Top 9 Cheap Buffets in Las Vegas 2022: Prices, Hours

Eating in an all-you-can-eat buffet is an essential part of the Vegas experience, and Sin City has options for all budgets, ranging from the luxuriously high-end to the simple and affordable.

If you want to experience a Las Vegas buffet but don’t have loads of cash to spend, there are still some great options to tempt you – and here we have the lowdown on all the cheap buffets in Las Vegas that are currently open.

Cheap Buffets On-Strip

Some of Vegas’ most expensive buffets are found on the Strip, but there are a couple of more affordable options to check out too – so let’s look at those first.

MGM Grand Buffet

Overview

MGM Grand Buffet
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The MGM Grand may be one of Vegas’ most iconic resorts, but the buffet is surprisingly affordable, making it a great option if you want to save some cash.

It specializes in classic American fare, so expect all your breakfast and brunch favorites – along with a few international options if you feel like something a little more exotic.

The buffet currently offers a combined breakfast and brunch sitting every day, finishing at 3pm. At present, there are no lunch or dinner sittings, although these may return in the future.

Saturdays and Sundays are slightly more expensive, but a wider selection of food is served on those days, and the price includes selected drinks – including some alcoholic drinks.

Highlights

MGM Grand Buffet

The eggs Benedict are always popular, as are the made-to-order omelets – there are two stations for these to help reduce wait times.

There are pastries for those with a sweet tooth, and an impressive carvery section for those who prefer meat.

For seafood fans, the snow crab legs are always a big draw – but look out for the likes of shrimp cocktail, mussels, clams, oysters and crayfish too.

To finish it all off, there’s a wide range of desserts to choose from too – assuming you’ve still got some space!

Opening times and prices

  • Mon-Fri brunch: 8am-3pm $27.99
  • Sat, Sun brunch: 8am-3pm $36.99

Children below 5 eat for free.

$9 drinks supplement for bloody marys, bellinis, and margaritas.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations can be made at mgmresorts.com, although they’re not required. A skip-the-line pass is also available and costs $15 per person. The dress code is “casual”, so you can wear anything you want – within reason.

  • Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: 702-891-6373

The Buffet at Excalibur

Overview

The Buffet, Excalibur 1
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The Excalibur buffet is now open all week, serving brunch from 8am to 3pm daily. The sittings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are slightly more expensive, but you can expect a wider range of dishes on those days.

The food on offer includes American and international dishes, with plenty of sweet and savory options to keep everyone happy – and it all comes at a very reasonable low price.

Highlights

The Buffet, Excalibur 2
Credit: @excaliburvegas

Those with a sweet tooth will want to head to the made-to-order crêpe station – and the made-to-order omelet station is a big favorite too.

Other highlights include smoked brisket, iced shellfish and beef birria.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon-Thu brunch: 8am-3pm Adults $26.99/children (5-11) $14.99
  • Fri-Sun brunch: 8am-3pm Adults $29.99/children (5-11) $15.99

The all-you-can-drink option is currently unavailable but may return in the future. Pre-pandemic, prices were in the $10-15 range, depending on the time of day.

Reservations and dress code

The dress code is listed as “casual”, and reservations are not required.

  • Address: Excalibur Hotel and Casino, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: Not given

The Buffet at Luxor

Overview

The Buffet at Luxor Sushi
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Broadly similar to the Excalibur buffet in terms of pricing and selection of food, the Luxor buffet represents another great value option on the Strip.

The buffet is open most days for brunch – except for Mondays and Tuesdays. Prices are slightly higher from Friday to Sunday.

Prices are very reasonable for the quality and range of food on offer – and you can also choose the unlimited drinks option, which gives you bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for up to an hour and half.

Highlights

The Buffet at Luxor
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One highlight is the huge 30ft salad bar, although for some people, filling up on salad defeats the object of eating at a buffet.

If you want to make the most of the other sections, look out for the excellent carvery featuring slow-roasted beef or ham steamship and roasted turkey. There’s also a homemade pizza area, along with plenty of pastries and desserts for those in search of something sweet.

Opening times and prices

  • Wed-Fri brunch: 8am-3pm Adults $28.99/children (5-11) $16.99
  • Sat, Sun brunch: 8am-3pm Adults $31.99/children (5-11) $17.99

Children below five eat for free.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations are not required, and the dress code is listed as “casual”.

  • Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: 702-262-4000

Circus Buffet, Circus Circus

Overview

Circus Buffet
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The Circus Buffet is back up and running and represents one of the most popular options at the more affordable end of the price range.

