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Late night cheap eats on vegas strip

I am going to be in Vegas this weekend, and I've planned the meals I'll eat while the sun is up. But it occurs to me that I'll likely find myself wandering the strip at 2 or 3 am, half-drunk, half-broke, and looking for chow.

Where's a fellow to find good, hearty food on the Vegas strip in the middle of the night? I'm talking steak, eggs, burgers, fries, steak sandwiches, brisket sandwiches... all the food I'll crave after a night of hitting the bars and casinos. For example, can I get a respectable steak for under $10 on the strip in the middle of the night?

Where do I go besides Denny's and In-n-Out Burger?

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  1. There's a FatBurger across the strip from the Monte Carlo that I think is open 24 hours. But it sounds like you want some diner/coffee shop food. Pretty much every casino has at least one restaurant that is open 24 hours, and after midnight is when they offer those "$1.99 T-bone & eggs" specials. You won't have to look far for greasy food at 3 a.m.

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    1. re: ajs228

      Indeed, every major casino has a 24-hour place, usually featuring a pretty varied menu. In my opinion, they're usually passable but not great. My favorite of those that I've tried is the one at Caesar's Palace. It isn't terribly cheap, but it's not expensive either and as I said, the food is better at this one than most.

    2. I have liverd in Las Vegas, part time and full time, for over fifteen years. You will not find anything like this anywhere on the Strip. You will need to go off the Strip to places like the Orleans and Gold Coast for $10.99 t bones and Arizona Charlie's for $2.99 steak and eggs. All are served 24 hours. There are no specials to be had on the Strip.

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      1. re: Eric

        What about the greasy spoon food at The Flamingo in the middle of the night. $1.95 or something like that for steak and eggs or similar type food. The food isn't great or even good, but its 3am, you're drunk and hungry!

      2. Kady's, the coffee shop at the Riviera, has very cheap specials late night, some of which are breakfasty, some dinnery. Very cheap and well, not that great. No steak specials there.

        1. The best late night deals are down on Freemont(Old Downtown LV). My SO and I always hit the Golden Nugget cafe for the Ribeye and Eggs for $8.99 after midnight. Binions has some good specials too.

          1. Skip the Strip for cheap meals.

            If you want a great meal for a song, head where the casino employees all head to - Ellis Island on Korval Ave. behind Bally's. Not only is the food very inexpensive but it is great and the service is efficient and friendly.

            When I was there in January, we spent $13 for dinner for two and the food was well prepared. They also have a few micro-brews and some pretty good BBQ.

            1. And don't forget the Peppermill.

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              1. re: JoeyH

                I second the Peppermill. The portions are huge in the restaurant. They have a limited menu in the lounge, but it's the perfect setting for late night. Try the chocolate chip cookie drink, which is a frozen cocktail with vodka, choc liqueur & ice cream...delish!

                Enjoy!

                1. re: dbug31

                  Third the Peppermill. Throwback coffee shop with pretty good food and a somewhat interesting menu. It's right across the street from where the Stardust stood, iirc (maybe a little further toward Circus Circus).

                  1. re: Itslikeimsayin

                    The Peppermill is just South of the Riviera.....

                    It's kitschy and fun!

              2. Whatever you do, don't get the nasty 99cent hot dog that's really big and long and white.
                it's gross and will make you feel like you're on fear factor.

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                1. re: ceejoi

                  Are you referring to the Slots-a-Fun hot dog? If so, I heartily agree!

                2. I remember the Rio having a steak and eggs special, but it's not on the menu...you have to ask for it. It used to be $5 about 6 or 7 years ago...maybe it's $10 now. There's also the Lift, off strip, and they have a huge porterhouse steak meal for less than $10. For pancakes and diner food,I recommend Blueberry Hill on Flamingo.

                  1. if you are on the strip and do get hungry. i have always liked America at NYNY. it is always a solid meal and the wait is never that bad if you eat at the bar.

                    1. Not sure how up to date this is.

                      http://travel.msn.com/Guides/article....

                      Respectable? Probably not. But I've definitely gotten steak n eggs for $2.99 on the strip, specifically at the Sahara. It's served between 3 and 7 am, I believe, so it's not for everybody, but perfect for my friends and I as we stumble home before sunlight hits. Nothing ruins my Vegas mornings like natural light :)

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                      1. re: MeAndroo

                        I've eaten at Sahara for the late night menu after the 11 p.m. poker tournament and the food isn't bad at that price and if you're right there. Warning the service is usually slow, friendly but slow. Its not really worth it at regular prices. And by all means avoid the buffet.

                        1. re: Jase

                          Oh god yes, avoid the buffet. We staggered in there at 7 am after a night-long bachelor party and STILL were disappointed by the food. Horrible.