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Eating cheap on the Strip!

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Eating cheap on the Strip!

Unexpected (i.e., self-indulgent) stay in LV coming up early May. Don't usually do the buffets. Our favorite restaurant no longer has coupons on restaurant.com.

So our appetites are up for grabs!

Any suggestions? We'll be staying at Sam's Town and do have a car but would probably settle in on the Strip during the day.

BARBARA

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1. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

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2. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

Check out the vouchers for dinner at Tix4tonight. Doesn't make everything super cheap, but you can eat really well for a whole lot less. Their website shows which restaurants they have.

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3. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

I personally like Earl of Sandwich, PF Changs, La Salsa (all Planet Hollywood); CA Pizza Kitchen (Mirage), Cheesecake Factory (Caesars shops), Grand Lux (Palazzo/Venetian), Hash a Go Go (Imperial Palace), Isla (TI)

Yes, all chains. But all reliable food at reasonable prices.

Restaurant.com gift certificates we use: Stripburger (Fashion Show Mall), Ocean One or Fresh Grill & Bar (Planet HOllywood Mall), and for a more upscale meal, MIX (top of Mandalay Bay).

Never had a bad meal at any of these places.

We find buffets have become ridiculously overpriced for average food at best (tho the word is Cosmo has a great buffet). I'd rather pay the same and get very good food rather than variety.

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4. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

Also Margaritaville (Flamingo). Order of nachos is PLENTY for 2. If you like margs, the Perfect Margartia is the only one to order...it is made to order and VERY strong--well worth the $10 or so.

We also find meals to always be too much food...we nearly always split our entree.

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5. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

We enjoy experiencing the happy hours Vegas has to offer with lots of appetizers to try. See:

http://www.lvhhtime.com/las-vegas-strip.html

Another vote for the restaurant.com coupons and Cosmo's Wicked Spoon buffet was surprisingly delicious and reasonable for dinner.

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6. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

We are cheap eaters. Our upcoming trip includes Gilleys at TI, Maggianos at FSM, Stripburger. Last year we had a great meal at the Victorian Room at Bill's. IF you have a smartphone and a facebook account...you can checkin at any of the Caesars properties, show the TR desk your message on your phone and get 2for1 buffet...think Spice Market at PH would be the best for that...I plan on using it at Harrahs, will post in my TR if it was successful.

"Cheap" is in the eye of the beholder, some posts here I would consider midpriced not cheap. We have never paid more than $50 for 2 people to eat in Vegas in our many trips. Often times have managed to get by for a week with $300 for the 2 of us to eat.

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7. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

how about doing the happy hour at PF CHANGS?

beers $2 each

chicken lettuce wraps $4.95

Fried green beans $4.95

the happy hour plates are quite generous as well.

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8. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

One strategy is to eat on the strip for lunch and then eat dinner off-strip. Sam's Town had a really decent dinner buffet plus a good fast food court and a TGI Fridays. Maggianos and Grand Luxe are good but a little on the high side. Another choice is the Hard Rock Cafe at the forum shops, we found their burgers decently priced. Eat a nice big lunch then fast food for dinner, it saves money. Eating two or three big meals a day probably isn't a good idea.

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9. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

You are right up our alley - love eating lunch out (you need a break anyway) and dinner more light. Got into the habit when we started drinking more wine with dinner than the policia would like us to (if we're driving).

Had a great meal (and great time) eating at Billy's(?) at Sam's Town last trip - pretty much by accident.

Love the idea of Happy Hour at PF Changs - any excuse to eat those lettuce wraps and fried green beans sound awesome! (And we've never been to PH!)

We've spent hours at Parasol Down munching and wining! That's our idea of a Bit Time!

Will check out all the websites and, as always, THANKS!

BARBARA

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10. Re: Eating cheap on the Strip!

You did mention your not buffet types but I'll throw this out there anyway. Our stay at Flamingo included two trips to there lunch buffet. $10.50 for the buffet including crab. Got our half price coupons for this at Tix4tonight next door at osheas, very good. Enjoy!