Food and drink
Katie Sagal

Top 5 Buffets in Las Vegas

Food, food, and more food. If you didn’t know it already, that’s what Las Vegas is all about (I mean, in addition to the other obvious appeals). I’m talking about the buffets—no Las Vegas vacation is complete without one. Vegas is home to some of the best buffets in the country. People flock from all over to sample the cuisine served up in these celebrated restaurants, which are often located in hotels. At many places, you can try food from all over the world in one meal! And although most buffets have American classics like pizza and ribs, you’ll also find gourmet menus. So whether you’re an adventurous foodie or the burger and fries type, there’s something you’ll love. Choosing the top 5 buffets in Las Vegas is tough, but these 5 represent a variety of styles and are constantly ranked highest among patrons. Just remember, don’t fill up one thing—you’ll want to try small samples of everything...and still save room for dessert! If you're looking to explore Las Vegas a little more in addition to sampling their fine (and not so fine) cuisine, pick up a Los Angeles Explorer Pass® to save up to 55% on gate admission prices. Or, choose two or more attractions and save 20%.

The Buffet at Bellagio

Who could resist that?
Possibly the most well-known buffet in Vegas, The Buffet at the Bellagio Resort & Casino serves top-of-the-line cuisine. Bellagio is best known for its gourmet fare and seafood, but they have other stuff, too. The array of foods ranges from choices like Chinese dim sum to foie gras to crab legs to pizza fresh out of the wood-fired oven. The atmosphere is classy, with opulent chandeliers and elegant artwork adorning the dining area. Of course, Bellagio serves dessert, too, but it’s certainly not the highlight of the buffet (most people agree they look better than they taste). But chances are you’ll be pretty full from dinner.

Carnival World Buffet

How can you choose just one?
The Carnival World Buffet at Rio Las Vegas is especially known for 2 things: a kid-friendly menu and absolutely fabulous desserts. The Carnival is probably the best choice if you’re with children because kids will find all their favorites like mac and cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, and make-your-own milkshakes. However, adults won’t be disappointed, either! The international selection is endless—you can choose from Thai, Chinese, Brazilian, Mexican, Italian, or Vietnamese dishes, and many of them are cooked up right in front of you. The real treat comes last: the dessert course. The Carnival World Buffet has more than 70 varieties of pies and pastries, cakes, and cookies, and a gelato bar!

Le Village Buffet/Paris

With such a charming setting, how can you go wrong?
For a unique dining experience, head to this little slice of Paris. Instead of international cuisine, Le Village Buffet serves up only French fare, with a Vegas twist. The cooking stations are themed to the regions of France, and the dining room is styled like a French village. You’ll enjoy quaint cobblestone walkways, old-fashioned lamp posts, and soft lighting—a rarity in the buffet world—all under a ceiling painted to resemble a blue sky. The menu features options like fruit-filled crepes, seafood or sausage kabobs, prepared duck, quiche, and of course a huge array of cheeses. The dessert station is fantastic, too. The Bananas Foster is a favorite among patrons, as well as the crème brulee and flan.

Spice Market Buffet

You'll find a dazzling array of choices at this buffet!
This worldly buffet is found inside Planet Hollywood and features a huge selection of high-quality international options. They have an especially notable Mexican station, as well as delicious Middle Eastern specialties (a rarity in Buffetland). Other stations include Asian, Italian and Seafood. Spice Market has a straightforward layout that is easy to navigate through—great for hungry buffet-goers trying to maneuver their way to their favorite stations. You’ll also find large plasma TV’s on the walls for viewing sports games or watching music videos. Another plus is the delicious dessert section. They have apples, strawberries, bananas foster, crepes, ice cream, and even cotton candy! Go to Spice Market for a traditional, yet delicious buffet experience.

Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station

Such a grand atmosphere!
The Garden Court Buffet is the definite choice for those on a budget, offering a dinner price nearly half the cost of most other Vegas buffets. It’s popular among locals, making for a comfortable environment in a spacious dining room decked out in Victorian décor. Favorites served every day include Mexican, Southwestern, and Asian cuisine, along with pizza and rotisserie chicken. The Garden Court also has specialty days, including T-Bone Tuesday, Seafood Fridays, and a champagne brunch on the weekends. The consensus among patrons is that this place is definitely worth the value—good food, good price, no lines. Remember, if you want to enjoy a few Las Vegas attractions in between delicious meals, the Las Vegas Explorer Pass® can save you up to 55%!
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