8 Seafood Buffets In Las Vegas For Crab Legs, Lobster, and, Sushi

By Elle
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When it comes to seafood buffets in Las Vegas (that are actually good and worth the money), your options are few and far between. After the pandemic, a lot of hotels/resorts ended up shutting down their buffets, leaving a lot fewer options on the Strip.

There are a handful that have remained open, some are even brand new! And a lot of them have completely revamped their menu offerings, making them bigger and better than ever.

First off, you’re not going to find a list of every single buffet that offers crab legs in this article. Instead, our goal is to highlight the top Las Vegas buffets that actually prioritize seafood so you can have the best all-around buffet experience.

If you’ve got the budget for it, our top recommendation would be to splurge on the Seafood Spectacular dinner buffet at Wynn Las Vegas. It’s truly going to be the highest quality buffet on the Las Vegas Strip. But of course, with high quality comes a high price tag!

Check out all of the other seafood buffets we recommend in Las Vegas below.

Key Takeaways

If we had to narrow down our list to the top two seafood buffets we like best, we would recommend The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas for its Seafood Spectacular, as well as Sakana Sushi for its excellent made-to-order sushi (if a sushi-style experience is what you’re after).

For unlimited lobster and crab legs, head to A.Y.C.E. Buffet at Palms on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For a decent buffet with crab legs for a fraction of the price as what Wynn Las Vegas and Bacchanal at Caesars Palace charges, go to Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan.


The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas

Buffet At The Wynn Las Vegas

The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas redefines the seafood dinner experience with a feast of options among the 16 distinctly different food kitchens designed by Executive Chef Craig Herber.

For a truly unbeatable seafood buffet, opt for their brand-new Seafood Spectacular! This daily seafood buffet is served daily from 1–9 p.m. and is $74.99 per person plus tax (children ages 3 to 9 are half price).

They’ve added a whole bunch of new items to the menu, including lobster claws, steamed crab legs, a seafood boil, and even caviar! You’ll also find seafood paella, seared tuna togarashi, fish and chips with truffle fries, stuffed sole, salmon, seabass tacos, and other completely new seafood dishes.

All the classics are here too, from butcher-inspired cuts to shrimp cocktail, sushi, and more. In total, you’ll find more than 120 delicious dishes, including a wide range of made-to-order choices and a fully-expanded carving station.

While The Buffet at Wynn is on the pricier side compared to other buffets, between the seafood and the carving station meats, you’re going to be getting your money’s worth!

Walk-in guests are welcome at The Buffet, but do note that during peak times the wait to be seated at the buffet can be long — too long to want to wait!

PRO TIP: Make a reservation before visiting so you won’t have to stand in line for an hour or more during peak dining times! If no reservations are available, showing up before 6pm will usually get you in pretty quickly.

Buffet Time Limit: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Location: The buffet is located on the Wynn casino floor located in the Fairway Esplanade. 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

MealPriceHours
Daily Gourmet BrunchAdults: $54.99
Kids: 3-9: 50% Off
Daily: 8am – 1pm
Daily Seafood DinnerAdults: $74.99
Kids: 3-9: 50% Off
Daily: 1pm – 9pm
Endless Pour$30.99All day

Bacchanal at Caesars Palace

Seafood at Bachannal Buffet at Caesars Palace
Bachannal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Bacchanal essentially means ‘orgy’, and that’s exactly what you’re going to get here…an orgy of food in your mouth!

Bacchanal at Caesars Palace is usually the first buffet everyone in my group thinks of when we say the word “buffet”. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve eaten here over the years. 9 times out of 10 whenever we travel with our friends and want to eat a buffet, it’s at Bacchanal.

After all, they’re one of the few hotel buffets that consistently serve unlimited crab legs done multiple ways! That alone makes this buffet worth the money.

Dinner is extra special, featuring a Seafood Station highlighted by three kinds of crab, two kinds of shrimp, fried or chilled oysters, other raw shellfish, and a Cajun seafood boil.

