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Buffets Open in Las Vegas Right Now – Strip & Fremont Street – 2024

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 pandemic, buffets were numerous, with options existing at nearly every major resort in town.

Unfortunately, the “good old days” of plentiful buffet options are now over as many buffets were forced to close during the pandemic and subsequent capacity restrictions. While a handful have since reopened, many have been lost forever.

As many of us still enjoy buffet dining, I thought it would be helpful to maintain a list of which buffets are open in Las Vegas. Hopefully, it grows as life continues to normalize.

Ensure you check out my linked buffet reviews for each offering, which will provide an in-depth look at the offering and my (sometimes strong) opinion.

Note: Buffet hours and pricing change frequently. I’ll do my best to keep this rundown updated, but will also link out to each buffet’s website so you can double-check hours of operation and price before making the trip!

Related: Best Buffets in Las Vegas – My favorites.

Buffets Open on the Las Vegas Strip

Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan

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Recognized as one of the top buffets in Vegas, Wicked Spoon serves high-quality cuisine in single-serve dishes. No troughs of food here. Inside, you can expect to find unique items like Shrimp & Grits, Angry Mac (w/ a nice kick!), Short Rib Bone Marrow, and more.

Wicked Spoon Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Best
  • Price Range: $45-$60

Navigate to Wicked Spoons website.

Related: Review of Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolitan.

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

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For my money, Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet is the best in Las Vegas, and it isn’t particularly close.

Unique, high-end menu options served include but aren’t limited to Japanese Waygu Hot Dogs, BBQ oysters, duck carnitas quesadillas, southeast Asian cuisine from various countries, and vegan options.

Of course, staples like prime rib, mountains of shrimp, and crab legs are also on the menu.

Bacchanal Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (Thu – Mon) & Dinner (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Best
  • Price Range: $65-$85

Get additional details and make reservations at Bacchanal, which are essential to minimize what can be a substantial wait.

See Also: Review of the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.

MGM Grand Buffet

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Although MGM Grand’s buffet won’t blow you away, I found it to be of solid quality and tasty for the price. While exotic and fancy menu items are absent, breakfast and lunch staples are plentiful.

I particularly enjoyed the breakfast potatoes, which were seasoned to perfection.

MGM Grand Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Mid-Tier
  • Price Range: $30-40

Navigate to MGM Grand’s buffet website.

See Also: Review of The Buffet at MGM Grand.

Circus Circus

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The Buffet at Circus Circus is the cheapest on the Strip, which is reflected in the menu and food quality, which I found to be simply “OK”. The main draw to this particular buffet are the kid-friendly menu items not found elsewhere like corn dogs, chicken tenders, etc.

Circus Circus Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (Fri, Sat, Sun) & Dinner (Fri & Sat)
  • Relative Quality: Bottom-Tier
  • Price Range: $20-$40

Note that Circus Circus’ buffet hours and days of operation have been fluctuating more often than others. I’d recommend calling in advance to be sure of hours and pricing.

See Also: Review of the Buffet at Circus Circus.

The Buffet at Wynn

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas

Wynn’s impressive buffet is open daily for both brunch and dinner. The menu, which is the brainchild of Chef Jason Duarte includes 90+ items like sushi, crab legs, prime rib, and several live-action stations.

I personally rank Wynn’s Buffet as a top 3 option in Las Vegas with Bacchanal and Wicked Spoon.

Reservations to Wynn’s buffet can be made here, and are recommended for faster service.

Wynn Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily) & Dinner (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Best
  • Price Range: $55-$75

See Also: Check out my Wynn Buffet Review here!

The Buffet at Excalibur

Excalibur Las Vegas exterior

Excalibur’s brunch buffet is stocked with staples that range from eggs, bacon, and sausage to pizza, shrimp, and sushi.

I personally felt neither blown away nor disappointed after my buffet experience. It was very much “OK”.

Excalibur Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Mid-Tier
  • Price Range: $30-$40

Navigate to The Buffet at Excalibur’s website.

See Also: Review of The Buffet at Excalibur – With plenty of pictures!

The Buffet at Luxor

Luxor Las Vegas exterior with sphinx in the foreground
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Luxor’s brunch buffet is very similar to the offering at Excalibur next door. Again, menu items include both breakfast and lunch staples, and I’d describe the quality as adequate. Popular items on the brunch menu include made-to-order omelets and egg benedicts.

Uniquely, Luxor’s Egyptian theming is still alive and well at the buffet, adding to the experience.

Luxor Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (Wed – Sun)
  • Relative Quality: Mid-Tier
  • Price Range: $30-$40

Navigate to The Buffet at Luxor’s website.

