Budget Bites on the Strip
Dining out on the Strip can be theatrical, too, with stylized restaurants that cost as much as a mortgage payment. For affordable eats, try Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, with locales inside Fashion Show and the Grand Canal Shoppes. This faithful offshoot of the beloved Brooklyn parlor offers pies that can feed a family of four for $20. Shake Shack, another Big Apple–born phenomenon, turns out burgers, shakes, and fries at the base of New York-New York.
No style of dining better embodies the generous local ethos than the all-you-can-eat buffet. And no buffet is a better value than the Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon. For $28, weekday brunch brings a spread of nearly everything you can imagine, and more shrimp cocktail than you could ever want.
Rather than spend a fortune on one high-end dinner, join Lip Smacking Foodie Tours' Afternoon Culinary Adventures ($125) and try signature dishes at Momofuku, Wolfgang Puck's Cucina, and other marquee restaurants.