As one person put it, Las Vegas is ANYTHING but cheap... and what's cheap to one person could be a bank breaker for another!
With that said, here's enough information on the dining scene in Las Vegas to let you plan ahead for how much money to bring for food... and where to eat where your money will last the longest!
How to get Free Food in Las Vegas This is a forum with various tips like "... go the 2-for-1 route. That means going to places like Hash House A Go Go to order one giant entree and split it with your partner. They sure do give you enough food at that joint! Another ways is to get half price buffet deals so two of you can eat for the cost of one...."
Cheapo Vegas: "... It used to be easy as pie to get cheap food in Las Vegas, even pie. The casinos were desperate to get you in, and they happily lost a few bucks on dinner hoping you'd be so full and happy you'd be willing to gamble away your savings. It's not so easy getting free grub anymore. The cheap eats are fewer and farther in between these days, but these tips will keep you and your wallet stuffed full. The buffets in town are the most obvious place to start, but don't limit yourself. There are plenty of other options that don't include slimy scrambled eggs and corn beef hash unfit for dogs...."
$1.99 Shimp Cocktail! "The Golden Gate introduced shrimp cocktail to the Las Vegas casino scene in 1959, and we've served over 25 million since! This Las Vegas tradition features lots of ocean shrimp in an old-fashioned "tulip" sundae glass, served with our own secret cocktail sauce and a wedge of lemon for only $1.99..... Locals vote our shrimp cocktail "Best of Las Vegas" year after year."
Vegas.com 's Dining Bargains Where to find a 75 cent hot dog... a $2.85 chicken superbowl with rice ... a $6.99 steak dinner .... a $7.99 prime rib and shrimp dinner.... a $2.85 hamburger served with macaroni salad ... a $1.99 breakfast.... a 99 cent shrimp cocktail... a $1.50 beer... plus lots of other inexpensive choices for for dining in Vegas.
About.com's 'Cheap Food in Vegas'"... Las Vegas buffets still serve a lot of food but they are all not as cheap as they used to be. However, you can still get some real bargains but you might not be so happy with the food...."
NOTE: Any prices and times listed below are only for convenience and are subject to frequent change. Click on link to check current rates... or phone for rates. We "deep link" to the restaurants for your convenience. If a link has changed, just go back to the main url... and look for "dining" in the menu.
Las Vegas Buffet Deals
Buffet of Buffets "... stay two nights and get two all-day, all access buffet passes to seven of the most mouthwatering buffets in Sin City! "
Lago Buffet (Caesars)
Le Village Buffet (Paris)
Spice Market Buffet (Planet Hollywood)
Flavors Buffet (Harrah's)
Paradise Garden Buffet (Flamingo)
Carnival World Buffet (The Rio)
Village Seafood Buffet (The Rio)* (additional cost)
Emperor's Buffet (Imperial Place)
The Buffet at Bellagio
Breakfast 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun Champagne Brunch
8:00am - 4:00 pm
Gourmet dinner: Fri & Sat 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
"The Buffet at Bellagio offers you the finest cuisine, hand-picked from a myriad of exotic places. Revel in a variety of sumptuous selections from Italy, China and Japan, as well as fresh seafood and traditional American delights. Satisfy your discerning taste with custom cuisine … live-action cooking stations assure that your meal is made-to-order. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily."
128 E. Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 382-1600 | Toll Free: (800) 622-6468
Also has a variety of other really cheap dining places.
China Express A varied selection of freshly prepared Chinese food, starting at $4.99.
Viva Salsa Great tacos, burritos, quesadillas and other zesty Mexican fare. Starting at $1.99.
Pizza Palace Fresh baked pizza, Italian sandwiches and more. Dinners for two. All you can eat pasta specials. Early bird specials..
Cafe Lago Buffet
Breakfast 7:30am - 11:30am
Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Weekend Brunch 8:30am - 3:30pm
Seafood buffet Fridays & Saturdays, featuring assorted seafood, including boiled shrimp, roasted halibut and snow crab, as well as whole steamed lobster. 4:00pm to 10:00pm -
"Like no other 24-hour dining experience, Cafe Lago features live entertainment on the Frank Sinatra Steinway, at which David Osborne and other featured pianists play seven days a week."
"Cafe Lago features a diverse, international à la carte menu as well as complete breakfast and lunch buffets daily, dinner buffets Friday and Saturday nights, and weekend brunch buffets."
"The extensive menu offers multi-national and American favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Five live-action stations, with chefs preparing requests to order, highlight the weekend brunch area at Cafe Lago. The buffets and brunches feature the freshest ingredients and many made-to-order specialties, including a world-class selection of Asian fare, herb-roasted poultry and sautéed pastas. Enjoy the weekend champagne brunch with omelets cooked to order, hand-carved, herb-crusted prime rib, eggs Benedict, fresh jumbo shrimp and crab legs on ice. The weekend champagne buffet is offered along with the à la carte menu."
