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The Two Best Buffets in Las Vegas

Sarah has traveled to Las Vegas many times in the past few years, sometimes with her husband and sometimes solo.

Las Vegas is known for many things: bright lights, large casinos, fantastic shows, and amazing food. Almost every resort on the strip as well as downtown has its own unique buffet. It would be impossible to try them all in one trip because there's only so much one can eat in a day—plus the buffets can get pretty expensive. In this article, I will tell you about the top two dinner buffets in Las Vegas.

1. Aria Resort Buffet

Located on the main part of the Las Vegas strip is the Aria Resort. This resort is very close to the Cosmopolitan and other big-name resorts like Bally's.

Like all of the other resorts on the strip, the Aria has a huge buffet. There is no significant name to remember—the buffet is just called "the buffet at Aria," so it should be very easy to find when you enter the casino.

The buffet at Aria costs $30 per adult and $16.50 per child ages five through 12 for breakfast and lunch on Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast is from 7:00-11:00 a.m. and lunch is from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is brunch from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and it costs $35.99 per adult and $18.50 per child. The dinner is from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m., and on Mondays through Fridays, it costs $40.99 per adult and on Saturdays and Sundays, it costs $45.99 per adult. Dinner is free for children, though.

The buffet at Aria can be very expensive but it's worth the price. It has more variety than other buffets on the strip. I visited this buffet in 2018 and even though I didn't like all the types of food offered, it was still amazing to see all the different types of food.

They had many different stations, including:

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  • Fish market with fresh seafood, crab legs, seafood paella, Hawaiian poke bowls, and sushi
  • Asian food, featuring dishes from China and Japan
  • Pizza
  • Italian food with made-to-order pasta and cured meats and cheeses
  • Salad bar
  • Indian food
  • Mediterranean food, featuring dishes North Africa and the Middle East
  • Latin food with Mexican and South American dishes
  • American comfort food featuring spaghetti, fried chicken, and mashed potatoes
  • Carving station with grilled and smoked meats like turkey and roast beef
  • Huge dessert bar

There's so much to choose from that it's hard to try them all! Unfortunately due to the coronavirus, the buffet at Aria is still temporarily closed, but it is scheduled to reopen on August 27, 2022. Next time you're in Las Vegas and after the reopening, you definitely should check it out for an amazing buffet experience!

2. Garden Court at The Main Street Station

If you're looking for something cheaper and you have a car, you should try the Garden Court Buffet at The Main Street Station Hotel, Casino, and Brewery in downtown Las Vegas. It's a little far from the strip, so I only recommend going if you have a car. Also, downtown Las Vegas isn't as safe as the strip, so you need to be careful if you're alone. However, if you're with friends or you have a car to take there, I definitely recommend this buffet.

Unlike most of the other buffets in town, the Garden Court Buffet is a lot cheaper. Brunch is served daily from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p,m, and costs $20.99 for adults, kids ages four to 10 are half price, and kids under three are free. The buffet is open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and costs $28.99 for adults, half price for kids ages four to 10, and kids under three are free.

Prior to the coronavirus, this buffet was open for dinner daily, but since its reopening last year it's only open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Therefore, when going to this buffet, you should try to double-check online whether it is open or not that day because this can change in the future.

The atmosphere at the buffet is also very beautiful, with an old Victorian-style theme. The buffet also has many different stations, including:

  • Pizza
  • Southern comfort food
  • Carving station with ham, turkey, and other meats
  • Asian food
  • Seafood
  • Mexican food
  • Wide variety of desserts

© 2022 Sarah Wong

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