Cheap Eats in Las Vegas: Affordable Places to Eat on the Strip

A trip to Las Vegas is expensive, especially when it comes to food. Most restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip are pricey, but there are still some cheap places to eat in Las Vegas if you know where to look.

This guide will help you find some of the cheap eats in Las Vegas. I compiled a list of the best cheap restaurants on the Strip, off the Strip, and in downtown Las Vegas. A meal at any of these spots will cost less than $15.

Eating cheap food at a food court at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Cheap Eats on the Las Vegas Strip

Cheap Places to Eat Breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip

Blondies Sports Bar & Grille – Blondies is one of the many cheap breakfast spots found on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s located inside of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The $3.99 breakfast special is one of the best breakfast deals in all of Vegas (the special is only available from 8 am – 11 am). The portion sizes are pretty good too. I like to order a pancake with eggs, bacon, and sausage from Blondies.

  • Location: 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #183, Las Vegas, NV

Eggslut – Eggslut is a breakfast restaurant located inside The Cosmopolitan. The food here is delicious and surprisingly affordable considering the hotel it’s located in. All of the breakfast sandwiches are served on a perfectly crisp brioche bun and cost less than $15.

  • Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 2, Las Vegas, NV 

48th & Crepe – 48th and Crepe is a restaurant that serves custom crepes and other savoy sweets. If you’ve never had a crepe, it’s basically a thin pancake that can have different fillings inside. Some of the crepes on the menu include bacon & egg, sausage & egg, ham & cheese, strawberry, and chocolate & banana. The restaurant is located in the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the south end of the Strip.

  • Location: 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 

Denny’s – Denny’s is known for their cheap eats and American classics. There are multiple Denny’s restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. You can find locations at the Venetian, MGM Grand, and across the street from Resorts World. Denny’s has excellent food at a low price, plus they’re 24 hours a day so you can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Location: 3397 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Affordable Spots to Eat Lunch on the Strip

Jaburritos – If you’re looking for a cheap lunch option on the Las Vegas Strip, Jaburritos is an excellent choice. The restaurant has an Asian fusion theme and allows you to build your own sushi burritos and bowls. It’s very similar to Chipotle, but for sushi. This also happens to be the most affordable sushi place on Las Vegas Boulevard. You’ll find Jaburritos on the LINQ Promenade.

  • Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd l12, Las Vegas, NV

Backstage Deli – The Backstage Deli is a terrific lunch spot found in the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The restaurant is a quick and easy place to grab a bite to eat. They serve a number of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, pastries, and of course french fries. The menu is very simple and the service is fast.

  • Location: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd S Luxor, Las Vegas, NV

In-N-Out Burger – Speaking of fast service, In-N-Out Burger is a popular west-coast burger joint found on the LINQ Promenade. They offer an extremely simple menu of cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes. In-N-Out is considered fast food, however, the restaurant doesn’t freeze, pre-pack, or microwave any of its ingredients so it’s slightly healthier than other fast food options. Most meals on the menu are in the $5 to $10 range.

  • Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite L24, Las Vegas, NV

Chipotle – Chipotle is another inexpensive place to grab lunch in Las Vegas. The service is usually pretty fast at Chipotle and it’s considered one of the healthier fast-food options. There are several Chipotle restaurants on the Strip including the Fashion Show Mall, Miracle Mile Shops, and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

  • Location: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Inexpensive Restaurants for Dinner on Las Vegas Boulevard

Tacos El Gordo – Tacos El Gordo is a popular late-night Mexican restaurant on the north end of the Strip, right across the street from Resort World. They serve some of the best authentic Mexican tacos in Las Vegas and they’re super cheap. They allow you to pick the type of meat that goes in your taco. The restaurant offers other dishes as well, like mulas, tostadas, and quesadillas. Tacos El Gordo is open until 4 am on weekends, so it’s also a great place to grab a late-night snack.

  • Location: 3041 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Secret Pizza – Secret Pizza is a New York-style pizza joint found on the 3rd floor of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. It’s called “Secret Pizza” because the restaurant isn’t listed anywhere on The Cosmopolitan’s website, and there are no signs for it in the hotel. You can order by the slice or an entire pie. Individual slices are going to cost roughly $5-$10.

  • Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 3, Las Vegas, NV

America – America is another cheap restaurant located inside the New York-New York. They serve affordable breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24 hours a day. The menu offers everything from steak, mac n’ cheese, and burgers to nachos and spaghetti & meatballs. Most of the menu is in the $10-$15 range.

