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Restaurants – Near Strip

Circus Circus:

Circus Circus may not be the most upscale property, but it certainly has a trump card. It’s Steakhouse, constantly rated one of the top in Vegas, the Steakhouse is definitely a reason to drop into Circus Circus. There are few other food options here outside of fast food. There is a café and the obligatory buffet.

Steak: The Steakhouse – Sunday – Friday 4pm – 10pm. Saturday 4pm – 11pm.

Café: The Garden Grill – Monday – Thursday 4pm – 11pm. Friday & Saturday 4pm – midnight. Sunday 4pm – 11pm.

Buffet: Circus buffet –

Breakfast – 7am – 11am

Lunch 11am – 2pm

Dinner 4:30pm – 10pm.

Quick Bites:Blue Iguana Mexican Express, Pizzeria, Westside Deli, Barista Bagels, Horse A Round snack bar.

Gold Coast:

Considering its proximity to the strip the Gold Coast’s buffet is fantastic value for money, worth dropping in for if you are in the area. There is also a steakhouse and Asian fare is covered by both a noodle restaurant and a Chinese. Looking for something more American? Gold coast has a branch of TGI Fridays.

Steak: Cortez Room – Daily 5pm – 10pm.

Chinese:Ping Pang Pong – Lunch 10am- 3pm. Dinner 5pm – 3am.

Asian: Noodle Exchange – Daily noon – 11pm.

Buffet: Ports O Call

Breakfast – Monday – Saturday – 7am-  10am- $5.99

Lunch – Monday – Saturday – 11am- 3pm – $7.99

Dinner – Prime Rib – Sunday – Thursday – 4pm – 9pm $9.99

Sunday Brunch 8am – 3pm – $10.99

Dinner – Crab legs – Friday – 4pm- 9pm – $24.99

Dinner – steak night – Saturday 4pm – 9pm – $9.99

Quick Bites: TGI Fridays, Red Zone, Subway, Java Vegas Coffee

Hard Rock:

The Hard Rock has a great selection of restaurants, right up there with strip casino offerings. There is a branch of the legendary Japanese restaurant Nobu, as well as an extremely well regarded Mexican Pink Taco (I have eaten there and it was indeed very good). The Steakhouse is cool and Hard Rock also now has a gastropub named Culinary Dropout. Mr Lucky’s café is open 24 hours a day for whatever time you finish on the gaming tables and there is a Chinese restaurant to complete the list.

Steak: 35 steaks and martinis – Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm.

Pub: Culinary Dropout – Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm. Friday 11am – Midnight. Saturday 10am- midnight. Sunday 10:00am- 11:00pm.

Chinese: Fu – Sunday – Thursday 11:30am- 10:30pm. Friday & Saturday – 11:30am – Midnight

24/7 café:  Mr Lucky’s

Japanese: Nobu – Sunday – Thursday – 6pm – 10:30pm. Friday – Saturday 6pm -11pm

Mexican: Pink Taco – Sunday – Thursday 11am- 10pm. Friday & Saturday 11am- late

Quick Bites: Fuel Café, Juice Bar


Hooters is walkable from the strip and offers some cheaper dining establishments as a break from the more pricey strip establishments. Mad Onion serves up Prime Rib for $9.99 and their branch of Hooters (the restaurant) has Wing Wednesdays where you get 10 wings with chips for $8.99. Hooters breakfast is pretty reasonable too. Their pub – Saloon – has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

American: Hooters – 24 hours.

American: Mad Onion – Open 5pm – 11pm

Pub: Saloon

American: Pete and Shorty’s


LVH has a good range of restaurants covering most of the bases. It has both a sushi and Japanese restaurant, as well as a noodle bar, so that is Asian food covered. As with most bit casino properties it has a steakhouse. It also has a gourmet burger restaurant and a buffet for more casual dining. LVH also has a branch of Pizza Hut express.

Steak: TJ’s steakhouse – Daily 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Sushi: Teru Sushi – Daily 5pm – 10:30pm

Japanese: Benihana – Daily 5pm – 10:30pm

Gourmet Burgers: Burger Bistro – Daily 11am – 9pm.

