Island Buffet at Peppermill Reno named Nevada's best buffet!

Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille at Atlantis Reno takes second place

While the buffet wasn't invented in Nevada – it has its roots in France and Sweden who later brought the concept to the U.S. during the 1939 World's Fair in the form of a "smorgasbord" – the casinos of the Silver State certainly perfected the art of all-you-can-eat. El Rancho Vegas, the first resort on The Strip, was also the first to offer their guests a buffet; the Buckaroo Buffet began as a rather simple assortment of cold cuts and a few hot dishes designed to keep late night gamblers happy but would go on to launch a now ubiquitous dining concept.

  • The Buffet at Wynn
    Las Vegas

    The Buffet at Wynn in Las Vegas boasts an impressive 15 live-action cooking stations, whipping up everything from steakhouse meats to fresh seafood – 120 dishes in total. Save room for dessert, as the patisserie offers warm pastries, cakes and confections complete with a chocolate fountain.
    Photo courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

  • Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan
    Las Vegas

    Open daily for brunch and dinner, Wicked Spoon specializes in imaginative seasonal dishes made from ingredients and flavors from around the globe. The dessert buffet ranks among the best in Las Vegas. Thirsty dinners can add on bottomless mimosas, champagne, wine, beer and Bloody Marys.
    Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  • Studio B Buffet at M Resort
    Henderson

    The extensive Studio B buffet at the M Resort has it all – appetizers to patisserie desserts. Diners enjoy unlimited beer and wine while dining. If the regular lunch and dinner buffets aren’t enough, Studio B hosts a champagne breakfast on Sundays, prime rib brunch on Fridays and seafood buffets over the weekends.
    Photo courtesy of kennejima / Flickr

  • Rum Jungle Buffet at Casino Fandango
    Carson City

    Enjoying a meal at the Rum Jungle Buffet at Casino Fandango in Carson City, Nevada’s capital, means feasting on more than 140 house-made dishes. Diners can visit five live-action chef stations, a huge salad bar and a dessert island. Bubbly comes along with the Champagne Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Photo courtesy of Casino Fandango

  • The Buffet at Bellagio
    Las Vegas

    Flavors from around the globe come together at The Buffet at Bellagio through live-action cooking stations, salad bars and decadent desserts. During the Friday and Saturday evening buffets, diners can feast on caviars from around the world, freshly rolled sushi and house-made blinis. An unlimited drink option adds bottomless sparkling wine, beer, margaritas or Bloody Marys to the mix.
    Photo courtesy of Bellagio

  • The Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch
    Henderson

    The Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch is a foodie paradise with something for every taste, including a Mongolian grill station and gourmet burgers cooked to order. Friday nights bring seafood to the buffet, while Saturday is prime rib and shrimp night. For dessert, don’t miss the ice cream shop-style sundae bar.
    Photo courtesy of Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa

  • The Buffet at Eldorado Reno
    Reno

    Diners at The Buffet at Eldorado Reno sink their teeth into fresh, flavorful food prepared at live-action chef stations and even an exhibition kitchen. Offerings run the gamut for buffet staples like soups and salads to hand-carved meats and authentic hot entrees from around the globe. In addition to a dessert station, the buffet features more than a dozen flavors of gelato made fresh each day.
    Photo courtesy of Eldorado Reno Hotel & Casino

  • Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
    Las Vegas

    Diners at the decadent Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas have their choice of nearly 500 dishes from nine unique kitchen areas – everything from smoked wagyu beef and chilled crab legs to red velvet pancakes and baked-to-order soufflés. The brunch buffet features unlimited mimosas.
    Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace

  • Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille at Atlantis Reno
    Reno

    At Toucan Charlie’s  at Atlantis Reno, over half a dozen live-action chef stations cook up pho, seafood, Southwest specialties, charcuterie and even made-to-order salads. The decadent Dessert Island is loaded with sweet treats, including nine flavors of housemade gelato and cotton candy.
    Photo courtesy of Atlantis Reno

  • Island Buffet at Peppermill Reno
    Reno

    Bring your appetite! This tropical-themed Reno buffet at Peppermill Reno has a little bit of everything, including hand-carved meats, several made-to-order specialties, Asian and Southwestern hot entrees and a pretty sweet dessert bar to round out the offerings.
    Photo courtesy of Peppermill Resort Hotel

If you think the best Nevada buffet is in Las Vegas, think again! According to 10Best readers, Reno is in fact the best destination for all-you-can-eat with three of the top five finishers. 

The top 10 winners in the category Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Nevada are as follows:

  1. Island Buffet at Peppermill Reno
  2. Toucan Charlie's Buffet & Grille at Atlantis Reno
  3. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas
  4. The Buffet at Eldorado Reno
  5. The Feast Buffet at Green Valley RanchHenderson
  6. The Buffet at Bellagio - Las Vegas
  7. Rum Jungle Buffet at Casino Fandango - Carson City
  8. Studio B Buffet at M Resort - Henderson
  9. Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas
  10. The Buffet at Wynn - Las Vegas

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. 

Congratulations to all these winning restaurants!

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