm-8pm

$31.99 ($26.99 with membership)
Prime Rib Dinner

Thu, Fri, Sun: 4pm-8pm

$31.99 ($26.99 with membership)
Weekend Champagne Brunch

Sat, Sun: 9am-2pm

$32.99 ($27.99 with membership)
Deli Night Dinner

Monday: 4 pm – 8 pm

$27.99 ($22.99 with membership)

All-you-can-drink beer and wine for only $7.99 more, available every day.

For children 12 years old and under $18.99 for brunch and dinner, and $13.99 for lunch.

Membership prices are offered to those with Rampart Plus, Summerlin, Premier, or Elite cards.

Dress code

No dress code is listed but the vibe is casual.


Reservations are not required.

Look out for

If you go for the Prime Rib Dinner, make sure you eat plenty of prime rib – obviously!

Tips For Making the Most of Your Time in a Buffet

When you go to a Vegas buffet, you need to have the right strategy to make the most of everything that’s on offer to you, especially in the more expensive restaurants. Here are a few suggestions that will help ensure you have the best experience.

  • Don’t fill up on rice, bread or potatoes

When making your way around the various kitchens and counters in a buffet, avoid filling up on things like rice, bread, potatoes and pasta, since these foods will quickly kill your appetite. This goes for pizza too.

Instead, prioritize things like meat, seafood and other similar dishes to allow yourself to taste all the most delicious food items.

  • Take a little of everything and then go back for more

At a large buffet like Bacchanal, for example, you probably won’t be able to sample all the food that’s on offer, but try to taste a bit of everything you can.

Take a small amount of as many items as possible – and then come back for second helpings of your favorite dishes afterwards.

  • Don’t drink too much soda or beer

When you have unlimited drinks, it can be tempting to guzzle down glass after glass. However, this is not a good strategy since all that liquid – not to mention the bubbles – will quickly fill you up.

If you want to drink alcohol, wine is a smarter idea simply because you’ll probably drink less of it in terms of volume. For those who want to drink beer or soda, go easy on the drinks until you’re done eating – and then feel free to drink as much as you like!

  • Work up a hunger

If you know you’re going to a buffet later, eat lighter meals earlier in the day – or simply skip them altogether. Make sure you work up a good appetite, and don’t spoil the experience by filling up just a few hours before.

  • Be adventurous

When you’re in the buffet, you’ll probably be confronted by many exotic foods, some of which you might not recognize.

However, you should resist the temptation just to fill up on familiar dishes you can order anytime – instead, try to be adventurous and sample some of the things you don’t usually eat.

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The Buffet of Buffets

In the past, the “Buffet of Buffets” pass entitled you to visit five buffets during a 24-hour period. The pass was time-stamped, allowing you to eat all you could manage in the five participating restaurants during the allotted time. The buffets included were:

In addition, it was also possible to pay an upgrade fee to gain entrance to Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet.

However, since none of these buffets is operating at present (with the exception of Bacchanal), the Buffet of Buffets pass is currently unavailable.

Keep a look out in future to find out if and when this deal returns.

Taxes and Tips in Vegas

Note that all the prices quoted in this post are exclusive of taxes and tips. Tax in restaurants in Las Vegas is set at 8.38%, and tips are at the diner’s discretion, with 15-20% being normal.

Final Thoughts

The tradition of Vegas buffets, dating back to the 1940s, remains alive, albeit in a more selective form. While the number of buffets has decreased over the decades, the quality and variety of offerings have only improved.

Whether you’re indulging in a sumptuous seafood spread at the Bellagio or enjoying the down-to-earth charm of the Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station, each buffet offers a unique dining experience that contributes to the vibrant tapestry of culinary delights in Las Vegas. As the city continues to evolve, so too will its buffets.

3 thoughts on “12 Best Buffets in Las Vegas: Menu, Hours & Prices 2024”

  1. This is the most comprehensive and current list I have seen and I truly appreciate it. We will be planning a trip this summer and we will be checking this page regularly as we get closer. We would love to see the Buffet of Buffets come back!

  2. As far as buffets coming back it is a wise decision. The majority of people I know frequent casinos that have a buffet. I actually only gamble at casinos with a buffet. It’s a choice I have no reason to change. Thumbs up and many more days of gambling and eating at casinos with buffets as I also bring all visitors to these also.

    • I don’t visit Vegas as much as I use to because most of the buffets are gone. I enjoyed Paris buffet, Mirage and Flavors they were reasonably priced if kids are with you.

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