Eating in vegas

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  1. dreamin_disney

    dreamin_disney DIS Veteran

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    need some input on these places. We are on a budget. 2A 1 C (dd10)

    Ellis island
    orleans buffet
    cheesecake factory

    any other places???

    i found a buy one get one free coupon for nathans hotdogs

    we will arrive sunday not sure what time but check in is at 4pm, then Moday will be all day, sunday we will leave by check out i think 11am

    BTW we are in CA san Bernardino county
     
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  3. jlima

    jlima Beep Beep!

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    Ellis Island is off the strip, on Koval, behind Bally's. It is known for karaoke; and also a $7 steak dinner that's not on the restaurant menu. There is a microbrewery on property also.

    The Orleans Buffet is better than most. They always have crawfish and shrimp at dinner. Check their website for buffet prices; they charge more on Fridays for their seafood night; and they also have a steak night that costs more and maybe one more special a week.

    The Cheesecake Factory is at The Forum Shops at Caesars. It is ALL the way in the back, as far from the street as you can get. It is usually always busy, so expect to wait for a table, no matter when you go. It is right behind the aquarium where they have a fountain show every hour; if you sit in their patio area it can get loud. They have an incredible menu and are knows for dishes such as jambalaya pasta. You can get something as inexpensive as a grilled cheese sandwich for $6 or steak or prime rib for $30+. However, if you are a fan of The Cheesecake Factory, you may want to try the Grand Lux Cafe at either The Venetian and The Palazzo; it is owned by Cheesecake Factory but has a similar menu with some different dishes and I think it's nicer. DH likes the Sunday Night Pasta. I haven't been to the one at The Palazzo yet, but the one at The Venetian is really nice.

    If you are on a budget, I recommend Ellis Island.

    FYI - the coffee shop at the Hard Rock (Mr Lucky's) also has a steak special that isn't on the menu for $7.77
     
  4. dreamin_disney

    dreamin_disney DIS Veteran

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    Thank your for the info
     
  5. lecach

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    We LOVE Ellis Island. We go there at least once every trip for the $6.99 steak dinner. Also, on the paper placemat there is usually a $5 match play coupon to use in the casino.
     
  6. oc_tony

    oc_tony <font color=darkorchid>Work hard and be nice!<br><

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    Ellis Island is awesome. It is what coffee shop food should cost.
     
  7. Dizneydaz

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    We just stopped by The Orleans on Wed. on the way home from SLC (via Zion) DD9 wanted a break and loves to play in the kid's play area ($6/hour) and we were going to eat at the buffet. Unfortunately, it was All You Can Eat Steak Night and it was $15.99. I asked about kid's pricing and I was told at 9 y/o she would be full price. Yikes! :scared1: She's not that big of an eater. I asked what age they discounted and she said 4-7. If you get one of their Club cards you will save $2. I don't think that inc. little ones though? I think the regular buffet was either $11.99 or $13.99.
    We've had the buffet ona previous trip and remember that is was okay.

    I wished we had gotten there before 4 then we could have had lunch at $7.99 each. (we arrived about 4:30). We ended up eating the in (new) food court and Sbarro-the Stromboli was pretty good. DD had pizza.

    I love the buffet at Paris but is is one of the pricier ones. :)

    We stopped on the way to SLC at Buffalo Bill's at Primm and had a horrible buffet. It was seafood night ($11.99) and we didn't have a BOGO free coupon. It was only worth about $6/each! :rotfl2: Almost all of the hot food was cold. The only good things were the green salad (very fresh ) and the desserts-esp. the chocolate and coconut pies. We won't every stop at BB again, after that experience! :scared1:

    My rec. to save $$ would be to do the lunch buffet esp. since your DD10 will be charged full price. Have fun!
     
  8. woody73

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    That's almost as bad as Disneyland, where a 10 year old requires an adult ticket.

    Woody
     
  9. Dizneydaz

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    I couldn't agree more.:goodvibes However this Sept when she turns 10 we'll be at WDW and she'll be an adult there which works out great since we are going during free DDP and she'll now get an adult meal. I wouldn't be so happy though if I had to pay for it.

    I hadn't thought about the ticket prices for DLand-we have AP and there is no price difference for kids vs. adults. Everyone pays the same. :confused3
     
  10. Crazy4Disney06

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    Many of the casinos on the strip have a special where you can pay one price (between $19.99 and $29.00 at most) and get a pass where you can eat at the buffet as many times in that day as you want. We tried it at the Excalibur in April and it really was a good deal if you plan to be around the same casino a lot in your day. It really is a myth that you can eat on little money in Vegas....at least from our experiences on the strip anyhow.
     
  11. Dizneydaz

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    The Orleans has that too. I think it was about $25 (maybe $28??)
     
  12. kaytieeldr

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    And you can probably feed two people with one sandwich, or three people with two (money-saving tip). Another place this works - if they'll let you, I'm not sure - is Hash House-a-Go-Go on West Tropicana. The plates are platter-sized, and full!.
     
  13. Stacerita

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    Here are some pics from Hash House a Go Go

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  14. kaytieeldr

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    Doh! Breakfast! I didn't even think about breakfast! Those look really tempting, Stacyrita - and I'm not even hungry! Thanks ;)
     

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