Coming to Nevada? Pack your appetite. When it comes to places to eat in Nevada, the menu is satisfyingly long. Basically, if you can crave it, Nevada bars and restaurants can serve it. Las Vegas and the Biggest Little City have always stolen the show with their world-class culinary scenes. Everyone knows: nobody does buffets like Nevada—period.
But decadent buffets don’t just lure hungry visitors off Las Vegas Strip; out of about 130 buffets statewide, only 72 are in Vegas. Famous for quantity, but prized for quality and variety, you can chart multiple courses through bacon-wrapped filets, Alaskan king crab, creme brulee, and most anything else in Mesquite, West Wendover, Pahrump, Carson City, and, of course, Reno and Sparks, often for less than the cost of a round of cocktails in New York.