I decided to try the all-day buffet pass while I was staying at the MGM. You get breakfast, lunch, and dinner for $29.99. They only tell you after you’ve paid that there are set times you have to show up. For me, that made things difficult because I was there for breakfast at 10:30am and found out I’d have to be back before 2pm for lunch.
Breakfast consisted of a very small selection of food including fresh fruit, some muffins, do-nuts, eggs, hashed brows, biscuits with gravy, an omelet station, oatmeal and a few other basics. The majority of serving stations were closed.
For lunch, more than half or the serving stations were still closed and again there were not many food choices. There was fruit, pot roast, mashed potatoes, Mexican flavored meat for tacos, lasagna, a ham carving station, and a couple of Asian flavored meats. I have a sweet tooth that can’t be controlled so I tried several of the miniature sized desserts and was severely let down by the non-existent flavor.
For dinner, most of the serving stations were still closed. I couldn’t believe it! Isn’t dinner the best opportunity to showcase why you’re better than the other Vegas buffets? My husband said the crab legs were good and there was lots of seafood including sushi but he thought the salad bar was terrible which really disappointed him since he loves salads. Furthermore, the desserts available were the same ones from lunch- chocolate mousse in a cup, a chocolate cream cake and soft serve ice cream.
The appeal of a buffet is not only having the freedom to stuff yourself like a pig if you so desire but also having what seems like endless choices. Apparently, the MGM buffet needs to be educated about this.