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 slowly comes 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.
Notably, Wynn’s and Cosmopolitan briefly reopened their buffets with precautions in place such as servers to prevent utensil sharing, but have since shut down operations indefinitely. Unfortunately, for most resorts, the economics of operating under reduced capacity, with additional staffing needed to keep the experience safe just doesn’t pencil out. This has left the majority of buffets on the Strip, downtown, and off-Strip closed for the foreseeable future, 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.
Wicked Spoon will be the only Buffet open on the Strip at this time. We are hopeful that changes as conditions improve and capacity restrictions are eased.
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.