There’s a time and place for date-night dressing up, white tablecloths and expansive wine lists. But sometimes, you want a juicy burger and a mountain of crispy fries, or an overflowing salad plate with your favorite toppings.

Whether it’s an abundant buffet, international flavors or classic American-style plates, Mesquite’s casual dining options have you covered. Plus, the destination was just voted No. 9 on USA Today 10Best’s Top 10 list for Best Small Town Food Scenes in the country—so you know you’re in for delicious eats wherever you end up. You can head over straight from the golf course, resort pool or an outdoor adventure; you’ll find something to satisfy the appetite you’ve built up during the day.

Have It All at These Buffets

Buffets are a fun go-to option when you can’t decide exactly what you want – you really can have everything. They’re also nice for larger groups because there’s always something that’ll please everyone, from the hungriest carnivore to the strictest vegetarian.

Sierra's Buffet at the Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo features homestyle cooking and a different theme every night. For example, Tuesday is steak night, and on Fridays there’s seafood. While the central theme changes, you can count on a carving station, pizza, pasta and a gourmet salad bar every night of the week. Breakfast is served every morning, and there’s a more festive brunch with mimosas on Sundays.

Town Square Buffet at Eureka Casino Resort serves Sunday brunch favorites with champagne but save room for dessert because there’s pastry and cake too. Additionally, Town Square rolls out seasonal specialties for holidays.

Weekends mean the buffet is open at CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Spa’s Mesa Buffet. Friday nights bring its Seafood Extravaganza while Saturday nights are for New York steak and crab legs. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts showcase a glazed bone-in ham carving station, omelets made to your specifications and sparkling mimosas.

Get a bite of the amazing seafood specials at Mesa Buffet at CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Spa.Mesa Buffet at CasaBlanca Hotel-Casino-Golf-Spa

International Eats

Want to explore beyond the casino? The town of Mesquite has lots of options for adventurous diners.

Los Lupes is a family-run place that serves authentic Mexican cuisine and a Sunday brunch buffet with items like breakfast tacos, pancakes and sausages. You’ll find the classic Mexican dishes you love, scratch margaritas with your choice of tequila, and house-made menudo on the weekends.

D Thai Bistro is a popular place for take-out and dining in. There’s a full bar and a menu bursting with Thai favorites such as satay (grilled chicken skewers) and pad Thai (stir-fried noodles) all spiced exactly how you want them. D Thai Bistro is popular with locals and travelers passing through for their fresh take on Thai cuisine.

In town, find Samurai 21 Japanese Steakhouse for delicious, savory Japanese dishes, fresh sushi and juicy steak. Best known for its teppanyaki performances, enjoy dinner and a show as the chef cooks your meal in front of you. The inviting restaurant is perfect for families or a romantic evening out.

American-Style Dining

Looking for some comfort food? Mesquite also has restaurants that serve those familiar items done well.

Get a thick, juicy burger, a pile of onion rings or a plate of its signature wings at the 1880 Grille at Conestoga Golf Club. The menu is full of elevated American eats, perfect for enjoying after a round. Plus, this course is open to the public, so whether you hit the links or just want a delicious meal, you are more than welcome here.

Enjoy the stunning views and delicious food at 1880 Grille at Conestoga Golf Club in Mesquite Nevada.1880 Grille at Conestoga Golf Club

Nestled in the heart of Mesquite, Terrace Restaurant at Wolf Creek Golf Course serves fresh and locally sourced American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you are just walking off the course after a round, rallying with fellow sports fans in front of the TVs, or seeking a picturesque background for your meal, you’ll find it here.

A Small Town with a Big Heart

Mesquite is a small town with big shows, attractions and activities, indoors and out. Here’s the guide to what’s happening in Mesquite this year.