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The Best Cheap Eats in Las Vegas

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.

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19 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:CHICA Las Vegas, Yardbird Table & Bar - The Venetian Las Vegas, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Unspecified, Seafood
Neighborhoods:The Venetian and Palazzo, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
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CHICA Las Vegas

$$$$
Unspecified
The Venetian and Palazzo
4.6
2201 reviews

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 tacos. For lunch, there are dishes like a rotisserie chicken sandwich or a Cuban sandwich. The concept behind Chica is to offer a variety of Latin flavors from Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela.


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Yardbird Table & Bar - The Venetian Las Vegas

$$$$
Unspecified
The Venetian and Palazzo
4.8
7295 reviews

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 that are especially sustaining for people who are in for a long night of gambling. Go for a small plate in order to save cash. The best small plates of the house are the brisket biscuits and the fried green tomato BLT.


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Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

$$$$
Seafood
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4.6
6180 reviews

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 the MGM Grand to sample great seafood meals. Everything has a Creole flair, so expect a little taste of Louisiana on a plate. For the best cheap eats on the menu, pick one of the sandwiches. The best is the Crystal Fried Shrimp Po-Boy.


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SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas

$$$$
Japanese
The Venetian and Palazzo
4.7
4364 reviews

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 the Venetian and the Palazzo). SUSHISAMBA has a wide-ranging fusion menu of South American and Japanese food. There are vegan and gluten-free menus in addition to the regular menu. Opt for small plates to get the most bang for a buck. Vegetable tempura, heirloom tomato salad, and tuna tataki are some of the best bets.


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

$$$$
Steakhouse
Green Valley Ranch
4.7
2562 reviews

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, but they are also a place where people can get relatively cheap eats. For the best deals available, check out happy hour, which includes things like tuna tacos, beef carpaccio, and lobster Gougeres for around $10.


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Vintner Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Summerlin
4.8
4282 reviews

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 Vintner Grill. This bustling bistro atmosphere serves American food and boasts an exceptional wine list. Consider ordering a dish like crab cakes or grilled Atlantic salmon.


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Mon Ami Gabi - Las Vegas - Main Dining Room

$$$$
French
Paris Hotel and Casino
4.7
28917 reviews

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 the steak tartare. Each is less than $20. Mon Ami Gabi is actually a chain, and the Las Vegas outpost is at the Paris Hotel and Casino, which kinda figures, doesn't it?


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The Palm Las Vegas

$$$$
Steakhouse
Forum Shops at Caesars
4.6
5710 reviews

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 Palace. It can get really pricey at the Palm, and no one would call them one of the best cheap Las Vegas restaurants. But, to do it cheaply, try going for lunch. The portions are smaller, but the prices are lower. Order the chicken paillard, chop chop salad, or the tenderloin sandwich.


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Carmine's - Las Vegas

$$$$
Italian
Forum Shops at Caesars
4.7
6766 reviews

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 chicken parmigiana, and desserts like tiramisu. Carmine's is in the Forum Shops at Caesars. So, after a meal, head out into the resort and shops and browse all of the incredible stores. Diners can also gamble at Caesars Palace, or get tickets to a live concert there.


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Benihana - Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, NV

$$$$
Japanese
Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
4.7
2670 reviews

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 Japanese food in Vegas. Go to Benihana and order from the hibachi menu to watch the chefs prepare food in a dazzling display. Also check out their sushi menu, which is more affordable than some other sushi restaurants in town.


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Top of the World Restaurant - The STRAT Hotel & Casino

$$$$
Steakhouse
The STRAT Hotel & Casino
4.6
18893 reviews

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 of the Strip and desert around it. Go to the Top of the World Restaurant, and try items like the lobster macaroni or the crab cakes. Want the best deal at the Top of the World? Opt for the Power Lunch. For a set price, order three courses and the chance to take in that unrivaled view.


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Lupo by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$
Italian
Mandalay Bay Resort
4.6
2875 reviews

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 Bay Resort and Casino. They are Puck's first Italian restaurant, and the menu still offers mouthwatering Italian fare. The menu has dishes like ricotta gnocchi, lasagna della nonna, and burrata cheese ravioli. Want to know what the best cheap eats bet is on the menu? A pizza to share with the whole family.


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Bouchon at The Venetian

$$$$
French
The Venetian and Palazzo
4.8
8201 reviews

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 experience exquisite dining at a price that's not stressful. Go to Bouchon for breakfast, and people can eat affordably. The menu has crepes, baked goods, salads, and entree plates like egg dishes and hashes. Bouchon is famous for their brunch, so go in the a.m. Bouchon is in the Venetian.


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Lawry's The Prime Rib - Las Vegas

$$$$
Prime Rib
Paradise
4.7
9687 reviews

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 because they are just off the Strip, not directly on it. Get the best deals by going at lunchtime. Not only do they have their signature steaks and meats, but they also serve sandwiches. This makes for a perfect affordable lunch.


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Il Mulino New York - Las Vegas

$$$$
Italian
Forum Shops at Caesars
4.6
2797 reviews

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 a place that is en vogue but not outrageously pricey, come here. Il Mulino has traditional Italian options on the cheap side of things, including a Rucola Salad and Lentil Soup. Il Mulino is in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.


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Delmonico Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
The Venetian and Palazzo
4.8
11740 reviews

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 cheaply. Go for lunch and get small plates, like the gumbo or the lobster bisque. Delmonico is a restaurant by Emeril, so one can know that they will get dependably good cooking no matter what.


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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

$$$$
American
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4.5
1734 reviews

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 night. The Late Night Menu has things to keep people going while they gamble, like a breakfast burrito, vegan burger, and pepperoni pizza. This Wolfgang Puck restaurant offers one of the most casual atmospheres of any of his eateries.


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Bella Bistro - Sahara Las Vegas - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Italian
The Strip
4.4
818 reviews

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 bank. One of the best parts about Cleo is that the food comes tapas style. So, anyone who does not want to spend a fortune can order a couple of small things for a meal. Some of Cleo's best dishes include falafel, Brussels sprouts, and lamb kafta kebabs.


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Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas - Permanently Closed

$$$$
Steakhouse
Paradise
4.6
2293 reviews

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. One place that diners can sometimes find cheap eats in the Four Seasons is Charlie Palmer Steak. Salads and appetizers won't set a person back more than $25, and diners can look forward to dishes that are more inventive than what is found at most steakhouses, like Fried Crab Thai Style or Manhattan Lobster Chowder.


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