The buffet, that staple of dining in Las Vegas casinos, slowly makes a comeback with the Circus Buffet at Circus Circus reopening on Saturday, May 29. Build-your-own omelets return for breakfast while the buffet’s fried chicken arrives just in time for dinner.
The buffet closed in March 2020 when the state called for all nonessential businesses to temporarily shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in November, the resort opted to slim down Circus Buffet and the adjacent back of the house space to make way for a new food court.
The $9 million food court renovation overseen by locals Feel Good Brands brings Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and more spreading over nearly 15,000 square feet and opening this summer. They join Krispy Kreme and coming soon, Cinnabon, Hot Dog on a Stick, and more.
Also gone from Circus Circus, Vince Neil’s Tatuado Eat Drink Party, the party bar and restaurant from Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil. The 14,000-square-foot restaurant becomes Midwayland with virtual reality and crane machine games.
The Circus Buffet brings back breakfast and brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 10 p.m. daily. Weekday prices for adults run $19.99 for brunch and $21.99 for dinner, while kids age four to 10 are $14.99 for brunch and $16.99 for dinner. On the weekend, adults pay $22.99 for brunch and $24.99 for dinner, while kids cost $15.99 for brunch and $17.99 for dinner. Add $1 for adults at each meal on holidays. Children three and under are no charge.
Circus Buffet joins Garden Buffet at South Point, which returns to self-service on June 1, Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Buffet at the MGM Grand, and Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace as the only buffets open inside casinos.
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