Like all things Vegas, once you experience a buffet here, it will forever change the way you view the typical buffet. Top chefs from around the world now call Las Vegas home. Their culinary experience creates magic in live cooking stations on and off the strip, putting their individual twists and turns on cuisines, turning blah foods into wow foods. Here are five of the best buffets around town.

Bellagio Buffet

3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
(702) 693-7111
www.bellagio.com

“If you’re good at what you do, it’s a game of skill, not chance.” That quote belongs to Steve Wynn, king and CEO of extraordinary resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio is one of his finest creations, with dining adventures to match. The Bellagio Buffet is one of the best on the strip. Only the freshest ingredients are used by his award winning top chefs. Italian, Japanese, American and other cuisines offer a taste of something from around the world. Live action cooking and breathtaking scenery add to the richness of the food. The buffet is open Monday-Sunday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Wicked Spoon
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Whether you’re a foodie or not, you will love the Wicked Spoon Buffet, located inside the Cosmopolitan on the Strip. This buffet will take your taste buds on a journey, one they won’t soon forget. Familiar and unfamiliar food choices greet you in this quiet restaurant-like atmosphere, not the noisy typical buffet you might find elsewhere. Salads dance with hummus, chickpeas, Italian cheese and pita bread. Serving stations include Asian, seafood and prime rib, all fresh and served in just the right portions. Desserts come in a wide variety of mouth watering temptations, including molten chocolate lava cake and their must try variety of flavors of creamy Italian gelato.

Seasons Buffet
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 263-7777
www.silvertoncasino.com

Seasons Buffet, located inside the Silverton Casino, is the off the strip favorite for locals, featuring quality fresh foods with six different live cooking stations to choose from, including Italian, Asian and American. Seasonal foods are offered on Fridays. Freshly made desserts top off this cozy buffet experience. Every Saturday, they have a special Polynesian buffet from 4 pm – 9 pm. Buffet prices start at $20, but they are cheaper if you have a rewards card and/or are 50 years of age or older.

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Garden Court Buffet
200 N. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 387-1896
www.mainstreetcasino.com

Victorian decor, spacious surroundings and a favorite for great prices and high quality food, the Garden Court Buffet was voted the best buffet in Downtown Las Vegas. Prices start at $7.99 for breakfast, $8.99 for lunch and $11.99 for dinner. Multiple choices include Mexican, Asian, Italian, pizza, seafood, prime rib and desserts. Specialty nights include BBQ Tuesdays, Seafood Fridays and Prime Rib & Scampi Saturdays.

Carnival World Buffet
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(866) 746-7671
www.caesars.com

Set in a comfortable atmosphere, the Carnival World Buffet located inside the Rio Hotel is another off the strip favorite and winner of “The Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll. This buffet offers 300 prepared fresh daily foods from around the world. It’s also the only buffet in Las Vegas that offers lobster: all you can eat lobster! Save room for one or more of the mind-boggling 70 dessert choices, all made from scratch. Prices start at $25.

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