Your Guide To The Best Eateries In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, the capital city of Nevada, is one of the most fun and populated cities in the US.  Lauded for its nightlife, restaurants and of course, gambling, Las Vegas is a place, where people from all over the world flock to spend some vacation time, to relax and try their luck at the casinos.

Also known as the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is full of live music, shows and nightclubs as well as museums and theatres. It's not just gambling.  However, no matter why you go to Las Vegas, you will enjoy the bright lights and unique people and will be keen to enjoy the fun as soon as possible.  If you are early to check in your hotel or if you get weighed down by shopping bags while exploring the strip, leave your stuff at a bag storage locker in Las Vegas for safekeeping then go and grab a bite to eat, before the fun starts.

So time for food! You’ll work up an appetite pretty quickly walking the four-mile Las Vegas strip and there is a myriad of choices on where to eat so you may be wondering where do you actually go to get the best food.  Which are the finest restaurants, which fast food is the best and where should you go to eat breakfast? So, I've made this guide to some of the best eateries in Las Vegas to help you on your quest. 

I've only hit the tip of the iceberg, and this is a mix of some I have personally eaten in and some recommended to me and from various Las Vegas food guides.  So read on, and let me know if you have any to personally recommend.

Moderate And Fine Dining Establishments

Bazaar Meat

Bazaar Meat by Michelin star chef Jose Andres is a real treat to visit for the stunning d├ęcor and amazing food. Try a tasting menu or one of the specialities like cotton candy foie gras, wagyu beef ribeye, suckling pig, or rack of lamb. Voted ' Best Restaurant In Nevada'' by Business Insider, it will be a memorable meal but make sure you bring a packed wallet, it isn't cheap!

Buddy V's

Buddy V's in Las Vegas is a home-style Italian restaurant in the Venetian Hotel. You may recognise the name as Buddy V is the 'Cake Boss' on TV in the US. With delicious pizzas and pasta, I can highly recommend the Mother-In-Law's shrimp scampi pictured above which was excellent. In fact better than my mother-in-law's but don't tell her!

Wolfgang Puck

Have dinner made by one of the most famous chefs in the USA. Wolfgang Puck has several locations in Vegas and they all have different menus. Try the lamb rack, filet mignon, Cote de Boeuf rib steak, or Kobe beef strip steak. The king salmon and wild bass are also highly praised. They also offer private dining for groups. We really like the branch at the MGM Hotel.

Eating on the Cheap

Panda Express 

Panda Express is a chain with a number of locations on the Las Vegas Strip that serve American Chinese food. Known for their orange chicken and beef with broccoli you can always guarantee you will get reasonably priced delicious takeaway food at their strip locations, and that's something to consider as Las Vegas can be a pricey destination! 

RAKU Grill

If you want awesome sushi without breaking the bank, RAKU Grill has dishes for under $3. And everything is served as a work of art whether it is just a few dollars or over $20. The teriyaki pork rib is mouthwatering, but you should try the apple-marinated lamb chop. You can sample several since they are so cheap.


With a 10-page menu, you are sure to find something you like at Peppermill. Have a drink at the bar featured in the film Casino, and play the slots while you wait for your meal or relax in the cosy booths vibrant with blue and pink lighting. Get a burger 12 ways or try one of their five steak choices. They also have ribs, seafood, and breakfast food.

Grabbing Grub on the Go


Tacos El Gordo

You may have to stand in line if you go at lunch or dinner time, but even the locals know this is where to go for tacos, but they have more than just tacos. Since 1972, Tacos El Gordo has been serving Vegas delicious Mexican food. You can get mulas, tostadas, suadero, sopes, quesadillas, and even fries. There are a number of locations in Vegas, one close to the Wynn Hotel.

Istanbul Mediterranean Shop

Right on the strip, this Istanbul Mediterranean kiosk is always teeming with tourists as well as locals. Grab a beef and lamb gyro with tahini sauce, red chilli, or white Tzatziki sauce, or chicken shawarma wrapped in warm pita and fresh veggies. Add some fries, onion rings, hummus, or mozzarella sticks too.


You won’t need a bowl or plate to eat at Jaburritos at the Linq promenade. Let them roll you a sushi burrito for that Mexican-Japanese meal on the go. Try the Waikiki with chicken, corn, and beans doused in queso and mango teriyaki. And the Long Beach is amazing with tuna, shrimp, and crab covered in eel sauce and chipotle mayo.

Breakfast All Day



If you want to grab a simple Italian breakfast of a cappuccino, 
croissant, breakfast panini or other pastry then you can do no wrong with Eataly. Based in the Park MGM, Eataly is an Italian food court with a wide choice of Italian scrumptious Italian items. It's also a good stop for some pasta or pizza later in the day.

Johnny C’s Diner

For bacon and eggs all day, try Johnny C’s Diner. Not only do they serve breakfast all day, but it is delicious too. And the quaint 50’s style black checkered floors, red and chrome stools, and real jukebox make it so authentic. They also have burgers, fries, and other diner food for those who don’t want breakfast.

The Egg & I

This place has won awards for its eggs so you should try them if you like breakfast food, and with their eight-page menu, there are a lot of choices! Besides eggs, you can get crepes, hash, waffles, or wraps. Or try their famous gumbolaya (gumbo + jambalaya). And the banana bread French toast is amazing. Being in the top 30 of restaurants out of over 3500 in Las Vegas on Tripadvisor, it's one place worth checking out for sure.
Desserts in the Desert

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Bar

Black Tap may serve burgers, steaks, and seafood but most people go there for their renowned crazy shakes. The Cake Shake is a cake batter shake topped with sprinkles with an entire piece of cake on top. The SweetNSalty is a peanut butter shake with M & M’s, peanut butter cups, a sugar daddy, pretzel rods, and whipped cream.

Mora Iced Creamery

When you get ice cream from Mora’s, you are getting the very best. You can watch them peel the fruit, chop the mint, and melt the cocoa for their unique and amazing flavours. They have over a dozen like warming cardamom, mango sorbet, and Frutti di Bosco sorbet with blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Donut Bar

Donuts are not just for breakfast anymore. Donut Bar has over 50 varieties like the frosted unicorn, mermaid, lemon pistachio, butterbeer, and even a few vegan choices. Get a Big Poppa Tart with a pop tart baked inside a donut with sprinkles and frosting. Or try the Homer (named after a certain cartoon character), with cake batter glaze and sprinkles.

In conclusion, there are many places to eat in Las Vegas, and I hope a guide like this has helped you find some favourites. I even left some of my favourites out like Mon Ami Gabi (see the steak above) as I couldn't fit them all in!

A lot of restaurants have several locations because they are so popular. One thing about Las Vegas, it is a year-round destination and is warm all the time so there is no real “busy season", it can be busy all year around.  I'd recommend trying eating at irregular times to beat the breakfast, lunch, and dinner crowds, and definitely avoiding all the main US holidays if you can.

Let me know, do you have a favourite Las Vegas restaurant?


  1. Hell's Kitchen is one I want to go to when I visit next