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Las Vegas' 10 best buffets: a great value but not necessarily cheap



The Las Vegas buffet experience has undergone some serious changes in recent years. Once an inexpensive, all-you-can-eat option, today’s Las Vegas buffet is more upscale. Emphasizing quality over quantity, buffets in Las Vegas might not always be cheap, but they still offer a great value. Where else can you fill up for one price with multiple plates of crab legs, prime rib and sushi, as well as a host of other offerings?

Single serving sizes have become a thing these days at most Vegas buffets, along with stations devoted to healthier dishes, live action cooking, dishes cooked to order and beverage packages for wine, beer and other adult beverages. Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Studio B at the M offer high-end dishes, seafood and international dishes, plus Wicked Spoon offers a bottomless beverage option and Studio B includes some servings of wine, beer, espresso and cappuccino with your meal.

While buffets aren’t necessarily a low-cost option, there are still some solid buffet deals off the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. Breakfast is generally the least expensive meal of the day, regardless of which buffet you choose. At Main Street Station’s Garden Court Buffet, if you sign up for a player’s card you can get breakfast for less than $10.

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Garden Court Buffet
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At one time, Las Vegas was once called the "Buffet Capital of the World." The city's culinary style has evolved, but there are still plenty of all-you-can-eat spreads even though buffets aren't always the inexpensive option they once were. Main Street Station's buffet is still affordable, and it's loaded with the wide variety of dishes you expect to find at a buffet, including some Hawaiian selections. Located just off Fremont Street, this buffet has been known as one of Downtown's best buffets for years. Diners have plenty to choose from, and the limitless portions are a great idea if you're trying to fill up big eaters. With the wide selection of dishes, everyone is sure to find something they like.

Recommended for Buffet because: The Garden Court Buffet is known for its variety of dishes and budget-friendly prices.

Terrisa's expert tip: Signing up for a player's card will get you a discount on the already inexpensive prices at Garden Court. Breakfast is $9.99 and dinner is $10.99.

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The Palace Station recently underwent a property-wide refresh, and that included the buffet. Station Casinos, which are primarily locals-focused properties, offers a Feast Buffet at many of its hotels and it's a universally popular buffet. The newly renovated Feast Buffet at Palace Station shows off all of this buffet's best qualities: a wide array of cuisines, a carving station, yummy desserts and a bargain price. Look for Italian, Asian and American dishes, in addition to a station for healthy dishes and, alternatively, desserts. While you won't find anything exotic here, you will find a solid selection of dishes for a great price.

Recommended for Buffet because: The freshly remodeled Feast Buffet at Palace Station offers a great selection of dishes at a wallet-friendly price.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Feast Buffet offers special menus for most holidays, from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. If you're stopping by on any holiday, you'll likely get to enjoy one of their holiday menus.

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For a wide variety of food, it's hard to beat a buffet. The numerous types of food available at the Aria's buffet include gluten-free pizza and pasta, as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood and salads. Let the server know you're looking for gluten-free (or vegan, or dairy-free) dishes and they'll be happy to help you, or the chef may even come and show you what's available. Aria's buffet offers a tempting array of dishes that will suit guests regardless of what kind of foods they're looking for. The Buffet at Aria won't be the cheapest buffet you'll find, but the quality of food is worth the cost. Breakfast, brunch, and dinner are served Monday through Friday, brunch is offered on the weekends, and a gourmet dinner is served Friday through Sunday.

Recommended for Buffet because: The Buffet at Aria offers a range of dishes including Asian, Italian and Mediterranean but is best-known for its seafood.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Buffet at Aria offers assorted crab legs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily in addition to several other seafood choices like sushi and poke.

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Every Sunday BLT Steak transforms itself into the Sterling Brunch, an opulent and expensive brunch buffet of legendary status. An aura of old-fashioned exclusivity gives the Sterling Brunch an atmosphere that's great for special events and holidays like Mother's Day. This is definitely not a bargain-buy buffet. At $100+ per person, it's a splurge. You get a full array of upscale food choices for that price: caviar, lobster, sushi, oysters and filet, for instance. Bring a big appetite to take advantage of indulgent dishes like truffle mashed potatoes, banana bread pudding French toast and charcuterie. In addition to the traditional buffet line, you can also place an order with your server for items like lobster bisque, eggs Benedict, Caesar Salad and a chopped vegetable salad.

Recommended for Buffet because: The lavish Sterling Brunch is the grand-daddy of Las Vegas luxury buffets with its Sunday-only service.

Terrisa's expert tip: Make your reservations as far in advance as you can since they can be tough to acquire. Since this popular brunch buffet is offered only on Sunday, tables go quickly.

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The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
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Not your typical buffet by any means, The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas truly serves up an elegant all-you-can-eat dining experience. Open for brunch and dinner daily, it features 15 live action cooking stations offering an array of hot and cold dishes. Hungry diners can choose from a wide range of dishes, including Asian and Italian cuisines, meats at the carving station or prepared on a grill, hot and cold seafood, ceviche, wood-stone oven fired pizzas and a crepe station for Friday and Saturday dinner service. Don't miss the sweet patisserie, featuring warm pastries, chocolate fountain dipped delicacies and an array of tasty cakes and other creations made daily by the buffet's pastry chefs.

