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Louiie Victa

Where to Find the Best Buffets Inside Casinos in Las Vegas

A world of all-you-can-eat goodness awaits inside these casinos

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The meat station at Bacchanal Buffet
| Louiie Victa

Culinary trailblazers back in the 1940s found a way to keep gamblers inside the resorts with cheap food, and lots of it. El Rancho Vegas, the Strip’s first resort, came up with the chuck wagon, the earliest version of the modern day buffet to turn up in Las Vegas. As UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research writes, “quantity was usually emphasized over quality.”

“The buffet filled a need for the casino, which wanted to keep its late-night gamblers happy, but didn’t want the expense of keeping a full restaurant open all night. Knowing that the hungry gamblers would be happy with good, plentiful meats and snacks, the El Rancho Vegas’s managers created the all-night chuck wagon. It may have seemed like no big deal at the time, but the casino buffet would become a Las Vegas signature restaurant.”

Those early chuck wagons might have served some hot dishes along with cold cuts. El Rancho Vegas’ Buckaroo Buffet only charged a dollar for all-you-can-eat fare when it opened.

Before the pandemic, Las Vegas had more than 70 buffets inside casinos, spanning from Aliante to Henderson, Summerlin to the Strip, serving gourmet fare at a range of stations. As Las Vegas reopens, only eight buffets returned so far. Here’s a look at what’s available.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Circus Buffet

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S Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 634-3450
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Circus Buffet at Circus Circus reopened on Saturday, May 29. Build-your-own omelets return for breakfast while the buffet’s fried chicken arrives just in time for dinner.

2. The Buffet at Wynn

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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3340
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Perhaps the prettiest buffet in Las Vegas features 16 live-action cooking stations with rotisserie grilled steakhouse cuts, coast-to-coast seafood, a new eggs Benedict station, refreshed entrance, and stations serving individually plated dishes. New to the Buffet at Wynn, a revamped entrance with eight live royal palms imported from south Florida. Also new, executive chef Jason Duarte, who updated the menu that still features many fan favorites along with new recipes for brunch.

Buffet at Wynn
Buffet at Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas

3. Bacchanal Buffet

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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7928
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The 25,000-square-foot, 600-seat Bacchanal Buffet reopened with throngs of crowds waiting to explore the nine open, interactive kitchens, with many dishes already individually prepared, shared, or plated in real-time by staff from behind the counters. The buffet, the largest in Las Vegas, underwent a $2.4 million makeover, and introduced roaming carts that change out and 100 new dishes.

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Bacchanal Buffet
Caesars Palace

4. The Buffet at Bellagio

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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Buffet at Bellagio returns on Friday, July 16, with its live-action cooking stations and seating for 600. The buffet plans to reopen daily for brunch with an omelet station, traditional breakfast items, pasta, and pizza as well as eggs Benedict options, fried chicken and waffles, and a toast bar. Seafood options such as Alaskan king crab, poached shrimp, smoked salmon, and scallop ceviche return, as do Asian dishes such as Hong Kong barbecue buns and shrimp shu mai. The carving station comes back with marinated flank steak, rotisserie chicken, and St. Louis-style ribs. For desserts, a roster of fresh pastries and a personalized gelato stand.

The Buffet at Bellagio
The Buffet at Bellagio
MGM Resorts

5. Wicked Spoon

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Level 2, The Chelsea Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 893-2001
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Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopened on Thursday, March 25, with less common menu items such as bone marrow, squid ink pasta, and elote, plus an incredible gelato selection for dessert.

Wicked Spoon
Wicked Spoon
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

6. MGM Grand Buffet

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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

MGM Grand Buffet features breakfast, lunch, and a weekend brunch. Hot and cold stations offer dishes such as made-to-order omelets, buttermilk pancakes, breakfast sides, and pastries for breakfast, as well as pasta dishes, seafood, barbecue ribs, lasagna, salads, soups, and a dessert bar with cookies, doughnuts, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, and more for lunch.

MGM Grand Buffet
MGM Grand

7. The Buffet at Excalibur

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Excalibur Hotel and Casino, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Buffet at Excalibur at the castle-themed resort serves a weekday and weekend brunch at its six hot and cold stations covering American, Asian, Italian, and Latin dishes. Diners can pick up made-to-order omelets, rotisserie chicken, iced shellfish, smoked brisket, sushi, and beef birria, or head to the dessert station with bread pudding, crepes, doughnuts, cakes, frozen custard, and more.

