No city in the world does over-the-top quite like Vegas, from the lights to the fountains to the food. The wide variety of restaurants littering Las Vegas includes a selection of buffets to make your mouth water. Before you go, first realize that today's buffets at hotels and casinos on The Strip are not the boring heat-lamp bars of yesteryear. Today some of the best Vegas buffets will offer seasonal dishes prepared tableside, unlimited drink options and maybe a taste of the world's finest caviar (unlimited servings, of course). So, where to buffet in Vegas? These options don't disappoint:
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
This Las Vegas feast is truly fit for a Roman god. Nine serving stations are presented creatively and offer everything from prime rib and crab legs to watermelon and feta salad, prosciutto and high-grade sashimi. Be forewarned, you’ll need more than one trip to fully do this buffet justice. Lines are long, so be prepared.
Care for your crab legs (which are about the length of your forearm) cracked open for you? That’s just one of the thoughtful touches at this Vegas buffet, which has been delighting foodies for years. During gourmet dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, all-you-can-eat caviar is offered.
The Buffet at Excalibur
A stunning new update has taken this longtime buffet quite a few notches up the food chain—it's so chic and polished you may not even recognize it. A bountiful selection of small-batch comfort dishes abound here, and six food stations serve up delicious cultural cuisines. Friday and Saturday are seafood nights.
Carnival World Buffet at Rio
Long a Las Vegas standard, this buffet is one of Vegas’ largest and most popular spreads, not only due to its vast selection of choices (there are 12 different food stations with cuisines from around the world), but also its freshness and quality. All items are made from scratch in the Rio’s own pasta shop, bakery and charcuterie; the buffet employs more than 100 cooks. The property recently combined this buffet with the seafood-lover's Village Seafood Buffet; diners can add this option for an additional price (it's well worth it). Come ravenous.
Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas
A Las Vegas standby offers the most made-to-order items in its quaint re-creation of a French Village; meals are prepared to order to ensure freshness and quality. meals prepared are indigenous to the country’s provinces, and the architecture of the region is used in its architecture.
MORE: The Buffet at Luxor
Find it hard to eat salads at the buffet, what with all the other goodies available? Not at this Luxor buffet—the choices are delicious. You’ll also want to make your way over to the omelet station and check out the great drink options (you serve yourself). In addition, MORE offers one of the best selections of tasty sugar-free desserts in town.
Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood
This buffet, long voted by visitors as the best in Vegas, offers everything from Mediterranean selections to hearty Chinese soups to sushi. Its shining glory, however, is its dessert station, at which not only can you order fresh-made crepes and choose from a vast selection of pastries and gelato, but bring back childhood with a stick of fluffy cotton candy.
Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan
This true gourmand experience offers multi-cultural cuisine served up tapas-style in individual portions. The clean, spacious food hall offers touches not normally seen in Las Vegas buffets, such as tableside preparations of signature cocktails and candlelight dinners.
One of the heaviest hitters when it comes to food quality, the cuisine is seemingly flawless in this enchanted room, a bright and cheerful atrium that at first look doesn’t appear to be a buffet. Further making it stand out are food choices such as ceviche and lettuce wraps.