The IBS 2019 Guide to Las Vegas: Restaurant Options

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Las Vegas is a great town for foodies: the culinary options are practically limitless! From buffets to breakfast and celebrity chefs to late-night snacks, you are bound find a restaurant (or two) in Vegas to match what you are craving.

Las Vegas is famously known for their all-you-can-eat buffets. Known as “chuckwagons” in the 1940s, hotels created buffets to entice those who came to Las Vegas for easy divorces and legalized gambling. The price was low, and they were open 24/7.

Today’s buffets, though still a favorite for visitors, are greatly upgraded from those early years.

  • Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace: The majority of the food is prepared right in front of you.
  • The Buffet at Wynn: This buffet features 15 live-action cooking stations and more than 120 “artfully-presented dishes.”
  • Garden Court Buffet: This Victorian décor buffet, located downtown, is affordable and features specialty nights, like Seafood Fridays and Prime Rib & Scampi every Tuesday and Saturday.

24-Hour Breakfasts
Las Vegas has some incredible brunch spots, but what if you are hungry for breakfast food in the middle of the day? Vegas has many all-day breakfast choices, too.

  • The Pantry at The Mirage: This hotspot offers homespun recipes such as fluffy pancakes and hearty omelets, made with the freshest sustainable ingredient.
  • Peppermill Fireside Lounge: Voted Best of Las Vegas many times over, this place serves generous portions of your breakfast favorites 24/7.
  • Northside Café at SLS Las Vegas: The décor is inspired by a classic Las Vegas coffee shop, and breakfast favorites and French-press coffee are always available.

Celebrity Chefs
You can find many world-class and celebrity chefs is Las Vegas—so many, in fact, it’s nearly impossible to choose. Here are a few:

  • Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace: This hot, new restaurant opened in January 2017 and is the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.
  • Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar in the Linq: Sample some of Fieri’s signature dishes with a menu that includes, burgers, tacos and wings.
  • Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace: Opened in early 2018, is this is Giada de Laurentiis’ second restaurant. Her other restaurant, GIADA at the Cromwell, opened in 2014.

Late-Night Eats
Because Las Vegas is a town that never sleeps, it’s only natural to be a little hungry after you’ve caught a show or played a round at TopGolf. Here are a few places to find late-night eats that won’t break your budget.

  • Tacos El Gordo: Four locations in Vegas serve Tijuana-style tacos that are stuffed full of fresh ingredients right in front of you.
  • Grand Lux Café: Both locations—one in the Venetian (open 24 hours) and the other in the Palazzo (open late)—offer global cuisine, casual dining.
  • Evel Pie: Named for the famous daredevil, Evel Knievel, this spot offers a menu of specialty pizzas until 2:00 AM daily.

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