It's possible the famous buffets of Las Vegas were a casino creation. The thought of a long dinner with table service probably didn't appeal to the people who want you on the floor gambling for long periods of time.
As with anything else, you get what you pay for here. But not all of the high-end buffets leave diners with a favorable impression. Check out reviews for restaurants you might want visit for a splurge.
There are many options for dining in Las Vegas that don't involve buffet lines. In fact, few American cities offer a greater variety of restaurants. Check the Las Vegas Review-Journal for more restaurant information.
If you're looking for a cheap tab, one of the best fast-food meals you'll find anywhere can be purchased at In-N-Out, a burger and fries chain in southern Nevada. The burgers are delicious, the fries are hot and the prices are reasonable. Downside: lines can be long.