Las Vegas' 10 Best Restaurants Off the Strip: Well Worth the Drive

Some of Las Vegas' best restaurants are found off-Strip, and usually at a substantially lower cost than what's found on the Strip. Casual gastropubs, elegant steakhouses and one-of-a-kind finds serve delectable meals certain to please diners looking for something different.

At Marche Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Shop, diners may feel like they're not in Las Vegas at all. The serene lakeside dining environment feels world away and shows no signs of being in a desert, yet it's only a short drive from the Strip. Panevino's much-lauded Italian food is served with a view of the Strip in the background, giving this off-the-Strip find a distinctive ambiance.

Steakhouses have been a Las Vegas dining staple since the city's early days, and off-Strip steakhouses remain solid choices for great meals. Echo and Rig, in the western part of Las Vegas, is both a butcher shop and a restaurant. Andiron, one of Las Vegas' newer eateries, features steaks and seafood by an award-winning restaurant team.

The classic Old Vegas dining experience is still alive off the Strip at places like Piero's, which has been in business for more than 30 years and has even made a few movie appearances. Downtown serves up a fair number of classic dining experiences, which only makes sense since it's an area of Las Vegas that's retained some of the city's earlier style.

Still not sure which restaurant to try? Our list will help you narrow down your options for Las Vegas' best off-the-Strip restaurants.

Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse
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Echo and Rig's distinctive design, which features a butcher shop on the first floor, elevates the traditional steakhouse experience. The décor's comfortable, slightly industrial style keep the atmosphere casual and welcoming, and diners come...  Read More

Vic & Anthony's
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Vic & Anthony's in Houston is routinely voted one of America's 10 best steakhouses, and its second location in Las Vegas lives up to its predecessor. The classic downtown steakhouse features a menu of succulent beef dishes, as well as...  Read More

Andiron is recognized as one of Downtown Summerlin's premier restaurants, and in this upscale new complex, that designation is impressive considering the number of good eateries to choose from. The team behind Andiron includes Kim Canteenwalla...  Read More

East Of The Strip
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This retro-styled Vegas mainstay remains true to its roots, with rich leather booths and plenty of attitude-infused atmosphere to go along with the great Italian food. A recipient of many prestigious awards including the American Express...  Read More

Raku in Las Vegas' Chinatown attracts chefs from all over the city. It's a popular foodie destination, having been on its fair share of travel and food shows. Some of the menu's stars include pork ear, pork cheek and homemade tofu. Diners will...  Read More

Paradise Road/Airport Area
Culinary Dropout
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Culinary Dropout takes traditional pub fare in some new directions, all of them delicious. The mouth-watering menu offers such delicious dishes as the juicy Fried Chicken, for which the restaurant is widely known, and tender meatloaf. Other...  Read More

East Of The Strip
The Barrymore Restaurant
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The Barrymore's style is Old Vegas-meets-Old Hollywood, which suits this hidden gem perfectly. Situated right off the lobby of Royal Resort, everything from the velvety booths to the film reels on the ceiling oozes a vintage ambiance in all the...  Read More

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Worth the trip no matter where you're staying in Las Vegas, Panevino serves a menu that appeals to those seeking authentic, traditional Italian cuisine and those looking for a meat-free menu. With unrivaled views of the Las Vegas Strip framed by...  Read More

Oscar's Beef Booze Broads
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This Downtown Las Vegas steakhouse is named after former mayor Oscar Goodman and epitomizes "meal with a view." Located inside the Plaza's iconic dome, the restaurant provides diners with a stunning view of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas....  Read More

Serving up one of Las Vegas' most unforgettable dining experience, Marché Bacchus is a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, but feels worlds away. Located in the Desert Shores community, guests can watch the swans swim by as they dine on the...  Read More


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