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Cheap/good places to eat in Vegas?

FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
The wife and I are headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks. It'll be the first time for both of us. We are going to see David Copperfield and we have reservations at Picasso for dinner one night. Outside of that, since it is our first time and only three days, we plan to just walk around, drink, gamble cheaply, etc. Are there any good/cheap places that we should check out for lunch/dinner? Or any other tips related to Vegas?
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  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,362
    It depends. Are you going to have access to a vehicle? If not, there really isn’t anywhere near the strip that is going to be “cheap.” There are a bunch of places outside of the strip that are really good. Just kinda depends on what you want. 

    I will also say, don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the middle of protests, there haven’t been any yet, but we will see how the next week or so play out. Last year, they were focused around Billagio but moved up and down Las Vegas Blvd. 
    Las Vegas, NV

    Disclaimer: All opinions contained in this post are not intended to offend anyone from the Midwest, former/current bankers or anyone over the age 70. 
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 3,363
    I haven't been to Vegas since pandemic hit, but finding cheaper eats on the strip is a challenge. I will say that "Earl of Sandwich" is pretty good for the money and I believe there's a few locations on the strip. If you want cheap grub, take the bus downtown.
    Stillwater, MN
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,518
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,309
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,518
    edited April 15
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    Gambling in a casino is stupid and even ruinous to most people.  Look no farther than the wealth of casino owners and the opulence of the casinos. They don't produce anything of value to society.  The worse casinos make it for people, the better, IMO.

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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,156
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    Gambling in a casino is stupid and even ruinous to most people.  Look no farther than the wealth of casino owners and the opulence of the casinos. They don't produce anything of value to society.  The worse casinos make it for people, the better, IMO.

    If you can't make money owning a casino, you have reached a level of dumfuc&ery that should bar you from owning another business....or running for public office. Amirite?
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

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    "If I wanted my balls washed, I'd go to the golf course!"
    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,309
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    Gambling in a casino is stupid and even ruinous to most people.  Look no farther than the wealth of casino owners and the opulence of the casinos. They don't produce anything of value to society.  The worse casinos make it for people, the better, IMO.


    was in vegas three days, played a one arm bandit a total of 5 coin fills, put the 1500 dollars i won in my pocket. learned the drink scam, change at the bar, free drink, change the coins at the teller back to a twenty. i owned the house with no card counting involved. montreal casino is horrible, 10 bucks to check your ball cap in, and gambling they served free coffee. best thing for me in/aroun vegas was offroading in the high desert in a subaru outback, even found an old mine that the car fit in.
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
    It depends. Are you going to have access to a vehicle? If not, there really isn’t anywhere near the strip that is going to be “cheap.” There are a bunch of places outside of the strip that are really good. Just kinda depends on what you want. 

    I will also say, don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the middle of protests, there haven’t been any yet, but we will see how the next week or so play out. Last year, they were focused around Billagio but moved up and down Las Vegas Blvd. 
    No vehicle. Only there a couple days. Our "nice" meal will be Picasso. Looking for reasonable outside of that. 
    Boom
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    Gambling in a casino is stupid and even ruinous to most people.  Look no farther than the wealth of casino owners and the opulence of the casinos. They don't produce anything of value to society.  The worse casinos make it for people, the better, IMO.

    Lol gambling is a big reason we're going. It isn't to win, it's to have fun. People watch, drink, 
    Boom
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
    Also, has anyone eaten at Picasso? We were torn between there and Wing Lei 
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    I thought drinks were still free if they come from the waitress while you were gambling?
    Boom
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 28,309
    What ever happened to good, cheap food to lure people inside casinos?

    We used to go to the buffets in some of the Biloxi casinos when they had all-you-can eat prime rib or alaskan king crab.

    and the free drinks are gone at the bar when you changed a twenty into tokens. canada wanted me to check my bruins cap in while entering a casino in montreal, has it come down to that yet
    I thought drinks were still free if they come from the waitress while you were gambling?

    montreal is the only casino ive been to where the drinks were not free while gambling. i dont think ive ever been to a casino and gambled more than 5 minutes per visit
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 3,156
    Also, has anyone eaten at Picasso? We were torn between there and Wing Lei 
    Years ago, It was my wife and I's first really expensive meal. I don't remember all the details except that we did the tasting menu with wine pairings. The first time I paid over $500 for a dinner. They sat us right up against the window overlooking the fountains. Amazing view of the show.
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Large BGE.

    "If I wanted my balls washed, I'd go to the golf course!"
    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,547
    dmchicago said:
    Also, has anyone eaten at Picasso? We were torn between there and Wing Lei 
    Years ago, It was my wife and I's first really expensive meal. I don't remember all the details except that we did the tasting menu with wine pairings. The first time I paid over $500 for a dinner. They sat us right up against the window overlooking the fountains. Amazing view of the show.
    nice! we were in Paris last January and that was our first really expensive meal. if only I were wealthy and could just travel and eat!
     
    We did request a seat outside so we can watch the Bellagio fountains and our reservation is at 7:30 so it'll be getting dark
    Boom
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,362
    It depends. Are you going to have access to a vehicle? If not, there really isn’t anywhere near the strip that is going to be “cheap.” There are a bunch of places outside of the strip that are really good. Just kinda depends on what you want. 

    I will also say, don’t be surprised if you find yourself in the middle of protests, there haven’t been any yet, but we will see how the next week or so play out. Last year, they were focused around Billagio but moved up and down Las Vegas Blvd. 
    No vehicle. Only there a couple days. Our "nice" meal will be Picasso. Looking for reasonable outside of that. 
    Get a cab, Uber/Lyft (if you can get one) and go over to China Town. There are a lot of great Asian restaurants, if you are into that kind of cuisine. Tacos & Beer is just off the east side of the strip, not sure if they made it past COVID or not. I don’t go down that way if work doesn’t make me and it has been awhile. 
    Las Vegas, NV

    Disclaimer: All opinions contained in this post are not intended to offend anyone from the Midwest, former/current bankers or anyone over the age 70. 
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