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The Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget

Finding the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget isn’t hard, to be honest. Las Vegas vacations can be done on a budget very easily, after all.

But eating well in Las Vegas? That’s the challenge I set out to solve recently.

Keep reading for the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget, from sweet snacks to filling dinners and beyond.

The Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget

Trying new restaurants and food is one of my favorite things to do when traveling — and Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to do it. 

Some of the best places to grab a bite in Vegas aren’t super fancy or expensive – but they sure are mouthwatering!

Let’s get to the food, shall we?

Amorino Las Vegas

There isn’t anything ordinary about Las Vegas and the gelato is no exception!

Cool off with a flower-shaped cone of tasty gelato or sorbet at Amorino at The LINQ Promenade.

Closeup of a cone of gelato shaped like a flower from Amorino in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

The flower cone featured above is a mix of basil lime and passionfruit sorbet.

It was the perfect combo to cool down on an already hot day (it was about 10am and already 100° F out!).

Amorino also serves yummy frappes and other frozen treats.

The best part? Amorino is open from 7am to 1am during the week and 7am to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

So no matter what time of day you’re craving a cool treat, Amorino has your back.

Amorino also has a location at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

The outlet location is open 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday, and 9am to 8pm on Sunday.

Brioche by Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace

For a quick and flavorful meal on the go, pop over to Brioche by Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace.

At Brioche, you can get baguette sandwiches, coffee, wine, and pastries.

Closeup of a brioche bun.
Photo by Annabelle Schachmes, courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

The star of the show at Brioche is the buttery delicious brioche rolls.

The rolls come in sweet and savory flavors, such as peanut butter & jelly or bacon, cheese & jalapeño.

Bruxie at The Park Las Vegas

One of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants on the southern end of the Vegas strip is Bruxie.

At Bruxie you can get some of the best fried chicken and waffles you’ll probably ever have.

Closeup of a box of 2 pieces fried chicken and half a waffle, along with a cup of honey and a cup of butter.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

The breading on the fried chicken is nice and crunchy (never soggy) and the waffles come in several flavors.

The best part is that Bruxie gives you honey to dip the chicken in, which is the only way to eat fried chicken in my opinion!

On my most recent trip to Vegas, I added a side of buffalo mac n cheese which was ok. Then again I’m not a big buffalo sauce fan, so it’s probably delish for those of you that are.

While Bruxie isn’t necessarily the cheapest fast food spot on the strip, it is one of the fast food stops that will make you forget you’re actually eating fast food.

The Buffet at Luxor

The Buffet at Luxor is one of the cheapest buffets on the Las Vegas strip.

Sometimes I’ll head here for a cheap buffet brunch in Vegas if I’m staying on the South end of the strip.

Closeup of the top half of a sign for The Buffet at Luxor in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

To tell you the truth, I have a love-hate relationship with buffets. I feel like you’re bound to find food that’s meh.

On the other hand, there’s always a chance you’ll have one of the best dishes of your trip, too.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking to fill up for less, the buffet at Luxor is the place!

In addition to being cheap and yummy, the Luxor buffet offers an option to purchase a pass.

This allows you to fill up at any meal time for a set price during your trip.

If you’re not in Vegas to sample the restaurants, and staying at or near the Luxor, this might end up being a good option to fill up for less.

Canter’s Deli at the LINQ Promenade

All the way at the end of the LINQ Promenade is Canter’s Deli.

Canter’s Deli is my favorite of the several Jewish delicatessen you can find on the Vegas strip. Not only is their food freakin’ delicious, it’s hearty, too.

Closeup of a pastrami sandwich from Canter's Deli in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

A half sandwich, such as the pastrami with swiss seen above, comes with your choice of a side (mac salad, potato salad, or cole slaw), plus a full pickle (not just a spear!) and a pepperocini, all for around $10.

Canter’s Deli also has New York style bagels if you happen to wander down for breakfast or a snack.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at the LINQ Promenade

Happy Hour specials are a great way to get yummy cheap eats and drink specials in Vegas.

One of my favorite Happy Hour specials in Vegas is at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar.

