All-you-can-eat buffets are a Nevada staple, particularly in the numerous hotels, resorts, and casinos across the state. From the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas to the outdoorsy Lake Tahoe to state capital Carson City to “The Biggest Little City in the World” Reno, here are some of the best buffets across the Silver State on this ultimate buffet road trip.
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1. Windows on the River Buffet, Aquarius Resort, Laughlin
Consistently voted Laughlin's best buffet for its fresh and delicious food, this buffet's biggest draw is the fabulous views of the Colorado River from the many large windows.
Fresh seafood is always popular like crab legs and peel-and-eat shrimp. Windows on the River's made-to-order omelet bar, build your own potato station, carving station, and desserts also receive rave reviews.
2. Studio B Buffet, M Resort, Henderson
For a truly affordable yet lavish buffet experience, Studio B Buffet is the place to go. Divided into different sections (Asian, soul food, carving station, seafood, Italian, American, etc.) everything here is absolutely delicious.
Studio B's desserts garner many rave reviews. Run by world-class pastry chefs, this buffet has among the best desserts of all buffets in Nevada.
3. Feast Around the World, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson
This Mediterranean themed buffet is light and airy and the food selection is divine. Live cooking stations include Italian, Mongolian, Chinese, and American, as well as made-to-order milkshakes, make Feast a local favorite.
The vaulted ceilings, tile floors, marble counters, and elegant decor make sampling food from around the world a delight here at Feast.
4. Wicked Spoon, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
What sets Wicked Spoon apart from its competitors is its unique dishes served on small plates so you don't have to worry about filling up too quickly or wasting something you may not like. But what's not to like, after all. this place is phenomenal.
The carving station is always popular. Make sure to try the bone marrow.
5. Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
This is one of the preeminent buffets in all of Las Vegas with (seemingly) miles and miles of delectable choices. From a ridiculously stocked salad bar to a carving station with prime rib to the most amazing desserts ever (including made-to-order crepes) and everything else in between, this buffet is a foodie's dream.
This 25,000-square-foot space has nine different show kitchens: Japanese, Italian, Mexican, seafood, pizza, deli, Chinese, and desserts. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are also available.
6. The Buffet, Wynn, Las Vegas
This lavish, airy, and upscale buffet is a local and visitor favorite. Decorated with colorful neon trees and lights, it gives the illusion of being in a fantasy world.
The fantasy extends to the food as well. From crab legs and sushi appetizers to practically any type of entree you can imagine to a dessert station with over 39 selections and a chocolate fountain that makes you feel like a kid in a candy store, for a true Las Vegas buffet experience, the Buffet at the Wynn should be on your bucket list.
7. Forest Buffet, Harrah's, Lake Tahoe
Located on the 18th floor of Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Forest Buffet not only delivers amazing food and service but also spectacular views of the area. Voted Best of Tahoe by the Tahoe Daily Tribune Readers' Poll, this buffet is a must-visit.
Each night has a different theme: from Italian to Tex-Mex to seafood to surf and turf, you can't go wrong with a brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet here.
8. Rum Jungle Buffet, Casino Fandango, Carson City
This very affordable buffet has all of the deliciousness as more renowned and expensive buffets. The Sunday champagne brunch is a real crowd favorite.
Among the most popular stations are the enormous salad bar, good ole' American food, and the made-to-order crepe station.
9. Carvings Buffet, Harrah's, Reno
From salad to Italian to Mexican to Asian to American and beyond, Carvings has it all.
The signature carving station lets guests sample everything from roast turkey to prime rib au jus, and the confectioner's corner dessert station is to die for.
10. Island Buffet, Peppermill Resort, Reno
Island Buffet has been voted the best buffet by many publications including Nevada Magazine as well as the best champagne brunch buffet by Casino Player Magazine. From fresh salads to homemade soups to a variety of international entrees and sides, this is one of the best buffets in Reno and, quite frankly, in the entire state.
Among the most popular items here are the made-to-order pancakes and omelets for breakfast and, of course, seafood and dessert.
Have you eaten at any of these amazing buffets? Did I leave your favorite off the list? Please comment below.