Las Vegas
1. Bacchanal Buffet
Caesars Palace

Generally, the standard by which all Las Vegas buffets are judged, Bacchanal Buffet took advantage of the downtime during the early days of the pandemic and reopened in 2021 with an all-new look and selection. The space underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and added dozens of new dishes, served from nine open kitchens. It's easy to see a greater array of Asian cuisine, such as black pepper beef or chicken tikka masala, and plant-based options. Try the spring veggies and lentil ragout currently available. A wood-fired grill serves up a nice prime rib and a few surprises, including a lamb T-bone with artichoke barigoule. The saffron butter braised lobster claws are nearly worth the price of admission alone. In late May, brunch expands to five days a week, Thursday through Monday, with crab served Friday through Sunday. That gives you additional opportunities to try the short rib benedict, seafood gumbo, and "Hog Heaven Waffler," a waffle slider with smoked pork belly, bacon, sausage, egg, cheese, and blueberry syrup.
Cost: Dinner is $74.99, brunch is $54.99.
How to order: Making a reservation is highly recommended and should be done well in advance if you're seeking a particular time slot.

2. Wicked Spoon
The Cosmopolitan

A Vegas buffet used to be about scooping as much food as possible on your plate, but Wicked Spoon turned that idea around when it first opened in 2010, offering a wider variety of food in smaller portions with the same quality you'd find in a nice restaurant. Today, you can work your way through intriguing bites like "angry" mac n' cheese, tamarind-glazed leg of lamb, Asian dirty rice, and a pizza topped with the same stuff you'd find in a Reuben sandwich (corned beef, sauerkraut, and special sauce). An in-house team of butchers is responsible for mouth-watering meatballs, prime rib, and bone marrow with short rib. It's important to know that Wicked Spoon is only open for breakfast and lunch (or brunch on the weekends), so plan accordingly. In addition to deals on bottomless mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, and Bud Light draft, Wicked Spoon has an all-you-can-drink craft cocktail option, including the vodka-fueled morning buzz, served in a Chinese takeout-style box.
Cost: Wicked Spoon is open for breakfast ($38 adults, $19 kids 5-10) and lunch ($45 adults, $22.50 kids 5-10) Monday-Friday and brunch ($49 adults, $24 kids 5-10) Saturday-Sunday. Bottomless booze packages are $24-$40 and have a two-hour limit.
How to book: Dining is walk-in only.

6. Garden Court Buffet
Main Street Station

If you're craving calories on Fremont Street, this is the only consistent buffet in the Downtown tourist area. Located inside the Main Street Station casino, Garden Court has a beautiful dining room (especially for buffet standards) with arched illuminated ceilings, brick walls, trees, and Victorian-inspired decor. Stations serve a variety of dishes, ranging from Asian and Mexican to pizza and "country" (Southern-style comfort food) with a standard salad bar. Garden Court is open daily for brunch 8 am–2 pm, but only open for dinner (4–9 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays.
Cost: Brunch is $23.99-26.99, dinner is $32.99. Kids 4-10 are half-price. Higher-level Boyd Rewards members receive discounts.
Now to book: Dining is walk-in only.

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