Other small plates that may pique your interest include roasted bone marrow, wood-grilled lamb T-bones, seared salmon, grilled kimchee oysters, made-to-order pasta and risotto, and three carving stations with all kinds of creatively cooked meats.

From smoked beef brisket to unlimited crab legs, Roman-style pizza to LA-style quesabirria tacos, there’s something for even the pickiest of palates. They also have lechon (whole roast pig), Korean fried chicken, dim sum, a ceviche bar, and seasonal agua frescas!

Buffet Time Limit: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Location: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

MealPriceHours
Regular BrunchAdults: $64.99
Kids 4-10: $32.50
Tues-Wed: 9 AM – 1 PM
Crab Brunch Adults: $79.99
Kids 4-10: $39.99
Monday & Thursday: 1 PM – 3 PM
Friday – Sunday: 9 AM – 3 PM
DinnerAdults: $79.99
Kids 4-10: $39.99
Tues & Wed: 3:30 PM – 10 PM
Thurs-Mon: 3 PM – 10 PM

Sakana

If you’re the type of seafood eater who loves sushi and doesn’t care about the crab legs, I cannot recommend Sakana enough! This is among one of the few all-you-can-eat sushi spots in town.

Now before you get all grossed out about the thought of all-you-can-eat sushi (because let’s face it, most buffets fail at making sushi big-time), Vegas does AYCE sushi differently.

Sakana consistently serves fresh and delicious made-to-order sushi — nothing is left sitting out for hours on end. Everything is made and brought out to you after you order it. Between the two of us, Papu and I have been there about ten times and they’ve never let us down once!

You can expect a great selection of appetizers, nigiri, sashimi, sushi rolls, and other non-raw dishes. The rice-to-fish ratio is always great (you’ll get huge cuts of fish atop a small dollop of rice). Best of all, you can definitely taste the freshness of the ingredients used!

Our personal faves include the ika (squid), uni (sea urchin), ama ebi (sweet shrimp), salmon belly, and hamachi (yellowtail) nigiri!

Because this spot is so popular among locals, be prepared to wait. We tend to always go with groups of 5+ and have always had to wait at least 30 minutes.

Buffet Time Limit: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Location: UNLV area (3949 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89119)

MealPriceHours
LunchAdults: $25.95
Kids Under Age 4: FREE
Kids Ages 4-7: $15.95
Monday to Sunday: 11 AM to 3 PM
DinnerAdults: $29.95
Kids Under Age 4: FREE
Kids Ages 4-7: $18.95
Monday to Sunday: 11am to close

Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan

Wicked Spoon at The Cosmo is a unique buffet compared to the two listed above in that they’re only open during brunch hours, which is a real bummer for all the Wicked Spoon fans who want to dine day and night!

Despite only being available for breakfast and lunch, you’ll find no shortage of seafood here. Seafood options include steamed snow crab legs, shrimp, shrimp with grits, tuna tartare, mussels, sushi, and shrimp cocktail. 

Aside from the seafood options, you’ll find multiple stations offering foods from Asian (hot pot station and ramen bar), pizza, salads, cold dishes, Mexican, pasta, American, and more. And if you like dessert? The dessert options are absolutely overwhelming!

Comparing the price points of Wicked Spoon to the two premium options above, you’re looking at about $25-30 less than Bacchanal and The Buffet at Wynn. You will find more seafood at the other two, but Wicked Spoon is #1 when it comes to price and a close third when it comes to the quality and quantity of seafood options.

Please note that the Wicked Spoon is only available during breakfast and lunch hours. At the moment, they are not open during dinner time. And because Wicked Spoon is only open during the day, they’re known to have long wait times! Do try and make yourself a reservation before coming.

