With New Year’s Eve approaching and many people booking trips to Vegas, I decided to set aside this week for discussion of all things Las Vegas. Today’s theme: Best Vegas Buffets. In this post we’ll be discussing which buffets stand out and all the important info on each of those buffets.
(Literally) All-You-Can-Eat at Harrah’s
For $39.99 and up you can buy a pass to any of Harrah’s 7 selected Vegas buffets in a 24-hour period with their “Buffet of Buffets” day pass. You can stop in at the Lago Buffet at Caesars, the Flamingo Paradise Garden Buffet, Flavors at Harrah’s, Emperor’s Buffet at Imperial Palace, Le Village Buffet at Paris, Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood and Rio’s Carnival World Buffet. The catch- these buffets usually run around $25 but if you buy this pass, you can eat at any and all of these buffets in the 24 hours your pass is valid. Buffets are open from 7 AM to 10 PM. If your goal is to eat as much as possible, you can’t go wrong with Harrah’s. Tip: Get your pass in time for a late dinner on Day 1. Eat breakfast, lunch and an early dinner before your 24 hours expire to maximize your pass.
The one on every list
I looked hard but it seemed nearly impossible to find a list of top Vegas buffets without The Bellagio’s Buffet on it. Like most buffets, you’ll find Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian foods on it. This buffet has seafood, duck, cornish game hens most nights and on weekends you’ll find Kobe beef and buffalo.
All you can eat (and drink)
Head just outside Vegas to the M Resort. Studio B was recently voted as a top buffet choice for Las Vegas locals. The buffet here includes coffee, beer and wine stations at no additional charge. $29.99 is the highest you’ll end up paying here, and only for one of the weekend seafood brunches or dinners. You’ll find the buffet full of steaks, crab legs, salmon, shrimp, paella, brick oven pizza and even gelato. Tip: Sign up for the iMagiine Rewards cards and save $5.95 off your buffet price.
(Seafood) Lovers Delight
The Village Seafood Buffet at Rio is another top pick. You’ll only find them open for dinner, quite possibly because of the effort it takes to create this massive seafood feast. You’ll find lobster and crab, shrimp in almost every form, oysters and mussels and sushi. All this seafood is prepared in methods seen around the world, like Baja fish tacos, shrimp tempura, cioppino and chowder.
Don’t forget brunch!
As part of the Harrah’s “Buffet of Buffets” Day Pass, you can and should try the Le Village Buffet at Paris for breakfast or brunch, depending on the day. Breakfast lasts 7 AM to 11 AM Monday through Saturday while a champagne brunch is held 11 AM to 3:30 PM Saturday and Sunday. Often described as “Disney-esque”, this buffet uses French theming to create a wonderful setting. The food is grouped according to French region so make sure you head to Brittany for made-to-order crepes and Burgundy for carved meats. You’ll find traditional breakfast foods like bacon and sausage but also foods from the French Riviera, like stuffed grape leaves. Tip: The Nutella Crepe can’t be missed!