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Excalibur Buffet
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

8. Garden Buffet

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9777 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 796-7111
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Off Strip, buffet lovers can head to South Point’s Garden Buffet, which returned to self-serve on June 1. Six live cooking stations offer Asian, Mexican, Italian, barbecue, Chinese, and seafood dishes, or customize your own creation at the Mongolian Grill. Breakfast brings eggs and omelets, a healthy breakfast bar, loco moco station, European breakfast counter, and bottomless bloody Marys. Lunch includes a soup and salad bar, Mongolian grill, lunch time carving station, seafood, barbecue, a dessert station, and Chinese, Mexican, and Italian fare. Prime rib dinners Sunday through Thursday, and Saturday, a seafood night on Fridays, and a prime rib and Champagne brunch on Saturday and Sunday round out the buffet.

Garden Buffet
Garden Buffet
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1. Circus Buffet

S Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Circus Buffet at Circus Circus reopened on Saturday, May 29. Build-your-own omelets return for breakfast while the buffet’s fried chicken arrives just in time for dinner.

S Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. The Buffet at Wynn

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Buffet at Wynn
Buffet at Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas

Perhaps the prettiest buffet in Las Vegas features 16 live-action cooking stations with rotisserie grilled steakhouse cuts, coast-to-coast seafood, a new eggs Benedict station, refreshed entrance, and stations serving individually plated dishes. New to the Buffet at Wynn, a revamped entrance with eight live royal palms imported from south Florida. Also new, executive chef Jason Duarte, who updated the menu that still features many fan favorites along with new recipes for brunch.

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. Bacchanal Buffet

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A dining room scene with light and airy colors
Bacchanal Buffet
Caesars Palace

The 25,000-square-foot, 600-seat Bacchanal Buffet reopened with throngs of crowds waiting to explore the nine open, interactive kitchens, with many dishes already individually prepared, shared, or plated in real-time by staff from behind the counters. The buffet, the largest in Las Vegas, underwent a $2.4 million makeover, and introduced roaming carts that change out and 100 new dishes.

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. The Buffet at Bellagio

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Buffet at Bellagio
The Buffet at Bellagio
MGM Resorts

The Buffet at Bellagio returns on Friday, July 16, with its live-action cooking stations and seating for 600. The buffet plans to reopen daily for brunch with an omelet station, traditional breakfast items, pasta, and pizza as well as eggs Benedict options, fried chicken and waffles, and a toast bar. Seafood options such as Alaskan king crab, poached shrimp, smoked salmon, and scallop ceviche return, as do Asian dishes such as Hong Kong barbecue buns and shrimp shu mai. The carving station comes back with marinated flank steak, rotisserie chicken, and St. Louis-style ribs. For desserts, a roster of fresh pastries and a personalized gelato stand.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Wicked Spoon

Level 2, The Chelsea Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Wicked Spoon
Wicked Spoon
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopened on Thursday, March 25, with less common menu items such as bone marrow, squid ink pasta, and elote, plus an incredible gelato selection for dessert.

Level 2, The Chelsea Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. MGM Grand Buffet

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
MGM Grand Buffet
MGM Grand

MGM Grand Buffet features breakfast, lunch, and a weekend brunch. Hot and cold stations offer dishes such as made-to-order omelets, buttermilk pancakes, breakfast sides, and pastries for breakfast, as well as pasta dishes, seafood, barbecue ribs, lasagna, salads, soups, and a dessert bar with cookies, doughnuts, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, and more for lunch.

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. The Buffet at Excalibur

Excalibur Hotel and Casino, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The exterior of a buffet
Excalibur Buffet
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

The Buffet at Excalibur at the castle-themed resort serves a weekday and weekend brunch at its six hot and cold stations covering American, Asian, Italian, and Latin dishes. Diners can pick up made-to-order omelets, rotisserie chicken, iced shellfish, smoked brisket, sushi, and beef birria, or head to the dessert station with bread pudding, crepes, doughnuts, cakes, frozen custard, and more.

Excalibur Hotel and Casino, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Garden Buffet

9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183
Garden Buffet
Garden Buffet
Garden Buffet/Facebook

Off Strip, buffet lovers can head to South Point’s Garden Buffet, which returned to self-serve on June 1. Six live cooking stations offer Asian, Mexican, Italian, barbecue, Chinese, and seafood dishes, or customize your own creation at the Mongolian Grill. Breakfast brings eggs and omelets, a healthy breakfast bar, loco moco station, European breakfast counter, and bottomless bloody Marys. Lunch includes a soup and salad bar, Mongolian grill, lunch time carving station, seafood, barbecue, a dessert station, and Chinese, Mexican, and Italian fare. Prime rib dinners Sunday through Thursday, and Saturday, a seafood night on Fridays, and a prime rib and Champagne brunch on Saturday and Sunday round out the buffet.

9777 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89183

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