12 Best Buffets In Las Vegas

Like Elvis impersonators, pool parties, and neon lights, all-you-can-eat buffets are an essential part of a trip to Vegas, a sometimes excessive but always enjoyable experience. This culinary tradition dates back to 1946, with the opening of the Buckaroo Buffet at El Rancho Casino, according to the Las Vegas Advisor. Back then, there were just a handful of casinos in town, and it was at El Rancho that owner Beldon Katleman realized it was practical and profitable to feed diners late at night, providing them with enough energy to stay at the casino for a few more hours after the shows. Cold cuts and hot dishes proved to be popular, and other casinos quickly caught on to this promising business idea. By the 70s, all-you-can-eat buffets became synonyms for dining in Sin City.

Like many crowd-drawing, crowd-pleasing Vegas attractions, buffets came to a halt during the Covid pandemic, but today, the city's most beloved buffets are operating normally. Many of the best all-you-can-eat restaurants in Vegas focus on Asian food, reflecting the strong presence of Asian Americans in the area. In fact, AP News says, in recent years, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing group in South Nevada. 

So, whether you are looking for a classic mimosa-fueled brunch, generous portions of Korean BBQ, or a Brazilian-style steak extravaganza, these are our top 12 picks. Come hungry and ready to explore.

Garden Buffet at South Point Casino

Known for its warm, relaxed vibes, the South Point Casino is a popular off-strip option for those looking for a no-frills hotel or casino. The South Point Casino buffet is beloved both by guests and visitors, thanks to its wide selection and budget-friendly prices. Another perk: the all-you-can-eat buffet serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (featuring prime rib and peel-and-eat shrimp) every day, and brunch on weekends, so it's always ready to welcome hungry diners. 

Six live cooking stations in this buffet give you plenty of flavors to choose from, including dishes inspired by Asian, Italian, Mexican, and Chinese cuisines, as well as barbecue and seafood. There is also a Mongolian grill, where you can customize your own dish, packed with vegetables and your choice of shrimp, beef, or chicken. Other highlights include fish and chips, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan, and pizza. 

Fans of all things seafood should mark their calendars for Friday nights, when oysters, eat-and-peel shrimp, sushi, and crab legs make an appearance for seafood night. The weekends bring prime rib and Champagne brunch with bottomless mimosas, made-to-order omelets, and breakfast classics like eggs Benedict.

Taj Palace

The mood is casual and the food is plenty at this off-Strip joint. Taj Palace buffet is an excellent option for vegetarians, vegans, and those looking for Halal or gluten-free options. If you visit Taj Palace at dinner time, you can enjoy an à la carte menu, but it's the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet that has made this spot a local favorite, with a wide variety of Indian delights at a very affordable price.

Appetizers include vegetarian or lamb samosas and dhal soup, while on the entrée front, you can find specialties such as chicken tikka masala, chili chicken, lamb vindaloo, and butter chicken masala. There are also sides like basmati rice and curried chickpeas and many vegetarian dishes like malai kofta and green vegetable curry. And if you're wondering about the spice level, there are plenty of curry and sauce options, allowing you to go as hot as you want.

A complimentary basket of warm naan bread (plain or garlic) will always accompany your feast, as well as Bollywood music videos in the background and friendly service.

A.Y.C.E. Buffet at Palms Casino Resort

Pronounced "ace," the all-you-can-eat feast at the Palms Casino Resort A.Y.C.E. buffet promises guests a trip around the world as they jump across its seven food stations: The Greenery, The Roastery, World Pan, The Hearth, Smoke & Fire, Sweet & Light, and Revival. Buffet favorites like lobster, prime rib, shrimp, and crab legs make an appearance at this 250-seat venue, as do made-to-order pasta dishes. 

Visit the World Pan section and you can try several international specialties like tabbouleh, baba ganoush, pot stickers, and custard-filled bao. If you're wondering about the Revival section, it's all about healthy options like roasted vegetables and fresh-squeezed juices. A sweet surprise: There's Dole soft-serve in the Sweet & Light dessert section next to baked treats like muffins and carrot cake.

A.Y.C.E. serves breakfast and dinner throughout the week and brunch on weekends. There are three themed dinners to look out for: The super popular lobster dinner on Wednesdays, also featuring peel-and-eat shrimp; crab feast on Thursdays, with snow crab legs, Dungeness crabs, and deep-fried soft-shell crabs; and prime rib dinner on Fridays. This buffet is quite popular and works on a waitlist system, so it's wise to arrive early. This is particularly true for the lobster dinner, the most hyped event of the week.

