Las Vegas is a paradise for big spenders, but it's also a great place to find some deals, particularly when it comes to food. And you don't have to dish your own food at a buffet to find a bargain in Sin City. Every year, the Las Vegas Review-Journal presents its Best of Vegas awards. The picks include both staff and reader favorites. Here are some of their recent picks for cheap eating, Las Vegas style.
For a deal on breakfast, the Review-Journal gave its 2010 Best Hotel Breakfast Special award to Marilyn's Cafe at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino. But you'll need to be an early riser or a night owl looking for a midnight snack to enjoy it. From midnight to 5 am, you can save on the late night specials, including steak and eggs for $3.99, rather than the regular $12.99.
If you don't want to rise quite that early or stay up all night to save money on breakfast, try visiting any of the Station Casinos. They picked up the 2009 Best Hotel Breakfast Special award for providing cheap eating, Las Vegas style. Check out Boulder Station, Gold Rush or Wild, Wild West for hearty morning meals under $3.
For lunch, try La Cabana for some inexpensive Mexican Food. The Review-Journal called it a "little bitty place that's tough to find if you don't know where to look" (it's located on Martin Luther King Blvd), but the paper gave this little restaurant the big award for the Best Meal Under $10 award in 2009.
The 2010 and 2008 winners of the Best Meal Under $10 award have both closed, but the 2007 winner is still in business and worth a visit. The Village Pub, with multiple locations in Las Vegas, earned this award in 2007. The specials change each day and are offered from 11 am "until they're gone." Menu items include dishes such as a complete turkey dinner, pot roast dinner, a half roast chicken or other specials, all for less than $10 each.
Another good place for cheap eating in Las Vegas is Broadway Pizzeria. This pizza joint took the 2006 honor for Best Lunch Deal from the Review-Journal's Best of Vegas awards. The specials here change each day and most include the house specialty - garlic knots.
For more deals on Vegas meals and attractions, check local coupon flyers, or visit Restaurant.com to purchase gift certificates at 60% off the face value.
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