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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.

Check here for up-to-date pricing and hours.

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 to top-tier options, the buffet allows you to save money while not having to endure the questionable cuisine served 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 Luxor and 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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Johny

Saturday 4th of December 2021

MGM buffet is awful. Even if they comp you it’s not worth the price. Literally it will be some of the worst food you’ve ever eaten. All in the name of cutting costs and maximizing profit. The food court at Costco is better.

They’ve also ruined the bellagio buffet which used to be one of the best on the strip. MGM is only concerned with cutting costs. They’ve standardized all their restaurants in all their casinos. Generic sports bar. Check. Generic coffee shop. Check. Crappy buffet. Check.

Pay the money for Caesar’s or Wynn or Cosmo. But act fast on the Cosmo. MGM just bought the property so in a couple of years it will be trash.

Friday 3rd of December 2021

Garbage food, shame on MGM

Sandra Farr

Monday 22nd of November 2021

It was fantastic before covid hit. Now it’s a little brunch buffet. Before covid it was 3 times bigger. The first place I got to try fried Twinkies. I’m happy they are open again!

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