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While known for being lavish and upscale, Vegas isn’t all glitz and glam. If you’re visiting Las Vegas and want to keep spending low, there are countless delicious restaurants to dine at without breaking the bank.

Below are the best places to eat in Las Vegas on a budget:

Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget

Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery

The Village Pub

The Village Pub, located in Ellis Island, is open during the day through late night, so it’s great if you are trying to coat your stomach before the onset of a hangover. The menu consists of comfort food entrees, a few Italian options including chicken parmesan, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers including a shrimp cocktail. The prices are very reasonable with entrees in the $15 and $25 range, with the $34.99 prime rib being the most pricey. Sandwiches and burgers range in price from $12 to $20. All of the desserts are very reasonable as well. No reservations are needed.

Metro Pizza

Metro Pizza, located in Ellis Island, has become a popular Vegas pizza joint over the many years it has been open. Metro is open until 11 pm on weekdays and until 2 am on weekends for the partiers. It offers slices, whole pies, stuffed pizzas, calzones, stromboli, and a few appetizer options.

For beer lovers, the brewery at Ellis Island also offers many great homebrews at very reasonable prices. In summation, Ellis Island including ‘Brewery’ in its official name, is something that we have always found to be hilarious for some reason.

In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger is a West Coast fast food burger favorite. East Coasters will claim Shake Shack is superior, but it is a case of the burger beauty being in the eye of the beholder.

Although there are now several Vegas locations, for Vegas tourists, there are two locations that are very accessible. One of the two is at The LINQ Promenade on The Strip and the other one is just west of the I-15 Tropicana exit (the latter can only be reached with a car).

In-N-Out’s menu is incredibly simple with just burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, soda, lemonade, and shakes. The main variations to the burgers are the number of patties and slices of cheese. The Double-Double with two patties and two slices of cheese is the most popular. For bodybuilders, you can get your burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. For vegetarians, the grilled cheese (basically the cheeseburger without the patty) is also very good. All burgers come with In-N-Out’s secret sauce.

Although slightly marked up for being on The Strip, the prices at the LINQ location are extremely reasonable and your wallet will be thanking you.

Premier Tip: If it is your first In-N-Out visit and you have an appetite to eat more than just a burger, get the animal-style fries.

Pop Up Pizza

Pop Up Pizza, located at The Plaza in Downtown Vegas, is the place to go Downtown to get a great New York-style pizza without causing pain to your wallet. Pop Up has gained quite the following among Downtown tourists and locals over the past decade.

Pop Up offers a more eclectic menu than what one might expect. Specialty pies and slices include:

  • The Suprema – Fresh sauce, whole milk mozzarella, spicy Italian sausage, crispy pepperoni, capicola, roasted mushroom, and roasted red peppers.
  • Mike’s Hot Pepperoni – Fresh onion cream sauce, whole milk mozzarella, cup and char pepperoni, pickled jalapenos, finished with Mike’s Sweet & Spicy Honey.
  • The Vegan – Fresh tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, sautéed spinach, roasted mushrooms, roasted artichoke, and roasted bell peppers.

In addition to pizza, Pop Up offers fried pickles, wings, chicken strips, fries, garlic knots, and ice cream.

Although Pop Up Pizza is not the cheapest place on this list, it is still a great way for a family visiting the Downtown Vegas hotels to get a great New York-style pizza for a good price.

Check out more information about the best pizza places in Vegas.

Premier Tip: If it is your first In-N-Out visit and you have an appetite to eat more than just a burger, get the animal-style fries.

Hash House A Go Go

Hash House A Go Go is your one-stop shop for “twisted farm food,” known for its larger-than-average portions at reasonable prices. Hash House has multiple locations including:

  • The LINQ
  • The Rio
  • The Plaza located in Downtown
  • 6800 W Sahara Avenue

Hash House offers fantastic burgers and comfort-food-inspired dinner options. And if you’re in a hurry, take-out is always available. Hash House makes some great bacon as well.

Breakfast lovers won’t want to pass on this famous chain, with breakfast staples served from open to close. Featured breakfast dishes include:

  •  A stack of famous flapjacks
  • “Twisted” stuffed burgers
  • Chicken and waffles
  • Bloody Marys

Tacos El Gordo

With its best-known location near the Wynn on Las Vegas Boulevard, Tacos El Gordo has been around for over 40 years and is passionate about delivering great-tasting authentic Mexican food.

Tacos El Gordo is known for a wide variety of unique meats on its menu, including:

  • Beef head
  • Beef tongue
  • Pork stomach
  • Beef and cactus

Tacos El Gordo has expanded to multiple locations throughout Las Vegas, so make sure to check for the nearest to you.

Check out more information about Vegas taco shops on and off The Strip.

New York Pizzeria

New York Pizzeria, (you guessed it) New York pizza in the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. The venue, which is located in the NYNY Food Hall on the mezzanine level, offers whole pies, slices and some appetizers.

This pizzeria is the perfect place for a quick meal at a great price – especially late at night. It is open until 2 am weekdays and 4 am on weekends.

Ping Pang Pong

Ping Pang Pong is a casual Chinese restaurant in the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino. They offer both dine-in and take-out.

Ping Pang Pong has a massive menu of traditional Chinese dishes at reasonable prices. The dim sum lunch is a particularly popular choice with many traditional dumplings and traditional fare. In addition to your Chinese food favorites, there are plenty of soups, starters, and combination platter offerings as well. The restaurant recommends making a reservation, but it’s not required.

Gordon Ramsay Burger

Location: 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd – in Planet Hollywood
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 12 am
Reservations recommended?: Yes

If you’re in the mood for a great burger and a high-end dining experience, Gordon Ramsay Burger is the place to go. Burger is the only restaurant on the Strip to cook their burgers “over an open flame fueled by hard woods.” With over 14,000 reviews, Burger ranks 2nd at 4.3 stars on Google.

One of the best things about Burger? They do so much more than just beef burgers. You can pair delicious milkshakes, fries, hot dogs, and snacks with your meal. They also have vegetarian and vegan options for proteins.

It’s open all week from 10 am until midnight, but as it’s one of Ramsay’s most popular Vegas restaurants, booking a reservation in advance on Open Table is best.

Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

Location: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, in Caesar’s Palace
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 11:30 pm
Reservations recommended?: Yes

There are fewer more iconic Gordon Ramsay restaurants than Hell’s Kitchen. The television show of the same name, which premiered in 2005, helped Ramsay become a household name in the U.S. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas recreates the set – and some of the experience – of Hell’s Kitchen.

This business casual, American dining experience lives up to its reputation. With over 20 thousand reviews and 4.4 stars on both Google and Yelp, it currently outranks all other Gordon Ramsay restaurants in Las Vegas. You can enjoy signature Hell’s Kitchen dishes prepared by either the Red or Blue kitchen, as well as Gordon Ramsay’s famous beef Wellington, at this unforgettable eatery.

Reservations for this spot book up fast, so they are always recommended.

Best Places to Eat in Las Vegas on a Budget

Vegas doesn’t always have to be expensive. Depending on what you’re in the mood for and how much time you have, be sure to check out the above restaurants for excellent food at affordable prices.

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