More Great Cheap Vegas Food – Steaks

Just a quick list of places and prices for cheap steaks in Las Vegas:

Steak specials

$7.77: Gambler’s Special: Steak, three grilled shrimp, a choice of potato or broccoli and a salad. At Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 in the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s not on the menu — you’ll have to ask your server — and is available around the clock

$7.99: Porterhouse steak at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Café.

$9.89: Steak and shrimp special includes 8 oz. New York steak, pan-fried shrimp, choice of soup or salad, choice of baked potato, mashed potato or rice, and garlic or French bread. Available at Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop in Jerry’s Nugget Casino.

$9.99: 10-ounce steak at Ellis Island. Includes potato, bread, green beans and a beer.

$9.99: T-bone steak dinner and a beer at Terrible’s Bougainvillea Cafe. It’s not on the menu, so ask your server about this special. Available 24 hours.

Strategies for Cheap Meals in Vegas

Cheap Vegas FoodBudgeting a cheap trip to Vegas will involve some creative workarounds to get cheap food, and we’ve got you taken care of for that. Some of these tips are common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to read them and save! Follow these tips the next time you’re planning a cheap Vegas vacation:

Budget Your Biggest Meal of the Day to be the Cheapest

You read that correctly; your biggest meal. This way, you’ll be able to budget and have a “splurge” meal at some point, because you saved money on your most expensive meal for a few days.

The Most Common Foods are the Cheapest

If you’re in an area with a lot of Mexican food, buy Mexican, for example. Competing restaurants will offer lower prices and generally give you more value for your money. Instead of eating only your favorite foods, eat what the locals eat, and go home with more money for other things.

Visit the Grocery Store

This may be blasphemy to those of you that want to eat out the whole time you’re on vacation, but there’s nothing wrong with saving a few bucks to make your nights out that much more special, is there? Check out the grocery store and you’ll be surprised how much is left in your pocket.

Be Social; Ask the Locals

It never hurts to find the right friendly-looking local to help you make a decision. Many times the locals know the best spots and can steer you to them.

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Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas

Le Village buffet at Paris Las Vegas, dishing up cute French-style decor and Gallic favorites. Rounding out the list is Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood, for a variety of international fare including “Middle Eastern specialties (a rarity in Buffetland).” And the Garden Court Buffet at Main Street Station, which attracts a lot of locals, is praised for its value and lack of long lines. Talk about value: $7.99 for weekday lunch; $10.99 for weekday dinner. Those prices are for members of the players’ club, but as any Vegas regular knows, membership at any resort players’ club is free and gets you lots of perks.

Ports O’ Call Buffet

Cheap Vegas BuffetThe Gold Coast Hotel has a very cheap (and yet very good) buffet if you’re looking for the best way to stuff your face and not empty your bank account. Vegas on a Budget made the plunge and quite enjoyed its food. More information can be found at their web site HERE. Also, for those of you that are budget-conscious, get the Vegas iPhone App. It will point you to all of the best-priced hotels, attractions, and restaurants and rates them by price. Enjoy, and be sure to head to Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Magnolia’s Veranda Prime Rib

Vegas on a budget

Cheap prime rib in Vegas exists! Magnolia’s Veranda has a fantastic special on prime rib at the Four Queens Hotel. For just $7.95, you can get their famous prime rib dinner, and they haven’t cut any corners–this is cheap food but quality taste! For non-rewards card-members, it’s still a very reasonable $9.99. Take the time to sign up for a rewards card and you get a buy one, get one free as your first meal!

Even if prime rib isn’t your thing, Magnolia’s Veranda features a wide variety of your favorite dishes including daily food specials served 24 hours per day, and it overlooks the casino floor. You can get ham steak and eggs, a bowl of chicken gumbo, double cheeseburgers and fries, or barbecue baby back ribs, among others. Also, for the best opinions and Vegas values, get our Vegas iPhone App. Save money on 411 calls and time on doing the research; we bring it all right to you for next to nothing. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

More Cheap Eats and a Cheap Hotel

Vegas Buffets

(taken from Where to Eat in Vegas) We have covered some cheap places to eat that are near the Strip, but what about options for the more adventurous in search of a good bargain? We have you taken care of! Here are some options that will leave you full and ready to get back into town with a heavier wallet than usual:

The Stations

These would be Boulder, Palace, Texas, and Sunset Stations, and they offer some good buffet food away from the hustle and bustle. Notice we say good, not great. If you’re looking for fancy food or presentation, look away, but if you’re in for a good, well-priced meal that will fill you up, any of the buffets here will do.

Terrible’s (site here)

As the name implies, you may want to pick and choose what to eat here based on the time of day. Late night, you can get steak, chicken, spaghetti, and more for only about five bucks. Perfect after a night of partying, and the breakfast deals run all day — pancakes, eggs, and bacon for three bucks. Not bad for food that’s not terrible.

Ellis Island Microbrewery (site here)

It’s about a block away from center Strip and the largest Super 8 we’ve seen. It has a great $8 steak special that isn’t on the menu; ask for it, however, and you get one of the best deals in Vegas food. Home-brewed beer and a Thursday pizza special complete a great value if you don’t mind the atmosphere.

We also have a great deal on where to stay–Circus Circus in Vegas. It’s perfect whether for a family vacation or just to enjoy the sights and sounds.

What Vegas values would you like to share with us? E-mail us and let us know what great (or not-so-great) Vegas food experiences you’ve had. Also, don’t forget to check out our Vegas iPhone App and check the hundreds of restaurants we have in our database, complete with price ratings for all the best food values in Vegas. For now, have a look around, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Cheap Vegas Food

Vegas Cheap Food(this post taken from Where to Eat in Vegas, our other blog regarding all the latest and greatest Vegas gourmet)

When you want extra Vegas gambling money, you have to cut other things out of your budget, or go cheap on a few. We’re here to put a few extra bucks in your pocket (or in the slot machines) by suggesting some places that will help you achieve that goal:

Food Courts on the Strip

This is easily one of the cheapest options–Panda Express, McDonald’s, Chipotle, Subway (Casino Royale), Outback, and the like will leave you full and with more money than some of the better-tasting but more expensive other options. The Venetian’s food court is often referred to as one of the best in Vegas. You can get cheap pizza, sandwiches, breakfast, burgers, and even pastries there.

The “Secret Pizza Place” (Hallway Secret Pizza) at the Cosmopolitan

(pictured above, courtesy The not-so-secret-anymore secret pizza place at the Cosmopolitan will fill your belly but no break the bank. You can order a 16″ pie for $17, which is a steal on the Strip. The same cannot be said for staying there, though! Did we mention it’s open until 4am?

The Oyster Bar at Harrah’s

Grab some soup and a beer and it’s under $20 at the Oyster Bar, where you’ll find good quality at a great price. $12 for a half dozen oysters.

In-N-Out Burger

The closest location is on Dean Martin Drive (formerly Industrial Dr.) near the Strip, and it’s worth any trip. Simply put, In-N-Out Burger has some of the best burgers at any price anywhere in the country. It makes it that much better that you can get a meal there for cheap and walk there from the Strip. “You have to have an In-N-Out Burger!” is said many times by locals and tourists alike.

Also, if you’re looking for a cheap hotel to cut expenses even further, we’ve got you covered at The Rio for as low as $49 per night.

Don’t forget our new Vegas iPhone App to track the hundreds of attractions we have in our database, complete with price ratings, photos, reviews, and contact information for all the best values in Vegas. Also, be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!