I am sharing my list of restaurants in Las Vegas that you have to try. I have been to Sin City close to 10 times in the last 7 years and have not been bored with it. There is so much to do* and new restaurants pop up all the time. The restaurants on this list vary in prices but none of them are outrageously priced because that is not really our scene. These are restaurants in Vegas we keep going back to order the same thing because they are either just so damn good or such good value or BOTH!
*I promise I will write a post to convince you that Vegas is more than just gambling and partying
What is this All Things Vegas Series?
I love Vegas. I am one of those friends who would respond with 10+ messages when you ask a simple question about Vegas. Since I won’t be visiting Vegas in the near future with all the travel restrictions, I have decided to write a series of Vegas posts for fun. Note, all opinions are my own and you may have different preferences. One of the beauties of Vegas is that they truly have something for everyone!
Restaurants in Las Vegas, NV That You Have to Try
Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas
Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas is located at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (attached to Mandalay Bay) on the very south end of the strip. I love their Cut of the Week menu (changes weekly) as it is one of the best values in town. For only $58, you get 3 courses with bottomless wine pairing. Eric and I have been there a handful of times and were never once disappointed. The main course was pork chop one time and Eric, someone who doesn’t like pork chops, enjoyed every bit of it.
This is a great choice for a romantic night out with the 5-star experience and quality food without the price tag.
Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Cafe is a 24-hour restaurant owned by the same company that owns The Cheesecake Factory. I have read about it on the Vegas forum on TripAdvisor many times but regrettably only tried for the first time on our last trip in 2019. Eric had the best chicken strips (pictured below) he has ever had on his first visit so he went back for a second time the next day.
They offer an extensive reasonably-priced menu of large portions so it is also a great place for a family meal.
Earls of Sandwich
Earls of Sandwich is the fresher, more delicious version of Subway. It opened 24-hour (pre-pandemic) and served hot soups, desserts and salads in addition to sandwiches. Eric and I would almost always grab a sandwich just before we headed to the airport on our last day.
Enjoying the sandwich on the plane ride home helps cure the “Vegas-sickness.”
Gordon Ramsay Burger
The world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay has 5 restaurants (as of 2020) in Vegas. Eric and I tried the Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at the LINQ and the Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood. The one we went back, again and again, is Gordon Ramsay Burger. Eric’s absolute favourite item on their menu is the Oreo Shake (pictured below) and mine is their Truffle fries.
Of course, their burgers are their most popular items.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen is one of the Vegas restaurants owned by the Food Network star. Conveniently located at the Linq, this is a spot Eric and I visit at least once every trip since it opened.
Their gigantic Mac & Cheese Burger (picture below) is Eric’s absolute favourite. I tried a number of items on their menus and have not been disappointed yet. Just make sure you bring an empty stomach as their portions are big!
Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas
Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas is located at The Palms Casino off-strip and operated by Michael Symon, another Food Network star. We were going to the Palms casino for a concert and my research suggested that Mabel’s BBQ will be a great choice. My research was right and Eric enjoyed his birthday dinner.
Restaurants in Las Vegas, NV That You Have to Try… Once.
Our very first experience of In-N-Out Burger was at their location outside of The Linq Casino. We did not regret trying it because I have heard about it for a long time but we did not enjoy the food at all. We have tried another In & Out location in California after and felt the same. We decided their burger and fries just weren’t for us.
However, for people who have not tried In-N-Out Burger before, their Vegas strip location is conveniently located making it perfect for tourists.
Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go (HHAGG) is famous for its chicken waffle (picture below) and huge portions (even by Vegas standard). Eric and I used to go there once per trip but have stopped after a few times. The food is huge but the taste is average so once it lost its gimmick, we stopped going back.
However, I think HHAGG is a must-visit at least once.
Secret Pizza at Cosmopolitan
The secret pizza place at Cosmopolitan is a known “secret” at this point. It’s located on the third floor of the casino with no signage. However, it is easy to find if you just ask the staff.
The pizza place is tiny and its walls are decorated by vinyl albums. You have to get a slice (or two) of their white pizzas at least once.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Most casinos on the strip are grand and over-the-top. Ellis Island Casino & Brewery is this tiny neighbourhood casino located about 10-min walk from Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (too close for Uber). They offer a $7.99 Top Sirloin Steak Special if you play $5 at their casino (a free player’s card is required). They also have a brewery on-site and their beers are worth trying.
Here is my list of restaurants in Las Vegas that you have to try. However, one of the best things about Vegas is the fast-paced nature of everything. We get to try new restaurants every trip as they come and go.