"... From pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue, the Carnival World Buffet offers numerous distinct dining experiences from around the world featuring live-action cooking right before your eyes guaranteeing freshness and top quality.
Enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch..."
Gold Coast Port's O Call Buffet
702-367-7111 or 1-800-331-5334
"All new seven Live cooking stations buffet. A feast fit for a king, with a sumptuous array of hot and cold specialties for breakfast, lunch or dinner. "
"Beyond buffet...Enter and explore your every possibility for your ultimate food fantasy at The Buffet. Get the dish of your dreams and then some for breakfast, lunch and dinner or at the charming Sunday Champagne Brunch. Exceptional edibles with elegance on every side are yours for the enjoying... "
"...Flavors is a great place to satisfy any appetite and features continuous live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut Prime Rib, an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection.
Flavors, The Buffet represents cuisines from around the world, including Churrasco (Brazilian BBQ), sumptuous pizzas and Italian casseroles prepared in a wood burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken, piping hot steamed crab legs and tasty Asian selections such as hand rolled-sushi, Maki Rolls and homemade wonton soup as well as traditional Southwestern dishes. Flavors is one of the most diverse buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.
For dessert, Flavors features a gelato station with homemade sorbet, gelato and ice cream...."
Las Vegas Hilton "The Buffet"
Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Champagne Brunch 8am-5pm Sat & Sun
This traditional buffet offers flavors from around the world. From Chinese cuisine to seafood specialties. The Buffet has something for everyone.
Breakfast – features breakfast favorites including eggs and omelets made-to- order, sirloin steak, smokehouse bacon, country sausage, corned beef hash and blintzes along with a breakfast bar filled with items such as smoked salmon with all the trimmings, a variety of fresh fruits and breakfast meats, fresh fruits and compotes, and a large variety of home baked breakfast pastries.
Lunch – has a large variety of dishes which include carved prime rib of beef and roasted breast of turkey, steak, chicken, seafood and pasta entrees. Two bountiful cold tables feature smoked fish, fresh fruits and salads. You can build your own ice cream sundaes or choose from a display of assorted cakes, pies and pastries which include sugar free desserts.
Dinner –specialties include prime rib, carved turkey, steaks and chops, pasta dishes cooked to order, a variety of Chinese wok entrees, fresh seafood, peeled shrimp, sushi. Deluxe cakes, pastries and much, much more. Complimentary beer and wine are served daily, as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
Champagne Brunch – serving the best of our breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with Champagne and Mimosas
Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet
Breakfast 6:30am - 11:30am $10.75
Lunch 11:30am - 4:00pm $11.25
Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm $16.95
Children under 2 dine free
"The Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet is a true delight for Kings and Queens of all ages, and features a 30-foot salad bar, homemade pizza station, two carving stations, two omelet stations, and specialties from around the world. Our delectable dessert station features French pastries and sugar-free desserts."
".... Voted best buffet in Downtown Las Vegas! From the moment you step inside, you’ll enjoy the spacious surroundings with elegant Victorian décor. Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner to try a vast array of delicious choices including Mexican food, Southwestern fare, Asian delights, pizza and our famous rotisserie chicken. The Garden Court Buffet features specialty nights including T-Bone Tuesdays, Steak and Scampi Thursdays and Seafood night on Fridays and Saturdays. Also join us for champagne brunch served on Saturday and Sunday...."
Overlooking exquisite 11 acre tropical water garden
MGM Grand MGM Grand Buffet
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am $11.99
Lunch 11:00am - 2:30pm $14.99
Dinner 4:30pm - 10:00pm $21.99
Friday and Saturday Dinner $24.99
Weekend Champagne Brunch 10 a.m. to 2:30 $16.99
Mirage Cravings Buffet
Breakfast 7:00am - 11.00 am $12.50
Lunch 11:00am - 3.00 pm $17.50
Dinner 3:00pm - 10:00pm $22.50
Sun Champagne Brunch 8:00am - 3:00pm $20.50
Discounted for children 10 and under
"Follow the intriguing aroma into a contemporary village of savory world flavors. Celebrate the art of eating in a visually appetizing scene designed by Adam Tihany and experience 11 cooking stations, a street of restaurants and an array of tempting elements only at Cravings – the ultimate buffet dining experience."
Buffets in Las Vegas, continued
Monte Carlo The Buffet
Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 3:30pm
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun Champagne Brunch 7:00am - 3:30pm
Enjoy cuisine from all corners of the globe at this Las Vegas restaurant. Taste made to order dishes at our pasta bar and grill stations. Choose from freshly carved turkey or beef at our carving stations. Get your leafy greens and other healthy treats at our extensive salad bar. Then end your perfect meal with a perfectly decadent and irresistible dessert – or two or three. After all, a trip to the Buffet at Monte Carlo is all about indulgence, and in this Las Vegas restaurant, that should be easy.
