Las Vegas is as famous for its casinos as it is for its inexpensive buffets. There are seafood, Italian, Greek and western buffets plus a dozen more. The Las Vegas buffet began in the 1940's at the original El Rancho Las Vegas hotel on the Strip. It was a way to keep the customers in the hotel after the second show. The idea was then copied by other hotels. There are breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with every culinary style and foodstuff imaginable. Many hotels feature weekend champagne brunches with all the bubbly a person can drink. Las Vegas is also famous for its shrimp cocktails with large shrimp at low prices.