Sure, Mother's Day is Sunday, but Friday marks National "Eat What You Want" Day when you are encouraged to eat all you desire of anything you crave. And what better place to spend May 11 than at an all-you-can-eat buffet in Las Vegas?
We left the craps tables for the steam tables, eating our way up and down the Strip in order to bring you the Top 10 Las Vegas buffets. We'll tell you where to go for all-you-can-eat glorious gluttony, from whole Maine lobster to Alaskan crab legs, prime rib to Korean ribs and caviar to sushi. But be sure to save room for desserts.
CityCenter/ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Buffet at ARIA Resort & Casino boasts a number of food stations along with what the resort claims is the only tandoor oven in a Las Vegas buffet. For an extra charge, unlimited Champagne or Bloody Marys can be added during breakfast, lunch or brunch, while unlimited wine can complement dinner. Meanwhile, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings get fancy with a gourmet dinner buffet plus whole Maine lobster for two.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
About four thousand people eat at The Buffet at Bellagio daily, piling their plates with everything from boiled shrimp and Scottish smoked salmon, to good thin-crusted pizzas out of a wood-burning oven, Asian stir-fry and fresh-baked breads. The Friday and Saturday dinner buffets also feature carved-to-order beef Wellington with béarnaise sauce and Kobe beef. Read a complete restaurant review of The Buffet at Bellagio
The Buffet at Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
With fresh cuisine offered at 16 action stations, diners have an extensive array of choices at The Buffet at Wynn. Options range from huge Alaskan crab legs and jumbo shrimp to tandoori chicken and basmati rice to pasta tossed to order and lamb osso buco. Read a complete restaurant review of The Buffet at Wynn
Carnival World Buffet
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Wander around Carnival World Buffet, the gracious, spacious buffet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and indulge at areas specializing in pasta and pizza, Chinese cuisine including dim sum, sushi, Mexican specialties like seafood enchiladas, and barbecue ribs and steaks. If that’s not enough, there’s a Mongolian-style teppanyaki grill with chicken, shrimp, beef and vegetables flamed to order.
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
The Mirage’s Cravings offers bountiful displays of food in a cheerful setting with a colorful striped carpet, gleaming brass, copper, stainless steel and marble. Eleven cooking stations serve items like pizza, fried chicken and prime rib (not to mention pies, cakes, cookies and cheesecakes), so this buffet is sure to satisfy just about any cravings you've ever had.
Green Valley Ranch Casino
2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
With an entrance that features water walls and Dale Chihuly-style blown glass, ceiling murals and hand-painted ceiling beams, the palatial Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch ranks among the most beautiful in the valley. The wide-ranging dishes include south-of-the-border specialties, chicken Marsala, Korean ribs and even liver and onions for those with nostalgic tastes.
Le Village Buffet
Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas features French fare inspired by the country’s regions, such as sweet and savory crêpes from Brittany, quiche Lorraine representing Normandy, and bacon and Brie macaroni and cheese in the Burgundy section. The centerpiece of the village, a charming little "house" with picture windows, displays the lavish desserts.
Spice Market Buffet
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Spice Market Buffet presents temptations like rosemary-seared lamb chops with goat cheese potatoes and carved-to-order smoked ham, beef and roast turkey. However, be sure to save room for the sweets: baba au rhum, carrot cake, fruit cobblers, apple soufflé tarts and more.
Bally's Las Vegas
3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Every Sunday, Bally's Steakhouse is transformed into the luxurious Sterling Brunch, where glittering silver holds sturgeon caviar, and the Champagne is vintage. Visitors and locals alike flock to the abundant offerings of lobster, sushi, omelets, beef tenderloin and prime rib.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Be sure to work up a wicked appetite before a trip to Wicked Spoon. This buffet at The Cosmopolitan features a variety of food stations serving carved turkey and prime rib, salads, pastas, sushi, pho and dim sum. There’s even a daily happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. with $5 beers, $5 mojitos and margaritas, and wine specials.
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