A Las Vegas buffet pass is commonly known as either an all day or 24 hour ticket that enables the purchaser to partake in unlimited trips to one or more buffets.
Gaining in popularity, these passes vary in both price and buffet options. They range from affordable one day passes to just one buffet in a casino, to the famous Buffet of Buffets pass offered by the Caesars’ Entertainment group, which allows you to feast at 7 different buffets within a 24 hour time frame for $44.99 (with a Total Rewards Card. $49.99 if you don’t have the card). More on the Buffet of Buffets can be found here.
If memory serves me, the MGM Resort hotels, (MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mirage, Aria, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus and Excalibur), used to have a 24 hour buffet pass. We frequently get the question here: “Is there an MGM Grand all day buffet pass?” but I double-checked with a call directly to the MGM Grand, and they no longer offer an all-day buffet pass to their buffet. Nor is there a all day pass covering the other MGM hotels.
However the Luxor and Excalibur have teamed up to offer what they call the “Take 2″ pass. For $35, (it was recently $32), you can dine all day at both the MORE Buffet at the Luxor, and the Excalibur Buffet, which used to be called the Roundtable Buffet).
Based on prices at MORE, this pass would save you twenty dollars over the cost of purchasing all three buffets separately. Even if you’re not hungry enouogh to hit up three buffets in one day, the Take 2 would save you three dollars over the cost of getting into just two buffets in one day. Keep in mind too, that you can pop in and out of either buffet to grab a drink or snack or something.
Individual casinos offering a Las Vegas buffet pass include the Monte Carlo. Monday through Friday, their all day pass now costs $34. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it gets bumped up to $42, but that’s because you have access to the Monte Carlo buffet’s seafood brunch and gourmet dinner offerings.
Perhaps the best Las Vegas buffet pass deal is at a local’s joint. The Stations Casino group is a chain of locals casinos that have names such as Texas Station, Santa Fe Station, etc. Station Casinos have what they call the Feast Buffet, and their all day buffet pass costs just $19.99. Considering that the Feast Buffet was ranked as the best buffet in Las Vegas for 2011 by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal for 2011, this is an incredible bargain. True, most visitors to Las Vegas would have to drive and leave the strip or Freemont Street to take advantage of this deal, but if you happen to be staying at a Stations Casino, you should jump on this buffet bargain.
For those who love their buffet, these passes are another way to squeeze value out of your Las Vegas vacation. And due to the popularity of the aforementioned Buffet of Buffets tickets, and the growing trend of these Las Vegas buffet pass in 2012, we can probably expect to see more of these 24 hour deals coming soon.