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Las Vegas’ Top 11 All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
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Las Vegas has no shortage of unbelieveable buffets, most of which are located, conveniently, in the giant resort hotels, right next to the casino. And from sushi to prime rib, from crab legs to caviar, you can find just about any food you can imagine if you know where to look.
In America, we believe that it’s our God-given right to be able to eat as much as we want, whenever we want to. And in no city is this belief more apparent that Las Vegas, where there’s an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet seemingly around every corner. In honor of these temples of hedonistic excess, we’ve rounded up the city’s top 11.
There’s something about an all-you-can-eat buffet that makes us feel like kings. Having an unlimited amount of food at our disposal has been a goal of humans for thousands upon thousands of years, and to achieve that goal by simply forking over some cash and grabbing a plate satisfies us in an almost primal way. With grumbling bellies, we plan our strategy: Round One, Japanese. Round Two, seafood. Round Three, meat. Round Four, Italian. Round Five, all the stuff we missed. Round Six: Dessert. And it’s on.
Tackling a Las Vegas-style buffet isn’t just a culmination of human evolution, it’s an inner battle of endurance, and tackling one correctly can be an art form. Load your first plate up with starchy gut-busters like macaroni and cheese and you could hit the wall before you’re done with plate number two. But if you start with, say, crab legs, shrimp cocktail, oysters, some sushi, and salad, you’ll still be hungry for what’s to come and will have also knocked off the loss leaders, which are usually the most expensive items (aside from the prime rib, of course).
No matter how you tackle an all-you-can-eat Vegas buffet, it’s guaranteed that you’ll leave full, satisfied, and maybe a little ashamed of your stomach capacity. But anything in moderation is fine, and if you’re in Vegas you owe it to yourself to check out at least one of these incredible all-you-can-eat buffets.
In order to assemble our ranking, we rounded up all the city’s buffets (both on and off the Strip), and judged them according to food selection, décor, price point, whether they include all-you-care-to-drink options, and variety. Not surprisingly, all the ones that came out on top were connected to the city’s massive resort hotels, and all sound like astoundingly delicious dining extravaganzas.
So sit back, relax, loosen your belt, and take a tour through Las Vegas’ 11 top all-you-can-eat buffets.
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