Napal Baji BBQ

A colorful space evoking a street food market sets the mood for a fun Korean BBQ experience. The all-you-can-eat Napal Baji BBQ is an '80s-inspired Spring Mountain Road joint (in fact, napal baji means "flared pants"). Variety and premium ingredients are the focus here, and you can choose from the A, B, or C options for your feast. Option C is the most extensive, with 30 barbeque items including Wagyu beef belly and ribeye, filet mignon, spicy octopus, pork bulgogi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy marinated short rib. You can also choose from soup options, like kimchi stew and soft tofu stew. We recommend ordering one large serving per table.

As for appetizers, the selection is quite generous, featuring dishes like fried chicken wings, kimchi fried rice, steamed egg, french fries, edamame, gyoza, and fish cakes. For perfect pairings, there is a variety of beers. You'll also find Korean beverages makgeolli and soju, including the popular Good Day flavored soju.

Nabe Hot Pot

With all-you-can-eat sushi and shabu shabu, Nabe Hot Pot truly serves the best of both worlds. The extensive menu features more than 30 sushi roll options, including classic, tempura, and baked rolls. You can also choose from a variety of nigiri, including crab, yellowtail, and ikura.

As for the shabu shabu experience, there are plenty of options to build your personalized feast. You can choose from broths like dash, Nabe signature, pho, and seafood. Head over to the meat section, where you'll find cuts like Wagyu short rib and shoulder tender, Nabe marinated beef, and Angus brisket, as well as pork belly and boneless lamb shoulder. All shabu shabu pots come with a vegetable combo and sauces, which you can find at the serve-yourself bar. Veggie options include zucchini, spinach, bok choy, and mushrooms like button, shimeji, and king oyster. As for sauces, ponzu, hoisin, sriracha, sesame oil, and fish sauce are available, among others. In the drinks section, you will find sake and soju, plus beer and tea.

As one of the more popular all-you-can-eat options in the Spring Mountain area, Nabe gets pretty crowded, so it's best to get there early. There is also a two-hour time limit for each table to keep things moving.

Yama Sushi

Since the '80s, Yama Sushi has been a Vegas staple, and one of the first restaurants to ever offer all-you-can-eat sushi. Today, there are three locations to choose from: Flamingo Road, Chinatown, and The Strip. Open for lunch and dinner, Yama will satisfy all your sushi cravings with a wide assortment of specialties. The long list of rolls includes all types of the best sushi, such as classics like California and spicy tuna. You'll also find cooked rolls like the Yama (with shrimp tempura, eel, cooked shrimp, avocado, and eel sauce), and baked rolls like the Grand Canyon (a California roll on the inside, with assorted fish, creamy sauce, eel sauce, and green onion on the outside). There is also various nigiri, topped with options like tuna, salmon, halibut, eel, scallop, and wasabi tobiko.

Among the appetizers, you'll find vegetable tempura, baked mussels, sesame chicken, egg rolls, vegetable fried rice, and chicken karaage, plus grilled dishes like BBQ ribs and yakitori. The menu features soups and salads — think favorites like miso soup, seaweed salad, and tempura udon — plus ice cream and mochi ice cream for dessert.

To toast to this Japanese flavor parade, you choose among the several sake options on the menu, plus beer, wine, and soft drinks. Keep in mind there is a time limit here: 90 minutes per table at lunchtime and 120 minutes for dinner.

The Buffet at Bellagio

Cuisines such as Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and American are part of the offerings at The Buffet at Bellagio, one of the most popular high-end options on the Strip. It's also one of the pioneering gourmet buffets in Vegas.

Here, brunch is served daily, a generous feast of eggs, waffles, bagels, and bacon, as well as sushi rolls, poke bowls, and dim sum. You can also hit the made-to-order omelet station, salad bar, carving station, seafood area, and juice bar, achieving such variety you'll have enough energy for the rest of the day. If you want to check out The Buffet at Bellagio during dinner, you can do it between Friday and Sunday.

The dessert station is one of the absolute highlights here, with a wide assortment of cookies and pastries, and a gelato stand, so make sure you save room for dessert. You can purchase a two-hour beverage package that includes house wine, mimosas, margaritas, and Bloody Marys.

Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan

With a "wicked twist" on the classic Vegas buffet, the culinary experience at Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan combines beloved buffet staples with unexpected items, served market-style in a dark, stylish dining room. Open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends, the Cosmo's buffet will welcome you with treats like crab legs, bone marrow, lobster mac and cheese, gyros, tamales, and ramen. Not only are many of these tasty items found in few buffets in town, but Wicked Spoon gets extra points for presentation, like putting the fried chicken in little metal baskets, or the fried rice in Chinese takeout containers.

To tend to your sweet tooth, you'll find creations like the Wicked cinnamon french toast, buttermilk pancakes, a gelato station, and the very popular chocolate-covered strawberries. When it comes to drinks, you can purchase a Bottomless Beverage package, which includes mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, or beer, or a Bottomless Specialty Beverage package, featuring house-crafted concoctions.