Recommended for Buffet because: With a range of dishes that includes an abundance of upscale options, The Buffet at Wynn is one of the Strip's best buffets.

Terrisa's expert tip: Every Friday and Saturday guests can enjoy a seafood spectacular, featuring steamed Alaskan snow crab legs, oysters on the half shell, Prince Edward Island mussels and other selections.

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Bacchanal Buffet
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Often hailed as one of Las Vegas' best buffets, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace boasts more than 500 items for guests to choose from daily. Open for breakfast, brunch and dinner daily, a team of specialized chefs oversees the preparation of the majority of the food in front of diners. There are nine different open kitchens available: Mexican, Italian, Japanese, American, Seafood, Chinese, Pizza, Deli and Dessert. Each offers their own plated, made-to-order and mini-dishes. Bacchanal Buffet features an impressive carving station with prime rib, brisket, rotisserie chicken and several other succulent items. Since the popular Bacchanal Buffet serves over 3,000 people every day, be sure to take advantage of the interactive check-in kiosks to avoid long lines.

Recommended for Buffet because: The Bacchanal Buffet sets a high bar for luxury buffets in Las Vegas, featuring dishes like crab legs, lamb and hand-made dim sum.

Terrisa's expert tip: The #LikeACaesar reservation gives you a VIP package that includes a dedicated reservation time, buffet admission, an all-you-can drink deal and a seafood tower for $98 per person.

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The Buffet at Bellagio
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The Buffet at Bellagio offers a gourmet, all-you-can-eat dining experience with selections not normally associated with a buffet. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch, guests can revel in a variety of dishes from Italy, China and Japan as well as fresh seafood and traditional American delights. Live-action cooking stations offer meals made-to-order, or for a truly unique dining experience, guests can experience the city's first Chef's Table within a buffet. Ideal for special events or large family gatherings, the experience is available nightly for dinner with advance reservation and includes a team of skilled chefs who pamper guests from beginning to end, preparing an assortment of fine culinary dishes tableside.

Recommended for Buffet because: The Buffet at Bellagio features a host of upscale selections, like crab legs, prime rib and lamb.

Terrisa's expert tip: The Buffet at Bellagio is by no means a cheap meal, but it does offer a great value if you'd like to enjoy a wide range of high quality dishes. The least expensive meal is breakfast at $26.99 and dinner is $41.99.

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Studio B
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A favorite buffet with Las Vegas locals, Studio B buffet at M Resort boasts more than 300 dishes for lunch and dinner daily. The selection size is impressive, and meals include beer, wine, espresso and cappuccino. Quality here is on par with anything found on the Strip. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Studio B offers a seafood buffet, and a prime rib brunch is offered on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sundays, the Rise and Dine Buffet offers breakfast plus adult beverages from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Studio B offers three carving stations, dim sum, a vegan station, build-your-own taco bar and pho. No matter what meal you stop in for, remember to save room for dessert since Studio B's pastries are made in house.

Recommended for Buffet because: Studio B features a large selection of great dishes and includes beer and wine with their meals.

Terrisa's expert tip: During Studio B's Sunday breakfast, guests can enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary bar, Champagne and mimosas, in addition to beer and wine, which are always included with Studio B's meals.

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Wicked Spoon
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With its trailblazing small-plates approach, Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas truly revolutionized the Las Vegas buffet when it opened in 2010. While other buffets in town have since adopted the individual plates concept for their fare, Wicked Spoon still remains one of the city's most innovative buffets. Open for brunch and dinner seven days a week, Wicked Spoon boats a multi-ethnic spread of top-quality dishes in a sleek, sophisticated setting. In addition to frequently changing specialty stations serving seafood, meats, and other selections, look for the dessert station featuring 18 different flavors of gelato and sorbet. Wicked Spoon also offers a happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring select beers and cocktails for $5.

Recommended for Buffet because: Wicked Spoon puts an emphasis on quality, with a wide range of upscale offerings in individual serving sizes.

Terrisa's expert tip: Wicked Spoon accepts reservations for parties of two to seven people on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The restaurant takes reservations for group of eight or more for any day of the week.

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The new buffet at the Palms has been attracting a lot of attention with its mouth-watering selection of food. Upping the buffet game, A.Y.C.E. (for All You Can Eat) doesn't offer the standard Mexican, Asian or Italian stations. Instead, they have The Greenery (greens of all kind), The Hearth (brick oven casseroles, pizzas and other dishes), The Roastery (international fare like Moroccan lamb, dim sum, bao buns and so on), World Pan (more international food), Smoke & Fire (proteins galore--bourbon glazed ham, barbecue ribs, hot links and a smoked Brisket Benedict, among other choices), Revival (freshly pressed juices, vegan dishes, wellness-focused dishes) and Sweet & Light (dessert, of course). Each station is loaded with selections focused on fresh, innovative dishes. Prices are an absolute steal here, with a full-price dinner going for $21.99.

Recommended for Buffet because: The high-quality dishes and inventive offerings at A.Y.C.E. make it a stand-out in Las Vegas buffets.

Terrisa's expert tip: To get the best price at the buffet, sign up for the players card. You'll get a discount on the buffet, and if you're gambling you'll earn points that will earn you additional deals at places throughout the Palms.

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Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She's watched Las Vegas grow and change over the years, especially the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip. She still enjoys hanging...  More About Terrisa

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