There is a great, reasonably priced choice in the middle of the Las Vegas buffet extremes: the Craving Buffet at the Mirage sits between the cheap Circus Circus Buffet and the pricey Caesars Palace buffet.
Cravings offer a great environment and are located directly next to the casino floor, making it easy to get in and out.
Also, considering the eye-popping costs of Caesars Palace’s Bacchanal Buffet, I think it’s a fair deal.
There are “11” distinct food stations advertised. However, I don’t think it includes the beverage station.
Chicken fried steak, hash browns with gravy, and bacon and sausage are among the items on the breakfast menu, including a variety of pastries and a tiny chicken & waffle dish.
Some breakfast and supper stations have sample menus, although the selection is always subject to change.
Salad bar: In addition to a decent salad bar with lots of add-ons, toppings, fruits, soups, etc., there is a selection of deli meats and cheeses (shaved grana Parmesan, Havarti cheese with caraway, smoked gouda, etc.), along with premade salads, like a 3-bean quinoa salad.
Ccarving station: Prime rib, honey-glazed ham, turkey, and roasted beef ribeye are all displayed at the carving station. Aside from au jus and two types of horseradish, there are also turkey gravy and a cranberry sauce to go with the meat.
American station: Hot dogs, chicken wings, baked beans, spicy okra in a tomato sauce, fries, onion rings, St. Louis style barbecue ribs, flank steak, and coleslaw are on the menu at the American station.
Italian Station: There is a chef station where you may request a custom-made pasta meal, such as cheese tortellini stuffed with cherry tomatoes, chicken piccata, ravioli, and premade pasta dishes.
Pizzas with pepperoni, cheese, and grilled vegetables are all options, as are chicken pizzas.
Seafood station: Snow crab legs, shrimp cocktail, seafood bouillabaisse, salmon, cioppino (an Italian fish stew), and even seaweed are on the seafood station’s menu.
Please note that the crab legs are served beginning at 3 PM on weekdays and during the Saturday and Sunday brunch buffets; they are also available for purchase.
Latin America station: you may get the standard nachos, chicken fajitas, chilaquiles, and taquitos. There is a Cajun-roast chicken in the Mexican cuisine department, although I’m unsure why.
Asia Station: Five sushi varieties are available, including Tropical Roll, hot Hamachi roll, Octopus Nigiri, and Shrimp tempura & jalapeno roll. There is also steaming rice, vegetable and egg fried rice, Szechuan eggplant, gyoza (dumplings), chow mein, beef broccoli, and an Asian chicken pasta salad. The wonton soup at the Mirage buffet is well regarded.
You’ll find a variety of desserts, including a German chocolate brownie, an apple streusel bar, and a basic gelato dispenser machine.
Desserts: Like many other Las Vegas buffets, the Mirage buffet identifies and serves a variety of gluten-free alternatives, from gluten-free toast to a modest selection of gluten-free sweets. Desserts without added sugar are also available.
The Cravings Buffet now allows guests to bring their drinks, a change from past years. A beverage station offers milk, tea, coffee, and juice in addition to 150 varieties of Coke.
Options for Unlimited Drinks
Until recently, dinner tickets included unlimited beer and wine, while weekend brunch entry included unlimited champagne.
This is no longer the case, although an all-you-can-drink package is still available for $12.99.
You’ll enjoy limitless Bud Light, as well as seasonal beers like Goose Island IPA and seasonal wines including Chardonnay, Moscato, Sparkling Rose, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, mimosas, champagne (up until 3 PM), bloody Marys, screwdrivers, and rum punch (beginning at 3 PM).
Menu prices and hours for the Cravings Buffet at the Mirage
Monday – Friday (7 AM to 11 AM) $19.99
Weekday Lunch: Monday – Friday (11 AM to 3 PM) $23.99
Saturday and Sunday (8 AM to 3 PM) $31.99
Monday – Thursday 3 PM to 9 PM $32.99
Friday – Sunday 3 PM to 9 PM
Each of these pricing includes an 8.38 percent sales tax in Las Vegas.
Cravings are served at this buffet Prices for Children.
What about the children? Free for children ages 4 and younger. Adult fees apply to children ages 11 and older.
Children between the ages of 5 and 10 will be charged the following fees:
Dinner (7 nights a week): $22.99
Contacting Cravings Buffet by phone or online –
This is, in fact, the phone number for the Mirage. To go to Cravings, you’ll need to press “0,” which will bring you to the hotel operator. Reservations are required for groups of 12 or more.