  • Location: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Village Pub and Cafe – While not technically located on the Las Vegas Strip, the Village Pub & Cafe can be found just a block off of Las Vegas Blvd at the Ellis Island Hotel & Casino. This restaurant is open 24 hours a day and offers a fantastic steak special for $9.99. The menu is pretty diverse, so you can order anything from chicken parmesan to wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

  • Location: 4178 Koval Ln, Las Vegas, NV

Additional Cheap Eats Las Vegas – Food Courts on the Strip

Forum Food Hall – This is one of the best spots to grab cheap lunch in Las Vegas. There is a wide range of restaurants at Forum Food Hall, including Bobby’s Burgers, Earl of Sandwich, DiFara Pizza, The Halal Guys, TaCo, and Starbucks. You can find this food court in the center of the Las Vegas Strip inside Caesar Palace.

  • Location: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

MGM Food Court – The MGM Grand has a solid food court with a ton of cheap eats. There are a number of restaurants, including Pan Asian Express, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, Haagen-Dazs, Johnny Rockets, Tacos N ‘Ritas, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, and Original Chicken Tender.

  • Location: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Food Court – Mandalay Bay also has a solid food court with plenty of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurants at Mandalay Bay are very similar to the ones at the MGM Grand, but with a few differences. Some of the dining options include Subway, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, Johnny Rockets, Pan Asian Express, and Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs.

  • Location: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Fashion Show Mall Food Court – The Fashion Show Mall on the North end of the Strip also has plenty of cheap places to dine. Some of the fast-casual restaurants at the Fashion Show Mall include Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Earl of Sandwich, The Habit Burger Grill, Ike’s Sandwiches, Panda Express, Sbarro, and Chipotle. RA Sushi is really good as well.

  • Location: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste. 600, Las Vegas, NV

Cheap Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas – Fremont Street

Low-Priced Breakfast on Fremont Street

Donut Bar – Donut bar is a fantastic donut shop in downtown Las Vegas. It’s not directly on Fremont Street, but it’s within walking distance. The restaurant serves some of the best donuts you will ever taste. They are light and fluffy, with unique fillings and toppings. Donut Bar’s creme brulee donut is the most popular, but I really enjoy their grill cheese donut. Make sure you get here early in the morning since all of the donuts are completely sold out by lunchtime.

  • Location: 124 S 6th St #140, Las Vegas, NV

Binion’s Cafe – Binion’s Cafe is located inside the Binion’s Hotel Casino directly on Fremont Street. This small cafe offers several great breakfast options on its menu, all with healthy portion sizes. Most of the menu is around $10, so it’s very affordable. You can order dishes like steak & eggs, hash browns, toast, pancakes, and omelets.

  • Location: 128 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 

Rachel’s Kitchen – Rachel’s Kitchen is a casual restaurant in downtown Las Vegas that serves an extensive menu of cheap and healthy breakfast dishes. This is one of the cheapest places to eat in downtown Las Vegas since everything on the breakfast menu is under $12. Some menu items include breakfast burritos, avocado toast, huevos rancheros, and fruit plates. If you’re looking for something cheap yet healthy, this is the place to go in downtown Vegas.

  • Location: 150 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV

eat. – Eat is a highly-rated restaurant in downtown Las Vegas, located about a block from El Cortez. The food is slightly more expensive than of the other restaurants on this list, but the food is absolutely delicious. A few breakfast dishes cost up to $19, but the majority of the menu is under $15. There’s a reason this place gets so many good reviews.

  • Location: 707 E Carson Ave, Las Vegas, NV

Lunch Specials at Las Vegas Restaurants (Downtown)

Nacho Daddy – Nacho Daddy is a Mexican restaurant located near Fremont Street. This place is famous for its nachos, but the menu also has tacos, burritos, enchiladas, combination plates, and fajitas. If you want breakfast items, there’s a solid breakfast menu as well. This is a great spot to grab a meal if you don’t want to have a full sit-down dining experience.

  • Location: 113 N 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 

Magnolia’s Veranda – Magnolia’s Veranda is a restaurant found inside the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas. The diner serves plenty of cheap entrees for lunch and dinner, in addition to specialty pizzas. I really like their Chicago deep-dish pizza for $11.99. If you’re looking for a quick brunch, Magnolia’s also offers cereal for $4.49 or a bagel with cream cheese for $3.49. If you want to spend a little more, you can also stop by Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens. That’s another great restaurant with a great selection of wine.

  • Location: 202 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Chick-fil-A – If you need some cheap eats in downtown Las Vegas, Chick-fil-A is always a good option. The chicken sandwiches are a bit healthier than burgers, and there’s a restaurant conveniently located inside of the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

  • Location: 129 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Aloha Specialties – Aloha Specialties is a fast-service restaurant on the second floor the California Hotel & Casino. This is a great place to eat lunch since most of the items on the menu cost less than $10. You can order a variety of Hawaiian dishes here like aloha bento rice bowls, spam musubi, and teriyaki chicken. Plus, the restaurant also has a breakfast menu of omelets and sausages.

