Finding cheap eats in Las Vegas doesn’t have to be a crap shoot. Just follow these delicious insights from the Thrifty Tourist.
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Hungry for great food at a great price? One place to start is by perusing the latest Las Vegas food and drink deals on Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities. Visit the Las Vegas “Food & Drink” Groupon page and you’ll find savings from 40% and up on breakfast, lunch and dinner spots. The Las Vegas “Food & Drink” Groupon page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Las Vegas visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.
Las Vegas used to be famous for their cheap buffets. They aren’t as plentiful as they once were, but there are still some buffets in town that will satisfy your appetite for good food at a great price. The Circus Buffet at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino is $15 a person. The Garden Court Buffet at the Main Street Station Hotel & Casino was voted Best Buffet in downtown Las Vegas. The breakfast and lunch buffets are under $10 and the regular dinner buffet is under $15. The buffet at the Golden Nugget is also an affordable option. Breakfast is $10.99, lunch $11.99 while the dinner buffet gets a little pricey at $18.99.
Meat on your mind? Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 is a no-frills cafe at the Hard Rock Hotel, and one of the go-to cheap places to eat in Las Vegas. Why? Because here you can get a steak, three grilled shrimp, a choice of potato or broccoli and a salad for just $7.77. One tip—it’s not on the menu, so you have to ask for it. One block south of the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, behind Paris and Bally’s, you’ll find Ellis Island Casino & Brewery. Here you can dig into prime rib, a baked potato, a choice of soup or salad and a beer for a budget-pleasing $12.99. If you’re downtown on Fremont Street and feeling hunger pangs, pop in to Magnolia’s Veranda at the Four Queens Hotel & Casino where you can enjoy a cheap eats steak dinner for $9.95.
When breakfast is on your agenda, once again, one of the cheap places to eat in Las Vegas is Ellis Island Casino & Brewery. Two eggs, any style, with toast and potatoes is just $2.99. Make it bacon and eggs for $5.29. And if you’re over on Fremont Street, downtown, looking for cheap eats to start your day you can get two eggs, any style, with bacon or sausage for an inexpensive $6.29 in the café at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
After a night on the town or an extended stay at the tables, the craving for a juicy hot dog can be undeniable. Satisfy your appetite by visiting the sports books at the Orleans Hotel & Casino or the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino where you can grab a discount dog for a value-priced $1.50. If you want to be even thriftier, the Suncoast Hotel & Casino sells their dawgs for just 75 cents. If your hunger is a little bigger, you can nosh on a giant hot dog from the Westside Deli at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino for only $2.95.
In 1959, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino introduced Las Vegas to the shrimp cocktail. Today they’re still serving them up and the price will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time too—a very affordable $2.99! This historic, cheap place to eat is a must visit.
Battista’s Hole in the Wall restaurant features Las Vegas memorabilia, authentic Italian food and a great deal—wine is included free with your meal. Mama mia! A classic pasta meal will cost you around $24 but it includes a salad, garlic bread, a pasta side and a cappuccino—plus don’t forget the wine. Hic.
A great cheap eats place in Las Vegas for Mexican food is Gonzalez Gonzalez at the New York New York Hotel & Casino. Share a plate of nachos for $11 or order up enchiladas, chicken tamales, a burrito or one of the other irresistible entrees for $15 or less!
If you’re near the Venetian Hotel & Casino and you’re looking for cheap food to tied you over, you’re in luck. Right across the street is the Fashion Mall. Pop in and head for the food court. There are over 15 different cheap eats options, which will make it easy to find something you like for $10 or less.
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