EATING ON THE STRIP

You know when you go to an all-inclusive hotel somewhere and the food is just awful, and you spend the holiday looking for a decent restaurant – but nothing ever satisfies?? Well, in Vegas, that is a near impossibility.  With an abundance of restaurants and outlets offering to cater to your every culinary whim, you won’t go hungry here!

Below we’ve provided you with some information including buffets and eating on a budget.  We promise, we’ll have you drooling after reading this!

BUFFETS

Don’t get fooled – this is not your average sausage rolls and pineapple on a stick job.  With varied cuisine and plenty of it, Vegas is renowned for its buffets, and the selection is so varied, it will leave you spoilt for choice! But fear not dear readers, we’ve got you covered with our handy list of the most popular buffets Vegas has to offer along with their trip adviser ratings

Here’s a note of caution – everyone’s tastes are different (shocker).  This makes crowning the best buffet in Vegas notoriously difficult, nay, impossible, so keep that in mind.  The Las Vegas Hangout team are broke and cannot afford refunds for dissatisfied customers, even though we love you all dearly!

Bon appetit!!

Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan

Location:  3708 Las Vegas Blvd, The Cosmopolitan

Website:  Wicked Spoon

Food:  Menu

 

The Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan describes itself as a ‘bustling food hall’ containing ‘familiar staples and imaginative seasonal dishes’ and is considered by many to be one of the best of the strip even winning a couple of awards and reaching #9 on the Trip Adviser list of ‘Best Buffets’.  We’re sure the food is spectacular but one of the draws for us here is the option of adding a ‘bottomless beverage’ package on to your meal for an additional $15.  That may seem pretty steep but for this price you can drink as much beer, wine, Champagne, Bloody Marys or mimosas as you can handle.  Drink responsibly though, nobody wants to see you getting thrown out of a buffet – not cool.

If you’ve had a tough day sightseeing, or your down to your last $20 then you can also get yourself an express takeout at the Wicked Spoon which will cost you, wait for it, $20!

Prices vary here, so have a look at the website which will give you more accurate details for the time you want to visit

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Location:  3570 Las Vegas Blvd, Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino

Website:  Bacchanal Buffet

 

Caesars Palace Bacchanal Buffet is a hugely popular visit and boasts a number of awards, including best buffet on the strip. It offers everything from Nashville style hot chicken to red velvet pancakes, and is sure to whet your appetite.  Prices here can get pretty steep depending on the time of day you go, but by all accounts, its worth it.

As this is a one of the most popular buffets around, don’t be surprised to see huge queues at all times of the day, so don’t wait until your really hungry to get in line!! However, total rewards Diamond and Seven Star members have their own VIP line and can cut down on some of that pesky waiting time.  You can also purchase a ‘line jump’ which costs an additional $20 which enables you to skip those queues straight away – no waiting required!

If this doesn’t suit, then head up to the kiosk and book a reservation.  15 minutes before your eating slot, you’ll get a text.  Go about your business while the service holds your place in the queue for you. Fancy.

Warning: Don’t get used to line jumping – you won’t be able to do this when you get home!

The Buffet at Wynn

Location:  3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, at the Wynn Las Vegas

Website:  The Buffet at Wynn

Back in December 2015 the Buffett at Wynn had a makeover, this included renovation work of the décor and an overhaul of the buffet menu.  The new menu now has 15 live cooking stations with 120 dishes from around the world.  To top off your eating, the revamp now includes a patisserie which boasts a whole host of cakes, pastries and, wait for it, a chocolate fountain. Drool.

To make the evening really special, the buffet also offers the option of combining tickets for dinner and a viewing one of the shows at the Wynn.  You can chose one of the two hugely popular shows below.  We think these shows might change every now so be sure to check the website below for further information

  • Buffet at the Wynn and a showing of Le Rêve – The Dream for $180 per person or;

  • Buffet at the Wynn and a ticket to see Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers for $148 per person.

Terms and Conditions for the buffet and show options.

