Seafood isn’t cheap, which is why most people stock up on crab legs and lobster tails at the all-you-can-eat buffet. Unfortunately, many of the seafood buffets in Las Vegas have closed down in recent years. However, there are still a few spots that serve seafood if you know where to look.
On my most recent trip to Las Vegas, I decided to try all of the top seafood buffets to see which are the best. Here’s what I found.
Las Vegas Seafood Buffets (Seafood Only)
Right now, there are only two buffets left in Las Vegas that are completely dedicated to seafood. Both options are located off the Strip.
Imperial Sushi Seafood Buffet
The Imperial Sushi Seafood Buffet is a popular all-you-can-eat seafood buffet in Las Vegas. The buffet is located in the Chinatown area of Las Vegas, which is about 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
This buffet has a station set up for every type of seafood imaginable, including lobster, oysters, crab legs, salmon, shrimp, calamari, and mussels, along with all-you-can-eat sushi and sashimi. Imperial Sushi Seafood Buffet costs $25-$40 for adults, which is reasonably priced for what you getting. Kids and seniors to get a significant discount.
- Location: 5845 Spring Mountain Rd Suite B11, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Lunch: $25 | Dinner: $40
Makino Sushi and Seafood Buffet
Makino Sushi & Seafood Buffet is a popular seafood buffet located in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Las Vegas. The restaurant has all kinds of seafood dishes on the menu, like fresh oysters, crab legs, fried calamari, sushi rolls, and handrolls. I really enjoy the salmon sushi rolls here.
The Makino buffet also has a selection of non-seafood items, like chicken teriyaki, and a number of desserts, like chocolate fondue. For adults, the dinner buffet costs $40 a person while lunch will run you $27 per person. Children on the other hand can eat for half price. The restaurant is open from 11:30 am to 9 pm daily, but closes around 3 pm every day for a 2-hour break.
- Location: 3965 S Decatur Blvd #5, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Lunch: $27 | Dinner: $40
Other Buffets that Serve Seafood
Aside from the two seafood-only buffets, there are a number of others that serve seafood alongside other dishes. These traditional buffets aren’t completely dedicated to seafood, but the overall food quality is generally higher since they’re located in major resorts.
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace
The Bacchanal Buffet is one of the best traditional Las Vegas buffets. It’s located inside Caesars Palace and serves a good selection of seafood dishes prepared right in front of guests in open kitchens.
This buffet has plenty of variety when it comes to seafood. You can eat steamed crab legs, shrimp cocktails, fried calamari, mussels, oysters, sea scallops, clams on a half shell, grilled octopus, prawns, and lobster soup. The only downside to the Bacchanal is the price since it’s one of the most expensive buffets in the city. Also, make sure you make a reservation ahead of time.
- Location: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: $79.99
Garden Buffet at South Point
The Garden Buffet at South Point is located at the South Point Hotel, which is just south of the Las Vegas airport. This is one of the buffets that isn’t seafood-only but does host a dedicated seafood night.
The seafood night at the Garden Buffet is Friday, and they serve dishes like shrimp, sushi rolls, nigiri, chilled crab legs, salmon, steamed clams, fried catfish, and hash puppies. There are seafood items served on other nights as well, but the selection is more limited. The seafood dinner is the most expensive night at the Garden Buffet, costing about $45 per person, but it’s only $27 during the week.
- Location: 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Dinner: $44.95
A.Y.C.E Buffet at the Palms
The A.Y.C.E Buffet is another seafood buffet located off the Strip. Like the Garden Buffet, this buffet has specific nights dedicated to seafood. They offer all-you-can-eat lobster on Wednesday, a crab feast on Thursday, and snow crab on Friday. Although the crab is good, I highly recommend you check out the lobster buffet on Wednesday night.
The buffet prices change depending on the day that you visit, with the lobster night being the most expensive ($64.99 a person). However, if you have kids, they can get a decent discount on their meal.
- Location: 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: $42.99 – $64.99
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
The Buffet at the Wynn is one of the best buffets in Las Vegas. The buffet has over a dozen cooking stations that prepare food in small batches to ensure its freshness and quality. Every type of food is available here, including fresh seafood.
Some of the seafood options on the menu include hot crab legs, cod, sushi, chilled shrimp, oysters, salmon, marinated mussels, and Mahi Mahi fish. The food here is always amazing, and so is the service. The Wynn buffet is definitely worth the $65/person price tag.
- Location: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Weekday: $64.99 | Weekend: $69.99
The Buffet at Bellagio
The Buffet at Bellagio is another Vegas buffet that has some seafood. This is clearly one of the top buffets in the city, however, the seafood selection is a bit limited at the moment. But I will say that the seafood dishes that are offered are extremely tasty.
