Let me tell you that, if you are in Sin City, buying a local newspaper or going through local magazines will reward you with offers from a few buffets. If you are not sure, you can often read or hear about those offers even before you go through the papers. Once we found coupons for one dollar buffets offers for the Palace Station. Even if it’s not the best buffet in town, what can you actually eat or drink for one dollar these days?
The Palace Station buffet, the Palms buffet, the Main Street Station buffet and, occasionally, the Stratosphere, the LV Hilton, the Gold Coast and the Orleans buffets will run special offers (always mid-week, never for weekends) where you can eat for around five dollars per person; a great bargain these days. There are other off-Strip establishments which give you these great offers and you really need to keep an eye out when you are in this city. These offers are advertised on their own websites, published on local newspapers or magazines (some of them are free and you can find them everywhere in this city) or even at large billboards as you drive around this town. Always look where you are going because there are very often special off-Strip offers. During the week you will never have to eat at any off-Strip buffet for less more than 10 dollars, often less if you have a player’s card.
Let me explain: a rewards card or player’s card will allow you to enjoy ‘members’ rates’. For example, an already cheap buffet such as Gold Coast often drops their rates even lower for ‘members’. You may have to pay marginally more than five dollars, but essentially you are guaranteed to eat for next to nothing in most off-Strip establishments.
The Stratosphere resort (which is on the Strip, albeit on the North side) occasionally do have special offers too and, with the very good Main Street Station, they actually offer good food for the low price tag.
As per what you can find, the Orleans and Gold Coast are very popular with seniors and locals (they have special offers which are easier to find for locals); if you are not looking for gourmet food, here you will eat well enough for a low price. The salad section is probably the poorest of the sections, but all other sections include the average food you are used to finding in average (or low-end) buffets, such as a small American section, Mexican, Asian, pasta, pizza and some cooked vegetables (not many) or soups.
The Main Street Station is, amongst the low-cost buffets, by far the best in Vegas. It actually offers a large selection of dishes and the quality is better than the other low-price buffets.
LV Hilton is a very small buffet but they do offer very nice grilled fish every day, seafood, mountains of artichokes (in a decent salad section) and a delicious rice pudding. If you are not after eating a large variety of food, this may be a good choice if you are in the area.
The Palace Station buffet: probably one of the low-price buffets in town. Scraping for change in your purse will probably give you enough money to pay for this buffet. Thus, considering what we just said, your expectations will not be disappointed. It’s better than you would expect, considering the price. Here they line up for the made-to-order burgers and fries, for example, though you can enjoy roast beef, a decent salad section and a few other dishes too (they change quite often) which include the omnipresent pasta, Mexican dishes, Asian dishes and so forth.
The Palms used to be quite a great buffet but they recently slashed their prices to attract locals and, unfortunately they also decided to offer lower-quality food than before. Everything was either far too salty or just not cooked well, at least not to our taste at all. If they resolve this problem, this may be a good choice if you are in the area.