Las Vegas is a magnificent, glitzy, tacky and terrible place, all at the same time. I’m not going to lie to you, this isn’t the heart of culinary delights in America (although I am sure they would like to think they are). Vegas is chockfull of celebrity chef-endorsed restaurants that are overpriced and generally of average quality. Having said that, there is a lot of good food to be found in Las Vegas if you do your research. Which is where I come in!
This is a round up of my favourite places to eat in Vegas, ranging from decadent buffets and fancy dinners to cheap and cheerful sandwiches and fried chicken. I deliberately chose places that were on Las Vegas Boulevard (ie The Strip) as that is where the vast majority of travellers stay.
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♥ Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
I had heard legendary things about the buffets in Las Vegas hotels, and it just so happened that the most highly rated buffet was at our hotel, Caesars Palace! Bottomless mimosas and champagne, mini hot dogs, a cheese buffet, sushi, the most amazing truffled potato gratin and the list goes on. And on. And then wait until you see the dessert bar! There is even a crepe and sundae station. Prepare to queue for this buffet, but it’s worth it.
♥ Poolside, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
The perfect hangover cure for Vegas is waking up mid-afternoon, tottering down to the hotel pool and flopping on a beach chair. Proceed to snack on fried chicken and the odd bit of fruit and commence people watching.
♥ Mon Ami Gabi, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
This French bistro serves up all the classics including steak frites and onion soup. We dined on the patio, right near the famous Bellagio fountains. Vegas restaurants are notoriously overpriced, but the price point here is good for what you get. My favourite meal was the warm Brie with croutons and garlic! Ooh la la!
♥ Spago, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
Spago isn’t cheap, but if you want to spoil yourself, then this restaurant by Wolfgang Puck is my pick of the lot. Every course was impeccable, the service attentive and the wine list surprisingly affordable. This lamb dish was stunning!
♥ Bouchon, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
Give brunch a go at the Bouchon buffet and you won’t be disappointed. All the standard breakfast trimmings (eggs, bacon, sausages, granola etc) but make sure you save room for the jam-filled donuts and pastries dipped in either Nutella or caramel!
♥ Hash House a Go Go, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
If you’re sick of fancy, overpriced “gourmet” food at the plethora of hotels Vegas has to offer, give Hash House a Go Go a try. Featuring American classics such as chicken and waffles, smoked chicken chowder and biscuits and gravy, you’ll get a huge serving for a small amount of money. Plus, Adam Richman from Man V Food ate here.
♥ Earl of Sandwich, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas
Another cheap and cheerful option, this Earl of Sandwich store is located at the Planet Hollywood hotel and does a huge range of hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads and desserts. Service is quick and the prices are low, plus they’re open 24 hours a day meaning it’s a great midnight snack!
What is your favourite place to eat in Vegas?