It is so hard to narrow down all of the good restaurants in Las Vegas! Each time I go, I find another great spot to grab a bite to eat. Vegas restaurants range in price and cuisine so I grouped them all together in a post that covers some of my favorites!
Originally opened in Miami, Joe’s is one of the few places in the country to dine on stone crab. You’ll pay quite a bit for these gigantic crab claws, but they’re flown in fresh every morning and worth every penny. The crab cake appetizer is one of the best crab cakes I’ve ever had!
Fantastic spot for breakfast, brunch, or a late night snack! The location in The Linq is open 24 hours. Hash House is known for gigantic portion sizes so all of their dishes can be shared. This makes an already affordable restaurant even more affordable. Try the pancakes that are the size of your entire plate or their Crab Cake Benedict. Some other good options include the Sage Fried Chicken (featured on Man vs Food!) or one of their mimosas made with your choice of fruit juice (try the lemonade mimosa!).
Holsteins is such a fun burger joint! It’s in The Cosmopolitan so it caters to a younger crowd with their extensive craft beer menu and their life-size, hot pink cow mascot! Impressively, almost everything is homemade including their buns, fries, onion rings, condiments, and toppings. Save room for dessert because their signature alcohol-infused “bam-boozled” milkshakes are awesome (especially red velvet)!
I’ve written about this in a previous post, but it deserves another mention. Sprinkles cupcakes are fresh and delicious, and they have a rotating menu so the flavors are always new. Try their ATM machine if you don’t want to wait in the long line!
No Vegas vacation is complete without a visit to a world-class buffet. My favorite is the Bacchanal Buffet inside Caesars Palace. The food is definitely NOT your typical buffet food. The dishes are creative, perfectly plated, and just the right temperature. Bacchanal features all the classic buffet food, but try their sliders, fresh seafood station, chicken and waffles, made-to-order crepes, and elaborate dessert display. To avoid the horrendous line and wait times, check in at one of the kiosks right outside the entrance.
This is so sad to me!!!! Serendipity was one of my all time favorite places in Vegas, but sadly they closed a few months ago. I’m still including it with hopes that they’ll reopen at another location (long shot, I know). If you’re ever in New York City stop by their original location for a frozen hot chocolate. RIP Serendipity.
Rao’s was first opened in New York in 1896, and it is literally impossible to get a reservation here. Tables are owned and unless you have “table rights” or know someone who does, you aren’t getting in. The last article I read, reported that the restaurant has been sold out every night for the past 38 years. Fortunately for us regular folks, Rao’s opened a second location in Las Vegas. The owners collaborated with Caesars Palace to assure the same dining experience, recipes, and menu are consistent with New York’s Rao’s. They’re an Italian restaurant famous for their meatballs and marinara sauce (which you can buy in a jar at your local Kroger!).
Underneath the Eiffel Tower on the strip, Mon Ami Gabi is a sophisticated French restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Bellagio Fountain. If the weather’s nice, ask for a seat outside so you can watch the fountain show during dinner. Filet mignon here is wonderful, but my favorite are their desserts!
This is probably the only time you’ll ever see a fast food restaurant on my list of recommended places to eat. BUT this Taco Bell is no ordinary fast food restaurant! It’s two stories, with the first floor being where you order food and the second floor being a dance floor complete with a DJ! There’s nothing special about the menu, but if you’re needing a break from the hot Vegas sun, try one of their slushies with an alcoholic shot added in!
This bistro is not necessarily a place I would go out of my way for, but if you’re staying at Caesars Palace, then pick up breakfast from here one morning. They make crepes fresh per order that you can take back up to your room and eat in bed! Try the smores or Nutella crepe for a good morning sugar rush. They also have a gelato selection for dessert on the way back to your room.
With two locations in Vegas, Lobster Me shouldn’t be missed if you’re a seafood fan! It’s a counter service restaurant solely devoted to Lobster. Lobster mac and cheese? Lobster bisque? Lobster rolls? Yep, they’ve got them all! Even though it’s a counter service restaurant, Matt and I still spent $75 on lunch for the two of us. Consider splitting an entrée, but you’re probably going to want your own lobsicle (deep-fried lobster on a stick)!
Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina mixes a laid-back beach vibe with a rock and roll edge. Nothing on the menu is too special, but it’s hard to mess up cheese dip and guacamole. What they do have, however, is a great spot for people watching and a lot of tequila.
An all around great Asian restaurant with a night club atmosphere. Don’t expect to be able to talk to anyone at your table though… the music is so loud!
Don’t go here if you’re scared of heights! Top of the World is a romantic revolving restaurant at the top of the tallest building in Las Vegas, the Stratosphere. The nighttime views of the Strip are unmatched anywhere else in Vegas. If you can’t afford dinner, dessert and/or drinks would be perfect while you watch the view slowly change.
The best thing about this place is being able to watch the chefs hand pull the noodles! It’s such an interesting technique, and the homemade noodles are delicious. Very inexpensive and the menu is huge!
I hesitate to put a chain restaurant on here, but if you’ve never had a piece of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, then you’re missing out. Put it on your dessert to-do list (doesn’t everyone have one of those?)! Try the Oreo cheesecake and don’t look up the nutrition facts.
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places largely in part due to their amazing dining options. This is just a start! If you’re looking to pass the time in between meals, read this post HERE. Let me know if I missed any of your favorites, and I’ll add it to the list for my next trip!