When you mention Las Vegas, most people think of gambling and casinos, but the first thing that comes to my mind, is food, or more specifically, giant buffets. I love buffets, and I’ll attack the food like there’s no tomorrow, finishing plate after plate full of crab legs.
Through the years I’ve tried most of the buffets on The Strip, and it is my general experience that you get what you pay for. Prime rib, mini sliders and shrimp cocktails are standard items that you can get at any of the buffets in Las Vegas, but if you’re after nicer looking, individually arranged food or if crab is crucial, the options are more limited. Personally, I prefer spending a little extra and get a nicer selection of food, which is also reflected in my two favorite picks, which you’ll find below:
1. Bacchanal at Caesars Palace
This buffet has everything and more, and they even do a couple of ethnic cuisines with authority and integrity. Most dishes at Bacchanal are neatly arranged on small plates and pots, which takes the experience a further step up.
I had a Thai iced tea boba float which was delicious and according to my cheese-loving sister, the cheese selection at Bacchanal isn’t bad either, so remember to save room for dessert.
Bacchanal serves crab legs at the weekend brunch.
Bacchanal at Caesars Palace, Dinner: $54.99 (weekdays) $64.99 (weekend)
Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan
For a long time, Wicked Spoon was my number one in Las Vegas, and even though I like Bacchanal slightly better today, Wicked Spoon is still among the very best. The black/orange décor is chic, and just like at Bacchanal, the food is served in individual plates or pans. Wicked Spoon also has a decent selection of vegetarian dishes.
Dinner: Mon-Thu: $42 Fri-Sun: $49