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Downtown Vegas--famous (good) cheap eats?

SASSYMI2 Jun 6, 2008 11:51 AM

Traveling next week for a week long stay at the Monte Carlo. Being on a budget, always looking for good cheap eats in old downtown Vegas. Being an infrequent visitor, I am aware that some of the downtown casinos have some legendary good deals, but is the food good?

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    Andrew in Alabama RE: SASSYMI2 Jun 8, 2008 10:05 AM

    The most legendary downtown deal, IMO, and the best, is the $.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate downtown. The menu price is actually $1.99 now, but if you show a slot club membership card (it is free to join) the price is still less than $1. They are delicious, IMO.

    The deli sandwiches at Golden Gate are great too.

    For finer dining, Roberta's at the El Cortez is a classic Vegas steakhouse with very reasonable prices.

    I also highly recommend the 777 brewpub at Main Street Station. Microbrews and good pub food.

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      Eric RE: SASSYMI2 Jun 8, 2008 02:57 PM

      Binions has a deli that on the west side of the hotel. Do not go to the snack bar near the table games. The deli has 1/2 pound sandwiches (meaning 1/2 pound of meat). They use Boars Head coldcuts. This includes potato salad and pickle spear for $6.95 (including tax is $7.50). They even can do the sandwich to go. They also have a decnt burger. They claim to buthcher their meat on premises and use sirloin for the burger. The only problem is no fries, only potato salad (why does this remind me of John Belushi?)

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        That Don Guy RE: Eric Jun 13, 2008 12:51 PM

        "why does this remind me of John Belushi?"
        Hint: the deli also serves Pepsi.

        -- Don

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          Eric RE: That Don Guy Jun 13, 2008 02:08 PM

          They recently stopped serving Pepsi and now serve Coke.

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        katie_ladie RE: SASSYMI2 Jun 8, 2008 03:06 PM

        I am also curious about this because I'm often downtown

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          someyoungguyy RE: katie_ladie Jun 9, 2008 01:29 PM

          binion's rocks, I usually go in the basement where the 24/7 coffee shop is, good eats all around, I did go to the snack bar for a pretty decent and expensive burger, fresh meat, but alas no fries.....what's up with that, can't they afford a deep fryer in the joint????

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          katie_ladie RE: SASSYMI2 Jun 11, 2008 05:10 PM

          One of my favorite places down town is called Potato Valley Cafe. The potatoes are packed with fillings and really really delicious. I don't know how they make them so perfectly but i love it!

          Potato Valley Cafe Las Vegas
          801 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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            shamu613 RE: katie_ladie Jun 13, 2008 04:17 PM

            The potatoes are nice and hot, but the fillings are ALL ice cold.

            Terribly disappointing.

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