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Hello Vegas hounds-
I am visiting from DC for the Rock and Roll Half marathon. I am getting in on Thursday night and need some suggestions for lunch and dinner on Friday. I will be staying at New york New York (Thursday) and Luxor for the rest of the weekend. I am happy to walk a bit (since I should be in shape for that kind of distance). I am looking for something distinctive and a spot where I could enjoy people watching and have a fun dining experience alone. I would like to keep it below $40 per meal but no limitations on cuisine. The only restriction is that it has to be a somewhat healthy choice (no steakhouses, burger joints, really fatty meat like foie, lots of white flour, etc). Please help!

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  1. You should be able to get the desired lunch at RM Seafood (downstairs) at Mandalay Bay.
    http://www.rmseafood.com Dinner might strain your budget but the Cioppino is !@$% awesome.
    Wichcraft in the MGM has affordable, for Vegas, creative sandwiches and definitely fits on the "people watching" requirement.

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    RM Seafood
    3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

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    1. re: skaboy

      Thanks for the suggestions. That's wild because I didn't get to check this before I left but the highlight was RM Seafood, happened upon it by accident!

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      RM Seafood
      3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

      1. re: daves_32

        Awesome...you must have recieved the reply via ESP.

        1. re: daves_32

          We were not pleased with RM Seafood - meal was mediocre and service was horrid.

          The run was fun.

          Dinner Sunday night at Craftsteak made up for it.