The Buffet – A Las Vegas Institution

Ever since the first one opened back in the 1940s, the all you can eat buffet has been a feature of Las Vegas. Think of Las Vegas Strip food, and you probably picture one of the dozens of buffets that are available in most major hotels. The Buckaroo Buffet is credited with being the first buffet in the city, and the idea behind it is still much the same today – to keep people in the casino and keep them spending money. But there’s no doubt that most Las Vegas buffets are excellent value for money, with dinner prices ranging from about $15 to $30. And while the original buffet featured just salad and cold cuts, today’s Las Vegas hotel buffets let you sample everything from seafood to Mexican, and from Chinese to Italian, along with those delicious and unlimited desserts of course.