  • Location: 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV

Discounted Dinner Meals on Fremont in Vegas

Pizza Rock – Pizza Rock is one of the best pizza joints in Las Vegas. You can find this pizza spot near the Mob Museum a bit north of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. There are a ton of different toppings and flavors of pizza on the menu, but the classic cheese is considered by some to be the best pizza in all of Las Vegas. You can order traditional Italian cuisine here too. Items like garlic bread, meatballs, and wings are on the menu, for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

  • Location: 201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV

Heart Attack Grill – The Heart Attack Grill is a fast-food spot in downtown Las Vegas. The restaurant famously brands itself as the most unhealthy restaurant in the world because its bypass burger has nearly 20,000 calories (the single or double bypass burgers aren’t as calorie dense as the triple and quadruple bypass). If you’re not scared away by the brash branding or extra calories, this is a fantastic place to grab some cheap food in Las Vegas. In fact, if you weigh over 350 pounds you can eat for free! This place is truly an American treasure.

  • Location: 450 E Fremont St #130, Las Vegas, NV

8 East Pan-Asian Cuisine – 8 East serves delicious Asain cuisine inside the Circa Resort & Casino. The menu consists of a ton of small plates and entrees, all of which cost under $20. The eatery is open for lunch and dinner, plus they have specials for cocktails during happy hour. I recommend that you try the Thai Tea Creme Brulee and the Asian Tiramisu desserts.

  • Location: 8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Siegel’s 1941 – Siegel’s 1941 is a traditional sit-down restaurant at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Fremont Street. It’s a relatively inexpensive restaurant with a diverse menu. You can order items like NY steak & eggs, shrimp cocktails, Mac & Cheese, and chicken tenders. You can also order a sandwich if you prefer (I enjoyed the turkey club sandwich).

  • Location: El Cortez, 600 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Cheap Places to Eat in Las Vegas off of the Strip

Las Vegas cheap eats aren’t limited to the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street. There are countless restaurants found off of the Strip that offer some great deals on cheap food. Here are of few of the best places to get affordable food away from Las Vegas Boulevard.

Where to Find a Good Restaurant off of the Strip?

Coronado Cafe – Coronado Cafe can be found inside the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, which is roughly 15 minutes from the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. This cafe is open 24 hours a day and features a classic American menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, they also have a separate Chinese menu for authentic Asian food. The service here is fast, and the portion sizes are relatively large. You’ll find some great deals at the Coronado Cafe.

  • Location: 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Sushi Neko – Sushi Neko is one of the best sushi restaurants in Vegas. It’s also one of the cheapest because they offer all-you-can-eat specials for $23.95 (lunch) and $27.95 (dinner). If you don’t want the AYCE special, you can also order individual sushi rolls off of the menu for less than $15. This place serves high-quality, fresh sushi in generous portion sizes, so I highly recommend you try them out. You can find Sushi Neko in Las Vegas’s Chinatown District, which is about a 10-minute drive from the Strip.

  • Location: 5115 W Spring Mountain Rd #117, Las Vegas, NV

Komex Fusion – Komex Fusion is one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. The chefs here found a way to perfectly combine Mexican and Korean cuisine in a way that tastes amazing. The menu features a ton of unique foods like fusion tacos, fusion burritos, bulgogi cheesecake, and bulgogi rice bowls. The service here is fast and friendly, and the food is cheap. This tiny local restaurant is located about 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Location: 633 N Decatur Blvd H, Las Vegas Nevada

Marilyns Cafe – Marilyn’s Cafe is one of my favorite spots to grab a cheap meal in Las Vegas. This little-known cafe is located inside the Tuscany Suites & Casino about a block off of the Strip. The kitchen offers an expansive menu, of cheap eats with big portion sizes. Some of the dishes on the menu include steaks, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, fajitas, grilled pork chops, salmon, and spaghetti and meatballs.

  • 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 

Dining at Hotels off of the Strip in Vegas

If you’re staying at one of the Las Vegas hotels located off the Strip, there’s a good chance you may get a complimentary breakfast. Many hotels off the Strip offer free food to attract more business. These hotels usually have lower rates as well. It’s up to you to determine if free food is worth staying off the Strip. It’s not difficult to find cheap eats Las Vegas.

Map of Cheap Food Las Vegas

If you’re looking for cheap food Las Vegas, check out the map below. Whether it’s pizza, eggs, a sandwich, pork, a burger, chicken, chips, tacos, a salad, or any other type of food, you’ll be able to find it in the city of Las Vegas.

Cheap Restaurants Las Vegas – Final Thoughts

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to eat well in Vegas. The prices for food tend to go up every year, but you can still eat for a reasonable price if you know where to find cheap restaurants Las Vegas. That’s something that’s never going away in Sin City. You’ll always be able to find food on a budget.

Ryan Ouellette

Ryan has been living in Vegas on and off for years now. Spending at least a couple of months each year in the city that never sleeps, he got to enjoy and experience what Vegas has to offer while building this blog from scratch. If you're looking for the best hotels, clubs or places to eat, he got you covered.

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