Buffet at Aria

The Buffet at Aria

Location:  3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, at ARIA Resort & Casino

Website:  The Buffet at Aria

The buffet at Aria prides itself on its international cuisine from around the world, but changes its menus often to keep things fresh, so even if you’ve been here before, you’ll still be able to experience something new.  The cuisine on offer includes Italian, Tandoori, Asian, Mediterranean and many, many (many) more. The Aria uses market fresh produce to cook gourmet foods, and you can even watch then naan breads cooking in the Tandoori oven. Now that’s authenticity!

If you want to see what’s currently on offer at the Aria, take a look at their website, link above.

The Studio B Buffet at M Resport and Spa

The Studio B Buffet at M Resort and Spa

Location:  12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, at M Resort Spa Casino

Website:  Studio B Buffet

 

With its live cooking stations and varied offerings, we’ve heard great things about this buffet.  With servings of Japanese cuisine to Italian and great dessert selection, it even appears to bring in the locals. The real draw of this place however is when you dine on the weekend, that’s when they bring out the big guns, when they serve crab, oysters and shrimp.  Seafood Delight!  

Studio B Buffet also throws in some a choice of alcoholic beverages at no extra cost, this includes beer and selected Wine. Win Win!

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ON A BUDGET

As any traveler knows, a big city can mean big bucks.  When eating is not optional, how can you spend less without impacting the overall experience? Nobody wants to be penny pinching on holidays, but not many want to spend $20 on two coffees and two muffins either (it happened to us.  We fainted) Below we’ve given you some of the more cost friendly options when eating out, so whether you’re travelling on a budget, or just looking to save a few dollars to play blackjack, we’ve got you covered with the best foodie bargains in Vegas

Ellis Island

Location:  4178 Koval Ln

Menu:  View Ellis Island Menu

A little out of the way depending on where you’re staying but an absolute GEM and a firm favorite of the Las Vegas Hangout Team.  If you’re staying anywhere around Caesars palace area, then this is definitely worth a visit.  Delicious, great quality and massive portions all at excellent value, be prepared to leave this place feeling very full! Great variety of breakfast dishes, lovely dinner menus and great offers  Ellis Island has a small Casino, bar as well as a restaurant so whilst your visiting, why not check out the bar, they have their own brewery on site and run special offers during games, e.g. $1 a pint of their site brewed beer! 

Earl of Sandwich

Location:  3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Planet Hollywood

Website:  Earl of Sandwich

Menu:  View Earl of Sandwich Menu

As the name might suggest this place sells the best sushi…only kidding.  This sandwich joint is located on the strip and is reasonably cheap.  You’re looking at around $7 you for a hot sandwich.  I do jest, but actually,  the place does sell more than sandwiches and also serves salads, wraps, pizza, breads, soup, and desserts.  Earl of Sandwich is also open 24 hours, so great if you fancy a late snack after all that partying.

 

Tacos El Gordo

Location:  3049 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

Website: Tacos El Gordo

Menu:  View Tacos El Gordo Menu

There’s a few of these restaurants around Las Vegas but this one in particular is conveniently located on the strip itself. Prices start at just a couple of dollars per taco, however one will most probably leave you hungry so bear that in mind.  Perfect for a little snack.

 

Orleans Courtyard Café

Location:  4500 W Tropicana Ave

Menu: View Courtyard Cafe Menu

This typical Café offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.  A great little place and reasonably priced with a burger setting you back about $10.  The only downside to this is that it’s off Las Vegas Blvd, which is about a 1.5 mile walk along the road opposite the MGM.

Viva Las Arepas

Location:  1516 S Las Vegas Blvd

Website:  Viva Las Arepas

Menu: View Viva Las Arepas Menu

What’s better than Venezuelan food? Venezuelan food that’s great value for money. This place is situated on the strip just over a 5 minute walk north of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.  Options include Empanadas for $3 of half a chicken at $9.99. Yum.

Luke’s Lobster

Location:  3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S

Website:  Luke’s Lobster

Menu:  View Luke's Lobster Menu

This cute little shack is located just outside Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall and opposite the Wynn. It serves up a variety of seafood dishes including a Shrimp Roll for $9.95.

Brio Tuscan Grille

Location:  6653 Las Vegas Boulevard S

Website:  Brio Tuscan Grille

Menu:  View Menu

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