The Best Cheap Eats in Las Vegas

The OpenTable Team

Las Vegas is a land of indulgence. Most people head there to gamble at a casino or see live shows on the Strip. Others go to take advantage of world-class shopping. However, there are some who simply head to Vegas to eat. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether wanting tacos or tom yum, Las Vegas has great budget restaurants. Here are some of the best affordable places to eat in town, so visitors can keep all of those dollars in their wallet for the slot machines.

Restaurants:Chica Las Vegas, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - The Venetian Las Vegas, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Latin American, Southern, Seafood
Neighborhoods:The Venetian and Palazzo, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Chica Las Vegas

$$$$·Latin American·
The Venetian and Palazzo
1,571 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Chica Las Vegas is in the Venetian. Think of them as one of the healthiest and cheap places to eat on the Strip. For dinner, find things like grilled corn lollipops or pulled pork Read more
88% recommended

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - The Venetian Las Vegas

$$$$·Southern·
The Venetian and Palazzo
5,902 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is one of the best places for cheap eats at the Venetian, especially for anyone who wants Southern food. The restaurant serves comforting, warm meals Read more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Las Vegas

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

$$$$·Seafood·
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
5,073 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Emerils is often synonymous with fancy. Emerils New Orleans Fish House is certainly nice, but not so pricey that diners on a budget have to skip it. Go to Emerils Fish House at theRead more
86% recommended

SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas

$$$$·Japanese·
The Venetian and Palazzo
3,665 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
SUSHISAMBA is a clubby sushi joint that started in New York. While the NYC location has closed, the restaurant is still going strong at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Vegas (between thRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Las Vegas

Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis - Green Valley Ranch Resort, Casino & Spa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Green Valley Ranch
1,849 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Get off the Strip and head to Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, and experience the same kind of luxury and excitement without the exorbitant prices. Hank's is an upscale steakhouse,Read more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Las Vegas

Vintner Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Summerlin
3,572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Another suburb offering more affordable options than Vegas proper is Summerlin. One of the best cheap Las Vegas restaurants that is also gourmet is here, and their name is the VintRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Las Vegas

Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas - Main Dining Room

$$$$·French·
Paris Hotel and Casino
23,503 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
People often associate French food with luxury. But, just because it is luxurious it does not mean it is pricey. At Mon Ami Gabi, try the duck confit, housemade country pate, or thRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Las Vegas

The Palm Las Vegas

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Forum Shops at Caesars
5,146 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Looking for the best of the best when it comes to steakhouses? Head to the Palm. The Palm is a chain, but one of the best locations is in Las Vegas at the Forum Shops at Caesars PaRead more
87% recommended

Carmine's - Las Vegas

$$$$·Italian·
Forum Shops at Caesars
4,108 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
Carmine's is also a chain. But, they offer some of the best cheap eats in town. At Carmine's, enjoy authentic Italian food, including a huge menu of pasta dishes, entrees like chicRead more
92% recommended
Good for Groups in Las Vegas

Benihana - Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, NV

$$$$·Japanese·
Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
2,484 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
When looking for cheap places to eat, look no further than Benihana. Benihana might be a chain, but that does not mean that they are not also a festive and fun place to eat JapanesRead more
88% recommended
Special Occasion in Las Vegas
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Top of the World Restaurant - The STRAT Hotel & Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The STRAT Hotel & Casino
16,629 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
One of the best cheap places to eat in town that also has a great view is the Top of the World Restaurant. They are in the Stratosphere Hotel, and they offer unforgettable views ofRead more
85% recommended
Scenic View in The Strip
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Lupo by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Italian·
Mandalay Bay Resort
2,402 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck launched a wide range of restaurants. Their price points are all over the place, but one offering the best cheap eats is Lupo. Lupo is in the Mandalay Read more
89% recommended
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Bouchon at The Venetian

$$$$·French·
The Venetian and Palazzo
7,796 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
We won't argue that Bouchon is one of the best cheap Las Vegas restaurants. We will argue, though, that this sought-after dining destination offers options that allow people to expRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in The Strip
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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Las Vegas

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Paradise
8,539 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Many of the steakhouses in Las Vegas are prohibitively pricey. Lawry's offers a similar experience, but people won't have to take out a loan to pay the bill. Lawry's is affordable Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Eastside

Il Mulino New York - Las Vegas

$$$$·Italian·
Forum Shops at Caesars
2,938 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
There are Il Mulino outposts in many cities. Las Vegas' version offers an upscale vibe and a social, sceney atmosphere. The food at Il Mulino is Italian, and if one is looking for Read more
91% recommended
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Delmonico Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The Venetian and Palazzo
10,846 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Delmonico originated in New Orleans, another eating capital. The Las Vegas outpost of the steakhouse is gorgeous, and there are ways to enjoy their food if one needs to eat cheaplyRead more
93% recommended

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
1,419 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is in the MGM Grand Hotel, and it is a good place to get cheap eats from a celebrity chef. Want the most affordable options on the menu? Go for late at niRead more
91% recommended

Bella Bistro - Sahara Las Vegas - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Sahara Hotel & Casino
818 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Authentic
There is something undeniably glamorous about Cleo, a Mediterranean restaurant at the SLS Las Vegas. Yet, unlike many of the other chicest spots in town, Cleo won't break the bankRead more
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Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Four Seasons Hotel
2,293 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
One of the best hotels on the Strip is the Four Seasons. It is one of the only places in the area that does not have a casino, so one can consider it a respite from Sin City life. Read more
94% recommended
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