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MGM Grand Buffet Review – Take a Look Inside!

MGM Grand is among the most imposing resorts on the Strip, boasting over 5,000 hotel rooms, 170,000 square feet of gaming, and a sprawling pool complex. While MGM Grand is a frequent stop of mine, the buffet is something I had yet to experience. With that in mind, I stopped in for brunch recently and look forward to sharing what I found.

Now, I feel it’s important to get this out of the way up front. MGM Grand’s buffet isn’t one that I would rank in the upper echelon of Las Vegas buffets that includes Wicked Spoon at Cosmo, Bacchanal at Caesars, The Buffet at Wynn, and The Buffet at Bellagio.

Instead, The Buffet at MGM Grand sits in a unique position on the spectrum of buffets – Smack dab in the middle when it comes to both price and quality. More on that below, with plenty of pictures!

MGM Grand Buffet Pricing and Hours

The MGM Grand Buffet is open daily for brunch from 8 am – 3 pm.

Weekday pricing is $27.99, and the cost increases to $36.99 on the weekend. Children under the age of 5 always eat free.

Up-to-the-minute pricing and hours can be found on MGM Grand’s website, here.

MGM Grand Buffet Menu Items

As a brunch buffet, both breakfast and lunch options were available.

On the breakfast side of things was the typical collection of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, waffles, and pancakes. Biscuits and gravy as well as breakfast flautas were also available.

I kicked off my consumption with a mountain of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and “loaded” breakfast potatoes. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the potatoes were among the tastiest I’ve ever had.

Next, I dove into the baked items, piling up a stack of pancakes, french toast, and waffles. Again, I was impressed with the quality.

Among the more popular breakfast options was the live-action omelet station that allowed you to select which meats and vegetables to include in your creation.

French Toast, Pancakes, and Waffles
Scrambled Eggs and Loaded Potatoes
Get. These. Potatoes.
Biscuits and Gravy and sausages
Breakfast Items at the buffet

One of the few disappointments I had in the Buffet at MGM Grand was the absence of prime rib from the carving station. While there were meat options, they were limited to roasted turkey, ham, and top round steak. If you must have prime rib, this buffet may not be for you.

Other lunch-focused items included crawfish, mussels, shrimp, stuffed peppers, BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, soup, and an expansive salad bar.

Steak, Ham, and Turkey carving station
Crawfish and Shrimp on ice
Mussels on ice
Stuffed Peppers and Vegetable Medley
BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy
Salad options at MGM Grand

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share a few pictures of the dessert counter.

Strawberry Shortcake dessert on a tray
Key Lime desserts on a tray
Apple Pie desserts on a tray
Strawberry Cheesecake desserts on a tray
Pastries on a tray

Is the MGM Grand Buffet Worth the Money?

Usually, I’m drawn to buffets at either end of the price/quality spectrum and am rarely excited by ones in the middle. I like to either spend up for something upscale or save a few bucks by finding value at an inexpensive buffet. MGM Grand’s Buffet is an exception. I liked it.

While lacking the unique and “fancy” food options found at more expensive buffets, The Buffet at MGM Grand delivered a rock-solid experience at a price point that won’t destroy your bankroll. Offering a steep discount when compared to top-tier options, the buffet allows you to save money while not having to endure the questionable cuisine served at bargain bin buffets.

This is a blue-collar buffet that knows its identity. The menu is unsurprising but I found it to be legitimately good – Especially the loaded breakfast potatoes.

While both The Buffet at Luxor and The Buffet at Excalibur offer similarly priced buffets nearby, I found this one to be the best of the 3.

If saving a few bucks is more important than having access to menu items like “Squid Ink Pasta”, “Bone Marrow with Mustard Creme” or “Wild Boar” then MGM Grand’s buffet could be for you. The food was good, the buffet was clean, and I left satisfied.

See Also: The Cheapest Buffets in Vegas and a full breakdown of buffets that are open on the Strip and Fremont Street.

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Jenny J

Monday 4th of April 2022

This might be the worst buffet I’ve ever had. My husband and I arrived at 8 AM when they opened because we had an all day trip planned and wanted to have breakfast before we left our hotel. Most everything on the Buffet was luke warm or cold at best, and not really that good. The coffee really wasn’t even that hot for them being opened less than five minutes when we arrived. Also, the price of the Buffet is absolutely outrageous!

Chris

Friday 1st of April 2022

I'm not sure when this was written but we were there last week and didn't see any seafood, chicken, desserts like your pictures show or more than lettuce and if I remember carrots posing as a "salad bar." Your pictures must be from stock photos. The other thing noticeably missing was a line to get into the buffet. It doesn't take long for the word to get out. It was really sad to see that quality and pride in their buffets was another casualty of the pandemic.

Jake

Friday 1st of April 2022

Ugh! Sorry to hear your experience wasn't great. These pictures were taken just a few months back, so pretty recent. Hopefully it was just an "off" day for them.

Damien

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

@Andrea Montoya, look into the “off strip” casinos. Most of them supply FREE transportation to/from your location to the strip. Most run shuttles up to 11:00 pm.

Tom Thomas

Saturday 28th of May 2022

@Tom Thomas, I meant to say that the Gold Cost/Orleans strip shuttle shut down 5-1-22. I used to love that shuttle.

Tom Thomas

Saturday 28th of May 2022

@Tom Thomas, Sams Town shuttle shut down awhile back and Gold Coat)Orleans just shut their shuttle down 5-1-22.

Tom Thomas

Saturday 28th of May 2022

@Damien, most off-strip casinos no longer supply shuttles from the strip sorry to say. And gold Coast, Orleans, sam's town etc don't have buffets anymore anyway

Damien

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

I couldn’t eat $27 or $38 dollars worth of food….but they force you too with those prices. You do the math…2 adults ,2 teenage kids at least twice a day and you know kids,they “pick”,well that will cost you $27.00 each.eat just Mac and cheese….that’ll be $27. As a local, I get comped for my meals or at least get a sizable $$ coupon for the light meal I eat. I wouldn’t eat there otherwise. Buffets on the strip are for tourists only….they count of you to put up huge amounts of cash for eating there.

Josephine

Sunday 9th of January 2022

Anyone that likes this buffet has a problem with their taste buds!! Nasty. Luxor by far is better never tried Excalibur!!

Damien

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

@Josephine, DON’T…..it has drastically changed over the years.

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