Las Vegas' 10 Best Restaurants for Great Deals on Delicious Food

Las Vegas is known for its many high-end celebrity chef restaurants, but plenty of affordable dining options can be found--and that doesn't mean you have to stick to food courts and buffets. Getting the most food value for your dollars is about more than a bargain price--it's about getting good value. At a restaurant like Mon Ami Gabi, for instance, diners won't find cheap food, but they will find a menu full of French bistro dishes at more reasonable prices than at most of Las Vegas' French restaurants. As a bonus, the location and people watching can't be beat at any price.

Finding great deals on food in Las Vegas is easy if you know what to look for. Happy hours can turn up a host of small plates and appetizers, along with great deals on drinks. Lunch specials are another smart way to have a delicious meal at a reasonable cost. Even restaurants that don't offer specials for the mid-day meal usually have a lunch menu featuring a selection of affordable dishes.

Some off-the-Strip deals are well worth the short drive, like the all-you-can-eat fish & chips at Crown & Anchor on Mondays. Luckily, many of the areas closest to the Strip are full of hidden gems serving up cravings-worthy dishes at much better prices than commonly found on the Strip.

For food that will please both your bank account and your palate, here's our list of 10 of Las Vegas' best value restaurants.

This vintage Las Vegas bar and restaurant has been open since 1972, and this classic has retained its "Old Vegas" ambiance. Breakfast is served around the clock, but the menu doesn't stop there. Burgers, sandwiches and steaks are just a few of...  Read More

The El Dorado Cantina is a family-owned Mexican restaurant located just a few blocks west of the Strip. There's a large selection of street tacos--carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, cochinita, pulled chicken, and vegetarian corn rajas...  Read More

South Las Vegas
Studio B
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A short distance from the Strip, the Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet delivers an exceptional food experience. Designed to be a buffet unlike any other, the selections vary slightly by day of week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday feature a seafood...  Read More

The Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay was one of the first upscale burger restaurants in Las Vegas--and it continues to serve delicious burgers, fries, and shakes. Renown Chef Hubert Keller's take on burgers elevates the ordinary hamburger, with...  Read More

With its striking Strip views and daily lunch specials, it's no wonder sushi fanatics love Sushi Roku. Guests can enjoy one of several lunch specials without breaking the bank, like the popular Sushi Six Assortment--six pieces of sushi and a...  Read More

Mon Ami Gabi
Photo courtesy of Mon Ami Gabi

While the people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi is unparalleled (there's nothing like a street-side view of the Strip), the food is also worth noting. There is always something new to try on the classic French bistro's ever-evolving menu. Traditional...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Grimaldi's

Grimaldi's is one of Las Vegas' most popular pizzerias. The world-famous Brooklyn pizzeria has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country and is a favorite of both celebrities and critics. The chain has six locations in Las...  Read More

East Of The Strip

Ellis Island Cafe has been a favorite of Las Vegas locals and visitors for decades. Located inside the small, unpretentious Ellis Island Casino Hotel Brewery, the cafe is open 24/7, serving up breakfast dishes, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, pasta...  Read More

Crown & Anchor
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Although it doesn't look like much from the outside, this popular 24-hour pub (which also has a second location at 4755 Spring Mountain Road) serves some of the best food in town. Famous for its homemade chicken fingers, the restaurant is also...  Read More

Brio Tuscan Grille
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Enjoy the tastes of Tuscany without leaving the country at this popular Italian chain, which also has a location in Summerlin's Tivoli Village. Serving an array of pastas, flatbreads, steaks and grilled specialties, the restaurant is open daily...  Read More


Meet Terrisa Meeks

Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but...  More About Terrisa