From time to time, there’s something undeniably satisfying about a meal that doesn’t end until you decide it should. When no matter how much you eat, it costs the same. And where no one’s going to judge you for grabbing yet another plate, since you’re all there on the same mission.
This town is filled with such endless experiences, from casino buffets to all-you-can-eat sushi joints, Brazilian steakhouses to bottomless Sunday brunches. Asian and Indian buffets, salad bars, unlimited baskets of fries … the list goes on and on. Here are five of our favorite all-you-can-eats you might not have tried.
Fish & chips at Crown & Anchor (Mondays, 5 p.m.-midnight, $13.95) You already know Crown & Anchor has some of the tastiest fish and chips in Las Vegas, but are you aware the fun doesn’t have to end after one serving? And just think, the longer you sit there eating the golden-fried fish, the more time you’ll have to keep working your way through that draft beer list. What a wonderful world. 1350 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-739-8676; 4755 Spring Mountain Road, 702-876-4733.
Street tacos at El Dorado Cantina (Thursdays, 5 p.m.-midnight, $19.99) El Dorado’s tacos are stuffed far fuller than average, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t push way past the spot’s regular three-taco combo. We recommend the diced al pastor, the slow-roasted cochinita, the flavorful carnitas … Who are we kidding? You might as well try ’em all. 3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, 702-722-2289.
Chicken wings at Hearthstone (Mondays, 5-10 p.m., $12) When a dozen just won’t do, look west toward Red Rock Casino, where you can chomp on Hearthstone’s tangy, slightly spicy wings until your stomach says stop (then maybe get just one more bowlful). But don’t dawdle; this is a Monday Night Football special, and the season ends soon. 702-797-7344.
Catfish, crab legs, ribs or shrimp at Rhythm Kitchen (5 p.m.-close) This Louisiana-style seafood and steak outfit is so dedicated to all-you-can-eating, it features four distinct deals: crab legs on Tuesday ($32), baby back ribs on Wednesday ($26), fried and boiled shrimp on Thursday ($26) and catfish on Sunday ($18). Whenever you go, be sure to ask for a side of the addictive Cajun sauce. 6435 S. Decatur Blvd., 702-767-8438.
Barbecue at Rollin Smoke (anytime, $34.99) Pulled pork or brisket? Baby back or spare ribs? Collard greens or mac and cheese? Skip the decisions and try it all at the hut many rank atop the Valley’s growing ’cue class. It’s a great way to figure out which meats and sides you like best, and if you really feel like getting funky, toss in a shrimp po-boy, some meatloaf or a burger. You only live once. 3185 S. Highland Drive, 702-836-3621.