If you’re ever in Las Vegas, you’re probably there for the gambling. You’re also taking chances when you dine out at the various restaurants, but you’re probably a winner if you ever decide to visit a topnotch Las Vegas buffet.
Las Vegas buffets are famous for offering either high quality food or large amounts of food for extremely reasonable prices. In some cases, you even enjoy huge amounts of premium food.
The main problem, of course, is picking the right buffet line, and we have the solutions you’re looking for. Here are our recommended buffets, plus tips to get you started.
Wicked Spoon Buffet
Located at the Cosmopolitan, the Wicked Spoon buffet opened in 2010 and has remained a solid favorite ever since. They’re known for offering a wide range of very innovative dishes that you may not find anywhere else. The place itself is quite sophisticated, but then again, the prices aren’t exactly cheap. But afterwards, you’ll find that you really got your money’s worth.
It’s open 7 days a week, and they usually serve just breakfast (from 8am to 11am) and lunch (from 11am to 3pm). There are no reservations, last time we checked. The breakfast costs $38 for adults, and kids from 5 to 10 years old pay $19. Younger kids eat for free, if they’re accompanied by a paying adult. Lunch costs $45, and just $22.50 for kids.
However, on Saturdays and Sundays they also offer brunch from 9am to 4pm. It’s $48 for the grownups and $24 for the kids. There’s an option for Bottomless Beverages for 2 hours that cost $21 per person, and that gives you all the Bloody Mary, Bud Light Draft, champagne, and mimosas you can take.
Since you should try new dishes when at a buffet, you ought to go with the following options:
- Scrambled eggs with Crème Fraiche
- Bone Marrow, with short rib, pickled onions, and lemon gremolata
- Pork Birria Taco, with picked vegetables
- Chili roasted pork shoulder
- Mint chocolate chip cheesecake with chocolate sauce
Bacchanal Buffet at The Strip
Located at the Caesar’s Palace, Bacchanal has been renovated and offers more than 25,000 square feet of dinner food. With 9 kitchens to choose from, you certainly won’t run out of dishes that you’ve never had before. Even vegetarians have more than a hundred options to choose from.
Unlike most buffets, you can actually make a reservation to make sure you have a spot when you get there. The place is open from 4 to 10pm, since this is just for dinner. So, once you’re done with the Wicked Spoon for breakfast and lunch, dinner is great at the Bacchanal. You have a 90-minute limit, but that ought to be enough time.
The new dishes you ought to try should include:
- Duck canitas quesadillas
- Chipotle bourbon BBQ oysters
- Any of the 15 Daily Chef Specials
- Any of the Indonesian, Filipino, or Laotian offerings
The Buffet at Bellagio
It’s best if you also try the Buffet at Bellagio for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They also have selections that you won’t find at Wicked Spoon, or anywhere else. They’re open from 7am to 3pm.
Adults pay around $42 from Monday to Thursday, and $50 from Friday to Sunday. Kids (6 to 11 years old) pay 50% off, and younger kids eat free with a paying adult.
In this place, you can enjoy Chinese or Japanese breakfast options, though you still have reliable American and Italian standbys as well. The Live Action cooking stations let you see exactly how the dishes are made, and you can even customize the dishes as you see fit.
In this place, you get to an “eat all you can” experience that comes with truly premium options! If you’re feeling really hungry, there’s always the prime rib.
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
Here, you can come in at any time from 8am to 9pm. They’re open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Reservations are available, and it’s strongly recommended.
- Breakfast (Monday to Friday), $39.
- Brunch (Weekdays), $46.
- Brunch (Saturday and Sunday), $49.
- Dinner, $65.
- Gourmet Dinner (Friday and Saturday), $70.
With 16 different stations, you really won’t have any trouble finding new dishes to try out. There are always at least 90 dishes to choose from. There’s always the prime rib at the carving station if you’re hungry
Recently, the new brunch Benedicts station offers innovative takes on the classic eggs Benedict option. There’s also the brand-new Latin Street cart station, which lets you imagine how it would be if you’re able to travel to South America.
The dessert station remains as popular as ever, and now it also offers soft serve ice creams with lots of different toppings. You may as well try the hand-crafted dessert crêpe station, too!