Buffets in Las Vegas have been a staple of the culinary landscape for decades, with many properties using them as a loss leader to draw the gambling public in. Prior to the global health crisis, casino buffets ran the spectrum from lower-tier options at a cheap price point, to high-end experiences like those provided at Cosmopolitan, Wynn, Caesars Palace, and Aria. In pre-pandemic Vegas, there was a buffet for all tastes and budgets.
Unfortunately, buffets in Las Vegas have been slow to reopen as the city roars back to life. Obviously, the perception of buffet dining has taken a hit following the pandemic with many cringing at the thought of shared utensils and the idea of others with coughs, sniffles, and sneezes being in close proximity to communal food.
For many resorts, the economics of operating under reduced capacity, with additional staffing needed to keep the experience safe, just didn’t pencil out during the pandemic. This left the majority of buffets on the Strip, downtown, and in the locals market closed during the public health crisis and subsequent recovery. Even though select buffets on the Strip have returned, many still remain shuttered, with some undoubtedly lost forever.
As many visitors love the concept of buffet dining, we thought it would be helpful to maintain a list of which buffets are open in Las Vegas. We will keep our compilation of buffets open in Las Vegas updated, and we are hopeful it grows as capacity restrictions ease.
Buffets Open on the Las Vegas Strip
Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan: Wicked Spoon is currently open Thursday – Sunday from 8 pm – 3 pm for Breakfast and Lunch service only. The buffet will be operating at limited capacity with tables 6 feet apart. Parties are limited to 10 guests each. Adult Breakfast will cost $38 per person and lunch will cost $45. Check here for additional details.
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace: The high-end buffet at Caesars Palace has re-opened for dinner service which is available from 4 pm – 10 pm daily. The buffet costs $64.99 per person and reservations are highly encouraged via Opentable, but not required. The renovated space will also feature 30 new menu items that range from Japanese Waygu Hot Dogs to vegan options. Check here for additional details.
See Also: Bacchanal Buffet vs. Wicked Spoon. We ate at both prior to the pandemic so you can gauge your options!
MGM Grand Buffet: The buffet at MGM Grand is also operating on a limited schedule, opening Thursday – Monday from 7 am – 2 pm for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Pricing is $25.99 on weekdays and $29.99 on weekends. See more info here.
Circus Circus: The buffet at Circus Circus has re-opened and is available from 7 am – 2 pm for breakfast and brunch and from 4:30 pm – 10 pm for dinner. Adult buffet pricing on weekdays is $19.99 for brunch and $21.99 for dinner. Pricing on weekends is $22.99 for brunch and $24.99 for dinner.
The Buffet at Wynn: Reopening on July 1st, 2021, Wynn’s Buffet will be open from Thursday – Monday for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Breakfast runs from 8 am – 10 am and costs $38.99, brunch runs from 10 am – 3 pm and costs $45.99 on weekdays/$48.99 on weekends, and dinner runs from 3 pm – 9 pm and costs $64.99. Endless pours are also available for $24.99 per person. Get all the details here.
Buffets Open Downtown Las Vegas
At this time, there are no buffets currently open in downtown Las Vegas.
Off-Strip Buffets Open In Las Vegas
South Point: Bucking the trend, South Point’s Garden Buffet is the only option currently open in Las Vegas. Although located away from the Strip, those looking for a true buffet experience only need to pony up for a $10-$15 Uber. Their lunch buffet costs $14.95 and the prime rib dinner is $22.95, however, you can save a few bucks by signing up for South Point’s player’s club on your way in. View menus and pricing here.
Hopefully, we were able to help you identify a buffet open in Las Vegas that will fit your needs, budget, and your appetite. Although every buffet is unlikely to survive, we are hopeful that a diverse number of options spanning the price/quality spectrum come back online to keep the tradition of buffets in Las Vegas alive.