There are few things more quintessentially Las Vegas than a buffet. Buffets aren’t the same as they were when I was young; in those days, you could eat like a king for less than 20 dollars morning, noon, or night. Even though the days of free parking and dirt-cheap buffets are a thing of the past, here are five of the most popular buffets around Las Vegas:
Treasure Island Buffet
The buffet at Treasure Island has long been a favorite of mine, mostly because it’s one of the few I’ve ever seen that had a cotton candy machine. It’s been closed recently due to some overhauls, but it is due to reopen this month. The buffet keeps a wide range of options available to its patrons – on any given day, you can get anything from sushi rolls to prime rib. Treasure Island includes a 2 for 1 entry to the buffet in its promotional deals, so if you decide to stay at Treasure Island, look into that before you go.
Red Rock Buffet
If you find yourself near or at Red Rock, consider checking out the Red Rock Buffet. It’s got a host of choices, from American, sushi, Italian to BBQ. I especially like the salad bar here, which is one thing I find lacking sometimes in other buffets. The prices are decent, which is nice especially if you’re traveling with a large group or kids. Red Rock is within walking distance of City National Arena, so if you’re looking to check out the Vegas Golden Knights practice, or stop inside the Arsenal.
The Wynn Buffet is just as much a feast for your eyes as it is your stomach. Set against an opulent backdrop, the Wynn Buffet provides its guests dishes from around the world, including 15 live cooking station. Guests can also utilize one of the hotel’s combination dinner and show package; packages include entry to any one of the shows on their property, including Le Reve, The Moody Blues and Diana Ross.
For buffet dining in style, check out the Wicked Spoon. The Wicked Spoon is located inside the Cosmopolitan, on the second level of the hotel. It’s around the corner from the pool/ice rink inside the Chelsea Tower. The small plates are what sets this buffet apart from its counterparts, but the dessert bar is the stand-out area of Wicked Spoon. The prices are comparable to other Strip buffets, but since the Cosmopolitan has quickly become one of the most popular hotels on the Strip, so the price is to be expected.
Garden Court Buffet
The Garden Court Buffet is an oldy but a goody. Located inside Main Street Station, one of the few original hotel/casinos left in downtown Las Vegas, the Garden Court is a good place to visit after visiting the Fremont Street Experience, or stopping in at the Mob Museum. Their choices are a little more limited than other places mentioned on this list, but the prices (8.99 for breakfast, 12.99 for dinner) are unbeatable.