Chayo’s Happy Hour is daily from 2-6pm, with 2 for $5 tacos, $5 wings or mini nacho plate, $2 Dos Equis or Azulitas beer, and $5 margaritas.

Aside from the delicious Mexican food, Chayo has an awesome rooftop overlooking the LINQ promenade AND a mechanical rooster. And yes, I meant rooster!!

Eggslut at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

For a quick and filling breakfast, check out Eggslut at The Cosmopolitan.

Seriously, Eggslut has the BEST egg sandwiches and is one of my favorite places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget.

Closeup of an egg sandwich from Eggslut in Las Vegas.
Photo courtesy of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

Beware – the line at Eggslut can be a bit insane, depending on when you go. I foolishly thought I’d be in and out on a Sunday at around 11am.

NOPE. The line wrapped around into a nearby hallway.

Thankfully, Eggslut has eggs-cellent hours, so if you time it right, you can get your egg sandwich fix without much of a wait.

Eggslut is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday, midnight to 7pm.

Now who’s up for an Eggslut stop after dancing the night away at Marquee?

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Gonzalez y Gonzalez at the New York New York Hotel

Gonzalez y Gonzalez inside the New York-New York Hotel has a typical Mexican-American line up full of tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and so on.

My favorite dish at Gonzalez y Gonzalez is the shrimp quesadilla – which I noticed wasn’t on their menu board outside the restaurant on my last visit.

I didn’t dine there on my last trip, but if that sounds up your alley and don’t see it on the menu, ask if they can still make it. It really is that delicious!

The prices are pretty good too, so if you’re craving Mexican and are on the South end of the strip, I recommend checking it out.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at the LINQ Promenade

Yes, that’s right! You can get food by Gordon Ramsay for relatively cheap at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at the LINQ Promenade right off of Las Vegas Blvd.

Closeup of a bucket of french fries from Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips in Las Vegas.
Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

A classic fish & chips plate will cost you $15, including a drink. I recommend the peach ginger lemonade – it’s the perfect combo of tart and spicy.

This place as THE BEST fries on the strip, so much so that I sometimes will go just to get a bucket of fries (and a ginger peach lemonade).

The fries are perfectly crisp on the outside, plump on the inside, and salted just right. Plus you get 2 sauces – I like the mango curry and Dijon mayo. YUM!

A bucket of fries will set you back $4.99 – pretty good for a savory snack!

Haute Doggery at the LINQ Promenade

For a quick and cheap meal in Vegas, head over to Haute Doggery at the LINQ Promenade.

If the name isn’t obvious, the specialty at Haute Doggery is hot dogs!

Close up of a steamed hot dog covered in onions, relish, and a pickle from Haute Doggery in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

Whether you like your hot dogs steamed, grilled, deep-fried, dragged through the garden, topped with chili and cheese or some other combo, Haute Doggery has a dog for you. There’s even a veggie dog!

Pair your dog with some poutine, onion rings, or classic fries, and you’re filled up.

In-N-Out Burger at the LINQ Promenade

Have you noticed a pattern yet? Yep, it’s another cheap meal in Vegas at the LINQ Promenade.

I love this spot on the Vegas strip, mainly for its tasty and affordable food. Plus The LINQ hotel is pretty fun, too.

OK, onto the real point of this section: In-N-Out Burger!

Closeup of a burger, fries, and soft drink from In-n-Out in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

Fast food cult favorite, In-N-Out Burger, has finally landed on the Strip, thanks to The LINQ’s promenade!

Now you can get your double double animal style and a thick shake without needing to send for a Lyft to get there.

Of course, you could hit up a generic McDonald’s or lame food court elsewhere for a quick burger, but it’s not going to be fresh and, frankly, not nearly as tasty as In-N-Out.

JJ Boulangerie at the Paris Las Vegas

For a simple but flavorful meal, pop over to JJ Boulangerie in the Paris Las Vegas hotel.

Think buttery, flaky croissants and a café au lait for breakfast or a hearty sandwich on a baguette for lunch.

