For many visitors to the Las Vegas Strip food is almost as important as hitting the jackpot. On the 4 mile stretch of road, you can eat fast food, as well as dine in some of the country’s priciest and most prestigious restaurants. However, many tourists feel no visit is complete without sampling at least one buffet, and the huge buffet has become associated with the city. The first buffet in the city opened in the early 1940s in an effort to keep customers in the casinos after the shows, and since then has become increasingly popular. Most buffets in the city are excellent value and many feature different food stations, featuring ethnic cuisines, seafood, barbecue and more. Be prepared for long lines at peak times for some of the more popular buffets, and look for coupons for an even better deal.