How to Celebrate National Buffet Day in Vegas

Posted Friday, January 1, 2010 by in Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. No Comments.

It’s a new year! And it’s a great time to look to the future. The distant future. Like, oh, tomorrow. Why? Because Jan. 2 is, wait for it, National Buffet Day!

No, this is not just some made-up marketing ploy. It’s a certified, nationwide day of observance. A day of conspicuous consumption of (g)astronomical proportions. We’d seek out the origins of this Vegas-friendly day, but we’re a blog, not an investigative reporter.

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Quantity. Quality. Let's just admit it. Buffets are a highlight of any Vegas visit.

So, how will you celebrate National Buffet Day? We have an off-the-wall suggestion. How about enjoying a Las Vegas buffet? Bet you didn’t see that one coming. Here are our top picks of Las Vegas buffets where you can get your indulgence on.

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Las Vegas is the center of the buffet universe. You're about to find out why.

Carnival World Buffet and Village Seafood Buffet at Rio Las Vegas

Rio Las Vegas not only gets credit for the granddaddy of all Las Vegas buffets, the Carnival World Buffet (consistently rated the best in the city), but it also boasts the only all-seafood, all-the-time buffet in town, the Village Seafood Buffet. The Carnival World Buffet offers more than 300 dishes (not a typo), prepared fresh daily, and more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries all made from scratch. Read about the $24 all-day, all-access deal going on at Carnival World Buffet.

The Village Seafood Buffet features all your seafood favorites like lobster, snow crab legs, shrimp, fresh shucked oysters, sushi and more. See our post about this amazing seafood buffet.

Lago Buffet at Caesars Palace

One of the town’s premier destinations takes the buffet up a notch at Lago Buffet. Featuring fresh ingredients and many made-to-order specialties, the Lago Buffet offers a world-class selection of Asian fare, herb-roasted poultry and sauteed pastas. The weekend champagne brunch includes cooked-to-order omelets, herb-crusted prime rib, eggs Benedict, jumbo shrimp and crab legs on ice. In the buffet mood yet?

Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas

Fine dining and buffets are most certainly not mutually exclusive, and Le Village Buffet is “le proof positive.” (Everything’s sexier with “Le” in front of it.”) Le Village Buffet highlights five French provinces. Each station is themed for a particular province, and meals are prepared as they are ordered to ensure quality and freshness.

Of course, no exceptional buffet would be complete without desserts galore! A large selection of pastries, pies and sugar-free delicacies are available at an extensive dessert station. Insider tip: If you have questions about the offerings, ask for the buffet’s Food Ambassador. Aside from being friendly and charming, he’s an endless source of information about the food being served up at this must-try buffet.

This is Ren, Le Village Buffet's master crepe-maker. Prepare to be mesmerized!

Flavors at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Flavors is a great place to satisfy any appetite. With live cooking stations, fresh seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut prime rib, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection, Flavors really does have something for everyone. Enjoy cuisines from around the world, including Brazilian BBQ, Italian casseroles, Asian selections and traditional Southwestern dishes. Good eats, great value.

For the record, Flavors at Harrah's is not affiliated with the rapper who wears clocks.

Paradise Garden Buffet at Flamingo Las Vegas

Last, but certainly not least, the Paradise Garden Buffet wins over hungry guests daily with its scrumptious salad and fresh fruit bar. The recently-revamped buffet includes prime rib, carved fresh turkey, steamed mussels and little neck clams with saffron cream sauce and roasted leg of lamb. That’s just the beginning! The dessert bar includes an ice cream sundae station along with freshly-baked pies, cakes, puddings and pastries. Read about how we recently crashed a wedding reception at the Flamingo’s buffet.

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Just some of the temptations at the Flamingo's eye-popping dessert station.

We could go on and on about the best buffets in Vegas, but don’t take our word for it! Get out and explore one of Sin City’s succulent, scintillating, satisfying buffets. And not just on National Buffet Day, but any day of the year.

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