The Buffet of Buffets (BOB) is a 24 hour Las Vegas buffet pass. It’s like buying a one day pass at a theme park, only instead of hopping on unlimited rides at a couple of different parks, you get to indulge in an all-you-can eat adventure at seven different Las Vegas buffets.
Caesars Entertainment has increased the price of their individual buffets, and for their Buffet of Buffets pass several times over the years. (Oh for the days when the BOB pass cost just $29.99).
How Much Does the Buffet of Buffets pass cost?
As of August 2014, the Buffet of Buffets pass now costs $49.99 (plus tax), for Total Rewards Club members, and $54.99 for people without the Total Rewards card.
That’s the weekday price. On weekends, which Caesars Entertainment defines as 11 a.m. on Friday to 11 a.m. on Sunday, the Buffet of Buffets pass will cost Total Rewards Card holders $64.99, while others will pay $69.99.
Either way, the BOB pass gives you access to seven different buffets that you can use all within in a 24 hour period.
The restaurants included in the Buffet of Buffets pass are as follows:
Paradise Garden at the Flamingo
Carnival World Buffet at the Rio
Le Village Buffet at the Paris
Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood
These five above are the “free” buffets included in the pass. By that I mean there are no additional fees to get inside.
The other two buffets that are part of the Buffet of Buffets pass, the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, and the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio, charge an upgrade fee.
The now famous, wonderful, highly-regarded Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet has served over a million guests in its short life. To join the million plus dinners, you’ll have to pay.
To get into the Bacchanal’s breakfast buffet, people who purchased a Buffet of Buffets pass will have to pay an extra $15. (Normally without a pass, the breakfast buffet is $25.99)
The Bacchanal lunch or brunch buffet will cost BOB holders an additional $25, (lunch is $35.99 for non BOB holders. Brunch is $44.99 for non BOB holders).
Dinner buffet at Caesars normally costs $50.99 during the week, and $53.99 during weekends. Buffet of Buffets pass holders will have to pay $30 extra (regardless of the day), to enjoy the dinner feast.
As for the other buffet with a an extra fee:
For $15 more dollars, ($16.44 after tax per person), you can go to the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio. Normally this buffet costs $44.99.
This brings to yet another reason why you should sign up for a free Total Rewards card. Your admission card to all seven of these buffets is your players card.
The way it works is pretty simple: you purchase your Buffet of Buffets pass at the cashier at one of the buffets listed above. You’ll probably want to do this as you begin as you start your first buffet trip. The cashier will proceed to load your card with the pass. From there, you’ll just have to show your Total Rewards card and a driver’s license (or other photo i.d.) to get into any one of the member buffets.
Those who don’t have, or simply do not want to sign-up for, a Total Rewards card will get a wristband instead. There are other perks to the Total Rewards card (some call it the totallv card), and more information about comps is available at totallv.com.
As stated above, the pass is good for 24 hours from the time you purchase it. Keep in mind, that means exactly 24 hours. If you happen to be in a long line (as there are often with Las Vegas buffets), and you arrive at the cashier stand a couple of minutes after the end of the 24 hour period, your pass will be void. So get there early!
All of the participating buffets are part of Caesar’s Entertainment, or what used to be called Harrah’s Entertainment.
Caesar’s Entertainment also offers, what I call, “Room and Board” packages starting at $52 per night, in which your hotel booking comes with two free Buffet of Buffets passes. Seeing as how two passes would cost you $130 plus tax, these packages could end up saving you a lot of money on meals – especially if you are able to stretch the buffet pass into four different meals, which is not that difficult to do. As with any deal, you will have to calculate the cost of buying the room by itself and then paying for meals, versus the slightly higher cost of the food and room combo.
With seven different buffets to choose from, (five of which have no additional cost),the Buffet of Buffets could be a pretty good Las Vegas bargain, if you’re willing to make the effort to maximize your time (and food consumption) during the 24 hour duration of the pass.