PRO TIP: If you’ve got lots of young children with you, Wicked Spoon is a great option! Children four years or younger eat for FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Buffet Time Limit: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Location: Level 2, The Chelsea Tower (3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109)

MealPriceHours
Weekday BrunchAdults: $47
Kids: 5-10 $23.50
Mon to Fri: 8am – 3pm
Weekend BrunchAdults: $54
Kids 5-10: $27
Sat & Sun: 9am – 4pm
Bottomless Beverages$25Bottomless Mimosas, Champagne, Bloody Marys, Bud Light Draft (90-minute limit)
Specialty Bottomless Beverages$45Hand-crafted beverages like seasonal sangria, frosted bellinis, etc. (90-minute limit)

A.Y.C.E. Buffet at Palms (Wednesdays)

AYCE Buffet at Palms

A.Y.C.E Buffet at Palms is a relatively new player in the Vegas buffet world. We recently found out about it mid-2023 when we were on our very own search for crab legs after not being able to snag reservations at Bacchanal.

Our jaws practically dropped to the floor when we found out they had all-you-can-eat lobster nights! Because of this weekly special, they’ve really made a name for themselves as a top Vegas seafood buffet.

Their weekly specials include:

  • All-you-can-eat lobster on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • Crab Legs from Wednesday – Friday
  • Prime rib on Friday nights.
  • Weekend Champagne Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

The lobster nights are the most popular. For $64.99, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat full lobsters, lobster tails, lobster fried rice, and snow crab legs. AYCE Buffet also has all the other normal stuff you’d find at a regular buffet (shrimp cocktail, prime rib, pizza, etc.), but in all honesty, most of the non-seafood dishes are pretty skippable in our opinion.

And when I say their weekly specials are popular, I mean they’re POPULAR!

I once showed up on Wednesday (lobster and crab night) after 6 pm and was automatically rejected as they had already reached their capacity based on the number of people already waiting in line. I then showed up the following night (just crab legs) at 5 pm and waited at least 1.5 hours to get seated!

All in all, if you’re in it primarily for the seafood, we’d recommend AYCE Buffet. If you’re looking to enjoy foods other than the crab legs and lobsters, I’d skip this one and choose another buffet on the list. In addition to the non-seafood options being just okay, their selection of food is a lot smaller than other buffets on the Strip.

PRO TIP: At the moment, you aren’t able to make reservations online. On lobster dinner nights, you need to show up EARLY in order to get a table. Arriving after 6pm will mean no lobster for you because they’re already at capacity for the night!

Due to the high volume of guest demand on peak dinner periods such as holidays and the AYCE Lobster Dinner on Wednesday and Thursday, they have initiated an Open Table Texting waitlist opportunity for guests waiting in line. The waitlist tends to fill up very quickly and therefore it is suggested that you arrive well before opening time. Seating may be closed up to four hours prior to the posted closing time.

Buffet Time Limit: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Location: Centrally located on the casino floor at Palms (4321 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89103)

MealPriceHours
BrunchAdults: $32.99
Kids 3-11: $19.99
Sat & Sun: 9 AM to 4 PM
DinnerAdults: $36.99
Kids 3-11: $21.99
Mon & Tues: 4 PM to 9 PM
Sat: 5 PM to 10 PM
Sun: 5 PM to 9 PM
Lobster DinnerAdults: $64.99
Kids 3-11: $54.99
Wed – Thurs: 2 PM to 9 PM
Prime Rib & Snow Crab DinnerAdults: $42.99
Kids 3-11: $29.99
Fri: 4 PM to 10 PM
Bottomless Mimosas$14.9990 minute limit

Buffet at Bellagio

While the Buffet at Bellagio has seen better days in the past years, it remains a decent place to get your fill of unlimited crab legs. Compared to other 5-star hotels, they have one of the more “affordable” buffets in town.

Aside from the crab legs (snow crab only, they used to serve king crab), they also have peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels, salmon, tuna poke, and a hot seafood mix that consists of shrimp, clams, mussels and snow crab pieces.

