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The following once popular Vegas buffets have closed.

We hope they might open again soon and are listing them so you can see what things were like when they were open. In many cases they just never opened again after the Covid-19 pandemic, or became Food Halls. If you ate at any of them, please share you opinions in the comments below.

Sterling Brunch at Horseshoe Las Vegas (closed)

This excellent high-end buffet is too good not to mention, even though it’s only available on Sundays. As soon as you’re seated, you’ll be met with champagne (which is unlimited) and delicious Gruyere cheese-flavored popovers. You can enjoy a buffet line including premium seafood options like Alaskan king crab legs, lobster tails and fresh-shucked oysters. Other delicious options include unlimited caviar, prime rib, filet minion, and rack of lamb. You can also order small dishes with your server that the whole table can share, like eggs benedict and lobster bisque. An absolute winner for brunch!

The Buffet at Aria (closed)

Aria Las Vegas Buffet

Located on the 2nd floor of Aria Resort and Casino, The Buffet at Aria has a stunningly stylish atmosphere and a truly international selection of cuisine to choose from. It’s kind of a hidden gem because the lines are not normally long. It offers 11 food stations with cuisine from all corners of the globe and something for every taste.

The seafood selection is great at this buffet, with choices like fish & chips, salmon, crawfish, oysters, as well as paella. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at their Gourmet Dinner, you can also enjoy all-you-can-eat king crab legs. As far as meat dishes go, you’ll find barbeque beef ribs, rotisserie chicken, prime rib and more.

Two food stations stand out as being something that other buffets just don’t offer: the Mediterranean section and the Tandoori section. The Mediterranean station offers healthy dishes from North Africa and the Middle East, like kabobs, pita and hummus. The Tandoori station has tasty traditional Indian cuisine including naan bread fresh from the oven, chicken tikka masala and pompano fish. They also have a great baked potato bar where you can create your own loaded baked potato.

The Buffet at Aria has an awesome breakfast selection, some highlights being smoked salmon eggs benedict, red velvet pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and stuffed French toast. For dessert you’ll find all kinds of sweet surprises like gelato, cookies, crème Brulee, and apple pie.

Their all-you-can-drink upgrade allows you to get unlimited bloody marys, champagne, mimosas, rum punch, margaritas, as well as premium beer and wine.

Standout dishes:

  • Ham & truffle macaroni and cheese
  • Chicken parmesan
  • Shrimp pad thai
  • Peking duck
  • Made-to-order poke
  • Spiced meatloaf

Bayside Buffet at Mandalay Bay (closed)

Offering a sweeping view of the tropical pool area and gardens at Mandalay Bay, Bayside Buffet has the quality you would expect from a buffet located in a 4 star resort, at a very reasonable price. This buffet has a diverse range of cuisines that will cater to the tastes of anyone in your group.

Bayside Buffet gives you a variety of seafood options. They have steamed Alaskan crab legs, classic Las Vegas shrimp cocktails, Spanish paella and herb crusted salmon, to name a few choices. For the meat lovers in your group, there is a carving station that serves grilled flank steak, prime rib and roast turkey. We also recommend the Swedish meatballs, barbeque pork ribs and teriyaki beef.

Breakfast at the Bayside Buffet gives you all you would expect from a fabulous Las Vegas buffet. Some of our favorites are the chicken fried steak, the omelet station and eggs benedict. For dessert you’ll find a wide selection of cakes, pies and pastries. We especially loved the cheesecake. There is an all-you-can-drink option for adult beverages that gives you unlimited beer, wine and champagne.

Standout dishes:

  • Hawaiian barbeque chicken
  • Tempura shrimp
  • Baked tilapia with teriyaki glaze
  • Korean flank steak

Cravings at The Mirage / Hardrock (closed)

Cravings Buffet Mirage Las Vegas

If you’re looking for a great buffet that is also great value for money, Cravings buffet at The Mirage / Hard Rock is the perfect choice for you. With 11 cooking stations offering a wide array of international dishes, your whole group will find something they love at this buffet. The décor and atmosphere is casual but attractively designed. One of the highlights of the buffet is their self-serve drink station, which has over 150 flavor variations of coca cola products.

