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Famous Las Vegas Buffets
Las Vegas just wouldn't be the same without its buffets. In a land of excess and indulgence, the buffet stands as each casino or resort's lighthouse beacon, drawing in the town's hungry at nearly all hours of the day. As anyone who has emerged at 8 a.m. from a blackjack bender can attest to, nothing recharges your batteries like unlimited omelets or snow crab legs - whatever you want, whenever you want.
General Vegas Buffet Information
However, Las Vegas buffets are not all about quantity. Gone are the free or $2.95 food lines, and in their stead reside nicely decorated restaurants with practically unlimited cuisine options and quality that rivals that of the city's fine dining locations.
Most of the eateries included in this list have very similar rules of operation. Nearly all of them are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with staggered price points for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner periods. They encourage casual dress and are appropriate for the entire family with reduced prices and sometimes free meal for children. Of course, not every eatery is the same, so here is a selection of the best Las Vegas buffets:
The Buffet at Bellagio Resort and Casino
The Buffet at the Bellagio Resort & Casino offers the high-end luxury you expect from the Bellagio brand. It is best known for its delicious selection of meats. It serves succulent prime rib every night and offers other tasty selections like Kobe beef and ostrich. This smorgasbord is particularly crowded and popular, so try to come at slightly off-peak dining hours. And here's another hot tip: arrive toward the end of the lunch session to sample the mid-day fare, and before too long the dinner selections will start to appear. Lunchtime prices for dinner - who can argue with that kind of deal?
MORE Buffet at Luxor
MORE Buffet at Luxor lives up to its name. It features a homemade pizza station for the kids, as well as a thirty-foot long salad bar and dessert station with sugar-free choices for the health-conscious. If you like what you see at MORE, you'll be happy to find out that you can purchase All You Can Eat All Day Passes for around $30 each, letting you eat there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a flat rate. Patrons may also purchase access to unlimited wine and draft beer for an additional $10 a day.
Circus Buffet at Circus Circus
Taking the All You Can Eat concept a step further, Circus Buffet at Circus Circus offers all-day passes for only $25. It also has lower prices for individual meals than other places of comparable quality, making it a good buffet to try out during your stay in Las Vegas. With all of the favorites, including a salad bar, carving station, and fried shrimp, this is an especially safe bet for budget-conscious parents with picky eaters.
The Golden Nugget Buffet
If you find yourself off the Strip, or you'd just like a taste of Old Vegas, stop by the Buffet at Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. Dinner is less than $20, and you can add seafood for just a few dollars more. After dinner, head down the block to the Fremont Street Experience to see a spectacular light show that starts at 7 p.m. and plays hourly until midnight.
The Bistro Buffet at Palms Casino Resort
Lastly, the Bistro Buffet at the Palms Casino Resort offers a slight change of pace, thanks to its newly designed interior. Open and warmly lit, it resembles an upscale food court, and offers unique food choices like Lebanese-style chicken and made-to-order English trifle. Bistro is famous for its breakfast specialty: deep-dish bacon and apple pancakes. We're sure people have consumed "worse" things in Las Vegas. Don't worry - we won't tell.