Buffet: The Buffet –

Monday – Friday –

Lunch 11:30am- 2:30pm – $16.99

Dinner – 5pm – 8pm – $21.99

Saturday & Sunday –

Brunch – 8am- 2:30pm – $19.99

Dinner – 5pm – 10pm – $21.99

Asian: 888 noodle bar – Daily 4:30pm – 9pm

Mexican: Vince Neil’s – Daily 5pm – Midnight

Café: Paradise Café- Daily 6am – 2pm. Friday & Saturday – 5pm – 1am in addition to Breakfast/lunch.

Quick Bites: Fortuna coffee, Superbook Deli, Pizza hut express, Perk Place coffee, Ice Cream Shoppe, Chaise’s snack bar.

Palace Station:

Palace station being a station casinos property has a branch of my favourite Vegas 24 hours cafes – Grand Café. Watch out for their current specials, they are very good value for money. It also has an exceptionally good value for money buffet. There is pretty much everything else you might need as well including a Mexican and Irish pub. No steakhouse at this casino.

24/7 café: Grand Café

Buffet: Feast –

Breakfast – Monday – Saturday – 7am – 11am $4.99

Lunch – Monday – Saturday – 11am – 4pm – $6.99

Dinner – nightly – 4pm – 9pm – $7.99

Brunch – Sunday – 7am – 4pm – $8.99

Italian: Pasta Cucina – Sunday – Thursday 4pm – 10pm. Friday and Saturday 4pm – 11pm.

Mexican: Cabo – Sunday – Thursday – 12pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 12pm – 11pm.

Seafood: The Oyster Bar – 24/7

Chinese: Food Express – Daily 11am – 3am

Pub: Jack’s Irish Pub – Sunday – Thursday 9am – 1am, Friday & Saturday 9am – 3am.

Quick Bites: Pizzeria, Starbucks, Johnny Rocket’s, Subway

Palms and Palms Place:

Palms has a clutch of well regarded high end restaurants including N9ne steakhouse and Nove Italian. They don’t come cheap and are priced as their equivalent on the strip, but should be reliable picks for a good meal out. At the cheaper end, Palms buffet is pretty good value and there is a 24 hour café. The Chinese restaurant does some great specials and over in Palms Place Simon has a really fantastic Sunday brunch.

Steak: N9ne steakhouse – Sunday – Thursday – 5:30pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm.

Italian: Nove Italiano – Tuesday – Thursday 6pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 6pm – 11pm.

French: Alize- Daily from 5:30pm.

24/7 café: 24 seven café

Buffet: Bistro –

Breakfast – 8am – 10am –

Lunch 11am – 3pm

Dinner 4pm – 9pm

Sunday Brunch – 8am – 3pm

Chinese: Fortunes – Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm. Friday & Saturday 11am – Midnight

Simon: American – Daily 7am – 10pm.

Quick Bites: Earl of Sandwich, McDonalds, Chocolat, Panda Express, Nathan’s famous hotdogs, Famiglia Pizzeria, Blizz Frozen yoghurt, Chronic Tacos, Coffee bean and tea leaf.


You wont go hungry in Rio there are tonnes of restaurants. For a start there are two buffets. A ‘normal’ buffet and also a higher end one that focuses on seafood. Excitingly there is a new branch of Hash House A Go Go opening here, well worth a trip (the other branches are at The Quad on the strip and The Plaza downtown). Rio has an Indian which is rare for a Vegas casino hotel, so if you need an Indian fix head for Rio. The steakhouse – Voodoo Steak – is up high and has great views out to the strip.

Buffet: Carnival World –

Breakfast – Monday – Friday – 8am – 11am

Lunch – Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm

Dinner Daily – 3pm – 10pm

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday – 8am – 10am

Brunch Saturday & Sunday – 10am – 3pm

Buffet: Village Seafood Buffet –

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

Thursday – Monday – 3:30pm – 9pm

Café: Hash House A Go Go –

Indian: Royal Indian Bistro – Lunch buffet 11am – 3pm. Dinner 5pm – 10:30pm daily.

