5 of the Best Casino Buffets in Las Vegas

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A cursory look at Vegas casinos lets you know: if things are big in Texas, things are gigantic in Vegas. And this enormity doesn’t stop with the endless mazes of casinos, massive hotels, and plethora of shopping centers. Buffets in Vegas seem to stretch for miles, offering more variety than one kitchen seems capable of. Eating in Vegas is a spectacular treat, so here is your list of the very best.

1. ARIA Resort and Casino City Center

ARIA isn’t one of the best known Las Vegas hotels and casinos, but it regularly receives rave reviews from the local and national media. Situated on Las Vegas Blvd, ARIA lays claim to the only tandoori oven in the city. Serving king crab, prime rib, gelato, Asian dumplings, and a variety of other seafood and cultural cuisine. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, guests can receive unlimited champagne or Bloody Marys from breakfast through lunch. They offer gourmet meals during dinner Friday through Sunday, including Maine lobster. Prices range from weekday breakfast at $19.99 to weekend dinners at $39.99.

2. Bellagio Buffet

Not to be outdone on any front, the Bellagio feeds 4,000 guests per day, offering seafood (including shrimp and smoked salmon), homemade pizza (from their real wood burning oven), and Asian foods. They bake all breads fresh on the premises. Other specialties include beef Wellington and Kobe beef in bĂ©arnaise sauce on Fridays and Saturdays. Weekday breakfasts cost $17.99 and prices rise through the weekend dinners for $37.99. It’s the ideal way to relax after an exciting day of gaming.

3. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace

Bacchanal maintains their food excellence by employing chefs from all over the world, who bring their native techniques and secrets for a wider variety and more authentic cultural tastes. With 9 cooking stations, these chefs crank out over 500 separate dishes each day, including Mexican tortillas, custom sushi cones, and a variety of miniature souffles made to order. They also offer authentic lobster and corn chowder, Chinese roast duck, and Mexican pork carnitas served with homemade salsa. Prices range from $25.99 for a weekday breakfast to $50.99 for weekend dinner.

4. Wynn Las Vegas Buffet

The Wynn features a variety of offerings from light and delicious to rich and hearty. Begin with one of their fruit and cheese creations, and progress into meaty meals of Thai beef, Korean kimchi beef, beef brisket, crab legs, crepes, and an astounding assortment of desserts and confections. The Wynn is one of the best places in Vegas for vegan eaters, offering as delectable selections sans meat as those featuring exotic beef. Ranging in price from $19.99 for weekday breakfast to $39.99 for weekend dinners, the ambiance is another excellent reason to dine at the Wynn.

5. Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan

One of the hippest buffets on the Strip, the Wicked Spoon serves their foods in unusual containers, including mini stove pots, ramekins, and Chinese takeout boxes. Offerings include andouille, Culotte steak, Korean squid salad, prime rib, crab legs, truffled scallop potatoes, and a variety of cult wines. Prices begin at $24 for weekday breakfasts and top out at $41 for weekend dinners.

Some of these buffets do attract long lines. It’s a good idea to head toward your selected spot an hour or so before you plan to eat so you’re not overly hungry when you get your food. Most of these restaurants received excellent marks by reviewers for their service, in addition to the delicious cuisine.

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