See Also: Buffet at Luxor Review – Take a peek inside!

The Buffet at Bellagio

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The Buffet at Bellagio is best described as a teenage kid – Not old enough to sit with the adults, but too old to sit at the kid’s table.

What I mean by that is, the buffet is better than mid-tier options, but not quite good enough to hang with the best of the best, like Bacchanal, Wicked Spoon, and Wynn.

The brunch buffet is stocked with breakfast and lunch items that range from eggs, bacon, sausage, and a giant pancake to pizza, sandwiches, Asian-inspired dishes, and a carving station with prime rib.

Bellagio Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Best
  • Price Range: $45-$60

Navigate to The Buffet at Bellagio’s website.

See Also: Check out my Review of the Buffet at Bellagio.

Buffets Open in Downtown Las Vegas

Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station

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The fanciest part of this buffet is the Victorian-era theming that spills in from the casino floor to the buffet.

I’d describe MSS’s Garden Court Buffet as a blue-collar buffet that knows and embraces its identity. It’s one of the cheapest options in town and offers a diverse assortment of cuisine which is warm and satisfying.

The sole surviving buffet on Fremont Street is a solid value.

Main Street Station Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (daily) & Diner (Fri & Sat)
  • Relative Quality: Mid-Tier
  • Price Range: $25-$35

Navigate to Garden Court Buffet’s website.

See Also: Check out my Review of the Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station.

Off-Strip Buffets Open In Las Vegas

Garden Buffet at South Point

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Although not walkable, South Point is a cheap $10 – $15 Uber ride away from Strip resorts and could be an appealing option for those looking for a value-oriented buffet.

South Point’s ranks among the cheapest buffets in Las Vegas, but I was impressed by the sheer volume of food options available, including live action stations – There’s something for all tastes.

This buffet is a great value as it’s both comparatively cheap and serves prime rib, which has been disappearing from more and more mid-tier buffets in town.

South Point Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Breakfast (Mon – Fri), Lunch (Mon – Fri), Brunch (Sat & Sun) & Diner (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Mid-Tier
  • Price Range: $20-$55

Note that you can save $3 by signing up for South Point’s player’s club on your way in.

Navigate to the Garden Buffet website.

See Also: South Point Buffet review – Take a look inside!

A.Y.C.E. at Palms

Palms exterior from above with firewworks erupting from the building
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In my opinion, Palms AYCE Buffet is the best value in Las Vegas. Due in part to the resort’s off-Strip location, the buffet is priced about 30% lower than top options on the Strip, but matches their quality.

I recently stopped in for weekend brunch and was shocked to learn that AYCD mimosas were included in the price of admission (it costs extra during other meals, however).

In addition to the libations, I was impressed by the variety and quality of the breakfast and lunch fare, much of which was individually plated, which included some of the fattest buffet crab legs these eyes have seen.

AYCE is worth the short drive or Uber.

Palms Buffet Details:

  • Meals Served: Brunch (Sat & Sun) & Diner (daily)
  • Relative Quality: Top-Tier
  • Price Range: $30-$70

Navigate to the A.Y.C.E. Buffet website.

See Also: Palms Buffet Review – Take a look under the hood!

Hopefully, I was 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, I remain 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.

Related: See my guide for both eating cheap on the Strip, and cheap eats on Fremont Street.

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Joe

Friday 20th of January 2023

I just posted a comment & would also like to thank you for keeping all of us updated

Joe

Friday 20th of January 2023

I don't understand why ALL the buffets have not opened yet.I have been Vegas 15 times & to me the buffets have been the #1 reason to draw people into the casino's

Jake

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

@Joe, yea, I wish they would all return too. I think casinos have shifted their perspective and prefer a profitable food court concept to a loss leader buffet.

Christopher J

Thursday 8th of December 2022

The GC in Henderson is reopened and a cheaper option. I live in Henderson and drive well past Sunset station and GVR to go to strip buffets every week actually. And that's where my gambling money now goes to is the casinos with buffets. My money my choice and I hope to see more buffets open that want my money.

Thursday 30th of November 2023

I feel the same way. Our family and friends stay at HARRAHS Resorts in Vegas, In reality is Ceasars Resorts Next time out to Vegas probably NOT THANKS, JACKSON WEBB Rochester NY.

Keats

Saturday 9th of April 2022

when i was here a few years ago they had about 5 buffets that you could attended for a certain amount of money for 72 hours. Is that still avalible?

Jake

Saturday 9th of April 2022

@Keats, unfortunately not. Hopefully someday it’ll return!

Leticia

Friday 12th of November 2021

Thank you so much. I have been searching for this information for quite a while. You are appreciated!

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