Italian: Martorano’s – Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Steak: Voodoo Steakhouse – Daily 5pm – 11pm.

Seafood: Buzios – Daily 5pm – 11pm.

Chinese: KJ Dim Sum and Chinese – Daily 10am – 2am

Café: All American Bar and grill – Sunday & Monday – 11am – 6am. Tuesday 11am – 11pm. Wednesday – Saturday – 11am -6am.

Asian: Pho Da nang Vietnamese – Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm. Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am.

Quick Bites: BK Whopper Bar, Sports Deli, Starbucks.


Statosphere’s main restaurant draw is ‘Top Of The World’ the revolving restaurant at the top of the famous tower. It also has a steakhouse, Italianm 24 hour café and a buffet.

Celebrity: Top Of the World – Open for lunch and dinner

Steak: McCall’s heartland grill – Daily 3pm – 11pm.

Italian: Fellini’s restaurant – Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 11pm. Friday & Saturday 5pm – Midnight

24/7 Café: Roxy’s Diner

Buffet: Buffet

Brunch – Monday – Thursday 7am- 2pm. Friday 7am – 4pm.

Champagne Brunch – Saturday & Sunday – 7am – 4pm.

Dinner Saturday- Friday – 4pm – 10pm.

Quick Bites: Tower Pizzeria, Starbucks.


The Orleans:

Plenty of choice for food at The Orleans and all reasonably priced. I can vouch for both the steakhouse (Canal Street) and the prime rib restaurant here (Prime Rib loft). I have eaten in both. The service and food was excellent in both. Elsewhere on the property there is a Mexican, Seafood restaurant and a branch of TGI Fridays. The Orleans’ buffet has very reasonable prices.

Steak: Canal Street – Closed Monday & Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday – 5pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm.

Prime Rib: The Prime Rib Loft- Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm.

Mexican: Coasta Cantina – Sunday – Thursday 4pm – 10pm. Friday & Saturday 4pm – 11pm.

Seafood: Big Al’s Oyster bar – Sunday – Thursday 11am- 10pm. Friday & Saturday – 11am – Midnight

24/7 café: Courtyard Café

Buffet: French market Buffet

Monday – Thursday

Breakfast – 8am – 10am – $7.99

Lunch – 11am- 3pm – $8.99

Dinner – Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi – 4pm- 9pm- $13.99


Breakfast – 8am- 10:00am- $7.99

Lunch – 11am- 3pm – $8.99

Dinner – Prime Rib and Seafood – $19.99

Saturday –

Breakfast featuring champagne 8am – 10am – $8.99

Lunch featuring champagne – 11am – 3pm – $9.99

Dinner – Steak and Shrimp – 4pm – 9pm $15.99

Sunday –

Champagne brunch 8am – 3pm – $11.99

Dinner – Prime Rib and Shrimp – 4pm – 9pm $13.99

Sushi: Koji – Monday – Friday 11am- midnight, Saturday & Sunday 2pm – Midnight

Quick Eats: TGI Fridays, Fuddruckers, Sbarro, Subway, Baskin-Robbins, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Java Vegas Coffee.

The Riviera:

The Riviera doesn’t have tonnes of dining options, but covers the basics. A steakhouse, 24 hour café and a pub. What more do you need?

Steak: R Steak and Seafood – Daily 5pm – 10pm.

24/7 Café: Banana Leaf

Pub: Wicked Vicky Tavern – Sunday – Thursday 6am – Midnight. Friday & Saturday 6am – 2am.

Quick Bites: Angelina’s, Big Burger, Buffalo wings, Cheese Steaks, Indian Masala, La Salsa, Quiznos, Wok Express.

Trump Las Vegas:

Trump Las Vegas’ one restaurant is a high end American eatery worth trying if you are staying here.

American: DJT – Open daily 6:30am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm.

Westin Causarina:

You are covered at any time of the day if you are staying at the Westin with it’s one restaurant that is conveniently open 24 hours a day.

24/7 café: Suede

Quick bites: Starbucks