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Family Restaurants in Las Vegas

For the Picky Eaters

It’s true, every family has that one person who has some issue with the food everyone else loves. Make everyone happy with a trip to the buffet! With its wide selection of American, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine, The Buffet at Bellagio has something for everyone. Start with the endless seafood options, such as salmon roulade, smoked trout, and the customary crab legs and shrimp cocktail. Then, make your way around the globe with the international stations. Stop by Japan for freshly rolled sushi and sashimi, China for savory vegetable stir-fry, and Italy for delectable cheese tortellini. If you’re looking for healthy options, head to the salad bar for unique specialty salads, including tofu glass noodle and Thai chicken. Kids will love the mac ‘n’ cheese mini bowls, variety of pizzas, and made-to-order tacos. And, make sure you don’t leave without trying the decadent white chocolate Nutella parfait for dessert!

But, if that won't do, try a different buffet – there are nine different buffets across the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas! Serving an endless selection of buffet essentials and gourmet dishes, the MGM Grand Buffet is one of the best family style buffets in Las Vegas. You definitely won’t have trouble filling your plate with daily specials, countless desserts, and much more. The MGM Grand Buffet features numerous live cooking stations where you can choose your own ingredients and watch chefs cook your culinary creation right in front of you. Enjoy mouthwatering entrees such as oven-roasted turkey, New York sirloin, blackened salmon Caesar, and Thai style barbecue ribs. Kids will love creating their own dishes at one of the many build-your-own stations, which include a taco and burrito bar and a baked potato bar. Make sure to prepare your appetite ahead of time because you’re going to want to try everything here!

Pizza on the Strip

Choosing one pizza with the exact toppings everyone likes is a tough feat to complete. Try Pieology at MGM Grand, right on the Las Vegas Strip. Here it’s build-your-own style from pizzas to salads, each person in your family can choose exactly what toppings to put on their own personal sized pizza or salad. Pieology also serves special nutella creations, if you’ve saved room for dessert. There’s no way no one won’t find something perfect for lunch or dinner.

For pizza lovers who can’t stomach all the bread, try Slice of Vegas at the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay. With gluten free and vegan menu items, even picky pizza people will perhaps ponder our perfect pies. Build your own pizza or enjoy one of our many specialty pies along with other family favorites like toasted ravioli, burgers, and sandwiches too. Parents will appreciate the extensive selection of craft beers and 8’ HD projection screen, always showing the big game.


American Food Restaurants

No matter what time of day it is, American food is always a good choice, and Citizens Kitchen & Bar is the best place to satisfy that craving. Open 24 hours a day, Citizens Kitchen & Bar serves up contemporary American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late night bites. For breakfast the variety is wide – from omelettes to parfaits to filling breakfast sandwiches. For lunch, stick with classic favorites such as tomato grilled cheese with caramelized onions and Citizens’ special sauce. Or, try it out for dinner and go for specialty dishes including mahi mahi tacos, spaghetti Bolognese, and steak fries. As an added bonus, adults can also enjoy a vast selection of draft beers and a full-service bar. With so many menu options, you may want to come back for every meal of the day.


Another great place to indulge on quintessential American food is at the Carnegie Deli at The Mirage. This deli is just like the classic deli in NYC famous for its famous guests and overloaded, open face sandwiches! Unfortunately we can’t go to the one in NYC, but we can enjoy a classic Pastrami on Rye at the one out here in Las Vegas – with the pastrami and corned beef coming straight from New York City! It’s a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner too with its well-known sandwiches, but also omelettes, burgers, and hot dogs. Stop in and relax amongst friends.

Burger Joints

Opened by iconic Food Network chef, Bobby Flay, Bobby’s Burger Palace focuses on high quality, made-to-order burgers. The restaurant offers over a dozen of signature burgers, all created from Bobby Flay’s most popular original recipes. Some of the burgers are named after U.S. cities and destinations, providing a unique taste of those regions. Head to the West with the L.A. burger – watercress, cheddar cheese, tomato, and avocado relish. Or, go down South with the Dallas burger – spice-crusted, coleslaw, Monterey Jack cheese, pickles, and BBQ sauce. With each burger, you have the choice of certified Angus beef, ground turkey, or whole chicken breast. Kids won’t be able to resist the chance to “crunchify” their burger by adding a layer of potato chips for FREE. If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can have your burger served on baby greens with balsamic dressing instead of traditional buns. Be sure to order a delicious milkshake to go alongside your burger. Parents can also enjoy a spiked version with flavors including vanilla caramel bourbon, pineapple coconut rum, and mocha Kahlua vodka.


In the spirit of get-in, get-out, get-on-with-it, families should try Johnny Rockets at Excalibur Hotel. It’s definitely a chain restaurant, but sometimes being open all day and having service with speed is what’s most important. And when you’re hungry right now and not looking to break the bank, this is the place to go. Johnny Rockets’ burgers are 100% fresh, never frozen meaning you can be sure your family is enjoying real meat in those burgers. Stacked with the typical options – burgers, fries, shakes and sodas, Johnny Rockets will quickly get your family back out and enjoying all the things to do in Las Vegas.

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