I’m back from Coachella and still recovering from the marathon of concerts, heat and very little sleep–but here’s a quick 2fer Tuesday for your reading pleasure (Coachella coverage to come later this week!) These are my picks for the best buffet experiences in Las Vegas:
Studio B at M Resort: Their weekend seafood brunch or dinner is a great value at $29.99, offering unlimited snow crab legs, oysters on the half shell, shrimp, steamed baby clams and sushi rolls, plus free beer and wine and all the other buffet food staples you’d expect. The M Resort’s off-Strip location in Henderson makes it a good place to stop on your last day in Vegas if you’re driving back to L.A. (it’s right off the 15).
Cravings Buffet at the Mirage: I love this buffet for its pleasant and modern layout and decor, and the food quality seems like a step above some of the other Strip smorgasbords. Food is divided up into different stations (try the dumplings and such from the dim sum area!), and the weekend champagne brunch hits the spot. One year, I even ate a Thanksgiving dinner at Cravings, and they had a great selection of holiday-themed dishes.
Keep in mind: Waits at Vegas buffets are notoriously long. Get there early, or see if there’s a special player’s club line that you can access. Also, 2 for 1 coupons and other special deals are often available as a bonus when you sign up for said player’s clubs.
Bonus tip(s): After gorging at the buffet, fight the food coma napping urge and instead walk it off with a stroll along the Strip. And don’t overdo it with the seafood at Studio B–mix in some fruits, veggies and other items. Your stomach will thank you later.