There aren’t any crab legs or lobsters, but you can get shrimp cocktails, poke, clams, salmon, and Chilean sea bass. That is more than enough seafood to make a full meal, but if you’re looking for a bit more, there is no shortage of traditional entrees to choose from. You can find plenty of Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and American cuisines at this buffet. Expect to pay $60-$65 per person for dinner, while kids between the ages of 6-11 get a 50% discount
- Location: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: $59.99-$64.99
MGM Grand Buffet
The MGM Grand Buffet is another popular Las Vegas buffet on the Strip that has some seafood. Although seafood isn’t the focus of the buffet, you can still find dishes like crawfish, shrimp, crab, oysters, sushi, shrimp cocktails, mussels, clams on the half-shell, and fried fish. I particularly like the tuna rolls here.
The MGM Buffet only serves breakfast and lunch, but it’s very affordable. It costs $27.99 a person during the week and $36.99 on the weekend, which is pretty cheap compared to some of the other major buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Location: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Weekday: $27.99 | Weekend: $36.99
The Buffet at Excalibur
The Buffet at Excalibur is another Las Vegas buffet that offers a couple of seafood dishes. The buffet is open for breakfast and lunch, so you’ll start to see the seafood dishes come out around noon. Some of the dishes you’ll find here include fried shrimp, mussels, oysters, crabs legs, and baked basa fish.
Since it’s not a seafood-only buffet, there isn’t too much variety. Regardless, The Buffet at Excalibur is a solid mid-tier buffet that’s very family-friendly with the selection of food. The buffet is extremely affordable as well, costing roughly $30. Plus, if you have children, they get a nearly 50% discount.
- Location: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Weekday: $27.99 | Weekend: $30.99
The Buffet at Luxor
The Buffet at Luxor is very similar to Excalibur. The prices and dishes are largely the same, with the main difference being the hours of operation (the Luxor buffet is closed on Monday and Tuesday). In the seafood section of the buffet, you’ll find crab legs, mussels, shrimp, crawfish, and sushi.
Out of all the Las Vegas seafood buffets, The Buffet at Luxor is one of the most affordable. You just won’t have the same variety as some of the other higher-end buffets in Vegas.
- Location: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: $27.99 | Weekend: $30.99
Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan
Wicked Spoon is another premier buffet that serves seafood in Vegas. It’s located inside The Cosmopolitan, and offers high-quality entrees and plenty of seasonal dishes. Some of the seafood dishes featured on the menu include crabs legs, grilled shrimp, calamari, salmon, trout, and clams.
The Wicked Spoon Buffet is one of the restaurants that only serves breakfast and lunch, so expect the seafood to come out around early afternoon. A meal here costs between $45-$49 depending on the day that you visit. Since the buffet doesn’t serve dinner, just know that it closes by 3 pm on weekdays and 4 pm on weekends.
- Location: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 2, Las Vegas, NV
- Price: Weekday: $45 | Weekend: $49
Seafood Buffets on the Las Vegas Strip
Most people who visit Las Vegas aren’t going to want to leave the Strip. If that’s you, then it’s important to find a seafood restaurant directly on Las Vegas Boulevard. Here are all of the best seafood buffets on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Bacchanal Buffet
- Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
- Buffet at Bellagio
- MGM Grand Buffet
- Buffet at Excalibur
- Buffet at Luxor
- Wicked Spoon Buffet Las Vegas
As I mentioned earlier, these buffets aren’t completed dedicated to seafood. If you want a 100% seafood buffet, you’re going to need to go off the Strip. However, there are some traditional Las Vegas restaurants on the Strip (not buffets) that focus mainly on seafood.
Crab Legs Buffets Las Vegas
If you’re looking for a crab leg buffet in Vegas, you won’t have very look far. Essentially, every buffet in Vegas serves crab legs in one form or another. Whether you want them grilled, boiled, or steamed, crab legs are easy to find at restaurants in Vegas.
All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet in Vegas
Seafood lovers will be happy to know that all of the seafood buffets mentioned on this list are all-you-can-eat. What sets them apart from normal restaurants is that you usually get a 2-hour time limit. During your 2 hours, you can fill your plate up with as much food as you want. This goes for the restaurants on the Strip and the ones near the Strip.
Final Thoughts – Best Seafood Buffets Las Vegas
This seafood buffet review wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention reservations. While reservations aren’t required at all buffets, they are generally recommended. You don’t want to get turned away from your favorite Las Vegas seafood buffet because they’re too busy. This is especially critical if you plan on eating at a buffet on the Vegas Strip.