By Heather Turk
While most people think of visiting a buffet for breakfast or dinner, the lunch spreads at some of Las Vegas’ best buffets are worth checking out, too. Diners can feast upon an array of delectable items, many of which are offered during the evening hours as well, at a fraction of the dinner price, guaranteeing guests more bang for their buck.
BACCHANAL BUFFET AT CAESARS PALACE
Arguably Las Vegas’ best lunch buffet, guests never leave this smorgasbord hungry. Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the carving station alone is worth the price of admission, serving every type of meat imaginable: prime rib, honey ham, oven-roasted turkey, slab bacon, even a variety of sausages. There’s also a made-to-order crepes station and a street taco station cooking up fresh carne asada, pork al pastor and pollo marinado tacos. Other lunchtime favorites include the fried chicken, beef sliders and Jonah crab claws. Guests can wash everything down with a refreshing bottle of agua fresca offered on the buffet line, with flavors like mango and tamarindo. Caesar’s Palace – Bacchanal Buffet
THE BUFFET AT WYNN LAS VEGAS
This bountiful buffet reopened to guests in November, boasting an expanded menu and a more inviting atmosphere. Serving lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., visitors can indulge in such delicious dishes as the spaghetti and meatballs (made from Frank Sinatra’s family recipe), made-to-order street tacos and sushi. There’s also a made-to-order ramen station where guests can choose their broth (tonkotsu, chicken shoyu or vegan miso) and build their own ramen bowl from an assortment of garnishes, including sweet yellow corn and pork belly. Wynn Las Vegas – The Buffet
SEASONS BUFFET AT SILVERTON CASINO HOTEL
Well worth the trip off-Strip, this lodge-like buffet offers a savory (and affordable!) lunchtime spread Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy such flavorful fare as the pulled pork, grilled veggies and made-to-order fish tacos as well as freshly carved slow-cooked brisket and roasted turkey. Visitors can create their own pasta dish at the pasta station, choosing what type of noodles (penne, fettuccini or linguini) and sauce (Alfredo, marinara or Bolognese) in addition to what mix-ins, with options that include mushrooms, olives, peppers and tomatoes. Grab a warm garlic bread stick to enjoy with your creation—the fresh-baked bread pairs perfectly with pasta! Silverton Casino – Seasons Buffet