Similar to AYCE Buffet, we’d recommend coming here only if you’re prioritizing crab legs over other types of food. Honestly, the quality of the non-seafood foods should be a lot higher for a 5-star hotel like Bellagio.

Please note that the Buffet at Bellagio is only available during breakfast and lunch hours (8 AM to 3 PM). At the moment, they are not open during dinner time.

PRO TIP: One of the best-kept secrets about the Bellagio buffet is that children 5 years of age and under eat for FREE!

Buffet Time Limit: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Location: Centrally situated next to the “O” Theatre at Bellagio. (3600 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109)

MealPriceHours
BrunchAdults: $54.99
Kids 6-11: 50% Off
Kids 5 & Under: Free
Monday to Friday: 8 AM to 3 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 8 AM to 11 AM
Seafood BrunchAdults: $66.99
Kids 6-11: 50% Off
Kids 5 & Under: Free
Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM to 3 PM
Bottomless Pours$28.99Wine, Beer, Mimosa, Screwdriver, Margarita, and Bloody Mary; limited to 2 hours.

Makino Sushi & Seafood Buffet

For a blend of AYCE sushi and unlimited crab legs, head to Makino Sushi & Seafood Buffet.

Established in 1998, Makino Sushi & Seafood Buffet was founded by international sushi chef and restaurateur Kaku Makino. Makino has developed some of the highest standards for Japanese buffet-style dining, complete with a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, quality food, and a wide assortment of seafood for the best value possible.

The stars of the show here are the crab legs, the sushi/sashimi station, and the handroll station. And if you love shrimp tempura, this is a fantastic place to get it.

Buffet Time Limit: 90 minutes (1.5 hours)

Location: 3965 S Decatur Blvd Ste 5 Las Vegas, NV 89103

MealPriceHours
LunchAdults: $26.95
Kids Under 5 ft: $13.95
Kids Under 4 ft: $8.95
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 AM to 3 PM
DinnerAdults: $44.95
Kids Under 5 ft: $22.95
Kids Under 4 ft: $12.95
Monday to Sunday: 5:30 PM to 9 PM

Sunday Brunch at Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood

Sunday Brunch Buffet Anthony's Prime at M Resort

Alright, if you’ve made it all the way to the bottom of this post, we’ve got a little insider secret for you. The secret to an amazing Sunday-only seafood brunch is at Anthony’s Prime Steak and Seafood at M Resort. Lobster tails and crab legs included!

This buffet has got a massive assortment of seafood, including snow crab legs, poached shrimp, crab claws on ice, clam chowder, lobster bisque, roasted lobster tails, and more.

Because Anthony’s is not really a buffet restaurant and this buffet isn’t offered daily, it’s a total hidden gem! You must make reservations, but if you call on Saturday, you may get lucky and come across some cancellations and get a spot.

Sunday Brunch Buffet: 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Cost: $99 per person / $49 children 4 yrs – 10 yrs / Free 3yrs & under

Location: M Resort (12300 S Las Vegas Blvd Henderson, NV 89044)


Our Favorite Seafood Buffets In Las Vegas

If we had to narrow down our list to the top two seafood buffets we like best, we would recommend The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas for its Seafood Spectacular, as well as Sakana Sushi for its excellent made-to-order sushi (if a sushi-style experience is what you’re after).


Is King Crab Still Served In Vegas These Days?

The only buffets where I’ve ever seen king crab served were The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas, Buffet at Bellagio, and Bacchanal, BUT those were during pre-pandemic days (circa 2019).

While multiple Las Vegas seafood buffets do still serve crab legs, most if not all serve snow crab.

Unlimited King Crab legs is tough to find, even in Las Vegas these days. Occasionally, you may come across it on special occasions or special holiday buffet menus at these three buffets, but it’s certainly not guaranteed.

For now, we will just have to deal with the snow crab — after all, snow crab is better than no crab. Mic drop!

About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!