High-end dining options and celebrity chef restaurants seem to get all the love in Las Vegas. Social media is constantly abuzz with images of fancy meals, smoking cocktails, and gourmet steaks.
While steaks at top-tier restaurants are assuredly fantastic, they are out of the preferred price range of many budget travelers to Vegas.
Lost in the fawning over expensive dinners are normal folks, like me, looking for a steak that’ll do the trick without breaking the bank.
I thought it would be fun to compile a list of mediocrity – A list of cheap steaks that won’t break the bank both on the Strip and downtown. To qualify as “cheap”, steaks need to be offered at a $35 price point or below.
As you’d expect, steak deals are a touch better in downtown Las Vegas than those found on the Strip.
Of course, menus and pricing commonly change. I’ll be sure to link out to each restaurant below so that you can double-check the menu before making the trip!
Cheap Steaks on the Strip
Ocean One: Likely qualifying as the cheapest steak on the Las Vegas Strip, Ocean One offers a marinated skirt steak with cabernet sauce, served with mashed potatoes and veggies as part of their $5.99 lunch menu.
Additionally, a 12 oz. ribeye steak is offered with mashed potatoes and veggies for $24.99 as part of their dinner menu.
La Macelleria at Park MGM: La Macelleria is one of the numerous dining options within Eataly, a collection of shops, restaurants, and bars designed to feel like an Italian street market at Park MGM.
Uniquely, the restaurant allows customers to select their raw steak from a display case and they grill it up in front of you.
I recently ordered their more expensive ribeye (pictured below), however, they serve a flank steak alongside a salad constructed with arugula and Parmigiano Reggiano for $28.
Not only did I find the “grilled in front of you steak experience” to be unique, but it was really quite good! Additionally, the cheesy baked potato (also pictured below) was both flavorful and filling.
Pampas at Planet Hollywood: An all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, Pampas can be found in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. A great value for those that come hungry, their lunch menu will allow you to eat all the steak you can handle for $34.99, and dinner is $62.99.
Cheesecake Factory at Caesars Palace: Although the Cheesecake Factory doesn’t likely come to mind when you are on the hunt for a steak, they do offer a number of steak meals for under $30.
Dick’s Last Resort at Excalibur: Although guests will also need to put up with an onslaught of insults from the staff, Dick’s offers both sirloin and t-bone steak meals at a sub-$35 price point. That price includes both green beans and mashed potatoes.
Prime Burger at Venetian: Although specializing in gourmet burgers, prime burger offers a NY strip steak dinner served with a salad, french fries, onion straws, and sauteed mushrooms for $25.95.
Grand Lux Cafe at Venetian & Palazzo: Served as part of their lunch/dinner menu which runs from 11 am-midnight, Grand Lux offers both a filet and ribeye steak meal at a price of just over $30.
They also serve a grilled steak and eggs meal as part of their breakfast menu for $22.95.
Although the steak isn’t on the late-night menu, Grand Lux is among the few restaurants in Las Vegas open 24 hours.
America at New York New York: If you’re on the hunt for steak and eggs, America at NYNY could be a great option as they offer a grilled New York steak and 2 eggs for $16.50.
A 12 oz. NY strip steak meal is also served at dinner for under $25.
I recently stopped in for the NY Steak and Eggs and thought it was pretty decent for the price.
Pyramid Cafe at Luxor: While there isn’t a steak on their lunch or dinner menu, an inexpensive steak and hashbrowns meal could be yours for around $20. Included are an 8 oz. New York steak and hashbrowns. 2 eggs can be added for an additional $6.
La Salsa Cantina at Planet Hollywood: La Salsa Cantina offers a steak and eggs meal for around $16 and can be found in the Miracle Mile Shops. Included are two eggs and steak served alongside southwest potatoes.
Favorite Bistro at LINQ: Located along the promenade, Favorite Bistro serves a steak & eggs special for under $20 as part of their petit dejeuner menu (breakfast for English speakers), which is offered until 11:30 am daily.
Denny’s: While not unique to Las Vegas, Denny’s offers locations both at Casino Royale and next door to MGM Grand. Steaks on the menu include a sirloin steak entree for under $15 and a t-bone steak meal for under $20.
Ellis Island: One last suggestion is Ellis Island, located a short walk behind Horseshoe. Ellis’ Villiage Pub & Cafe offers a number of inexpensive steak options.
The last time wI stopp in, I ordered the NY steak & fried shrimp which amounted to $16.99.
If stopping in for breakfast give their $8.99 Steak and Eggs Special (which you won’t find on the menu) a shot.
For our money, there is no value better than the affordable steaks at Ellis Island. Do they stack up to high-end restaurant options? Absolutely not. But they are tough to beat for the price.
Related: Looking for cheap prime rib in Vegas? Check out these deals and specials.
Cheap Steaks Downtown Las Vegas
Binion’s Cafe: If stopping in for breakfast, Binion’s Cafe offers a 6 oz. New York steak and eggs meal for $17.99, as well as a 10 oz. rib eye steak and eggs meal for $23.99.
For lunch, Binion’s Cafe also serves a sub $25 rib eye steak meal.
For lunch and dinner, both a 10 oz. Rib Eye and 10 oz. New York sirloin meal are offered at a sub $25 price point and include a salad, vegetable, and choice of potato.
Tony Roma’s at Fremont: Keeping with the trend of cheap steaks on Fremont Street, Tony Roma’s offers an 8 oz top sirloin, 12 oz. New York strip steak, and $12 oz. rib eye for $30 or less.
If you’re looking for a late bite, Tony Roma’s also offers a steak and lobster special for $11.99 from 9 pm – 11 pm daily. All steaks are served with a choice of 2 sides.
While not one of the best steakhouses in Downtown Las Vegas, Tony Romas is among the least expensive.
Freedom Beat at Downtown Grand: Offering a New York steak with vegetables and garlic potatoes for $23, Freedom Beat is a great option, just steps away from the Fremont Street Experience.
In addition to their lunch offering, Freedom Beat also serves a sub-$20 NY steak & eggs meal as part of their brunch menu.
Denny’s in Neonopolis: Serving both a sirloin and t-bone steak meal for under $20, Denny’s qualifies for our rundown of affordable steaks, albeit an unexciting option.
Hopefully, I was able to help you on your quest to find a cheap steak in Las Vegas! While celebrity chefs get all the headlines, quality mid-range options exist both on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.
See also: Check out other cheap places to eat on the Strip, and our rundown of cheap eats downtown. Buffets can also be a great source of value. Here are the cheapest buffets in Vegas on the Strip & downtown.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.