Best Las Vegas Buffets

by Vegas Getaways on January 6, 2011

Every hotel worth it’s salt has a buffet and the competition to be the best is red hot. Here is our breakdown of the Top 10 Buffets in Vegas.

1. M Resort: Studio B

The globe-trotting spread at M Resort tops our list of best buffets in the Las Vegas Valley. Studio B, as it is curiously called, is a sprawling parade of well-made dishes with too many strengths to mention. On the day of our visit, the carving station had more than a few of our favorite meats, plus a few surprises, like wood-grilled salmon and hand-carved pork belly (gourmet bacon!).The quality alone is worth the trip to the valley’s southern edge.

2. The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas

If price is no object and you want to eat on The Strip, this is possibly the best buffet in town. Expect dishes you know and love to be scaled up and done with a twist, making you wonder what the heck you had been eating before discovering The Buffet. The Wynn’s reputation as a fine-dining mecca is well-deserved, and The Buffet is no exception.

3. Bellagio Buffet

The reputation of the Bellagio buffet precedes it. Big flavors, big raves, big wait times. This one, a mainstay of the Vegas food scene for years, falls into the high-end, gourmet category of buffets. On the night we attended — granted it was a special holiday buffet — the offerings included foie gras, Kobe beef and quail.


4. Sterling Bruch at Bally’s (Sundays Only)

A Sunday morning brunch buffet at Ballys. Broiled lobster, cavier, crab claws and bottomless champagne. It’s fancy schmancy and then some, with a price tag to match. Impeccable service and top notch food.

5. Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan

The new kid on the block does not disappoint with a large mix of familiar staples in addition to imaginative and seasonal dishes. The food is top quality. Eat to your hearts content!

6. Spice Market at Planet Hollywood

A smorgasbord of world flavors, the Planet Ho’s Spice Market buffet is a great choice for the culinary adventurer. Sure, it has shaved prime rib and peas and carrots and all those other traditional buffet dishes, but the Planet Ho chefs aren’t content to stop there. Falafel, hummus, tabboulleh and kefta from the Middle East, and tandoori chicken, naan and chicken makhani from India are just a few of the ever-changing ethnic specialties you might find here. If that isn‘t enough, desert crepes made to order complete the experience.

7. Cravings at Mirage

This upscale buffet packs a culinary punch at a reasonable price. After its most recent remodeling, it opened with lavish interiors that created a new buffet “experience,” complete with live-action cooking stations and food presented in smaller quantities, refreshed more frequently. This is the buffet that pioneered the “world tour” concept with dishes from all the major ethic cuisines, including Mexican, Japanese, Italian and on and on. Really, you can’t go wrong with this Strip mainstay.

8. The Feast at Green Valley Ranch

It won’t wow you with culinary flair and derring-do, but it consistently delivers in terms of quality and quantity. A lot of people seem to like the live-action cooking station where you can toss all your favorite Asian ingredients into a bowl, tell the cook which meat you’d like, and watch him or her make it for you on the spot.

9. Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station

Easy on the eyes, easy on the wallet. This food destination is part dining room, part light show, with ornate wrought-iron and more lamps than sense and budget might dictate. In short, it’s eye candy that you wouldn’t expect to find in a buffet room — particularly not one serving dinner for as little as $10.99. Mostly, the food is just above average, but there are some standouts.

10. Village Seafood Buffet at The Rio

This Seven Seas spread is a solid option for Seafood lovers. If you don’t like Seafood head to the Carnival World Buffet, also in the Rio, which has been loved for years by guests and critics alike.

Disagree with our list? Be sure to leave a comment and tell us which Buffet you think belongs on our list of Best Las Vegas Buffets.

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