10 Best Cheap Eats in Las Vegas on a Budget
Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget
In Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of things to make you go, ‘take my money!’ From the luxe accommodations to the seemingly endless extravagant entertainment, your Instagram will be on fire — and so will your credit card. You know the saying, ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ right? Well, that doesn’t apply to any debt you rack up on while on vacation. Don’t worry, though. To save your budget, you can eat your way through the city on the cheap — and still feel like a boss.
Here’s where you can get your three squares (and a few extra treats) without breaking the bank!
Breakfast / Brunch
Mon Ami Gabi
Address: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 944-4224
If you’re looking for a divine dining experience on short money, head on over to Mon Ami Gabi’s at the Paris hotel. You’ll be delighted by scratch made waffles (no Eggo’s here!) topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and decadent sauces — all for under $15. If you’re not in a waffle mood (how could you not be, though?!), the French cuisine restaurant offers other upscale breakfast and brunch favorites, like crepes and eggs benedict. Most dishes come in under $20 and some are less than $10.
Hash House a Go Go
Address: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 254-4646
Located in the Linq (one of the most happening places in the city), Hash House a Go Go is open 24/7 and is ready to serve you after a night of Vegas-style debauchery. The low-cost, but good eats hotspot is known for its hash, which features unexpected ingredients like meatloaf, salmon, and mushrooms. Not into hash? Try their sage-fried chicken and waffles platter or any other breakfast favorite — all under $20. If you partied well-beyond breakfast hours, the restaurant also offers some drool-worthy lunch fare, also at a great price.
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
Address: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 731-7373
Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a high roller to enjoy a meal at Hell’s Kitchen. Located in the Caesar’s Palace hotel, and modeled after the hit television show, the restaurant has some surprisingly good deals — especially for lunch. You can enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches, and pizzas for around $20. If you must try one of Ramsay’s famed steaks, expect to pay around $50 (which is still a decent price when you’re dining on the strip).
Address: 7435 S. Eastern Ave. A-10 & A-11 Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: (702) 570-5600
If you don’t mind a little extra travel, this off-strip Japanese restaurant will help you satisfy your tuna roll craving for a great price. Before 3PM, pay just $22.95 for all the sushi you can eat within 60 minutes. Your hour-long gorge-fest includes a wide assortment of rolls, supplemented by a selection of appetizers, rice and noodle dishes, and desserts for good measure. Can’t make it for lunch? Pay just $5 more at dinnertime — and get an additional 30 minutes to graze.
Monta Ramen Las Vegas
Address: 5030 Spring Mountain Rd., Ste. 6, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 367-4600
If you’re a college student (or were one recently), you know how important Ramen is. It tastes great, can be served in a million ways, and above all, it’s cheap eats! Monta Ramen delights on all fronts with their Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) style dishes that will only set you back about $10 — beer included! Extra hungry around lunchtime? You can afford to load up on Monta’s $1.50 noodle refills.
Tacos and Beer
Address: 3900 Paradise Rd. Ste. A, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: (702) 675-7572
You can probably guess the menu highlights from the name of the restaurant, but just in case — this fun and affordable joint serves up a huge selection of tacos and beers. If you’re craving Mexican food for dinner, but you blew most of your cash at the casino, you can get three tacos and a couple of cervezas for about $20. Tacos come in every protein imaginable (vegan options available) and the beer list is an impressive mix of foreign and domestic brews.
La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway
Address: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 770-7375
With ingredients like caviar, creme fraiche, and truffles on the menu, you’d think La Cave was way out of your budget. But, with the most expensive plate going for $30, you can actually get all fancy at dinnertime — and still have money to hit the slots that night. Their upscale, but affordable menu features salads, flatbread pizzas, seafood, and a tempting lineup of grilled proteins. A word of warning — adding vino to your meal will make your bill jump with wine flights starting at $23 for four 2oz. Servings.
The Buffet at the Aria Hotel and Resort
Address: 3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89158
Phone: (702) 590-8638
If you’re jonesin’ for all the crab legs you can eat, the Aria Hotel and Resort Buffet has got you covered. At nearly $50 per person on the weekend, it’s not the cheapest cheap eat around. But, when you can have your fill of just about any food imaginable, plus unlimited beer, wine, and bubbly, you should really get your money’s worth. If you truly want to splurge, throw down an extra $20 to enjoy bottomless cocktails like mimosas or strawberry spritzers with your meal.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen
Address: 3535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 794-3139
If the thrill of the city made you lose track of time and miss dinner, Guy Fieri’s got some great late-night options for you. The menu is available after 10PM and features delicious apps, burgers, and desserts — with most items coming in under $20. The celebrity chef can whip something up for every taste and delivers big flavors with his sweet chili shrimp, sriracha wings, and BBQ pulled pork sandwich. As a bonus, the restaurant is near the Linq Promenade which offers lots of nightlife options to keep the party going into the wee hours of the morning!
Address: 600 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 385-5200
If you’re still up and running in the middle of the night and need to re-fuel, check out Siegel’s 1941 for a budget-friendly and yummy bite. Located in the Cortez Hotel, the restaurant serves diners 24/7 and pulls out its late night menu at 11PM. Siegel’s offers an eclectic mix of dishes and beverages to include comfort food, breakfast, cocktails, and coffee. Whatever your pleasure, your wallet will take joy — every item is under $20.
Visiting Vegas is a rite of passage. But let’s face it, if you’re going to do it right, it’s going to cost you a nice chunk of change. However, there are lots of ways to indulge your inner hedonist without completely blowing up your finances. By looking for the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget in advance, you can save big on food costs and spend more cash sinning and winning. And when you’re done with Sin City, check out our affordable eats guides for New York City, New Orleans, and Washington, DC!
Tell Charlie: What are your favorite places for cheap eats when you travel to Las Vegas?