When you go to Las Vegas, Nevada, the hotels and casinos would much rather you spend all your money in the casinos; that's why you can find food and accommodations that are very affordable. (And even places to get Thanksgiving dinner!) If you're on a budget, hotel buffets are some of the best deals in terms of quantity, although, quality usually can sometimes suffer. You can find pricier buffets, and those usually step up the quality with more gourmet options.
Best Buffet Deal on the Strip
Possibly the best buffet deal on the Las Vegas strip is at the Excalibur and Luxor. They each offer an all-day pass that includes the buffet at Excalibur as well as the buffet at Luxor Las Vegas for one price from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. These two resorts are connected by a walkway so if you are staying at either of them or at Mandalay Bay, you never have to walk outside to go between the two buffets.
Cost Saving Tip
Breakfast in Las Vegas is typically the best-priced buffet. If you consider the cost of coffee and a pastry at most overpriced coffee shops, you might be better off sitting down for a bigger meal. Starbucks coffee shops are in abundance in Las Vegas, but when you do the math, you'll see that a cheap buffet breakfast is still better priced than just coffee.
Excalibur and Luxor
The buffets at Excalibur and Luxor offer endless variety for whatever you crave. Feast on cuisine from around the world. Finish off with a treat from the interactive dessert station. The best deal on the strip, the "All-Day Pass" allows you to come and go as you like for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. During the week, this pass is $40 for adults, $27 for children. Friday and Saturdays, the adult pass goes up to $45.
If you do not want the all-day buffet pass at the Excalibur or Luxor, you can choose your buffet based on your desired meal time.
For adults, breakfast and lunch at the Excalibur will run you $20 each during the week. On Saturday or Sunday, it's $23 for brunch (with unlimited mimosas or champagne). Dinner is $25 during the week and $28 on Saturday and Sundays. The children's prices are $7 cheaper than the adult price.
Also, there are all-you-can-drink special prices, $12 per person, if you plan on beer, wine, and certain cocktails with your meals.
Circus Circus offers a traditional Las Vegas buffet with all your favorites for brunch and dinner including a salad bar, carving station, American and international favorites, and decadent desserts. Kids under 4 always eat free with a paying adult.
There are two mealtimes: brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For brunch, adults cost $19 on the weekdays, $20 on the weekends, and kids are $12. For dinner, adults cost $21 on the weekdays, $22 on the weekends, and kids are $14.
Palms Casino Resort
The new A.Y.C.E (all you can eat) buffet has embraced gourmet dining offering quality preparation and cooking. This means that here you can eat well and not break the bank. Also, there is no break between mealtimes, which means, the restaurant is serving food around the clock from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Priced between $13 for breakfast and $22 for dinner with discounts for players club members, a Sunday brunch has also been added with bottomless mimosas.
The Golden Nugget buffet has live cooking stations serving up more than 100 delicious choices of Asian, Italian, and American cuisine. They have fresh fruits, salads, desserts, and a nice brunch spread.
For adults, breakfast costs $12, lunch is $13, and dinner is $20. Friday through Sunday, champagne brunch is $20 and dinner goes up to $22. There is reduced pricing for children aged 4 to 8, while children under 3 eat free.
With sweeping views of the tropical water garden and an ever-changing menu of diverse tastes, the Bayside Buffet offers something for everyone.
For adults, breakfast is $19, lunch is $22, and dinner is $33. For adults, breakfast is $13, lunch is $14, and dinner is $22. Brunch on Friday through Sunday is $26 for adults and $21 for children.
For dinner, you can add unlimited premium beer, draft beer, wine, and sparkling brut for $11.
The buffet at Bellagio offers live-action cooking stations where talented chefs bring together the freshest ingredients and the best dishes from around the world including Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and American cuisines plus a whole lot more.
For adults, Monday through Friday, breakfast is $25 and lunch is $28. Dinner, Monday through Thursday, is $39. Weekend brunch is $34 and dinner is $44. Children, 5 and under, eat free. Kids, 6 to 12, eat half-off.
There are additional options for a chef's table dining experience and brunch unlimited champagne.
AddressRio, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
At Rio’s Carnival World Buffet, you’ll discover and enjoy flavors from across the globe with 300 selections. From pizza to omelets to freshly carved meats, the buffet features live-action cooking that ensures freshness and top quality. For dessert, enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes, pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch. Local residents get an additional 25 percent off.
The buffet only serves dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekend champagne brunch. Monday through Thursday, dinner is $32. On the weekend, it's $35. Champagne brunch on the weekend is $27. Children eat for $15 per meal.
With 11 international cooking stations, a street of restaurants serving all-you-can-eat dishes, Mirage has the only buffet to offer 150 Coca-Cola flavors and unlimited beer and wine. The Cravings buffet satisfies even the biggest appetites and thirsts.
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m., breakfast is $16 for adults and $12 for children under 10. Midweek brunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at $21 for adults and $17 for kids. Dinner is served daily from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. priced at $31 for adults, $22 for children, and the weekend champagne brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at $26 for adults or $20 for the kids.
To save money, you can eat at the Mirage's Carnegie Deli instead of the buffet and you'll be treated to a giant pile of corned beef and pastrami for a better price. Also, the Pantry has a great breakfast for less than the cost of the buffet.
The buffet is closed for remodeling. It is not expected to reopen until August 7, 2018.
Prices prior to the remodeling were:
Breakfast for adults cost $21, Monday through Friday. Children ate for $10. Lunch for adults cost $25, children ate for $14. Dinner for adults cost $31, Monday through Friday. Children's dinner cost $17. Unlimited wine, beer, sparkling wine, mimosas, and bloody mary bar was $12.
