Sometimes, having many vacation options can make visitors indecisive. Do I jump on a jet ski or relax by the pool? Stick to the diet, or not? And what do I want to eat anyway? Lobster sounds great, but so do chicken and donuts!
Thankfully, buffets can solve the dining side problems of vacation indecision, and destinations like Laughlin have perfected them. Here, not only do you have a chance to sample cuisine from around the world, you can do it at a very reasonable price. These five Laughlin buffets do just that – keep the curious tummy happy while also bringing a satisfying helping of wallet bliss, too.
Windows on the River (at the Aquarius)
The weekend champagne brunch with seafood is popular among locals and vacationers alike. Windows on the River offers international dinners with a Brazilian-style carving station, Asian, Mongolian, American and BBQ dishes along with potato and salad bars. Having won numerous local culinary “Best of” awards, it’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner; but even with great food, its most popular offering is still likely complimentary wine, beer and margaritas!
Fresh Market Square Buffet (at Harrah’s) Fresh Market Square offers more than 100 entrée selections – including BBQ-glazed salmon, Cajun Catfish, carved meats like smoked brisket and parmesan chicken wings and an amazingly long list of others on rotation throughout the week. The new Thursday Night Southern Style BBQ is gaining momentum; there’s a Friday night seafood buffet, Saturday night steak buffet with slow-roasted Prime Rib and Korean Kaibi Short Rib and a Sunday brunch with smoked salmon and bagels, roasted top round with au jus, crepes, as well as peel-and-eat shrimp. Fresh Market Square is also home to an impressive dessert station complete with a chocolate fountain that has satisfied more than its share of sweet teeth.
Riverside Resort BuffetRecently remodeled, this buffet is making a name for itself for its breakfasts as its made-to-order omelets and waffles continue to impress reviewers. Situated right on the Colorado River, for dinner, the Riverside Resort Buffet brings plenty of variety on any given night, too. Monday nights are “Carving Night” with five different meats carved to order; Tuesdays and Wednesdays offer hearty Western BBQ and Steak and Potato bars; The “Seafood Extravaganza” on Fridays offers Peel & Eat Shrimp, crab legs, salmon, Mahi Mahi, clams and more while Saturday’s massive around-the-world “International Night” offering is an indecisive taster’s chance to finally find the dish that satisfies.
Grand Buffet (at the Edgewater)A serious value play on Casino Drive with great bang for the buck. Breakfasts are hearty and offer made to order eggs and omelets and Friday and Saturday night crab legs and prime rib and Shrimp Scampi draw crowds. The Grand Buffet keeps it simple with the number of cuisine options, sticking to voluminous offerings of American, BBQ, Mexican and Italian. Weekend brunches value priced offer great selection and a filling feast for the price. So much food, you’ll likely skip dinner.
Roundhouse Buffet (at the Tropicana)Open for breakfast, brunch and dinner seven days a week, the Roundhouse’s egg and other specialty breakfast dishes and pastries make it a popular pick among visitors. All you can eat prime rib and crab legs on both Friday and Saturday are a hit as well. Arrive early, lines can swell, but staff does an excellent job of keeping food fresh and restocked on busy nights. Mexican, Chinese, Italian and American cuisines are offered with beef, turkey pork options available at its carvery. The Roundhouse also wins its share of local “Best of” awards as well.