With any trip to Las Vegas, it isn’t just the hotel and the airfare. You have to eat also. The first trip we had we were going out for a friends wedding and a delayed honeymoon. Very little money and very little knowledge of Las Vegas. Back then luckily you could eat at a Coffee Shop or a buffet for cheap. Nowadays that isn’t as much of an option. There are options for cheap eats Las Vegas style. Additionally, check out our article Where can I purchase snacks while visiting Las Vegas?
My Cheap Eats Las Vegas Strategy
Plan for only two meals. If you eat a more substantial meal in the morning most likely you will find you can get by with just dinner after. I found I don’t eat as much with walking.
Food is always cheaper off the strip. Depending on if you decide on a rental car, you can find some hidden gems that are reasonably priced. Buffets at most off strip casinos such as Main Street Stations or other Boyd properties can be a diamond for your budget.
Fast food is your friend for Cheap Eats Las Vegas Style! There are McDonald’s and other fast food areas all down the strip. I have found that I tend to eat a couple of times at Denny’s. If I do not want to venture off the strip, it is a quick meal with their $2-$6 side menus.
Watch hotel booking deals – Usually, every trip when booking the hotel, there are usually food/drink credits depending on when you book. This is a great way to assist with some of the splurge restaurants. Check out our favorite hotels to stay at in Las Vegas: Preferred Options: MLIFE Casinos and Hotels
Off menu items. If you research beforehand, you can find off menu deals. Sometimes you just need to ask for what some of the specials are. It can be that simple. Otherwise looking online you can find hidden options such as “$7.77 special” at Mr. Luckys at the Hard Rock Casino. Steak and shrimp for under $10.00 were always one of my friend’s favorites.
The biggest thing is to plan accordingly. If you do not plan where you will end up eating, your cheap eats will be expensive eats.