On the weekends, champagne brunch was $28 for adults and $14 for children. Seafood dinner on the weekend was $33 for adults and $17 for children.
Harrah's Vegas buffet features live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, and all-you-can-eat crab legs. Dig into fresh cut prime rib with an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods, and mouth-watering desserts. Flavors offers worldwide cuisines including Brazilian barbecue churrasco, pizzas, Italian casseroles prepared in a wood-burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken, shrimp, crab legs, and tasty Asian selections such as hand rolled-sushi, maki rolls, and homemade wonton soup. For dessert, there is a gelato station with homemade sorbet, gelato, and ice cream.
Monday through Friday, breakfast is $21; lunch is $25; dinner is $31. On the weekend, seafood brunch is $28; dinner is $34. All you can drink champagne for brunch is an additional $7.
For better food quality and some exciting options, skip the buffet and go to the Mirage's Fulton Street Food Hall.
Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas is set in a French village setting. The buffet offers live-action stations and food cooked to order. Some of the special selections include truffle macaroni and cheese, prime rib, and snow crab legs. Love dessert? Then don’t leave without sampling a few macaroons along with the buffet’s highly acclaimed vanilla bean crème brulee.
An all-you-care-to-drink special includes draft Blue Moon or Miller Lite beer, house red and white wine, or bloody marys for $12.99.
Monday through Friday, prices for breakfast are $22 for adults; $13 for children; lunch is $31 for adults, $20 for children; dinner is $31 for adults and $18 for children.
On weekends, prices for breakfast are $24 for adults, $15 for kids; brunch is $31 for adults, $20 for kids; dinner is $31 for adults, $20 for kids.
The MGM Grand's champagne brunch offers endless beer and wine with prime rib and crab legs.
Prices Monday through Thursday are $18 for adults, $13 for kids for early bird breakfast; $22 for adults, $15 for kids for brunch; and $33 for adults, $20 for kids (including draft beer and house wine).
Prices on the weekends are $30 for adults, $17 for kids for weekend brunch including champagne and mimosas; $40 for adults, $22 for kids for dinner including draft beer and house wine.
The surf and turf dinner buffet including slow-roasted prime rib, crab legs, and peel-and-eat shrimp is offered Friday and Saturday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Breakfast selections include Southern and Mexican influenced dishes, as well as a made-to-order omelet station. For those with a sweet tooth, fresh waffles and pancakes are featured on the menu with all kinds of customization options. Lunch offerings include Cajun and Southern-inspired dishes, antipasti, and an exhaustive deli sandwich bar with a wide array of meats, cheeses, and breads. A complete salad bar and build-your-own yogurt parfait bar highlight the chilled options. Rounding it out on a sweet note, the buffet features a dessert bar and made-to-order crepes.
Prices for weekday brunch is $22; weekend brunch is $25; surf and turf dinner is $32 ($11 for kids aged 4 to 9).
The Ports O’Call buffet at the Gold Coast offers seven live-cooking stations. Monday through Saturday, breakfast is $10, lunch is $13. Sunday, champagne brunch is $17. Saturday through Thursday, steak dinner is $17. Friday, steak and seafood dinner is $22.
Planet Hollywood's Spice Market Buffet features fare from around the world. From Mexican and Italian to Asian and American, pile your plates high and go back for seconds and possibly thirds (if you can). Also, this buffet features an extensive Middle Eastern and Mediterranean section. Vegetarians can enjoy hummus, grilled vegetables, and two full salad bars.
End with tantalizing desserts, like cotton candy, sugar-free cakes, and cookies. For Sunday brunch, enjoy a glass of champagne or mimosa. Enjoy all-you-can-drink for $13.
For adults, breakfast costs $18, lunch is $20, and dinner is $26. For children ages 4 through 10, breakfast costs $13, lunch is $15, and dinner is $19. Weekend brunch is $24 for adults and $17 for kids.
For 40 years, the renowned Sterling Brunch at Bally's has been a go-to stop for Vegas visitors looking to splurge. Year after year, diners have enjoyed the endless pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne—a pinnacle of the Vegas Strip's most famously indulgent brunch.
A buffet line allows guests to feast like royalty on endless Alaskan king crab legs, lamb, lobster tails, prime rib, sushi, and fresh-shucked oysters. Other popular favorites include melt-in-your-mouth truffle mashed potatoes, banana bread pudding French toast, creamed spinach, yogurt parfait with granola, a custom omelet station, and a charcuterie plate.
In addition to the self-serve line, an array of items can be ordered with your server, including lobster bisque, Caesar salad, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and BLT Steak's famed chopped vegetable salad.
The Sterling Brunch on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. costs upwards of $95 per person.
Indulge in a feast for all your senses amid the resplendent surroundings of the buffet at Wynn. Sample tastes from around the world at the 15 live-action cooking stations presenting rotisserie grilled steakhouse cuts, coast-to-coast seafood and over 120 artfully presented dishes. Imaginative décor gives the restaurant a fine dining feel. The finale is provided by the sweet patisserie, featuring warm pastries, chocolate fountain dipped specialties, and an assortment of cakes and confections made daily by the pastry chefs.
Brunch from Monday to Friday is $29; brunch on the weekends is $37. Dinner from Monday to Friday is $50 and $53 on the weekends.
Experience pan-Asian delicacies, Southwestern specialties, and American comfort foods. The Crafted buffet includes a carving station, a deli display, omelets made to order, and freshly baked desserts. Use your player's card and you’ll pay even less.
Brunch, Monday through Friday is $17 for adults, $10 for children. Champagne brunch on the weekend is $23 for adults, $13 for children. Dinner every day of the week is $23 for adults, $13 for children.