What are the Cheapest Buffets in Las Vegas?

There was a time in Vegas when you could grab a steak and eggs for $5, the minimum on table games was no more than $1, and scoring free tickets to a show was practically a guarantee.

While much of Vegas’ cheap side has made way for ritzy resorts and high-class, five-star dining, there’s still one thing you can count on—a cheap Vegas buffet.

Whether you’re staying on the Strip or elsewhere in the valley, there are still a few classic joints serving up affordable all-you-can-eat fare.

Before you make reservations at an expensive chef-named restaurant, consider making the trip to any of these resorts and hotels for a return to Old Las Vegas’ cheapest buffets.

Cheapest Buffets in Las Vegas

Cheapest Buffets on the Strip

Most of the newer resorts, such as The Cosmopolitan, have buffets that take a new-aged approach with high prices and stations of refined delights. Stick to some of the city’s more iconic establishments if it’s a cheap buffet you want. 

Keep in mind, pricing in Vegas is generally higher, especially when compared to rural areas, so cheap may be relative to the current pricing trends.

Buffet at Circus Circus - cheap buffet on the strip

Circus Circus Buffet


  • Brunch:
    • Adults: $30.99
    • Kids 4-10: $22.99
  • Dinner:
    • Adults: $32.99
    • Kids 4-10: $24.99

Circus Circus may have a bad rep for being rundown and old, but there’s nothing wrong with the property sticking closer to the old-school Vegas vibe. Especially when it comes to the buffet. The property retains a bit of the city’s antique charm with Circus Buffet and its selection of typical buffet fare and well-stocked serving stations. 

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If there’s one thing Circus Circus really has going for it, it’s a more family-friendly atmosphere. And kids are even welcome at the buffet with a reduced price for both brunch and dinner. Unfortunately, the buffet is open on an unusual schedule.

Brunch runs Friday through Monday, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Dinner is only available on Friday and Saturday from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Cheap Las Vegas Buffet at Excalibur

Excalibur Buffet


  • Weekday Brunch:
    • Adults: $28.99
    • Kids 5-11: $16.99
  • Weekend Brunch:
    • Adults: $31.99
    • Kids 5-11: $17.99

The Excalibur is a place full of whimsy and magic. Much of that goes into its on-site all-you-can-eat joint—the aptly named Buffet. While Excalibur’s buffet features an endless variety of select dishes pulled from various cultures, it doesn’t extend these offerings into dinner. 

The buffet is only open for brunch Monday through Sunday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, or you can also check out the Buffet on the weekend (Friday through Sunday) from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. As a bonus, Excalibur’s buffet also features an All You Can Eat drink special, featuring beer, mimosas, liquors, and wine.

cheaper vegas buffet at Luxor

Luxor Buffet


  • Weekday Brunch:
    • Adults: $28.99
    • Kids 5-11: $16.99
  • Weekend Brunch:
    • Adults: $31.99
    • Kids 5-11: $17.99
  • Local’s Weekday Brunch:
    • Adults: $26.99
    • Kids 5-11: $14.99
    • *Nevada state ID required

Dine among the pyramids of Egypt at the Luxur, the city’s most recognizable hotel.

Within the slanted walls of the black reflective pyramid sits a buffet serving up the classic flavors of a Vegas brunch. It’s a great way to combat a hangover or to start a day of exploring the iconic streets of the Las Vegas Strip.

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The brunch buffet is marked by stations for made-to-order omelets; a carving station of beef, turkey, and ham; and an add-on for all-you-can-drink mimosas and Bloody Marys. You’ll be able to enjoy this buffet Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 

MGM Buffet


  • Weekday Brunch:
    • Adults: $27.99
    • Kids 5-11: $16.99
  • Weekend Brunch:
    • Adults: $36.99
    • Kids 5-11: $17.99

It’s hard to keep a good buffet down, and the MGM Grand Buffet has always been one of the best. Kick your day off with a large selection of brunch favorites, from eggs to more succulent fare.

This casual dining experience is no frills and all substance, ensuring there’s a little bit of something for everyone. 

You can enjoy the MGM Grand Buffet’s brunch offerings every Monday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Dine with a complimentary beverage or spring for the all-you-can-drink special, including a $21.99 option for beer, wine, and mimosas and a $25.99 special to include well-liquors.

Cheapest Buffets in Off the Strip and Downtown 

The Strip isn’t the only place flaunting a healthy selection of affordable all-you-can-eat buffets.

These Downtown Vegas and off-the-Strip establishments aren’t shy about giving you plenty of options at a more affordable price.

Cheapest buffets off the strip

Palms A.Y.C.E. Buffet


  • Weekend Brunch:
    • Adults: $32.99
    • Kids 3-11: $19.99 
  • Dinner:
    • Adults: $36.99 
    • Kids 3-11: $21.99
  • Lobster Dinner:
    • Adults: $64.99
    • Kids 3-11: $54.99
  • Prime Rib & Snow Crab Dinner:
    • Adults: $42.99
    • Kids 3-11: $29.99

The A.Y.C.E. Buffet at the Palms isn’t your average buffet.

Whereas most Strip buffets only offer brunch, A.Y.C.E. goes all out with a dinner menu that includes the occasional lobster, prime rib, or snow crab station. Pile your plate with seafood, build a delicious salad, or stick to the classics found at the buffet’s seven food stations. 

Tack on bottomless mimosas to elevate your dining experience, whether you’re enjoying Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or filling up during dinner every Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Specialty nights include a lobster dinner every Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM and a prime rib and snow crab special every Friday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Westgate Buffet

Westgate Fresh Buffet


  • Standard Pricing: $27.99
  • WOW Rewards Card Pricing: $24.99

Located off Paradise Road, just east of South Las Vegas Boulevard, is the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Though it’s not technically part of the Strip, it certainly carries itself like it is. Among its many delectable dining options is the Fresh Buffet. Open primarily for brunch, with a weekend dinner option available, Fresh Buffet kicks your day off with robust flavors.

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There is no shortage of cuisine you can add to your plate, from Chinese specialties to seafood.

Fresh Buffet serves up brunch every Wednesday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Come Thursday through Sunday, you’ll have all day to stop in, with hours running from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Southpoint Hotel ,off the strip, offers a very inexpensive Buffet

South Point Garden Buffet


  • Breakfast:
    • Standard Pricing: $16.95 
    • South Point Club Pricing: $13.95 
  • Lunch:
    • Standard Pricing: $19.95
    • South Point Club Pricing: $17.95
  • Prime Rib & Champagne Brunch:
    • Standard Pricing: $28.95
    • South Point Club Pricing: $25.95
  • Prime Rib Dinner:
    • Standard Pricing: $28.95
    • South Point Club Pricing: $25.95

*Kids under 3 eat free. Kids 3-8 eat for half price 

Head south on I-15 away from the Las Vegas Strip and you’ll find a local favorite—the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa. One spot Las Vegas residents love is the Garden Buffet, an all-day foodie fest full of stations representing the best Chinese, Mexican, and Italian delights.

Expect to see barbeque dishes as well as plates full of seafood options. Garden Buffet also features customizable Mongolian creations.

There’s a lot to love about Garden Buffet, from its massive dessert station to a bounty of breakfast food. You can dine at Graden Buffet Monday through Friday morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for breakfast (with bottomless Bloody Marys) or 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for lunch. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch starts at 8:00 to 3:00 PM. 

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