The line will likely be long, but it moves quickly, plus most of their meals are easy to take on the go, so you don’t have to wait for a table or counter space to chow down.

La Creperie at the Paris Las Vegas

Nearby JJ Boulangerie in the Paris Las Vegas hotel is another great place for a quick and cheap meal, La Creperie.

The savory breakfast crêpe is delish (I mean, let’s be real – anything with avocado or béchamel sauce will be yummy), as are the Nutella and fresh berry crepes.

Milk Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

For a sweet snack, pop on over to Milk Bar at the swanky Cosmopolitan hotel.

Milk Bar is known for its tasty cookies and instagrammable cereal milk flavored soft serve ice cream.

Closeup of a small cup of cereal milk flavored soft serve ice cream with rainbow colored sprinkles from Milk Bar in Las Vegas.
Photo by Meg Frost, Frost + Sun. All rights reserved.

Milk Bar also serves lattes, milkshakes, and other sweet treats guaranteed to satisfy your sugar craving.

Pin-Up Pizza at the Planet Hollywood Hotel

Slam a slice of New York style pizza from Pin-Up Pizza at the Planet Hollywood hotel.

The pizza slices at Pin-Up Pizza are gigantic – practically bigger than your head!

Pin-Up Pizza is perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or post-partying snack for just a few bucks.

The Planet Hollywood location is open from 11am to 4am daily.

Shake Shack at The Park Las Vegas

Shake Shack opened its first location in the western US at the New York-New York hotel in 2014.

If you’re staying at the Southern end of the strip and don’t want to hoof it down to the LINQ Promenade for In-N-Out, Shake Shack won’t disappoint.

Flat lay photo of 3 dining trays from Shake Shack, one with crinkle french fries, one with milkshakes, and one with cheeseburgers.
Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.

To be honest, their fries aren’t my favorite, so I’ll typically get a double pattie and lemonade or shake, depending on how hungry I am, and it’s more than enough for a quick meal.

Where are your favorite places to eat in Las Vegas when on a budget?

Now that you know my favorite inexpensive places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget, check out my other tips for saving money while traveling to Vegas on budget and tips on what to do while you’re there.

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This post was originally published on March 21, 2017. It was last updated on February 22, 2021.

Anna

Friday 17th of July 2020

Google maps has become so much of a priority these days. I save all the destinations and their distances for the ease before travelling . Great pointers!

Ontwerper

Sunday 5th of July 2020

Breakfast: Terrace Pointe Cafe at Wynn Las Vegas The beautiful backdrop makes this a perfect place to rise and dine. Anywhere you re seated, you ll have views of the manicured gardens and pool. For $24 you can get the Benedict Trio with of each of its benedicts traditional, turkey avocado and crab. Lunch: China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas It s food fusion meets art and color fusion. This vibrant place has so much to look at, it s doubtful you d ever get bored waiting on food. Plus, the people are super nice. It s an all-around inviting place that deliciously blends the flavors of China and Mexico.

Juliet

Monday 11th of November 2019

My favorite! The peppermill fireside lounge! Seriously $32 for a rib eye steak dinner! $12 for jumbo shrimp cocktail! Maybe I'm Nostalgic have been visiting the one in Reno every year for my grandmother's birthday!

Meg Frost

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

ooohh that sounds delicious! I might have to check it out next time I'm in Vegas. Thanks for the tip.

Holly

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Sprinkles sugar free red velvet is awesome! I had to have one every day while in Vegas!

Michelle

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I know you said in Vegas but Where do you get this at? It sounds delicious

Meg Frost

Saturday 15th of June 2019

Yum! I love that they have sugar free, gluten free, and vegan cupcakes so that everyone can enjoy the deliciousness!!

Kelly Burgess

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Great spots! My favorite that you don’t have listed is Ocean One in the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood. Breakfast and lunch are $5. And drinks are 3 for $10 anytime!

Meg Frost

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Thank you! I will definitely check out Ocean One next time I am in Vegas. Sounds like they have great deals and the menu looks really good (I'll definitely be trying the mahi mahi tacos!).

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