The buffet offers a daily combined breakfast/brunch/lunch sitting and a separate dinner sitting from Friday to Sunday.

The food focuses on American classics, and although it doesn’t have as wide a selection as some of Vegas’ other buffets, the Circus Buffet makes up for it by offering great value.

Highlights

The fried chicken and fried shrimp always go down well at the Circus Buffet, and you can also look out for the likes of tacos and burritos. The ice cream section and desserts like carrot cake will please those looking for something a bit sweeter.

Opening times and prices

The price for the early sitting is the same throughout, so it is just referred to as “brunch”, but “lunch” food items appear at 11am. Here are the times and prices:

  • Mon-Fri brunch: 7am-2pm Adults $22.99/children (4-10) $17.99
  • Sat, Sun brunch: 7am-2pm Adults $25.99/children (4-10) $18.99
  • Mon-Thu dinner: 4.30pm-10pm Adults $24.99/children (4-10) $19.99
  • Fri, Sat, Sun dinner: 4.30pm-10pm Adults $27.99/children (4-10) $20.99

Children below 4 eat for free.

Reservations and dress code

No dress code is stated, and reservations are not required.

  • Address: Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: 800-634-3450

Cheap Buffets Off-Strip

If you’re willing to go off-Strip – either to Downtown or to other parts of the city – several buffets at the lower end of the price range have opened their doors again and are welcoming back guests.

Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station

Overview

Garden Court Buffet 1

The Garden Court Buffet is known for its Victorian-style décor, but despite the opulent backdrop, the prices are surprisingly affordable.

This is currently the only buffet open in Downtown. At present, it is open for brunch every day, with a dinner sitting available on Fridays and Saturdays. The food on offer includes American favorites alongside a range of international dishes.

Note that discounts are available to Emerald-level members and above.

Highlights

The rotisserie chicken is a particular highlight, and the buffet also features dishes from Hawaiian cuisine, something that shouldn’t be missed.

Other specialties include Southern pizzas and Southwestern food in general, and you’ll also find Mexican and Asian cuisines well represented. Look out for sweet options like apple crêpes and blueberry blintzes too.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon-Fri brunch: 7am-2pm $22.99 (Emerald and above $19.99)
  • Sat & Sun brunch: 7am-2pm $25.99 (Emerald and above $21.99)
  • Fri & Sat dinner: 4pm-9pm $29.99 (Emerald and above $26.99)

Children 4-10 are half price. Children 3 & under are free.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations can be made by calling 800-465-0711 but are not required. No dress code is stated.

  • Address: 200 N Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Phone: 702-387-1896

The Garden Buffet at South Point Casino

Overview

Garden Buffet, South Point

Located around five miles south of the main Strip, the Garden Buffet at South Point Casino is a budget-friendly option that’s worth making the journey for.

It features six live-cooking stations – Asian, Mexican, Italian, Barbecue, Chinese and Seafood – and there’s also a Mongolian Grill section where you can create your own dishes.

Highlights

The Garden Buffet Seafood

Every night from Saturday to Thursday is Prime Rib Night when prime rib is obviously the star of the show. You can also look forward to peel and eat shrimp, which is available every night too.

However, Friday nights are seafood nights, so if you love everything from the sea – including crab legs, oysters on the half shell, sushi and more peel and eat shrimp – that’s the time to visit. This option is less cheap, but it’s still great value for money.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon-Fri breakfast: 7am-10am $14.95/$11.95 members
  • Mon-Fri lunch: 11am-3pm $18.95/$15.95 members
  • Sat, Sun Prime Rib & Champagne Brunch: 8am-3pm $26.95/$23.95 members
  • Sat-Thu Prime Rib Dinner: 4pm-9pm $26.95/$23.95 members
  • Fri Seafood Night Dinner: 4pm-9pm $44.95/$41.95 members

Children aged 4-8 eat for half-price, below 4 eat for free.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations are not required. The dress code is stated as “casual”.

  • Address: South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89183
  • Phone: 702-796-7111

Fresh Buffet at Westgate Las Vegas

Overview

fresh buffet

The Fresh Buffet at Westgate Las Vegas has recently reopened its doors after a long enforced closure due to covid.

The buffet offers weekday breakfast and lunch sittings and weekend brunch sittings with slightly more food options to choose from.

It’s a typical budget-friendly Vegas buffet serving plenty of tasty dishes without necessarily doing anything spectacular – all for a very reasonable price.

Highlights

At the carvery section, you’ll find brisket, pork belly, ribs and assorted sausages, and they also serve both fried and achiote chicken.

