"Be a traveler, don't be a tourist." Anthony Bourdain

As we’ve said elsewhere on LasVegasForBeginners.net, we’re not foodies – but we do want to enjoy our meals while we’re on vacation. While $20 - $30 a day might not seem cheap, Las Vegas can be a bit expensive if you’re not careful. All that fine dining you see advertised comes at a price. This list is for a three-meal-a-day eater, if you eat twice a day (some folks will skip breakfast or lunch) you can definitely do this. We also figure water as your meal drink, since your drink can really jump up the price of a non-buffet meal. For instance, some of the early morning breakfasts will double in price if you add an orange juice to the meal. Also, we have not figured fast foods in our mix, since you can probably get any fast food in your hometown that you can find in Las Vegas.

To that end, we’ve prepared this cheat sheet to help you plan out your meals to keep some cash in your pocket. Most any mix of Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner should keep you in the $20 - $30 range, but be sure and check the menu before ordering. Some items are so called off-menu, you just need to inquire about them when you order. You may also go to each of the restaurant's websites and check the menu before your trip.

Lastly, combine this listing with the Happy Hour deals under the “Saving Money” tab on LasVegasForBeginners.net and you’ll have a selection that will surely please your taste buds all day.

Breakfast:

South Point’s Coronado Café - Graveyard specials - Midnight to 6:00 a.m. - $2.95 - $4.95 special, on the last page of the menu. Guests must be 21 & over.

South Point Garden Buffet - $8.95 w/Players Club discount and includes bottomless Bloody Marys on Mondays - Fridays 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.

Stations Casino's Buffet Special – See “Players Club Specials” under the “Dining Deals Tab” $4.99 - $6.99 w/Players Card (Price dependent on which casino you’re at.) Or use the link to see all Stations pricing.

Silverton - Sundance Grill Late Night Specials – Off-menu. A$2.95/$4.00/$5.00/$6.00 specials. Served Midnight to 5:00 A.M.

La Salsa Cantina - Miracle Mile - $3.99 Breakfast 8:00 A.M. - Noon. Not on their menu, but you'll find it on a lighted menu board when you get there.

Aloha Las Vegas - Cheeseburgerland - Miracle Mile - $5.99 Breakfast Special with 2 Eggs, Hashbrowns, Bacon or Ham or Sausage, & Toast. They also offer All You Can Eat Pancakes (no price quoted, just ask) & $3.99 Bloody Marys during Breakfast Hours only. They have also come out with a $7.99 Breakfast Buffet on Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Copper Whisk Cafe - Orleans Casino $10.99 Deuces Wild Breakfast with 2 Eggs Any Style, 2 Bacon Strips, 2 Sausage Links, 2 Slices of French Toast and Has Browns. 6:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Firelight Buffet - Sam's Town $5.99 /B Connected Card, Monday - Saturday 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Lunch:

Metro Pizza (all locations except Ellis Island) - Off-Menu Special - Monday - Thursday 1/2 price special 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Stations Casino's Buffet Special – See “Players Club Specials” under the “Dining Deals Tab” $6.99 - $8.99 w/Players Card (Price dependent on which casino you’re at.) Or use the link to see all Stations pricing.

South Point - Coronado Cafe - Daily Specials - 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. - $7.95 (Two choices per day Monday -Saturday), 1st page of the menu.
South Point – Sports Book – You'll find this deal at the hot dog cart and is available from 10:00 a.m. until they close the cart around 5:00 P.M. You can purchase an all-beef dog with sauerkraut, onions, relish for only 75 cents.
South Point Garden Buffet - $9.95 w/Players Club discount Mondays - Fridays 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Silverton - Season's Buffet - $9.99 w/Rewards Card Monday-Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Thursdays are Buy 1, Get 1 Buffets (or get a single buffet for 50% off) with Rewards Card. Mondays are 50% off for Senior Club 50+ members (with valid photo ID and proper Reward Card tag).

Firelight Buffet - Sam's Town $7.99 w/B Connected Card 11-3 M-S

Pizza Rock - Across from the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. Happy Hour 3-5-7 Menu. Monday - Friday 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pizza Rock Meatballs $3.00 (3 per order, $1 add on) $5.00 Calamari Fritti, or Garlic Bread or 1 (one) topping Personal Pizza. or $7 personal size pizza.

Dinner:

Ellis Island Steak Special - Off-menu special - $7.99 steak dinner. You must play $1 through a machine and print out a coupon to get the deal. But, the coupon can also be used for Café meal or BBQ. This special is available 24 hours a day.

McMullen's - Happy Hour Specials (under the "Starters" section of their menu) - 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M., excellent Irish food. Look for "HH" next to the specials.

Stations Casino's Buffet Special – See “Players Club Specials” under the “Dining Deals Tab” $7.99 - $13.99 w/Players Card (Price dependent on which casino you’re at.) Or use the link to see all Stations pricing.

The Pub @ Monte Carlo has Happy Hour Specials from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Monday to Friday. $3 off all draft beers and $3-$6 Food & Drink Specials (excluding holidays & special events).

Mr. Lucky's 24/7 @ Hard Rock Hotel – All Day – Off-menu special you must ask for - $7.77 Special (also called “The Gambler's Special”) This special consists of a small steak, three grilled shrimp, a choice of potato or broccoli and a salad.

Silverton - Season's Buffet - Mondays are 50% off for Senior Club 50+ members (with valid photo ID and proper Reward Card tag).

South Point - Coronado Café - Daily Specials - 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. - $7.95 (Two choices per day Monday –Saturday), 1st page of the menu.

Sam's Town - Firelight Buffet - $9.99 S-T (Prime Rib Dinner) w/B Connected Card (their Players Club Card).