From Casual to Elegant: The Las Vegas Strip's Best Places for Lunch



Where you have lunch in Las Vegas really depends on what you’re doing during the day. If you’re out sightseeing and wandering along the Strip, a casual, reasonably priced place is probably what you’re looking for. Those who want more upscale offerings won’t have to look far, either.

Lunch often makes people think of hamburgers, and Las Vegas has every kind of burger restaurant you can think of, plus a few. In addition to most well-known chains, you can also find places like Bobby’s Burger Palace, Chef Bobby Flay’s burger joint. The decor here is totally 1970s, in a fun way, and the burgers are everything you’d expect from Chef Flay.

At more upscale Strip restaurants, diners will find lunch specials that can make an otherwise spendy restaurant more affordable. For any restaurants that are on your “must visit” list, it’s worth checking ahead to see what’s on the lunch menu. Often you’ll find less of a crowd during lunch as well, but some restaurants recommend reservations no matter what the time of time.

Mon Ami Gabi, for example, is one of the busiest restaurants on the Strip. Its patio overlooks the Strip and the Fountains of Bellagio, making seats here highly coveted. Lunch here can be a real experience, between the wonderful French food and the people watching opportunities. Reservations are a good idea, even for lunch, as at other busy Strip restaurants.

Whether you're hungry for opulent lunch or just a casual nosh, our list of the Strip's 10 best lunch spots will help the right spot.




With a terrific view of the pool at Wynn Las Vegas, the Terrace Pointe Cafe at Wynn offers breakfast and lunch diners something beautiful to look at and a good selection of dishes. The menu here is modestly sized, but filled with solid breakfast...  Read More




Holsteins fits perfectly into the atmosphere at the fun, quirky and elegant Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. As befits any Strip restaurant, the cocktail menu is exhaustive, and includes a selection of alcohol-infused shakes--"Bam-Boozled Shakes"--as...  Read More




The retro design at Bobby's Burger Palace gives Chef Bobby Flay's burger joint a little bit of a 70s feeling, but the burgers are thoroughly modern. Take your pick of certified Angus beef, ground turkey or whole chicken breast and put it with...  Read More




The Grand Lux Cafe is a sister to The Cheescake Factory, and the family resemblance is most apparent in the size of the menu. The tremendous number of mouth-watering choices can make it tough to decide what to have, and the comfortable, relaxed...  Read More


The Palm Restaurant
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This famed Italian-American steakhouse, known for its prime aged steaks and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, offers a well-rounded lunch menu that's certain to please everyone at your table. Guests can dine on the indoor patio and watch shoppers pass...  Read More


Border Grill
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One of Las Vegas' best Mexican restaurants, boasting two floors of patio dining overlooking Mandalay Beach, Border Grill serves a wide range of modern Mexican dishes. Tempting options include ceviche, tacos and enchiladas. The Brisket Taquitos...  Read More




Tucked away on the 3rd floor of Nordstrom at the Fashion Show Mall, the Marketplace Cafe is something of a hidden gem on the Las Vegas Strip. The menu offers a solid selection of lunch or dinner dishes, like wild salmon or grilled skirt steak,...  Read More




The casual Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips is one of several restaurants along the Linq Promenade, and it features traditional British food from well-known Chef Ramsay. The small, take-out style eatery has a simple menu featuring fish and chips,...  Read More




The comfortable, easy-going atmosphere at Citizens Kitchen and Bar invites you to sit down and enjoy a tasty lunch with friends. The comfort food here comes in big portions, and it's as flavorful as it is big. For lunch, smaller appetites may...  Read More


Mon Ami Gabi
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One of the Strip's most memorable dining experiences at any time of day, Mon Ami Gabi is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch. Known for its Strip-front patio facing the Fountains of Bellagio, the classic French bistro boasts...  Read More


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