The Asian section has a range of classic Chinese dishes along with pork buns and pot stickers, and you should also look out for the likes of artichoke salad and shrimp cocktail in other sections.

The dessert area includes wholesome favorites like pecan pie and pear or cherry cobbler.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon-Fri breakfast: 7am-11am $19.99/$16.99 WOW members
  • Mon-Fri lunch: 11am-2pm $22.99/$19.99 WOW members
  • Sat & Sun brunch: 7am-2pm $26.99/$23.99 WOW members

Unlimited mimosas and bellinis $12

Reservations and dress code

Reservations are not required, and no dress code is stated.

Important note

The buffet is currently only guaranteed to be open for weekend brunch sittings – if you want to visit for weekday breakfast or lunch, you should call ahead to check since opening depends on occupancy in the hotel.

  • Address: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Phone: 702-732-5755

Market Place Buffet at Rampart Casino

Overview

Marketplace Buffet, Rampart Casino
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Away from the Strip and billing itself as the only buffet in northwest Las Vegas, the Market Place Buffet at Rampart Casino offers several lunch, brunch and dinner options, all of which represent great value for money.

Choose from the Prime Rib Dinner, the Weekend Champagne Brunch, the Aloha Night Dinner or just regular lunch – and for those who like it boozy, they also offer lunch, brunch and dinner all-you-can-drink deals at invitingly low prices.

Highlights

If you go for a Prime Rib Dinner, the main highlight, unsurprisingly, is the rib, although there’s also plenty of juicy ham, turkey, lamb and more to choose from.

On the other hand, if you go on a Saturday night, you can look forward to sampling a range of more exotic Hawaiian specialties.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon, Thu, Fri Lunch: 11am-2pm $17.99 ($14.95 with membership)
  • Sat, Sun Champagne Brunch: 9am-2pm $29.99 ($24.99 with membership)
  • Sat Aloha Dinner: 4pm-8pm $29.99 ($24.99 with membership)
  • Thu, Fri, Sun Prime Rib Dinner: 4pm-8pm $29.99 ($24.99 with membership)
  • All-you-can-drink beer and wine: $17.99 for brunch and dinner, $12.99 for lunch.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations are not required. No dress code is listed, but the vibe is casual.

  • Address: 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
  • Phone: Not given

A.Y.C.E. Buffet at the Palms Casino Resort

Overview

A.Y.C.E. Buffet
Source: @palms

The Palms Casino Resort may be home to some of the most expensive rooms and the most exclusive gaming floors in Vegas, but the buffet there is surprisingly affordable.

Unusually, the food is not grouped by country of origin but rather by the style of preparation, and sections include World Pan, Revival, The Greenery, The Roastery, The Hearth, Smoke & Fire and Sweet & Light.

Note that some of the special sittings like lobster night can be more expensive, although they’re still good value for what you pay.

Highlights

Friday dinners feature snow crab and prime rib, so those are what you should fill up if that’s when you visit. Similarly, if you’re there for Wednesday dinner, make sure you eat as much lobster as you can.

At any time, the carvery will be a big hit for those who love meat – while those who enjoy seafood won’t be disappointed by the piles of delicious shrimp.

Opening times and prices

  • Mon, Tue, Thu breakfast: 8-11am $24.99 adults/$12.99 children
  • Mon, Tue, Thu dinner: 4-9pm $36.99 adults/$21.99 children
  • Wed breakfast: 8-11am $24.99 adults/$12.99 children
  • Wed dinner (lobster night): 4-9pm $64.99 adults/$54.99 children
  • Fri breakfast: 8-11am $24.99 adults/$12.99 children
  • Fri dinner (snow crab & prime rib night): 4-9pm $42.99 adults/$22.99 children
  • Weekend brunch: 9am-4pm $32.99 adults/$19.99 children
  • Sat dinner: 5-10pm $36.99 adults/$21.99 children
  • Sun dinner: 5-9pm $36.99 adults/$21.99 children

Children’s rates are for those aged 3-11. Children below 3 eat for free.

Reservations and dress code

Reservations are not required, but wait times can be long during peak hours. There’s no official dress code, so you can wear what you want as long as you’re sensible.

  • Address: 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
  • Phone: 866-752-2236

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Plenty of places to feast without spending a fortune

In the post-pandemic world, it’s true that there are far fewer buffet options than there once were – which is hardly surprising since the concept of a self-serve buffet doesn’t really lend itself to the post-covid New Normal.

However, a handful have already opened up again and are welcoming diners back, and if you want to try one without burning a hole in your pocket, the ones on our list are all worth considering.

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