Orleans French Market Buffet
Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun Champagne Brunch 8:00am - 3:00pm
Monday Seafood Night
"... The French Market Buffet is The Orlean's all-new action buffet featuring Italian, Mongolian, Barbecue, American, Seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, as well as an oversized dessert bar. This all-you-can-eat, every-meal-every-day restaurant is sure to satisfy any appetite. From eggs prepared before your eyes just the way you like them to finger-licking-good house smoked ribs, and scrumptious desserts, it's all here...."
".... Be sure to sample our special hotel buffets on Friday and Saturday nights when prime rib and shrimp are endless. Our affordable buffet prices make the Feast family-friendly, and you'll receive an extra buffet discount when you use your Boarding Pass player's card…it's like a buffet coupon you can use time and time again!..."
Breakfast: 7am to 10:30am
Lunch: 11am to 3pm
Dinner: 4am to 10pm
Weekend Brunch: 11am to 3pm
"... features fare from around the world. Mexican, Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and American. Top it all off with tantalizing desserts and you have the buffet that, this year, was voted #1 in Las Vegas...."
Rio Carnival World Buffet
Breakfast 7:00am - 11 am $12.99
Lunch 11:00am - 3:30pm $14.99
Dinner 3:30pm - 10:00pm $22.99
Weekend Champagne Brunch 10:30am 3:30pm $22.99
Children 4-8 years old 4 dollars off.
Children 3 and under eat free.
Las Vegas' Best Buffet Gets Even Better!
"Recognized as the best buffet in Vegas, year after year, by guests and critics alike, the Carnival World Buffet has raised the bar in buffet dining once again, offering more variety in food choices (more than 300 dishes prepared fresh daily) and a new contemporary design that make the best buffet in Vegas even better."
"From pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbeque; the Carnival World Buffet offers numerous distinct dining experiences from around the world featuring live-action cooking right before your eyes guaranteeing freshness and top quality."
"Enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch by our Chef Randy Sebastian, ranked one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the United States, and a first place winner at the 2003 National Pastry Championship."
"Omelets made-to-order and a huge variety of breakfast items is the perfect way to start the day. For lunch, five themed stations, including Mexican, Chinese, Italian, BBQ and Made in America, and a traditional carving station await your appetite. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, your experience at the World’s Fare Buffet will be one to savor. Champagne Brunch on Saturday and Sunday"
" The Sahara Buffet, one of the best values in Las Vegas, features a world of taste to tempt every appetite - carving stations, omelets, salad bar, seafood, pizza, pasta, Asian specialties, barbecue, delectable desserts and a variety of beverages."
Sam's Town Firelight Buffet
features a wide variety of food items located on several different display cooking areas, including open rotisseries, omelet stations and carving stations.
Revolutionizing the traditional dining experience. Featuring six, live action stations offering an endless variety of all-you-can-eat delectables. There's nothing else quite like Seasons, the new buffet at Silverton. Beginning with the garden-fresh selections from our salad bar to a wide variety of delicious entrées hand-prepared while you watch, topped off with a chocolate fountain and dozens of made-from-scratch desserts, Seasons offers more choices of fresher quality dishes than you'll find anywhere else in Las Vegas. For brunch, lunch or dinner… Seasons – a new way to buffet.
We are a live action buffet that is all about freshness!Menu items will change on a seasonal basis.Hours of Operation:
Our stations include: A fresh salad bar, Italian, Asian, BBQ, Seafood, & Dessert. The Italian section will feature items such as eggplant parmesan, baked manicotti, and penne primavera, as well as freshly baked pizzas prepared in our pizza oven! Asian fare will include items such as General chicken, stir fried vegetables, Egg drop soup and won ton soup. The BBQ section encompasses rotisserie chicken, pulled pork and turkey on the carving station. The seafood section will offer delectable treats such as Mahi mahi, swordfish steaks, and coconut shrimp. Last but certainly not least is the dessert production station. In this locale you can find a variety of pies and cakes, our chocolate dipping fountain, and a gelato bar.
"... Try plate after plate of global cuisine, including Pan-Asian, Southwestern, American comfort foods, regional European flavors, the carving station, a deli display, omelets made to order and freshly baked pastries. We also offer a discount you won’t find at other Vegas hotel buffets. Sign up for your ace | PLAY™ membership today and our seasonal buffet and salad bar is yours for 25% off—seven days a week!.."
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"I have lived in Las Vegas for around 5 years, and never thought Vegas food was particularly cheap. Since using this book I think I've rediscovered the good food deals that Vegas used to be famous for. I took my mum out for a chicken caesar salad lunch for $2.99 (her) New York steak and eggs $3.25 (me)... And I found pie and ice cream for $1.35. The book located a good spot for my first champagne brunch since I moved here for just $8.00 although the book lists one as cheap as $4.49. "
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