Prices at the newest bars and restaurants on the Vegas Strip haven’t been “cheap” in years. However, the inflated prices from the 1990’s haven’t stopped and sticker shock is real. There’s nothing like being hit with a $6 price tag for a large iced coffee before you can open your eyes in the morning. Eesh.
From casino malls and food courts to special menus and happy hour deals, there are fair prices and deals to be found all over Las Vegas. Here’s just a sampling of excellent dining deals in Las Vegas starting with the new kid on the block. We’re not looking at the cheapest places to eat in Vegas. These are restaurants where you can eat at a fair price.
HALF PRICED STEAK!
Yes, half priced steak is bold and all caps. Cleaver is one of the newest steakhouses to open in Las Vegas. Steak is half price from 5 pm – 8 pm and after midnight. Full price prices for steaks range from $48 to $64. Cut those prices in half for Happy Hour.
Unlike their sister cocktail lounge, Herbs & Rye, you’ll have to pay extra for a side to accompany your steak.
Best Prices On The Vegas Strip: Food Courts And Malls
Not every meal has to be at a fancy restaurant on the Vegas Strip. Food courts and casino malls offer some fairly priced dining options. Earl of Sandwich has good prices no matter which location and what time of the day you visit. Hatty B’s at the new Block 16 Food Hall at Cosmopolitan has a $12 chicken sandwich that is one of the best you’ll find in Las Vegas. Just avoid the $5 can of soda(!).
Restaurants inside malls at Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, and The Venetian have a variety of fairly priced restaurants. Buddy V’s at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian has good prices, excellent food and even a nightly happy hour.
Good Prices Off The Vegas Strip
Local restaurants and bars don’t come with the same price tag as their competition on the Vegas Strip. It’s easy to find meals for a good price whether you’re enjoying Asian food on Spring Mountain or visiting a local Boyd or Station casino.
One of my favorite casino deals is the breakfast buffet at my closest Station Casino, Red Rock. With a players club card, the price for a freshly made egg white omelet, pot (yes pot) of coffee, and a donut snack is less than $10 (plus tip). Of course, you can eat as much as you want but that’s not how I roll.
Some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas offer special prix fixe menus all year round. Two of the most popular are the Cut Of The Week at Charlie Palmers inside the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay and the special lunch menu at Estiatorio Milos inside the Cosmopolitan. Both deals offer significant discounts on their regular prices.
While these menus are always available other restaurants in casinos on the Vegas Strip will offer their prix fixe deals randomly throughout the year. Sometimes you won’t see these deals until you visit a particular restaurant.
Be sure to check out the coupons page here on TravelVegas.com for some of the best dining deals.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.