While lines are not insane at this Strip buffet, you can find a reservation widget on the hotel website, ensuring an easier dining experience.

888 Japanese BBQ

Arrive early to avoid long lines — though, it's well worth the wait! — at 888 Japanese BBQ, located just a couple of blocks away from the Strip. Kick off your meal with one of its signature cocktails, like the 888 Sangría or the Sakerita (available in mango or strawberry), and prepare to indulge in a memorable meal.

The BBQ section features options like filet mignon, beef tongue, garlic fatty rib, rib eye, pork belly, Kurobuta sausage, shrimp, and squid. Some vegetarian choices are mushrooms, tofu, and corn. If you want to go for the Kobe section, you'll likely find Kobe beef belly, Kobe fatty rib, plus marinated prime Kalbi. Complement your BBQ with sides like kimchi, ginger, wasabi, sweet corn with cheese, and cheese fondue. To bring the DIY experience to the next level, you can make your own meat sushi with pre-formed rice brought to your table.

While this may sound like a lot of food, don't skip the appetizers. Salmon carpaccio, poke, karaage, octopus salad, fried gyoza, edamame, and seaweed salad are some of the creations you can choose from. And for a unique sweet ending, use your grill to make s'mores. Don't worry, they won't taste like shrimp, as the grills are changed constantly. In fact, good service is another thing that 888 is known and loved for.

Galpao Gaucho

Located at the Fashion Show Mall, Galpao Gaucho is heaven for meat lovers. A parade of 17 grilled types of meat means there will be no shortage of options for you and your party to try. Expect delicious cuts like picanha steak, rib eye, filet mignon, and beef ribs. You'll also find grilled shrimp, lamb chops, chicken drumstick, and pork sausage, plus grilled white cheddar and grilled pineapple to complement the meat offerings. Servers carry these grilled goods around the dining room in traditional vertical skewers, offering you a serving as long as your coaster is turned on its green side. Once you're done eating, you can switch to red and give your stomach a break.

The self-service gourmet salad bar is a highlight at this Brazilian steakhouse, too. It's stocked with nearly 40 items, including beets, asparagus, hearts of palm, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives. You'll also find prepared salads like Greek, shrimp, and chicken salad, and cold cuts like salami and prosciutto. Expect cheeses like mozzarella, manchego, and Grana Padano, plus smoked salmon and deviled eggs. Crown your meal with a sweet Brazilian pudding, tres leches cake, or passion fruit mousse.

Galpao Gaucho serves dinner every day of the week and lunch on weekdays. You can book a table through the restaurant's website.

The Buffet at Wynn

Set in a bright, airy dining room with a skylight and whimsical decor, The Buffet at Wynn is considered one of the prettiest all-you-can-eat affairs in town, as well as one of the most delicious ones. Executive chef Jason Duarte oversees 16 food stations, resulting in more than 90 dishes, to be enjoyed during brunch and dinner services throughout the week. From Friday to Sunday, they become gourmet brunch and gourmet dinner, with a slightly higher price tag.

Buffet highlights include staples like prime rib, brisket, and sausage at the carving station. Lobster, crab legs, and shrimp are in the seafood area, and there's a salad bar. You will also find a Latin street food station serving tasty tacos, Asian specialties like pho and sushi, some Cajun specialty jambalaya, and assorted pasta dishes. Desserts are not to be missed with beautifully presented little cakes and pastries, a gelato station, and made-to-order crepes.

To pair your meal with limitless libations, you can purchase the Endless Pour package, which includes mimosas, wine, beer, and select cocktails. Another smart idea: Head to the hotel website to secure priority seating a few days in advance.

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's Palace

Located inside the legendary Caesar's Palace, Bacchanal is the largest all-you-can-eat buffet in Vegas, with more than 25,000 square feet of dining space. It was renovated recently, and now features modern stone and glass details inspired by ice caves and mountains, setting the mood for an emperor-worthy feasting experience. You can hit Bacchanal from Friday to Sunday for brunch between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for Crab Brunch. Whatever you decide, it's wise to make a reservation beforehand through their website to avoid waiting in line.

With nine open kitchens, options abound at the Bacchanal Buffet, making it one of the most beloved restaurants in Las Vegas. In the Italian food section, you can find arancini and Roman-style pizza, while the carving station offers delicious cuts like prime rib, roast beef, and pork belly. When it comes to seafood, you'll find options such as shrimp cocktails, oysters, clams, crab legs, and lobster. There are also plenty of other intriguing specialties, including pho, udon, ramen, Filipino beef skewers, and roaming dim sum carts. Craving some Mexican flavors? Head for the tacos and the duck carnitas quesadillas. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are also available at this generous buffet.

When it's time for dessert, you can choose from classics like cheesecake and tiramisu, or unique house creations like Earl Grey or Reese's mousse. There are also several gelato flavors for a cold treat.