Seafood at this buffet is infused with delightful dishes such as clam chowder in bread bowls, penne with prawns, or fish and chips. They also have mussels with tomatoes and garlic, broiled mahi-mahi and snow crab claws. Cravings has a mouth-watering menu of meat options such as apple pecan pork tenderloin medallions, chili & honey glazed chicken, barbeque ribs and grilled flank steak.

We loved having breakfast at Cravings, where they served all of our favorite breakfast classics like eggs, sausages and hashbrowns, but with some outstanding treats like champagne pancakes with chocolate cream, and brisket eggs benedict. The dessert section is excellent, with sweet delights like white chocolate raspberry cake, gourmet cupcakes and a gelato dispenser. Cravings has an unlimited beverages upgrade where you can get all-you-can-drink beer, cocktails (including screwdrivers, bloody marys and rum punch), as well as wine and champagne.

Standout dishes:

  • Spicy Szechuan eggplant
  • Linguini with saffron lobster sauce
  • Shrimp tostadas with avocado

Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas (closed)

Spice Market Buffet serves prime rib every single night, along with roasted turkey, tri-tip and barbeque spiced chicken. The expansive selection of cuisines available at this buffet includes American, Asian, Mexican, Italian, and even Middle Eastern fare. Brunch at Spice Market buffet is a real favorite of ours, with excellent eggs benedict, champagne and mimosas. They have an all-you-can-drink adult beverages upgrade available.

Flavors Buffet at Harrah’s Las Vegas (closed)

Flavors has a mouth-watering selection of unique tastes, like Brazilian barbeque, pizza made in a wood-burning oven, hand-made sushi and… yes! All you can eat crab legs! There’s a great dessert selection including a gelato station, and you can purchase an all-you-can-drink champagne add-on during brunch.

Paradise Garden Buffet at Flamingo (closed)

This is a family favorite of ours, with a wonderful view of the tropical gardens and the real flamingos and birds. The brunch menu has made-to-order omelet and crepe stations, while dinner features delicious Cajun and Southern-inspired cuisine.

Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas (closed)

Paris Las Vegas. Le Village Buffet

This buffet is worth visiting for its décor that makes you feel like you’re in a real French Village, with 5 cooking stations bringing to life the 5 provinces of France. Featuring delectable dishes like truffle mac n cheese, prime rib and snow crab legs, this experience is a delightful culinary tour of France. You can use your Buffet of Buffets deal at this location too!

Crafted Buffet at The Stratosphere (closed)

Featuring Pan-Asian, Southwestern and American comfort food dishes, Crafted Buffet is well worth checking out. Champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays includes all-you-can-eat New York steak and peel & eat shrimp, as well as (you guessed it) unlimited champagne. Enjoy a carving station, omelets made to order, a great deli section and a variety of delicious desserts.

Carnival World Buffet at Rio (closed)

The original mega-buffet in Las Vegas, Carnival World Buffet at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has a huge selection of dishes to try, in a comfortable and casual setting perfect for families. Live cooking stations let you watch your food being freshly prepared, and there are over 200 dishes on offer daily. This is another buffet where you can use your Buffet of Buffets deal – an offer that allows you to visit multiple locations as many times as you like over a 24 hour period.

Although Carnival World Buffet dropped its massive seafood selection from the menu a few years ago, there are still some great seafood options available today. These include blue crab, fresh salmon, green mussels, clams with garlic and parsley, as well as a selection of fresh sushi. For those of you who crave meat in your meal, you can choose from all the standard carvery options as well as more unique offerings like teriyaki pork ribs, grilled pork belly and mini corn dogs.

Champagne brunch, only on Saturdays and Sundays, comes with unlimited champagne and mimosas as part of the deal. You’ll find made-to-order pancakes and French toast, which is a nice touch. The dessert options are vast and include all the standard Las Vegas buffet dessert choices, including cupcakes, mousses, fruit pies and soft-serve ice cream.

Standout dishes:

  • Ceviche shooters
  • Dim sum shrimp dumplings
  • Beef ribs

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