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Cheap Eats: 25 Meals For Under $25 in Vegas

Last updated: April 11, 2017 at 9:16 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants. No Comments on Cheap Eats: 25 Meals For Under $25 in Vegas.

When you come to Las Vegas you want to indulge in some good food, but you may not want to empty your wallet to fill your stomach.

Yes, we have expensive gourmet restaurants and restaurants from some of the world’s best chefs, but if you don’t have the budget for those, don’t worry. The days of 99-cent shrimp cocktails may be gone, but we do have plenty of restaurants where you can devour a good meal and still have cash left for your other Vegas adventures.

Here are 25 meals you can get for under $25 in Las Vegas:

Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas

Cheap Eats Las Vegas: Meatball and Salad at Martorano's

Martorano’s is known for its meatballs. To make a meal out of one, pull up a chair at the bar and order the meatball and salad from the bar menu for $20. It’s the perfect pairing.

The meatball is a mix of ground beef, veal and pork, garlic, salt and pepper, bread crumbs and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano with a scoop of ricotta cheese on the side.

The salad includes Romaine hearts, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red wine vinegar, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace

Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace

As the name implies, noodles are the star menu item at this restaurant. You can get sauce noodles, soup noodles, wok noodles…basically any kind of noodles you want. Noodles range from $12.99 to $21.99. Choose from options like Sichuan Dan Dan noodles with  pork, beef brisket soup noodles and shrimp chow mein noodles.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips is a casual and fun cheap eats spot in Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay’s newest restaurant in Vegas is a casual fish and chips concept. Trust us, Ramsay knows how to make a good fish and chips. You can get a combo here that includes fish, chips and a drink for $14.99. You can also get shrimp and chips for $15.99, sausage and chips for $13.99 or chicken and chips for $13.99.

The restaurant serves hand-cut fresh cod fillets flown in daily and the chips come with dipping sauces like curry and mango, Sriracha aioli, Southwest ranch, Gordon’s tartar sauce, European-style mayo and artisanal ketchup.

Stripside Café & Bar at Caesars Palace

Cheap eats at Stripside Cafe & Bar entree comes with a side and coffee or drink

Caesars Palace opened in 1966 and to pay homage, Stripside Café offers $19.66 specials. You can get any breakfast entrée with coffee or any lunch or dinner with a side and a drink. Lunch and dinner options include burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips and chicken Parm. Enjoy brioche French toast, Denver omelet and huevos rancheros burritos for breakfast options.

Sekushi at Paris Las Vegas

This sushi/Japanese restaurant offers some great bento boxes for $18 – $19. Choose from salmon teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, bulogi beef, pork katsu and panko shrimp.

The boxes come with steamed rice, a salad with ginger dressing, miso soup and a spicy tuna or Panko shrimp roll.

Royal India Bistro at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Indian food fans will want to check out Royal India Bistro, which serves traditional favorites as well as some chef’s signature entrees. Try the chicken pasanda – boneless chicken breast with coconut powder, yogurt and mint for $23.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ

You can get an award-winning burger for $21.50 from celeb chef Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Bar

You can get an award-winning burger for $21.50 from celeb chef Guy Fieri at his restaurant at The LINQ. The Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger  is topped with crispy applewood smoked bacon, six-cheese mac & cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, cheese and donkey sauce on a garlic-buttered brioche bun. Bring your appetite.

Haute Doggery at The LINQ Promenade

Cheap Eats in Las Vegas - The Gold Standard at Haute Doggery

You haven’t had a hot dog until you’ve had a gourmet hot dog from Haute Doggery. You can get a plain, traditional hot dog, but you should really try one of the Haute Dogs, which offer just a little something extra. Try the Gold Standard – a chargrilled frank, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, roast tomato, arugula and garlic aioli for $7.29. At that price, you can add some poutine fries with cheese curds and brown gravy for $4.99 and you’re still well under $25.

Earl of Sandwich at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

A good sandwich is always a satisfying meal and we love Earl of Sandwich’s hot, fresh deli sandwiches. Our favorite is the Holiday Turkey (basically Thanksgiving dinner on freshly baked artisan bread) with turkey, cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and mayo for $6.99.

Tequila Taqueria at Bally’s Las Vegas

Tequila Taqueria at Bally's Las Vegas has any choice of tacos under $20 - Cheap Eats Las Vegas

If you’re partaking in the 37 premium tequilas here you’ll want to grab a bite to eat. Tequila Taqueria serves taco platters that come with poblano rice and black beans. Tacos come in your choice of mahi, carnitas, pollo and camarones all for under $20.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah’s Las Vegas

In the mood for a burger? Toby Keith's I Love This Bar fits any budget

In the mood for a burger? Country singer Toby Keith’s restaurant serves a variety of burgers priced under $20. The half-pound patties are served on house-made buns with fries, coleslaw or potato salad. We like the Blue ‘N’ Blackened burger on an onion bun. It’s a Cajun-spiced beef patty with fried onions and blue cheese sauce.

Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ

Did somebody say chicken and waffles? Hash House A Go Go has cheap eats for breakfast

Hash House A Go Go is where you go when you want great breakfast and brunch food. Try their signature sage fried chicken and waffles – two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon, a waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. $17.50

Café Americano at Caesars Palace

Cafe Americano at Caesars Palace is open 24 hours - cheap eats in Las Vegas

Burgers always make a great meal and we like the options at Café Americano. Try the Smokehouse Burger with Americano barbecue sauce, aged white cheddar, pulled bacon and crispy onion strings. It’s $24 and comes with a choice of a side salad or fries. The restaurant is open 24 hours daily so you can get your fix any time.

Carlos ‘N Charlie’s at Flamingo Las Vegas

If you want a meal with a side of party, head to this bar and restaurant. Beware, you never know when your waiter might break out in a dance. Sit on the huge outdoor patio and dig into the Burrito Charlie for $17.50. A flour tortilla is filled with a special blend of chicken, carne asada and chorizo with cheese and pico de gallo. The meal comes with rice and refried beans.

Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas

$14 Italian Burger at Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas - Cheap Eats on the Las Vegas Strip

Yep, you guessed it, Burger Brasserie specializes in burgers. There’s a wide variety to choose from under $15 but we suggest the Italian Burger for $14. It’s topped with arugula, mozzarella and pancetta and served on your choice of cornmeal-dusted, gluten-free, onion or whole wheat bun.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade

Chayo is a good spot to grab a Mexican meal. Try one of their signature dishes like the Chayo Burrito for $18. It comes with a choice of chicken, steak or chorizo with charro beans, rice and Monterrey Jack cheese, topped with cascabel chili sauce and queso fresco.

Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade

Cheap eats in Las Vegas - Get a fried chicken dinner at the Brooklyn Bowl

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? You can find some of the best in town at Brooklyn Bowl, which serves food by Blue Ribbon. Get a fried chicken dinner for $18 – $22 depending on whether you choose white or dark meat. The meal comes with white bread, mashed potatoes and collard greens with bacon and honey. Gluten-free fried chicken is available.

Pink’s Hot Dogs at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Pink’s has been serving hot dogs since its original opening in Hollywood in 1939. So basically, they know a thing or two about hot dogs. While you’re at Planet Hollywood, why not get the Planet Hollywood Dog? It’s a Polish sausage with grilled onions, grilled mushroom, three strips of bacon and nacho cheese for $8.99.

Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Cheap Eats in Las Vegas - Drunken Fish tacos at El Burro Borracho

Guy Fieri serves Mexican favorites with his unique, flavorful twist at El Burro Borracho. Tacos are great here and we love the Drunken Fish Tacos, made with Sonoran-style fish, spicy slaw, pickled red onion and cilantro on grilled corn tortillas. The tacos are served three per order with beans and cilantro rice for $18.

Oyster Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Cheap seafood in Las Vegas found at the Oyster Bar in Harrah's Las Vegas

Seafood lovers can find fresh-off-the-dock steamers, shrimp, lobster, crab and more at Oyster Bar. Grab oysters on the half shell for $20 for a half dozen. You can also try Oysters Royale, which are oysters on the half shell with wasabi caviar and chive crème fraiche for $20 for a half dozen or grilled oysters with garlic Parmesan butter for $20 per half dozen.

Off The Strip at The LINQ Promenade

If you’re looking for some comfort food in Las Vegas head to Off the Strip - Cheap Eats in Las Vegas

If you’re looking for some comfort food, look no further than Off the Strip. Dig into their handcrafted meatloaf for $22. It’s a blend of ground beef, sirloin and brisket topped with homemade gravy and served with a side of skin-on Yukon mashed potatoes and green beans.

Le Café Ile St. Louis at Paris Las Vegas

Feel like you’re dining in a Parisian sidewalk café at Le Café Ile St. Louis. You can eat like the French do too. Try a dish like Le poulet fermier, which is rotisserie chicken paired with roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed greens and exotic mushrooms for $22.

GIADA at The Cromwell

Cheap eats for lunch - try the Lemon Pesto Grilled Cheese from GIADA

Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis shares her delicious Italian cuisine at GIADA inside The Cromwell. Stop in for lunch and get our favorite, the lemon pesto grilled cheese with heirloom tomatoes for $16. Tip: Add prosciutto di Parma for $22.

SEA: The Thai Experience at Bally’s Las Vegas

SEA serves traditional Thai and Vietnamese food. You’ll find dishes like curry, pad thai, fried rice and noodle-based soups. When you get that craving for pho, SEA has several types for $22. We like the Pho Tai with rare steak in a rice noodle soup.

All-American Bar & Grille at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

All-American Bar & Grille at Rio

All-American Bar & Grille serves American food favorites and if you’re in the mood for breakfast you can get a hearty steak and eggs meal for $20. Enjoy a New York strip steak, two eggs your way and crispy potatoes.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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