Las Vegas is known for its extravagant hotels, amazing shopping, and multimillion dollar casino businesses. But eating in Vegas doesn't have to break the bank. If you know where to eat, Vegas can offer great meals for low prices.
Las Vegas has some of the best dining on the planet. Many of the wonderful dining experiences are associated with the casinos, but these restaurants wouldn't be so successful if the meals didn't live up to diners' expectations. Patrons won't come back if the food isn't good, and a bad word-of-mouth review can travel quickly. So these world-class fine dining restaurants really must earn their stripes in order to bring in the business required to stay in business.
I love Arizona Charlie's Boulder Sourdough Café. Here you can get a 14-ounce Porterhouse for $7.99 this includes soup or salad, choice of potato or rice (5 pm-11 pm), veggies, and rolls. You can also get spaghetti and meatballs for $6.49 and Chicken Penne Primavera or fried chicken for $6.99. This is good food at its best at a price that easy on the budget.
This is just one of the many places a person or family can get a relatively good meal inexpensively. Not all great bargains involve steaks but there are many great food bargains to have. Be aware of coupons you may find around town offering two for one food purchases or dollars off of entree purchases. It may not seem like much or two but if you can manage to save $2 per two people for 10 meals during your stay, that adds up pretty quickly to $40 that could buy a little time on the slot machines or tickets to one of the many great shows.
For a good lunch buffet deal, try the Feast Buffet at Green Valley Ranch, where you can pick up lunch for about $10 (less with Boarding Pass card). Voted “Best Brunch” buffet in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Feast Buffet features six live-action cooking stations that offer Italian, American, Mongolian, Chinese and International specialties prepared right before your eyes.
Another good place for a lunch deal is Dante’s Grill at Wildfire Casino. This was the staff pick for the Best Lunch Deal in the 2005 Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Vegas awards. The reviews said, "we also like the fact that we could order the bargain special every day of the week, because there’s a different feature
Cheap dining in Vegas doesn't have to indicate a lack of quality. While the choices may not be as sophisticated as some of the more expensive locations, you might find that some of the cheaper places have food that's as good as - or sometimes better than - their richer cousins.