I have been in Nevada almost forty years, ten in Reno, thirty in Las Vegas. I have traveled to every nook and cranny of this state and have dined at probably every buffet in this state from the lousy ones in Laughlin, Sparks and Elko to the superb ones in Las Vegas. Most of the buffets used to be pretty much the same.  Most of the buffets now have gone up in price and quality.  In a Strip restaurant, the high price places charge just because they can, and it may not mean a proportionate improvement in the dining experience.  But with the buffets, you do get a lot more selection and quality at the pricier ones.  You get what you pay for.

Every major (and minor) hotel in town features a buffet. No other way to feed the masses of people that come to Las Vegas on a daily basis efficiently and quickly. After all, we can’t have them sitting around a dining room table when they could be sitting at a gaming table. For that same reason the restaurants, buffets, change cages etc. are all located towards the end of a casino.


Buffets around town

I am talking about buffets that are not in hotels. I have checked on quite a few buffets around town, Chinese, Indian, Mexican etc. etc. I have come to the conclusion they are really not worth it.

Here are five excellent buffets I have recently visited. There are more, but I only taste tested the ones listed.


Aria

3730 Las Vegas Bl. S. center strip. This buffet is very good. Good value for the money too. I highly recommend it. And a very unusual food presentation, for a buffet anyway. The pricing is very strange, different prices for different times/days.


M

“M”, 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000. Studio “B”
The prices are high, but not for what you get. Incredible selection and excellent quality.  All   beverages, including beer and wine, are included.  I highly recommend this buffet.


Mandalay Bay

3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777
I have eaten there several times and have found it to be excellent


Cosmopolitan

Wicked Spoon, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
In our view, one of the best buffets in town.  The selection is enormous, the dishes are eclectic, and the serving presentation is ingenious.  You get what you pay for, and this one is one of the more expensive ones but worth it for a really nice meal.


Wynn

One of the best, if not the best.  Not as enormous as some of the buffets on the Strip, more of a refined dining experience.  Great selection and high quality.