Generally the standard by which all Las Vegas buffets are judged, Bacchanal Buffet took advantage of the downtime during the early days of the pandemic and reopened this past summer with an all-new look and selection. The space underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and added more than 30 dishes with food served from nine open kitchens. There is now a more diverse array of Asian cuisine, expanded plant-based options, a fire-roasting grill for prime rib, and dim sum-style carts handing out fun items like a PB&J foie gras and Japanese Wagyu hotdogs. The buffet is open daily for dinner service with brunch (9 am-3 pm) Friday-Sunday with a fun pancake and waffle bar.
Cost: Dinner is $74.99, brunch is $54.99.
How to order: Guests can now make reservations online for the first time; highly recommended since admission lines have been especially long since reopening.
A Vegas buffet used to be about scooping as much food as possible on your plate, but Wicked Spoon helped turn that concept around when it opened more than a decade ago, offering a wider variety of food in smaller portions with the same quality you'd find in a nice restaurant. Today, you can work your way through "angry" mac n' cheese, Asian dirty rice, a spicy trofie pasta, and house-made "Wicked Cereal" with a meringue topping to be crunched up into marshmallow-like pieces. An in-house team of butchers is responsible for mouth-watering meatballs, prime rib, and bone marrow with short rib. Add on bottomless mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, or Bud Light draft.
Cost: Wicked Spoon is open for breakfast ($38 adults, $19 kids 5-10) and lunch ($45 adults, $22.50 kids 5-10) Monday-Friday and brunch ($48 adults, $24 kids 5-10) Saturday-Sunday. Add on bottomless booze for an extra $21 with a two-hour limit.
How to book: No reservations. Just walk in.
The Buffet at the Bellagio used to be one of the most indulgent in Vegas, but it's scaled down a bit since reopening during the pandemic. Hours are now trimmed to 8 am-3 pm daily and the selection is mostly relegated to breakfast and lunch dishes, although there is still an ample amount of pasta and Asian dishes. Seafood is also popular, especially the salmon, halibut, and shrimp cocktail.
Cost: Adults $41.99 Monday-Thursday and $49.99 Friday-Sunday. Kids 6-11 get 50% off.
How to book: No reservations. Just walk in.
The Buffet at Wynn experimented with its format a few times during the pandemic, but is back to full strength with a revamped entrance lined with eight royal palms and a reimagined lineup of food from 16 stations. Lobster benedicts and red velvet chocolate chip pancakes are among the top choices during breakfast and brunch, while a global array of cuisine is represented through lunch and dinner. Go Mexican with chicken mole and green chile tamales or try Italian with lasagna alla bolognese and potato gnocchi. A BBQ station serves pork and beef ribs, honey-glazed cornbread, and other Southern-style comfort food. Upgrade to an "Endless Pours" package with unlimited wine, beer, mimosas, or other select cocktails.
Cost: Breakfast/brunch $38.99-49.99, dinner is $64.99-69.99. "Endless Pours" upgrade is $27.99.
How to book: No reservations, but guests can secure a spot in line with prepaid priority seating.
Simple, efficient, no frills. The Circus Buffet was never fancy to begin with and was recently downsized to clear more space for a food court. Most of the food is standard buffet fare (sliced meats, fried chicken, pizza, omelettes, etc.) but is less expensive than other buffets on the Strip with shorter wait times. Currently open for dinner Friday-Sunday and breakfast/brunch Saturday-Sunday, the Circus Buffet is often heavy on high school cafeteria vibes. For a fine-dining experience at Circus Circus, try The Steakhouse, a long-running favorite among regulars.
Cost: Adults are $27.99 for dinner and $24.99 for breakfast/brunch. Kids are $17.99 (Friday) and $18.99 (Saturday-Sunday) for dinner and $18.99 for breakfast/brunch.
How to book: Just walk in. No reservations.
If you're craving calories on Fremont Street, this is the only buffet currently open in the Downtown tourist area. Located inside the Main Street Station casino, Garden Court has a beautiful dining room (especially for buffet standards) with arched illuminated ceilings, brick walls, trees, and Victorian-inspired decor. Stations serve a variety of dishes, ranging from Asian and Mexican to pizza and "country" (Southern-style comfort food) with a standard salad bar. Garden Court is open daily for brunch 8 am–2 pm, but only open for dinner (4–9 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays.
Cost: Brunch is $18.99, dinner is $25.99. Kids 4-11 are half-price.
Now to book: No reservations. Just walk in.